Friday, March 26, 2010

Chart 25 merged with Chart 02-2

This information relates to the main Suffolk tree - descendants of John & Mirabel Pask née Sparrow, in particular the descendants of their second son Daniel, and his wives Elizabeth Pask née Manning, and Mary Pask née Peachey.

Earlier this week, we received an inquiry from Jon Bearman, who is researching a Nathaniel Kevan, who was born in 1823, and whether he is related to the Nathaniel Kevan we have.

Upon investigation, we established that Nathaniel Kevan married two Pask sisters - Phoebe [Phebe] on 28 June 1819, and then Elizabeth on 19 June 1828. Both sisters were mentioned in their father Oliver Pask's will dated 11 November 1825, of which Nathaniel was an Executor.

When trying to decipher this 7 page will, which is extremely difficult to read, we identified:

I bequeath to my brother Petchy Pask of Bury Saint Edmonds Suffolk the sum of ten pounds I give and bequeath to my brother James Pask of this same place ten pounds I give and bequeath unto my nephew John Dorling and Daniel Dorling the sum of ten pounds ...
We can now confirm that Petchy, James, and Oliver were all children of Daniel Pask (1711-1763). In addition, we found that Mary Pask was also the daughter of Daniel, and the mother of John & Daniel Dorling.

This means that siblings Oliver, and Mary, previously unassigned to a family chart are now part of Chart 02-2. Also that James the progenitor of chart 25, is now also assigned to Chart 02-2.

This information will be included in the next website update.

Monday, March 22, 2010

George & Sarah Ann Pask née Newton

This information relates to Chart 18 , Joseph Pask, (1761 - 1831) who lived in Caythorpe, Lincolnshire.

Yesterday we received a transcript of the marriage of George Pask and Sarah Ann Newton that took place on 18 August 1896 in the parish of Colyton, Devon. George was residing at the time in Belper Derbyshire. He was a Foreman Platelayer at that time, so inevitably his job on the railway must have taken him to Devon.

I have managed to find them in the 1901 census living in Belper, and then in the 1911 census in Romiley, Cheshire. They had three children Lily (1897-1994), Ida Lucy (1899-1997), and George (1906-1974).

George & Sarah finally lived in the Coalville registration district, where they both reached their nineties. Sarah died in 1952, and George in 1967 after 56 years of marriage.

The marriage transcript was kindly provided by Des Gander as a result of the Guild of One-Name Studies (GOONS) Marriage Challenge for Axminster registration district. The Marriage Challenge is a Guild Project in which volunteers (Challengers) search for marriage entries in the deposited Parish Registers for a particular Registration District (RD) for the period 1837 to 1911.

This information will be included in the next website update.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Chart 51 - Descendants of Joseph & Mary Pask

This information relates to Chart 51, the descendants of John & Mary Pask who lived in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire in the 1840-1860s.

A new chart will be available in the next update - Chart 51. Whilst this is a small chart, it contains seven generations. We have compiled it in the hope of identifying where Joseph originated from, and his link to one of the major trees.

From the 1851 census for Hooks Drove, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, Joseph was listed as aged 65 born in Thorney, the Head of Household. He was living together with his wife Mary, who was born in Pinchbeck, Lincolnshire. She died in 1853 in the Wisbech registration district, and Joseph died in 1859.

We are trying to establish when they married (c1825), and what Mary's maiden name was.

Their only son John married Emily Liquorice on 17 July 1861 in St. Mary, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. John & Emily have currently 14 known descendants.

This information will be included in the next website update.