Thursday, July 20, 2017

Thursday 20th July 2017 - Number 1228

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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 20th July

Family Events

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1777 - Baptism: Stephen LAWS-25709, Lakenham Norfolk UK
1806 - Christen: John LAWS-7492, South Shields Durham UK
1814 - Baptism: William Blutcher LAWS-21056, Lavenham SFK
1824 - Birth: William (Infant) LAWS-2921, Chatteris Cambridgeshire UK
1834 - Birth: John (Gardener & Innkeeper) LAWS-6217, Stratton Strawless Norfolk UK
1847 - Birth: Angelina (Hat Milliner) LAWS-7189, Limerick EIRE
1858 - Birth: Henry Robert (RN 83446) LAWS-24448, Portsea Hampshire UK
1862 - Christen: William George (Opthalmic Surgeon FRCS) LAWS-3009, Chollerton Northumberland UK
1867 - Birth: Mary Jane  Lewery (Scholar) LAWS-5940, North Backworth, Earsdon Northumberland UK
1868 - Birth: John James LAWS-29418, Sydney NSW AUSTRALIA
1876 - Birth: Mary Treen LAWS-3171, Margate Kent UK
1884 - Baptism: Percy (Farmer) LAWS-3002, Ovington Northumberland UK
1886 - Birth: Frank Walton (ARMY Gunner 37540) LAWS-15788, Great Yarmouth Norfolk UK
1901 - Birth: Frederick F (Cowman Ag Lab) LAWS-44214, 
1906 - Birth: Alice Elizabeth LAWS-42996, 
1911 - Birth: Robbie Dae (Sgt US Army) LAWS-20456, 
1913 - Birth: Ivy Gertrude LAWS-35812, 
1914 - Birth: Kathleen LAWS-44423, 
1915 - Enlistment: Frederick James (ARMY Private 45672) LAWS-28794, 
1916 - Death: James (ARMY Corporal 6343) MCLAWS-22247, 

1619 - Marriage: Robert WEBB-1657 and Elizabeth LAWES-1514, Plymouth Devonshire UK
1817 - Marriage: John LAWS-11752 and Susannah WOODCOCK-11751, Norwich Norfolk UK
1822 - Marriage: Thomas Charles HOWARD-8016 and Charlotte LAWS-7507, St.George Hanover Sq Middlesex UK
1889 - Marriage: Frank LAWS-16428 and Ann SHAFTO-16429, New Seahamr Durham UK
1901 - Marriage: William (Bricklayers Labourer) LAWS-20101 and Catherine Jane CUNNINGHAM-20102, Newcastle upon Tyne Northumberland UK

DEATHS burials etc

1901 - Burial: Ann LAWS-23077, Toowong, Brisbane QLD AUSTRALIA

1920 - Death: Richard Noel LAWES-36658, 
1925 - Death: Paul Seville LAWS-19683, Greenbrier Co WV USA
1943 - Death: Robert William (ARMY Private 2083635) LAWS-22329,
1945 - Death: Milbert (PFC US Army) LAWS-16515, 
1950 - Death: Percy (Motor Car Mechanic) LAWS-8470, Lincoln, Lincolnshire UK
1950 - Death: Junius Eugene LAWS-19405, Los Angeles CA USA
1951 - Birth: Chester LAWS-41721, 
1951 - Death: Zenos Marvin (Section Hand - Steam Railroad) LAWS-13801, Salt Lake City UT USA
1959 - Death: Ada LAWS-15699, Outwell Cambridgeshire UK
1968 - Burial: William Hart LAWS-13806, Blanding UT USA
1978 - Death: William Washington (Furn Worker) LAWS-41457, Lenoir NC USA
1983 - Death: Esther LAWS-41768, 
2003 - Burial: Laura Leah (substitute teacher) THOMAS-12162, Hiddenite, Taylorsville NC USA
2009 - Death: Arthur Van Driver) LAWS-3828, Anlaby East Yorkshire UK

2011 - Cremation: Charles Robert LAWS-41164, Orilla, Simcoe Co ONT CANADA


1896 - Will  Dated: Selina Maria SMITH-7973, 
1944 - Residence: Sarah Eleanor LAWS-17402, Chiswick Middlesex UK
1945 - Residence: Doris Louisa (Laundry worker) LAWS-43990, Folkestone Kent UK
1950 - Residence: Percy (Motor Car Mechanic) LAWS-8470, Washingborough Lincolnshire UK

1863 - Birth: Dorthy Hannah DICKESON-20035, Cramlington Northumberland UK
1868 - Birth: Annie Octavia LAWES/LAROSS-256, Soho Middlesex UK
1906 - Birth: Alice Elizabeth CREW-27970, Bristol Gloucestershire UK


1883 - Burial: Sabina (Lately widow SIMMS) SARGEANT-3638, Bournemouth Hampshire UK
1943 - Death: Edward William ARKLE-40898, Edmonton Middlesex UK
1944 - Death: Frederick James PORTER-17403, Lingford's, Great Canfield ESS
1945 - Residence: John Thomas (Soldier) SHARMAN-43991, Folkestone Kent 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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