Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Website Update 21 October 2014

The website was updated today, Tuesday 21 October. There are an additional 40 new narratives included in this update. This makes a total of 10,395 detailed narratives are now available on the website - although there was an increase of 51 people, including living people. Over 17,000 people are now in our database, and increasing daily.

The main focus was Australian, and Tasmanian PASKs, and their descendants

Chart 06: Pasks who lived in Kedington, Suffolk. In particular, the descendants of James & Charlotte Mary Pask née Chaffin, who immigrated on the ship "Oroya" departing from London on 14 April 1899, for Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Chart 10: Essex Main Progenitor - John Pask, (1771-1847) Thundersley, Essex. In particular James Horton Pask, who immigrated to Victoria, Australia, on the ship "Ida", arriving in February 1855. His descendants today, live in Victoria Australia, and New Zealand. 

Chart 11: John Pask, (c1745-1793) who married Elizabeth Fountain and they lived in Gautby, Lincolnshire. In particular, the family of Joseph & Martha Pask née Edwards - previously detailed in the blog dated March 7, 2007. Joseph immigrated to Queensland, Australia on the ship "Bulimba", arriving on 24 March 1887. 
 
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. The research was particularly interesting, and a lot of new information gleaned.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Website Update 19 September 2014

The website was updated today, Friday 19 September. There are an additional 52 narratives included in this update.

The main focus was the Monmouthshire Pask(e)s: 
Chart 49: Charles Pask (1760-1833) who lived in Dingestow, and Cwmcarvan, Monmouthshire, and
Chart 42: William Pask (c1720- ) who lived in Cwmcarvan, Monmouthshire, and 

Chart 58: Charles PASK (c1650-1726) who lived and died in Cwmcarvan, Monmouthshire.  

Using Monmouthshire Wills, as detailed in the previous blog, additional people were identified, and links between families established.

There is still some outstanding information from the wills. Hopefully, this will be included in the foreseeable future.

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

Thursday, September 18, 2014

New Monmouthshire Family Chart 58

This information relates to the Pask(e)s of Monmouthshire:
  Chart 49: Charles Pask (1760-1833) who lived in Dingestow, and Cwmcarvan, Monmouthshire, and

Chart 42: William Pask (c1720- ) who lived in Cwmcarvan, Monmouthshire, and 

Chart 58: Charles PASK (c1650-1726) who lived and died in Cwmcarvan, Monmouthshire.

Since the last website update we have worked extensively on finding documental evidence of the connection between the Pask(e) families who lived in Monmouthshire. This has involved looking at the Llandaff Probate Records 1568-1857, as detailed in the previous blog Monmouthshire Pask(e) Wills. In addition, the Monmouthshire collection Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, now available at FindMyPast, have helped considerably.

As a result we have identified an additional family that has been linked together into Chart 58. This is anticipated to be a temporary chart. Hopefully we will find links to the other Monmouthshire charts in the foreseeable future.

A website update is imminient, which will include all our recent findings. However, this is far from the 'complete' picture.

New Family Charts 80 & 81

In June, we received a Google Alert about the death of Edward Paske who was born in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Edward was the son of Frank and Jeanette Paske née Rozwalka, and the husband of Laurie LaMond Paske.

We did some research, and found not one family, but two separate PASKE families who immigrated to Chicago. Interestingly, this took us to completely different locations researched previously. As a result there are now two new family charts:

  Chart 80: Unknown Paske, was born in Germany, and married c1880. He immigrated to Chicago, America. He had three sons, and a daughter.
Chart 81: Frank Paskewicz was born in Lithuania, and married Anna Cibulskis c1867. Their son John Kajetan Paske immigrated to Chicago, Illinois, America. For more information on this progenitor, see http://www.pask.org.uk/Pask-p/p688.htm#i17194.
Whilst neither had the name of PASKE originally, the name has evolved, and resulted in several generations of PASKEs in modern America.

Hopefully, through the powers of the internet, we will be in contact with the current generations of these families.

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Monmouthshire PASK(E) Wills

This information relates to
  Chart 49: Charles Pask (1760-1833) who lived in Dingestow, and Cwmcarvan, Monmouthshire, and
Chart 42: William Pask (c1720- ) who lived in Cwmcarvan, Monmouthshire

In an endeavour to find documental evidence of the connection between the Pask(e) families who lived in Monmouthshire, we have been looking at the Llandaff Probate Records 1568-1857, available at the National Library of Wales.

This was a very positive search, and the images of the wills of 13 Pask(e)s are available on the National Library of Wales website, in the wills section. In date order they are:

  1. Phillip Pask 1713 from Cwmcarfan  http://hdl.handle.net/10107/471814
  2. Maud Paske 1719 widow from Cwmcarfan http://hdl.handle.net/10107/1030577 
  3. Charles Pask 1726 from Cwmcarfan http://hdl.handle.net/10107/748015
  4. William Paske 1744 from Cwmcarfan http://hdl.handle.net/10107/266837 
  5. Charles Pask 1806 from Cwmcarfan http://hdl.handle.net/10107/919210
  6. Mary Pask 1809 from Tryleg http://hdl.handle.net/10107/347595
  7. Charles Paske 1820 from Cwmcarvan http://hdl.handle.net/10107/414795 - Transcript available
  8. Charles Paske 1825 from Cwmcarvan http://hdl.handle.net/10107/633129
  9. William Paske 1829 from Cwmcarfan http://hdl.handle.net/10107/15579
    - Transcript available
  10. Charles Paske 1833 from Dingestow http://hdl.handle.net/10107/360986.
    Could be Charles Paske
  11. Mary Paske 1833 spinster from Cwmcarfan http://hdl.handle.net/10107/18981 
  12. Martha Paske née Vaughan 1837 widow from Cwmcarfan 
    http://hdl.handle.net/10107/480490
  13. William Paske 1855 from Llangyfiw http://hdl.handle.net/10107/701122
Where the person's name is underlined, this is a link to the Pask(e) website. The year refers to the probate date. A direct link to the record at the National Library of Wales website is provided after each name.

As time allows, we will include the information from the wills into our database. If anyone purchases a will (at the cost of £3.50 from the National Library of Wales website), we would appreciate a copy of the document. Also if you have transcribed the will, we would appreciate a copy of the transcript.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Pask Grave in Newport Cemetery in Lincoln

This information relates to Chart 11 - John PASK, (c1745-1793) who married Elizabeth FOUNTAIN and they lived in Gautby, Lincolnshire #7697

Recently Paul Stainthorp was in Newport Cemetery, Lincoln and spotted the grave of Edward Pask, and his wife Fanny Maria, and their sons Joseph, and Edward Leslie. He took this excellent photograph.


In a previous blog in April 2007, photographs of Edward, and his wife Fanny were kindly provided by Fred L. Taylor.


Many thanks to Paul for providing the photograph of their gravestone. This information will be included in the next website update.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Website Update 24 August 2014

The website was updated today, Sunday 24 August. This was an extensive update. 171 new narratives have been added since the last update.

The main focus continues to be on the chart / family group 09 - the descendants of John Pask who was a Yeoman of Stradishall, and died in 1577, as detailed in the previous blog Descendants of Colonel Henry Gresham Paske.

This also included the information from Alice Herne née Paske's will, as detailed in the previous blog.

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, August 18, 2014

Will of Alice Herne née Paske dated 25 November 1628

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 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.
Alice Paske was the daughter of John PASKE Jnr and Mary GOLDSBOROW.

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.