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.