Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Pasks of Sleaford

This information relates to a Lincolnshire family, currently unconnected to a main branch.

Heidi Ann Girton contacted me last week relating to her 3 x great grandmother Mary Anne Pask, who was christened on 29 August 1791 in New Sleaford, Lincolnshire.

Heidi writes:

Mary Ann married William Hubbard, Sr. in 1815 in New Sleaford. They had 10 children all christened in Walcot near Folkingham. William and Mary Ann immigrated to Wisconsin in Sep 1851 along with many of their children. Their daughter (my GG-Grandmother) Mary Hubbard had married John Firton and they were on the same ship to America with their two children. The Girton family settled in Michigan where his brothers resided. I believe Mary Anne’s father was Jonas Pask, christened 22 Jul 1759 in Heydour and her mother’s name was Ann. The Jonas name is passed down the family. From the IGI, Jonas’s parents may have been John and Anne Paske.

Today I researched this family in the Sleaford area. From the Sleaford parish registers (we transcribed the Pask entries in the early 1980s), we found three other children of Jonas & Ann Pask. Unfortunately they died in infancy. I have now included in the database all the Sleaford parish records that we transcribed, and also those found in the National Burial Index. These will be available on the website in the next update.