Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tuesday 20th June 2017 - Number 1202

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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 20th June

Family Events

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1776 - Baptism: William LAWES-1191, Costessey Norfolk UK

1790 - Christen: Charlotte LAWS-6953, Swaffam Norfolk UK
1824 - Baptism: John LAWES- (Ag Lab) 689, Tivetshall St Mary Norfolk UK
1846 - Birth: Henrietta LAWS-14253, Stepney Middlesex UK

1854 - Christen: Edith Emma  LAWS (Actress)-32064, St.Faith under St.Pauls Middlesex UK
1872 - Birth: Charles LAWS (Fish Curer) -43915, 
1878 - Birth: Ellen Maria LAWES-2638, Felthorpe Norfolk UK

1882 - Birth: Samuel LAWS (Public Contractors Labourer) -43791, 
1883 - Birth: John Wesley LAWS-39745, NC USA
1884 - Birth: John William LAWS-25476, 
1885 - Birth: Ernest Frederick LAWS (Butchers Assistant) -17707, Hastings Sussex UK
1886 - Baptism: Kate Beatrice LAWS-36474, Newington Surrey UK

1888 - Birth: Ernest F LAWS (Watch & Clock Maker) -44213, 
1894 - Birth: Charles LAWS (GPO Telephonist) -43834, 
1898 - Birth: Frank Henry LAWS (Farmer (TWIN) -305, Pulham Market Norfolk UK
1906 - Birth: Adelaide LAWS-41621, 
1908 - Birth: Stuart Charles LAWS (Civil Construction Corp) -33780
1913 - Birth: Gilbert James LAWS (RNVR) -17766, Loughborough LEI
1916 - Birth: William F LAWS (Works Maintenance Electrician) -42604, 
1916 - Birth: Douglas Glenfield LAWS-37986, Wisbech Cambridgeshire UK#

1726 - Marriage: Joseph SIMMS-8522 and Bridget LAWS-8521, Norwich Norfolk UK

1743 - Marriage: William LAWS-13823 and Elizabeth CANEY-13824, Feltwell Norfolk UK
1866 - Marriage: Cuthbert John LAWS(Articled Clerk) -18565 and Annie Emma FEATHERSTON-2998, Jesmond              Northumberland UK
1918 - Marriage: James Albert  OAKLEY (Carter)-40414 and Hilda Southorn LAWS-8375, Claygate Surrey                          UK  (Illegit) (Domestic Cook) 
1928 - Marriage: Robin Joseph  WILES- (Storekeeper)40386 and Gladys Masie LAWES-34658, Aldershot                               Hampshire UK

DEATHS burials etc
1794 - Death: Cuthbert LAWS-34615, 
1871 - Death: William John LAWS-35614, 
1871 - Death: Mary Ann LAWS  (Housekeeper) -30334, Westleton Suffolk UK
1924 - Death: Jamina LAWS-17086, Broken Arrow, Tulsa OK USA

1931 - Death: Hudson LAWS (Shipbuilders Clerk) -6458, Sunderland Durham UK

1979 - Death: Alice Mary LAWES-36221, Salisbury Wiltshire UK

1996 - Probate: Henry LAWS-41118, Leeds West Yorkshire UK
1998 - Death: Francis M LAWS (PFC US Air Force) -16642, 
2002 - Death: Dewy Weaver LAWS (Cpl US Army) -14448, 

1861 - Occupation: Thomas LAWS (Steerage Steward) -27163, 
1892 - Residence: Rosie LAWS-8380, Boston MA USA
1892 - Residence: Rosie LAWS-8380, Wortley West Yorkshire UK
1892 - Residence: Jessie LAWS-8379, Boston MA USA
1892 - Residence: Jessie LAWS-8379, Wortley West Yorkshire UK
1892 - Residence: Frank LAWS-6261, Boston MA USA
1892 - Residence: Frank LAWS-6261, Wortley West Yorkshire UK
1892 - Residence: Henry LAWS (Twin & Shoemaker) -6259, Boston MA USA

1892 - Residence: Henry  LAWS (Twin & Shoemaker)-6259, Wortley West Yorkshire UK
1912 - Residence: Harriett LAWRENCE-11431, Croydon Surrey UK
1918 - Residence: James Albert (Carter) OAKLEY-40414, Cobham Surrey UK
1918 - Residence: Hilda Southorn  LAWS (Illegit) (Domestic Cook)-8375, Claygate Surrey UK
1928 - Residence: Robin Joseph WILES- (Storekeeper) 40386, Aldershot Hampshire UK
1928 - Residence: Gladys Masie LAWES-34658, Aldershot Hampshire UK

1875 - Christen: Lavinia CHEESEBOROUGH-2664, Methley West Yorkshire UK
1901 - Birth: Mary COOPER-33656, 
1905 - Birth: Carmel Franklen WIDENER-18198, Washington VA USA
1914 - Birth: Calvert Watson WHITEHEAD-40639, Utah, USA
1919 - Birth: Joyce HESLOP-24669, Newcastle upon Tyne Northumberland UK

1816 - Marriage: William Frederick CLEGG (Watchmaker) -21875 and Ann PARSLER-21876, Manchester Lancashire UK

1913 - Death: Annie Fannie CLAUS-33089, Pelham, Welland ONT CANADA
1924 - Death: Jemima Elvina PEARSON-33325, 
2012 - Death: Michael John WOKES-27371, Leeds West Yorkshire 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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