Thursday, August 17, 2017

Thursday 17th August 2017 - Number 1256

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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 17th August

Family Events

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1746 - Baptism: Martha LAWS-39515, Stepney Middlesex UK

1747 - Burial: Anne LAWS-31115, Rotherhithe SRY

1786 - Birth: Thomas LAWS-24116, Feltwell Norfolk UK
1811 - Birth: Susan LAWES-944, Fincham Norfolk UK

1834 - Baptism: Emily Jane LAWS (Dressmaker) -14286, Stepney Middlesex UK
1834 - Christen: Samuel LAWES-2618, Clapham Surrey UK
1838 - Baptism: John LAWS-14288, St.Dunstan's Stepney Middlesex UK
1851 - Baptism: James William  LAWS (Boot Maker)-33553, Bungay Norfolk UK
1851 - Baptism: Elizabeth A LAWS (Servant) -26396, Bungay Norfolk UK

1851 - Birth: William Henry LAWS (House Builder/Decorator) -15179, Chelsea Middlesex UK

1851 - Baptism: Martha Ann LAWS (Silk Winder) -15131, Bungay Norfolk UK
1862 - Birth: Eleanor Maud LAWES-254, 
1874 - Birth: Charles James LAWS (Cutter Ladies Tailoring) -4755, 
1875 - Birth: Francis Timothy LAWS (Coal Clerk) -3535, 
1878 - Birth: Ira Eugene LAWS-12661, 
1886 - Birth: Alvin Leonard LAWS-42905, 
1887 - Birth: George William LAWS (ARMY Private 7488) -28807, Tottenham Middlesex UK
1889 - Birth: Annie Maud LAWS  (Elementary Schoolteacher) -30203, Rishton Lancashire UK
1891 - Birth: Eliza Mary Eleanor LAWS-3707, Millers Waterhole, Ferndale, Grafton, NSW                  AUSTRALIA
1892 - Birth: Alice Isabella LAWS-3708, Grafton NSW AUSTRALIA
1893 - Birth: Joseph W LAWS (Coal Miner) -44709, 
1896 - Birth: Edith Louise LAWS-3487, Smallburgh Norfolk UK
1904 - Birth: Florence May LAWES-28548, Bishops Waltham Hampshire UK
1915 - Birth: Kathleen LAWS-35709, 
1915 - Birth: Annie Taylor LAWS-20104, Newcastle upon Tyne Northumberland UK

1658 - Marriage: Cuthbert CALLOW-1403 and Ann LAWES-1404, Norwich Norfolk UK

1790 - Marriage: James LAWS-10913 and Ann BONE-10914, Beetley Norfolk UK
1799 - Marriage: Thomas LAWS-11191 and Jane RIGGS-22483, Orange co.NC USA
1912 - Marriage: Robert Henry LAWS (Company Secretary) -7166 and Daisy Ethel Violet                    HARDING-7172, Plymouth Devonshire UK (My Paternal Grandparents)

DEATHS burials etc
1803 - Death: Hanna LAWES-21202, Homington WIL (St Michaels) UK
1853 - Death: William Ryott LAWS (Farmer & Agent 226 Acres 6 men) -34531, Dunoon ARL                UK
1876 - Death: Mary Treen LAWS-3171, 
1897 - Death: Arthur James LAWS (Infant 15 mths) -17196, Newcastle upon Tyne                                  Northumberland UK

1908 - Death: Marshall S P LAWS-40614, Boston MA USA
1913 - Death: John Grossmith LAWS (Bookeeper) -30374, Rainy River District ONT CANADA
1931 - Death: William John LAWS-7999, Overdale 78 Croxted Rd, West Dulwich SRY UK
1938 - Death: William Frederick LAWS-34886, Beccles Suffolk UK

1946 - Death: Emily Louisa LAWS (Spinster & Retired Governess & Companion) -2953,                         Colwyn Bay Denbigh UK
1962 - Burial: Harriett Jane LAWS-23590, St Helens LAN UK
1964 - Death: Alfred LAWS-36009, 
1971 - Death: Kenneth LAWS (Royal Marines Mne 42 Cdo RM 15760) -26582, Plymouth                      Devonshire UK

1977 - Death: Delmas LAWS-19773, Jefferson Co KY USA
1980 - Death: Thomas Carlyle LAWS-18620, Austin Travis County Texas USA
1999 - Burial: Myrtle Eileen LAWS-12043, Fawkner VIC AUSTRALIA
2000 - Burial: Herman M LAWS  (PVT US Army) -16721, Ownings Mills MD USA

2003 - Burial: George Henry LAWS(Retired Carpenter and Farmer) -12129, Haywood Co NC               USA

1916 - Residence: Eva Mary LAWS (Ladies Maid) -15970, YWCA New York City NY

1916 - Residence: George Henry LAWS (Carpenter/Builder Retired)  -4563, Kenley Surrey UK

1823 - Birth: James Loudon GORDON (Town Clerk) -34625, Brechin Angus  UK
1854 - Christen: William Charles FAUX (Jobbing Gardener) -8677, 

1855 - Birth: Sarah Jane BARNES-6474, Corby Lincolnshire UK
1907 - Birth: Alfie Agnes JOHNSON-11268, Austin Travis County Texas USA
1914 - Birth: Dorothy Lorina H THROWER-33052, Mutford SFK UK (RD)


1816 - Death: Ann SILVERS-3401, Great Yarmouth Norfolk UK

1904 - Death: Charles Lewis ROPER-30393, Chanut KS USA
1974 - Death: Sarah HUNTER-22360, Wallasey Cheshire UK

1975 - Birth: Sharron Elizabeth LEES-9106, Rowner, Gosport Hampshire 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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