Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Wednesday 14th June 2017 - Number 1195

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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 today14th June

Family Events

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1668 - Christen: Mary LAWES-1063, West Acre Norfolk UK
1784 - Birth: Sarah LAWES-11699, 
1813 - Birth: Charles Henry LAWS-32978, Westminster Middlesex UK
1824 - Christen: John LAWS-6788, Lambeth Surrey UK

1839 - Birth: Noah Madison LAWS (Farmer) -13868, Knox Co. KY USA
1862 - Birth: William George LAWS (Ophthalmic Surgeon FRCS) -3009, The Manor House, Barrasford Chollerton               Northumberland UK
1881 - Birth: Maxton Marshall LAWS-35792, Wilkes Co NC USA
1900 - Birth: Dorothy Lola LAWS-35920, 1900 - Birth: Dorothy Lola SCOTT-20860, Lincoln, Lincolnshire UK
1908 - Birth: Alfred Tom LAWES- (Printers Traveller) 25004, Plumstead Kent UK
1909 - Birth: Edward Charles  LAWS (Artist Draughtsman)-34824, Chelsea Middlesex UK

1910 - Birth: Violet May LAWES-35756,
1912 - Birth: Victor Harold LAWS-31480, Lincoln, Lincolnshire UK

1913 - Birth: Herbert Stanley  LAWES (HGV Driver)-20056, St Marylebone Middlesex UK
1914 - Birth: Margaret Jane LAWS-28839, Willington Quay Northumberland UK
1914 - Birth: Gilbert Ray LAWS (RAAF) -12910, Sydney NSW AUSTRALIA
1919 - Birth: Elizabeth J LAWS (Hospital Patient) -44817, 

1752 - Marriage: Thomas LAWS-24103 and Sarah REYNOLDS-27435, 
1871 - Marriage: John Milligan LAWS (Navy Officer) -2857 and Elizabeth Jane RIKARD-33551, Manchester                        Lancashire UK
1879 - Marriage: William LAWS (Wire Rope Maker) -13777 and Elizabeth Ann BOYES-22628, Sunderland                           Durham UK

1908 - Marriage: William (Electrician) WALTERS-37258 and Ellen Elizabeth LAWES-16103, Canning Town                        Essex UK
1908 - Marriage: Robert Howard LAWS (Driver) -16299 and Rose E MCCABE-16300, Manhattan, New York NY               USA
1911 - Marriage: William H LAWS-19843 and Clara MORRIS-19844, Moscow, Latah Co Idaho USA
1913 - Marriage: George Frederick Albert GUEST-28797 and Ada LAWS (Restaurant  Assistant) -28796, 
            Bethnal Green Middlesex UK

DEATHS burials etc
1848 - Death: Isaac LAWS-21354, Bishop Auckland Durham UK
1918 - Death: Douglas K LAWS (Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps) -30649, Lorraine FRANCE
1919 - Death: John William LAWS-22629, Smyrne, Turkey
1919 - Death: Thomas LAWS (Baker) -5633, Willington Durham UK
1932 - Death: Kenneth John LAWS-43095, Dartford Kent UK
1940 - Death: Walter George LAWS-42217, Submarine HMS "Odin"

1945 - Death: Edith LAWS-12534, Victoria BC CANADA
1989 - Burial: Dorothy Hope LAWS-27362, Shepparton VIC (Pine Lodge Cemetery (Callistemon Glen Site 472)
2001 - Death: Bernard Patrick LAWS-29802, Heyfield, VIC AUSTRALIA
2003 - Death: Waldon Huell LAWS- (Farmer) 12203, Jackson TN USA
2004 - Death: William Roger LAWS-22394, Okanogan, WA
2011 - Death: Audrey L LAWS-41726, Gadsden, Etowah Co, AL USA

1919 - ARMY Discharged: Charles William Kipling LAWS (Butchers Company Director) -28785, 
1939 - Residence: George Edward LAWS (Bus Driver LPTB) -30080, Dagenham  Essex UK
1962 - Residence: Leslie Winter LAWS (Retired Postman) -39331, Hackney Middlesex UK
1996 - Probate: Millicent Mary LAWS-41125, Newcastle upon Tyne Northumberland UK

2003 - Residence: Wilburn LAWS-13076, Huntingdon TN USA
2003 - Residence: Joe LAWS-13075, Huntingdon TN USA
2003 - Residence: John LAWS-13074, Huntingdon TN USA
2003 - Residence: Odell LAWS-13073, Huntingdon TN USA
2003 - Residence: Juanita LAWS-13072, Huntingdon TN USA
2003 - Residence: Dorothy LAWS-13071, Huntingdon TN USA
2003 - Residence: Evola LAWS-13070, Huntingdon TN USA
2003 - Residence: Timothy LAWS-13068, Huntingdon TN USA
2003 - Residence: Kerry LAWS-13067, Huntingdon TN USA
2003 - Residence: Kimberley LAWS-13066, Huntingdon TN USA
2003 - Residence: Sherry LAWS-13065, Huntingdon TN USA

1814 - Baptism: Elizabeth PEEL-21807, 
1815 - Birth: Martha HOPPER-6553, Whickham Durham UK
1829 - Birth: Samuel ORAM-9215, 
1915 - Birth: Catherine (Hospital Staff Nurse) DUCHY-43799, 


1890 - Marriage: John Jeremiah (Coal Hewer) HOWARD-24055 and Frances ATKINSON-24056, Jarrow Durham             UK
1960 - Death: Sidney BRANT (Gun Trade Repairer) -38318, Birmingham Warwickshire 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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