Sunday, February 17, 2008

Descendants of Isaac Paske of Kilgwrrwg, Monmouthshire

This information relates to Chart 15, Isaac Paske,
(c1800-) who lived in Kilgwrrwg, Monmouthshire.

Paula Payne has provided me with a marriage in Mathern Church, on 5 May 1814 of Mary Pask & James Lewis. Paula's ancestors Isaac Pask, and Elizabeth Stephens were witnesses. This was a week before they married. Isaac & Mary were cousins. Mary was the daughter of William & Ann Pask née Thomas.

Paula also found in the same church, the marriage of Isaac Pask to Mary Morgan on 16 November 1818. This marriage was witnessed by Thomas Stephens & Mary Lewis [née Pask].

I searched the 1841 census, and found James & Mary Lewis living in Kilgwrrwg, in the household of Ann Pask, aged 84. Living nearby was Isaac's widow Mary Pask [now known to be Mary née Morgan].
This provides us with the missing link that Isaac's mother was Ann Pask née Thomas.

Chart 15, is now merged with Chart 4. Ann Pask née ? #5845, is also merged with Ann Pask née Thomas. This information will be included in the next website update.

Another major brickwall broken. Many thanks Paula.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Thomas & Sophia Pask née Willis

Thomas & Sophia Pask née Willis This information relates to the green-icon tree - descendants of John & Mirabel Pask née Sparrow, born c1680 lived in Wickhambrook, Suffolk.

Second cousins Colin Hart & Maria Karg live thousands of miles apart. Colin in England, and Maria in Hawaii. However, thanks to the internet, they have been able to exchange a lot of information just recently about their common ancestors. Their great-grandmother was Ruth Minnie Simpson née Pask.

John has provided this superb photograph of Thomas & Sophia Pask née Willis.
John & Maria's information, together with several other photographs Colin has provided, will be included in the next website update. Many thanks to them both for sharing this valuable information.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

George & Elizabeth Mason née Pask

This information relates to a currently unidentified main branch of the family with roots in London.

This morning, I received an inquiry from Larry Young. He writes:

There is but one Pask in my family tree, the name having come from two Birth Certificates. I am, however at a brick wall of sorts as I am unable to find a marriage certificate, and the surname Pask seems to be frequently misspelt as Park.

What I know about "my" Elizabeth Pask can be found at

Elizabeth was born c1824-27 in Middlesex, and married George Mason c1843. They had four children - James, Elizabeth, George, and Lucy. She was a widow in the 1861 census. Also listed was a nephew James Nye aged 18 also born in Middlesex.

I have searched our database, and unfortunately cannot find the marriage, or 1841 census. I also searched for Park, and other main variants. However like Larry, drew a blank.

Can anyone help with Larry's brickwall?