Saturday, August 12, 2006

Rosa Crawley née Pask (1868-1935)

Pat Maybrey wrote to us on Thursday. We have been in contact with Pat many times over the past two years, Her husband is descended from Morgan and Mary Pask née Light, who came from Newchurch Monmouthshire.

Pat has recently been in contact with a relative of Morgan's neice Rosa PASK, the daughter of Henry & Sarah Ann Pask née Wheeler. Rosa was born on 11 or 14 March 1868 in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorganshire and baptized on 12 March 1870 in Devauden, Monmouthshire.

Pat provided some additional information, and on that basis I was able to establish that Rosa married Edwin Crawley on 10 September 1889 in Newchurch, Monmouthshire.

In the census of 5 April 1891 in Kilgwrrwg, Monmouthshire, she was listed as aged 23 born in Merthyr Tidvil [Merthyr Tydfil] Glamorganshire, the wife of Edwin Crawley (an Agricultural Labourer, living with his wife Rosa Mary, and young daughter Agnes Mary).

In the census of 31 March 1901 in Upper Barton Farm, Newchurch, Monmouthshire, she was listed as aged 33 born in Merthyr Tydvil, the wife of Edwin Crawley (a Shepherd, living with his wife Rosa, and children Agnes, Henry D., William E., Gladys J., and Matilda R).

Rosa died in May 1935 in the Neath registration district.

Rosa also had a child Alice Pask who was born on 4 August 1886. In the census of 5 April 1891 in Kilgwrrwg, Monmouthshire she was listed as aged 4 born in Kilgwrrwg, the grand-daughter of Henry Pask. In the 1901 census, she was listed as a Housemaid in the household of Louis Comyns Wrigley, a Land Agent in Trelleck Grange.

Many thanks to Pat for providing these missing links. This information will be included in the next website update which is imminent.