Monday, June 19, 2017

Monday 19th June 2017 - Number 1201

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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 today14th June

Family Events

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1754 - Birth: John LAWS- (Riding Officer) 4590, Walpole St Peter Norfolk UK
1803 - Baptism: Moses LAWS- (Seaman RN) 6985, Portsea Hampshire UK

1808 - Birth: Sarah LAWS-23864, Canford Magna Dorset UK
1822 - Christen: Charlotte LAWS-4528, Holborn Middlesex UK
1825 - Christen: George LAWS-3479, Folkestone Kent UK

1845 - Birth: Elizabeth LAWS-39840, Buenos Aires ARGENTINA
1859 - Birth: William Camper LAWS-(Yacht builder) 8604, Alverstoke Hampshire UK
1863 - Birth: Alfred Ernest LAWES (Engineering Fitter) -640, Sunderland Durham UK

1881 - Birth: Claude Victor LAWS-12507, Loveland, Larimer, CO USA
1895 - Birth: Mathew B LAWS (Railway Carriage Cleaner)-42487, 
1898 - Birth: Victoria Susan LAWES-26128, Donhead St Andrew Wiltshire UK
1904 - Birth: Henry Ernest LAWS-33839, Plaistow Essex UK
1906 - Birth: Elliott Cyril LAWS-31614, 
1908 - Birth: Jack LAWS (Butchers Manager)-42312,
1911 - Birth: James Robert LAWS-42206, TN USA
1914 - Birth: John LAWS-29317, Chatteris Cambridgeshire UK

1916 - Birth: Loren Kenneth LAWS-22788, Blanding UT USA

1698 - Marriage: Elizabeth LAWES-1641 and Richard SAY-1642, Coslany Norfolk UK

1798 - Marriage: John HEADLEY-4028 and Frances LAWS-4027, Ryton Durham UK
1805 - Marriage: James FEGANS-16474 and Nancy LAWS-14115, 
1832 - Marriage: James LAWS-11746 and Frances HILL-9710, Norwich Norfolk UK

1852 - Marriage: John (Coal Miner) DENNISON-11026 and Jane LAWS-11025, South Shields Durham UK
1893 - Marriage: Edwin Walter (Ag Lab) ALLCHIN-42163 and Alice LAWS-42162, Gillingham Kent UK
1896 - Marriage: Samuel Robert SMITH-21421 and Harriett Louisa LAWS-21420, Beeston Norfolk UK

1898 - Marriage: Treen Hunt (Cab Driver) LAWS-3170 and Lucy Ethel JOINER-3174, Westbrook Kent UK (All Saints)
1935 - Marriage: Edward Sidney Aylett (Motor Lorry Driver) LAWS-11089 and Gladys Hilda (Spinster) HENLEY-11098, Folkestone Kent UK

DEATHS burials etc
1820 - Burial: Elizabeth LAWS-2965, Wareham Dorset UK

1875 - Death: George Kelsey LAWS (Farm Labourer) -5038, Shuttlefield, Lyminge Kent UK
1895 - Burial: Benjamin LAWS (Chelsea Pensioner / Widower) -7423, Shotley SFK (St Mary)

1970 - Death: Amy Doris LAWS-16544, 
1978 - Burial: Lola Nellie LAWS-42144, Southland NZ
1981 - Death: Lionel Edward LAWS-11511, Toowoomba, Warwick QLD AUSTRALIA
1987 - Death: Elsie Marion LAWS-36154, 
1987 - Burial: John Robert  LAWS (S2 US Navy)-16743, Mountain Home National Cemetery, Johnson City TN                      USA
1992 - Burial: Edward James LAWS-3076, Littleport Cambridgeshire UK

1854 - Occupation: Samuel LAWS (Passengers Butcher on Ship) -7110, 
1862 - Occupation: Thomas LAWS (Steerage Steward) -27163, 
1910 - Immigration: Charles Joseph  LAWS (Timekeeper /Clerk CC) (Private Canadian 180 Btn 86245)-15874, Quebec Ports CANADA on ship MEGANTIC
1944 - Residence: Ivy Edna Margaret LAWS-36768, Reading Berkshire UK

1641 - Birth: Leonard MATON-12070, Durrington Wiltshire UK
1679 - Birth: Charles LONG (Colonel)-610, Longville JAMAICA
1692 - Christen: Mary ASHWORTH-13996, Rochester Kent UK
1855 - Birth: Ida Mae DOW-12512, Richmond, Henrico Co, VA USA
1871 - Birth: Charles Edward NEWCOMBE-36148, Tambaroora, Hill End NSW AUSTRALIA
1879 - Birth: Elizabeth Ellen PIGGOT-37451, Battersea Surrey UK
915 - Birth: Stanley Hubert R COAD-28503, 

1880 - Marriage: Andrew DAKER (Coal Miner) -21428 and Rosetta TAYLOR-21435, Stanley cum Wrenthorpe West Yorkshire UK

1944 - Death: William C A  LOVEGROVE (LAC 912404 RAFVR)-36769, Aylesbury Buckinghamshire UK
1986 - Burial: Marjory Ann Gleed WILLIAMS-22673, Yankalilla, SA 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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