Friday, August 04, 2017

Friday 4th August 2017 - Number 1243

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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 4th August

Family Events

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1765 - Baptism: James LAWS (Merchant Life) -3385, Great Yarmouth Norfolk UK

1821 - Baptism: Samuel LAWS-13320, Ormesby St Michael Norfolk UK

1822 - Baptism: Christopher LAWS-4421, Norwich Norfolk UK

1822 - Birth: Ann LAWS-3176, Folkestone Kent UK

1839 - Baptism: John LAWS (Railway Porter) -6504, Hellington Norfolk UK
1853 - Birth: Eliza LAWS-29648, Gateshead Durham UK
1864 - Birth: William Bernard LAWS-19309, 
1865 - Birth: Thomas Little  LAWS (Coal Miner)-5938, North Backworth, Earsdon                                Northumberland UK
1871 - Baptism: Walter LAWS (Sweeper/Labourer) -5412, West Ham Essex UK
1873 - Birth: Harold Lionel LAWS (Dr M R C s L R C P) -4544, East Islington Middlesex UK
1877 - Birth: William Wilbur LAWS-19336, IL USA
1878 - Baptism: Henry LAWS (Infant/Not grandson but illegitimate son) -3567, Bedlington                    Northumberland UK
1883 - Birth: Fred LAWS (Colour Mixer In Paper Mill)-44255, 
1884 - Birth: Frank C LAWS (Brush Traveller) -8446, Norwich Norfolk UK

1889 - Birth: Ellen Florence LAWS-30375, Gaspe, Quebec CANADA
1892 - Birth: Percy Bankston LAWS-12435, Greenwood MS USA
1896 - Birth: John LAWS (Colliery Maintenance Waggon Wright) -44820, 
1896 - Birth: John Franklin LAWS-19543, KS USA
1901 - Birth: Arthur R LAWS (Painter & Decorator) -42670, 
1907 - Birth: Margaret LAWES-35931, 
1912 - Birth: Jack Clifford LAWS (Head Provision Hand Grocery & Provision Stores) -43012, 
1919 - Birth: Frances Blanche LAWS-37775, 

1779 - Marriage: William LAWS-3667 and Sarah TAY-3672, 
1787 - Marriage: Thomas LAWS-36486 and Mary LOCKE-36487, 
1799 - Marriage: John LAWES-12870 and Ann BATH-12871, Allington Wiltshire UK
1823 - Marriage: William James LAWES (Annuitant "Isaac Bawcombe") -568 and Mary                      UPJOHN-569, St Marylebone Middlesex UK
1877 - Marriage: George LAWES (HM Royal Marines) -566 and Jemima BOND-550, 
           Broad Chalke Wiltshire UK

1884 - Marriage: John YOUNGS-26710 and Eliza LAWS-22468, Littleport Cambridgeshire UK

1897 - Marriage: James Milton LAWS (Farmer) -19501 and Mary E QUINN-19542,                                Burlington, Coffey Co KS USA
1905 - Marriage: William Reuben LAWS-25436 and Lou Reanie EDWARDS-25437, 
1909 - Marriage: Bertie John William BRODIE (GPO Porter) -37259 and Sally LAWS-8164,                 West Ham Essex UK
1913 - Marriage: Arthur Augustus DAYSON-40387 and Ada Laura LAWES-27288, Battersea               Surrey UK
1923 - Marriage: Ernest Samuel HALL (Engineer)-40388 and Ada Laura LAWES-27288,                      Wimbledon Surrey UK
1928 - Marriage: Leonard LAWS (Stone Mason) -43172 and Annie (Weaver) DUCKWORTH-              43173, Whitworth Lancashire UK

DEATHS burials etc
1856 - Death: Charles Horace LAWS-2832, Newgate LONDON UK buried Kensal Green                         Middlesex UK
1878 - Death: Caroline LAWS-25160, 
1927 - Burial: George William LAWS-17081, Park Grove Cemetery, Broken Arrow, Tulsa OK

1940 - Death: Roland Sydney LAWS-32293, Newcastle upon Tyne Northumberland UK

1960 - Burial: William Henry LAWS-21312, Townsville QLD AUSTRALIA
1976 - Death: Bill LAWS-23801, Canberra ACT AUSTRALIA
1978 - Death: Martin LAWS-20374, Aldershot Hampshire UK
1994 - Cremation: Thomas George Ernest LAWS-28159, Kent & Sussex Crematorium

1996 - Death: Edwin John LAWS-12554, Kingsgrove NSW AUSTRALIA

1856 - Residence (family): Charles William LAWS (Merchants Clerk/Ship Agent) -32062 and                Caroline Elizabeth Kett PUNCHER-32063, Newgate LONDON UK
1915 - Residence: Ernest LAWS (ARMY Private 491100) -41665, Goderick ONT CANA
1923 - Residence: Ernest Samuel HALL (Engineer) -40388, Wimbledon Surrey UK
1923 - Residence: Ada Laura LAWES-27288, Wimbledon Surrey UK

1710 - Baptism: Elizabeth FISHER-17676, Lowestoft Suffolk UK

1858 - Birth: John YOUNGS-26710, 
1893 - Birth: Edith A WHALEY-38617, Abingdon Berkshire UK

1893 - Birth: Robert Charles BODIE-9220, Old Machar, Aberdeen Aberdeenshire UK

1765 - Marriage: Christopher HORTON-4612 and Anne (Duchess of Cumberland and                             Strathearn) LUTTRELL-4630, Mayfair Middlesex UK
1884 - Marriage: William Frederick (Clockmaker) CLEGG-7095 and Mary Eleanor JONES-                 36035, 
1935 - Marriage: Frederick William HOCKNELL (French Polisher) -23113 and Ivy BRANT-                 14283, Edmonton Middlesex UK

1809 - Burial: Martha WILKINSON-4512, Rackham Norfolk 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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