Sunday, August 13, 2017

Sunday 13th August 2017 - Number 1252

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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 13th August

Family Events

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1686 - Baptism: Mary LAWES-25944, North Bradley WIL UK

1749 - Christen: Betty LAWES-323, Martin Wiltshire UK
1803 - Birth: Hosea LAWS-40790, Westminster, Worcester Co. MA USA
1826 - Baptism: Richard Willoughby LAWS (C J Navy Retired) -29283, Bengal INDIA
1833 - Birth: Francis Edwin LAWES (Reverend) -199, Aldermaston Berkshire UK
1842 - Birth: Agnes Isabella LAWS-3912, Portsea Hampshire UK

1851 - Birth: Michael Grahame LAWS (Horologist) -4708, St Pancras Middlesex UK
1863 - Birth: Samuel LAWES (Gardener Domestic) -2540, Watton Norfolk UK
1865 - Baptism: Ruth LAWS (Spinster) -3560, Bedlington Northumberland UK
1874 - Birth: William C LAWES (Gardener) -45105, 
1876 - Birth: Alex LAWES (Packing Case Maker) -45172, 
1876 - Birth: Thomas Andrew LAWS (Motorman of Electric Tram) -2901, West Hartlepool                     Durham UK
1900 - Birth: Harold J LAWS (Brickworks Labourer) -44128, 

1906 - Birth: William LAWS (Australian Army - Acting Corporal Corporal NX41939 ) -12956,              Leichhardt, NSW AUSTRALIA
1907 - Birth: Ivy Ada LAWES-35851, 
1909 - Birth: Walter LAWS (Works Policeman - British -) -36295, Derby Derbyshire UK
1910 - Birth: Robert LAWS (Coal Fitter Underground) -42692,
1914 - Birth: Robert Messiter LAWES-41376, 

1663 - Marriage: Robert ALLEN-1365 and Abigail LAWES-1366, Norwich Norfolk UK

1798 - Marriage: John DEWING-39886 and Mary LAWS-39887, Guestwick Norfolk UK

1868 - Marriage: John EHRET-19680 and Elizabeth LAWS-19681, Gilmer Co WV USA

1877 - Marriage: Joseph W LAWS-25463 and Sarah Margaret TIPTON-25470, Mitchell Co NC USA

1894 - Marriage: Robert Carmichael LAWS (Coal Miner) -4894 and Sophia CORBETT-28672, 

1898 - Marriage: Edward Ernest GREEN-39253 and Emily Ward LAWS-4849, Great Clacton              with Little Holland Essex UK

1907 - Marriage: William HALL-29460 and Hannah (Infant) LAWS-5870,

DEATHS burials etc
1834 - Burial: Jane LAWS-29518, Washbrook SFK UK
1915 - Death: William LAWS (ARMY Private SS/14010) -7410, 
1952 - Death: Caster LAWS-19760, Bell County KY USA
1962 - Death: Esther M LAWS-39766, Orofino, Clearwater, Idaho, USA
1963 - Burial: Edward Martin LAWS-16683, Baltimore MD USA
1968 - Death: John Shields LAWS (Lt Col US Air Force) -16744, 
1974 - Death: Anna Lavinia LAWS-20775, Hammersmith Middlesex UK
1979 - Death: Geoffrey LAWS (Lt Colonel) -10956, Kings Langley Hertfordshire but buried at 
           Sarratt Hertfordshire UK
1979 - Death: Reginald Edward LAWS (Apprentice Carpenter) -3893, Horndean Hampshire                UK
1983 - Birth: Nicole Vanessa LAWS-19113, Texas USA
1987 - Death: Edgar Thomas LAWS (Builders Labourer) -42448, Bexley Kent UK
1994 - Death: John George LAWS-40634, 
2001 - Death: David Hadley LAWS-14042, Manassas Park City VA USA
2002 - Death: Robert E LAWS-27647, 
2012 - Death: Ruby Maine LAWS (Mill Worker) -16861, Concord NC USA

1854 - Immigration: John Israel HARPLEY-30770, Moreton Bay, QLD AUSTRALIA

1854 - Immigration: Sarah LAWS-30769, Moreton Bay, QLD AUSTRALIA
1913 - Residence: Charles Edward LAWS (Lithograph Artist) -22867, Coshocton OH USA
1914 - Enlistment: James Warren LAWS (ARMY Private 1891) -28823, 

1844 - Baptism: Joseph CLARKE (Colliery Storekeeper) -26525, Lamesley Durham UK

1846 - Birth: William Robert EGGLETON-29543, South Creake Norfolk UK
1853 - Birth: George CROSS-16521, Ely Cambridgeshire UK

1870 - Birth: Elizabeth POLK/WILLIAMS-28733, 
1870 - Birth: Elizabeth Jane WAKE-8671, Sunderland Durham UK

1883 - Birth: Nancy Olive Legge NORBURY-33196, 
1889 - Birth: William CHILTON-2686, Rock Springs, Sweetwater WY USA
1901 - Birth: Alice Annie COOK-20773, Hammersmith Middlesex UK


1670 - Death: Thomas MORGAN-11100, 
1927 - Death: G W LAWS-17080, Broken Arrow, Tulsa OK USA

1928 - Death: Marie Amelia Rose FONTAINE-222, Piccadilly, London
1931 - Death: Ellen ADAMS-29452, Melbourne, VIC AUSTRALIA
1941 - Death: Matilda DOUGLAS-19842, Ogden, Weber Co. UT USA
1944 - Death: Alice Beatrice MANNING (Sick Nurse) -39018, Weston Super Mare Somerset UK

1949 - Death: Harriet ELLIS-34342, Poole Dorset UK resided at Wareham DOR UK

2003 - Death: Nancy Cecelia VAN DUREN-12136, Beloit, Rock County WI 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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