Sunday, March 12, 2017

Sunday 12th March 2017 Number 1170

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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 12th March

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1699 - Baptism: Mary LAWS-24099, Mildenhall Suffolk UK

1763 - Baptism: Jonathan LAWS-4735, Stanhope Durham UK

1797 - Christen: Ann LAWS-5009, Sunderland Durham UK

1814 - Birth: Thomas LAWES-11876, Hevingham Norfolk UK

1822 - Birth: Ann LAWS-11878, Hevingham Norfolk UK

1833 - Birth: Esther LAWS-33084, Wainfleet Twp., Welland Co., ONT CANADA

1863 - Birth: Rosetta M LAWES-35068, Costessey Norfolk UK

1872 - Birth: Desiderio LAWS-19349, CA USA

1876 - Baptism: Edith LAWS-34587, Ovingham Northumberland UK

1883 - Birth: Alfred LAWS-36009, 

1894 - Birth: William George LAWES-36054, Tasmania, AUSTRALIA

1901 - Birth: Walter George LAWES-16175, Broughton Hampshire UK

1901 - Birth: Edward LAWS (Male Nurse in Asylum)

1905 - Baptism: James LAWS (4 mth old) -17737, Ryhope Durham UK

1915 - Birth: John R LAWS (Railway Porter/Signalman) -43590, 

1918 - Birth: Francis M LAWS (PFC US Air Force) -16642, 

1919 - Birth: Annie Mae LAWS-37151, Texas USA

1808 - Marriage: William REED-2039 and Sarah LAWES (Spinster) -2371, Exbury Hampshire           UK

1898 - Marriage: Jim Ward LAWS (Labourer) -4846 and Annie Emily PERRY-39252,
          Great Clacton with Little Holland Essex UK

1916 - Marriage: Percy George TURNER (Confectioner) -31161 and Winifred Daisy LAWS                   (Munitions Worker) -31160, Kensal Green Middlesex UK

DEATHS burials etc
1698 - Burial: Susan LAWES-9705, St.Dunstans in the East, Stepney Middlesex UK

1791 - Burial: Elizabeth LAWS-3630, Witchampton Dorset UK

1802 - Death: Thomas LAWS-30618, Fordingbridge Hampshire UK

1874 - Death: Harry LAWES (Wood & Coal Mcht) -147, Basingstoke Hampshire UK

1875 - Death: Henry Edward LAWS-19862, Newchurch Kent UK

1886 - Death: Charles LAWS-35615, 

1888 - Death: Richard LAWES-1289, Minton House, Padworth Bath BRK UK

1909 - Admon: Charles Edward Rose LAWS-7890, 

1911 - Death: James A LAWS-40666, Philadelphia PA USA

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

1919 - Death: Alice LAWS (Spinster) -2975, Stockton-On-Tees Durham UK

1923 - Death: Bernice LAWS-19752, Bell County KY USA

1925 - Burial: Robert LAWS-19674, Toowong, Brisbane QLD AUSTRALIA

1925 - Death: William Edwin Ralph LAWES (Boat Builder) -2342, Canvey Island Essex UK

1943 - Death: Ellen Blanche  LAWS (Spinster)-17520, Newcastle upon Tyne Northumberland               UK

1946 - Death: Ernest LAWS-37305, Dubbo NSW AUSTRALIA

1949 - Death: John Nelson LAWS-30052, Rugby Warwickshire BUT Residence:Hillmorton                   Warwickshire UK

1955 - Death: Albert William Leopold LAWS (Gas Stoker) 32599, West Ham Essex UK

1972 - Death: Tobin Henry LAWS-25077, Pulaski County IL USA

1972 - Death: Alan Geoffrey LAWS (Army Major) -10813, Guelph ONT CANADA

1978 - Death: David Paul  LAWS (ARMY Veteran t83)-22768, West Columbia SC USA

1991 - Death: John LAWS-4002, Forest Hill Kent UK

1996 - Death: Elizabeth Alice LAWS-41121, 

1999 - Death: Frederick LAWS (Farmer) -43307, Ladysmith BC CANADA

2000 - Burial: Robina LAWES (A.T.S W.R.A.C) -36654, Port Lincoln, SA AUSTRALIA

2004 - Death: Gaither LAWS-11717, Oakmont Nursing Center, Greenville SC usa



1821 - Birth: Eveline RILEY-36644, 

1839 - Birth: Alfred GOWER-3933, Stepney Middlesex UK

1908 - Birth: Lorna MCCORMICK-11599, Napier NZ



1912 - Death: Albert Gammage BECKLEY (Druggist) -30439, Danielson, Windham Co CT                 USA

1974 - Death: John Robert WRIGHT-5522, Kings Lynn Norfolk 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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