Monday, August 07, 2017

Monday 7th August 2017 - Number 1246

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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
Rusty is our dog he's a ten year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier Cross, He loves just about everyone, especially the girls but can be a bit intimidating when he launches himself at you like an express train.
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Family Events from our database for today 28th July

Family Events

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1756 - Christen: James LAWES-31971, Knights Enham Hampshire UK
1805 - Christen: Elizabeth LAWS-3925, Folkestone Kent UK

1821 - Birth: Martin LAWS (Co I 15th Ill Cav) -20559, 
1842 - Birth: Catherine Florentia LAWS-18568, Tynemouth Northumberland UK

1856 - Birth: Thomas LAWS-37540, 
1862 - Birth: William M LAWS-23024, Pike co IN USA
1862 - Birth: Madison J LAWS-23018, Pike co IN USA
1872 - Birth: Wilford LAWS-19352
1894 - Birth: Ethel LAWS-44913, 
1896 - Birth: Stanley James LAWS (Heavy Lorry Driver) -15920, Copdock Suffolk UK
1903 - Birth: Ernst LAWS (Catholic Priest) -43570, Braunsberg Wernia GERMANY
1903 - Birth: Mary Jane Patterson LAWS-42118, 
1912 - Birth: John LAWS-28838, South Shields Durham UK
1913 - Birth: Gwendoline LAWS-16335, Sheffield West Yorkshire UK
1913 - Birth: Robert Woodford LAWS-13460, homesteaded land near Syracuse, KS USA
1915 - Birth: Thomas William LAWS (Carpenter) -28381, Wandsworth Surrey UK
1916 - Birth: Howard Wilson LAWS-14048, Farmington, St.Francois Co. MO USA
1920 - Birth: Emmie E LAWS (Rubber Worker) -44885,

1764 - Marriage: Charles FINCH-8103 and Elizabeth LAWS-7370, Strood Kent UK
1820 - Marriage: Thomas DONISON-29797 and Catherine LAWS-29798, Gateshead Durham               UK
1853 - Marriage: Edward SKINNER-40455 and Frances LAWS-40454, St Marylebone                             Middlesex UK
1870 - Marriage: James Henry LAWS (Bricklayer) -3150 and Elizabeth Ann L BURVILLE-                   3151, Folkestone Kent UK

1911 - Marriage: Edwin LAWS (ARMY 48811) -28788 and Elizabeth WILLIAMS-28789,                      Darlaston West Yorkshire UK
1922 - Marriage: John Herbert George WARD- (Assistant inspector of Taxes) 40398 and                         Dorothy Muriel LAWES (Gents Outfitters Manageress) -30127, Aldershot Hampshire                 UK
1922 - Marriage: Walter Leonard TABOR (Fruit Importer) -40396 and Vera Alice Clare                         LAWES-28593, Aldershot Hampshire UK

DEATHS burials etc
1920 - Death: Claudius Francis Clement LAWES (Solicitor) -806, Croydon Surrey UK
1930 - Death: Hubert LAWES (Airman RFC) -1974, Royal Air Force Hospital, Cranwell LIN                UK
1931 - Death: John Wilkinson LAWES (Shipowner) -2336, Sunderland Durham UK

1942 - Death: John William Folker LAWS (Railway Supervisor -Retired) -8376, Kings Lynn                  Norfolk UK

1945 - Burial: John Barugh LAWS-28134, Stockton-On-Tees Durham UK
1966 - Death: William LAWES-39657, Colchester Essex but resided at 
           Birch Essex UK
1972 - Death: Allie Baxter LAWS-22517, Orofino, Clearwater Co Idaho USA
1986 - Burial: Allen Ray LAWS (PVT US Army) -16637, Willamette National Cemetery,                        Portland OR USA
1989 - Death: Wanda LAWS-35683, Provo UT USA
1989 - Death: Amy G LAWS-17419

1855 - Occupation: Eager Rither LAWS (Apprentice Seaman) -27168, 
1862 - Occupation: Thomas LAWS (Steerage Steward) -27163
1922 - Residence: John Herbert George WARD (Assistant inspector of Taxes) -40398, Aldershot             Hampshire UK
1922 - Residence: Walter Leonard TABOR (Fruit Importer) -40396, Aldershot Hampshire UK
1922 - Residence: Dorothy Muriel LAWES (Gents Outfitters Manageress) -30127, Aldershot                  Hampshire UK

1922 - Residence: Vera Alice Clare LAWES-28593, Aldershot Hampshire UK
1964 - Miscellaneous: Jack LAWS (President North Norfolk Labour Party) -17375, 

1743 - Birth: Henry Lawes  LUTTRELL (Earl Carhampton)-4611, 
1852 - Birth: John MOORE (Met Policeman) -5133, Calstock Cornwall UK
1854 - Birth: Isabella DAVISON-6551, Kibblesworth DUR UK
1866 - Birth: Pheobe Emily Jane FOWLER (Poulterer) -12825, 
1871 - Birth: William WEBBER (Parish Clerk & Drilling Machine Operative)-14196, Wortley              West Yorkshire UK (My father-in-law's father)
1891 - Birth: Edith Alice SPOARD (Servant) -28019, Uxbridge Middlesex UK
1893 - Birth: Albert George COGRAM-22257, Rotherhithe SRY
1904 - Birth: Valous Council BUSH-13862, TN USA


1937 - Death: Florence Emma FRANCIS-34846, Knaphill, Woking SRY but resided at 
           Kingston upon Thames Surrey UK
1940 - Death: Edwin George WEBBER (House Furnisher's Manager) -30889, Belper                              Derbyshire UK
1967 - Death: Johnny Ray COTTLE-43029, Columbus County NC USA
1968 - Death: Valous Council BUSH-13862, Henderson TN USA
1996 - Death: Madge JARROTT-11550, Drayton 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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