Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Tuesday 14th March 2017 - Number 1172

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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 14th March

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1749 - Baptism: Anthony LAWS-10643, Heddon on the Wall Northumberland UK

1769 - Birth: Elizabeth LAWS-29671, Necton Norfolk UK

1802 - Christen: Austin  LAWS (Gardener)-4433, Beetley Norfolk UK

1830 - Birth: Edwin Henry LAWES (Wheelwright) -388, Bishopstone Wiltshire UK

1840 - Birth: Mary LAWS-2855, Lamphrey PEM UK

1856 - Birth: Alice Matilda LAWS-11142, Edwards Co IL USA

1876 - Birth: Millicent E Mead LAWS (Spinster) -13611, SFK Bungay (Holy Trinity)

1880 - Baptism: Arthur James LAWS (Infant) -5555, Croydon Surrey UK

1884 - Birth: Frederick LAWES (RN 218549) -24480, Salisbury WILTSHIRE UK

1885 - Birth: Mary E LAWS-33704, Johnson City, Washington Co TN USA

1890 - Birth: Cecil W LAWS (Cemetery attendant) -15793, Cawston Norfolk UK

1892 - Birth: Edith Mary LAWS-15938, Sproughton Suffolk UK

1896 - Birth: George LAWS (Canadian Army Private 269640) -3006, Shotley DUR UK

1904 - Birth: Rodney Douglas LAWS-37205, Calcutta INDIA

1904 - Birth: Frederick Charles LAWS (Taxi Driver)-34042, Wandsworth Surrey UK

1905 - Birth: William LAWS (Corporation General Labourer) -44522, 

1909 - Birth: Elsie V LAWES (Bank Clerk) -45112, 

1910 - Birth: Harry LAWS-27615, Pontefract West Yorkshire UK

1915 - Birth: Irene LAWS  (Teacher Elementary History) -44384, 

1839 - Marriage: William August HOWE (Cooper) -7015 and Honor LAWS-21576, Gorleston               on Sea Suffolk UK

1850 - Marriage: Frederick LAWS (Farmer 280 acres) -5302 and Agnes Elizabeth SALMON-                5311, St Osyth Essex UK

1891 - Marriage: Arthur GRIGGS-29488 and Eliza A LAWS-29489, Littleport CAM UK

1931 - Marriage: Norman LAWS-11932 and Lily BROWN (Parlourmaid) -21629, 
          Lincoln, Lincolnshire UK

DEATHS burials etc

1745 - Burial: Elizabeth LAWS (Prisoner - Newgate) -8150, Newgate LONDON UK

1836 - Death: Charlotte LAWS-10736, 

1864 - Burial: Emily B LAWS (8 mths old) -27198, Stoke Newington Middlesex UK

1875 - Death: Elizabeth Kate LAWS-19864, Newchurch Kent UK

1901 - Death: Edwin LAWS-25268, Crown Point, Lake Co IN USA

1909 - Death: John Thomas LAWS (Labourer in Timber Yard) -6491, Greenwich Kent UK

1919 - Death: John William Oughton LAWS (ARMY Sapper WR/202714/207480) -22296, 
          Newcastle upon Tyne Northumberland UK

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

1952 - Burial: Robert LAWS-32746, Thornaby North Yorkshire UK

1953 - Death: Barbara Ann LAWS-22760, Huntingdon UT USA

1957 - Death: Edith LAWS-22655, Coventry Warwickshire UK

1968 - Death: Harry Boyd LAWS-13840, Blanding UT USA

1977 - Burial: Noeleen Sylvia Joy LAWS-25722, Christchurch NZ

1986 - Burial: Emory L LAWS (PFC US Army) -16686, Annville PA USA

1988 - Death: Glenn E LAWS  (PFC US Army) -16710, 

2001 - Death: Elizabeth Mary LAWS-28156, 

2001 - Death: Mary Elizabeth LAWS-27772, 

2004 - Burial: Gaither LAWS-11717, Marietta First Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery.

1833 - Education: John Bennett LAWES-219, 

1916 - Residence: James MAXWELL-22895, Regina SK CANADA

1916 - Residence: Ethel  LAWS (Schoolteacher)-8660, Regina SK CANADA

1919 - Discharged: John Frederick Albert LAWS (Manager General Outfitters)-28842, Crystal Palace Surrey UK

1996 - Probate: Arthur Ernest Leonard  LAWS (A6769 RAN)-17768, Oxford Oxfordshire UK

1742 - Baptism: Thomas THICK-23727, Pentridge Dorset UK

1835 - Birth: Jane PRICE-11069, Lambeth Surrey UK

1880 - Birth: Robert William ANDERSON-41467, Person Co NC USA

1897 - Birth: Alice Winifred BLUMFIELD-32004, Coventry Warwickshire UK

1900 - Birth: Reginald Harry HAWKINS-30433, Watford Hertforshire UK

1901 - Death: Edwin LAWS-25268, Crown Point, Lake Co IN USA

1905 - Birth: Estella ALLEN-16689, 

1910 - Birth: Katherina BAXTER-32565, Wimbourne Minster Dorset UK


1920 - Birth: Dorothy M DAWSON (Factory Worker - Salt) -43562, 

1969 - Death: Orpha Elzetta MCALLISTER-19838, Kanab UT USA

2004 - Death: Helen WALDEN-14043, Delair, Camden NJ 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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