Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Wednesday 30th August 2017 - Number 1269

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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 30th August

Family Events

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1844 - Baptism: Johanna Hendrina LAWS-34539, Tynemouth Northumberland UK

1845 - Birth: William Gordon LAWS-34616, Barrasford Northumberland UK
1846 - Baptism: Isabella LAWS-21613, Houghton le Spring Durham UK
1864 - Baptism: Ellen LAWS-6238, Stratton Strawless Norfolk UK

1865 - Birth: Francis Willis LAWES (Shipwright) S-876, Woolwich Kent UK

1868 - Baptism: Louisa Ann LAWS-23926, Hawkinge Kent UK
1874 - Birth: Julia Eliza LAWS Drapers Shop assistant) -6486, Old Catton, Norwich Norfolk                 UK
1878 - Birth: John Joseph Michael LAWES (Master Mariner/RN 185088) -1975, 
           Gunards Head Cornwall UK
1885 - Birth: Edward Herbert LAWS (Railway Clerk Wholesale Fish Merchants) -31621,                       Whitby North Yorkshire UK

1891 - Birth: Frank Leslie  LAWS (Plasterer)-12045, 
1900 - Baptism: Gilbert Henry Powell LAWS-14443, Greenwich Kent UK

1901 - Birth: Arthur LAWS (Shoe Worker Examiner) -42644, 
1909 - Birth: Samuel Kenneth LAWS-25112, 
1909 - Birth: Jack LAWS (RAAF Flying Officer 412979) -12916, Sydney NSW AUSTRALIA
1915 - Birth: James Parley LAWS-13834, Blanding UT USA

1740 - Marriage: James LAWS-6585 and Ruth BROWN-6586, Heigham, Norfolk UK
1826 - Marriage: Charles CHAMBERS-3418 and Mary Ann LAWS-3398, Great Yarmouth                     Norfolk UK

1834 - Marriage: Isaac LAWS (Gardener) -744 and Jane KETTLE (Widow - Laundress) -745,              Thames Ditton Surrey UK
1886 - Marriage: George Henry WARE-30384 and Alice Louisa LAWS (Housemaid / Spinster)            - 10125, Plaistow Essex UK
1916 - Marriage: William CHILTON-2686 and Clara Lillie LAWES-2665, Rock Springs,                         Sweetwater WY USA

DEATHS burials etc
1807 - Will: Seth  LAWES (Gentleman)-31982, Charlton Hampshire UK
1853 - Death: William LAWS-32458, Lumley Colliery DUR UK
1867 - Death: William Webster LAWS (Grocer) -7926, Great Yarmouth Norfolk UK

1893 - Burial: James LAWES-27226, 

1893 - Death: William LAWS (Butler retired) -5355, Washington Durham UK
1910 - Death: Elizabeth LAWS-18358, 
1918 - Death: Thomas Cresswell LAWS (Master Mariner & Steamship Agent) -8307, Liverpool            Lancashire UK
1918 - Death: Charles LAWS (Farmer) -3183, Kialla VIC AUSTRALIA

1918 - Death: William Henry LAWES (ARMY Private 146487) -2429, FRANCE
1923 - Death: William James LAWES-2402, St.Andrews Hospital, Devon Road, Bromley Kent              UK
1923 - Death: Alfred LAWES-723, Battersea Surrey UK
1930 - Death: Christopher Columbus LAWS-17188, Rutherford County NC USA
1944 - Death: Naff L LAWS (Seaman 1st class US Navy 9665491) -36670, 
1949 - Death: Everett LAWS-20528, 
1951 - Death: Jeffery James LAWS (Railway Clerk) -32273, Felixstowe Suffolk but resided at                Ipswich Suffolk UK

1958 - Death: Basil W LAWS (MUSC2C US Army) -16649, 
1997 - Death: Le-Mon L LAWS (PV2 US Army) -16752, 
1998 - Death: James Maxwell LAWS-37076, 
2003 - Burial: Lovancy LAWS-12311, Hollywood, Carteret, North Carolina, USA
2011 - Cremation: Terence Ronald LAWS-36994, 

2013 - Burial: Willis Taylor LAWS-39197, Cumberland City TN USA

1856 - Occupation: Edward LAWS (Steward on Ship "TELEGRAPH" -27165, 
1922 - Residence: Charles LAWS-22875, Sydney NSW AUSTRALIA

1718 - Birth: Eunice HOSLEY-3662, Billerica, Middlesex Co. MA USA
1787 - Birth: Mary Ann MOORE-25154, DE USA
1829 - Baptism: Thomas HARRISON (Draper) -13022, Allington Wiltshire UK
1843 - Baptism: Elizabeth WOODFORD-474, Semley Wiltshire UK
1867 - Birth: Roden Horace Powlett ORDE-14525, 
1874 - Baptism: James Frederick BAILEY (Fisherman) -23046, Kings Lynn Norfolk UK

1896 - Birth: Edith Kate HEDGES-23898, Monk Sherborne Hampshire UK
1917 - Birth: Minnie Violet MARSHALL-20780, Wandsworth Surrey UK


1916 - Burial: Sarah Sophia GOODALL-8603, Dutton Park, Brisbane QLD AUSTRALIA
1933 - Death: Anna WALLER-19696, Marion WV USA
1935 - Death: Martha Catherine BENTLEY-19476, Wilkes Co NC USA
1982 - Death: Mary Jane ROBERTS-33565, Peterborough Cambridgeshire UK

2005 - Death: Georgia M PERKINS-19445, Loyall KY 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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