Friday, April 21, 2006

John & Ann Pask née Bell

When researching John Edward Pask, I established that his parents were John PASK (1817 - 1880), and Ann BELL (1830-1892). The Commonwealth War Graves Commission confirms that he was the son of John and Saran Ann Pask, of Manthorpe, Lincolnshire. However, his mother, was referred to Ann in all the censuses, this may be because her mother was also called Sarah. I located a possible Ann in the 1851 census, living in Ancaster, with her parents Sarah & William and five brothers.

John Snr. died when John Edward was six years old. I found John living with his mother in the 1881 & 1891 census. Additionally I found John had two siblings - George Thomas PASK, who was also a Sergeant in the Royal Artillery. In the 1901 census [RG13 Piece 3443 Folio 21 Page 34.], he was living at 35 Corinthian Street, Seaforth, Lancashire, with his wife Mary and children Winifred, George, and Elsie. They had a sister Ellen PASK, she was born in 1866, and was buried on 3 February 1871 in Manthorpe. Their mother Ann died, and was buried on 2 April 1892 in Manthorpe, Lincolnshire.

After his mother's death it appears that John Edward enlisted in the Royal Artillery. In the 1901 Census, he was listed as a Bombardier in the Royal Garrison Artillery in District Maker Barracks at St. Germans, Cornwall.

John married Lizzie L. TOMPKINS in the Newark Registration District in 1914. They did not have any children.