Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Wednesday 23rd May 2018 - Number 2143

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Dear Ancestor,-
Your tombstone stands amongst the rest, neglected and alone
The names and dates are chiseled 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. 



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If you are interested in anyone listed here, email us with the name, date and reference number, and we will happily do a look up,

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Family Events from our database, for today 23rd May 


1779 - Birth: Elizabeth LAWS-24113, Feltwell Norfolk England

1779 - Baptism: John LAWES-23767, Bishopstone Wiltshire England

1855 - Birth: Charles LAWS-4555,  (Surveyor Bramley, Surrey, England

1867 - Birth: John T  LAWS-44733, (Joiner)

1867 - Birth: John James LAWS-7291, (Joiner) Sunderland Durham England

1875 - Baptism: Minnie August LAWS-5254, Hawkinge Kent England

1884 - Birth: Arthur LAWES-30101, (Horseman on Farm) Tydd St Mary Lincolnshire England

1895 - Birth: Richard William LAWES-30101, (Australian Army - Private 4829) LAWS-11512, Berry 
           New South Wales AUSTRALIA

1905 - Birth: Harry  LAWS-44824, (Shipyard joiner)

1905 - Birth: Catherine Stoker LAWS-30447, Byker Northumberland England

1910 - Birth: George Edward LAWS-36136, (Assistant Printer) 

1911 - Birth: Bertram LAWS-38607,  (Bakers Journeyman) Christchurch Hampshire England

1914 - Birth: Agnes V LAWS-42724, (Cafe Assistant) 

1831 - Marriage: Thomas LAWS-23211 and Ann WATSON-24057, Hainford Norfolk England

1874 - Marriage: John LAWS-28929 and Mary ADAMS-28930, Feltwell Norfolk England


1832 - Death: J LAWS-25165, Costessey Norfolk England

1863 - Death: William LAWS-16471, Ohio United States

1928 - Burial: Vincent Archibald LAWES-13243, (Designer at Brassworks )  Rhode Island United States

1952 - Death: Nurabel Spencer LAWES-24582, Heidelberg Victoria AUSTRALIA

1956 - Death: Henry Walton LAWS-4076, (Clerk to Gas Company) Great Yarmouth Norfolk England

1960 - Death: William George LAWES-36054, Lancaster, Tasmania Australia

1967 - Death: Gertrude Lillian LAWES-24564, Parramatta New South Wales Australia

1994 - Death: Ethel LAWS-37163, Los Angeles California United States

2002 - Death: Cecil Alfred LAWS-41407,  (Radio Design Engineer) Hampshire England

2008 - Death: Alan Burton LAWS-38613, East Dereham Norfolk England



1866 - Emigration: Robert LAWS-13817, CITY OF LONDON

1866 - Emigration: William Hart LAWS-13799, CITY OF LONDON

1866 - Emigration: Mary HART-13798, CITY OF LONDON

1866 - Emigration: Benjamin LAWS-6350, (Labourer)  CITY OF LONDON

1871 - Census: Charles LAWS-4555, (Surveyor ) Brighton Sussex England

1920 - Residence: Beatrice MILES-36830, Burnley Lancashire England

1920 - Residence: Herbert Edward LAWS-22626,  (Shop Assistant) Bolton Lancashire England

1938 - Residence: Kathleen Marjorie Livingstone HODGSON-231, St Austell Cornwall England


1776 - Birth: Isobel MCMINN-21793, Borgue Kirkcudbrightshire Scotland

1855 - Birth: Stella Evelean IRELAND-40359, Suffolk New York United States

1870 - Birth: Lily MITCHELL-20049, West Winch Norfolk England

1878 - Birth: Jessie STONE-33227, (Shopkeeper Confectioner & Wine Maker)  

1902 - Birth: Dorothy Mildred BASE-43461, Queensland AUSTRALIA

1912 - Birth: Muriel TURNER-1231, (Mothers Companion) Whitby North Yorkshire England

1916 - Birth: Margaret CLEGG-28212, Stalybridge Cheshire England



1815 - Marriage: Matthew SMITH-31076 and Charlotte KNAPPETT-31077, Norwich Norfolk England


1824 - Death: Hannah CARLETON-3671, Salem, Essex County Massachusetts United States

1857 - Death: Sarah JOHNSON-34562, Prudhoe Northumberland England

1897 - Death: Sarah Lacey ALLEN-9208, Folkestone Kent England but Resided at Dymchurch Kent England

1938 - Death: Kathleen Marjorie Livingstone HODGSON-231, Saxmunden Suffolk England

1985 - Burial: Muriel Alice COURANT-31263, Worthing Sussex England

2000 - Death: Michael David LAWRENCE-28424, (Civil Servant)  Northallerton North Yorkshire England

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  -----------'HMS Formidable'=======


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's 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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