Monday, March 06, 2017

Monday 6th March 2016 - Number 1164

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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 6th March

BIRTHS baptisms etc

1805 - Baptism: William LAWS-17433, Alexandria EGYPT

1809 - Christen: Pleasance LAWS-10794, Downham Market Norfolk UK

1814 - Christen: Elizabeth Ann LAWS-4460, Woolwich Kent UK

1825 - Baptism: Mary LAWS-16968, Felthorpe Norfolk UK

1829 - Baptism: John LAWS (Bus Company Under Manager) -14274, Clapham Surrey UK

1859 - Christen: George LAWS (Gas works Labourer) -12028, Dymchurch Kent UK

1863 - Birth: Arthur Robert LAWS (Science Teacher BSc London)-6295, Brighton Sussex UK

1867 - Birth: Mary LAWS-8727, Stamfordham Northumberland UK

1876 - Birth: Alfred John LAWS-32356, Chatteris Cambridgeshire UK

1887 - Birth: Albert Edward LAWS (Grocers Porter)-712, Ryde IOW UK

1901 - Birth: John R E LAWS (Plumber & Gas Fitter) -44557, 

1913 - Birth: Louis Frederick William LAWES (Chemist) -39636, Birkenhead Cheshire UK


1776 - Marriage: William POTT-20076 and Mary LAWS-20077, Waltham Abbey Essex UK

1838 - Marriage: John REGISTER (Ag Lab) -13455 and Harriett LAWS-13454, Southery                   Norfolk UK

1848 - Marriage: John LAWES-2073 and Jane Butcher WILLIAMS-2074, Deptford Kent UK

1855 - Marriage: Robert MARSHALL (Stoker at Gas Works) -11843 and                                             Harriett LAWS (Nurse (SMS) -11842, Beccles Suffolk UK

1859 - Marriage: Edward James LAWS (Farmer 80 Acres) -5250 and Mary FINN-5251,                       Hawkinge Kent UK

1901 - Marriage: Charles John LAWS (Twin) -3186 and Mary Matilda MCINTYRE-3264, 

1915 - Marriage: William Thomas LAWES (Head Groundsman) -27707 and Mabel May                      MARJOURAM-27708, Hendon Middlesex UK

DEATHS burials etc
1868 - Burial: William Henry LAWS-19598, Staines Middlesex UK

1889 - Death: George  LAWS (Farmer 110 Acres)-5015, Colne Engaine Essex UK

1894 - Death: Isabella Dora Harrison LAWS-25346, Laidley QLD AUSTRALIA

1895 - Death: Marie Elizabeth LAWS-31565, Pentonville Middlesex UK

1908 - Death: Thomas John  LAWES (RN 101738 Navy Writer)-9391, Southampton Hampshire           UK

1911 - Death: Samuel LAWES (Steam Threshing Machine Proprieter) -618, Ludwell, 
          Donhead St Mary WIL UK

1918 - Death: Thelma Rose LAWS-21703, Auburn

1928 - Death: Walter Henry Marsden LAWS-16186, North Bend WA USA

1933 - Death: John Thomas LAWS (Gas Worker) -20391, Lidcombe NSW AUSTRALIA

1939 - Death: William Roger LAWS- (Head Gardener) 5844, Glenmore BC CANADA

1945 - Death: Desiderio LAWS-19349, Riverside CA USA

1955 - Death: Arthur Reginald LAWS-16531, Kingsford NSW AUSTRALIA

1959 - Death: Walter Charles LAWES-35516, Portsmouth Hampshire UK resided 
          Havant Hampshire UK

1975 - Death: Arthur George LAWS-14546, Port Macquarie NSW AUSTRALIA , formerly of               Brighton-le-Sands

1977 - Death: Alvin Leonard LAWS-42905, 

1980 - Death: George LAWS-13386, Chemainus, BC CANADA

1991 - Death: Dorothy LAWS-12042, AUSTRALIA

2000 - Burial: Clang LAWS (TEC4 US Army) -16664, Mountain Home National Cemetery,                   Johnson City TN USA

2007 - Burial: Alton Brooks LAWS (Retire Judge) -11269, Manchaca, Travis, Texas USA

2011 - Death: Allan John LAWS-38126, Hervey Bay NSW AUSTRALIA



1803 - Birth: Sarah HAYDEN-11771, Norwich Norfolk UK

1810 - Birth: Henry Rutter STURT- (Bricklayer) 13563, Dorking Surrey UK

1815 - Birth: Harriet COOPER-12076, Burston Norfolk UK

1880 - Birth: Alice PEYTO-15463, Swanley Kent UK

1884 - Birth: Florence L HURST (a widow) -11939, 

1912 - Birth: Alice Elizabeth PETTY-31357, Sculcoates East Yorkshire UK


1858 - Burial: Mary Ann SUMMERS-3106, Campbellfield, VIC AUSTRALIA

1913 - Death: Fanny FROST-4647, Lowestoft Suffolk UK

1972 - Death: Mary Frances PEDERSON-27917, Salt Lake City UT USA

1981 - Death: Stephen  LOCKEY (Consultant/ Production Engineer)-35640, Alderley Edge                 Cheshire UK

1985 - Death: Marjorie Rachel STAY-11544, Toowoomba, Warwick QLD AUSTRALIA

2011 - Death: Elsie BELL-43334, Blackpool Lancashire 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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