Tuesday, September 02, 2014

LAWS FAMILY REGISTER Sept 2014 Number 261

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Events for today 2nd September

1644 - Marriage: Henry LAWES (Composer) -1226 and Elizabeth DALLY-1221
1669 - Christen: John LAWES-1107, West Acre NFK
1804 - Christen: Matthew LAWS-7766, South Shields DUR
1813 - Birth: Elizabeth LAWS-46054, Newcastle Upon Tyne NBL UK
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland

1816 - Marriage: James LAWS (Hand Loom Weaver) -4033 and Elizabeth CROWE-4034, Norwich NFK UK
Elm Hill Norwich Norfolk

1839 - Death: Ann (Infant) LAWS-3117, Chatteris CAM UK
Chatteris Cambridgeshire

1849 - Birth: David LAWS (Ag Lab) -4046, Tivetshall St Mary NFK
1857 - Christening: Isabella LAWS-7223, South Creake NFK
1866 - Birth: Dudley LAWS-29788, Carroll Co TN USA
1870 - Death: Joseph LAWS(Farmer 48 Acres) -3746, Stratton Strawless NFK UK
Stratton Strawless Norfolk

1874 - Marriage: Charles Nathaniel LAWS-37452 and Jane WOOD-37453, Hamilton Co FL USA
1888 - Baptism: Alfred LAWES (Farrier) -54095, Greenwich KEN UK
Greenwich Observatory KENT

1889 - Marriage: Henry DENT (Coal Miner) -55484 and Annie LAWS-5973, DUR
1894 - Death: Jane Elizabeth Fanny LAWS-48785, Cowra QLD Australia
1895 - Marriage: Henry Samuel LAWES (Tram Driver) -29987 and Harriett LAWRENCE-29985,                Kentish Town MDX UK Residence: 65 Carlton Street MDX
1897 - Birth: Ernest LAWES (PFC US Army) -37868, 
1898 - Birth: Leonard Barrow LAWS-36392, Islington MDX UK
Islington Middlesex

1909 - Birth: Nannie E LAWS-42452, 
1911 - Birth: Matthew LAWS-53888, 
1912 - Death: Newton Colman LAWS-41512, Caldwell ID USA
1913 - Birth: Olive LAWS-48779, Malanda Queensland
1913 - Death: Henry LAWS (Tailor) -6654, Main Road, Fincham NFK (St Michael)
Fincham, Norfolk

1918 - Death: Marjorie A G LAWES-57985, Auburn NSW AUSTRALIA
1919 - Death: James LAWS (Butcher) -54701, Eugowra/Reedy Creek, NSW Australia
1921 - Birth: John Harold James  LAWS 
1925 - Will  Proved: Charles LAWS-5460, 
1925 - Death: Charles LAWS-5460, Pelaw DUR
1927 - Birth: Leonard Lawrence LAWS-43619, Kingston Upon Hull ERY UK
Kingston Upon Hull Yorkshire

1930 - Marriage: John MCGHIE-47832 and Marjorie Gertrude LAWES-47831, Bargoed, GLA (St                Gwladys)
1937 - Death: James Milton LAWS (Farmer) -41184, Lebo, Coffey Kansas USA
1941 - Marriage: Derald Milton LAWS (Rancher) -41201 and Audrey Florence COX-48625, 
1944 - Death: William Ronald LAWS (ARMY Driver 14404060) -45165, 
1954 - Birth: Barbara LAWS-47407, Pontypridd MON
1955 - Birth: Lisa Ann LAWS-40372, TX USA
1965 - Birth: Misha Daniel LAWS-40475, TX USA
1966 - Marriage: William George LAWS-115423 and Wendy Elizabeth OULD-115424, Helston,                    CON
1967 - Death: Phyllis LAWS-42365, 
1972 - Marriage: Michael FREESTONE-42056 and Valerie Patricia LAWES-41861, Barnet HRT
1978 - Marriage: John Charles LAWES-267 and Louise BEALIEU-246, Etobicoke ONT Canada
1982 - Birth: Tiffany Jayshawn LAWS-40700, TX USA
1992 - Birth: Joshua De Leon LAWS-40847, TX USA

Dear all,

Wha’s Like Us Family History Event
Saturday 13th September at Stirling

Tickets have now been reduced to £7 to pull in more people.

Wha's Like Us? presents a day of informative and fun talks for everyone with an interest in people and the past.

Tolbooth Foyer - 9.00 am - 9.50 am - Registration and coffee
Main Theatre 1 - 10.00 am - 11.00 am - Richard McGregor "So who, exactly, did you think you were?"

Main Theatre - 11.15 am - 12.15 pm Pam McNicol "A person of good character who has seen better days"

Attic Room - 12.00 - 5.30 pm - Ask the experts - surgery for the Identification of photographs and Memorabilia.

Gallery area - 12.00 - 5.30 pm - Family History Fair

Main Theatre - 2.00 pm - 3.00 pm - Ross Blevins "Cum hame and dwell nae mair in Stirling"

Meeting Room 1 - 2.00 pm - 3.00 pm - Look into your Library and explore your Archives

Meeting Room 2 - 2.00 pm - 3.00 pm - Elizabeth Ferguson "Loves, Labours, Loss"

Main Theatre - 3.15 - 4.20 pm - "We are all Jock Tamson's Bairns... does Chris Brookmyre have murder in his blood.
Bigamy, illegitimacy and bloody murder.....find out what has made Chris the writer that he is today when we present him with the vivid details of his family history - specially commissioned and researched for "Wha's Like Us?" Hear what Chris thinks and has to say about what his forebears got up to at this unique event. It should be unmissable!
Events - Talks

Look into your Library and explore your Archives

Speakers: Jane Petrie, Archivist and Lesley Russell, Library Officer

Jane and Lesley will give a fascinating insight into the sources held at the Council's Archives and Library Service that can help with your family history research. Find out about this fabulous FREE service with lots of examples and stories of research undertaken and ancestors found.

Jane Petrie has been working as an Archivist in Scotland for 8 years and is Archivist with Stirling Council. Prior to this, she worked as a museum curator in Scotland and England for 8 years and brings expertise from that discipline to her current work. She works as part of the team to care for the records of Stirling Council and those of the community from all over the area deposited with its Archives Service. Lesley Russell has worked with Stirling Libraries for many years in various roles, including assisting the public with local and family history enquiries. She is enthusiastic about what libraries can offer to family historians, has researched her own family tree and is currently working as Information and Systems Officer based at Central Library.
A person of good character who has seen better days' The riches of Scottish Poor Law records
Pam McNicol

Speaker: Pam McNicol, Stirling Council Archivist

Where can you find out how tall your ancestor was, or what their nickname might have been? People applying for benefits in 19th century Scotland had their circumstances and relationships scrutinised just as minutely as anyone living in 21st century Britain. All of this personal information was then recorded in detail and included: the state of health of the applicant, their place of birth, the names and relevant dates of all family members and often an account of where they travelled and what they were doing over a lengthy period of time. There are entries about people such as travellers and gypsies who may not appear in other official sources and the kind of personal details about people's lives that bring them very vividly to life. Find out about what interesting additional facts this wonderful set of records can reveal about your ancestors and add flesh to the bones of your genealogical research.
Pam McNicol has been working as a local authority Archivist in Scotland for 18 years and is Stirling Council's Archivist. Along with her two colleagues, she cares for the records of Stirling Council and those of the community from all over the area deposited with its Archives Service.
'Cum hame and dwell nae mair in Stirling'
Ross Blevins

Speaker: Ross Blevins, Senior Steward at Stirling Castle

So wrote William Dunbar, court poet to James IV, as he urged the King to abandon the 'purgatorie' of Stirling for the 'delyts' of 'hevinlie' Edinburgh. But perhaps the poet was being unkind. Stirling was neither the 'purgatorie' nor the 'hyddows hell' that Dunbar would have it. Instead, within its castle Stirling was blessed with arguably the finest collection of royal buildings in the kingdom, and the frequent presence of the royal court in the town ensured that a host of colourful characters, both famous and obscure, graced and adorned Stirling's stage. The stories of some of these characters will be explored in a short talk aimed at confounding Dunbar's calumny!
Ross is a son of the rock, born in Stirling in 1972. Ross studied history at University of Glasgow and has been enthralling visitors with guided tours of the Castle since 1999. In addition to his role as senior steward at the Castle Ross also helps train new guides, works on developing themed tours with his team and often helps host evening events at the Castle when guests are looking for a Master of Ceremonies with historical knowledge. Amongst others Ross has developed tours on Robert Burns and the influence Stirling Castle had on his work and James IV's reign of Scotland with the anniversary of Flodden in 2013.
So who, exactly, did you think you were?

Speaker: Richard McGregor

Richard McGregor
DNA testing has become big business: for crime detection, paternity testing, health risk prediction and genetic genealogy. People assume that because in other cases DNA can produce the definitive answer, it must also be the same for genetic genealogy. Unfortunately it's just not as simple as that!
This talk will aim to demystify the whole area of DNA testing for genealogical connections, show what is possible, and indicate what isn't (currently) possible. With DNA testing there are always surprises, and one thing that can be said for certain is you can never be sure what will turn up in your DNA - you might even find out that you are a Viking!
Richard McGregor is by training a musician who has lectured for many years in University, but is a genealogist by obsession! He has been Chairman of the Clan Gregor Society for almost 20 years and was one of the first clan genealogists to realise the potential that DNA testing presented for family historians to make new connections between individuals and families. The MacGregor DNA project has been running for 13 years and currently has nearly 900 members bearing various surnames which are associated with the septs and aliases of a clan, whose history is littered with bloodshed, mayhem and blackmail. When you couldn't use the name MacGregor, because it was banned, you called yourself Drummond, Bain, Stirling etc. Now after hundreds of years you can find out that your ancestors adopted these names: because the DNA says you are a MacGregor!
Loves, Labours, Loss: Family history in the Records of the Stirling Register Office
Elizabeth Ferguson

Speaker: Elizabeth Ferguson, District Registrar, Stirling Council

Everyone knows about the Registrar's Office, it is where you go to register births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships. Registrars are commonly known to hold records for Hatches, Matches and Dispatches. You can also arrange to have a civil marriage or civil partnership ceremony. Stirling Council Registrar's can also perform Naming Ceremonies and Renewal of Vow ceremonies. However, there are things about the records that you may not be aware of. What records are closed to the public? How do you get access to them? What problems may the Registrar encounter in the course of their work? Elizabeth Ferguson will give an insider's view on this important service as well as talking about the famous and infamous people whose details are held in the local Registrar's office.
Elizabeth Ferguson has worked in registration for 21 years and during these years, has seen many changes and many weird scenarios.
Jock Tamson's Bairns
What skeletons does popular crime writer Chris Brookmyre have in his ancestry? We have been using both local and national resources to look into the Brookmyre family tree and see where his origins lie. Join author Gordon Brown who will be presenting the findings and hear what Chris has to say in response during the last talk of the day.
Events - Walks

Stirling Graveyard Tour

Stirling Cemetery Walks

In association with Wha's Like Us? Stirling Walking Tours is offering a series of guided walks around Stirling's 'dead centre' on the afternoon of the 13th September.

Join us on tour of Stirling's most famous graveyards with local expert guide David Kinnaird. From the earliest burials beneath the 12th-century Dominican priory, through riot, revolution, Reformation and Restoration to the Victorian landscaping of evangelist William Drummond, the Church of the Holy Rude and it's graveyards offer a unique insight into the lives, fortunes and aspirations of the citizens of Stirling over the past millennium. Every stone - be it scarred by Cromwellian or Jacobite guns, pinioned my Mort-Safes to deter Body-Snatchers, or marked with the indicia of the Guildry and the Trades, the Reaper and the Green Man - tells it's own special story...sometimes sad, sometimes silly, and always surprising.
Meet outside Cowane's Hospital (opposite the Church of the Holy Rude)
  • 12.30 pm and 5.00 pm
  • Tours last 60 mins approx.
  • £8 adults £6 concessions

Please pay the guide before the start of the tour