Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Charles & Filomela Pask née Gabrielli

This information relates to Chart 19, the descendants of William Paske, (c1695- ) who lived in Wellingore, Lincolnshire.

Back in June 2006, we established together with our long standing friend and fellow researcher, John Pask, that his great-grandfather Charles Pask (1856-1939) immigrated to New York, America. See blog titled Charles Pask.

Last week whilst searching our GRO death index transcripts for an infant's death in Chelsea, I came across the death of a Mina Gabrielli in 1887/Q3, age 0. The name Gabrielli jumped out. I recalled that Charles had married a Filomela Garbielli. I searched for corresponding birth, and found it. I hastily e-mailed John.

Subsequently John purchased the birth, and death certificate for Mina. It confirmed that her parents were Charles & Filomela Pask née Gabrielli.

Mina was born on 1 July 1887 at 27 South Parade, Chelsea. Sadly she died at the age of 6 weeks, on 15 August 1887 also at 27 South Parade, Chelsea.
John followed up and telephoned the surrounding cemeteries, and located Mina's burial at Brompton Cemetery on 19 August 1887 in Plot 137807. Unfortunately the cemetery was damaged during the World War II, and although the graves are still in tack any headstones did not survive.

Yet another piece of the jigsaw put in place. This now establishes that Charles & Filomela met at 1885-1886, and did not immigrate to America until at least late 1887.

This information has been included in the database, and will be included in the next website update.