Friday, July 14, 2017

Saturday 15th July 2017 - Number 1223

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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 15th July

Family Events

BIRTHS baptisms etc

1712 - Baptism: Tamasin LAWS-29846, Hawkinge Kent UK
1803 - Birth: Elizabeth LAWES-1217, 
1851 - Birth: Robert LAWS (Coal Miner - Chargeman) -7558, East Cramlington                                       Northumberland UK
1860 - Christen: Elizabeth Ann LAWS-4250, Newcastle upon Tyne Northumberland UK

1875 - Birth: Robert Henry LAWS (Company Secretary) -7166, Bethnal Green Middlesex UK
           My Grandfather

1878 - Birth: John Bonner LAWS (Carpenter) -31010, Bellavale TN USA
1879 - Birth: James Isaac LAWS-33701, Johnson City, Washington Co TN USA
1880 - Birth: Edna LAWS-41769, KY USA
1888 - Birth: Myrtle LAWS-19536, Lebo, Coffey Kansas USA
1890 - Birth: Walter Trowbridge LAWS-41700, IL USA
1892 - Birth: John LAWS (Iron Moulder) -43951, 
1898 - Baptism: Hilda LAWS-24373, Ryhope Durham UK
1910 - Birth: Albert W LAWES (Decorator) -83,
1914 - Birth: Edward John LAWS-18054, Cinderford Gloucestershire UK
1917 - Birth: Eric Robert LAWS (RAAF) -12904, Brisbane QLD AUSTRALIA


1783 - Marriage: John HAYLETT-1437 and Anne LAWS-1438, Necton Norfolk UK

1821 - Marriage: Robert LAWS (Butcher & Publican) -3348 and Sarah WARD 
            (Schoolmistress (1851) -3349, East Dereham Norfolk UK

1856 - Marriage: Samuel Brewster WOODHULL-39566 and Julia S LAWS-39565, Long Island NY USA
1922 - Marriage: John M LAWS (Metal polisher & Buffer) -39545 and Pearl HIGGINS-39546, 

DEATHS burials etc

1864 - Burial: Isaac LAWS (PVT US Army) -16725, Little Rock National Cemetery AR USA
1897 - Death: Thomas Jefferson LAWS-24905, Callaway Co MO USA
1897 - Death: William Alderson LAWS (Builder) -17197, Whitley Bay Northumberland UK
1910 - Death: William John LAWS-35171, Balmain NSW AUSTRALIA
1911 - Death: William Frank LAWS (Foreman Shipbuilder) -8602, Brisbane QLD                                    AUSTRALIA
           Formerly employed by Camper & Nicholson 

1913 - Death: De Wilton LAWS-40677, Philadelphia PA USA
1917 - Death: Julia S LAWS-39565, Long Island NY USA
1929 - Death: Fannie LAWS-20638, 
1934 - Death: Ralph W LAWS-20473, 
1949 - Death: John LAWS (Cpl US Army) -16739, 
1949 - Burial: Percy Murray LAWS-11499, Dutton Park, Brisbane QLD AUSTRALIA
1961 - Death: George Alexander LAWS-17359, Windsor BRK UK
1964 - Death: Joseph Edward LAWS (RN M15026) -24411, Lewisham Kent UK resided                          Bromley KEN UK
1964 - Death: Isaac LAWS-20437, 
1994 - Death: Samuel Kenneth LAWS-25112, 
2010 - Death: Albert E LAWS-33517, March Cambridgeshire UK


1927 - Naturalization: Claude Douglas LAWES (Machine Parts Salesman) -41560, 
           Los Angeles CA USA
1935 - Residence: Francis William LAWS (Company Director) -5746, Clapton Middlesex UK
1958 - Arrival: Derek L LAWS-42879, 
1958 - Arrival: Valerie Florence  LAWS (Dental Nurse)-42878, 
1958 - Arrival: Arthur Ernest Leonard LAWS (A 6769 RAN) -17768, CITY OF LONDON
1961 - Residence: George Alexander LAWS-17359, Higher Denham Buckinghamshire UK
1997 - Probate: Albert William LAWS-38603, Winchester Hampshire UK


1815 - Birth: Garson  BLAKE (Builders, Coal & General Mcht)-3407, 
1876 - Birth: Alfred  SAVILLE- (Engineer)14292, Deptford Kent UK
1897 - Birth: Ernest Edward STANLEY-12434, Basford Nottinghamshire UK
1912 - Birth: Alta Alicia ROGERS-40936, Elgin OR USA
1917 - Birth: Dorothy Phyllis Pearce JONES-14647, NSW AUSTRALIA



1963 - Death: Eldon Arthur PURSELL-20728, Richland Center WI
1991 - Death: Ruby Georgina COBBETT-265, Milton ONTARIO CANADA
1997 - Burial: Esther Helen PETRICK-22762, Huntingdon UT

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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