Thursday, April 01, 2021

Website Update 31 March 2021

37 new narratives have been added, and 74 changed, since the last website update on 2 March. There are now a total of 13,454 detailed narratives available on the website and 21,299 people (55 new) in our database.

The focus in March has been the PASKs of Monmouthshire - Chart 04. 

In June 2008, Paula Payne, Pat Maybrey, and Sylvia Rycroft provided a wealth of information, including photographs, certificates, and anecdotes on these Monmouthshire families, and the descendants of Isaac Pask. The outcome was a 268 page book. For more details on this book, and how to purchase it, can be found at http://pask.org.uk/Pask_Publications.htm.

A significant amount of new, or updated, genealogical records have become available since 2008, including:

  • 1911 Census: Taken on 2 April 1911, additional information is the number of children born to a mother, and whether those children are alive, or dead.
  • GRO Online Index: Available free at https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/Login.asp. Births prior to 1911 now provide the full name, and the mother's maiden name - a significant help in identifying families.
  • 1939 Register: The 1939 Register was like a ‘census’ and taken on 29 September 1939 just after the outbreak of war. It was then used to issue identify cards, and subsequently ration cards. Those people born after 1915 (and less than 100 years old), and had not died after 1991 are ‘redacted’. Their information is blanked out, until it is proved that they died (by providing an official death certificate), or their birthdate deems them over 100 years.  
  • Probate Register:  Available free at https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk/#wills. This provides actual dates of death, and probate, from 1858 to current date.

Wherever possible, these four main sources have been included in these latest updates.

The website changes relate to the following surnames: 
PASK, PASKE, 
ANDREWS, ATTEWELL, BAKER, BOWYER, BUNCE,  
COWELL, CULLIFORD, DAVIES, DOWELL, DYTE,  
EMBREY, FARR, FITCH, GOODACRE, GRADY,
GRUBB, HARDING, HARRISON, HOBBS, HOSKINS, 
HUMPHREY, JONES, KNIGHT, LEWIS, LODGE,
NEWPORT, NORFOLK, ORME, PARKER, PASSMORE, 
PRICE, ROWLAND, STANLEY, STEPHENS, STEVENS, 
THOMAS, TURRELL, WILLIAMS, WOOD. 

These updates relate to the following charts/family groups:

Apologies to those who have recently kindly provided us with information that has not yet been included in the website. Do contact us, to remind us, so that we can ensure your updates are included in the next website update.

  

Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Website Update 2 March 2021

35 new narratives have been added, and 119 changed, since the last website update on 3 February. There are now a total of 13,417 detailed narratives available on the website and 21,244 people (44 new) in our database. 

February has been a very busy month. The activity on the Pask Family History (closed) Facebook group has resulted in a lot of new information. Also the COVID-19 lockdown has provided time for individuals to start up, or resume, their family history interests.

The website changes relate to the following surnames: 
PASK, PASKE,

BAGGS, BEAL, BEECH, BERRIDGE, BOWYER,

BROWN, BUTCHER, BUTLER, CLARK, COLE,

DODGE, ELLERBY, ELLERBY, FITCH, FULLER,

HECKFORD, HOMER, HOYES, JOHNSON, LEAHAIR,

LEIVERS, MESKILL, MOREY, NORFOLK, PARK,

POPLE, RAYNER, REEK, RICE, ROSE, STEVENS,

STRUTT, SWEET, UNDERWOOD, VALLENCE,

WALKER, WALSCHER, WEST, WISE, WRIGHT, YOUNG.

These updates relate to the following charts/family groups:

Apologies to those who have also recently kindly provided us with information that has not yet been included in the website. Do contact us, so that we can ensure your updates are included in the next website update.

  

Wednesday, February 03, 2021

Website Update February 3, 2021

46 new narratives have been added, and 81 changed, since the last website update on 2 December. There are now a total of 13,382 detailed narratives available on the website and 21,200 people (66 new) in our database.  

The focus of this update was as a result of receiving several interesting, and informative, emails from Mike and Carol Fleetwood, who live in Kilgwrrwg, Monmouthshire. Whilst they are not related, they have kindly provided a lot of information on the PASKs who lived in this area, together with photographs and images. This concurs with the PASKs of Monmouthshire Volume 1 book we compiled in June 2008. Since then a lot of new information is now available, and has been included in this update. 

In addition, there are several updates relating to the following charts/family groups:

The website changes relate to the following surnames: 

PASK, PASKE,
BAERWOLF, BAKER, BUTCHER, DUCKERING, EVANS,    
FRANCIS, FRODSHAM, GILBERT, HARRIS, HUGHES,    
JENKINS, KOEPP, LANE, LAVINGTON, LEIVERS,    
LOFT, MARTIN, MAYBREY, McCRAE, MEREDITH,    
MIELKE, MONKS, MORRIS, MORTIMER, MORTON,    
MOULDS, NIBLETT, PERCIVAL, PICK, PRICE,    
QUANTRILL, REECE, ROE, SMITH, SPEEDIE,    
STONE, TURNER, WHEELER, YOUNG.   

 

Apologies to those who have also recently kindly provided us with information that has not yet been included in the website. We are getting there!

  

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Website Update 2 December 2020

15 new narratives have been added, and 30 changed, since the last website update on 24 October. There are now a total of 13,336 detailed narratives available on the website and 21,134 people (15 new) in our database. 
 
Unfortunately, a computer error in the database required a lot of investigation. Also it required re-entering some of the information. Hopefully this has now been resolved.  

Apologies to those who kindly provided us with information. There is quite a long waiting list of narratives still to be updated.
 
The website changes relate to the following surnames:
 

PASK, PASKE,

DRING, EVANS, FAWCETT, GATFIELD, GULLIVER,

HARE, HOBINS, LITTLE, MORGAN, MORRIES,

PRICE, THOMAS, ULPH, WATTS, WEST, WILSON.     

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Website Update 25 October 2020

 
69 new narratives have been added, and 111 changed, since the last website update on 31 August. There are now a total of 13,321 detailed narratives available on the website and 21,119 people (86 new) in our database. 
 
This update partially focused on the descendants of William MOULDS, (c1710-1774), Stuart's 5th great-grandfather, who lived in Little Ponton, Lincolnshire. This time, his UK based descendants. See http://pask-paske.blogspot.com/2020/10/moulds-family-of-old-somerby.html.
 
In addition, we have included some information on the descendants of William PASK Chart 54: William PASK, (1662- ) lived in Stambourne, Essex #8545. In particular, his descendant Allen ARGENT http://pask.org.uk/Pask-p/p163.htm#i4055, who immigrated to Australia, with his wife Emma, and two children Rebecca & Matilda; and his sister Hepzibah, arriving in Sydney on 1 August 1855. 
 
They lived in an district near Bowraville, New South Wales, Australia, later to be called Argents Hill. They had a further ten children. Marilyn Dear, his 2 x Great Granddaughter has kindly provided information, together with the Ancestry Chart of Brian Pearson.
 
The website changes relate to the following surnames:
 

PASK, PASKE,

ALLSOP, APPLEWHITE, ARGENT, ATKINSON, BERRIDGE, BROWN,

BURLEY, CHASE, CROCOCK, CURTIS, DEAN, DUNHAM,

DURANCE, EDLIN, EDWARDS, FARDELL, FARR, FLETCHER,

HACKNEY, HANCER, HARRISON, HEARD, HERBERT, HODGE,

HOLLAND, HORSFALL, HOWES, HUDSON, HUNTER, JOHNSON,

JOHNSON, LAKE, LAKING, LANSDALL, MARKHAM, MARSH,

MAYS, MOULDS, MURDEN, OLDROYD, PARNHAM, POPPLE,

PROCTOR, REDFERN, RENSHAW, ROBINSON, SLATER, STEEL,

STURGEON, TINSLEY, TOWLSON, VAUGHAN, VENZ, WADE, WEAVER       


Moulds Family of Old Somerby, Lincolnshire

Recent website updates have been mainly focused on the descendants of William MOULDS, (c1710-1774), Stuart's 5th great-grandfather, who lived in Little Ponton, Lincolnshire.

Stuart's 4th great-uncle, married Mary Sharman on 15 May 1813 in St. Mary Magdalene's Church, Somerby. They subsequently had eight children, seven of which were baptised in St. Mary Magdalene's Church in Somerby.

 
Stuart had previously visited the churchyard on 17 June 2009, and was accompanied by numerous chickens. See the photograph album at https://goo.gl/photos/7KuyU2qX3fBmGHtX9

A couple of weeks ago, we decided to visit the church again. We had an extremely enjoyable visit. Fortunately, the church was open and we were able to see the outstanding features, which date back to 1140. See the photograph album at http://photos.app.goo.gl/YDJtegf4RfFU41j27
 
Inside the church was a visitors book, and when scrolling through the pages we noticed that there was a yearly family gathering of the Moulds family. Several had included their names, one in particular, Barbara, had included her email address. Subsequently, during the following week we exchanged emails and have considerably expanded the information on the UK Moulds descendants. Barbara is Stuart's fifth cousin, and extremely interested in family history - so do look on the website, and find the people who lived in Somerby (near Grantham), Lincolnshire.

Monday, August 31, 2020

Website Update 31 August 2020

 33 new narratives have been added, and 6 changed, since the last website update on 16 August. There are now a total of 13,252 detailed narratives available on the website and 21,033 people (33 new) in our database.

This update again was mainly focused on the descendants of William MOULDS, (c1710-1774), Stuart's 5th great-grandfather, who lived in Little Ponton, Lincolnshire. This covers the states of Iowa, Missouri, and Oklahoma. 

We have subscribed to http://www.newspapers.com/, the largest online newspaper archive covering 18,400+ newspapers from the 1700s-2000s. The archive currently has 608,193,142 pages. Subsequently we found a lot of new information, particularly from obituaries. 

Also included in this update is family photographs, kindly provided by Nyssa Moulds, who is Stuart's 5th cousin, once removed.

These changes relate to the following surnames:

ALLEN, BAER, CUMMINGS, ERBSTOESSER, FLETCHER, FOX,

MOULDS, NIEBUHR, QUANTRILL, STEFFEN, TURNER, VENZ,

WEAVER, and WITTKOP    

Monday, August 17, 2020

Website Update 16 August 2020

124 new narratives have been added, and 123 changed, since the last website update on 24 May. There are now a total of 13,224 detailed narratives available on the website and 21,000 people (154 new) in our database.

This update again was mainly focused on the descendants of William MOULDS, (c1710-1774), Stuart's 5th great-grandfather, who lived in Little Ponton, Lincolnshire. This covers the states of Iowa, Missouri, and Oklahoma. This is still work-in-progress. 

These changes relate to the following surnames:

PASK, PASKE,
ALLEN, BARCLAY, BARTHOLOMEW, BILK, BISDEE, BLOWER, BUTLER, CHURCH, CUMMINGS, CURRY, CURTIS, CURZON, DAVIES, EDWARDS,ELDRIDGE, FARR, FLEETWOOD, FLETCHER, FOALE, GIDDINGS, GOODEY, GOWERS, GRAHAM, GRIFFITHS,    GUY, HADDON, HARRIS, HARRISON, HAYWARD, HILL, HOBSON, HORTON, HOWES, JAY, JOHNSON, JOSEPH, KNIGHTLY, LEAT, LEATE, LECY, LUKE, MARLOW, MOULDS,   MUSSON, NEWCOMB, NIEBUHR, NIXON, NUNN, OWENS, PALMER, PARKER, PIATT, PRICE, QUANTRILL, REDFORD, REED, RICE, RICHARDS, RILEY, ROBINSON, ROGERS, ROSE, SEASE, SIMS, SKINNER, THRESHER, TRICKER, TURNER, VERGSON, WEAVER, WHITE, WILLIAMS, WING

These updates relate to the following charts/family groups: