Saturday, August 12, 2017

Saturday 12th August 2017 - Number 1251

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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 12th August

Family Events

 BIRTHS baptisms etc
1782 - Birth: Edmund Edward LAWS (Widower & Labourer) -16206, Feltwell Norfolk UK
1782 - Baptism: Edmund Jasper LAWS-13792, Feltwell Norfolk UK
1812 - Birth: Washington LAWS-11201,
1821 - Baptism: William LAWES (Labourer) -2693, Felthorpe Norfolk UK
1828 - Birth: Alexander LAWS-20483
1867 - Death: Henry Fairbanks LAWS-17215, Hackney Middlesex UK
1872 - Birth: Mary A LAWS-6702, 
1873 - Birth: Gaines Augusta LAWS-20503, Apopka FL USA
1875 - Birth: John Thomas LAWS (Farmer) -3117, Outwell Cambridgeshire UK
1876 - Birth: Jessie Louisa LAWS-35213, Balmain NSW AUSTRALIA
1876 - Death: Aaron LAWS-27792, 
1884 - Birth: Edwin Francis John LAWS (Railwayman) -11058, Chelsea Middlesex UK

1887 - Birth: Elsie Louisa LAWES-24559, Goulburn NSW AUSTRALIA
1903 - Birth: Walter Richard LAWS (Painter in Ordnance Workshops) -33855, Plumstead Kent             UK
1907 - Birth: John Joseph LAWS (Maintenance Engineer Food Manufacture) -36217, 
1910 - Birth: Mary Emily LAWS-35832, 
1912 - Birth: Vera Mary LAWS-40500,
1915 - Birth: William H LAWS-42275, 
1915 - Birth: Basil Billington LAWS (Lorry Driver) -32585, Great Yarmouth Norfolk UK

1916 - Birth: Mary Ann LAWS (Shop Assistant -Books) -44434, 
1918 - Birth: Dorothy May LAWS-3263, 

1815 - Marriage: Benjamin HOWARD-7061 and Anne LAWS-7062, Coslany Norfolk UK
1862 - Marriage: William Henry DONALDSON(Cab Man) -29890 and Mary Ann LAWS-                       29888, Eaton Square Middlesex UK
1870 - Marriage: John MOORE (Met Policeman) -5133 and Charlotte LAWS (Pupil Teacher)                -5129, Shoreditch Middlesex UK
1883 - Marriage: Henry LAWS (Tin Plate Worker) -15343 and Ann HANCOCK-15344, 
            Mile End Middlesex UK
1900 - Marriage: Ephraim Parker HOGAN- (Labourer/Porter) 34730 and Almina Elizabeth                  LAWS-34729, St John's Carleton, Newfoundland
1939 - Marriage: Wilbur Francis LAWS-22796 and Wanda HURST-25563, Blanding UT USA

DEATHS burials etc
1779 - Burial: William LAWS-14486, Mealrigg Cumberland UK
1779 - Burial: John LAWS-14485, Mealrigg Cumberland UK
1930 - Death: Phoebe Ann LAWS-37303, Dubbo NSW AUSTRALIA
1939 - Death: Christopher James LAWS (Master Mariner 09697) -30232, Kings Lynn Norfolk              UK

1953 - Burial: Julian Asa LAWS-13804, Blanding UT USA
1986 - Death: Albert Francis LAWS (Royal Australian Navy 20095) -12542, Peakhurst NSW                  AUSTRALIA
1999 - Death: Myrtle Eileen LAWS-12043, AUSTRALIA
2002 - Death: Dean Barry LAWS-27363, 
2003 - Death: Fern LAWS-29098, 
2004 - Death: Mabel Winifred LAWS (Tailoress) -20781, Carseldine, QLD AUSTRALIA

2006 - Death: Julie Ann LAWS-40704, 

1915 - Occupation: George Frederick LAWS (Assistant Schoolmaster) -5018, 
1919 - Occupation: Francis W LAWS (4th Officer on RMS Olympic)-22896, 

1737 - Birth: Augusta HANOVER-22599, St. James' Palace, London, UK

1749 - Baptism: Elizabeth PEARSON-13795, Feltwell Norfolk UK
1807 - Christen: Lydia Milligan SEPPINGS-38685, Chatham Kent UK
1855 - Birth: Emma IRONSIDE-2720, Montacute, Yeovil SOM
1861 - Birth: James Davies TILLEY-41470, Orange Co NC USA
1883 - Birth: Siddie Emma BRANDON-30154, Carroll Co TN USA
1886 - Birth: Augusta Florence BAIRD-28864, 
1899 - Birth: Margaret Elsie BEALE-37340, West Ham Essex UK
1913 - Birth: Jo Martin DINGES-11304, Dale, Caldwell Texas USA

1783 - Marriage: Joseph CHARTERS-14152 and Grace TYNDALL-14153, Torpenhow                          Cumberland UK

1938 - Marriage: Cecil Owen MARTIN-14300 and Gladys May SAVILLE-14299, Hayes                         Middlesex UK

1885 - Death: Polly CHILD-36485, 
1925 - Burial: Ethel DACRE-23554, Stanley cum Wrenthorpe West Yorkshire UK
1956 - Death: Caroline SEXTON-23872, Wandsworth Surrey UK
1976 - Death: Hannah KING-3075, 
1995 - Death: John (Miner) HESKETT-16393, Sunderland Durham 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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