Monday, March 20, 2017

Monday 20th March 2017 - Number 1178

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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 20th March

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1754 - Baptism: George LAWES-23832, Bower Chalke Wiltshire UK

1839 - Birth: William LAWS (Grocer / Innkeeper / Coal Merchant) -6976, Chertsey Surrey UK

1852 - Birth: Susan LAWS-29145, CITY OF LONDON

1865 - Birth: Ruth LAWS (Spinster) -3560, Sleekburn Northumberland UK

1871 - Birth: Alfred  LAWS (Prudential Agent)-5915, Litcham Norfolk UK

1884 - Birth: Rex William LAWS-19383, CA USA

1891 - Birth: Jane Elizabeth Fanny LAWS-25347, Laidley QLD AUSTRALIA

1897 - Birth: Frederick John LAWS (Retired Merchant Seaman) (RN J50923) -15654, 
          Aylsham Norfolk UK

1899 - Birth: Edith Laura W LAWS-38893, 

1899 - Birth: Charles William Kipling LAWS (Butchers Company Director) -28785,                             Camberwell Surrey UK

1906 - Birth: Albert LAWS (Clerk Middlesex County Council Taxes) -43597, 

1913 - Birth: Lucious Cubye LAWS Jnnior, (Dickey Clay Company) -20428, Texarkana, 
          Bowie Co Texas USA

1914 - Birth: James Robert LAWS (Plumber & Domestic0 Engineer -38214, 

1915 - Birth: William Walstan Edward LAWS-34790, Norwich Norfolk UK

1919 - Birth: Frank S LAWS-45002, 

1919 - Birth: James Robert LAWS (Master Plumber)-29016, Kings Lynn Norfolk UK


1836 - Marriage: William LAWES-2677 and Elizabeth HUNT-2696, Felthorpe Norfolk UK

1873 - Marriage: John LAWES (Farm Bailiff) -669 and Frances Elizabeth DYKE-670, 
          Rowde Wiltshire UK

1935 - Marriage: John Edgar LAWS  (QX5922 Private in Australian Army)-12923 and                         Catherine Alice BORGER-11562, 

1937 - Marriage: Bernard Oswald  LAWS (Farmer)-3261 and Doris Lydia GARDNER-3273,               Shepparton VIC AUSTRALIA

DEATHS burials etc
1897 - Death: William LAWS (Baker Retired) -6466, Battle Sussex UK

1897 - Death: William LAWS (Gentleman) -8586, Bexhill on Sea Sussex UK

1900 - Burial: Eveline Annie LAWS-23078, Dutton Park, Brisbane QLD AUSTRALIA

1935 - Death: George Henry LAWES (Tobacconist) -1955, Wandsworth Surrey UK

1946 - Death: William H LAWS (Lt Junior Grade US Navy 0-337347) -36674, 

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

1949 - Death: Roswell  LAWS (PVT US Army)-16796, 

1953 - Death: Edwin LAWES (Salvation Army Preacher)-174, Bristol Gloucestershire UK

1954 - Death: William Edward LAWES-40967, St John's, New Brunswick CANADA

1975 - Death: Percy Bankston LAWS-12435, Oakland CA USA

1985 - Admon: Leslie Clifton LAWS-40204, 

1999 - Death: John William LAWS (Dr) (OCBE) (RAM)-32066, Bromley Middlesex UK

2000 - Death: William Lewis LAWS (US ARMY Technical Sergeant) -39796, Burnsville, 
          Yancy Co, NC USA

2015 - Death: John LAWS-41944, 



1783 - Birth: James MCMINN-21794, Borgue Kirkcudbrightshire UK

1825 - Birth: Charlotte VINCENT-6348, Feltwell Norfolk UK

1854 - Birth: Catherine Elizabeth English JAKEMAN-17715, Clerkenwell Middlesex UK

1861 - Birth: Charles  CAVAYE (Seed Merchant)-37279, Northfield Place, Pierce Hill, S. Leith             Midlothan, Scotland

1891 - Birth: Bertha Algie CRIDER-33290, TN USA

1899 - Birth: Edith L W MORRIS-40537, 


1845 - Burial: Elizabeth FRAMPTON-3626, Witchampton Dorset UK

1914 - Burial: Charles BUTLER-26687, March Cambridgeshire UK

1927 - Death: John CARR-35494, Greenock RFW UK

1944 - Death: Emily MOORE-13356, Ontario CANADA

1965 - Death: Mavis A CLAYTON-14702, Sydney NSW AUSTRALIA

2004 - Burial: Helen WALDEN-14043, Pennsauken NJ 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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