Saturday, July 01, 2017

Saturday 1 July 2017 -Number 1209

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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 30th June 

Family Events

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1759 - Baptism: Jane LAWS-25746, Shaftesbury Dorset UK
1770 - Birth: Matthew LAWS-13699, Ryton Durham UK
1839 - Birth: William George LAWES-196, Aldermaston Berkshire UK
1886 - Birth: Raymond LAWS-35429, Wareham Dorset UK

1888 - Birth: Ernest LAWS (Ag Lab) -44888,
1892 - Birth: John Evans LAWS (RN J1150) -24401, Plaistow Essex UK
1893 - Birth: George Arthur Miller LAWS (Drapers Porter on Dock) -11926, Kingston Upon Hull                   East Yorkshire UK

1906 - Birth: William  LAWS (Cabinet Maker)-44699,
1906 - Baptism: Nellie Louisa LAWS-34323, Church Knowle Dorset UK
1909 - Birth: Eva LAWES-35770,
1914 - Birth: Harold Glenfield LAWS-33248,
1920 - Birth: Maurice Jackson LAWS (Australian Army) -12933, Mildura VIC AUSTRALIA

1695 - Marriage: John LAWES-1101 and Mary RABEN-1102, Litchfield Cathedral, Staffordshire                  UK 
1838 - Marriage: John Thomas LAWES (Shepherd) -12867 and Elisabeth Anna LANEHAM-12866,              Bishopstone Wiltshire UK

1841 - Marriage: Thomas DRAPER-598 and Jane Turner LAWES-595, St Marylebone Middlesex                  UK
1882 - Marriage: George LAWS (Storekeeper) -36511 and Elizabeth Ann  DE REDDER (Shopkeeper             Glass And Paints (Divorced) -36512, South Shields Durham UK
1897 - Marriage: Swinburn J LAWS-21935 and Frances BERG-21936, Crown Point, Lake Co IN                  USA

1911 - Marriage: George Herbert LAWS-  (Superintedent Headlights Ventelation) 40133 and
           Harriet BUTLER-40134, Kings NY NY USA
1916 - Marriage: Reginald Stanley BEER-43468 and Mary Alice LAWS-25356, Toowoomba,                        Warwick QLD AUSTRALIA
1922 - Marriage: Albert John LAWS-27376 and Florence Ellen SMEAD-27377, VIC AUSTRALIA
1922 - Marriage: Albert George LAWS-22522 and Florence Elaine SMEAD-22523,

DEATHS burials etc
1703 - Will: Henry LAWS (Master Mariner) -36874,
1746 - Death: John LAWS-13099, Shotley Crofts DUR UK
1862 - Will Proved: James Samuel LAWS  (Butler) -7516,
1872 - Will Proved: Sarah Ann LAWS (Spinster) -9709,
1873 - Burial: Alfred LAWS-16632, San Antonio Texas USA
1909 - Death: Thomas Charles LAWES-20291, Greenland Dam, Kalkee. Horsham, VIC                                  AUSTRALIA
1914 - Death: Cyril Vincent LAWES-17725, Mayfield Sussex UK
1916 - Death: Thomas LAWS (ARMY Private 29/116) -22336,
1916 - Death: Richard LAWS (ARMY Private 30171) -22324,
1916 - Death: Isaac LAWS (ARMY Private 20/1491) -22289,
1916 - Death: John LAWS (ARMY Private 20/1074 )-16762,
1916 - Death: Anthony LAWS (ARMY Private 23/609) -5691, Killed in action on Somme
1949 - Death: Lincoln Dahl LAWS-19400, Los Angeles CA USA
1950 - Death: Albert LAWES-39074, London WC1
1962 - Death: George Dinnin LAWS-25354, Rockhampton QLD AUSTRALIA
1983 - Death: Helena Olga Marion LAWS-3717, Brisbane QLD AUSTRALIA
1983 - Death: Alice Isabella LAWS-3708, Brisbane QLD AUSTRALIA
2001 - Death: John LAWS (Civil Servant) -24711, Warrington LAN UK
2005 - Death: Lucy Betty LAWS-16527, North Belmont NSW AUSTRALIA
2009 - Death: Eric MurrayLAWS-36797, Harborough Magna Warwickshire UK
2014 - Cremation: Norman LAWS-40506, Whitley Bay Northumberland UK


1875 - Occupation: William LAWS (Mate on ship) -27178,
1950 - Residence: Albert LAWES-39074, Willesden Middlesex UK

1798 - Baptism: Joseph LARMAN-29149, Enfield Middlesex UK
1805 - Baptism: Sophia CORY-3510, Stratton Strawless Norfolk UK
1861 - Baptism: William Robert ALLEN (Stevedore) -22690, Scarborough North Yorkshire UK

1894 - Birth: John IRONSIDE (Asphalter) -45144, 
1898 - Birth: Kate Jolliffe PRANKERD-33229,
1916 - Birth: William HUGHES-23112, West Derby Lancashire UK
1920 - Birth: Vera Marjorie KELLAWAY-27124, Dorset UK


1766 - Marriage: John LUTTRELL-4609 and Elizabeth OLMIUS-38335, 
1827 - Marriage: John SCOTT-28172 and Maria TEALE-28171, Dewsbury West Yorkshire UK

1890 - Death: Mary Elizabeth MADISON-30316, Marshall, Calhoun MI USA
1916 - Death: John Herbert FOLEY-31516, FRANCE
1944 - Death: Rose Alice DUNKASON-31007, Fulham Middlesex UK
1977 - Death: Emma SMITH-14556,
2012 - Death: 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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