Sunday, March 19, 2017

Sunday 19th March 2017 0 Number 1177

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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 19th March

BIRTHS baptisms etc

1670 - Christen: John LAWES-1054, West Acre Norfolk UK

1835 - Birth: Robert LAWS (Miner) -38723, UK

1835 - Birth: Francis LAWS-2926, Welches Dam CAM UK

1837 - Christen: Isabella LAWS-7336, Portsea Hampshire UK

1850 - Birth: Walter John LAWES (Labourer)-39868, Highbury Middlesex UK

1853 - Baptism: Robert LAWS-13817, Weeting with Bromhill Norfolk UK (St Mary & 
          All Saints, Brandon)

1861 - Birth: Jane LAWS (Servant) -8408, Chatteris Cambridgeshire UK

1863 - Birth: Hannah LAWS-8726, Stamfordham Northumberland UK

1870 - Birth: Stewart Christopher LAWS-26298, Leicester Leicestershire UK

1882 - Birth: David Jacob LAWS-36397, St Francois MO USA

1886 - Birth: Arthur James LAWS (Australian Army) -12888, Cowra NSW AUSTRALIA

1888 - Birth: Arthur James LAWS-16523, Eugowra/Reedy Creek, NSW AUSTRALIA

1903 - Birth: Albert E LAWS (Drydock Fitter) -44803, 

1903 - Birth: Thomas Matthew Robson LAWS-32769, Newcastle upon Tyne NBL UK

1910 - Birth: Thomas Alfred LAWES (Shops Inspector) -35774, 

1910 - Birth: Muriel Doris LAWS-3262, 

1916 - Birth: Marjorie LAWS (accountant with CKCW) -12159, 

1920 - Birth: Joseph Samuel LAWS (Australian Army) -12927, Newtown NSW AUSTRALIA


1815 - Marriage: John LAWS-8687 and Jane MARSHALL-8688, Newark on Trent                               Nottinghamshire UK

1821 - Marriage: Edward Valentine LAWS-2845 and Ann Mary BUNN-2847, East Runham                 Norfolk UK

1854 - Marriage: William LAWES-69 and Ann ROLFIE-70, Millbrook Hampshire UK

1873 - Marriage: J G LAWS-19819 and Ella Frances BARNES-19820, Reno, Washoe Co NV                 USA

1885 - Marriage: Joseph MOSES-39563 and Josephine LAWS-39562, Jellicoe TN USA

1891 - Marriage: Samuel Benjamin LAWS (Railway Porter/3432 and Emma DUNT-3442, 

DEATHS burials etc
1855 - Burial: Jane Turner LAWES-595, Netheravon WIL UK

1874 - Death: Thomas LAWS (Cattle Dealer) -7285, Whickham Durham UK

1900 - Death: Eveline Annie LAWS-23078, Cowra NSW AUSTRALIA

1902 - Death: Maria Louisa LAWES (Widow) -10110, Upper Tooting SRY UK

1907 - Death: Joseph LAWS-36662, 

1917 - Death: Isabella Margaret LAWS-17775, Bloomington IL USA

1920 - Birth: Joseph Samuel LAWS- (Australian Army) 12927, Newtown NSW AUSTRALIA

1954 - Burial: Dennis James LAWS-12041, Fawkner VIC AUSTRALIA

1955 - Death: Alfred Charles Sydney LAWS-38123, Ashbury NSW AUSTRALIA

1965 - Death: Roland Victor LAWES (Millers Clerk) -20974, Dover Kent UK

1969 - Death: Edward LAWS(Male Nurse in Asylum) 10972, 

1980 - Death: Randolph Hearst LAWS-12614, Dell City Texas USA

1988 - Death: Kenneth Cyril  LAWS(Electronic Wireman)32473, Barnet Hertfodrshire UK

2005 - Death: John Nolan LAWS-20405, Decatur AL USA

2006 - Death: Stanley Lee LAWS-22431, Jacks Creek, Yancy Co NC USA

1855 - Occupation: Edward LAWS (Steward on Ship "TELEGRAPH" -27165, 

1976 - Divorce: Grahamn Keith HARRIS-18366 and Jennifer Louise LAWS (Secretary) -18111, 

1730 - Baptism: Richard JENNINGS-32697, Wakefield West Yorkshire UK

1730 - Baptism: John JENNINGS-32694, Wakefield West Yorkshire UK

1749 - Birth: Louisa Anne HANOVER-22608, Leicester House, London

1784 - Baptism: Charlotte STILL-30878, 

1837 - Birth: Mary Ann RALPH-448, Crampmoor Hampshire UK

1866 - Birth: Joseph James POLLARD-16361, Bow Middlesex UK

1893 - Birth: Ada Matilda WINDUS-16524, Molong NSW Australia

1839 - Marriage: John or Morris CASTEEL-25311 and Letta WILD-25310, Clay Co KY USA

1921 - Death: Emily Elizabeth BURDETT-35235, Peterborough Cambridgeshire 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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