Sunday, August 26, 2007

Paskeville, Australia

This information relates to the yellow-icon tree - descendants of John Paske c1600, who lived in Cambridgeshire - his son John married Mary GOLDSBOROW.

Colleen Willis, our ardent researcher in Australia is researching several Paskes who were born in India, and then immigrated to Australia. During the process of following up on these Paskes, we found that Edward Hanson Paske who was born in Madras India, and was a Colonel in the Army, was related to a Lady L. Jervois. Edward's wife was called Amelia Caroline Jervois [not Jarvis, as listed on the website).

Lady L. Jervois was probably the wife of the Sir William Francis Drummond Jervois, GCMG, CB who was a military engineer and Governor of the Straits Settlements, South Australia and New Zealand. The Governor had the habit of naming towns in South Australia after his friends, and family.

You can imagine our surprise when seaching for more information on Sir Jervois that we found Paskeville, a town 19 km ESE of Kadina Australia, was named on 4 March 1880, after General Paske, a brother-in-law of Governor Jervois.