Friday, July 21, 2006

John & Sarah Jane Pask née Frankling

Whilst searching in the 1871 censuses on a family in Yorkshire, I came across the entry for John & Sarah Pask in Marske, Yorkshire (RG10 Piece 0852 Folio 33 Page 12).

In 2003 we briefly researched this family as Tim Pask of New Zealand is their great-great-grandson. Although only a short time ago in 2003 census records were not available and therefore it was difficult to determine where John & Sarah were living prior to their immigration on the ship "Edwin Fox", under Captain J. Phease, leaving Plymouth on 8 August 1878, and arriving in Nelson, New Zealand on 17 November 1878.

In the 1871 census, John was an Ironstone Miner, living with his wife Sarah J., and children John T., and Louisa. Also listed was John FRANKLAND, a brother-in-law, and James PRICE a Lodger. It gave his place of birth as Nocton, Lincolnshire. This gives a possible derivative of Sarah's surname as when she was married she was listed under the name of FRANKLING.

I then searched the database and determined that John was the son of John & Charlotte Pask. The records are now merged in the database and will appear in the next website update under John Pask (#685).