Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tuesday 21st March 2017 - Number 1179

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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 21st March

BIRTHS baptisms etc

1813 - Baptism: Susan LAWS-36353, Ditchingham Norfolk UK

1813 - Baptism: James LAWES (Carman) -35249, Ditchingham Norfolk UK

1813 - Baptism: Samuel  LAWS (Journeyman Brewer)-24980, Ditchingham Norfolk UK

1813 - Baptism: John LAWS-11588, Ditchingham Norfolk UK

1823 - Birth: Harry James LAWES-39861, Portsea Hampshire UK

1875 - Birth: Esther  LAWS (Scholar)-6182, St Pancras Middlesex UK

1875 - Christen: Hannah LAWS (Scholar) -3097, Chatteris Cambridgeshire UK

1879 - Birth: Anthony LAWS-4657, High Spen Durham UK

1882 - Birth: Collin LAWS (Farm Waggoner) -44580, 

1886 - Christen: Walter Harry LAWS-2706, Felthorpe Norfolk UK

1887 - Birth: Mayme LAWS-25269, Crown Point, Lake Co IN USA

1892 - Birth: Edward Herman LAWS-18052, Cinderford Gloucestershire UK

1892 - Birth: James T LAWS (PVT US Army) -16732, 

1893 - Birth: Albert LAWS-33219, 

1897 - Birth: Frank LAWS (Railway Messenger) -21345, Mile End Middlesex UK

1899 - Birth: Jessie Charlotte LAWS-11514, Brisbane QLD AUSTRALIA

1901 - Birth: Thomas LAWS-37798, 


1797 - Marriage: James LAWS-40791 and Thankful METCALF-40792, 

1825 - Marriage: Thomas LAWES (Gentleman) -39862 and Mary Ann BUTLER-39863,                       Finsbury Middlesex UK

1841 - Marriage: Samuel BRISTOW (Baker) -25812 and Caroline LAWS-(Spinster & Servant)           25813, Great Yarmouth Norfolk UK

1907 - Marriage: Franklin John PERRIN-17430 and Martha Alberta LAWS-17429, Russell

1909 - Marriage: Alfred George  LAWS(Free Public Library Assistant) 15261 and 
            Elsie Mary HOCKINGS-33816, Devonport Devonshire UK

DEATHS burials etc
1884 - Death: Frederick William LAWS (Fish Buyer) -11407, Stranraer WIG SCOTLAND

1888 - Death: Anthony LAWS(Engine Plane Man)4650, Winlaton Durham UK

1907 - Death: Charles Frank LAWS (Carter / Gentleman) -7638, Yarmouth Norfolk UK, UK

1917 - Death: Randolph Blair LAWES (Waiter Merchant Navy SS 'Stanley' sunk by U24 )                  -22226, 

1918 - Death: George Burgess LAWS (ARMY Private 47165 ) -5090, Bapaume/Arras NORD                 FRANCE

1925 - Death: Sarah Ann LAWS (Spinster) -8060, Plymouth Devonshire UK

1936 - Death: Alan James LAWS-31287, Beeston Norfolk UK

1938 - Death: Frederick LAWS (Bootmakers Assistant) -15990, Hove Sussex UK

1940 - Death: Edwin Frederick Horace LAWES (Tramcar Bodymaker) -1625, Birmingham                   Warwickshire UK

1942 - Death: Percy LAWES (RN Stoker 1st Class P/KX 96859) -22223, ML-129

1945 - Death: Nancy Ann LAWS-19564, 

1947 - Death: William LAWES (General Labourer) -34160, Slough Buckinghamshire UK

1952 - Death: Cuthbert R LAWS (Miner) -31288, Sheffield West Yorkshire UK
          Resided at Chesterfield Derbyshire UK

1965 - Death: George Cecil LAWES-295, Chatteris Cambridgeshire UK

1988 - Burial: Glenn E LAWS- (PFC US Army)16710, Williamette National Cemetery, Portland           OR USA


1911 - Enlistment: George LAWS (ARMY Private 1245) -32437, 

1906 - Birth: Elizabeth UNWIN-39301, 


1882 - Death: Annie Ruth CATCHESIDE-5869, North Farm, Houghton and Close House                     Township Northumberland UK

1931 - Burial: Alice DACRE-23555, Stanley cum Wrenthorpe West Yorkshire UK

1939 - Death: Amelia Ellen CUNNINGHAM-37266, St Pancras Middlesex UK
          Resided at East Ham Essex UK

1939 - Death: John Milton RICHARDSON-12269, Cleveland UT USA

2001 - Burial: Mayabelle Rosabelle DEVLIN-34653, Kingston ONT CANADA

2004 - Death: Rachel Mary SALAZAR-14110, Price UT 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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