Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Tuesday 29th August 2017 - Number 1268

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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 29th August

Family Events

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1649 - Birth: Marke (Constace) LAWS-33688, Stepney Middlesex UK

1849 - Birth: Frederic LAWES(Ag Lab) -12777, Brampton Norfolk UK
1863 - Birth: Lucinda LAWS-30159, Carroll Co TN USA
1869 - Christen: Mary Magdalene Robinson LAWS-4246, Newcastle upon Tyne                                        Northumberland UK

1875 - Birth: Thomas LAWS-13959, NC USA
1876 - Birth: Blanche LAWS (Underclothing Cutter) -7227, Leytonstone Essex UK
           (My Paternal Grandfathers Sister)
1882 - Birth: Tom LAWS (Farmer) -44019, 
1882 - Birth: William Alfred LAWS (Engineer's Turner) -4201, Wolverhampton Staffordshire               UK
1885 - Birth & Death of Dora Elizabeth LAWS-38274, Johnson, Kane Co. UT USA

1893 - Birth: Benjamin Charles LAWS (ARMY Acting Sgt 7228) -8220, Ardesley 
            West Yorkshire UK
1895 - Birth: Alfred E LAWS (Farmer) -42608, 
1895 - Birth: Harold LAWS (Telephone Line Fitter) -26075, 
1895 - Birth: Ernest Alfred LAWS (Motor Cleaner) -3450, Horsford Norfolk UK
1899 - Birth: Constance Marion LAWES-17726, Croydon Surrey UK
1900 - Birth: Lucille L LAWS-20538, 
1901 - Burial: Elizabeth Ann LAWES (less than 1 yr old) -28144, Stockton-On-Tees Durham                   UK
1901 - Birth: Albert LAWES (RN J62997) Gen Labourer) -24471, Southampton Hampshire UK
1904 - Birth: Walter Fred LAWS (Manager Motor & Radio) -35843, 
1909 - Birth: John William LAWS (Horseman on Farm) -44302, 
1909 - Birth: John William LAWES-35852, 
1909 - Birth: Lillian May LAWS-35827, 

1819 - Marriage: James Garner LAWS-11748 and Mary Ann FIDDLEMAN-11747, Norwich                 Norfolk UK

1833 - Marriage: Edward LAWS-24232 and Ann SCOTT-24233, Newcastle upon Tyne                            Northumberland UK

1839 - Marriage: Robert Arnold LAMB (Master Mariner) -10731 and Harriett LAWS-10730,                Great Yarmouth Norfolk UK

1849 - Marriage: George Calvin LAWS-10848 and Francois Livingston BARNES-10849, 
            St. Francois, Missouri, USA
1891 - Marriage: Robert LAWS (Coal Miner) -3562 and Mary Ellen HALLIDAY-29046,                         Bedlington Northumberland UK
1899 - Marriage: William Andrews Hume SHARP (Commercial Clerk) -43314 and 
            Louisa LAWS-3131, Little Ilford Essex UK
1914 - Marriage: Frank B WHEELER-40043 and H Louise LAWS-40044, Bexar Texas USA
1925 - Marriage: Reginald Charles T LAWS (Australian Army & Sawmill Manager) -12940                   and Nolah Evelyn Pearl LOGAN-14576, Taree NSW AUSTRALIA
1936 - Marriage: Samuel Gray NIVEN-21281 and Elizabeth LAWS-21280, 

DEATHS burials etc#
1708 - Burial: Burton LAWS-41097, Lincoln, Lincolnshire UK

1826 - Burial: Ann LAWES-29572, Figheldean Wiltshire UK
1885 - Death: Mary Ellen LAWS-38273, Johnson, Kane Co. UT USA
1918 - Death: Francis Edwin LAWES (Reverend) -199, West Ealing Middlesex or Wandsworth               Surrey UK
1926 - Death: Leonard Matthew LAWS (Clerk) -17622, Hampstead Middlesex UK

1931 - Death: Jason L LAWS-19692, Raleigh WV USA
1948 - Death: Joseph Smith LAWS-19380, Kern CA USA
1961 - Death: Lawrence LAWS-29354, Nambucca Heads NSW AUSTRALIA
1980 - Burial: Ronald D LAWS (MSgt US Air Force) -16795, Augusta MI USA
1981 - Death: Ivy Winifred LAWS (Bookeeper -24878, Taunton Somersetshire UK
1998 - Death: James Maxwell LAWS-37076, Tamborine QLD AUSTRALIA
2003 - Death: Lovancy LAWS-12311, Rehabilitation and Health of Gastonia. NC

2006 - Death: Derek Ernest LAWS-25959, 

1893 - Immigration: Edward Ernest LAWS (Restaurant Proprietor )-41806, Philadelphia PA                USA resided art Birmingham Warwickshire UK
1899 - Residence: Louisa LAWS-3131, Forest Gate Essex UK
1899 - Residence: Alfred LAWS (House Owner & Agent) -3127, Forest Gate Essex UK

1851 - Birth: Walter Ezra BUNN-3439, Horsford Norfolk UK
1853 - Baptism: John CHARTERS (Joiner Apprentice) -21851, Torpenhow Cumberland UK

1871 - Birth: John James BEZZANT-19891, Bristol Gloucestershire UK
1888 - Birth: Edith Jane SHANKS-25411, Rockhampton QLD AUSTRALIA
1911 - Birth: Ruth Elizabeth SCHOW-18084, Flandreau SD USA



1916 - Death: Sarah Sophia GOODALL-8603, Brisbane QLD AUSTRALIA
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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