Thursday, August 31, 2017

Thursday 31st August 2017 - Number 1270

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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 31st August

Family Events

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1794 - Christen: Charles LAWS-7643, Norwich Norfolk UK

1801 - Birth: Sarah LAWS-29150, Shoreditch Middlesex UK

1806 - Baptism: George Thomas LAWS-6856, Gosport Hampshire UK
1831 - Birth: Charley LAWS-20634, 
1833 - Birth: Flora Ellen LAWS-5673, East Holme Dorset UK
1876 - Birth: John Henry LAWS (Farmer) -5519, Haveringland Norfolk UK
1896 - Birth: Richard James LAWS-31851, Poplar Middlesex UK
1897 - Birth: Walter Charles LAWES-38469, 
1914 - Birth: Hilton LAWS (Marine Engine Fitter) -45012, 
1916 - Birth: Arthur LAWS (Invalid Unfit For Work) -43617, 
1916 - Birth: Jas Lenard LAWS-39910, Concord NC USA
1916 - Birth: Arthur William LAWS-37984, 

1701 - Marriage: Thomas, COX-1387 and Alice LAWES-1388, Norwich Norfolk UK

1811 - Marriage: Matthew LAWS-13697 and Ann WANDLASS-13698, Tanfield Durham UK
1838 - Marriage: Alfred LAWS-40777 and Eliza SMITH-40776, Great Yeldham Essex UK
1863 - Marriage: William HARBOTTLE-40465 and Dorothy LAWS-15102, Morpeth                               Northumberland UK
1870 - Marriage: George LAWS (Gardener) -3915 and Jane Elizabeth (Jennie) INGRAM-3916,            Clapham Surrey UK
1889 - Marriage: Thomas HARDIE (Coal Miner) -29051 and Sarah J LAWS-3563, Bedlington               Northumberland UK
1896 - Marriage: Ernest Platten LAWS (Police Constable) -34716 and Ruth IMPEY-34717,
1912 - Marriage: George William LAWS (Mustard Manufacturer's Manager) -24804 and Kate             Ryland HUGGINS-24805, Southwark Surrey UK
1929 - Marriage: Frederick John LAWES-37294 and Rosina WOODS-40434, Whitchurch                      Winterbourne Dorset UK
1932 - Marriage: Stephen LOCKEY  (Consultant/ Production Engineer) -35640 and Hannah                 Norah LAWS-35639, South Shields Durham UK

DEATHS burials etc
1864 - Death: George LAWES (Pawnbroker) -1963, Southwark Surrey UK
1894 - Death: Ellen  LAWS (Widow)-8239, Walworth Surrey UK
1900 - Death: John Bennett LAWES-219, Harpenden Hertfordshire UK
1906 - Death: Robert LAWES-2472, Frome Somerset UK
1910 - Death: Agnes Isabella LAWS-3912, Stepney Middlesex UK

1918 - Burial: Charles LAWS (Farmer) -3183, Shepparton VIC AUSTRALIA
1939 - Death: Edith Gertrude LAWS (Spinster) -34895, Redhill Surrey UK
1949 - Death: Frances Jane LAWS (Widow) -39069, Whitley Bay Northumberland UK
1958 - Death: Lucy Ann Wiles LAWS-42117, 
1969 - Death: Sylvia LAWS-17326, Aldham Essex UK
1982 - Death: Robert John LAWS-16542, 
1984 - Death: Maud Myrtle LAWES-22583, Fremont, Dodge Co. NE USA
2013 - Cremation: Robert William LAWES-495, Tauranga NZ

1961 - Residence: Thomas Alfred LAWS (Retired Railway Clearing House Clerk) -3536, Potterne, Devizes Wiltshire UK

1815 - Birth: Sophia COWARD-24617, N.Baddesly
1837 - Baptism: William BELL (Warehouseman) -24081, Heworth Durham UK
1918 - Birth: Doris MILLER-29065, Wallsend Northumberland UK
1919 - Birth: Eveline BALL-36340, Stoke on Trent Staffordshire UK

1934 - Marriage: Benjamin Albert PALMER-25564 and Wanda HURST-25563, Salt Lake City               UT USA
1905 - Marriage: William John BALDWIN (House decorator)-10747 and Edith Sarah SMITH-             10745, Brighton Sussex UK

1861 - Death: Thomas CHRISTMAS (Master Mariner) -3390, Mile End Middlesex UK

1867 - Death: William August HOWE (Cooper) -7015, Poplar Middlesex UK
1881 - Burial: Henry HERCOCK (Cordwainer & Baptist Minister) -45452, Leeds 
           West Yorkshire UK
1909 - Death: Ambrose PAGE-41422, Great Yarmouth Norfolk UK

1950 - Burial: Walter BLANCHARD (Sanitary Labourer) -26681, Great Grimsby Lincolnshire            UK
1951 - Burial: Catherine Anne KENNEDY-41577, Glendale, Los Angeles Co. CA USA
1961 - Death: Florence L HURST (a widow) -11939, Cosham Hampshire UK resided at 
           Porchester Hampshire UK
1977 - Burial: Mary Ann Frances STEEL-21330, Chadwell Heath Essex 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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