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.

Monday, November 03, 2014

John Pask (1874-1954) Fulham Football Club

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

Morgan Phillips contacted us at the end of October. Whilst he is not a PASK relative, he has been researching the PASKs.

Morgan writes a blog for Hammersmith & Fulham Council about the history of Fulham FC. John Pask, and his younger brother Albert, both played for Fulham. 

More detailed information is available in Morgan's blog, including a photograph of John Pask. See:

London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham Blog (http://www.lbhf.gov.uk/Directory/News/Blogs/)
The John Pask Story (Part 1) dated May 14, 2014.
The John Pask Story (Part 2) dated October 14, 2014.
We are indebted to Morgan for contacting us with such interesting information on these two PASKs.

Website Update 2 November 2014

The website was updated yesterday, Sunday 2 November. An additional 26 new narratives have been added since the last update on 21 October 2014. This makes a total of 10,421 detailed narratives are now available on the website - although there was an increase of 36 people, including living people - there are now 17,037 people in our database.

The focus was New Zealand, in particular:

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 49: Charles Pask (1760-1833) who lived in Dingestow, and Cwmcarvan, Monmouthshire

All the New Zealand births, deaths, and marriages from https://bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/Home/ have been included, where available:

 Births: 33 PASKs no PASKEs (all relating to Chart 10)
 Marriages: 31 PASKs no PASKEs
 Deaths: 62 PASKs and 12 PASKEs 

In addition, there is updated information on John Pask's family that remained in Essex.

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


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.