Monday, July 03, 2017

Monday 3rd July 2017 - Number 1211

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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
Rusty is our dog he's a ten year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier Cross, He loves just about everyone, especially the girls but can be a bit intimidating when he launches himself at you like an express train.
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Family Events from our database for today 3rd July

Family Events

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1757 - Birth: Thomas LAWS-24106, Feltwell Norfolk UK
1786 - Birth: Thomas LAWES- (Miller) 32555, Hurstbourne Hampshire UK
1814 - Baptism: James LAWES-36015,
1837 - Birth: Judith Ann LAWS-17944,
1847 - Birth: Matilda LAWS-19554, Praire City, Rush Co, IN
1853 - Birth: Sydney LAWES-12838, Bishopstone Wiltshire UK

1864 - Baptism: William Henry LAWS-19598, Staines Middlesex UK

1864 - Baptism: William James LAWES (Gardener) -2535, Booton Norfolk UK

1880 - Birth: H Langdon LAWS (Merchant) -22917, Cinderford Gloucestershire UK
1883 - Birth: Jessie Ellen F LAWES-32609, Odiham Hampshire UK
1898 - Birth: Elizabeth LAWS-22651, Sheffield West Yorkshire UK
1900 - Birth: John T W LAWS (Crane Driver) -44072,
1902 - Birth: George Alexander  LAWS (Engineering Draughtsman)-27969, Frome Somerset UK
1915 - Birth: Thomas Campbell LAWS (Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Marine) -22340,
           South Shields Durham UK

1801 - Marriage: Henry LAWS (Merchant) -33164 and Charlotte Priscilla SMITH-33165, Ipswich                 Suffolk UK

1808 - Marriage: Thomas Osbourn SPRINGFIELD-1826 and Elizabeth LAWES-1827, Norwich                     Norfolk UK

1841 - Marriage: John Albert (Mariner) PARKER-8105 and Elizabeth LAWS (Spinster) -7372, Dover             Kent UK

1867 - Marriage: Alfred Henry LAWS-24032 and Marian Sabina SKIPWORTH-24033, Salisbury SA            AUSTRALIA
1871 - Marriage: Lewis LAWES (Ag Lab) -886 and Ellen C FORD-889, Coombe Bissett Wiltshire                UK

1897 - Marriage: Percy Edward LAWS (Book-keeper/Clerk to Paper Manufacturer) -6992 and
           Lilla BYE-6993, Bromley Middlesex UK
1920 - Marriage: Andrew Thomas LAWS (Baker Bread & Pies) -16194 and
           Elizabeth Parker ATHEY-16195, Ryton Durham UK

DEATHS burials etc
1671 - Burial: Mary LAWES-854, Middlesex UK (St Dunstan in the East)

1797 - Burial: Elizabeth LAWES-333, Breamore Hampshire UK
1866 - Burial: Henry Alfred LAWS (Infant) -36414, Portland Dorset UK
1884 - Death: William  LAWES (Carpenter)-2020, Ryde IOW UK

1893 - Burial: Mary Elizabeth LAWS-6068, Fareham Hampshire UK
1901 - Death: Lillian England LAWS-10479, East Belt, Christchurch NZ
1927 - Death: Florence  LAWS (Spinster living on own means)-4549, Redhill Surrey UK
1933 - Death: Mildred Emily LAWS-31157, Hampstead Middlesex UK

1946 - Death: John James LAWS (Joiner) -7291, Sunderland Durham UK
1958 - Death: George LAWS-23083, Sunderland Durham UK

1961 - Death: George Emanuel LAWS-29395, Barnard Castle Durham UK
1961 - Death: Annie Priscilla LAWS (Domestic Cook) -5595, Alcester Warwickshire UK
1976 - Death: Nelda LAWS-27918, Anaheim, Orange CA USA
1979 - Death: Ernest William LAWES-25848,
1983 - Birth & Death: Bree LAWS-3257,
1989 - Death: Eveline Beatrice LAWS-14558, Earlwood NSW AUSTRALIA
1990 - Burial: Willie LAWS (PFC US Army) -16573, Milwaukee WI USA
1997 - Burial: John H LAWS (Captain US Army Air Corps) -16740, Denver CO USA

1871 - Census: Eva Gertrude LAWS (Retired Parish Church Visitor) -2954, Longfleet Dorset UK
1910 - Residence: Percy Maitland LAWS (Clerk) -32186, Chicago IL USA

1910 - Residence: Alice Harriet BOLD-32183, Newcastle upon Tyne Northumberland UK

1923 - Residence: Henry William LAWS (Consultant Mining Engineer) -18360, London Wall                        Middlesex UK
1933 - Residence: Mildred Emily LAWS-31157, Gravesend Kent UK
1938 - Residence: Harry Cyril LAWS (Tea Planter) -17334, Roycroft, Hooks Hill Road, Sherringham            Norfolk UK
1946 - Emigration: Douglas Victor LAWS (Sampler) -40825, LONDON to RIO DE JANERIO
1961 - Residence: Annie Priscilla LAWS (Domestic Cook) -5595, Leamington Spa WAR

1713 - Christen: Sarah ARBOR-14005, Clipson Northamptonshire UK
1736 - Birth: Maria WALPOLE-22606, Westminster Middlesex UK
1788 - Baptism: Tyndall CHARTERS (Innkeeper at The Goat) -14155, St.Michaels, Torpenhow                    CBL UK

1825 - Christen: Honor or Anna or Hannah ANDREWS (Farm Servant) -7130, Reed Hertfordshire                UK
1833 - Birth: Dorothy Ann OLIVER-3854, Winlaton Durham UK
1836 - Baptism: Ellen TANNER-28562, Hullavington WIL UK
1865 - Birth: Francis W WILLIS (Widow with Private Means) -43934,
1872 - Birth: Charles WILSON-3324, NORWAY
1881 - Birth: Elliott Theo WRIGHT-19325, CA USA
1887 - Birth: Alison Fredericka WETTLAUFFER (Book Folder) -34060, Hastings Sussex UK
1893 - Birth: John Samuel WESTFALLEN- (Cartage Contractors Carman) 20110, Poplar Middlesex               UK
1842 - Birth: Emily Amelia PADDOCK (Manager of Pyjama Factory) -31994, Clifton                                    Gloucestershire UK
1910 - Birth: Walter George SCHNEKENBURGER-LAWS-10765,


1929 - Death: Leopold George HOCKINGS-25363, Manly NSW AUSTRALIA
1956 - Death: Edmund  or Edward GRIMANI (Scenic Artist) -32374, Hayes Kent UK
1975 - Death: Hannah BLYTH-24498, Norwich Norfolk UK

1989 - Death: Evelyn B SWIFT-3711, 
2012 - Burial: Margaret Louise JONES-39235, Gray TN 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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