Sunday, August 06, 2017

Sunday 6th August 2017 - Number 1245

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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 6th August

Family Events

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1767 - Baptism: Mary LAWS-3386, Great Yarmouth Norfolk UK

1815 - Birth: Isabella LAWS-22074, Heworth Durham UK
1815 - Birth: John LAWS (Shipwright & Plumber) -22072, Heworth Durham UK
1844 - Baptism: Mary Ann  LAWS (Scholar)-5220, East Winch Norfolk UK

1851 - Birth: Elizabeth LAWS-31697, Fincham Norfolk UK

1854 - Death: Elizabeth LAWS-3179, Ramsgate Kent UK

1857 - Birth: Mary C LAWS-19280, KY USA
1863 - Birth: Lillie Denise LAWS-18854, Texas USA
1877 - Birth: Harry A P LAWES (RN 289161) -2551, Peckham Surrey UK
1892 - Birth: William A LAWS (Guildhall Keeper) -44548, 
1901 - Birth: Frederick LAWS (ARMY Private 30228) -28793, Bournemouth Hampshire UK
1901 - Birth: Frederick LAWS-28383, Wandsworth Surrey UK
1902 - Birth: Abraham R LAWS-41347, 
1902 - Birth: Alfred LAWES (Head of Maintenance Eastern Electricity) -36912, 
           Leyton ESS UK
1907 - Baptism: Hudson LAWS-24378, Grangetown Durham UK
1910 - Birth: Alfred LAWES (Dairy Farmer) -45191, 
1913 - Birth: Hilda LAWS (Cloth weaver) -44119, 

1795 - Marriage: William SPRING-8094 and Mary LAWS (Spinster) -7347, Ibsley Hampshire               UK
1821 - Marriage: Abraham MARKLEY-16598 and Elizabeth LAWS-16597, Littleport                             Cambridgeshire UK

1829 - Marriage: Luke LAWS (Butcher) -19947 and Caroline WOOD-19948, Westminster                      Middlesex UK
1839 - Marriage: Thomas HOUSE-1250 and Mary LAWES-1249, Lymington Hampshire UK

1857 - Marriage: John Dalby LUSTY (Mariner/Waterman) -29110 and Nancy Ann LAWS-                    4366, Whitechapel Middlesex UK
1864 - Marriage: Daniel SAMUELS (RM Private) -16581 and Rachel LAWS-14880,                                Camberwell Surrey UK
1899 - Marriage: James LAWES (Labourer) -28585 and Mary Ann LEWIS-40247, Greenwich               Kent UK

1906 - Marriage: Robert LAWES (Painter) -31100 and Emmaline NORFOLK-31101, 
           Marks Tey ESS UK
1911 - Marriage: Matthew Smith LAWS (ARMY 16658) -28859 and Margaret HART-28860,                  Tynemouth Northumberland UK

1928 - Marriage: Thomas Matthew Robson LAWS-32769 and Sarah Eleanor HARVEY-32770,              Howdon Panns Northumberland UK

DEATHS burials etc
1861 - Death: Richard LAWES (Tailor) -188, Thatcham BRK UK
1907 - Death: William George LAWES-196, Leichhardt, NSW AUSTRALIA
1920 - Death: William Harrison LAWS-12511, Loveland, Larimer
1921 - Death: Alice Garver LAWS-12660, Philadelphia PA USA
1925 - Death: Oris LAWS-36500, 
1934 - Death: Robert LAWS (Reverend DD Missionary CMG) -8678, Kensington Middlesex but             buried in Aberdeen Aberdeenshire Scotland UK
1951 - Death: Annie LAWES (Widow -45256, Tydd St Giles Cambridgeshire UK
1957 - Burial: Mary Ann LAWES-31261, Worthing Sussex UK
1965 - Death: Laura LAWS-29042, 
1975 - Burial: John Cecil LAWS-16404, Trinity Anglican Cemetery in Liverpool, Nova Scotia
1983 - Death: Wilma Elenora LAWS-25107, Syracuse, Onondaga Co, NY, USA
1998 - Death: Noel Joseph Patrick LAWS (Shoe Repairer retired) -25721, NZ
2005 - Burial: Joyce Ann LAWS-21233, Lexington NC USA

2008 - Residence: Kleston Hart LAWS-13831, Cedar City UT USA

1806 - Birth: Melinda WOOLEY-5177, Windham VT USA
1872 - Birth: Florence GOODYEAR-28683, Woolaston, Stourbridge WOR
1884 - Birth: Frederick Samuel (Mechanical Engineer's Fitter) ARKLE-32373, St Lukes Middlesex UK

1933 - Death: Susanna MUNRO-20138, Poplar Middlesex UK
1953 - Death: Margaret Malinda SILVERS-25482, NC USA
1968 - Death: Edith Jane SHANKS-25411, Brisbane QLD AUSTRALIA
1999 - Death: Francis Dominic LOGAN-11561, Clifton 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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