Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sunday 16th July 2017 - Number 1224

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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 16th July

Family Events

BIRTHS baptisms etc

1716 - Birth: Thomas LAWES-20334, Coombe Bissett Wiltshire UK

1775 - Birth: Jenny LAWS-24110, Feltwell Norfolk UK
1843 - Birth: Alexander E LAWS-11208, 
1844 - Birth: John P LAWS-13912, 
1844 - Birth: George Washington LAWS-11234, NC USA
1865 - Christen: George Stephenson LAWS (Grocer / Managing Director Fruit Preserve                        Company) -4243, Newcastle upon Tyne Northumberland UK

1865 - Birth: Martha LAWS-3792, Tivetshall St Mary Norfolk UK

1885 - Birth: John H  LAWS (Jobbing Gardener)-43862, 
1888 - Birth: Alfred LAWES (Farrier) -28588, Greenwich Kent UK

1893 - Birth: Martha LAWS-38277, Johnson, Kane Co. UT USA

1895 - Baptism: Violet D LAWS-15362, Wanstead Essex UK
1897 - Birth: Matthew LAWS (PVT US Army) -16613, 
1901 - Birth: John Herbert LAWS (Aircraft Technician) -31891, West Hartlepool Durham UK

1905 - Residence: Arthur LAWS (Cartman on Farm) -5596, Foulden Norfolk UK
1905 - Baptism: Clifford LAWS-29347, Foulden Norfolk UK
1910 - Birth: Ada B LAWS (Office Cleaner) -42480,


1783 - Marriage: Thomas LAWS-17772 and Susannah COOPER-17773, Cambridge                                Cambridgeshire UK

1837 - Marriage: James LAWS-27035 and Jane LINDRIDGE-27034, Appledore Kent UK
1849 - Marriage: John SEWELL-29826 and Audrey H LAWS-29827, 
1889 - Marriage: R H LAWS-40047 and Lizzie LOFT-40048, Grayson Co Texas USA
1913 - Marriage: William Austin LAWES-486 and Anne Janette FORREST OR HYNDMAN-              12525, Agassiz BC CANADA

DEATHS burials etc

1790 - Death: Jane LAWES-20328, Coombe Bissett Wiltshire UK

1897 - Burial: Sarah LAWES-36655, Lyndoch South Australia

1897 - Death: William LAWS (Brewer Retired) -8312, Tynemouth Northumberland UK

1907 - Death: Charlotte May LAWS-40370, 
1931 - Death: Charles Henry LAWS (Police Constable)-5137, Ealing Middlesex UK
1947 - Death: Dora E LAWS-19778, Harlan Co KY USA
1955 - Death: Cecil John William LAWS-38002, Chatteris Cambridgeshire UK

1963 - Death: Victor William George LAWS-20784, Hillingdon Middlesex UK
1965 - Death: Walter Clifton LAWS (Railway Ticket Collector) -5513, York North Yorkshire UK
1970 - Death: Walter Gordon LAWES (Australian Army) -12983, 
1974 - Death: Horace Kenneth LAWS-14563, Norfolk Island, late of Revesby NSW Australia
1980 - Death: Walter Harry LAWES-23076, Penticton BC CANADA
1994 - Death: John Harold James LAWS (Australian Army) -12571, Wauchope NSW                              AUSTRALIA
2002 - Death: Jean Norma LAWS-12569, Guildford NSW AUSTRALIA
2003 - Death: C Lawson LAWS-18246, 
2009 - Death: Bryan Reginald LAWS-13223, Leigh on Sea Essex UK

2010 - Cremation: Cyril Nicholas Bulman  LAWS (Postman)-33253, West Bromwich                               Staffordshire UK
2011 - Death: Charles Robert LAWS-41164, Orilla, Simcoe Co ONT CANADA

2014 - Death: David LAWS-40981, Newcastle upon Tyne Northumberland UK


1897 - Estate Value £: Sarah Lacey ALLEN-9208, 


1865 - Birth: Sarah CLEGG (Woollen Spinner) -14161, Liverpool Lancashire UK
1869 - Birth: Mary SEYMOUR-39612, 
1900 - Birth: William James NEWELL-36349, CITY OF LONDON
1902 - Birth: Lilian M GEORGE-45122, 
1906 - Birth: Edward STURCH-42358, 

1909 - Birth: Sylvia Ann PRIBBLE-20549, Georgetown IL USA


1798 - Marriage: John LUTTRELL-4609 and Maria MORGAN-38336,


1887 - Death: James Guess LAWS-11159, Marshall Calhoun MS USA
1974 - Burial: Margaret Mary DONOVAN-16779, Baltimore MD USA
1983 - Death: Emma May CARFREY-43807, 

1987 - Death: Dorothy SUTTON-24571, Penrith 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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