Friday, June 30, 2017

Friday 30th June 2017 Number 1208

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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 30th June

Family Events

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1776 - Christen: Joseph LAWS-14015, Padiham Lancashire UK

1785 - Baptism: Mary LAWS-22460, Felthorpe Norfolk UK
1804 - Birth: John LAWS (Farmer) -14515, East Winch Norfolk UK

1817 - Birth: John LAWES(Ag Lab) -1539, Stanlynch, Homington WIL UK
1842 - Birth: Mary Elizabeth LAWS-13821, TN USA
1850 - Baptism: Marion Jane LAWS (Milliner) -4709, Regents Square Middlesex UK (Scotch Ch)
1872 - Christen: Florence Rose LAWS-6969, Lewisham Kent UK
1894 - Birth: Matthew LAWS (Able Seaman Kitchener X/299 RNVR) -27265,
1894 - Birth: Norman William LAWS (Australian Army 2 Lt) -14689, Begga NSW AUSTRALIA
1896 - Birth: Samuel LAWES-35858,
1899 - Birth: Ann LAWS-38192,
1905 - Birth: Joseph LAWS./ (Food Delivery Driver) -44453,
1905 - Birth: Laura Anne LAWS-31353,
1908 - Birth: Hilda Ivy LAWES-35850,
1911 - Birth: George Horace LAWES-38486,

1577 - Marriage: William TRINDLE-1416 and Ann LAWES-1417, Swaffam Norfolk UK

1717 - Marriage: Jonathan CHANT-21154 and Mary LAWS-21153, Coombe Bissett Wiltshire UK

1793 - Marriage: George LAIDER-10599 and Ann LAWS-10600, Ovingham Northumberland UK
1793 - Marriage: William BRODIE-10593 and Ann LAWS-10594, Earsdon Northumberland UK
1811 - Marriage: Robert BASS-5064 and Elizabeth (Widow by 1851) LAWS-5065, North Runcton                Norfolk UK
1824 - Marriage: Robert LAWS-11760 and Mary Ann WEST-11759, Heigham Norfolk UK
1844 - Marriage: Peter HARE (Cooper) -19879 and Ann LAWS-19880, Stepney Middlesex UK

1855 - Marriage: James KENNETT-36800 and Mary Ann LAWS-43984, Elham Kent UK
1917 - Marriage: Reuben William Henry (Labourer) (Grandson & Gas Rental Clerk) LAWS-34071                and Janet Annie WILLIS-41249, Lambeth Surrey UK

DEATHS burials etc
1801 - Burial: Joseph LAWS-3511, Hevingham Norfolk UK
1851 - Death: Ann Elizabeth LAWS-19421,
1871 - Death: William LAWS (Coal Miner- Hewer) -15074, Blyth Northumberland UK
1874 - Death: Hiram LAWS-11360, Carroll Co TN USA
1891 - Death: Hubert LAWS-34611, Ryton Durham UK
1918 - Death: Sophia LAWS-31560,
1925 - Death: Robert Stephenson LAWS-32194, Lough Bridge, Westerhope, Newcastle upon Tyne                Northumberland UK

1925 - Death: Robert Stephenson LAWS (Clerk) -4247, Westerhope Northumberland UK
1926 - Birth: Patrick J LAWS-44238,
 1937 - Will Proved: Henry Shearing LAWS (Butler) -15401, CITY OF LONDON
1937 - Death: Charles David LAWS (Master Mariner 05193) -32208, Bournemouth Hampshire UK

1949 - Death: John William LAWS (Commercial Clerk) -33923, Thornton West Yorkshire UK
1961 - Death: Frederick Hugh LAWES (Coal Merchant) -10362, Boscombe Hampshire UK
1962 - Death: Thomas LAWES (Retired Omnibus Inspector) -40272, Hornchurch Essex resided
Barking Essex UK
1964 - Death: Charles Henry Montague LAWES-23716, Launcester, Tasmaiia AUSTRALIA
2006 - Burial: Geoffrey Robert LAWS-26313, Bulwell Nottinghamshire UK
2006 - Death: Grahame Frederick LAWS-11551, Redland Bay QLD AUSTRALIA
2013 - Death: David Graham LAWS (RNVR) -17764, Kingsbridge Devonshire UK

1916 - Discharged from Army: Benjamin George  LAWS-28783,
1937 - Miscellaneous: Alfred William  LAWS (Reverend)-10980,

1829 - Birth: Thomas HARRISON (Draper) -13022, Allington Wiltshire UK
1840 - Birth: William HOOKER (Cab Driver) -13119, Nine Elms, Battersea SRY UK
1853 - Birth: Elizabeth Mary GREEN-8106, Woolwich Kent UK

1874 - Birth: Elizabeth BOWMAKER-36784, Sunderland Durham UK

1878 - Birth: Edward William ATTFIELD-40475, Kingston upon Thames Surrey UK
1894 - Birth: Lillian Hetty PARBERY-12577, Bega NSW AUSTRALIA



1866 - Burial: Mary Aaa MINGAY-5227, Orford Suffolk UK
1873 - Death: Hannah BROOKS (Laundress) -32016, Bristol Gloucestershire UK
1945 - Death: Mary Jane EASTERBROOK-15387, Laindon ESS UK
1999 - Burial: Edna Ellen PEACHLEY-35873, Toowoomba, Warwick QLD AUSTRALIA

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 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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