Monday, November 02, 2015

Website Update Sunday 1 November 2015

The website was updated yesterday, Sunday 1 November 2015.

This information relates to the main Suffolk tree - descendants of John & Mirabel Pask née Sparrow, born c1680 who lived in Wickhambrook, Suffolk. In particular descendants of John Pask (1709-179) their first son.

This information relates to Chart 6 - Unknown Pask who lived in Kedington, Suffolk.

This information relates to a new Chart 8 - Descendants of Philip & Elizabeth Pask née Barnard, They married in 1808 in Stambourne, Essex and lived in Sible Hedingham.

This update focuses on three families who orginated in Suffolk, and Essex:

  • Annie Elizabeth Pattle, born Pask, who moved from Suffolk to Dorset, and married Charles Mouland, a Dairyman. They had four children, and lived a long and hard-working life. Many thanks to Derek Mouland, who provided extensive information, and photographs, relating to this family.
  • The family of Terence Farrant, who has been writing to us since 2013. In August this year, Terry provided an extensive summary of several generations of the descendants of Susan Paske, who married Joseph Coote in 1856 in Kedington, Suffolk.  
  • Philip Pask, who married Elizabeth Bernard in 1808. They lived in Essex.
    A new chart 08 has been created to detail Philip's descendants.
    Their daughter Hephzibah married Ephraim Tyler on 2 May 1830 in Great Maplestead, Essex. Unfortunately on 23 July 1832, Ephraim was convicted in Chelmsford Essex of Housebreaking, and sentenced to Life. He was transported on the 'Andromeda', departing on 13 November 1832, arriving in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia on 11 March 1833. Subsequently, nearly seven years later Hephzibah remarried, and had five more children. Many thanks to Lorraine Hall, who kindly provided the background information.

    Further research is required, as it is probable that this family is linked to Chart 54, also from Essex.
Since the last update on 12 October 2015, 91 new narratives have been added. There are now a total of 11,190 detailed narratives available on the website and 18,215 (157 new) people in our database.

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



Monday, October 12, 2015

Website Update Monday 12 October

The website was updated today, Monday 12 October 2015.
This information relates to the main Lincolnshire tree - descendants of Johannis [John] and Elizabeth Pask née Archer, who lived in Lincolnshire.

Chart 11: John Pask, (c1745-1793) who married Elizabeth Fountain and they lived in Gautby, Lincolnshire. 

This update focuses on two Lincolnshire families:
  • Doris Eliza Pask, who immigrated to Australia in 1926, and married Frank Smalley.
  • Ann Pask, who was baptised in 1766 in Wellingore. She married George Rawdin(g) in Brant Broughton, and they had nine children.
23 new narratives have been added since the last update on 1 October 2015. There is now a total of 11,099 detailed narratives available on the website and 18,058 (28 new) people in our database.

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

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Website Update Thursday 1 October 2015

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

The website was updated today, Thursday 1 October 2015.

This update focuses on William & Bridget Pask née Massey who were born and married in Great Hale in 1824. They then moved to Ewerby in Lincolnshire. 

After the death of his wife Bridget, in December 1843, William immigrated to New Jersey in America, at the same time his children also moved to several places in the USA. 

This has been a very interesting couple of weeks researching this family, who resided in New Jersey, Ohio, and Indiana. We initially researched this family back in 2004/5. There is now significantly more information available on the internet - including baptism and marriage records, photographs and numerous newspaper articles from the places where they settled.  

There are currently 73 known descendants of this family. Undoubtedly this figure will double over time. 

This included two individuals that really were quite special: 
  • Milton Lawrence McCall, their 2 x great-grandson, although he died in 1963, at the early age of 52, he left a lasting legacy. So much so that only this year he has been honoured. For more information read his narrative.
  • Elmer Allah Burlingame, their great-grandaughter's husband. In 1898, while attending high school, he got an idea. Elmer went on to be in the fore-front of the world’s greatest inventive geniuses. Unfortunately in 1914, things began to go very wrong. For more information read his narrative.
44 new narratives have been added since the last update on 15 September 2015. There is now a total of 11,076 detailed narratives available on the website and 18,030 (45 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, September 16, 2015

Website Update Tuesday 15 September 2015

The website was updated yesterday, Tuesday 15 September 2015.

This update focuses on information on the descendants of William Partington Pask from Lincolnshire (Chart 14), as detailed in the blog titled Descendants of William Partington Pask.

At the age of 11, William left Liverpool and signed up on a ship travelling to Australia, as a cabin boy. He settled, and married in Queensland, and had ten children. There is a lot of additional information — several photographs and numerous newspaper articles from the Townville Daily Bulletin.

28 new narratives have been added since the last update on 30 August 2015. There is now a total of 11,031 detailed narratives available on the website and 17,985 (28 new) people in our database.

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

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Descendants of William Partington Pask

This information relates to Chart 14, the descendants of William Pask, (1791 - 1874) Caythorpe, Lincolnshire. 

William Partington Pask (1853-1839)
We were contacted by George & Jan Harlow née Pask, from Queensland Australia. They advised that Jan's grandfather was William Partington Pask who left Liverpool after an argument with his stepfather and stepmother in Liverpool at the Eagle Vault Hotel and signed on a ship travelling to Australia as a cabin boy. After many experiences he married and settled at the Kirk River, west of the coastal town of Townsville, North Queensland.  

William married Margaret Rosina Webster STEWART, and they had ten children. 

We have done some extensive research, particularly in the Trove Digitized Newspapers website, which has provided a wealth of information on this Townsville family. This information will be included in the next website update. 

George & Jan also provided us with ten photographs relating to the family, and their descendants. The photographs are priceless, and have been included in a Picasa Web Album

Sincere thanks for George & Jan contacting us and providing us with this very interesting insight into life in Australia in the early 20th century.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Website Update Sunday 30 August 2015

The website was updated yesterday, Sunday 30 August 2015.

108 new narratives have been added since the last update on 1 June 2015. There is now a total of 11,004 detailed narratives available on the website and 17,957 (214 new) people in our database.

This update includes additional information on families in Suffolk (Chart 6), Lincolnshire (Chart 11), and Monmouthshire (Chart 42).

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

In addition, there have been some structural changes to the menus.
Indices menu is now a combination of sub-menus of:
  • Master Index
  • Master Place Index
  • Surname Index
  • Unknown Families - this is new and highlights families not yet assigned to a major family groups
Family Charts now contains all Family charts with sub-menus for counties / non-UK.
Photograph Gallery
This is a new menu, with several sub-menus, focusing on photographs kindly provided by other researchers:
  • People - these are the standard photographs provided previously
  • Miscellaneous Photographs
  • Baptisms
  • Marriages
  • Deaths
  • Burials
  • Cremations
  • Newspaper Articles
  • Places
  • Anecdotes
We trust these changes are beneficial to you.

Your feedback to pask@one-name.org is welcome.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Pask Family Memorials in Valleau Cemetery New Jersey

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

Recently 'Tucker' a volunteer with Find a Grave, kindly photographed a Pask Memorial at Valleau Cemetery, Ridgewood, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA.



The Pask Memorial Inscription shows:
Durant W. (1889-1957)
Johanna W. (1900-1989)
Marion M.      (1923-2011)
Lawrence H. (1925-2012)
Durant Watson Pask was the son of Charles Pask and Filomela Gabrielli who immigrated to America in 1888. Charles was born in 1856 in Fulbeck, Lincolnshire, and was the 9th great-grandson of John Pask, (c1520-1591), the main Lincolnshire progenitor, who lived in Washingborough.

Marion and Lawrence were Durant, and his wife Johanna's son, and daughter-in-law.

In addition, Tucker noted that on the reverse of the memorial, there was a Tevis Memorial.



The inscription shows:
Yvonne Le H. 1898-1954
Ruth J. 1930-1990
Donald 1923-2001 Beloved Grandfather
Ruth J. Tevis née Pask was the daughter of Durant, and Johanna.

This information enabled us to do further research. The findings will be included in the next website update.

Sincere thanks to Tucker for his time and effort in providing the photographs. Find a Grave is an excellent free resource for finding the final resting places of famous folks, friends and family members. With millions of names, it's an invaluable tool for genealogist and history buffs.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Additional Photographs from Pask Melbourne Gathering 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.

As a follow-on from the previous blog Pask Gathering Melbourne Tuesday 3 March 2015, Colin Pask, who kindly organised the event, has provided an additional 27 photographs that he took.

Col Pask, Yvonne Sumner (née Pask), Peter, Serena, Robyn Smith

His excellent photographs can be viewed at his website www.wildwave.net.au/pask.

Many thanks Colin, for both the event, and the photographs.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

William Henry Rossington

Chart 11: John Pask, (c1745-1793) who married Elizabeth Fountain and they lived in Gautby, Lincolnshire.  

Yesterday, we received an usual request from Christopher Woodcock. He is the Tower Captain, and Bell Ringer, from St. Oswald's church in Blankney, Lincolnshire.

He is searching for information on William Henry Rossington, the younger son of Henry & Hannah Rossington née Pask.  

Christopher writes:

I am in the process of researching William Henry Rossington who was a bell ringer at St Oswald’s Blankney and who was killed on 15th April 1918 aged 21 in the Great War.

It is our intention to hold a service of remembrance at St Oswald’s Blankney (organised by the local Bell Ringers) to commemorate the centenary of the death of William Henry Rossington. We also intend to ring a half muffled peal lasting 3 hours on the bells at Blankney in memory of him and all being well to visit the Ploegstreet Memorial which he is commemorated on to lay a wreath on behalf of the Bell Ringers and to ring hand bells their. The date for all this is still to be decided and set but it will be around 15th April 2018.

We hope to get as much background information and history on William Rossington so that we can tell his story. We would also like to try and find a photograph of him which could then be framed and put up in the bell tower at Blankney as a permanent memorial to him there.

We would also like to try and invite family relatives of William Henry Rossington to attend the Memorial service in 2018.

If anyone can help with more information on William, please do contact Christopher, or ourselves. It would be great to honour William in such a way.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Link between Chart 42 and Chart 01

This information relates to the descendants of William Pask (c1720- ) who lived in Cwmcarvan, Monmouthshire.

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

Last week we had some exciting, and mind-blowing news. There is probably a link between Chart 42 Monmouthshire, and Chart 01 Lincolnshire.

We were investigating Stuart's DNA Family Finder (Autosomal) results, and realised that there was a match with someone who is a descendant of Caroline Amelia Paske, from Family Chart 42 of Monmouthshire. Whilst the relationship is distant - perhaps 8th or 10th cousin, it indicates that probably their common ancestor William Pask c1720 originated from Lincolnshire, and was not linked to the other Monmouthshire families.

We are currently including the descendants of Caroline Amelia into the Pask database. She married Robert Henry Silvester in 1871. Currently their four children are not included. We hope to have them, and their 60+ descendants included in the next website update.

In the meantime, we appeal to anyone in Family Chart 42 with a living PASK(E) male to persuade them to take a Y-DNA test. We have several matching test results in Family Chart 01, but no one has taken a Y-DNA test in Family Chart 42.

Alternatively, if any females in Family Chart 42 would like to take a Family Finder test, this would provide us with more indicators that there is a definite link between Family Chart 01, and Family Chart 42.

Do contact us for more information on purchasing a DNA kit. As we are members of the Guild of One-Name Studies, we are entitled to discounted priced DNA kits. See DNA Kits available from the Guild.



 

Monday, June 29, 2015

Herbert Pask (1882-1915)

A brief commemoration service took place at 11:00 am on Friday 19th June 2015 at Clare War Memorial, Suffolk. A wreath was laid on behalf of Clare Town Council to mark the 100th anniversary of each of the Clare men who died in World War 1.

The first to fall from Clare was Herbert Pask on 19th June 1915.

Phil Gryce, Clare Town Councillor, gave a brief summary of Herbert's life, as described below. Two students from Stour Valley Community School laid the wreath on the Town Council's behalf. A minute's silence was held. Deputy Chair of Clare Town Council, Alan Parsley, recited from the Lawrence Binyon poem:
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
The last line was repeated by those present. The Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk, Paul Lord, had a brief word of thanks to the fallen and the need to commemorate them.

HERBERT PASK
Private 5965 2 Bn Suffolk Regiment
Enlisted Saffron Walden
Medals: 1914 Star, Victory Medal, British War Medal
1st Theatre of War France 22.9.1914
Died 19th June 1915, killed in action, age 33
Burial/Memorial Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium

Born 1882 Stoke by Clare
Parents Walter Pask and Hannah née Peacocke
Cousin of John Meekings who died in 1919.

Herbert Pask was the youngest of seven children. The Pasks came from Stoke by Clare and lived in Chilton from about 1891. Walter Pask was in charge of the cattle at Chilton Lodge Farm.  In 1901, Herbert was 18 and working as a hay binder in Black Notley. In 1911 he was living with his parents at Chilton Lodge Farm and was a horse keeper on a farm.

One of the streets in the new development off Stoke Road has been named after him.

Many thanks to Terence Farant for forwarding this information, kindly provided to him by Phil Gryce, Clare Town Councillor.

This information on Herbert will be included in the next Pask website update. His cousin, John Meekings, was the son of Charles and Ursula Meekings née Pask.

 

Monday, June 01, 2015

Website Update 1 June 2015

The website was updated today, Monday 1 June, 2015.

This is another significiant update, as there are 185 new narratives, and 936 changed narratives, since the last update on 26 February. There are now a total of 10,711 detailed narratives available on the website and 17,404 (219 new) people in our database.

This update includes all the information included in the database during our recent world cruise to Australia, and New Zealand. Also in-depth information on the descendants of George and Susan Rose née Pask, who married in Ipswich, Suffolk in 1845. See the separate blog titled Descendants of George and Sarah Rose.

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

Descendants of George and Sarah Rose née Pask

This information relates to Chart 6 - Unknown Pask who lived in Kedington, Suffolk.

We have recently been exchanging emails with David Bishop, from Australia, who initially contacted us in 2012. He has been extensively researching his family tree. His 3 x great grandmother was Susan Rose née Pask, who married George Rose on 22 April 1845 in Ipswich, Suffolk.

Previously, only Susan and George's marriage was detailed in their narratives. Subsequently, David has now provided detailed information on 26 of their descendants, including their:

  • three children
  • seven grandchildren
  • six great-grandchildren
  • seven x 2 great-grandchildren
  • three x 3 great-grandchildren 
These can be viewed at http://www.pask.org.uk/Pask-p/id6.htm#a468.
Note: This is not the complete list of their descendants.

Many thanks for David's valued input. We hope to meet David when he visits Portsmouth in October.   

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 believed to be 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.