Thursday, June 08, 2017

Thursday 8th June 2017 -1189

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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
Rusty is our dog he's a ten year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier Cross, He loves just about everyone, especially the girls but can be a bit intimidating when he launches himself at you like an express train.
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Family Events from our database for today 8th June

Family Events

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1783 - Baptism: Robert Thomas LAWS-28145, Rotherhithe SRY UK
1793 - Birth: Ann LAWES-28633, Allington Wiltshire UK

1808 - Birth: Mary LAWS-4636, Tilney St Lawrence Norfolk UK

1818 - Christen: Sarah LAWS-3959, Shoreditch Middlesex UK
1827 - Birth & Baptism: Mariah LAWS-32979, Westminster Middlesex UK

1832 - Birth: Charles LAWS (Farmer) -3183, Besthorpe Norfolk UK
1836 - Baptism: William George LAWS (Civil Engineer) -18567, Tynemouth Northumberland UK

1836 - Baptism: William George LAWS (Ophthalmic Surgeon FRCS) -3009, Tynemouth Northumberland UK

1861 - Birth: Emily LAWS-16204, Hemingford Grey Huntingdonshire UK
1874 - Birth: Lavinia Jane Bennett LAWS-26800, Balmain NSW AUSTRALIA

1874 - Birth: William Parkin LAWS (Coal Miner) -3991, Wheatley Hill DUR UK
1898 - Birth: George R  LAWS (Stone Miner) -44010, 
1900 - Birth: Alexander LAWS (Bus Driver) -37544, 


1819 - Marriage: William LAWS (ARMY Sgt) -32181 and Sarah DIXON-32180, Point De Galle CEYLON

1873 - Marriage: Charles Phillip FULLER (Printer) -7190 and Angelina  LAWS (Hat Milliner) -7189, Stepney                        Middlesex UK

1909 - Marriage: Jean Marie BIGOURDAN-29608 and Gertrude Alice LAWES-2725, Brighton Sussex UK

1913 - Marriage: Clarence Marshall LAWS-19810 and Mabel Marie BERRY-19811, Nampa, Canyon Co 
            Idaho USA

1936 - Marriage: Frederick Charles LAWS-11517 and Madge JARROTT-11550, Cowra NSW AUSTRALIA

DEATHS burials etc
1851 - Death: Arabella LAWES-38332, West Lavington Wiltshire UK
1859 - Death: Phillip LAWS- (Shepherd) 13375, Fincham Norfolk UK

1868 - Burial: Henry LAWS-25171, Stradsett Norfolk UK

1892 - Death: Harold James LAWES-36064, Launceston Cornwall UK
1913 - Death: Alice Maria LAWS-21790, Warren NSW Australia
1940 - Death: Harold LAWS-34911, Shoreham SSX UK
1946 - Death: Susan Elizabeth LAWS-3641, Parkstone Dorset UK
1958 - Death: Charles Ruben LAWS-12190, 
1990 - Burial: Robert Albert John LAWS-36862, Upminster ESS UK
1990 - Death: Sydney Gibson  LAWS (Civil Servant & Radiographer)-33980, Wantage Berkshire UK
1993 - Death: Edith Lucy LAWS-13586, Horsford Norfolk UK
2004 - Death: Wilma LAWS-14451, Greenville SC USA
2007 - Death: David Anthony LAWS-38138, Killarney Vale, QLD AUSTRALIA
2007 - Burial: Robert LAWS-25867, Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Hickory NC USA


1861 - Occupation: Thomas LAWS (Steerage Steward) -27163, 
1916 - ARMY Discharge: William LAWS (Stationary Engine Driver / ARMY Private 11340)-5609, 
1926 - Divorce filed: William Andrew MACILWRAITH-25364 and Edith Hannah LAWS-7553, Brisbane QLD                      AUSTRALIA


1834 - Birth: Eliza MORRISSEY-25131, New Haven CT USA
1878 - Birth: Eula B BOYD-36956, Muscogee GA USA


1812 - Marriage: William Laws SHREWSBURY-9469 and Mary GIFFORD-17774, Littleport Cambridgeshire UK

1867 - Marriage: Walton HARDY (Solicitors Clerk) -1987 and Sarah DOREY-13521, Poplar Middlesex UK

1879 - Marriage: Charles SEELEY (Butcher on own Means) -19656 and Fanny Belton SMITH-19657, Frodingham Lincolnshire UK

880 - Burial: William LUSH- (Thatcher) 23724, Bower Chalke Wiltshire UK
1945 - Death: Howard Leslie BARRATT-12094, York North Yorkshire UK
1950 - Death: Percival Wilfred BAILEY-36493, Coffs Harbour NSW AUSTRALIA
1993 - Death: Lesley ADAMS-35579, 

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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