Thursday, March 23, 2017

Thursday 23rd March 2017 - Number 1181

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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. 
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Family Events from our database for today 23rd March

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1777 - Birth: Cassandra LAWES-1265, Coombe Bissett Wiltshire UK

1802 - Christen: Henry LAWS-8086, Gosport Hampshire UK

1824 - Birth: Samuel Spahr LAWS(Reverend DD) 4404, Ohio, Fulton MO USA

1833 - Baptism: Jane LAWS-29518, Copdock Suffolk UK

1838 - Birth: Sarah LAWS-27426, Norwich Norfolk UK

1838 - Birth: Anna Margaret LAWS-5660, Walworth Surrey UK

1839 - Birth: Samuel LAWS (Labourer) -6546, Hellington Norfolk UK

1841 - Baptism: Mary Ann LAWS-8613, Norwich Norfolk UK

1852 - Baptism: Elizabeth LAWES-20388, 

1866 - Birth: Frederick Charles LAWES (Commercial Traveller) -10683, Newcastle upon Tyne             Northumberland UK

1873 - Birth: John LAWS (Railway labourer L N E R) -26765, Whitby North Yorkshire UK

1888 - Birth: Annie Maria LAWES-714, Ryde IOW UK

1890 - Birth: Emily Martha LAWS-14442, 

1892 - Birth: Herbert Henry LAWES (Chauffeur)  -41686, Bournemouth Hampshire UK

1893 - Birth: Rose Ellen LAWS-15492, Wolferton Norfolk UK

1896 - Birth: Benjamin George LAWS (ARMY -28783, 

1896 - Birth: Maurice Edward Seymour LAWS-17221, South Stoneham Hampshire UK

1900 - Birth: Alfred Harry LAWS (RN J45269)-24419, Finchingfield Essex UK

1902 - Birth: Leslie William LAWES-34150, Reading Berkshire UK

1903 - Birth: Jacob W LAWS-34218, Littleport Cambridgeshire UK

1905 - Birth: Gertie LAWS-43486, Leeds West Yorkshire UK

1862 - Marriage: Robert LAWS (Shepherd) -6134 and Sarah HOWARD-6135, Litcham Norfolk           UK

1861 - Marriage: Solomon LAWES (Ag Lab) -762 and Harriett LANE-9518, Coombe Bissett 
           Wiltshire UK

1904 - Marriage: William Sampson LAWS (Farmer)-3185 and Helen DOW-3259, Shepparton               VIC AUSTRALIA (Methodist Parsonage)

1923 - Marriage: John BECKWITH-30399 and Madgie Mattie LAWS-30398, Wake NC USA

DEATHS burials etc
1800 - Death: Simon LAWS-25159, Brinton Norfolk UK

1808 - Death: John LAWS-11471, Norwich Norfolk UK

1818 - Death: Edward LAWES-16974, Chippenham Wiltshire UK

1885 - Birth: Mary Abby LAWS-13820, Johnson, Kane Co. UT USA

1884 - Burial: John LAWS-39843, Rosario ARGENTINA

1887 - Death: Barbara LAWS-23572, Dunston Northumberland UK

1889 - Death: John R LAWS (Physician) -40884, Philadelphia PA USA

1891 - Death: Cuthbert Reavsley LAWS (Railway Locomotive Driver) -5242, 
          Doncaster West Yorkshire UK

1895 - Death: Luke  LAWES- (Ag Lab)891, Coombe Bissett Wiltshire UK

1905 - Death: Edward LAWS (Railway Superintendent) -3746, Whitby North Yorkshire UK

1918 - Death: Richard LAWS (ARMY Private 201474) -22325, 

1930 - Death: Albert Gideon LAWS-33332, Coffuer IL USA

1938 - Death: Paul LAWS (Infant) -7116, 

1939 - Death: William Richardson LAWS (Bill Distributor) -31440, Waterloo Lancashire UK

1947 - Death: Walter LAWS- (Poultery & Dairy Farmer) 15242, Doddington Cambridgeshire               Residence Chatteris Cambridgeshire UK

1952 - Death: Catherine Amelia LAWS (Spinster & Servant) -7428, Coulsdon Surrey UK
          Residence: Epsom Surrey UK

1962 - Death: Martha LAWS-3792, Malton North Yorkshire UK

1962 - Burial: Dudley LAWS-16534, Sydney NSW AUSTRALIA

1972 - Death: Ernest Lindsey LAWS (Tobacco Grower) -3267, Shepparton VIC AUSTRALIA

1989 - Death: Reginald Lucas LAWS  (Insurance Agent) -23057, South Shields Durham UK

2003 - Death: Marjorie LAWS (accountant with CKCW) -12159, Monkton NB CANADA


1906 - Emigration: Ellen Ann LAWES (Scholar) -10183, 

1915 - Enlistment: Benjamin George LAWS (ARMY -28783, 


1812 - Birth: Mary PECOVER-197, Reading Berkshire UK

1863 - Birth: Margaret Malinda SILVERS-25482, NC USA

1871 - Birth: Ellen DAVIS-15985, East Preston Sussex UK

1874 - Birth: Ann Christian MAIR (Scholar) -11124, Dublin EIRE

1914 - Birth: Dora Louise WARWICK-41325, St Pancras Middlesex UK


1906 - Death: Louisa WHITE-8116, Acton Middlesex UK

1942 - Death: Ada  Louise HARVEY-31313, Clifton Gloucestershire UK
          Residence: Brentry Gloucestershire 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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