Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Wednesday 26th July 2017 - Number 1234

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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 26th July

Family Events

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1689 - Christen: Henry LAWS-13994, Padiham Lancashire UK
1696 - Baptism: Elizabeth LAWES-10562, Berwick upon Tweed Northumberland UK

1730 - Christen: Anne LAWS-7065, Norwich Norfolk UK
1769 - Birth: Matthew LAWS-40973, Norwich Norfolk UK

1772 - Baptism: Elizabeth LAWES-10566, Newburn on Tyne Northumberland UK
1812 - Christen: Mary LAWS (Spinster) -26768, Egton North Yorkshire UK

1841 - Birth: Edward William LAWS (1st Mate Master Mariner) -10187, 
           Stepney Middlesex UK

1842 - Birth: Edward H  LAWS (Tractor Driver & Ag Lab)-43686, 
1853 - Birth: John Carter LAWS (PLA Stome Mason) -18180, East Dereham Norfolk UK

1863 - Baptism: Charlotte Lucelia LAWS (Lady Clerk) -6544, Stepney Middlesex UK
1872 - Birth: Charles LAWS-35615, 
1878 - Birth: Ada Mary LAWES-1453, Stockbridge Hampshire UK
1884 - Birth: Benjamin LAWS (ARMY Private 16569) -22180, 
1888 - Birth: Ruthie Lee LAWS-23022, Franklin Co Texas USA
1895 - Birth: James F  LAWS (Road Sweeper)-43793, 
1896 - Birth: Frederick James LAWS (Coke Sales Engineer For Gas Co Sales & Combustion &            Heating Advice) -36135, West Ham Essex UK
1901 - Birth: Edward Frank LAWS-33846, Fulham Middlesex UK
1905 - Birth: John P LAWS (Acting Service Manager Engineer Petrol Pump ???) -43588, 
1905 - Birth: William Edward LAWES (Grocery Roundsman) -20358, Collingbourne Wiltshire             UK
1906 - Birth: Stanley H LAWS (Lorry Driver LNER) -33832, Ipswich Suffolk UK

1908 - Birth: David Andrew LAWS (RAAF Lieutenant P479) -12899, Brisbane QLD AUSTRALIA
1910 - Birth: Ella LAWES-43156, Grays Thurrock Essex UK
1914 - Birth: William Carl LAWES-35757, 

1699 - Marriage: Charles LONG (Colonel) -610 and Amy LAWES-606, 
            St Katherines, JAMAICA
1829 - Marriage: Hosea LAWS-40790 and Fanny Jane AMES-40793, 
1830 - Marriage: John SANDWELL-7342 and Maria LAWS-7345, Andover Hampshire UK

1837 - Marriage: Thomas Jefferson LAWS-24905 and Althea MATTHEWS-24906
1846 - Marriage: Robert LAWS (Prisoner at Hockwold NFK) -6674 and Charlotte VINCENT-              6348, Hockwold Cum Wilton Norfolk UK
1849 - Marriage: Jacob LAWS (Ag Lab) -16584 and Martha CREEK-16586, Littleport                          Cambridgeshire UK

1854 - Marriage: John HAWKINS-16582 and Rhoda LAWS-5283, Littleport Cambridgeshire                 UK
1871 - Marriage: John LAWS (Ag Lab) -14881 and Ann FOX-36360, Downham                                       Cambridgeshire UK
1894 - Marriage: Herbert William LAWS (Masters Mate) -27713 and Marian BALDWIN-                     27715, Great Yarmouth Norfolk UK

DEATHS burials etc
1818 - Death: John LAWS-7159, Newington Surrey Burial Southwark SRY UK
1819 - Death: Mary LAWS-14484, Mealrigg Cumberland UK
1916 - Burial: Frank LAWS (Infant) -24898, Little Veiw
1918 - Death: Arthur James LAWS (Letter Sorter) -4424, Enfield Middlesex UK
1954 - Death: Chalmer E LAWS (PFC US Army) -16658, 
1971 - Burial: Roy T LAWS (PFC US Army) -16797, Long Island NY USA
1976 - Death: Thomas Matthew Robson LAWS-32769, Chester le Street Durham UK
1985 - Death: Brenda Maureen LAWS-36178, Lambeth Surrey UK

1993 - Death: Walter William LAWS (Scholar)-3454, Horsford Norfolk UK
1996 - Probate: Kenneth James LAWS-41126, Newcastle upon Tyne Northumberland UK

1999 - Birth & Death: Lexi LAWS-22787, Salt Lake City UT USA
1999 - Death: Albert Ernest LAWS-12541, Redfern NSW AUSTRALIA

1930 - Departure: Mary SWOFORD (Hardware Saleslady) -41568, Wilmington CA                                 USA

1930 - Departure: Claude Douglas LAWES (Machine Parts Salesman) -41560, Wilmington,                    California, USA

1734 - Birth: Hannah CARLETON-3671, Salem, Essex Co MA UK

1760 - Birth: Amelia CRA(O)PPER-4407,
1833 - Birth: John HAWKINS-16582, Hilgay Norfolk UK

1840 - Baptism: Ann Jane CHARTERS-14181, Aspatria Cumberland UK
1911 - Birth: Dorothy Keith ST.CLAIR HUGHES-40113, West Derby Lancashire UK
1918 - Birth: Florence D FOWLER (Stationery Shop Assistant) -44616, 


1971 - Burial: Lorna Bessie HOLMES-11519, Toowoomba, Warwick QLD AUSTRALIA
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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