Sunday, July 09, 2017

Sunday 9th July 2017 - Number 1217

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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 9th July

Family Events

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1694 - Christen: Charles LAWES-32037, St.Peter, Mancroft Norwich Norfolk UK

1761 - Birth: Thomas LAWS-36486, Billerica, Middlesex Co. MA USA
1834 - Birth: E LAWS-36965, Meriweather County, GA USA
1848 - Christen: John Lovelace LAWES-1263, 

1883 - Birth: Henry George LAWS (Engineers Machinist) -31047, Mile End Middlesex UK
1892 - Birth: David H  LAWS (Clerk Cashier of Beach Cafe for 
           Bournemouth Corporation)-30230, South Shields Durham UK
1892 - Birth: David Hugh  LAWS (Chief Officer Ship "Otarama")-22894, 
           South Shields Durham UK
1861 - Birth: Georgiana LAWS-19354, CA USA
1868 - Birth: Thomas LAWES (General Labourer) -20941, Whippingham IOW
1894 - Birth: Clarence LAWES (PVT US Army) -16617, 
1895 - Birth: Percy Wyndham LAWES-38089, Farnham Surrey UK
1899 - Birth: Charles William LAWES (RN K54678)(Market Gardener) -24465, Bishops                        Waltham Hampshire UK
1901 - Birth: Christopher LAWES (Dairy Farmer) -45189, 
1903 - Birth: Elizabeth A LAWES-45140, 
1904 - Birth: Cyril Arthur R LAWES-38284, 
1908 - Birth: Charles LAWS (Australian Army) -12892, Gilgandra  NSW AUSTRALIA
1914 - Birth: Ralph Ernest LAWS-43085, Hertford Hertfordshire UK
1914 - Birth: William Robert LAWS (Sgt RAFVR W.Op 745880 DFM) -18013, 
           Henley on Thames Oxfordshire UK
1918 - Birth: Vernon James LAWS-16811, 


1713 - Marriage: William HIROM-2188 and Mary LAWES-2189, Newgate LONDON UK
1827 - Marriage: William LAWS-7996 and Rebecca LEWIS-8245, Newington Surrey UK
1831 - Marriage: John LAWS-31674 and Sarah EWAN-31675, Fincham Norfolk UK

1857 - Marriage: Robert OLDMAN-22667 and Mary LAWS-21307, Tittleshall Norfolk UK
1850 - Marriage: William LAWS (Farmer) -15172, Stockton SFK UK
1859 - Marriage: Joseph LAWES-28620 and Elizabeth FOX-27044, Chilham Kent UK
1893 - Marriage: Frederick JACKSON (Blacksmith's Assistant) -16396 and Annie Elizabeth                  LAWS-4690, Horbury West Yorkshire UK (St Peters)
1935 - Marriage: Clinton Wesley LAWS-43025 and Catherine E RICKER-43026, Greene Co TN USA

DEATHS burials etc
1831 - Death: Edwin LAWS-42128, 
1870 - Death: John LAWES-20283, Coombe Bissett Wiltshire UK

1907 - Death: Ed Young LAWS-20501
1950 - Death: Thomas George LAWS-39100, Hackney Middlesex UK resided Dalston                              Middlesex UK
1950 - Death: Alfred William LAWES (Baker) -39076, Grays Thurrock Essex UK
1988 - Death: Robert A (Cpl US Marine Corps) LAWS-16793, 
1991 - Death: James Robert LAWS-42206, Lawrence TN USA
1992 - Burial: William Robert LAWS (Reverend) -25727, Christchurch NZ
1992 - Death: Lois Mae LAWS-23012, San Antonio Texas USA
2011 - Death: Anthony Mark LAWS-38128, Logan City Chinchilla QLD AUSTRALIA

1959 - Emigration: David LAWES-40228, 
1959 - Emigration: Robert LAWES-40227, 
1959 - Emigration: Margaret R WALDEN-40210, Southampton Hampshire UK
1959 - Emigration: Shipley A LAWES-40208, 
1996 - Probate: Rosina Ivy LAWS-41123, CITY OF LONDON

1996 - Probate: Evelyn LAWS-41119, Winchester Hampshire UK


1832 - Christen: Maria HOPWOOD-34844, Barton Upon Humber Lincolnshire UK
1916 - Birth: Arthur Charles EATON-27557, 
1919 - Birth: Loretta Edith BRIGHT-26418, Wayne Co IA USA


1951 - Death: Wilhelmina D E STULPNAGEL-38377, St Louis MO USA
2004 - Death: Alma MURPHY-16840, Valdese hospital NC
2016 - Death: Earl ELLIS-43419, 

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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