Sunday, August 20, 2017

Sunday 20 August 2017 - Number 1259

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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 August

Family Events

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1721 - Baptism: Anne LAWS-10604, Newcastle upon Tyne Northumberland UK

1800 - Birth: William LAWES-28637, Allington Wiltshire UK
1842 - Birth: Mary E LAWS(Widow) -17121, 
1880 - Birth: Elizabeth Ida LAWS (Spinster) -5523, Horsford Norfolk UK
1881 - Birth: George LAWS (Works Accountant) -45042, 
1881 - Birth: Fred Chester LAWS-36480, 
1886 - Death: Isaac LAWS (Coal Miner) -20159, Hebburn Durham UK
1896 - Birth: Joseph (or John)  Walter LAWS-2666, Carbon WY USA
1905 - Birth: Lucy Amelia LAWS-35829, 
1914 - Birth: George LAWS (Furniture Shop Manager - unemployed) -45067, 
1914 - Birth: Irene Edwina LAWES-36277, 
1918 - Birth: Violet Irene LAWES-31645, 

1679 - Marriage: Robert MARK-2750 and An LAWES-2749, Newcastle upon Tyne                                   Northumberland UK
1712 - Marriage: Henry LAWS-13994 and Mary ASHWORTH-13996, Padiham Lancashire UK
1862 - Marriage: George LAWS (Coal Miner) -27008 and Elizabeth STOREY-39597, Morpeth               Northumberland UK
1864 - Marriage: William LAWS-14478 and Ellen GRANT-14479, South Shields Durham UK
1866 - Marriage: Henry LAWES-28931 and Mary Ann GOULD-28932, Chelsea Middlesex UK

1872 - Marriage: Thomas LAWES (Wholesale Cabinet Maker (British Citizen) -1147 and                       Amelia Etheridge Minnie DUDLEY-33198, Newport IOW UK
1912 - Marriage: Lybert Aubourne LAWS (Shipyard Cost Clerk) -15847 and Ann O'NEILL-                 25000, 
1933 - Marriage: Charles KIRKBRIGHT (Grocers Assistant) -43487 and Gertie LAWS-43486,              Hunslet, Leeds West Yorkshire UK

DEATHS burials etc
1735 - Burial: Mary LAWES-2185, St.James Clerkenwell Middlesex UK, Of Great Swan Alley
1816 - Death: Ann LAWS-30616, Fordingbridge Hampshire UK
1892 - Death: William LAWS (Farmer 1170 acres) -5301, Little Clacton ESS UK
1911 - Death: William LAWS (Coal Miner) -6442, Ashington Northumberland UK
1938 - Death: Margaret Allan LAWS-6501, Shipley West Yorkshire UK
1950 - Death: James Alfred William LAWS-39090, Crumpsall Lancashire Resided Bedfont                    Middlesex UK
1954 - Burial: Robert Edward LAWS-39891, Statesville, Iredell County NC USA
1966 - Death: Mabel Hannah LAWS-39265, Bath Somerset UK

1977 - Death: Hubert LAWS (Cpl US Marine Corps) -16724, 
1980 - Birth: William Z LAWS-39432, 
1985 - Death: Lily Alice LAWS-43007, Sunderland Durham UK

1985 - Birth: Isabel Annie LAWS-18368, 
1985 - Birth: Toni Anna LAWES-11887, Plymouth Devonshire UK

1987 - Death: Zenobia LAWS (Retired Teacher) -20649, Chicago IL USA

1886 - Residence: Isaac LAWS (Coal Miner) -7570, Hebburn Durham UK
1913 - Residence: George Malcolm LAWS (Physician) -17878, Philadelphia PA USA

1785 - Birth: George MARTIN-29882, Clavering Essex UK
1892 - Baptism: Edith Alice SPOARD (Servant) -28019, Uxbridge Middlesex UK
1914 - Birth: Wilma M MARSDEN-13950, 

1938 - Marriage: Frank BURTON-38660 and Hilda CLEGG-36038, 

1804 - Death: Ann FOX-41441, Norfolk UK
1936 - Death: Hermann Edmund SCHLEICHER-36949, Kalamunda, WA AUSTRALIA
1950 - Death: Joseph William SMITH-20135, 

1950 - Death: Lavinia CHEESEBOROUGH-2664, Rock Springs, Sweetwater, Wyoming, USA
1967 - Death: Mary Matilda MCINTYRE-3264, Shepparton VIC AUSTRALIA
1983 - Death: Bernard CLEETON-22099, Ipswich Suffolk UK

2004 - Death: Axie L MARTIN-41799, 
2014 - Death: Giovanna Maria DE LUIGI-34526, St Keverne Cornwall 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 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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