Sunday, August 13, 2006

Lambert & Newman Pask

There is a Pask line in the Stamford area of Lincolnshire that descends from Edward & Sarah Pask, that has intrigued us for some considerable time. They were one of the first families we started with in the Pask, Paske One-Name Study. The christian names of Lambert and Newman have been passed down for several generations. Slowly but surely we are putting the pieces together, with the help of researchers scattered in England and Australia.

During the last two years we have seen a considerable increase in accessible records, including GRO indexes and indexed census records. Sometimes assumptions made 2-4 years ago prove incorrect. Together with collaboration with other researchers these assumptions can be rectified and often lead to brick walls being leapt. During the last few weeks, such a situation has occurred.

I recently received a marriage transcript for Lambert Pask who married Charlotte Walsher on 4 June 1854 in St. Johns, Waterloo, Lambeth, London. Originally it was thought that Charlotte's name was Walters. Additionally in the marriage transcript it gave Lambert's father as Lambert Pask, not as originally thought as Newman Pask. Newman & Lambert [Senior] were believed to be brothers, the sons of Edward and Sarah Pask née ?

In addition, at the same time independently, Joseph Starbuck contacted me and provided information on Mary Pask who married Robert DOWNS on 20 October 1823 in Ryhall, Rutland, and was born in 6 June 1802 in Barnack, Northamptonshire. It was realised that Mary was also a daughter of Edward and Sarah Pask née ? This provided a new lead that perhaps they also lived in Barnack, and Ryhall. This corner of Lincolnshire adjoins Rutland, and Northamptonshire. Stamford, Barnack and Ryhall are all within a five mile radius of Barholm.

Whilst viewing the National Burial Index for another totally different family, an entry for Barnack jumped out at me. Edward was buried on 12 March 1836 in St. John the Baptist, Barnack, Northamptonshire, and his wife Sarah although living in Stamford in 1841, was buried on 1 August 1842 also in St. John the Baptist, Barnack. Subsequently their approximate dates of births are now known.

We will keep on putting the pieces together, although our first task will be to go back and unravel the mix up with Newman & Lambert [Senior].