Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Phillip Pask of Bryngwyn, Monmouthshire

This information relates to a descendant of the Monmouthshire progenitor Isaac Paske, (c1705 - ) who lived in Llanvihangel-ystern-Llewern, Monmouthshire.

Phillip Pask of Bryngwyn, Monmouthshire (1797-1871)

In a previous blog entitled Descendants of John & Mary Elizabeth Gulliver née Pask, we detailed that Les Warren provided us information on his Monmoutshire ancestors, and several photographs. They are included in the book Pasks of Monmouthshire Volume I.

Les has written to us again, and said:

I have just unearthed and attach a photo that I hope you may be interested in. It was in a box that we packed several moves ago and is noted on the back as Phill Pask. The photographer was J Turner of Stafford St, Birmingham.

Les was unable to date the photograph. However, the spelling of Phill caught our eye, as Les' 3 x great-grandfather wrote his name Phillip Pask. We delved deeper and established that Phillip's son George Pask was a Bootmaker in Birmingham. Phillip may have visited him, and had his photograph taken whilst there. Phillip died in 1871. This old photograph could well have been taken just before his death.

What a superb find! This photograph will be available in the next website update, and in the next version of the book.