Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Wednesday 16th August 2017 - Number 1255

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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 16th August

Family Events

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1618 - Christen: Christopher LAWS-13995, Padiham Lancashire UK
1691 - Baptism: Alice LAWS-6424, East Walton Norfolk UK
1719 - Baptism: Catherine LAWS-7510, Holborn Middlesex UK
1791 - Birth: Samuel LAWS-14118, VA USA
1856 - Birth: William LAWES (RN 80325 Navy Sick Berth Attendant) -2518, Fordingbridge                   Hampshire UK
1868 - Christen: Edward LAWES-7056, Dorking Surrey UK
1873 - Baptism: Frederick James LAWS (Ag Lab) -3437, Horstead Norfolk UK
1874 - Birth: Lottie A LAWS-6703, 
1905 - Birth: Bertie LAWS (Cycle Maker) -34440, Buckenham Norfolk UK
1908 - Birth: Irene LAWS-37159, Texas USA
1910 - Birth: Caroline Elizabeth LAWES-12686, Wilton WIL UK
1914 - Birth: Tobin Henry LAWS-25077, 
1915 - Birth: Forest D LAWS-39472, 

1873 - Marriage: Cuthbert LAWS (Boilersmith) -5246 and Sarah DOUGLAS-5249, 
           Newcastle upon Tyne Northumberland UK

1883 - Marriage: Richard Shepherd MOORE (Share Broker) -37572 and Constance LAWS-                  14937, Poole Dorset UK

1883 - Marriage: Robert LOCK-17301 and Rosa LAWS (Governess) -6341, Weymouth Dorset              UK  Residence: Robert LOCK-17301, Bishops Stortford Hertfordshire UK

1893 - Marriage: Charles Frederick LAWS (Master Mariner 13605) -7506 and Eda Susan                      Anketell JONES-22868, Hampstead Middlesex UK

1904 - Marriage: Joseph LAWS- (Gas Meter Reader/ (ARMY Gunner 94911)) 44451 and                       Elizabeth LAFF-44452, Blyth Northumberland UK

1924 - Marriage: Wilfred Henry LAWS- (Painter & Decorator) 22977 and Laura Louise                         (Spinster) PILCHER-22984, Folkestone Kent UK

DEATHS burials etc
1793 - Burial: John Milligan LAWS (Infant)-2850, Swaffam, Norfolk UK
1816 - Death: William Hampton LAWS-11156, Orange NC USA
1872 - Death: Edmund LAWES (Gentleman) -2181, Reeth West Yorkshire UK
1880 - Death: Hannah Rogers LAWS-40372, 
1915 - Death: Harry LAWS (ARMY Private 15285) -7417, Gallipoli TURKEY
1930 - Death: Arthur LAWES-858, Balham Surrey UK
1938 - Residence: William Frederick LAWS-34886, Beccles Suffolk UK

1942 - Death: William  LAWES (Ag Lab)-2544, 
1957 - Death: Arthur LAWS-39284, Doddington Cambridgeshire UK
1960 - Death: Harold Arthur William LAWS (Ag Lab) -34181, Doddington Cambridgeshire UK
1966 - Death: William Henry LAWES (Railroad Surveyor & Miner) -25403, Brisbane QLD                  AUSTRALIA
2002 - Burial: Dean Barry LAWS-27363, Shepparton VIC (Pine Lodge Cemetery (Acacia Grove Site no: 209)
2003 - Burial: Fern LAWS-29098, Blanding UT USA
2005 - Death: Sheila Marie LAWS-28421, Sunderland Durham UK

2015 - Death: Douglas Lloyd LAWS (H M Armed Forces) -34744, Fredericton NB CANADA

1893 - Residence: Eda Susan Anketell JONES-22868, Dalkey, Co.Dublin EIRE
1893 - Residence: Charles Frederick LAWS (Master Mariner 13605) -7506, Hampstead                          Middlesex UK

1860 - Birth: Mary Bell PATTERSON-12844, Polk Co IOWA
1890 - Birth: Rose JUDD-14693, Scarsdale VIC AUSTRALIA


1924 - Death: Louisa Elizabeth PRIMMER-12815, Romsey Hampshire UK
1924 - Burial: Sarah ERRINGTON-17454, Stanley cum Wrenthorpe West Yorkshire UK
1949 - Burial: Harriet ELLIS-34342, Wareham Dorset UK

1939 - Burial: Rebecca JENNINGS-23559, Stanley cum Wrenthorpe West Yorkshire UK
1954 - Death: Sarah LAWS (Woollen Spinner) CLEGG-14161, Leeds West Yorkshire UK
1970 - Death: Kathleen Cecily JOHNSON-25361, Mackay QLD AUSTRALIA
2003 - Burial: Nancy Cecelia VAN DUREN-12136, Service at St Judes Catholic Church, 747                  Hackett Street, Beloit WI USA
2004 - Death: Willie OULLA-16904, North Augusta SC USA

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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