Friday, September 28, 2018

Dorothy Gwendoline Pask (1925-2017)

With the deepest regret, we have to advise that Dorothy Pask, from Beckenham, died on 31 December 2017.

She had been ill for several months, and died in Coloma Court Care Home, Layhams Road, West Wickham, Kent. Her funeral service took place on 5 February 2018. 

Dorothy was the 6th great-granddaughter of John & Mirabel Pask née Sparrow. She was the daughter of William John Pask, and Nellie May Woods.

Dorothy was a keen family historian and provided a considerable amount of information on the descendants of John & Mirabel Pask née Sparrow. She was very well known with researchers of this Suffolk family.

We had the pleasure of meeting her several times. She attended the Pask Family Gathering in Whepstead, Suffolk on 26 July, 2008. 

We are in touch with her niece, Laura, who lives in Canada. We are sure you will join us in passing our deepest condolences to Dorothy's family. We are honoured to have known her. 

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Website Update 2 September 2018 - Now Available

The website was updated 2 September 2018. However, due to the issues with website, I could not display the update. That has now been resolved - you may need to refresh your browser.

26 new narratives have been added, and 123 changed, since the last website update on 19 August 2018. There are now a total of 12,509 detailed narratives available on the website and 20,071 people (24 new) in our database.

There was a problem with the availability of the website since the last website update. This was due to the domain requiring changes to the site hosting. This has now been completed, and hopefully the website will not experience any further problems.

The focus of this website update was the Lincolnshire family of Henry PASK, and Elizabeth ASMAN, kindly provided by P. Bruce Stephenson. Several of their children immigrated to America in 1872, and settled in Orleans County, New York State. Whilst this family was detailed by the late Shirley Julie Amos née Pask in 2012, it was unbelievable how much new information has become available. For this website update, the focus was on page 7 of Shirley's Family Booklet of Henry and Elizabeth Pask of Lincolnshire. We plan to update other pages in future website updates.

In addition, Michael Neal provided valuable 1939 Register updates on the descendants of Walter and Rosetta PASK née RIXON.

Sincere thanks to all concerned with this latest website update.

These changes relate to the following surnames:

PASK, PASKE, and
ABBOTT, AMOS, ARMSTRONG, ASMAN, BAME, BARNES, BECKETT, BELL, BELLAMY, BETTONEY, CAPES, CAREY, CHESTER, COTTAM, CUTHBERTSON, DECKER, DUFF, GLADDING, GRAY, HACKLEY, HARRIS, HARTWIG, HEY, HEYE, HODGES, JONES, KENWOOD, LEEK, LEVY, MANCHESTER, MARSHALL, MAXWELL, MIELKE, OXBY, PETERS, PLATT, PLATTS, QUANTRILL, RAY, REEK, RIORDEN, RIXON, SCOTT, STEPHENSON, STUBBS, TINKHAM, TWELL
These updates relate to the following charts / family groups:
A full list of the recent changes to the narratives is available in the Recent Updates section.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Website Update 19 August 2018

The website was updated 19 August 2018. 

131 new narratives have been added, and 50 changed, since the last website update on 14 March 2018. There are now a total of 12,483 detailed narratives available on the website and 20,047 people (176 new) in our database.

Unfortunately, this has been a long time coming. In April, and May, we experienced significant problems as our website host (for over 10 years) was taken over, and the new host took a long time to transfer the files across. 

Furthermore, simultaneously, we had major problems with the Windows 10 update, and lost all the data. Fortunately, we have a lot of backups and managed to overcome the initial issues. Then in June, another Windows 10 update to rectify the problems with the previous update, completely destroyed the computer. We then had to purchase a new computer and again reinstate all the files. Fortunately, everything is finally back to normal. 

Sincere thanks to all concerned with this latest website update.

These changes relate to the following surnames:
PASK, PASKE, and
BAME, ASMAN, BAERWOLF, BASKERVILLE, BRENEMAN, BRIAN, BROWNLOW, BRYAN, BURLINGAME, CLARK, CURZON, CUTHBERTSON, DAWSON, DUFF, FARR, FISHER, HODGES, KARG, KIRBY, LERISUS, LEVY, LEWIS, MARSHALL, MAYS, McCALL, MIELKE, NODEN, PARISH, PARNHAM, QUANTRILL, RANDALL, SHEEHAN, SHIELDS, STUBBS,
TAYLOR, TWELL, TWELL, VINCE, WALKER, WEBB, WOODCOCK, and WRIGHT
These updates relate to the following charts / family groups:
A full list of the recent changes to the narratives is available in the Recent Updates section.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Website Update 14 March 2018

The website was updated 14 March 2018. 

4 new narratives have been added, and 70 changes made since the last update on 5 March 2018. There are now a total of 12,352 detailed narratives available on the website and 19,871 (29 new) people in our database.

The focus of the update was:


Sincere thanks to all concerned with this latest website update.

These changes relate to the following surnames:
PASK, PASKE, and
BRACEWELL, CAMPBELL, FIELDHOUSE, HARTLEY, HERD, HILL,
INDER, LAMBE,MOBEY, NOBLE, PASK, PASKE, PLAYER, POOLE, PORTER, SAYELL,SCOTT, SELFE, SOUTER, STONELY, STONES, STROUD, SUNDREN, TAYLOR,WALKER, WATTS, WEBB, and WILLEY
These updates relate to the following charts / family groups:
A full list of the recent changes to the narratives is available in the Recent Updates section.

Monday, March 05, 2018

Website Update 5 March 2018

The website was updated 5 March 2018. 

16 new narratives have been added, and 63 changes made since the last update on 28 January 2018. There are now a total of 12,348 detailed narratives available on the website and 19,842 people (66 new) people in our database.

Sincere thanks to all concerned with this latest website update.

These changes relate to the following surnames:

PASK, PASKE, and
AMOS, BAGLEY, BARRETT, BRANHAM, CAMPBELL , CHILVERS, EVANS, HERD, INDER, JILSON, KNOWLES, LITZ, LOWTH, MARSHALL, MELLOY, MOBEY, MOORE, NOBLE, OAKES, PLAYER, POOLE, PORTER, SELFE, SOUTER, STONELY, STROUD, TAYLOR, WATTS
 These updates relate to the following charts / family groups:
A full list of the recent changes to the narratives is available in the Recent Updates section.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Website Update 28 January 2018

The website was updated Sunday 28 January 2018. 

19 new narratives have been added, and 44 changes made since the last update on 14 January 2018. There are now a total of 12,332 detailed narratives available on the website and 19,776 people (26 new) people in our database.

The focus of the update was two-fold: 
 
Alex Attewell advised us in November 2017 about a correction required for Anne Wawnnikiewicz BAILLIE née HASTINGS. Unfortunately, the January 14 update did not include the correction, so Alex wrote to us again. How fortunate! Subsequently, we established that Anne was married in 1918, and shortly afterwards widowed. She then married Albert Holford PASKE, son of Amos PASKE and Jane PRICE, in 1924 in New Zealand. Their only daughter Gertrude, known as "Trudy" is still alive, and living in New Zealand. She is a 1st cousin, of Michael R.A. PASKE, who has helped us considerably with the research of Chart 49 - the PASKEs of Monmoutshire. Alex also put us in contact with Malcolm Zander, who in turn put us in contact with Gertrude's daughter Ruth Condor née Mawdsley. Sincere thanks to Alex, Malcolm, Ruth, and Michael in helping us put the pieces of the jigsaw together. 

The other main family researched in this update, was the PASK(E)s of Risbridge, Suffolk. Terry Farrant, has been in contact since 2013, relating to Chart 6, and Chart 6a. Terry has provided a wealth of information on this Suffolk family.

Sincere thanks to all concerned with this latest website update.
 
These changes relate to the following surnames:

PASK, PASKE, and
BAILLIE, BEAVIS, CALLOW, COOPER, CUTHBERT, HASTINGS, HICKFORD, LAVENDAR, MAWDSLEY, MEERS, POPPY, PRESTON, and ROGERS
These updates relate to the following charts / family groups:

A full list of the recent changes to the narratives is available in the Recent Updates section.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Website Update 14 January 2018

The website was updated Sunday 14 January 2018. 

70 new narratives have been added, and 200 changes made since the last update on 6 November 2017. There is now a total of 12,313 detailed narratives available on the website and 19,750 people (76 new) people in our database.
These changes relate to the following surnames:


PASK, PASKE, PASKE, PASK-HUGHES, PASQUE, and
ÅKERFELDT, ANSTEINSON, ARMITT, ATWELL, BAGLEY, BAILEY, BANHAM, BLACK,BOOTHER, BOWYER, BRADLEY, BUCKLE, BULLEN, BURNS, BURRELL, CHAPMAN, CHILTON, CLARK, CLARKE, COBB, COCKSEDGE, COLLINS, COLSON, COOKSON, COOMBES, CRACK, DAWSON, EATON, ELMER, FARMER, FARR, FLETCHER, FORD, GILBERT, GLANVILLE, GUNSON, HADDEN, HALLS, HANLEY, HARLEY, HARRISON, HAWN, HAYLOCK, HEDLEY, HICKS, HIRONS, HOLMES, HUDDLESTONE, HUGHES, HUMPHREYS, HURRELL, JENKINS, JONES, KANE, KINSELLA, LANG, LAW, LEA, LEE, LEEKS, LEVENS, LUSCOMBE, MARKELL, MERRETT, MESSENGER, MISON, MOORE, MORRIS, MOULDS, MUNTON, NORTHFIELD, NORTON, NOTMAN, ORRISS, OWEN, PADDISON, PADMORE, PARKER,  PAYNE, PEARL, PEPPER, PICKEN, POWELL, PRITCHARD, PYCH, RANGER, REEVES, ROBINSON, SAMPSON, SATCHELL, SAXELBY, SCOFFINS, SCRIMSHAW, SHAW, SHEARMAN, SMITH, STEVENS, TAYLOR, VOSS, WORDLEY, WRIGHT, YOUELLS.
These updates relate to the following charts / family groups:
A full list of the recent changes to the narratives is available in the Recent Updates section.