Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Tuesday 22nd August 2017 - Number 1261

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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
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Family Events from our database for today 22nd August

Family Events

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1833 - Birth: Michael F LAWS-45218, 
1856 - Birth: Rufus LAWS (Labourer) -24890, 
1856 - Birth: William LAWS-9238, 
1859 - Birth: Nancy LAWS-20455, AK USA
1862 - Birth: Emma LAWS (Servant / Spinster) -7447, West Row, Mildenhall SFK
1880 - Birth: Arthur LAWS- (Dock Labourer) 42637, 
1880 - Birth: Arthur LAWS  (Wire Netting Maker) -37439, Poplar Middlesex UK
1886 - Birth: Percy LAWS (Bag Maker& Leather Worker) -34098, Camberwell Surrey UK
1890 - Birth: Violet LAWS-15491, Rougham Norfolk UK
1891 - Birth: Bolitha James LAWS (Lawyer / Judge) -10981, Washington DC USA
1901 - Birth: Albert George LAWES (RN SS125228/ J65861) -32656, Droxford Hampshire UK
1905 - Birth: Joseph LAWS (Telecomunications Line Engineer) -42426, 
1910 - Birth: Barbara May Muriel LAWES-22953, Quebec CANADA
1914 - Birth: Edward Robert LAWS-31730, East Ham Essex UK
1917 - Birth: Willis L LAWS (Garage and & Driver) -43636, 
1917 - Birth: William Henry LAWS-21312, Townsville QLD AUSTRALIA

1918 - Birth: Edgar H LAWS (Tractor Driver Ag Lab) -42379, 

1859 - Marriage: Thomas LAWS-31664 and Elizabeth RUSTON-31665, Stratton Strawless                    Norfolk UK

1925 - Marriage: Robert Henry BELDEN (LAWS)-42914 and Iva Florence WARNER-42916,                 Fort Frances, Rainy River ONT CANADA
1933 - Marriage: Thomas William LAWS-2667 and Ira PELKONEN-2689, Manila UT USA
1934 - Marriage: David Neville LAWS (Apprentice Ships 3rd Engineer) -16397 and Effie                         Elizabeth PAYZANT-16398, Liverpool, Queens County, Nova Scotia CANADA

DEATHS burials etc
1845 - Death: John  LAWES (Ag Lab)-21195, Coombe Bissett Wiltshire UK

1902 - Death: Eleanor LAWS-23575, Newcastle upon Tyne Northumberland UK

1916 - Death: G H LAWS (ARMY Private  G/17755) -22275, 
1918 - Death: George LAWS (ARMY Private 29033) -12010, 
1934 - Death: Daniel LAWES (Ag Lab) -1544, Burbage Wiltshire UK
1935 - Death: William Henry LAWS (Plumber & Decorator) -8026, Chelsea Middlesex UK

1939 - Probate: Frederick George LAWES (Biscuit Factory Labourer) -37367, 
1948 - Death: Victor Edward LAWS (Engineers Pattern Maker) -30189, Ipswich Suffolk UK

1951 - Burial: Isabella LAWS-28136, Stockton-On-Tees Durham UK
1959 - Death: John C LAWS (Railway checker) -27049, 
1960 - Death: Cecelia May LAWES-17723, Portsmouth Hampshire UK

1972 - Death: Anna Rosalind LAWS-19507, 
1980 - Burial: Thomas Bollin LAWS (TSgt USAF) -43340, Riverside CA USA
1982 - Death: Walter George LAWES-16175, 
1989 - Death: Christine Ann LAWS-12546, Airds, NSW AUSTRALIA
1994 - Death: Gladys LAWS-3824, Kingston Upon Hull East Yorkshire UK

2002 - Death: Willard LAWS (Carpenter) -10687, West Sacremento CA USA
2003 - Burial: Johnnie Seldon LAWS (PVT US Army) -16745, Riverside National Cemetery CA             USA
2006 - Cremation: Donald LAWS-26309, Chelmsford Essex UK
2007 - Death: David Thomas LAWS-41717, St.Louis MO USA
2010 - Death: Marion Cruikshank LAWS-41386, Banchory KCD UK
2010 - Death: Francis Rogers LAWS-41385, Banchory KCD UK

2015 - Burial: Douglas Lloyd LAWS (H M Armed Forces) -34744, 

1918 - Residence: Robert LAWS-8229, Outwell Cambridgeshire UK
1965 - Residence: Ernest William Thomas LAWES (Mechanical Engineer) -40102, 
           Great Bookham, Surrey UK


1874 - Birth: Zeno Parmenas KERLEY-19485, Alexander County NC USA
1890 - Birth: Agnes Helen MOONEY-32191, Stoke Newington Middlesex UK
1890 - Birth: Leah TEALE-14163, Kingston Upon Hull East Yorkshire UK

1902 - Birth: Olive Vida JOLLY-21417, 

1849 - Marriage: Joseph CLEGG (Watchmaker & Photographer) -14898 and 
           Maria MCMINN-7092, Coppenhall Crewe Cheshire UK
1894 - Marriage: Ezra HAMPSHIRE (Miner) -41197 and Jane BRAMHAM-17456, 
            Stanley cum Wrenthorpe West Yorkshire UK

1807 - Death: Maria WALPOLE-22606, Brompton Middlesex UK
1892 - Death: Joseph FITCHES-30352, Icklingham Suffolk UK
1941 - Death: Mary Ann JOHNSON (Schoolmistress) -17615, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire                  UK
1952 - Death: Edith Louisa HARVEY-3444, Horsford Norfolk UK
1965 - Death: Doris May COOK-40103, Wimbledon Surrey Resided Great Bookham, Surrey                UK1981 - Death: Vivian May PACK-36205, 
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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