Thursday, June 22, 2017

Thursday 22nd June 2017 - Number 1204

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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 22nd June

Family Events

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1823 - Christen: James Robert LAWES-2022, Alverstoke Hampshire UK
1834 - Birth: Edward LAWS (Navy CPO Pensioner) -5312, Portsmouth Hampshire UK

1857 - Birth: Mary Ruth Ann LAWS-36406, 
1857 - Christen: Robert Murray LAWES (Barrister) -31956, St.Thomas ch, St. Marylebone                  Middlesex UK
1858 - Birth: John M LAWS-12843, Princeton, Mercer Co MO USA
1869 - Birth: Ernest Edward LAWS (Chauffeur former Coachman retired) -3436, Horstead                  Norfolk UK
1880 - Birth: George G LAWS- (Motor Engineer) 45016, 
1884 - Birth: David  LAWS (RN 215185)-24440, Monkwearmouth Durham UK

1889 - Birth: Cora E LAWS-17065, 
1893 - Birth: Winifred Emma LAWS-33220, 
1903 - Residence: James LAWS- (Park Ranger) 43484, Hunslet West Yorkshire UK
1903 - Birth: Vida May LAWS (Twin of Lillian) -36319, Derby Derbyshire UK
1903 - Birth: Lillian Doris LAWS-(TWIN of Vida) 36317, Derby Derbyshire UK
1903 - Birth: Arthur Ernest LAWS (Builders Labourer) & (Grandson) -35032, Ipswich Suffolk            UK

1905 - Birth: Louisa F E LAWES (Glove Machinist -45294, 
1914 - Birth: Royal Isaac LAWS- (Truck Driver)22556, Wadena MN USA
1917 - Birth: Stuart Morrison LAWS (Australian Army) -12952, Neath NSW AUSTRALIA
1919 - Birth: Elizabeth LAWS (Nurse Probationer) -44779, 
1925 - Birth: John Dennis LAWS (Wholesale Asst) -43542, 

1623 - Marriage: Mark ALLEN-232 and Edwina LAWES-233, Sedgeford Norfolk UK
1642 - Marriage: Henry POWELL-1845 and Elizabeth LAWES-1846, Sedgeford Norfolk UK
1728 - Marriage: Henry LOADS-8524 and Bridget LAWS-8523, Norwich Norfolk UK

1789 - Marriage: John DAY-22465 and Jane LAWS-22464, Bower Chalke Wiltshire UK

1806 - Marriage: Jonah LAWS (Blacksmith) -16488 and Margaret HOOLE OR  HOWELL-                   20212, Ryton Durham UK
1903 - Marriage: James LAWS (Park Ranger) -43484 and Florence Elizabeth STEVENS-43485,             Hunslet West Yorkshire UK
1927 - Marriage: Alfred LAWS (Trawler Fisherman) -24278 and Lilian DAVISON-24279,                      North Shields Northumberland UK

DEATHS burials etc
1799 - Burial: Jacob LAWS-16601, Littleport Cambridgeshire UK

1864 - Burial: Elizabeth LAWS-43139, Bath Somerset UK

1917 - Death: Rachael (Widow) LAWS-24910, Jackson, Jasper Co MO USA
1918 - Death: Sarah (Widow) LAWES-1293, Sherrington BKM UK
1925 - Burial: Stanley Cecil LAWES-30867, Ta'Braxia Cemetery MALTA
1956 - Death: Edna LAWS-18285, Dawdon Durham UK
1966 - Death: Ida Jane LAWS-39259, Eastbourne Sussex UK
1966 - Residence: Ida Jane LAWS-39259, Hailsham Sussex UK
1979 - Cremation: Douglas Murray LAWS-11578, 
1985 - Death: Edith Louise LAWS-3487, Horsford Norfolk 
1988 - Death: Colin James LAWS (Lorry Driver) -21890, Stockport Cheshire UK
1994 - Death: May LAWS-14573, 
2002 - Death: Albert Willard LAWS-39969, Kannapolis NC USA
2003 - Death: Norman Jean LAWS-12224, Sanford FL USA

2009 - Death: Freemont Bennett LAWS-41918, 

1825 - Will: William LAWS (Coachman)-17056, PROB 11/1700
1903 - Residence: Florence Elizabeth STEVENS-43485, Hunslet West Yorkshire UK
1918 - Residence: Herbert Henry LAWES (Chauffeur) -41686, Quebec CANADA
1925 - Residence: Henry Samuel LAWES (Tram Driver) -11433, East Croydon Surrey UK

1809 - Birth: Mariah HINSBY-6364, Lakenheath Norfolk UK
1827 - Christen: Maria MCMINN-7092, Kirkcudbright KCD UK
1828 - Christen: John CHARTERS-6655, Aspatria Cumberland UK
1861 - Birth: William Robert ALLEN (Stevedore) -22690, Scarborough North Yorkshire UK

1915 - Birth: Esther Helen PETRICK-22762, Hill City ID USA


1964 - Death: Richard Sperit (Blacksmith in Mine) MIDDLETON-32775, Shiremoor                               Northumberland 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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