Monday, August 28, 2017

Monday 28th August 2017 - Number 1267

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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 28th August

Family Events

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1819 - Birth: Martha Bush LAWS-13340, Hemingstone Suffolk UK baptism Ipswich SFK UK

1852 - Baptism: Thomas LAWS-45313, Morpeth Northumberland UK
1852 - Birth: Henry LAWS (StoneWorker Mine) -44367,
1858 - Birth: Eliza Frances LAWS-5252, Hawkinge Kent UK
1859 - Birth: William LAWS (Wire Rope Maker) -13777, South Creake Norfolk UK

1885 - Birth: Victor Edward LAWS (Engineers Pattern Maker) -30189, Stowmarket SFK UK

1885 - Birth: Everett LAWS-20528, 
1887 - Birth: Minnie LAWS-19561, Lebo, Coffey, KS USA
1893 - Birth: Alice M LAWES (Cook) -45258, 
1893 - Birth: Lionel Edward LAWS-11511, Berry NSW AUSTRALIA
1895 - Birth: Dorothy Dale LAWS (Chartered Masseuse) -15277, 
1899 - Birth: Hugh Stanley LAWS (RN F52205) -24435, Sunderland Durham UK

1905 - Birth: William LAWS (General Labourer) -44837, 
1907 - Birth: Mitchell LAWES (PFC US Army) -16625, 
1908 - Birth: Gladys Muriel LAWS-35306, Lincoln, Lincolnshire UK

748 - Marriage: John or Joseph LAWES (Yeoman) -373 and Mary FLEMINGTON-322, 
          Martin Wiltshire UK

1821 - Marriage: Benjamin Stephen LAWS-3133 and Joanna LEE-35540, Chatham Kent UK

1828 - Marriage: Wilfred Cecil LAWES (Coach driver) -24728 and Gwendoline NOBLE-24729,             Breamore Hampshire UK

1831 - Marriage: Richard ROSS-11808 and Sarah LAWS-11809, Norwich Norfolk UK

1879 - Marriage: Robert LAWS (Reverend DD Missionary CMG) -8678 and Margaret Troup GRAY-8679, Blantyre, NYASALAND

1900 - Marriage: John LAWS (Electrician in Charge) -6331 and Grace WHITEHEAD-15979,                 Valley End, Chobham SRY (St Saviours) UK

1906 - Marriage: James Roy LAWS (Clerk Wholesale Grocery) -18007 and 
            Zelinn Alberta NORMAN-18008, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, USA

1909 - Marriage: Frederick Charles LAWS (Surgical Bootmaker & Leather Worker) -5173 and             Annie Rosina TOWNSEND-37744, Wandsworth Surrey UK

1938 - Marriage: William Vern GOSSETT-11650 and Naomi May LAWS-11649, Franklin Co                 KS USA

DEATHS burials etc#
1832 - Burial: Edward Kent LAWS-14273, Clapham Surrey UK
 1862 - Death: Elizabeth LAWS (Widow) -5717, Egham Surrey UK
1865 - Burial: Thomas LAWS (Bricklayer / Coachman / Groom & a Twin)  -2955, 
           Wareham DOR UK

1874 - Death: Charles Seth LAWES (Painter & Oilman) -960, Stapleton Road, Bristol GLS UK
1875 - Burial: Hannah Elizabeth LAWS-29052, Bedlington Northumberland UK
1888 - Death: William LAWES (Timber Merchant) -1140, Exeter Devonshire UK

1891 - Burial: Cecil Henry Bignall LAWS-25344, Cooktown QLD AUSTRALIA
1902 - Burial: Charles LAWS (Engine & Crane Driver) -4758, 
1916 - Burial: Mary LAWS (Widow) -24901, Kidder, Caldwell Co MO USA
1918 - Death: William George LAWS (Gunner 115422) -22356, 
1930 - Death: Robert LAWS-13817, Kanab, Kane UT USA
1964 - Death: Cecil Charles LAWES-39663, Southwark Surrey resided Lambeth Surrey UK

1977 - Death: Mark William LAWS-25484, Yancy Co NC USA
1986 - Death: Stuart Edwin LAWS (Commercial Artist) -22124, Puketeraki NZ
1996 - Burial: Gavin Gerald LAWES-36649, Salisbury SA AUSTRALIA
1997 - Probate: Thomas Arthur William LAWS-41130, Bristol Gloucestershire UK
2003 - Burial: Violet Aurine LAWS (Southern Beauty Supply.) -12192, Greenville NC USA
2004 - Burial: Tony Ray LAWS-16868, Mebane NC USA
2004 - Burial: Lloyd Clinton  LAWS(YN3 U.S. Navy / Korea)-16833, Melvern Cemetery KS                  USA
2005 - Death: Kenneth Ray LAWS- (Office Manager) 20406, 
2013 - Death: Willis Taylor LAWS-39197, Gleason TN USA

1809 - Residence: Vitruvius  LAWES- (Barrister) 899, Bloomsbury Middlesex UK
1843 - Military: Edward LAWS (Naval Cadet) PYM-17340, Royal Marine Corps - 
            Gentlemen Cadet
1914 - Enlistment: Francis Edwin John LAWS (ARMY Cpl Signaller 94564) -28786, 
1926 - Residence: Leonard Matthew LAWS (Clerk) -17622, Kensal Rise Middlesex UK


1825 - Baptism: Mary Ann HARWOOD-1542, Homington WIL (St Michaels) UK
1842 - Baptism: Hannah HATTON-24698, Newnham GLS UK
1855 - Baptism: Elizabeth CHARTERS (Servant) -6649, Blennerhasset Cumberland UK
1857 - Birth: John LUSTY-43992, Limehouse Middlesex UK
1873 - Birth: Job LEWIS-24661, Dorset UK
1879 - Birth: Bertha PINK-27305, Bexley Kent UK
1919 - Birth: Walter WEBBER (Chemists Assistant) -14165, Hunslet West Yorkshire UK


1848 - Death: George William RAPIER (Navy) -3376, London Docks
1881 - Death: Henry HERCOCK (Cordwainer & Baptist Minister) -45452, Leeds 
           West Yorkshire UK
1897 - Death: Mary Ellen GLOVER-13818, Kanab, Kane UT USA
1916 - Death: Sarah Sophia GOODALL-8603, Mountjoy Street, Petrie Terrace, Brisbane,                      Queensland, AUSTRALIA
1938 - Burial: Iris JENNINGS-23558, Stanley cum Wrenthorpe West Yorkshire UK
1950 - Death: Walter BLANCHARD (Sanitary Labourer) -26681, Great Grimsby LIN UK
1974 - Death: Jim Henry Jessie RODGERS-33295, Carroll Co TN USA

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 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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