This relates to the descendants of John Pask who was a Yeoman of Stradishall, who died in 1577.
Earlier this month, Peter Whitlock, a fellow Guild of One-Name Studies member who runs the Whitlock Family Association, contacted us. He wrote:
I am looking for descendants of the two Paske sisters who married Hernes.Alice Paske was the daughter of John PASKE Jnr and Mary GOLDSBOROW.
Alice Paske married Richard Herne Feb.18,1592 St. Vedast
Jane Paske married Robert Herne Jan.6,1602 St. Vedast
I have Alice (Paske) Herne's very interesting Will. She lists all the children of her sister Jane Herne.
Peter has provided not only a copy of the will, but also a transcript of the will. As he says, it is a very detailed will, and names her sister Jane's children as well as her own children.
We are currently putting all the pieces together, and doing some very interesting research. Richard Herne was Sheriff of London in 1618 - a very prestigious position.
In our research we found the fact that Alice & Richard Herne had a grandson Sir Nathaniel Herne (1629-1679), who married Sarah Ironside, and their son Nathaniel Herne is reputed to be the 7 x great-grandfather of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Lady Diana's 9 x great-uncle.
We plan to include details of Alice's will in the next website update.
Sincere thanks to Peter for kindly providing the will and it's transcript.