Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tuesday 19th September 2017 - Number 1289

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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 19th September

Family Events

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1773 - Baptism: Ann LAWES-23765, Bishopstone Wiltshire UK

                                                        Bishopstone Wiltshire

1779 - Christen: Thomas LAWES-11962, Ryton Durham UK
1810 - Birth: Cuthbert Umfreville LAWS (Solicitor) -34640, Ovington Northumberland UK
1824 - Baptism: Thomas LAWES (Loan Office Keeper) -31974, Andover Hampshire UK

                                                             Andover Hampshire

1862 - Birth: Sophia LAWS-3791, Tivetshall St Mary Norfolk UK

                                                   Tivetshall St Mary Norfolk

1880 - Baptism: Hannah Elizabeth LAWS-3566, Bedlington Northumberland UK
1889 - Birth: Albert LAWS (Valet) -42432, 
1906 - Birth: Percy Charles LAWS-36939, Dartford Kent UK
1919 - Birth: Jessie Maud LAWS-35733, 

1776 - Marriage: James  SACKREE-6257 and Kesia LAWS-6258, Folkestone Kent UK

                                                               Folkestone Kent

1785 - Marriage: John LAWES (Ag Lab) -21195 and Elizabeth WARREN-21196, 
1807 - Marriage: Samuel HASSELL-27028 and Elizabeth LAWS-27029, Dymchurch Kent UK
1810 - Marriage: Michael LAWS-9679 and Marion CHRISTINE-9680, St.George Hannover                   Square, Pimlico Middlesex UK
1823 - Marriage: James CATAMOLE-36355 and Phoebe LAWS-36354, Bungay Norfolk UK

                                                               Bungay Norfolk UK

1825 - Marriage: Joseph LAWS (Farmer 48 Acres) -3509 and Sophia CORY-3510, 
           Stratton Strawless Norfolk UK

                                                   Stratton Strawless Norfolk UK

1842 - Marriage: James RICHARDSON-3105 and Susannah LAWS-3175, Ramsgate Kent UK

                                                                    Ramsgate Kent

1877 - Marriage: Benjamin Jonathan LAWS (Brickmaker) -27438 and Amy LOVE-29476,                    Sydney NSW AUSTRALIA
1878 - Marriage: Thomas Augustus MATTINGLEY-23017 and Paulina Frances LAWS-23016,
1885 - Marriage: Edward MARSHALL-40432 and Eliza Alice LAWS-40431, Headley                             Hampshire UK
1888 - Marriage: James Newton CADWELL-25134 and Frances M LAWS-25133, Hammond,              Lake Co, IN USA
1891 - Marriage: Charles Edward LAWS (Railway Platelayer) -27257 and Elizabeth LUFF                    (Sick Nurse) -28261, Hersham Surrey UK
1906 - Marriage: Elgin LAWS (Physician And Surgeon ) -17662 and Louisa Ellen ROGERS                  (Spinster) -28312, Liverpool Lancashire UK
1917 - Marriage: Albert LAWS (Farmer) -3198 and Lillian WRIGHT-33328, Shepparton VIC              AUSTRALIA (Methodist Parsonage)
1940 - Marriage: Max Carlton WHITE-22684 and Cecile Amelia LAWS-22683, 

DEATHS burials etc
1832 - Burial: Isabella LAWES-28041, Forton Hampshire UK
1833 - Burial: John LAWES-28040, Forton Hampshire UK

1926 - Burial: William Grundy LAWS-32824, Ta'Braxia Cemetery MALTA
1931 - Death: Margaret Ellen LAWS-19549, Brighton, Washington Co IA USA
1944 - Death: Raymond LAWS (ARMY Private 14391045) -22323, 
1947 - Death: George LAWS-39058, South Shields Durham UK
1951 - Burial: Ralph LAWS (PVT CO.B, 7TH BN TC US Army) -16789, Knoxville TN USA
1960 - Death: John Frederick LAWES-40282, Weymouth Dorset UK
1992 - Burial: Elwood Wayne LAWS-22772, Huntingdon UT (City Cemetery)
2011 - Death: Dulcie Joyce LAWS-21273, Kempsey, Bundara NSW AUSTRALIA

2012 - Death: Anna Jane LAWS-41740,

1906 - Residence: Elgin LAWS (Physician And Surgeon ) -17662, Liverpool Lancashire UK
1915 - Enlistment: Henry LAWS (ARMY Private 266080 POW) -28813, Newcastle upon Tyne                 Northumberland UK
1939 - Residence: William Curl LAWES (Fitters Mate) -37334, Greenwich Kent UK

                                                                Greenwich Kent

1952 - Residence: Jacqueline Ann Toynbee LAWES-40471, Parkstone Dorset UK
1952 - Residence: Joan Toynbee Ellen WILLIAMS-40470, Southampton Hampshire UK
1952 - Residence: Ralph Bousquet LAWES (BOAC E/O)-40469, Parkstone Dorset UK

1817 - Christen: Mary MARTIN-2930, Chatteris Cambridgeshire UK

1851 - Birth: Emily NASH-13796, Walworth Surrey UK
1860 - Birth: Elizabeth Ann BOYES-22628, Houghton le Spring Durham UK
1867 - Birth: Caroline Ellen SIMMONS-42355, West Hoathly SSX UK
1892 - Birth: Mary GOLDING-36020, 
1900 - Baptism: Evelyn Fanny POTHOW-31299, Quemerford, Calne WIL
1903 - Birth: Howard Leslie BARRATT-12094, Peasedown St John SOM

1868 - Marriage: Richard JENNINGS (Colliery Labourer) 22182 and Emma BRAMHAM-                    41186, Stanley cum Wrenthorpe West Yorkshire UK

1874 - Marriage: Edward HARKER (Husbandman) -21990 and Mary Ann WIGHTMAN                      (Servant) -21991, Blennerhasset Cumberland UK

1764 - Death: Elizabeth GILES-25748, Tarrant Hinton Dorset UK
1918 - Burial: George JENNINGS (Labourer) -17453, Stanley cum Wrenthorpe 
           West Yorkshire UK
1959 - Death: Alice Maud Mary MORRIS-17672, Great Yarmouth Norfolk UK

1995 - Death: Ethel Phyllis WILKINS-31780, Benfleet Essex UK

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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