Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Descendants of Colonel Henry Gresham Paske


This relates to the descendants of John Pask who was a Yeoman of Stradishall, and died in 1577.

Last Saturday afternoon we had the pleasure and privilege to visit Major "Sam" Gresham Paske MC, together with his son Christopher.

They showed us the Coat of Arms and Pedigree for their family. The pedigree is believed to have been commissioned by Colonel Henry Gresham Paske (1836-1908), between 1885 and 1902. He was Sam's grandfather.

The original scroll was approximately 32 inches wide by 40 inches long, and contained 9 generations descending from John Pask of Stragewell, Suffolk. On a separate scroll, Sam has annotated the chart and included a further four generations.

The motto "virtus flos pulcherimus" means "the power of the flower", and probably refers to the Pasque flower.

We also had the opportunity to see other family memorabilia, from this distinguished family. A superb visit that makes family history research so worthwhile.


Saturday, April 05, 2014

Website Updated 4 April 2014

The website was updated yesterday evening. 83 new narratives have been added since the last update on 1 January. This makes a total of 10,086 detailed narratives now available on the website - although altogether there was an increase of 204 people, including living people, making a total of 16,527 people in our database.

The focus of the update was Family Chart 09: John PASKE, was a Yeoman of Stradishall, Suffolk (d1577 ). There are currently 242 descendants, with their spouses, within this family group. There were several members of the clergy, based in Creeting St. Peter, Suffolk. Additionally there were several military personnel based in the Crimea, and India. Whilst we have been researching this family for some considerable time, the recent release by FindMyPast of the British India Office Collection has significant increased our knowledge of this family.

There were also a few updates on the PASKEs of Monmouthshire in Family Groups 42, and 49.

A full list of the recent changes to the narratives is available in the New or Changed Narratives section.

Many thanks to all who contributed.

Monday, January 06, 2014

Shirley June Amos née Pask (1929-2013)


This information relates to the main Lincolnshire tree - descendants of Johannis [John] and Elizabeth Pask née Archer, who lived in Lincolnshire.

It is with a heavy heart that I write this blog. We were notified this weekend that Shirley June Amos née Pask sadly died on December 4, 2013 at Medina Memorial Hospital, Medina, Orleans County, New York State, America.

We have been corresponding with Shirley since June 2008, and she kindly provided extensive information, and photographs, on six generations of her family. She last wrote in May 2013, and explained that she was not in good health. We are so sorry, and offer our deep condolences to her husband Bernard, and their four daughters.

Shirley enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest. Her family was always at the center of her life. She made every event special, from church activities to camping trips, and scouting events to birthdays and holidays. Shirley was considered as a "social planner extraordinaire." She began two chapters of the Red Hat Society (Medina and Lady Lake, FL) for whom the "Queen Mother" and her "court" created many wonderful events. She also made sure that "The Gang", a group of seven high school chums, have remained close through the years and planned their yearly get-togethers. An integral part of Shirley's life was her volunteer service, giving countless hours to the Medina United Methodist Church, Medina Memorial Hospital Gift Shop, TWIG Association, Senior Citizens Center of Medina, Meals on Wheels and Girl Scouts. Shirley worked as a direct sales representative for several companies, earning national recognition and honors. Her full obituary is available in The Journal Register.

Shirley provided a wealth of information, especially in the Family Booklet that she provided us in March 2012. We reported this in the blogs Family Reunion - Sunday 29 July 2012, and  Family Reunion 29 July 2012 Update. Her powers of persuasion provided a major breakthrough in establishing that the Lincolnshire PASKs of Nocton, Washingbrough, Wellingore, Fulbeck, and Great Gonerby were all related.

She was the daughter of Claude Howard Pask, and his wife Anna Geraldine Pask née Schrader. Claude was the grandson of Henry "Harry" Pask, and his wife Mary Pask née Marshall, who immigrated to America from Nocton, Lincolnshire, England on the RMS Abyssinia, as a group - Edward Pask, with his wife Ann Pask née Marshall, Henry "Harry" Pask, Jane Pask, John Marshall, and Mary Marshall. They left Liverpool, called at Queenstown, Ireland and then sailed to New York, arriving on 22 April 1872.

We shall think of her often, and remember her always.

MEDINA — Shirley June (Pask) Amos, age 84, passed peacefully from this life at Medina Memorial      Hospital on December 4, 2013, surrounded by her family. She was born on June 3, 1929 to Claude Howard and Anna Geraldine (Schrader) Pask. She spent her childhood in Millville, where she attended the Millville Academy. Continuing her education at Medina High School, she graduated in 1947. Shirley married Bernard William Amos on June 19, 1948, and they resided in the home built by her father, father-in-law and husband for most of their married years together.

Shirley enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest. Her family was always at the center of her life. She made every event special, from church activities to camping trips, and scouting events to birthdays and holidays. Shirley was considered as a "social planner extraordinaire." She began two chapters of the Red Hat Society (Medina and Lady Lake, FL) for whom the "Queen Mother" and her "court" created many wonderful events. She also made sure that "The Gang", a group of seven high school chums, have remained close through the years and planned their yearly get-togethers. An integral part of Shirley's life was her volunteer service, giving countless hours to the Medina United Methodist Church, Medina Memorial Hospital Gift Shop, TWIG Association, Senior Citizens Center of Medina, Meals on Wheels and Girl Scouts. Shirley worked as a direct sales representative for several companies, earning national recognition and honors. - See more at: http://www.journal-register.com/obituaries/x853085758/Shirley-June-Pask-Amos#sthash.eooMDph0.dpuf
MEDINA — Shirley June (Pask) Amos, age 84, passed peacefully from this life at Medina Memorial      Hospital on December 4, 2013, surrounded by her family. She was born on June 3, 1929 to Claude Howard and Anna Geraldine (Schrader) Pask. She spent her childhood in Millville, where she attended the Millville Academy. Continuing her education at Medina High School, she graduated in 1947. Shirley married Bernard William Amos on June 19, 1948, and they resided in the home built by her father, father-in-law and husband for most of their married years together.

Shirley enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest. Her family was always at the center of her life. She made every event special, from church activities to camping trips, and scouting events to birthdays and holidays. Shirley was considered as a "social planner extraordinaire." She began two chapters of the Red Hat Society (Medina and Lady Lake, FL) for whom the "Queen Mother" and her "court" created many wonderful events. She also made sure that "The Gang", a group of seven high school chums, have remained close through the years and planned their yearly get-togethers. An integral part of Shirley's life was her volunteer service, giving countless hours to the Medina United Methodist Church, Medina Memorial Hospital Gift Shop, TWIG Association, Senior Citizens Center of Medina, Meals on Wheels and Girl Scouts. Shirley worked as a direct sales representative for several companies, earning national recognition and honors. - See more at: http://www.journal-register.com/obituaries/x853085758/Shirley-June-Pask-Amos#sthash.eooMDph0.dpuf
MEDINA — Shirley June (Pask) Amos, age 84, passed peacefully from this life at Medina Memorial      Hospital on December 4, 2013, surrounded by her family. She was born on June 3, 1929 to Claude Howard and Anna Geraldine (Schrader) Pask. She spent her childhood in Millville, where she attended the Millville Academy. Continuing her education at Medina High School, she graduated in 1947. Shirley married Bernard William Amos on June 19, 1948, and they resided in the home built by her father, father-in-law and husband for most of their married years together.

Shirley enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest. Her family was always at the center of her life. She made every event special, from church activities to camping trips, and scouting events to birthdays and holidays. Shirley was considered as a "social planner extraordinaire." She began two chapters of the Red Hat Society (Medina and Lady Lake, FL) for whom the "Queen Mother" and her "court" created many wonderful events. She also made sure that "The Gang", a group of seven high school chums, have remained close through the years and planned their yearly get-togethers. An integral part of Shirley's life was her volunteer service, giving countless hours to the Medina United Methodist Church, Medina Memorial Hospital Gift Shop, TWIG Association, Senior Citizens Center of Medina, Meals on Wheels and Girl Scouts. Shirley worked as a direct sales representative for several companies, earning national recognition and honors. - See more at: http://www.journal-register.com/obituaries/x853085758/Shirley-June-Pask-Amos#sthash.eooMDph0.dpuf
MEDINA — Shirley June (Pask) Amos, age 84, passed peacefully from this life at Medina Memorial      Hospital on December 4, 2013, surrounded by her family. She was born on June 3, 1929 to Claude Howard and Anna Geraldine (Schrader) Pask. She spent her childhood in Millville, where she attended the Millville Academy. Continuing her education at Medina High School, she graduated in 1947. Shirley married Bernard William Amos on June 19, 1948, and they resided in the home built by her father, father-in-law and husband for most of their married years together.

Shirley enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest. Her family was always at the center of her life. She made every event special, from church activities to camping trips, and scouting events to birthdays and holidays. Shirley was considered as a "social planner extraordinaire." She began two chapters of the Red Hat Society (Medina and Lady Lake, FL) for whom the "Queen Mother" and her "court" created many wonderful events. She also made sure that "The Gang", a group of seven high school chums, have remained close through the years and planned their yearly get-togethers. An integral part of Shirley's life was her volunteer service, giving countless hours to the Medina United Methodist Church, Medina Memorial Hospital Gift Shop, TWIG Association, Senior Citizens Center of Medina, Meals on Wheels and Girl Scouts. Shirley worked as a direct sales representative for several companies, earning national recognition and honors. - See more at: http://www.journal-register.com/obituaries/x853085758/Shirley-June-Pask-Amos#sthash.eooMDph0.dpuf
MEDINA — Shirley June (Pask) Amos, age 84, passed peacefully from this life at Medina Memorial      Hospital on December 4, 2013, surrounded by her family. She was born on June 3, 1929 to Claude Howard and Anna Geraldine (Schrader) Pask. She spent her childhood in Millville, where she attended the Millville Academy. Continuing her education at Medina High School, she graduated in 1947. Shirley married Bernard William Amos on June 19, 1948, and they resided in the home built by her father, father-in-law and husband for most of their married years together.

Shirley enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest. Her family was always at the center of her life. She made every event special, from church activities to camping trips, and scouting events to birthdays and holidays. Shirley was considered as a "social planner extraordinaire." She began two chapters of the Red Hat Society (Medina and Lady Lake, FL) for whom the "Queen Mother" and her "court" created many wonderful events. She also made sure that "The Gang", a group of seven high school chums, have remained close through the years and planned their yearly get-togethers. An integral part of Shirley's life was her volunteer service, giving countless hours to the Medina United Methodist Church, Medina Memorial Hospital Gift Shop, TWIG Association, Senior Citizens Center of Medina, Meals on Wheels and Girl Scouts. Shirley worked as a direct sales representative for several companies, earning national recognition and honors. - See more at: http://www.journal-register.com/obituaries/x853085758/Shirley-June-Pask-Amos#sthash.eooMDph0.dpuf
MEDINA — Shirley June (Pask) Amos, age 84, passed peacefully from this life at Medina Memorial      Hospital on December 4, 2013, surrounded by her family. She was born on June 3, 1929 to Claude Howard and Anna Geraldine (Schrader) Pask. She spent her childhood in Millville, where she attended the Millville Academy. Continuing her education at Medina High School, she graduated in 1947. Shirley married Bernard William Amos on June 19, 1948, and they resided in the home built by her father, father-in-law and husband for most of their married years together.

Shirley enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest. Her family was always at the center of her life. She made every event special, from church activities to camping trips, and scouting events to birthdays and holidays. Shirley was considered as a "social planner extraordinaire." She began two chapters of the Red Hat Society (Medina and Lady Lake, FL) for whom the "Queen Mother" and her "court" created many wonderful events. She also made sure that "The Gang", a group of seven high school chums, have remained close through the years and planned their yearly get-togethers. An integral part of Shirley's life was her volunteer service, giving countless hours to the Medina United Methodist Church, Medina Memorial Hospital Gift Shop, TWIG Association, Senior Citizens Center of Medina, Meals on Wheels and Girl Scouts. Shirley worked as a direct sales representative for several companies, earning national recognition and honors. - See more at: http://www.journal-register.com/obituaries/x853085758/Shirley-June-Pask-Amos#sthash.eooMDph0.dpuf
MEDINA — Shirley June (Pask) Amos, age 84, passed peacefully from this life at Medina Memorial      Hospital on December 4, 2013, surrounded by her family. She was born on June 3, 1929 to Claude Howard and Anna Geraldine (Schrader) Pask. She spent her childhood in Millville, where she attended the Millville Academy. Continuing her education at Medina High School, she graduated in 1947. Shirley married Bernard William Amos on June 19, 1948, and they resided in the home built by her father, father-in-law and husband for most of their married years together.

Shirley enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest. Her family was always at the center of her life. She made every event special, from church activities to camping trips, and scouting events to birthdays and holidays. Shirley was considered as a "social planner extraordinaire." She began two chapters of the Red Hat Society (Medina and Lady Lake, FL) for whom the "Queen Mother" and her "court" created many wonderful events. She also made sure that "The Gang", a group of seven high school chums, have remained close through the years and planned their yearly get-togethers. An integral part of Shirley's life was her volunteer service, giving countless hours to the Medina United Methodist Church, Medina Memorial Hospital Gift Shop, TWIG Association, Senior Citizens Center of Medina, Meals on Wheels and Girl Scouts. Shirley worked as a direct sales representative for several companies, earning national recognition and honors. - See more at: http://www.journal-register.com/obituaries/x853085758/Shirley-June-Pask-Amos#sthash.eooMDph0.dpuf

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Website Update Wednesday 1 January 2014

Happy New Year to all our followers.

The website was updated today, Wednesday 1 January. The focus of this update was information, and photographs, on the descendants of George William & Elizabeth Martha Pask née Butler kindly provided by their grandson, Bernard C. Pask of Belgium, and their grand-daughter Jan Ellam née Pask.

There are now over 10,000+ narratives on the website!
There were 23 new, and 36 changed narratives, since the last update on 20 December. 

The updates relate to the following charts / family groups:
2 changed narratives in Chart 01: The Lincolnshire main progenitor, John Pask, (c1520 - 1591) who lived in Washingborough, Lincolnshire. (Stuart's own ancestors)
28 new, or changed narratives, in Chart 02: The Suffolk main progenitor, John & Mirabel Pask née Sparrow
22 new, or changed narratives, in Chart 06: Indented Chart - Unknown PASK lived in Kedington, Suffolk
2 changed narratives in Chart 09: John PASKE, was a Yeoman of Stradishall, Suffolk (d1577 )
3 changed narratives in Chart 11: John PASK, (c1745-1793) married Elizabeth FOUNTAIN and they lived in Gautby, Lincolnshire
1 changed narrative in Chart 42: William PASK (c1720-) lived in Cwmcarvan, Monmouthshire
I changed narrative in an unspecified family
This makes a total of 10,003 detailed narratives are now available on the website - although there was an increase of 30 people, including living people, making a total of 16,353 people in our database.

A full list of the recent changes to the narratives is available in the New or Changed Narratives section.

Many thanks to all who contributed.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Another Website Update - Friday 20 December

The website was updated today, Friday 20 December - twice in one month! However, this is a comparatively small update. The focus was on the following charts / family groups:

The updates included mainly relate to the following charts / family groups:

13 new narratives have been added since the last update on 14 December. This makes a total of 9,980 detailed narratives are now available on the website - although there was an increase of 19 people, including living people, making a total of 16,323 people in our database.

A full list of the recent changes to the narratives is available in the New or Changed Narratives section.

Many thanks to all who contributed.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

DNA Test Results for Chart 39

This information relates to Chart 39 - Thomas PASK, (1766-b1851) who lived in St. Pancras.

As mentioned in a previous blog dated August 25, a member of family group 39 - tester 267830, kindly agreed to do a DNA test. It has been very amiss of us not to provide an update on the results. However, we needed to consult with knowledgeable colleagues as there was some confusion on the results.

Chart 39 was relating to the descendants of Thomas & Martha Pask née Dent. They married in London on 9 October 1808. There was no indication, or paper trail, where Thomas originated from. However, through DNA testing, we have found that the new tester 267830 matched 34 out 37 markers with tester 191613 from Chart 06 – the descendants of Peter & Catherine Pask née Frost, who lived in Stoke by Clare, and Kedington in Suffolk.

However, whilst there are now six testers in Chart 06 group – see http://www.pask.org.uk/Pask-p/dna_project.htm, using the ‘classic results’ report, which requires a minimum match of 34 out of 37, the other four testers in this group did not match with the new tester. The reason is because there are a lot of mutations in this group. 

Using the new FTDNATiP™ report that calculates the likely time to a common paternal ancestor for two project members it shows that tester 267830 has the probability that he shared a common ancestor within:

·        16 generations with tester 153252 – 7 mismatches
·        12 generations with tester N15380 – 6 mismatches
·        10 generations with tester 191613 – 3 mismatches
·        16 generations with tester 205757 – 6 mismatches
·        12 generations with tester 255440 – 7 mismatches

On the basis of 3 generations per 100 years this ranges between 400 and 500 years ago, i.e.  1400s to 1500s. 

Chart 39 is now merged with Chart 06.

If you require any additional information on these results, or DNA generally, please do not hesitate to contact us. We may not have the answers, but we do know someone who will. 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Website Update 14 December 2013

The website was updated today, Saturday 14 December.

The updates included mainly relate to the following charts / family groups:
There is a total of 9967 detailed narratives now available on the website. We now have 16,304 people, including living people in our database.

A full list of the recent changes to the narratives is available in the New or Changed Narratives section.

Many thanks to all who contributed.