Saturday, March 11, 2017

Saturday 11th March 2017 - Number 1169

to  the
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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 11th March

BIRTHS baptisms etc

1713 - Christen: Christopher LAWS-14000, Padiham Lancashire UK

1767 - Baptism: Thomas LAWS-13427, Newton Flotman  Norfolk UK

1838 - Birth: Gilbert Lafayette LAWS (Republican Representative) -20646, 
          Olney, Richland Co. IL USA

1841 - Baptism: George Hiscock LAWS (Brewers Cooper) -2959, Wareham Dorset UK

1843 - Birth: Sarah LAWS-3987, Quarrington Hill, Durham UK

1860 - Birth: Ada Evelyn LAWES-22989, Glasgow Lanarkshire UK

1860 - Birth: William Edwin Ralph LAWES (Boat Builder) -2342, Crampmoor Hampshire UK

1889 - Birth: Parker Garth LAWES-24586, Nhill VIC AUSTRALIA

1890 - Birth: Frank Herbert LAWES (Commercial Traveller) -39035, 

1890 - Birth: Frederick Thomas LAWS-3161, Folkestone Kent UK

1893 - Birth: William J LAWS (Colliery Equiptment Sales Rep) -42482,

1893 - Birth: Mary E LAWS-20745, SCOTLAND

1898 - Birth: Ernest LAWES (RN J33450) -24473, Norwich Norfolk UK

1900 - Baptism: Richard Thomas LAWES-24500, Norwich Norfolk UK

1906 - Birth: Horace Edward LAWS- (Secondhand Steel Melter) 16333, Sheffield West                         Yorkshire UK

1910 - Birth: Dpra Mary LAWS-44765, Streatham Surrey UK

1911 - Birth: Olive Kathleen LAWS-31351, 

1799 - Marriage: Thomas LAWES-937 and Amy AIHLEY-938, Fincham Norfolk UK

1801 - Marriage: James LAWS-6455 and Sarah CATTEL-6456, St Marylebone Middlesex UK

1933 - Marriage: Elton Troy KEMP-23013 and Lois Mae LAWS-23012, Coleman, Coleman Co           Texas USA

DEATHS burials etc
1858 - Burial: William A LAWS-14734, Rookwood NSW Australia

1878 - Death: John Wesley LAWS-11357, Carroll Co TN USA

1903 - Burial: Caroline Ann LAWS-16418, Ballarat VIC AUSTRALIA

1907 - Death: James Edward LAWS (Reverend RC Priest) -8285, St. Mary's Covelesent Home, 
         8 Eastbrook Place, Dover Kent UK

1921 - Death: Charles Thomas LAWS-5157, Middlesex Hospital Middlesex UK

1943 - Death: Thomas Charles LAWS (655647 Sgt Aircrew) -33595, 

1943 - Death: Norman William LAWS- (Australian Army 2 Lt) 14689, Northwood NSW                       AUSTRALIA

1946 - Death: William D LAWS-19364, Los Angeles CA USA

1947 - Death: Henrietta  LAWES(Spinster)183, Wokingham BRK UK

1970 - Burial: Harold V LAWS-12048, Falkner Green Memorial Park, VIC AUSTRALIA

1976 - Death: Curtis Funston LAWS-19515, 

1977 - Death: Noeleen Sylvia Joy LAWS-25722, 

1980 - Death: Leonard Miller  LAWS(ARMY Private)11929, Kingston Upon Hull 
          East Yorkshire UK

1990 - Death: Margret Ruth  LAWS (Widow)-25718, 

1998 - Cremation: Bertram William George LAWS-40511, Eltham Kent UK

1999 - Cremation: James Henry LAWS- (Wholesale Provision Merchants Office Manager &                 Cashier) 40579, Southampton Hampshire UK

1999 - Burial: Harvey LAWS- (PVT US Army) 16713, Houston, Harris Co Texas USA

2004 - Death: Evelina Sarah Ann LAWS-14557, Woodridge NSW AUSTRALIA


1915 - Enlistment: Rueben William Henry LAWS(ARMY Private 3253) 4488, 

1942 - Military: Alice Marguerita LAWS (RAAF) -12882, RAAF during WWII Aircraftswoman           91830

1986 - Probate: Jack Clifford  LAWS(Head Provision Hand Grocery & Provision                               0Stores) 43012, London


1803 - Birth: Mary ROBSON-29200, Monkwearmouth Durham UK

1908 - Birth: Horace Edward COUCHMAN-36372, Horsham Sussex UK


1848 - Death: Mary LAPHRAIK-21792, 

1919 - Death: Margaret Clara FLOYD-43501, Bengal INDIA

1920 - Death: Eliza Ann KIRBY-25313, 

1942 - Death: Adeline SOUTH-29419, Hurstville NSW Australia

1954 - Death: Cecil COLEMAN (Chairman of the Norvic Shoe Company) -17324, 
          Sutton Surrey UK

1965 - Death: Robert Richard DODMAN-20364, 

1968 - Death: Beatrice FOSTER-22997, Glen Cove, Colman Co Texas USA

1972 - Burial: Mary Frances PEDERSON-27917, Blanding UT USA

1985 - Death: Ella Florence LADUSAW-30456, St James, Phelps MO USA

1986 - Death: Ada Lucille MUIR-42915, San Francisco CA USA

2005 - Death: Lonnie KLUTZ-36112, Graham, Alamance Co NC 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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