Friday, March 10, 2017

Friday 10th March 2017- Number 1168

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Dear Ancestor,-
Your tombstone stands amongst the rest, neglected and alone
The names and dates are chiselled out on polished marble stone
It reaches out to all who care, it is too late to mourn
You did not know that I exist, you died and I was born
Yet each of us are cells of you, in flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse entirely not our own

Dear Ancestor, 
The place you filled one hundred years ago
Spreads out amongst the ones you left who would have loved you so,
I wonder if you lived and loved, I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot, and come to visit you. 

I am a native of Freeland Oxfordshire but spent my teens in London, I am an under-graduate of The Open University, retired from military logistics after 32 years, a genealogist for 40+ years and currently Pathwarden Records Administrator (volunteer) in East Lothian Scotland, the membership secretary of The Clan MacLaren Society and a family man. 
My wife (Lorna ) and I have one daughter (Hannah), a graduate of The University of St Andrews in Scotland and an undergraduate of Academy of Art University in  San Francisco, CA USA
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Family Events from our database for today 10th March

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1662 - Birth: Margaret LAWES-1310, Quethiock Cornwall UK

1806 - Birth: James LAWS (Butcher) -3360, East Dereham Norfolk UK

1820 - Christen: Sarah LAWS (Servant / Spr) -7608, Egton North Yorkshire UK

1827 - Birth: John LAWS-11880, Hevingham Norfolk UK

1833 - Baptism: Mary Ann LAWS-7230, Stepney Middlesex UK

1841 - Birth: Margaret LAWS-22791, 

1850 - Birth: Emma LAWS (Widow)-44868, 

1850 - Birth: Rose Ann LAWS-4916, Norwich Norfolk UK

1853 - Birth: Robert LAWS-13817, Weeting with Bromhill Norfolk UK(St Mary & All Saints)

1858 - Birth: Vincent William LAWS-19524, Ripley IN USA

1863 - Birth: William LAWS (Ag Lab) -11590, Litcham Norfolk UK

1883 - Birth: George J LAWS (Structural Engineers Labourer) -43885, 

1888 - Birth: John  LAWS (Coal Mine Storeman Underground)-42681, 

1888 - Birth: John LAWS-24709, Tunstall Durham UK

1891 - Birth: Ernest H  LAWS (Watch & Clock repairer)-42352, 

1896 - Birth: William LAWS(PFC US Army) 16510, 

1903 - Birth: Spencer Blackburn LAWS-35787, Wilkes Co NC USA

1909 - Birth: Harold Arthur William LAWS (Ag Lab)-34181, Normoor, Chatteris CAM UK

1909 - Birth: George Kenneth LAWS-31865, Wolverhampton Staffordshire UK

1910 - Birth: Love J LAWS (PFC US Air Force) -16775, 

1912 - Birth: Arthur LAWS (Coal Hewer) -44368, 

1914 - Birth: Joseph LAWS (Labourer) -44631, 

1917 - Birth: Desmond LAWES-30103, Upwell Norfolk UK

1918 - Birth: Kathleen M LAWES-33390, Totnes DEV UK

1919 - Birth: Millicent Ivy LAWS-21642, Hammersmith Middlesex UK


1881 - Marriage: John L HARRIS-38387 and Sarah LAWS-38385, Jack Co Texas USA

1888 - Marriage: Thomas Joseph LAWES (House Painter) -29849 and Louisa Ann Brown                   WORTS-29850, Plumstead Kent UK

DEATHS burials etc
1898 - Death: Mary LAWS-14502, Egton North Yorkshire UK

1902 - Burial: Susannah LAWS-28123, Stockton-On-Tees Durham UK

1904 - Burial: Jessie Ellen F LAWES-32609, Twickenham Middlesex UK

1906 - Death: William LAWS (Grocer & Genl Mcht) -3121, Alston Cumberland UK

1908 - Death: Richard Dwight LAWS (University Administrator ) -17983, 

1934 - Death: John LAWS-30639, Jackson, Jasper Co MO USA

1940 - Death: Louise LAWS-19265, Los Angeles CA USA

1944 - Death: Edward George LAWS (Postman 1st Class) -6991, Millbrook Cornwall UK

1944 - Death: Charles LAWS (Surveyor (Retired) -4555, Herne Hill Surrey UK

1946 - Death: Helen Mary LAWS-3703, Grafton NSW AUSTRALIA

1962 - Death: Albert LAWS-39328, Poulton le Fyde LAN UK

1975 - Death: Charles Bailey LAWS-19512, 

1994 - Death: Carlton John LAWS  (PFC US Marine Corps) -16656, 

1994 - Death: Jessie Charlotte LAWS-11514, Surfers Paradise, QLD Australia

1959 - Arrival: Basil Derwin LAWS (Missionary)-25914, & his wife Evelyn - 43192 at Liverpool           Lancashire UK

1840 - Birth: Margaret DODDS-6510, West Auckland Durham UK

1859 - Birth: Alfred PARNELL-26338, Foulden Norfolk UK

1864 - Birth: Edith Jessie WATSON-1151, Dilham Norfolk UK

1904 - Birth: Tom CHARTERS-27672, Wortley West Yorkshire UK


1839 - Death: Anne AUSTEN-9529, Dymchurch Kent UK

1869 - Burial: Elizabeth AGNEW-11895, Stoke Newington Middlesex UK

1883 - Burial: Sarah BLOFIELD-733, 

1916 - Burial: Mary Elizabeth  ROWELL (Lace Milliner)-7224, Efford Devonshire UK
           My paternal grandmother's maternal grandmother)

1919 - Death: Ellen Charlotte PEAKE-304, Pulham Market Norfolk UK

1982 - Death: Edna RICHARDSON (Cleaner/Barmaid) -28420, Ryhope Durham UK

1986 - Death: Amelia M WALTON-35373, 

1992 - Death: Paul NAVARRO-36980, San Mateo CA USA

Lord, help me dig into the past
and sift the sands of time
That I might find the roots that made
This family tree of mine

Lord, help me trace the ancient roads,
On which my father's trod
And led them through so many lands
To find our present sod.

Lord, help me find an ancient book
Or dusty manuscript,
Thats's safely hidden now away
In some forgotten crypt

Lord, let it bridge the gap that haunts
My soul, when I can't find
The missing link between some name
That ends the same as mine


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