Monday, March 13, 2017

Monday 13th March 2017 - Number 1171

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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 13th March

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1670 - Baptism: Alice LAWES-2746, Bamburgh Northumberland UK

1788 - Birth: Sarah Ann LAWS-3515, Hevingham Norfolk UK

1808 - Christen: Henry LAWS-5184, Littleport Cambridgeshire UK

1824 - Birth: Robert LAWS (Illegitimate) -31694, Fincham Norfolk UK

1844 - Baptism: Alexander Robert John LAWS (Greengrocer & Master Lighterman) -4215, 
          St.George in the East Middlesex UK (St John Eastbank)

1859 - Birth: Walter LAWS (Gardener) -35974, Sproughton Suffolk UK

1868 - Birth: Viola LAWS-25137, Crown Point, Lake Co IN USA

1870 - Baptism: Ellen Ann LAWES (Scholar) -10183, Booton Norfolk UK

1878 - Birth: Edwin Lawson LAWS (Wholesale Grocer & Provisions Mcht)) -17319, Newington Surrey UK

1882 - Birth: Lester Leo LAWS-36381, 

1892 - Birth: Herbert Thomas LAWES (RN K25750) -24469, Westbury WIL

1895 - Birth: Susie Elizabeth LAWS-19576, 

1896 - Birth: Horace Herbert LAWS  (ARMY 23891 former Ag Lab) -15227, Littleport                         Cambridgeshire UK

1898 - Baptism: Alfred Henry LAWES-32561, Coombe Bissett Wiltshire UK

1899 - Birth: Reginald  LAWS (Plasterer)-43908, 

1912 - Birth: Charles Henry LAWS (Engineers Shop Clerk) -31640, 

1915 - Birth: William  LAWS (Coal Haulage Underground)-42693, 

1882 - Marriage: William Charles FAUX (Jobbing Gardener) -8677 and Albertina LAWS 
          (Cook & Spinster) -6763, Hainford Norfolk UK

1909 - Marriage: Bertram LAWS (ARMY 5895) -26105 and Jane SHANKLIN-20073, 
          Pembroke Pembrokeshire UK

1910 - Marriage: Arthur COLDWELL-41093 and Gertrude LAWS-41094, 
          Elland Cum Greetland West Yorkshire UK

1912 - Marriage: Joseph Ewart MOORE-17428 and Louisa LAWS-17427, 
          Winnipeg SK CANADA

1937 - Marriage: Walter Thomas DELMENICO-3288 and Muriel Doris LAWS-3262, 

DEATHS burials etc
1814 - Death: John LAWS-10915, Beetley Norfolk UK

1866 - Death: Frederick Walter LAWS-6291, Great Yarmouth Norfolk UK

1869 - Admon: Mary Ann LAWS (Spinster) -7790, 

1895 - Burial: William A LAWES-30113, Brandiston Norfolk UK

1912 - Death: George Frederick LAWS (R F A) -15382,

1931 - Death: Lucy R LAWS- (Unmarried) 30640, Mercer Co KY USA

1931 - Death: Arthur LAWS (Motor Tyre Repairer) -18049, North Harrow Middlesex UK

1964 - Death: Cecil Norman LAWES-24568, Auburn NSW AUSTRALIA

1964 - Death: Archibald Centenial LAWS-14692, Burwood, NSW AUSTRALIA

1984 - Burial: Reuben LAWS-27360, Shepparton VIC AUSTRALIA (Pine Lodge Cemetery                 (Banksia Lea site 344)

2005 - Death: Deborah Ann  LAWS (Midwife)-35582, 

2015 - Cremation: Stanley Eric LAWS-41808, Ipswich Suffolk UK


1835 - Residence: John Dalby LUSTY- (Mariner/Waterman) 29110, Limehouse Middlesex UK

1915 - Enlistment: Joseph LAWS (ARMY Private 66036/ 15573) -28845, Shirehampton                         (Avonmouth) GLS UK

1918 - Enlistment: Ernest Eugene LAWS (Hon Captain in Canadian Army - RC Chaplain)                -21606, City of London

1918 - Residence: Charles Vincent LAWS-21596, Petersham NSW AUSTRALIA

1920 - Residence: Daniel Falls BELDEN-18255, NYC NY USA

1940 - Retirement: William Hall LAWS (Lt Cmdr RN)-36614, 


1877 - Birth: Martin Gaither HALL-35791, NC USA

1904 - Birth: Annie B M CHALMERS-37378, 

1909 - Birth: Kathleen WILSON (Waitress) -3033, 

1919 - Birth: Eileen CONNAH-22641, Salford Lancashire UK


1917 - Death: Josiah MCGREGOR-43506, Upper Norwood Surrey UK

1917 - Burial: Lilla BYE-6993, 

1995 - Death: Janet Ellen BOLAND-12568, Kingswood  NSW AUSTRALIA

2003 - Death: Dorothy Phyllis Pearce JONES-14647, Kempsey NSW AUSTRALIA

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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