Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Tuesday 4th July 2017 - Number 1212

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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 4th July

Family Events

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1837 - Christen: Edward  LAWS (Mayor of Tenby /J P)-2854, Lamphrey PEM UK
1880 - Birth: Alfred LAWS (Storekeeper & Post Office) -42395, 
1880 - Birth: James Henry LAWS-3157, Folkestone Kent UK

1883 - Birth: Charles Ambrose Edward LAWES (Stock Exchange Clerk) -17718, Croydon                     Surrey UK
1890 - Birth: Louisa LAWS-41463, 
1892 - Birth: Charles Henry LAWES-22585, Brooke Twp., Lambton County, ONT CANADA
1898 - Birth: J Thomas LAWS ( Bus & Tram Driver) -42717, 
1899 - Birth: Katie Pearl LAWS-19547, 
1910 - Birth: George W LAWS (French Polisher) -43887, 
1917 - Birth: Eugene LAWS (SFC US Army) -16694, 
1920 - Birth: Thomas Collinson LAWS (Royal Artillery) -29944, Silksworth Durham UK

1591 - Marriage: William MINNE-1739 and Barberia LAWES-1740, Sedgeford Norfolk UK
1631 - Marriage: Hugh LAWS-5980 and Anne BURT-5981, Holbenton Devonshire UK
1734 - Marriage: Christopher LAWS-14000 and Sarah ARBOR-14005, Padiham Lancashire                 UK
1751 - Marriage: Thomas LAWS-7271 and Rebekah WEY-42988, Blanford Forum Dorset UK
1804 - Marriage: Alexander LAWS-13882 and Lovely Lewis COLLINS-13883, 
1837 - Marriage: John Porter LAWES (Capt HEICS) -807 and Amelia Judith WADE-808,                     Norwich Norfolk UK

1867 - Marriage: Henry Joseph LAWS-6696 and Harriet Ann CRAW-6699, Minnesota Lakes                MT USA
1894 - Marriage: Walter Charles Wesley LAWS-35192 and Lilian Gertrude GARRARD-35193,             Balmain NSW AUSTRALIA
1909 - Marriage: Stephen Arthur LAWS (Farmer/Butcher) -4236 and Harriet ELLIS-34342,                Turners-puddle Dorset UK

DEATHS burials etc
1784 - Death: Joseph LAWS-6590, Needham Norfolk UK
1869 - Death: Elizabeth LAWES (3 mths old) -25834, Horsey Norfolk UK
1879 - Death: Ann LAWS (Servant & Spinster) -6719, Union Street, Maidstone Kent UK

1885 - Death: Edwin Henry  LAWES (Wheelwright)-388, Herriard Hampshire UK
1891 - Admon: Elizabeth LAWS (Spinster) -5991,
1893 - Death: Eleanor Maud LAWES-254,
1901 - Burial: Lillian England LAWS-10479, Christchurch NZ 
1918 - Death: Robert Eland LAWS (Australian Army Private 3333) -17837, killed in Action
1918 - Burial: Len LAWS-17090, Park Grove Cemetery, Broken Arrow, Tulsa OK
1938 - Death: Harry Cyril LAWS (Tea Planter) -17334, Brompton Middlesex UK
1938 - Death: Annie LAWS- (Housekeeper/Spinster) 17318, South Marston
1945 - Death: William George LAWES (Gardener Domestic) -1124, Colchester Essex but                         resided at Layer Breton ESS UK
1957 - Death: Emily Cecilia LAWS-25329, Brisbane QLD AUSTRALIA
1957 - Death: Bryant Wayne LAWS-20462, 
1964 - Death: Frederick Alfred LAWES-36051, Launcester, Tasmainia AUSTRALIA
1966 - Death: Frederick William LAWES-39639, Rochford Essex but resided at  Shoeburyness              ESS UK
1966 - Death: Kenneth LAWS-23276, Brownsburg IN USA
1981 - Death: William Everett LAWS-35793, Sanford, Lee NC
1981 - Death: Arthur Springfield LAWS (Head Maintenance Engineer at Bacon Factory)                     -34369, Pontefract West Yorkshire UK
2003 - Death: Billie Jean LAWS-12186, Fulton MO USA
2009 - Death: Robert George LAWS (ARMY Private) -31750, AFGHANISTAN

1867 - Residence: Mary MATHIAS-2853, Binfield Berkshire UK
1985 - Probate: Muriel Alice COURANT-31263, Brighton Sussex UK

1797 - Baptism: Susan CORDIAL-4418, Norwich Norfolk UK
1803 - Birth: Mary KNIGHT-20053, Sussex UK
1842 - Birth: Robert Thomas  NOBBS-  (Innkeeper)27428, Waterloo Street, Coslany Norfolk                UK
1843 - Christen: Sarah Ann WATSON-2970, Stockton-On-Tees Durham UK
1850 - Baptism: Mary CHARTERS (Dressmaker) -14237, Aspatria Cumberland UK
1911 - Birth: Marion Alice HILLIGAS-25110


1950 - Death: Edna PECK-12524, Ladner, New Westminster BC CANADA
1956 - Death: John Donald MacKenzie BEATON-25369, Gladstone QLD AUSTRALIA
2010 - Death: Gillian D E LILLEY-33511, Whittlesey Cambridgeshire UK

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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