Saturday, May 20, 2006

John Pask - Flute Maker

John Pask was a Flute Maker. He was a maker of brass and woodwind instruments in London between 1840 and 1871. Currently very little is known about him. However, a couple of the instruments he made are shown on the website of Terry McGee, Flute Maker.

He married Harriet Lander in 1837 in the Strand registration district.

Susan Keefe has found him in the 1841 census, living with his wife Harriett in Lowther Arcade, St. Martin in the Fields, London. However we have not been able to find him in subsequent censuses.

Update: 9.55am
Have found John & Harriett in the 1851 census, indexed incorrectly under the name PARK. They were living at 21 Stamford Villas, Fulham, Middlesex (H0107 1471 203 80). He was a Musican and Musical Instrument Maker, Master employing 12 men living with his wife Harriet, and 16-year old daughter Matilda. John came from Rotherhithe, and Harriet from Norwich, Norfolk.