Sunday, July 02, 2017

Sunday 2 July 2017 - Number 1210

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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 2nd July

Family Events

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1732 - Christen: Jane LAWS-7146, Mitcham Surrey UK
1817 - Birth: Charles Herbert LAWS (Australian Army) -12895, Chinchilla QLD AUSTRALIA

1820 - Birth: Phoebe LAWS-13694, London UK
1876 - Baptism: Ernest Albert LAWS-34862, Holloway Middlesex UK
1886 - Birth: Larkin Lester LAWS-19315, Texas USA
1889 - Birth: Edith May  LAWS (Patient)-44059,
1890 - Birth: Adeline LAWS (Dairy work) -17497, Heddon on the Wall Northumberland UK
1901 - Birth: Sarah Ann LAWS-32765, South Shields Durham UK
1911 - Birth: Frederick LAWS (Journalist & Broadcaster & Critic) -13948, Stockton-On-Tees                        Durham UK
1913 - Birth: Reginald LAWS (Railway Platelayer) -44283,
1913 - Birth: Reginald Stallwood LAWS-35838,
1915 - Birth: Wilbur Francis LAWS-22796, Star Ranch, Juab, UT USA
1918 - Birth: Edith Gladys LAWS-35864,
1918 - Birth: Bernard Patrick LAWS-29802, West Melbourne VIC AUSTRALIA

1693 - Marriage: Nicholas LAWES-4616 and Elizabeth MODYFORD (Widow of Samuel                              BARRY)-609,
1713 - Marriage: Edward LAWES-1595 and ??? RIVETT-1596, Norwich Norfolk UK

1813 - Marriage: James MARCHAM  (Servant) -2046 and Mary LAWES (Spinster) -2047, Andover              Hampshire UK

1857 - Marriage: James Henry Forest LAWS (Engine Fitter)-32134 and Eliza RAMSEY-5801,                      Newgate LONDON UK
1877 - Marriage: George LAWS-40463 and Lydia Mary HARDING-40462, Westend by                                  Southampton Hampshire UK
1910 - Marriage: Joseph Robert LAWS (Builders Labourer) -5414 and Alice COOKSEY-18051,
           West Ham Essex UK
1912 - Marriage: Herbert Joseph SINFIELD (Costermonger -39875 and Eleanor LAWES-39874,                  Holloway Middlesex UK

DEATHS burials etc
1827 - Burial: Thomas LAWS (Infant) -31680, Fincham Norfolk UK

1881 - Death: Robert LAWS (Prisoner at Hockwold NFK) -6674, Leichhardt, NSW AUSTRALIA
1918 - Death: Len LAWS-17090, Broken Arrow, Tulsa OK USA

1908 - Death: Emma Mary Ann LAWS-35611,
1925 - Death: Vilda LAWS-22795, Blanding UT USA
1932 - Death: Christopher LAWS-7277, Murton Durham UK
1940 - Death: Mary Etta LAWS-11217,
1944 - Death: William Norman LAWS (ARMY Gunner 14355551)-22358,
1946 - Death: Almon Doddridge LAWS-19358, Los Angeles CA USA
1950 - Death: Edwin Lawson  LAWS (Wholesale Grocer & Provisions Mcht))-17319,
           Woodbridge Suffolk UK
1951 - Death: Fred LAWS (Railway Shunter 5713 LNER) -15453, Peterborough Cambridgeshire UK
1953 - Death: Mitchell LAWES (PFC US Army) -16625,
1966 - Death: William LAWS (Bricklayers Labourer) -20101, Dartford Kent UK
1970 - Death: Dorothy Alice LAWS-38143, Cronulla NSW AUSTRALIA
1977 - Death: Charles LAWS-19729,
1985 - Death: Samuel LAWS (S1 US Navy) -16802,

1918 - Naturalization: Robert Howard LAWS (Driver) -16299, New York NY USA
1930 - Arrival: Robin Bollin LAWS (Poultryman) -39647, Southampton Hampshire UK
1935 - Immigration: Kathleen Marjorie Livingstone HODGSON-231, Liverpool Lancashire UK

1862 - Birth: Wilhelmina Pauline OEHM-24580, Rosenthal SA
1868 - Baptism: Elizabeth CHARTERS-21985, Torpenhow Cumberland UK

1875 - Birth: Laura Lillian RHODES-17004, Mulmur ONT CANADA
1887 - Birth: Richard Arthur STAPLETON-23088, Illogan, Portreath Cornwall UK
1892 - Birth: John Bartlet CHARTERS-14172, Bramley West Yorkshire UK
1892 - Birth: Elisabeth Alice Frances BROWN-12839, Kensington Middlesex UK
1904 - Birth: Marjorie Jean BURNS-10506, 
1918 - Birth: Winifred SNYDER-12215, Modoc IN



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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