Tuesday, May 01, 2007

John Edward Pask (1873-1916)

This information relates to the black-icon tree - descendants of John & Alice Pask née Woodcock.

Last April, we reported in several blogs information on John Edward Pask who was listed on Tibshelf war memorial. In the blog John Edward Pask (1873 - 1916) Obituary, it mentions that his widow was left with four young children.

When recently compiling the first draft of a section of the publication Pasks of Lincolnshire - Pasks of Great Gonerby, Lincolnshire, we were very disappointed that we had still not identified John's four children. Fortunately our wishes have been answered.

During the past two weeks' we have been corresponding with David Stell who has provided a wealth of information.

John was previously married to Elizabeth Ann Magee, who sadly died in child birth in Hong Kong, where John was serving. They had four children:

  1. John Richard Pask
  2. Eileen Pask, born in Northern Ireland
  3. Charles Edward Pask, born in Hong Kong
  4. George Pask b. 8 Jun 1912, d. 10 Jun 1912 in Hong Kong

John had another son, Philip Gordon Lydd Pask, by Lizzie L. Tompkins. The overseas births explains why I was not able to locate these children in our transcription of the GRO Births.

Sadly, if we had known this information earlier this year, when we were in Hong Kong, we would have visited Elizabeth & George's grave.

I have now been able to trace most of the descendants of John Edward Pask. Many thanks to David for his valuable information which will be included in the next website update.