Thursday, August 03, 2017

Thursday 3rd August 2017 - Number 1242

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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 3rd August

Family Events

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1824 - Birth: William Ernest LAWES-34498, Fulham Middlesex UK
1824 - Birth: Robert Bartholomew LAWES (Army Major) -31952, Fulham Middlesex UK

1827 - Birth: Charles James LAWS (Letterpress Printer/Compositor) -32117, London                            Middlesex UK
1847 - Birth: Charles Wesley LAWS-40358, NYC NY USA
1860 - Birth: Christine Clementine LAWS-19345, CA USA
1869 - Birth: James Watson LAWS-39826, York ONT CANADA
1879 - Birth: Ernest  LAWS (Railway Goods Loader)-43698, 
1883 - Birth: Robert LAWS (Paper Mill Labourer) -21066, South Shields Durham UK

1883 - Birth: Amy LAWS (Teacher of Physical Culture) -15267, Weymouth Dorset UK

1903 - Birth: Miller LAWS-18251,  

1699 - Marriage: Issac LAWES-2159 and Ellinor COPSON-2160, St.Giles Cripplegate                            Middlesex UK
1814 - Marriage: Samuel LAWS (Journeyman Brewer) -24980 and Martha READ-26397,                      Ditchingham Norfolk UK

1828 - Marriage: John LAWS (Weaver) -3957 and Ann SHERRY-3960, Shoreditch Middlesex                 UK
1840 - Marriage: Joseph LAWS-18468 and Sarah MELLOWS-18469, Skellingthorpe LIN
1871 - Marriage: Charles LAWS (Farmer) -3183 and Catherine CARLYON-3184, 
1876 - Marriage: Graham Eden William HAMMOND-GRAEME  (4th Baronet) -31955 and                   Evelyn Emma Murray LAWES-31954, Dover Kent UK

1890 - Marriage: James WISE (Railway Labourer) -20082 and Eliza LAWS-20081, 
1901 - Marriage: Arthur LAWES (Engineer) -531 and Emily GOODERSON-29597, Poplar Middlesex UK

DEATHS burials etc
1825 - Burial: Mary Ann LAWS-5429, Boston Lincolnshire UK
1834 - Burial: Richard Lloyd LAWS (HEICS Master Mariner "Andromache") -2827, 
            Calcutta INDIA
1869 - Burial: Augustus James LAWS-37908, 
1891 - Death: Sarah LAWS-11216, 
1903 - Burial: Eric LAWS (Died young) -11505, Toowong, Brisbane QLD AUSTRALIA
1915 - Death: Bert LAWS (Army (Private) -7419, killed in Action
1930 - Death: Kiyoko LAWS (Infant) -20446, 
1944 - Death: Arthur LAWS-38935, Chatteris Cambridgeshire UK

1945 - Burial: John Bonner LAWS (Carpenter) -31010, Madison Co TN USA
1950 - Death: Mabel Inez LAWS (Modeller) -7472, Diss Norfolk UK
1957 - Death: Carl Everett LAWS-24119, Findlay, Hancock Co. OH USA
1986 - Death: Allen Ray LAWS (PVT US Army) -16637, 
1991 - Death: John LAWS-41535, Toowoomba, Warwick QLD AUSTRALIA
1993 - Burial: Edwin Sidney LAWS-33344, Leuchars FIF UK
1994 - Death: William Arlington LAWS (T4 US Army) -16513, 
1996 - Death: Gavin Gerald LAWES-36649, 
2004 - Death: Jo Augusta LAWS-16909, Dallas Texas USA
2005 - Death: Joyce Ann LAWS-21233, Lexington NC USA
2006 - Death: Lucy Mary LAWS-27491, 
2009 - Burial: Arthur LAWS (Van Driver) -3828, Anlaby East Yorkshire UK

2012 - Death: Phyllis Joan LAWS-41800, Middlesbrough KY USA

1924 - Residence: Percy J LAWS-32596, Birmingham AL USA

1858 - Birth: Geoffrey Cecil Twisleton Wykeham FIENNES-31961, Kensington Middlesex UK
1860 - Birth: Martha TAYLOR-17653, Pimlico Middlesex UK
1901 - Birth: Katherine Laura GULLEY-23001, Valera (Formerly Newcastle) Texas USA
1904 - Birth: Evelyn B SWIFT-3711, Broken Hill NSW AUSTRALIA

1885 - Marriage: William Watts (Bricklayer) VOUGHT-10150 and Frances                                               Elizabeth PYE  (Widow) -10182, Booton Norfolk UK

1916 - Death: Thomas B MILLER-12274, Greensburg MD USA
1925 - Burial: Jennie Ann JOHNSON-13800, Blanding UT USA
1979 - Death: Eleanor RYLAND-17, 
1998 - Death: Zada KINCADE-22999, CA USA

2008 - Death: James Henry SWETE-29766, Brighton-le-Sands, formerly of Cronulla NSW                    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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