Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Lilian Rosa Watkins née Pask

As a follow on from the previous information on John Richard & Theresa PASK née Armitt, Lindsay also provided information on John Richard's elder sister Lilian.

Initially I could not verify this, although there was a Lilian Rosa PASK registered in 1898(1898/Q3 PASK, Lilian Rosa Fulham 1a 319) this was thought to be a daughter of William John PASK and Julia Martha ELMER. Additionally Lilian was not listed with her parents in the 1901 census.

Mystery has been solved! Lilian was listed with her grandmother Mary E. ATWELL, a widow living on own means, aged 60 born in Marylebone. Lilian was transcribed as Lilian R. PARK. Probably as John Richard was only 3 weeks old at the time, his grandmother was caring for Lilian.

Lilian married Harold A. [Bunny] WATKINS in 1922 (1922/Q3 PASK, Lilian R. WATKINS Fulham 1a 795), and Lindsay wrote that they had two children Joyce and Christine. Joyce married Ken, and they had a son Keith. Christine also married and had two children.