Saturday, January 20, 2018

Saturday 20th January 2018 - Number 3019

to  the
Laws Family Blog

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of Race, Colour, Creed, Gender & Orientation, or National Origin, with support for researching family history and documenting cultural inheritance.


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. 



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Family Events from our database, for today 20th January

BIRTHS baptisms etc

1739 - Birth: Eunice LAWS-3664, Billerica, Middlesex Co. MA United States
1771 - Christen: James LAWES-2057, Fareham Hampshire England
1818 - Birth: Edward LAWS-9531, Kenardington Kent England
1839 - Baptism: Mark LAWS-8612, Norwich Norfolk England

                                            The Cathedral, Norwich Norfolk England

1841 - Baptism: Robert Curll LAWES-13724, Coslany Norfolk England
1859 - Birth: George Wadel MCLAWS-36877, 
1865 - Birth: Robert LAWS-3976, (Railway Goods Clerk) Morpeth Northumberland England
1877 - Birth: William Guy LAWS-19353, CO United States
1880 - Birth: Robert S LAWS-43790, (Ag Lab) 
1883 - Birth: Fred James LAWS-17079, 
1897 - Birth: Phoebe Margaret LAWS-3712, Grafton NSW AUSTRALIA
1904 - Birth: William Arthur LAWES-38056, Andover Hampshire England

                                                       Andover Hampshire England

1910 - Birth: Hilda Newlands LAWS-10500, NZ
1911 - Birth: Ada Kate LAWES-35739, 
1911 - Birth: Marguerite Irene Louise LAWS-33812, East Ham Essex England
1918 - Birth: Lucille Effie LAWS-40336, 


1793 - Marriage: William HIGH-7069 and Ann LAWS-7070, Sprowston Suffolk England
1819 - Marriage: William LAWS-7395 (Innkeeper) and Mary Ann HIGHT-7663, 
           Folkestone Kent England

                                                         Folkestone Kent England

1915 - Marriage: Albert LAWS-15273 (RN Act/Leading Stoker, K 22747)  and 
            Kate Ethel VIVYAN-24007, Wandsworth Surrey England


1686 - Burial: Richard LAWES-12682, Bristol Gloucestershire England
1837 - Burial: Jane LAWS-29519, Washbrook Suffolk England
1855 - Death: William LAWS-43491, Lakenham Norfolk England
1880 - Burial: William LAWS-6976, (Grocer / Innkeeper / Coal Merchant) 
            Southampton Hampshire England
1893 - Burial: Henry LAWS-16716,  (Captain Infantry) Dayton OH United States
1915 - Death: Margaret LAWS-22791, Malad, Oneida, ID United States
1916 - Death: J B LAWS-16765 (ARMY Lance Corporal 16759) , 
1916 - Death: John Bywell LAWS-4031,  (Miner pony driver - Army Corporal) 
           Folkestone Kent England
1934 - Death: Ellen Mary LAWS-8416, (Widow) Hove Sussex England
1940 - Death: Frances LAWS-34908, (Spinster) Purley Surrey England
1946 - Death: James Raphael LAWS-6666, (Fire Insurance Surveyor) 
           Edgware Middlesex England
1950 - Burial: Edgar Robert LAWS-14744, Sydney NSW AUSTRALIA
1955- Death: Charles Clifford LAWES-40148, (Shipping Executive)   Hampstead ONT  but
          Residence: Montreal CANADA. 
1966 - Death: George Herbert Clifford LAWS-36827, (Innkeeper)  Barnard Castle Durham                   England but Residence: Whitehaven Cumberland England
1966 - Death: Oregon C LAWS-16644, (PVT US Army)  
1971 - Burial: Herbert Edward  (Shop Assistant)  Eastleigh Hampshire England
1982 - Death: Ernest Eugene LAWS-22626, (Hon Captain in Canadian Army - RC Chaplain) 
1997 - Death: Victoria J LAWS-25119, 


1919 - Discharged: Matthew Robson LAWS-28857, (ARMY Driver 215996) 
1919 - Discharged: Herbert Henry LAWS-5019, (ARMY Private 1444) 


1821 - Birth: John William PFEIL-3375, (Vintner's Accountant) Oakley Green Berkshire                       England
1861 - Birth: Mary Ellen GLOVER-13818, Pemberton Lancashire England
1869 - Birth: Agnes E REACH-15908, Waltham Cross Essex England
1883 - Birth: Charles George JACKSON-36561, (Butcher) Hackney Middlesex England
1890 - Birth: Frances Maria MURSELL-1985, 
1897 - Birth: Winifred Rye HULL-40850, Pangbourne Berkshire England
1898 - Birth: William Russell (Post Office Pensioner) MOONEY-7217, Edmonton Middlesex               England
1899 - Birth: Grace Agnes THOMAS-19517, 
1901 - Birth: John POFF-25297, 


1886 - Marriage: Walter BLANCHARD-26681 (Sanitary labourer) and Margaret SMITH-                    26682, Great Grimsby Lincolnshire England


1836 - Death: Tyndall CHARTERS-21361, Aspatria Cumberland England
1951 - Death: Lucy Cordelia JOHNSON-13805, Blanding UT United States
2000 - Death: Earl Frederick COOPER-21279, Kempsey, Bundara 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'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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