Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Wednesday 9th August 2017 - Number 1248

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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 9th August

Family Events

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1843 - Baptism: Hubert LAWS-34611, Tynemouth Northumberland UK
1843 - Baptism: Catherine Florentia LAWS-18568, Tynemouth Northumberland UK

1848 - Birth: Edward Bowen LAWES (Solicitor) -804, Sydenham Kent UK
1867 - Birth: Alice LAWS (Servant) -3793, Tivetshall St Mary Norfolk UK

1870 - Birth: William Franklin LAWS-27789, 
1872 - Birth: Luella LAWS-12658, 
1876 - Birth: Joseph W LAWS (Clothier)-42678, 
1881 - Birth: Joseph LAWS (Gas Meter Reader/ (ARMY Gunner 94911)) -44451, 
1884 - Birth: Alfred Victor LAWS-4269, Gateshead Durham UK
1892 - Birth: Frederick LAWES (RN K16307) -24474, Slough Buckinghamshire UK
1893 - Birth: Malcolm William LAWS (Woolcomber - ARMY Private 17/1158) -26564,                            Queensbury West Yorkshire UK
1894 - Birth: Josephine Ruth LAWS-36386, 
1895 - Baptism: Marjorie LAWS-13162, Great Yarmouth Norfolk UK

1897 - Birth: Lily LAWS-28674, Woodhorn Northumberland UK
1897 - Birth: Arthur Edward LAWS (RN M5611) -24413, Durham Durham UK

1900 - Birth: Albert Victor LAWS (Railway Messenger -40190, 
1901 - Birth: Wilfred LAWS (TMC 111 Goods Clerk) -44959, 
1901 - Birth: Dewey William LAWS-43411, Heaton Avery Co NC USA
1914 - Birth: Edwin Thomas Charles LAWS (RAAF) -12902, Binnaway NSW AUSTRALIA
1915 - Birth: Wilfred Hay LAWS-27545, Saltwater Creek
1916 - Birth: John J LAWS-29073, 
1917 - Birth: Montague Frederick LAWES (Australian Army) -12980, Scottsdale TASMANIA

1692 - Marriage: William LAWS-13848 and Mary HODGES-13849, 
1856 - Marriage: Thomas LAWS (Baker) -5633 and Margaret STABLER-16190, Darlington                  Durham UK
1857 - Marriage: Thomas LAWS- (Labourer) 22802 and Sarah GILES (Spinster) -22803,                      Emneth Norfolk UK
1903 - Marriage: John LAWS-25522 and Mary BAILEY-25523, 
1916 - Marriage: Daniel Shelvie LAWS-19516 and Grace Agnes THOMAS-19517, 
1920 - Marriage: William Walter LAWES (Cinema Operator) -40347 and 
           Daisey Ivy WARD (Spinster) -40348, Clapton Middlesex UK
1930 - Marriage: Frederick Cossar LAWS (Commercial Traveller) -16183 and Annie Evelyn                  TUNSTALL-38934, Urmston Lancashire UK

DEATHS burials etc
1820 - Burial: Mary LAWS-36429, Wareham Dorset UK

1873 - Burial: Ann LAWS-27216, 
1894 - Death: John LAWES (Innkeeper & Wine Mcht) -28615, Reigate SRY UK

1916 - Death: W C LAWES (ARMY Private 10876) -22236, 
1930 - Burial: Herbert LAWS-33368, Bembridge IOW UK
1940 - Death: Herbert George LAWES-32715, Battersea Surrey resided , Streatham Surrey UK
1944 - Death: Keith LAWES (ARMY Private K/92130) -22171, 
1955 - Death: John Elvin LAWS (Innkeeper) -39092, New Costessey Norfolk UK

1956 - Death: Jesse Martin LAWS (Farmer) -11632, Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, USA
1963 - Death: Robert Howard LAWS (ARMY Driver 23672474 RASC) -26585, 
1963 - Death: Edward Martin LAWS-16683, 
1963 - Death: Eleanor Jane LAWES (Spinster) -9563, Winchester Hampshire resided Durley                Hampshire UK

1999 - Death: Ronald Earl LAWS-17102, 
2000 - Death: Herman M LAWS- (PVT US Army) 16721, 
2005 - Death: Sybil LAWS-21265, Rutherfordton NC USA
2010 - Death: Peter LAWS-42140, 

2011 - Death: Donald LAWS-8683, 


1946 - Confirmation: David Charles Allan LAWES-14528, Sydney NSW AUSTRALIA

1867 - Birth: Andrew (Farmer) BROOK-27646, Waitpinga, Yankalilla, SA Australia
1893 - Birth: May BEST-12432, 
1896 - Birth: Mabel Isabel TAYLOR-32984, 
1896 - Birth: Eldon Arthur PURSELL-20728, Richland Center WI USA
1901 - Birth: Anna Bell HOLDEN-41458, Caldwell Co NC USA
1906 - Birth: Muriel DUFFIELD-37951, Kingston Upon Hull East Yorkshire UK

1910 - Birth: Jessie WEAVERS-35706, Kirkley Suffolk UK
1910 - Birth: Violet Maud SHUTLER-20993, Ringwood Hampshire UK


1816 - Burial: Elizabeth HARRIS-2963, Wareham Dorset UK

1859 - Death: Mary WHITE-19648, Wigton Cumberland
1960 - Burial: Stephen George Lawes MARTIN-31262, Worthing Sussex UK
1961 - Death: Lillian WRIGHT-33328, Shepparton VIC (Una Hospital)
2009 - Death: Florence Gale LAWSON-35874, Eureka, Humboldt CA 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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