Monday, June 29, 2015

Herbert Pask (1882-1915)

A brief commemoration service took place at 11:00 am on Friday 19th June 2015 at Clare War Memorial, Suffolk. A wreath was laid on behalf of Clare Town Council to mark the 100th anniversary of each of the Clare men who died in World War 1.

The first to fall from Clare was Herbert Pask on 19th June 1915.

Phil Gryce, Clare Town Councillor, gave a brief summary of Herbert's life, as described below. Two students from Stour Valley Community School laid the wreath on the Town Council's behalf. A minute's silence was held. Deputy Chair of Clare Town Council, Alan Parsley, recited from the Lawrence Binyon poem:
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
The last line was repeated by those present. The Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk, Paul Lord, had a brief word of thanks to the fallen and the need to commemorate them.

HERBERT PASK
Private 5965 2 Bn Suffolk Regiment
Enlisted Saffron Walden
Medals: 1914 Star, Victory Medal, British War Medal
1st Theatre of War France 22.9.1914
Died 19th June 1915, killed in action, age 33
Burial/Memorial Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium

Born 1882 Stoke by Clare
Parents Walter Pask and Hannah née Peacocke
Cousin of John Meekings who died in 1919.

Herbert Pask was the youngest of seven children. The Pasks came from Stoke by Clare and lived in Chilton from about 1891. Walter Pask was in charge of the cattle at Chilton Lodge Farm.  In 1901, Herbert was 18 and working as a hay binder in Black Notley. In 1911 he was living with his parents at Chilton Lodge Farm and was a horse keeper on a farm.

One of the streets in the new development off Stoke Road has been named after him.

Many thanks to Terence Farant for forwarding this information, kindly provided to him by Phil Gryce, Clare Town Councillor.

This information on Herbert will be included in the next Pask website update. His cousin, John Meekings, was the son of Charles and Ursula Meekings née Pask.

 

Monday, June 01, 2015

Website Update 1 June 2015

The website was updated today, Monday 1 June, 2015.

This is another significiant update, as there are 185 new narratives, and 936 changed narratives, since the last update on 26 February. There are now a total of 10,711 detailed narratives available on the website and 17,404 (219 new) people in our database.

This update includes all the information included in the database during our recent world cruise to Australia, and New Zealand. Also in-depth information on the descendants of George and Susan Rose née Pask, who married in Ipswich, Suffolk in 1845. See the separate blog titled Descendants of George and Sarah Rose.

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

Descendants of George and Sarah Rose née Pask

This information relates to Chart 6 - Unknown Pask who lived in Kedington, Suffolk.

We have recently been exchanging emails with David Bishop, from Australia, who initially contacted us in 2012. He has been extensively researching his family tree. His 3 x great grandmother was Susan Rose née Pask, who married George Rose on 22 April 1845 in Ipswich, Suffolk.

Previously, only Susan and George's marriage was detailed in their narratives. Subsequently, David has now provided detailed information on 26 of their descendants, including their:

  • three children
  • seven grandchildren
  • six great-grandchildren
  • seven x 2 great-grandchildren
  • three x 3 great-grandchildren 
These can be viewed at http://www.pask.org.uk/Pask-p/id6.htm#a468.
Note: This is not the complete list of their descendants.

Many thanks for David's valued input. We hope to meet David when he visits Portsmouth in October.   

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Pask Gathering Melbourne - Tuesday 3 March 2015


This information relates to Chart 6 - Unknown Pask who lived in Kedington, Suffolk.

This information relates to Chart 10, the descendants of John & Frances Pask née Haffinden who originated from Thundersley, Essex.

Colin Pask kindly organised an excellent Pask Gathering in Cattani Gardens in the West Beach area in St. Kilda, Melbourne on Tuesday. 

Left to Right: Stuart Pask, Colin Pask, Teresa Pask, Yvonne Sumner née Pask, Peter Vinter, Serena Vinter, and Robyn Smith
Colin is the grandson of Arthur James Pask, who immigrated to Australia in 1899, together with his parents James & Charlotte Pask née Chaffin. Other attendees included:

Ray Pask, together with his brother Edward. They are the grandsons of Henry James Pask, who immigrated to Australia in 1897. Henry was the older brother of Arthur James Pask (Colin’s grandfather). Ray and Colin only met in 2009, through the Pask One-Name Study, see the previous blog Power of DNA.

Left to Right: Ray Pask, Edward Pask, and Colin Pask

Yvonne Sumner née Pask, and her husband Ian. Yvonne is the daughter of Arthur & Dora Pask née Vaux, and we have been corresponding since 2009. Yvonne has provided a wealth of information on her family, who immigrated to Australia in 1912, together with his grandmother, and aunts, after his father Walter Pask was tragically killed in a railway accident in 1908 at the age of 32. See the previous blog New Web Photograph Album - Yvonne Sumner. Yvonne is the 5th cousin of Colin, Ray, and Edward.
 
Yvonne Sumner née Pask with her Pask coat of Arms










Peter Vinter & his wife Serena, and their friend Sue. Peter’s daughter Jessica (who was unable to attend because her baby is due any day now) contacted us in 2010. Peter’s biological father is believed to be Arthur Kenneth Pask. Peter is the 6th cousin of Colin, Ray, and Edward.

Left to right: Peter Vinter, Serena Vinter, Edward Vinter, and Colin Pask


















Robyn Smith, and her cousin Andrew Pask. Robyn and Andrew are the grandchildren of James Ernest & Edna Florence Pask née Griffiths. Robyn is the daughter of Velma May Smith née Pask. Andrew is the son of Kenneth James & Margret Pask née Bonnet. Their 2 x great-grandfather James Horton Pask married his wife Julie née Asplin in 1833 in Thundersley, Essex. They had seven children. Julie died in 1848, and James immigrated to Australia in 1855. He married his second wife Margaret née McLeod and they had an additional seven children. They have descendants in Australia, and New Zealand.

Peter Vinter, and Robyn Smith talking to Ray Pask


Colin was a perfect host, and tour guide. Earlier in the day he collected us from the ship, and took us to Victoria Market, followed by a visit to Fitzroy Gardens, including Cook's Cottage. Afterward the Pask Gathering, we had just enough time to visit the Shrine of Remembrance, and also see the stunning view of the city. A thoroughly enjoyable, and memorable day.

PS Apologies for any poor formatting. The internet on the ship is very slow.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Website Update 25 February 2015

The website was updated yesterday, Wednesday 25 February, 2015.

This update is primarily for the Pask Family Gathering in Melbourne on 3 March, and contains a lot of Australian and New Zealand information. In addition, the focus has been on UK Probate records 1960 to 2014.

This is a significiant update, as 179 new narratives have been added since the last update on 7 January 2015. There are now a total of 10,711 detailed narratives available on the website and 17,404 (219 new) people in our database.


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

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Website Update - Wednesday 7 January 2015

The website was updated today, Wednesday 7 January, 2015.

The focus of this update was Australian PASK(E)s, pending our visit to Australia in March.

17 narratives have changed since the last update on 1 January 2015. This includes 17 new narratives. These changes are mainly based on information available from the Births, Marriages, and Deaths in Australia, from www.ancestry.com

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

There is a total of 17,185 people now in our database.
A full list of the recent changes to the narratives is available in the New or Changed Narratives section.

Monday, January 05, 2015

Pask Family Gathering Melbourne March 3 2015

There will be a PASK Family Gathering in Melbourne, Australia on Tuesday March 3, 2015. A small group of PASK(E)s will be attending.

It will be held at St. Kilda, at the north end of Pier Road (near Beaconsfield Road), from 12 noon till about 3:00pm.
 


Bring your own food and drink. There are 4 electric BBQs at the location. There are a couple of tables which we hope to use but you might want to bring a chair.

For more details, email Colin Pask at colin.pask@bigpond.com, or ourselves as pask@one-name.org.   



Thursday, January 01, 2015

Website Update - 1 January, 2015

The website was updated today, Thursday 1 January, 2015.

The focus of this update was Australian PASK(E)s, pending our visit to Australia in March (more details to follow on this shortly).

250 narratives have changed since the last update on 16 December 2014. This includes 74 new narratives. These changes are mainly based on information available from the Births, Marriages, and Deaths in Australia, from www.ancestry.com

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

There is a total of 17,168 people now in our database.

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

Wishing you all a very happy New Year.