Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Wednesday 22nd March 2017 - Number 1180

to  the
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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 22nd March

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1701 - Birth: Phoebe LAWS-24100, Mildenhall Suffolk UK

1759 - Christen: James LAWES-2054, Portsmouth Hampshire UK

1789 - Christen: Susannah LAWS-2836, St. Paul Deptford Kent UK

1830 - Birth: Sarah LAWS (Servant) -2867, Welches Dam CAM UK

1840 - Birth: Robert Palmer LAWS-19487, Costessey Norfolk UK

1886 - Birth: Emily Matilda LAWES-22594, Launcester, Tasmainia AUSTRALIA

1889 - Birth: Robert Edward LAWS-19837, Johnson, Kane Co. UT USA

1891 - Birth: George LAWS (Coppersmiths Labourer) -18101, 

1896 - Birth: Walter Gordon  LAWES (Australian Army)-12983, Gawler Sth Aust                               AUSTRALIA

1900 - Birth: Enid Katherine Field LAWS-15253, Great Abington Cambridgeshire UK

1903 - Birth: Clyde LAWS-17417, 

1906 - Birth: Roland John LAWES-20978, Ryde IOW UK

1776 - Marriage: James LAWS-6453 and Mary FINDLOW-6454, St.Marylebone Middlesex UK

1815 - Marriage: George OBORNE-31171 and Mary LAWS-31170, St Pancras Middlesex UK

1816 - Marriage: Valentine LAWS (Vermin Killer / Widower) -5641 and Sarah SAVORY-20126,           Beetley Norfolk UK

1846 - Marriage: George LAWS-6012 and Sarah EAGLES-6013, Feltwell Norfolk UK

1858 - Marriage: William Durrant LAWS(Master Mariner )widower & Disabled by 1861) 7925 and Mary Ann AYERS-41147, Great Yarmouth Norfolk UK

1874 - Marriage: John GRIGGS-27411 and Rachel LAWS-14880, Littleport CAM UK

1883 - Marriage: William Edwin Ralph  LAWES (Boat Builder)-2342 and Florence Adelaide               PRYOR-2630, Southampton Hampshire UK

1919 - Marriage: Claude HOLCOMB-16460 and Norah Lee LAWS-16459, 

1941 - Marriage: Gordon Charles LAWS (RAAF) -3200 and Dorothy Lilian WILLIAMS-3219, 

DEATHS burials etc
1884 - Death: John LAWS-39843, Buenos Aires ARGENTINA

1910 - Burial: John Robert LAWS (Builder Bricklayer) -6495, Wareham Dorset UK

1900 - Death: Albert LAWS (Grocer) -4209, Bishops Stortford Hertfordshire UK

1900 - Death: Mary Ann  LAWES (Widow)-2615, Kennington Surrey UK

1901 - Death: Robert  LAWS (Railway Goods Clerk)-3976, Kroonstad, Orange Free State RSA

1943 - Death: Reginald James LAWES (ARMY Gunner 993875) -22227, 

1949 - Death: Frederick Charles LAWES-41418, Paddington Middlesex UK
          Residence:Cricklewood Middlesex UK

1950 - Death: Charles C LAWS-25145, USA

1951 - Death: Frank John LAWS-(Stationer)37224, Winchmore Hill Middlesex UK

1951 - Death: Bertram John Southgate LAWS-13346, Dartford Kent UK

1962 - Death: Dudley LAWS-16534, Paddington NSW Australia

1963 - Burial: Eugene LAWS (SFC US Army)-16694, Sandston VA USA

1963 - Death: Samuel Charles LAWS (University Principal OBE ) -3774, Bedmond HRT UK

1965 - Death: Reginald William LAWES (Farmer) -2317, Dorchester Dorset UK

          Residence:Bere Regis Dorset UK

1985 - Probate: Eric Robert LAWS (Leger Clerk) -34076, Winchester Hampshire UK

1819 - Birth: Harriet WALLER-11207, 

1834 - Birth: Henry OMER-24785, St Marylebone Middlesex UK

1857 - Birth: Susannah Elizabeth CARR-3598, Swannington Norfolk UK


1933 - Death: Nathaniel Hatch SKILES-30643, Belmont OH USA

1941 - Admon: Edith Sarah ROWELL-39457, Lewes Sussex UK

1959 - Death: Robert Charles BODIE-9220, Vancover BC CANADA

1960 - Death: Ada Louisa BENNETT-32466, Weston Super Mare Somerset UK

1987 - Death: Frank George LAWS-34853, 

2001 - Cremation: Elizabeth Mary LAWS-28156, Kent & Sussex Crematorium

2006 - Burial: Stanley Lee LAWS-22431, McCurry Cemetery, Jacks creek Road NC USA

2007 - Death: Loretta Edith BRIGHT-26418, Leon IA USA

2008 - Death: Robert Gilman LAWS-38663, Scarborough MN 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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