Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Wednesday 12th July 2017 - Number 1220

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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. 
My wife (Lorna ) and I have one daughter (Hannah), a graduate of The University of St Andrews in Scotland and an undergraduate of Academy of Art University in  San Francisco, CA USA
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Family Events from our database for today 12th July

Family Events

BIRTHS baptisms etc

1667 - Birth: James Robert LAWS-19509, Jewett, Cumberland Co IL
1741 - Baptism: Congrave LAWS-13060, Spittalfields Middlesex UK
1766 - Birth: Jerimiah LAWS-30311, Harroldsburg Mercer Co KY USA

1799 - Christen: Rose LAWS-26763, East Winch Norfolk UK

1860 - Birth: Josephus LAWS-33285, Carroll Co TN USA
1873 - Birth: Rachel Agnes (Dressmaker) LAWS-4180, Old Catton, Norwich Norfolk UK
1876 - Birth: Frank John (Stationer) LAWS-37224, 
1883 - Birth: Charles (Farmer) LAWS-11992, Chatteris Cambridgeshire UK

1886 - Birth: Annie Louise Mary Elizabeth LAWS-23062, Folkestone Kent UK

1891 - Birth: Goethe Grecian LAWS-33283, Carroll Co TN USA
1896 - Birth: Ernest  LAWS (Australian Army N282437)-12905, Mackay QLD AUSTRALIA
1900 - Birth: Ivy Lavinia LAWS-34200, Stowmarket Suffolk UK
1910 - Birth: Austin LAWS (Mechanical Engineer) -34445, East Laxham Norfolk UK
1912 - Birth: Rose Elizabeth Mary Ann LAWS-43350, Swanscombe Kent UK
1912 - Birth: Austin LAWS-36174, 
1912 - Birth: Sidney John LAWS (Groundsman M E C) -36169, Willesden Middlesex UK
1913 - Birth: Fred LAWS (Smallholder Greengrocer) -44101, 
1913 - Birth: Francis George Ryland LAWS-24806, Lewisham Kent UK
1914 - Birth: Annie Isobel LAWS-24770, Borough Surrey UK
1915 - Birth: Arthur H LAWS (Smallholder Tractor Driver Agricultural Labourer) -43784, 
1917 - Birth: Douglas Watson LAWS-41607, Thatcher, Box Elder UT USA
1918 - Birth: Richard Ernest George LAWS-36168, 
1919 - Birth: Joseph T LAWES (Corporal US Army) -16623, 


DEATHS burials etc

1837 - Burial: John LAWS-31687, Fincham Norfolk UK

1867 - Burial: George Lewis LAWS-27452, Hawkinge Kent UK
1931 - Death: James LAWS-24132, Roos East Yorkshire UK
1933 - Death: Fred LAWS-3802, Royal Infirmary, Kingston Upon Hull East Yorkshire UK

1934 - Death: Thomas Henry LAWS-16453, Tyler, Smith Co, Texas USA
1934 - Burial: Gertrude Mabel LAWS-15886, Beccles Suffolk UK

1940 - Death: Thomas Joseph LAWS- (Cabin Boy before the War) 21535, Plymouth Devonshire UK

1953 - Death: Gene Arnold (PFC Marine Corps 1163389) LAWS-43441, Korea - Killed in Action
1965 - Death: Abba Frances LAWS-19503, 
1965 - Burial: John Morrison LAWS (Nurseryman) -19433, Christchurch NZ
1971 - Death: Albert LAWS-19750, Campbell Co KY USA
1977 - Death: Martin Bernard LAWS (ARMY Life Guards Trooper 24344842) -33050, 
1983 - Burial: Bree LAWS-3257, Shepparton VIC (Pine Lodge Cemetery (Banksia Lea site 125)
1986 - Death: Doris May LAWS-38141, Castle Hill NSW AUSTRALIA

1991 - Death: Mark Grant LAWS-30462, Sonoma, Tuolumne CA
1991 - Death: James Herberts LAWS-20467, 
2006 - Death: Robert E LAWS-27648, 



1823 - Birth: Jane MARCH-34633, Ryton Durham UK
1864 - Birth: Alice Lydia MOONEY-7196, Islington Middlesex UK

1873 - Birth: Adeline SOUTH-29419, Leichhardt, NSW AUSTRALIA
1886 - Birth: Ada KEMP-33834, London 
1898 - Birth: Agnes SPROAT-26273, Lochmaben DUM U (Shaw Cottage, Templand)
1910 - Birth: Joseph RIPLEY-37800, High Spen Durham UK



1953 - Death: Fanny Elizabeth BROWN-15451, Watford Hertfordshire UK
1962 - Burial: Peter DACRE-23565, Stanley cum Wrenthorpe West Yorkshire UK
1986 - Death: Doris May TRENBATH-12551, Castle Hill NSW AUSTRALIA
1997 - Death: Esther Helen PETRICK-22762, Cleveland UT 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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