Thursday, July 06, 2017

Thursday 6th July 2017 - Number 1214

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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 6th July

Family Events

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1848 - Baptism: Mary Ann Shilling LAWS-4933, Stepney Middlesex UK

1870 - Birth: William LAWS-12521, Shedfield Hampshire UK

1874 - Birth: Josephine M LAWS-37648, Decatur County TN USA
1886 - Birth: Alan A LAWS (ARMY Sergeant 624337 -3003, Prudhoe Northumberland UK

1887 - Baptism: Margaret LAWS-21616,
1887 - Birth: Robert LAWS (RN Stoker 1st Class 224705)-3642, Parkstone Dorset UK
1899 - Birth: John Frank LAWS-25255, Hammond, Lake Co, IN USA
1902 - Birth: Henry LAWS (Shipyard Labourer) -44785,
1907 - Birth: George A O  LAWS (Master Blacksmith)-44620,
1909 - Birth: Ernest LAWS (Helps on Farm) -44022,
1910 - Birth: Cecil Jack LAWS (Builders Lorry Driver) -29222,
1912 - Birth: John William LAWS-28873,
1916 - Birth: Ulysses L LAWS-41798,
1918 - Birth: Marie LAWS-20591,
1920 - Birth: Frederick LAWS (Farmer) -43307, Lloydminster SK CANADA

1671 - Marriage: John LAWES-2398 and Alice WHITE-2403, Hadleigh Suffolk UK

1790 - Marriage: Green LAWS- (Saddler) 2842 and Lydia SEPPINGS-2839, Faituck Norfolk UK
1819 - Marriage: George NUSTEAD-7202 and Elizabeth LAWS-7203, Southwark Surrey UK
1897 - Marriage: John TIDMAN (Labourer) -37283 and Harriett Annie LAWS-37284, West Ham                  Essex UK
1912 - Marriage: Frederick Hayward LAWES (ARMY Private 62748) -28772 and Margaret Clole                 MOLE-28773, Chobham Surrey UK
1912 - Marriage: John LAWS (Boiler Attendant) -4049 and Agnes JOHNSON (Shopkeeper) -12082,            West Ham Essex UK

DEATHS burials etc
1857 - Burial: George James LAWS-27195, Stoke Newington Middlesex UK
1870 - Death: William LAWS-12521,
1877 - Death: Thomas LAWS (Coal Pit Deputy) -17046, Castle Eden Durham UK
1934 - Death: Frederick LAW (Printers Warehouseman) S-26519, Beccles Suffolk UK

1934 - Death: Frederick LAWS-7953, Lowestoft Suffolk UK

1945 - Death: Kenneth William LAWES (ARMY Captain 249486)-22217, Italy
1948 - Death: David Ronald  LAWS (7 hours old)-22117, Dunedin NZ
1950 - Death: James George LAWS (Wood turner) -38990, Camberwell Surrey UK resided
           Harrigay MDX UK
1950 - Cremation: Edwin Lawson LAWS ((Wholesale Grocer & Provisions Mcht)) -17319,
           Manor Park Essex UK
1962 - Death: Malcolm James LAWES-40268, Christchurch Hampshire Resided Bassett HAM UK
1978 - Burial: Arthur R  LAWS (PFC US Marine Corps)-16646, Houston, Harris Co Texas USA
1992 - Death: William Robert LAWS-31354, NZ
1992 - Death: William Robertt   LAWS(Reverend)-25727,
2008 - Death: Edward Charles LAWS-38145, NSW AUSTRALIA
2010 - Burial: Bolitha James LAWS (Captain USMC Vietnam) -42882, San Diego CA USA
2010 - Death: Dorothy M LAWS-40890, Milford Kent Co. DE USA

1867 - Description: George LAWS (Master Mariner 3088) -7398, 
1889 - Enlistment: William LAWS (ARMY Private 8529) -28877, Newcastle upon Tyne                                Northumberland UK

1915 - Enlistment: William LAWS (Stationary Engine Driver / ARMY Private 11340)) -5609,

1916 - Enlistment: Frederick William LAWS (ARMY 17885) -8437,

1800 - Birth: Elizabeth Ann CONWAY-12412, 
1833 - Birth: Samuel Brewster WOODHULL-39566, Long Island NY USA
1864 - Birth: Anna WALLER-19696, 
1912 - Birth: Mary Blanch REED-12189, Palmersville TN


1930 - Death: Maude Mary STUTTER-5761, Leytonstone Essex UK
1944 - Death: Elsie Florence OSBORNE-39025, Great Clacton with Little Holland Essex UK
1945 - Death: Ida Marion STRACEY-CLITHEROW-37940, Stepney Middlesex UK
1997 - Death: Jauna E RANGEL-17195, Greenville, Bond Co IL USA

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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