Friday, July 07, 2017

Friday 7th July 2017 - Number 1215

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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 7th July

Family Events

BIRTHS baptisms etc

1662 - Baptism: Elizabeth LAWES-10554, Newcastle upon Tyne Northumberland UK

1806 - Birth: George LAWS (Master Mariner 3088) -7398, Wareham Dorset UK

1820 - Baptism: Stephen Lot LAWES-31989, Andover Hampshire UK

1837 - Birth: Joseph (Coke Drawer) LAWS-6509, West Auckland Durham UK

1843 - Birth: Francis Edwin LAWES (Reverend) -199, Aldermaston Berkshire UK
1850 - Baptism: Mark LAWS (District Council Roadman) -5840, Litcham Norfolk UK

1855 - Christen: George LAWES-270, Costessey Norfolk UK

1867 - Birth: George William LAWS-36324, Bungay Suffolk UK

1872 - Birth: Charles John LAWS (Twin) -3186, Mansfield VIC Australia
1872 - Birth: William Sampson LAWS (Farmer) -3185, Mansfield VIC Australia
1872 - Baptism: Herbert Freeman LAWES (Brew & Twiners Labourer) -2223, Booton Norfolk              UK

1875 - Baptism: Ernest LAWES-10247, Lea HER UK
1885 - Birth: Arthur Ernest LAWS (RN 212394 Leading Seaman) -15257, Leyton ESS  or                       Stratford ESS or West Ham ESS UK
1890 - Birth: Walter A LAWS (Gary Fire Fighter) -25271, Crown Point, Lake Co IN USA
1893 - Birth: Beatrice Mary LAWES-33382, Cardiff Glamorgan UK
1893 - Birth: Sidney Evans LAWS (RN J6089) -24433, West Ham Essex UK
1906 - Birth: Veronica LAWES-15005, British Columbia CANADA
1909 - Birth: Beatrice Emma LAWS-31881, 
1909 - Birth: Reginald George LAWES-31817, Andover Hampshire UK

1913 - Birth: Elsie B (Typist) LAWS-43608, 
1914 - Birth: Ronald John F LAWS (Commercial traveller - provisions) -38011, Norwich                        Norfolk UK


1844 - Marriage: George (Labourer) LAWS-36435 and Ann SCOTT-36436, Wareham Dorset                 UK

1849 - Marriage: Richard Willoughby (C J Navy Retired) LAWS-29283 and 
            Elizabeth WILSON-41521, Calcutta INDIA

1856 - Marriage: Thomas Wing LAWS (Ag lab  Imate in Workhouse) -9282 and Martha W                    NICHOLS-26686, Whittlesey Cambridgeshire UK

1887 - Marriage: Alfred Stenning LAWS-17466 and Marian Anna KEMP-21096, Coulsdon                     Surrey UK
1888 - Marriage: Joseph FITCHES-30352 and Emma  LAWS (Servant / Spinster)-7447,                         Icklingham Suffolk UK
1929 - Marriage: Alfa Riddell BARTON-29095 and Lurlene LAWS-29094, Blanding UT USA
1934 - Marriage: Percy William Herbert LAWES (Railway Officer) -1240 and                                           Muriel TURNER (Mothers Companion) -1231, Whitby North Yorkshire UK

DEATHS burials etc

1776 - Death: William LAWS-13823, Feltwell Norfolk UK
1917 - Death: George LAWS (ARMY L/Cpl 3545) -28795, Kensington Middlesex UK
1917 - Death: William Maitland LAWS (Grocer Provision Dealer) -15015, Gateshead Durham               UK
1927 - Death: Robert LAWS- (Died young)11524, Toowoomba, Warwick QLD AUSTRALIA
1929 - Death: William George LAWES-2607, Mayfield SSX UK
1948 - Burial: David Ronald LAWS (7 hours old)-22117, Dunedin NZ
1951 - Death: John Arundel Stead LAWES (Engineers Labourer) -28611, Leeds West Yorkshire             UK
1960 - Death: Arthur Alfred LAWS  (Engine Erector / Electrical engineer) -32417, Lincoln,                     Lincolnshire UK

1965 - Death: Frederick LAWES-40183, Lyme Regis Dorset UK resided at 
           Uplyme Dorset UK
1996 - Death: Thomas Edward LAWS-41127, 
1997 - Death: Thomas Arthur William LAWS-41130, Torbay Devonshire UK
1997 - Death: Aaron Benjamin LAWS (CPL, US Marine Corps) -16627, Solano CA USA
2000 - Death: John Franklin LAWS-25266, Valparaiso, Porter IN USA
2003 - Burial: Billie Jean LAWS-12186, Fulton MO USA
2004 - Death: Eddie Earl LAWS Snr -20643, 


1864 - Occupation: J F (Mate on Ship) LAWS-27179,

1919 - Emigration: R (RNR) MOONEY-31569, Noth Sydney, Nova Scotia CANADA


1830 - Baptism: Matilda BREWER-170, 
1889 - Birth: Agnes Beatrice DRAPER-34959, Charlton Hampshire UK
1891 - Birth: John George (Miner) LAVENDER-22067, Gateshead Durham UK
1897 - Birth: Frances Lillian SEELEY-21916, Brumby Lincolnshire UK
1909 - Birth: Florence Mary WILLINGHAM-14559, 
1911 - Birth: Dora Annie TAILBY-39534, Sheffield West Yorkshire UK



1827 - Death: D'arcy WENTWORTH (Irish Surgeon & Highwayman)-29673, Homebush,                      Sydney, NSW Australia

1897 - Death: John BRAWLEY-38383, Poolville, Parker Co Texas USA
1931 - Death: Charlotte Ann MASTERTON-26518, Beccles Suffolk UK

1971 - Death: Thelma Sarah MCDONALD-14679, Bundara NSW AUSTRALIA

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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