Friday, June 09, 2017

Friday 9th June 2017- Number 1190

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Laws Family Blog

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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. 
My wife (Lorna ) and I have one daughter (Hannah), a graduate of The University of St Andrews in Scotland and an undergraduate of Academy of Art University in  San Francisco, CA USA
Rusty is our dog he's a ten year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier Cross, He loves just about everyone, especially the girls but can be a bit intimidating when he launches himself at you like an express train.
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Family Events from our database for today 9th June

Family Events

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1832 - Birth: Almina LAWS-20578, USA
1822 - Birth: Hilda M LAWS-22049, Oldham Lancashire UK
1836 - Birth: Francis LAWS-2927, Welches Dam CAM UK

1856 - Birth: Thomas Samuel LAWS (Fish Dealer) -18184, Wooloomooloo, NSW AUSTRALIA
1878 - Birth: Eula B LAWS-20502, 
1884 - Birth: Cecil LAWS (Royal Automobile Club) -34906, Docking Norfolk UK
1896 - Birth: Frederick William LAWS (Canadian Army Private 690096) -41667, 
1897 - Birth: Charles Frederick LAWES-38285, 
1910 - Birth: Maisie LAWES-39859, Wallsend Northumberland UK
1914 - Birth: Frank (Infant) LAWS-24898, Fredrickstown MO USA
1914 - Birth: Laura Iris LAWS-16505, Great Yarmouth Norfolk UK


1680 - Marriage: John LAWS-24001 and Mary CHAMBERS-24002, Stalisfield/Wychling/Throwley Kent UK
1751 - Marriage: Clement LAWS-13044 and Rose BEETLE-13045, Necton Norfolk UK
1858 - Marriage: William H BASSETT-36887 and Jane MCLAWS-36886, Braunston Devonshire UK
1909 - Marriage: Wilford Derby LAWS-13802 and Mary Frances PEDERSON-27917, Colonia Diaz, Galeana,                               Chihuahua MEXICO
1930 - Marriage: George Emanuel LAWS-29398 and Edna Elizabeth HOGG-29400, Leadgate DUR UK
1930 - Marriage: George Henry SCHOFIELD-13708 and Jane Ann LAWS-13705, Dalton le Dale Durham UK
1931 - Marriage: Sidney Hopkins GROVES- (Van Driver) 22697 and Eva LAWS (Bakeress) -22696, West Hartlepool                    Durham UK

DEATHS burials etc
1893 - Death: Robert LAWS-6014, Costessey Norfolk UK

1919 - Death: Lily Jane LAWS- (Spinster) 4565, Redhill Surrey UK
1935 - Death: Samuel LAWS-20597, 

1937 - Death: Evelyn Emma Murray LAWES-31954, Banbury Oxfordshire UK
1949 - Death: Clinton Fred LAWS (US Army T5) -43247, 
1950 - Death: Gertrude Emily LAWES (Spinster) -39084, Weston Super Mare Somerset UK

1953 - Death: John Edward LAWES-39126, Leeds West Yorkshire UK
1960 - Burial: Vernon James LAWS-16811, Baltimore MD USA
1974 - Death: Kermit S LAWS-20509, 

1980 - Death: Irene LAWS-37159, Orange CA USA
2006 - Cremation: Albert Henry LAWS-26325, Bramcote Nottinghamshire UK
2006 - Death: Derek LAWS-26319, 
2006 - Death: Stanley Isaac LAWS-22620, Hadleigh Suffolk UK

1819 - Will: Frances Elizabeth LAWES-14383, 
1917 - Army discharged: James William LAWS (Private 42205) -28828, 
1950 - Residence: Gertrude Emily  LAWES (Spinster)-39084, Weston Super Mare Somerset UK


1782 - Birth: Ann BATH-12871, Allington Wiltshire UK

1799 - Baptism: Robert CHARTERS-21575, Torpenhow Cumberland UK

1605 - Baptism: Anna MATON-12061, Milston WIL UK
1838 - Birth: Fanny Rebecca WALLIS-37665, Kingsclere Hampshire UK

1857 - Birth: Mary Elizabeth HARNER-36379, Salem PA USA
1879 - Birth: William Edward ROSE-20763, Reepham Norfolk UK
1886 - Birth: Catherine CLACKETT-41092, 
1919 - Birth: Sylvia GROVE-25111, MS
1919 - Birth: Georgia M PERKINS-19445, Rockholds

1834 - Marriage: Richard GOODALL-11493 and Caroline INGS-11494, Fareham Hampshire UK

1933 - Death: Edith Seagrave OUGHTON-1291, Slough Buckinghamshire UK
1953 - Death: Grace Agnes THOMAS-19517, 
1989 - Death: George Charles VINCENT-12095, Christchurch Hampshire 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'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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