Monday, July 17, 2017

Monday 17th July 2017 - Number 1225

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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 today 17th July

Family Events

BIRTHS baptisms etc

1807 - Birth: John LAWS (Butcher Mariner) -32240, Ryton Durham UK
1809 - Christen: Isabella Eleanor LAWS-3902, Portsea Hampshire UK

1814 - Burial: Sarah LAWS-24299, Portsea Hampshire UK

1825 - Baptism: David LAWS (Farm Servant) -13429, Chatteris Cambridgeshire UK

1847 - Birth: Jane Loudon LAWS-3017, Barrasford Northumberland UK
1850 - Birth: Isaac Logan LAWS-11212,
1863 - Birth: Edward  C LAWS (House Furnishers Asst)-13608, Diss Norfolk UK
1865 - Birth: Thomas Arthur LAWS-19497, Costessey Norfolk UK

1871 - Birth: Sallie L LAWS-13916, 
1885 - Birth: Grace R LAWS-34707, CA USA
1889 - Birth: Frederick John LAWS-15579, Swannington Norfolk UK

1892 - Birth: Benjamin LAWS-38276, Johnson, Kane Co. UT USA

1896 - Birth: Albert Leslie (Shipping Agent) LAWES-27145, Liverpool Lancashire UK
1897 - Birth: Edward H LAWS (Trollybus Driver) -44697, 
1901 - Birth: Albert Henry Cecil LAWES (Business Manager) -34941, Aldershot Hampshire 
1904 - Baptism: Alice Florence LAWS-34322, Parkstone Dorset UK
1906 - Birth: George T (Colliery Shifter) -44509, 
1907 - Birth: Winifred Ivy LAWES-32717, Kensington Middlesex UK
1914 - Birth: Jasper Jewell LAWS-11299, Mendoza, Caldwell, Texas USA
1915 - Birth: Gallashaw LAWS-18244, 
1918 - Birth: Sammye Carol LAWS-26601, Texarkana, Bowie Co Texas USA
1920 - Birth: Clifford Herbert LAWS-43079, Greene Co TN USA


1621 - Marriage: John WIGG-1841 and Elizabeth LAWES-1840, Cringleford Norfolk UK
1783 - Marriage: Thomas LAWS-8160 and Esther EAGLE-8217, Wangford Suffolk UK
1797 - Marriage: Benjamin LAWS-10658 and Jane PATTISON-10659, Ovingham Northumberland UK
1863 - Marriage: Richard LAWS-26513 and Eliza FRANCIS-26512, Beccles Suffolk UK

DEATHS burials etc

1724 - Death: Robert LAWS-34630, UK
1727 - Burial: Aaron LAWES-25941, North Bradley WIL UK
1858 - Death: Willard LAWS-36441, 
1872 - Burial: Alfred Cannell LAWS-37907, 
1875 - Death: Ann LAWS (Widow) -10601, Waterloo Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne NBL UK

1907 - Death: James Henry LAWS (Bricklayer) -3150, Folkestone Kent UK

1911 - Burial: William Frank (Foreman Shipbuilder) LAWS-8602, Dutton Park, Brisbane QLD            AUSTRALIA
1914 - Death: Thomas Samuel LAWS (Fish Dealer) -18184, Croydon Park, NSW AUSTRALIA
1916 - Death: Earl Donald LAWES- (ARMY Private 10561) 22187, 
1961 - Death: Calvert Edward LAWES-40278, Marylebone Middlesex UK resided Maida Vale              MDX UK
1964 - Death: Helena Emily Sarah LAWES-34348, Dorchester Dorset UK
1981 - Death: George Emanuel LAWS-29398,
1993 - Death: Mary H LAWS (T3 US Army) -16610, 
1997 - Burial: Joy Elaine LAWS-22122, Dunedin NZ
1997 - Burial: Aaron Benjamin LAWS (Cpl, US Marine Corps) -16627, Riverside National                    Cemetery CA USA
2003 - Death: Leslie Edward LAWS-21709, Shoal Bay NSW AUSTRALIA
2007 - Residence: G LAWS- (Bankrupt) 31423, 
2007 - Death: Harry Puddington LAWS (Director of Forestry) -27802, Riverview Health                        Centre, Winnipeg MB CANADA
2008 - Death: Allen Thomas LAWS-41719,



1836 - Baptism: Catherine CHARTERS-14159, Aspatria Cumberland UK
1854 - Birth: David HOWITT (Ag Lab) -26799, Castle Bytham Lincolnshire UK
1880 - Birth: Lillian ROWE-22452, Cornwall UK
1894 - Birth: Ellen Frances Ada MOORE-39183, 
1898 - Birth: Iris SANGER-26741, Wanstead Essex UK
1900 - Birth: Mavis A CLAYTON-14702, Corowa, Sydney NSW AUSTRALIA



1747 - Baptism: William POTT-20076, Elmstead Kent UK
1887 - Burial: John DAKER-23547, Stanley cum Wrenthorpe West Yorkshire UK
1942 - Death: Eva PARKER-14223, 
1975 - Death: James Lynn PALMER-29099, Butler Wash, San Juan Co UT USA
2003 - Death: Laura Leah (substitute teacher) THOMAS-12162, Iredell Memorial Hospital, Statesville NC
2006 - Death: Irene ICENHOUR-23544, Hickory NC USA

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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