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 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.



Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Website Update - 16 December, 2014

The website was updated yesterday, Tuesday 16 December. This will be the last post before Christmas. 

This contains a variety of information based on recent enquiries. The updates relate to the following charts / family groups:

14 new narratives have been added since the last update on 11 November 2014. This makes a total of 10,441 detailed narratives now available on the website - although there was an increase of 39 people, including living people, making a total of 17,081 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. Wishing you all a very merry Christmas, and happy New Year.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Southrey, near Bardney, Lincolnshire

St. John the Divine Church, Southrey, Bardney, Lincolnshire
Kindly provided by Ann Pepper

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

Chart 30: James PASK, (1835- ) Southrow, or Southrey, near Bardney, Lincolnshire #1071  

Earlier this month, we had the pleasure to meet up again with Stephen Pask. We last met him at the Pask Family Gathering on Saturday July 26, 2008 in Whepstead, Suffolk. At that time he travelled from Australia specifically for the event. Stephen is now living back in the UK, and was attending a Nelson Society event in Portsmouth. 

Unfortunately, we have not go back any further on Stephen's family. His ancestor James was born in Southrey, near Bardney, in c1835. His father was Thomas Pask. However we have not been able to find any additional information on James, or Thomas. 

During his visit, we discussed lots of possibilities, and agreed it was best to look at the parish registers again. Fortunately the majority of Lincolnshire parish registers are now available on the website from the Lincolnshire Archives - http://www.lincstothepast.com. However, we noted that Southrey records for this period were not available. We decided to involve our dear friend and family historian, Eileen Robson, who we have known since 1981 - her knowledge and experience of Lincolnshire is extremely valuable. 

Whilst collecting together all the information, you can imagine our surprise, we received an e-mail from Ann Pepper, the Lay Minister for Southrey. 

She has kindly provided detailed information on the Pask burials in Southrey, together with the photograph of the church as detailed above. Furthermore, she explained that the church was only built in 1898 and that anything before this went to Bardney. 

Whilst we have not been able to find anything on James, or Thomas, we nevertheless have been able to group together families. In particular, another James Pask (1887, d. 1955). James married Beatrice Mary EAST in 1911. Unfortunately Beatrice died in December 1914. He then married Ethel Eliza TOWNELL in 1923. She died in February 1932. Then he married Annie E. DAVIDSON in 1934. Annie was the older sister of James' late wife Ethel Eliza.

Fortunately with Ann's detailed information we were able to identify the source records and put these pieces together.

Ann also provided another valuable source in the Southrey Village History website. We found Richard Pask aged 12 who died with two others lads and is buried in Bardney.

Sincere thanks to Ann for taking the time to write to us and kindly provide us with this detailed information.

Website Update - 11 November, 2014

The website was updated today, Tuesday 11 November. The focus was the families that lived in Southrey (or Southrow) a hamlet near Bardney, Lincolnshire:

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

Chart 30: James PASK, (1835- ) Southrow, or Southrey, near Bardney, Lincolnshire #1071 

Whilst only a small number of new narratives have been added since the last update on 2 November 2014, there are several detailed updates. 

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