Saturday, August 05, 2006

Sedgebrook Pasks

There was one main family living in Sedgebrook, Lincolnshire from the period of c1809 to 1870 - William & Mary Pask née Whitehead. They had ten children. William originated from Caythorpe, a village 8 miles south-west of Sedgebrook.

Genuki lists that Sedgebrook village and parish lie 4 miles west of Grantham on the old Bingham Road to Nottingham, and 109 miles north of London by rail. It is bordered on the southeast by Barrowby, with Muston in Leicestershire just to the west. The parish includes about 1,650 acres.

The village itself lies just north of the A52 trunk road, with the Foston Beck just to the east of town, running northerly towards its destination at the River Witham. Also near the village is a chalybeate spring.

Elizabeth Hampson is extensively researching the village of Sedgebook, details can be found on her website Sedgebrook inhabitants of yesteryear. In 2004, Elizabeth kindly provided a transcript of the Pask baptisms listed in the parish records.