Monday, June 12, 2017

Monday 12 June 2017 - Number 1193

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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
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Family Events from our database for today 12 June

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1678 - Birth: Robert LAWS-12409, 
1808 - Baptism: John LAWS (Iron Moulder) -24230, Whickham Durham UK
1812 - Birth: Emily LAWS-25499, 
1848 - Birth: Emma LAWS (Silk Weaver) -13219, Norwich Norfolk UK

1862 - Birth: Martha LAWS-38382, Whitt, Parker Co Texas USA
1863 - Birth: Julia Ann LAWS (Fancy Nail Worker) -6493, Gloucester Gloucestershire UK
1867 - Birth: Edwin LAWS (Master Lemonade Maker) -44043, 
1882 - Birth: Elizabeth Jane LAWS (Railway Ticket Checker) -31086, Newcastle upon Tyne                    Northumberland UK

1882 - Birth: Arthur LAWS (Railway Clerk, Scuptor & Painter) -11455, Stoke Newington                      Middlesex UK
1886 - Birth: Bertie LAWS-39288, 
1887 - Birth: Percy Frederick LAWS (Builder & Decorator) -8577, Elham Kent UK
1888 - Birth: Ernest Benjamin  LAWS (Stockbrokers Clerk)-15523, 
1898 - Birth: Alice LAWS-29044, Stakeford Northumberland UK
1899 - Birth: Leonard Alfred LAWS (Gardener Private) -15564, Swaffam Norfolk UK
1901 - Birth: Cecil Frederick LAWES (Chartered Surveyor) -1290, Croydon Surrey UK
1908 - Birth: William LAWS- (Grocer & Tea Dealer) 43566, 
1910 - Birth: Frederick C LAWS (Carter but helping on fathers smallholding) -44240, 
1918 - Birth: Ellen Annie R LAWS-36744, 
1919 - Birth: Sidney F LAWES (Provision Store Salesman) -45231, 
1921 - Birth: Smith I LAWS (PFC US Army) -16806, 

1790 - Marriage: Jonathan LAWS-4735 and Phebe HODGSON-4736, Stanhope Durham UK
1819 - Marriage: George LAWS-11743 and Esther PENTON-11742, Norwich Norfolk UK

1825 - Marriage: Thomas DRAYTON  (entered as DAYTON) -3895 and Agnes Elizabeth Sarah             LAWS-3896, Portsea Hampshire UK
1864 - Marriage: Hugh Alan LAWS (Ag Lab) -8001 and Elizabeth GROVES-8406, Frimley                     Surrey UK
1878 - Marriage: S H B SMITH-13815 and Susan LAWS-13814, 
1904 - Marriage: Charles Henry LAWS (Pigman on Farm) -24427 and Rosanna CLARKE-                     24428, Banham Norfolk UK
1915 - Marriage: Nicholas Bulman LAWS (Motor Mechanic) -31646 and Gertrude ASHMAN-              31221, Pancras Middlesex UK

DEATHS burials etc
1870 - Death: Catherine Annie LAWES-12814, Cupernham, Romsey Hampshire UK
1875 - Death: Thomas LAWS (Farmer of Horsley NBL) -12443, Horsley Northumberland UK
1878 - Burial: Margaret LAWS-28117, Stockton-On-Tees Durham UK
1894 - Death: William King LAWS  (Army Pensioner) -6106, Wyton Huntingdonshire UK
1901 - Death: Joseph Edgar LAWS-3195, Shepparton VIC AUSTRALIA
1907 - Death: Ann LAWS-3176, Salt Lake City UT USA
1916 - Death: John P LAWS-13912, 
1944 - Death: H LAWS (RAF Sergeant Aircrew)-33592, Snaith East Yorkshire UK
1946 - Death: Cecil Elisha LAWES-38932, Weymouth Dorset UK
1965 - Death: Beatrice LAWS-40192, Gorleston on Sea Suffolk UK
1966 - Death: Able LAWS-16629, 
1985 - Admon: Mary Margaret LAWS-43008, Newcastle upon Tyne Northumberland UK

1986 - Death: Hazel LAWS-20651, Chicago IL USA
1989 - Death: Dorothy Hope LAWS-27362, 

1912 - Occupation: Frederick Claude  LAWES (RN K36805)-11432, 
1915 - Enlistment: Edwin James LAWES (Canadian Army Private) -17439, 
1924 - Will: Mary Ann Rowell  ELL (Lodging House Keeper)-7222, 

1812 - Birth: James W AYRES-25498, GA USA

1812 - Marriage: Tyndall CHARTERS (Innkeeper at The Goat) -14155 and Elizabeth SANDERSON (Ag Lab) -14156, Aspatria Cumberland UK


1795 - Burial: James Laws CRICKMAY (Infant) -11908, Great Yarmouth Norfolk UK

1944 - Death: Ellen Maria OSBORN-15004, BC CANADA
1955 - Death: Iris SANGER-26741, Battersea MDX 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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