Friday, July 14, 2017

Friday 14th July 2017 - Number 1222

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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 14th July

Family Events

BIRTHS baptisms etc

1723 - Christen: Anne LAWS-7068, Wood Rising Norfolk UK
1753 - Birth: Lucy LAWS-3669, Billerica, Middlesex Co. MA USA
1808 - Birth: Henry LAWES (Shoemaker) -593, St Marylebone Middlesex UK
1812 - Christen: William LAWS (Agent & Farmer / 2200 Acres) -34528, Ovingham                                   Northumberland UK
1854 - Birth: Rosanna Margaret LAWS-12423, Great Yarmouth Norfolk UK

1857 - Birth: Emma Frances LAWS-43508, Calcutta INDIA
1863 - Birth: William Edward LAWS-42354, Croydon Surrey UK
1868 - Birth: Curtis Lee LAWS (President of a Newspaper) -22878, Loudoun County VA USA
1889 - Birth: John James LAWS (ARMY Private 3052 for 38 days) -15490, Litcham Norfolk                  UK

1892 - Birth: Edward LAWS-38201, 
1894 - Birth: William Thomas LAWS-19386, CA USA
1898 - Birth: Alice Amelia LAWS-20771, Peckham Surrey UK
1909 - Birth: Graham Stephen LAWES (Manager & Service Engineer, Radio Department)                    40315, Northampton Northamptonshire UK
1910 - Birth: Janet Alma Scott LAWS (Shop Assistant) -12092, Leyton ESS  or Stratford ESS                or West Ham ESS UK


1829 - Marriage: William LAWS-7995 and Elizabeth HESFORD-8244, Newington Surrey UK
1859 - Marriage: Charles THICK-20134 and Ann LAWES-12857, Bower Chalke Wiltshire UK
1873 - Marriage: Leonard (Coachman) LAWES-2207 and Miriam JANE REDFORD-2208, 
           St GHS Middlesex UK
1928 - Marriage: Leonard William LAWS-6710 and Grace LILLY-6711, Cairo IL USA
1929 - Marriage: Redvers Roberts Henry LAWS (Civil Servant Higher Chemist Officer) 
           (MBE 1955) -15768 and Ethel Kate BROWN-33434, Wimbledon Surrey UK

DEATHS burials etc

1866 - Death: Frances LAWS-4027, Carelton Co ONT CANADA
1916 - Death: W H LAWS (ARMY Private 19369) -22353,
1920 - Death: Edward Robert LAWS-31730, Lopwell DEV UK (Found in River Tavy)
1920 - Death: Ronald James LAWS-31729, Lopwell DEV UK(Found in River Tavy)
1949 - Death: Percy Murray LAWS-11499, Brisbane QLD AUSTRALIA
1960 - Death: Goethe Grecian LAWS-33283, Carroll Co TN USA
1984 - Death: Cressie Miriam LAWS-19424, Stradsett Norfolk UK
2004 - Burial: Betty LAWS-16849, Burnsville, Yancy Co, NC USA


1875 - Will Proved: George Wing LAWES (Draper) -1668, 
1929 - Residence: Redvers Roberts Henry LAWS (Civil Servant Higher Chemist Officer) 
            (MBE 1955) -15768, Victoria Middlesex UK
1932 - Immigration: Frank Henry LAWS (Tea Planter) -8529, CITY OF LONDON
1932 - Immigration: Ethel Annie Louise MYER-8528, CITY OF LONDON
1932 - Immigration: Albert LAWS (Tobacco Agent) -7167, CITY OF LONDON


1846 - Birth: Catherine CARLYON-3184, St. Keverne, Helston Cornwall UK
1880 - Birth: Ethel Elegra Mary HERRINGE-25038, Goulburn NSW AUSRALIA
1882 - Birth: Claude Marvin MCDOUGAL-30409, NC USA
1886 - Birth: Bertha Carrie BLAKE-42216, Lowestoft Suffolk UK
1886 - Birth: Christine B UMBRICHT (Hotel Book-keeper) -28501, Paris FRANCE

1890 - Birth: Vera Theresa PARNELL-31465, 
1901 - Birth: Catherine O'NEIL-11557, 
1914 - Birth: Eileen TREVIS-29318, Brimington Derbyshire UK

1934 - Marriage: Frederick Royal SHAW-9155, Crowland Cambridgeshire UK

1916 - Burial: William OSWALD-27218, 
1918 - Birth: Donald George BROWN-36061, North Lilydale
1920 - Death: Gertrude Edith CRANDLE-37260, Lopwell DEV UK (Found in River Tavy)

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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