Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Wednesday 15th March 2017 - Number 1173

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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 15th March

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1789 - Baptism: Catherine LAWS-10662, Stamfordham Northumberland UK

1848 - Birth: George Kelsey LAWS (Farm Labourer)-5038, Lyminge Kent UK

1860 - Christen: Harold John LAWS (Florist)  (TWIN) -4562, Limerick EIRE

1860 - Christen: George John LAWS (TWIN) -4557, Mile End Middlesex UK

1885 - Birth: Elizabeth E LAWS (Shorthand Typist) -42241, 

1885 - Baptism: Henry George LAWS (Engineers Machinist) -31047, Stepney Middlesex UK

1885 - Baptism: Cyril Edward LAWS (Bank & Stock Exchange Doorkeeper) -16131, Stepney               Middlesex UK

1885 - Baptism: Edward William LAWS (Electrical Engineer) -4173, Stepney Middlesex UK

1893 - Birth: Charles O LAWS (PFC US Army) -16662, 

1900 - Birth: Queen Victoria LAWS-43786, 

1901 - Birth: Lily Ann LAWS-16330, Sheffield West Yorkshire UK

1903 - Birth: John LAWS (NAVY RNVR Petty Officer  P/J 91939) -19580, Gateshead Durham             UK

1908 - Birth: Reginald Percy LAWS (ARMY Signalman 14779321) -31779, Wood Green                       Middlesex UK

1911 - Birth: Charles LAWS (Australian Army) -12893, West Hartlepool Durham UK

1915 - Birth: Gladys LAWS-3824, Anlaby East Yorkshire UK

1917 - Birth: Alfred W LAWES (Zinc Battery Cell Machinist) -45204, 

1917 - Birth: George C LAWS-31400, 

1813 - Marriage: Vincent WHITE-16476 and Mary E LAWS-14117, 

1818 - Marriage: John  HARRISON  (Linen Draper)-1301 and Amelia LAWES-1302, 
          Stoke Dameral Devonshire UK

1853 - Marriage: Ovid S LAWS-20471 and Susan Webb JONES-20472, Cinderford                               Gloucestershire UK

1905 - Marriage: John Joseph REDIT-5056 and Elizabeth Annie LAWS-5057, Attleborough                 Norfolk UK

1915 - Marriage: Wade HOLLAND-30414 and Charlie LAWS-30413, Wake NC USA

DEATHS burials etc
1832 - Burial: Mary LAWS (Age 8 mths) -31684, Fincham Norfolk UK

1885 - Burial: George Frederick LAWS (less than 1 year old) 28118, Stockton-On-Tees Durham           UK

1887 - Death: Martin LAWS (Co I 15th Ill Cav) -20559, 

1887 - Death: Elizabeth LAWS- (Widow) 7753, North Howard Street, Yarmouth Norfolk UK

1900 - Burial: Sidney John LAWES-23521, Richmond on Thames Surrey UK

1915 - Death: Henry LAWES (Restaurant Manager) -37860, York ONT CANADA

1916 - Death: John LAWS (Laithman / Iron Turner) -4903, Elswick Northumberland UK

1917 - Death: Anna LAWS-25431,

1939 - Death: Edgar James LAWES(Lithographer) 32038, Romford Essex UK

1944 - Death: Jane LAWS- (Servant) 8408, Normanby in Middlesbrough North Yorkshire UK

1972 - Burial: Tobin Henry LAWS-25077, Mound City National Cemetery IL USA

1990 - Burial: Margret Ruth LAWS (Widow) -25718, Christchurch NZ

2005 - Death: Lillie E LAWS-42207, Lawrence TN USA

2009 - Death: Mary Ellen LAWS-41758, Pineville, Bell Co. KY USA


1860 - Occupation: Thomas LAWS- (Steerage Steward) 27163, 

1881 - Divorce: Alexander LAWS (Master Mariner) -35138 and Sophia SANCO 
          (A Widow)-35139, 

1918 - Residence: Robert LAWS-41682, Norwich Norfolk UK

1918 - Residence: Thomas LAWS (Canadian Army Private) -41681, RR#4 Ripley ONT                         CANADA

1996 - Probate: George Alfred Thomas LAWS-41117, Brighton Sussex UK


1809 - Birth: Matthew M CRAWFORD-30315, 

1876 - Birth: Dorothy Ann ANDERSON-4197, West Wylam Northumberland UK

1878 - Birth: Christopher Forster LOWES-24881, Monkwearmouth Durham UK

1901 - Birth: Queenie Victoria HARRIS-16355, Great Yarmouth Norfolk UK

1906 - Birth: Winnie SCANE-35574, 

1940 - Burial: Joseph Samuel CLEGG-25827, Outwood West Yorkshire 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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