Friday, March 17, 2017

Friday 17 March 2017 - Number 1175 St Patricks Day

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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 17th March

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1756 - Baptism: John LAWES-23834, Bower Chalke Wiltshire UK

1791 - Birth: John LAWS-11875, 

1791 - Birth: John LAWS-10791, Hevingham Norfolk UK

1792 - Birth: Samuel LAWS- (Journeyman Brewer) 24980, Ditchingham Norfolk UK

1819 - Christen: John LAWS-6833, Strood Kent UK

1825 - Birth: Harry James LAWES (Commercial Traveller) -259, Kentish Town Middlesex UK

1835 - Birth: William LAWS (Errand Boy) -8505, Norwich Norfolk UK

1846 - Christen: Elizabeth Dyball LAWS-8021, Stepney Middlesex UK

1861 - Birth: George LAWS (Railway Porter) -15964, East Stoke Dorset UK

1861 - Birth: Jemima LAWES-11890, 

1861 - Birth: Henry S LAWS (Omnibus Driver) -6183, St Pancras Middlesex UK

1863 - Birth: Edith S LAWS-44672, 

1876 - Birth: George William LAWS (Brick Setter)-3098, Doddington Cambridgeshire UK

1896 - Birth: William G LAWS (Civil Servant in Ministry of Labour) -44633,

1896 - Birth: William Grover LAWS (Boot Trade Machinist) -32431, Walworth Surrey UK

1899 - Birth: Alice LAWS-43869,
1900 - Birth: Mildred L LAWS-20748, 

1907 - Birth: Norman LAWS(Colliery General Blacksmith (Above) Conveyor Attendant                     Below Ground) 44397, 

1909 - Birth: Eric J  LAWS (Coal Hoist Labourer)-34183, Chatteris Cambridgeshire UK

1917 - Birth: Margery Frances Louisa LAWS (Postal Clerk)-40859, Southampton Hampshire               UK

1774 - Marriage: William LAWS-3667 and Judith SPRAKE-3677, Billerica, Middlesex Co. MA            USA

1877 - Marriage: Frederick William LAWES-24549 and Sarah Ann HOWARD-24550, Goulburn            NSW AUSTRALIA

DEATHS burials etc
1844 - Burial: Thomas LAWES-28043, Ewer Common Hampshire UK

1857 - Death: William Willoughby LAWS-37214, At Sea

1857 - Death: William N LAWS (HCM Mate) -36539, Ship "Gnegis Khan" in London.

1894 - Death: Benjamin Wilson  LAWS- (Commercial Traveller)4451, Darlington Durham UK

1919 - Burial: Edward LAWS (Farmer 440 Acres 13 labs 6 boys) -5304, Longfleet Dorset UK

1920 - Death: Henry LAWS-8672, Glaisdale North Yorkshire UK

1946 - Death: Frances Mary Louisa LAWES(Spinster) 1656, Bristol Gloucestershire UK

1947 - Death: Clyde Charlie LAWS (Captain US Navy 17935) -16668, San Francisco CA USA

1947 - Death: Ernest Albert LAWS-11497, Brisbane QLD AUSTRALIA

1951 - Death: Jesse LAWES-39114, Wokingham BRK UK but resided at Reading Berkshire UK

1917 - Residence: William Thomas LAWS- (Electric Storekeeper - Canadian Army Private)                 30377, Montrose ANS UK

1917 - Residence: Henrietta STEWART-30370, Montrose ANS UK


1705 - Birth: John MORGAN-35422, Essex Co. VA UK

1851 - Birth: John STRATTON-17778, Leadgate DUR UK

1861 - Birth: Alice Mary Jane LOFTUS-8625, St Saviours Isle, St Helier CHI

1899 - Birth: May Ann BRANT- (Supervisor) 7220, Tottenham Middlesex UK

          My Maternal Grandmother)


1842 - Burial: Robert SHADFORTH-23928, West Hartlepool Durham UK

1897 - Birth: Morley Holland COOPER-39304, Manchester Lancashire UK

1987 - Death: Edward Albert CLARRICOATS-30449, Layer Breton ESS UK

2001 - Death: Mayabelle Rosabelle DEVLIN-34653, Peterborough ONT CANADA

2003 - Death: Ronald Kelvin MCLAWS-38701, Brisbane QLD AUSTRALIA

2009 - Burial: Madelaine Alice HOPE-33135, Sevenoaks Kent UK

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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