Friday, July 21, 2017

Friday 21st July 2017 - Number 1229

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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 21st July

Family Events

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1605 - Baptism: Thomas LAWES-28238, North Walsham Norfolk UK
1784 - Birth: William LAWS-16471, Fauquier VA USA
1793 - Baptism: William (ARMY Sgt) LAWS-32181, Wolsingham Durham UK
1818 - Burial: Alfred LAWS-35562, Ipswich Suffolk UK

1820 - Baptism: Phoebe LAWS-13694, CITY OF LONDON
1849 - Birth: Edward  LAWS (Former Mariner)-9008, Dymchurch Kent UK
1862 - Birth: Fred LAWS (114613 Navy Stoker 2ndClass) -7624, Portsmouth Hampshire UK

1877 - Birth: Frederick Arthur LAWS-20385, Birmingham Warwickshire UK
1889 - Birth: Albert E LAWS (Pastry Cook)-42529, 
1892 - Birth: Fred Ruxton LAWS (Locomotive Driver) -25345, Laidley QLD AUSTRALIA
1905 - Birth: Lucy Marjorie M LAWS-35762, 
1905 - Birth: Ellen LAWS-21158, Newcastle upon Tyne Northumberland UK

1914 - Birth: David LAWS (Horseman on Farm) -44598, 
1915 - Birth: Jessica Betty LAWES-38047, 
1916 - Birth: Donald LAWS-35863, 
1917 - Birth: Wilfred Henry LAWS Bernard (Accounts Clerk) -36750, Brentford Middlesex UK

1636 - Marriage: Nicholas KNIGHT-2076 and Jone LAWES-2077, Canterbury Kent UK

1657 - Marriage: William LAWES-30567 and Mary VALOR-10073, Barlavington Sussex UK
1825 - Marriage: Nelson LAWES (Lace Cap Maker) -2799 and Harriet CLARKE-2800,                          Basford Nottinghamshire UK
1912 - Marriage: John (ARMY Private 12401) LAWS-28836 and Alice PHILLIPS-28837, 
           South Shields Durham UK
1934 - Marriage: Howard Sterling LAWS-11298 and Alma Edith BLACKWELL-11301,                         Brownborough, Caldwell Texas USA

DEATHS burials etc
1924 - Death: Charles Robert LAWS-7639, Norfolk & Norwich Hospital, Norfolk UK

1929 - Death: Stanley William LAWES-2339, Leytonstone Essex UK
1936 - Death: Anna G Mead LAWS-13610, 
1945 - Death: John Edward LAWS (Bricklayer) -3158, 
1945 - Death: Wilford LAWS-19352, Sonoma CA USA
1948 - Burial: Eugene E LAWS (PVT US Army) -16695, Hampton National Cemetery VA USA
1949 - Burial: John LAWS (Cpl US Army) -16739, Memphis National Cemetery, TN USA
1954 - Burial: Allan LAWS-22648, Sheffield West Yorkshire UK
1964 - Burial: Helena Emily Sarah LAWES-34348, West Lulworth Dorset UK
1993 - Burial: Mary H LAWS (T3 US Army) -16610, Riverside National Cemetery CA USA
2004 - Burial: William Woodrow LAWS-16886, Westover Memorial Park GA UK
2005 - Death: Frank LAWS-14416, Morganton NC USA
2011 - Death: Harold Clifton LAWS-30464, 

2012 - Death: Harold R LAWS-33270, Wigton Cumberland UK

1919 - discharged: Arthur LAWS (Australian Army Private 4303) -20611, 
1770 - Baptism: Ralph ATKINSON-10595, Hartley Northumberland UK
1793 - Baptism: William CHARTERS (Farmer) -14190, Torpenhow Cumberland UK

1855 - Birth: Mary Eleanor JONES-36035, 
1855 - Birth: Alice L JACKSON-19299, IA USA
1858 - Birth: Isabella CLEGG-7103, Penninghame WIG UK
1888 - Birth: Mary Luella ROWLEY-22766, Nephi, Juab co. UT USA
1910 - Birth: Donald OWEN-39140, 


1871 - Death: John JINKS-9148, 
1909 - Death: Joseph CHARTERS (Masons Labourer) -14183, 
1923 - Death: Christiana HODGSON-32099, 
1941 - Probate: Louis Jules Henri BRUDER (Watchmaker) -39459, Lewes Sussex UK
1975 - Burial: Edna Ona COGGINS-17075, Park Grove Cemetery, Broken Arrow, Tulsa OK

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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