Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Tuesday 1st August 2017 - Number 1240

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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 1st August

Family Events

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1779 - Baptism: Hannah LAWS-4030, Ryton Durham UK
1802 - Christen: Ann LAWS-4225, Rochester Kent UK

1804 - Christen: Anne LAWS-3389, Great Yarmouth Norfolk UK
1873 - Birth: Mabel A LAWS-12513, Boulder CO USA
1874 - Birth: August Rollin LAWS-11143, 
1874 - Birth: Annie (Nurse) LAWS-5554, Croydon Surrey UK
1875 - Christen: Wightman (Scholar) LAWES-11419, Felthorpe Norfolk UK
1875 - Baptism: Rose Ellen LAWS-4441, Bungay Suffolk UK
1879 - Baptism: Charlotte Christler LAWS-17229, Oakland, Alameda CA USA
1884 - Birth: William (Fitters Labourer (Engine Works) LAWS-44705, 
1894 - Birth: Arville LAWS-33287, Carroll Co MS USA
1907 - Birth: Phoebe Gertrude LAWS-20777, Hanwell Middlesex UK
1909 - Birth: Sarah Elizabeth LAWS-35918, 
1909 - Birth: William Frederick LAWS-35461, Totnes DEV
1912 - Birth: John W (Lorry Driver) LAWS-44300, 
1912 - Birth: John William LAWS-35820, 
1917 - Birth: Frederick Arthur LAWS-31867,  

1715 - Marriage: Thomas LEGATE-5656 and Jane LAWS-5657, East Walton Norfolk UK
1745 - Marriage: Mungo (Baker) LAWS-35498 and Mary WILSON-35499, Stepney Middlesex UK
1773 - Marriage: John LAWS-6906 and Sarah ROBUS-6907, Folkestone Kent UK
1825 - Marriage: Samuel EASTER-31673 and Margaret LAWES-1257, Fincham Norfolk UK
1832 - Marriage: Henry John LAWES-40954 and Caroline WHITTAKER-40955, Norwich Norfolk UK
1832 - Marriage: William (Silk & Cotton Weaver) LAWS-11772 and Jane (Hand Loom Weaver) BISHOP-10249, Coslany Norfolk UK
1847 - Marriage: John (Bricklayer) WEBB-24042 and Pleasance LAWS-10794, Cambridge Cambridgeshire UK
1891 - Marriage: William Henry (Solicitors Managing Clerk) LAWS-7853 and Beatrice Emma PARNELL-41986, Notting Hill Middlesex UK
1891 - Marriage: William (Railway Carriage Fitter) LUXTON-29103 and Amanda Matilda (Servant) LAWS-5192, Romford Essex UK
1898 - Marriage: Cuthbert Beaumont (Miner) LAWS-34284 and Annie NORTON-40869, Carlton West Yorkshire UK
1914 - Marriage: Joseph H LAWS-19829 and Fay COOK-19830, Plummer, Shoshone Co Idaho
1914 - Marriage: Arthur Thomas NEAL-12834 and Ivy Mary Camelia LAWES-12811, Eastleigh Hampshire UK
1935 - Marriage: Joseph ILEY-30813 and Louisa Damon LAWS-30812, Stockton-On-Tees Durham UK

DEATHS burials etc
1856 - Death: Ann  LAWS (2nd Infant)-2929, Chatteris Cambridgeshire UK

1916 - Death: George Ernest LAWS (ARMY 2nd Corporal) -22387, Somme FRANCE
1928 - Death: John LAWS (Dental Surgeon) -6338, Weymouth Dorset UK
1945 - Death: John Bonner LAWS (Carpenter) -31010, Davidson TN USA
1957 - Death: Frank Edgar LAWS (Greengrocers Roundsman) -39294, Bexley Kent UK
1973 - Burial: Jane LAWS-28140, Stockton-On-Tees Durham UK
1984 - Death: Arthur William LAWS-14548, Allawah NSW AUSTRALIA
1985 - Death: George Scott  LAWS (Infant)-38159, Sunderland Durham UK

1985 - Burial: Latta LAWS (PFC US Army) -16690, Raleigh National Cemetery NC USA
1987 - Death: George William LAWS-17081, Muskogee, Tulsa OK USA
1991 - Death: Lee H LAWS (MSgt US Air Force) -16754, 
1994 - Death: George Malcolm LAWS Jnr (professor of English) -17880, Wynnewood, PA USA
2012 - Cremation: Harold William Victor LAWS-38234, Ipswich Suffolk UK

 1745 - Residence: Mungo LAWS (Baker) -35498, Ratcliffe Middlesex UK
1844 - Birth: Charles GRIMANI- (Scenic Artist) 14269, Londonderry EIRE
1879 - Birth: John Robert WRIGHT-5522, 
1889 - Birth: Lillian Eileen CASS-35154, Hornsey Middlesex UK
1906 - Birth: Ada Dorothy SEELEY-19660, Frodingham Lincolnshire UK
1914 - Birth: Isabella Gertrude FULLER-14652, 


1809 - Death: Martha WILKINSON-4512, Rackham Norfolk UK
1907 - Death: Ellen GRANT-14479, Colfax, Jasper LA USA
1944 - Death: Ethel May PATTERSON-10973, 
1982 - Death: Melissa GAMBREL-41735, 
1988 - Death: Nellie CHARTERS-14213, Bradford West Yorkshire UK
2006 - Death: William Herschel ABERNATHY-22494, Newark DE 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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