Thursday, April 22, 2010

Descendants of Joshua & Jane Rebecca Pask née Harley

This information relates to Chart 10, the descendants of John & Frances Pask née Haffinden who originated from Thundersley, Essex.

Yesterday Sue Keefe, one of our long standing Pask researchers provided the 1904 marriage certificate for Rose Pask, also known as Rose Smith. She married Alfred William White on 7 November 1904 in The Parish Church, Old Ford, London.

Sue also provided the 1911 census information, this together with later birth registrations with the mother's maiden name of Pask, shows that Alfred & Rose had five children:

  1. Lily White b. 1906 in Bethnal Green
  2. Ivy White b. 1907 in Bethnal Green
  3. Alfred White b. 1909 in Leyton Essex
  4. Walter W. White b. 1914 in the West Ham registration district
  5. Doris B. White b. 1916 in the West Ham registration district
In the census of 2 April 1911, Alfred & Rose and their three oldest children were living at 78 Stewart Road Leyton, he was a Commercial Clerk.

Thanks to Sue for this information which will be included in the next website update.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Descendants of Augustine Thomas & Jane Pask née Parry

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

Whilst including one of the tributes from the website Lasting Tribute, we identified that Jeffery Pask (1938-2009) from Swansea was the son of William Henry & Margaret Pask née Millman. However we did not know who his father William's parents were.

After checking in the 1911 census, it was realised that his parents were Augustine Thomas & Jane Pask née Parry. William Henry, and his brother Augustine Clifford (known as Clifford), were living in Nantyffyllon Glamorganshire, with their widowed mother Jane Thomas née Parry, and half-brothers Fredy, Robert, and Ivor Thomas. After the death of their father Augustine in 1896 she had married Frederick William Thomas.

William's father Augustine had died at the early age of 32. He was employed as a Carpenter at the New Post Office, Westgate Street, Cardiff. On the 21 December 1895 by some means the scaffolding gave way and he fell to the floor across some girders. He was picked up unconscious and conveyed to the infirmary where he died from the injuries received at 7am on the 12 January 1896.

This links William Henry to the main Monmouthshire progenitor Isaac Paske.
This information will be included in the next website update.

Lasting Tribute

As a follow-on from yesterday's blog titled Australia's Largest Online Memorial, the Guild of One-Name Studies also mentioned last week a similar site in the UK - Lasting Tribute.

There are 35 Pask, Paske, and Pasque entries, although several are duplicated. In the past we have included some from Lasting Tribute, however the website is growing in popularity and now includes a lot more. These include:
  • PASK, Jeffrey from Swansea
  • PASK, Lavina from Nottingham
  • PASK, Ada May from Nottingham
  • PASK, Ida May from Nottingham
  • PASK, Marjorie from Grimsby
  • PASK, Bernard from Bath
  • PASK, Phyllis Daisy from Hull
  • PASK, Barbara Mary from Bristol
  • PASK, John from Grimsby
  • PASK, Louise from Grimsby
  • PASK,  Clare Louise from Grimsby
  • PASK ? from Derby
  • PASK, Michael Ivan from Leicestershire
  • PASKE, Gwendoline Hilda from Bristol
  • PASKE, Reginald George Bristol
  • PASKE Dennis Albert Bristol
  • PASKE, Brunhilde (Helga) Maria Christina Bristol
  • PASQUE-BISHOPRICK, Hilary from Hull
Over the course of time, these tributes will be included in the database, and updated on the website.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Australia's Largest Online Memorial

Recently, through the Guild of One-Name Studies, I heard about the Heaven Address website - Australia's Largest Online Memorial. This website provides obituaries, funeral notifications, and burial records for Australia, and New Zealand.

The 9 Pask(e) records found were predominately from Macquarie Park Cemetery and Crematorium, Sydney Delhi and Plassey Roads, North Ryde, NSW Australia. In some circumstances they covered over members of their families. These included:

  • Francis Pask died 1991
  • Irene Emily Pask née Starr died 1982 (wife of Francis)
  • Walter Otto Paul Paske died 1984
  • Hildegard Freda Paske died 2004 (wife of Walter)
  • Colin Leonard Pask died 2007 
  • Mrytle Colleen Pask née Taylor died before 2007 (wife of Colin)
  • Robin Hugh Pask died 2007
  • Eliza Eileen Pask died 1945
All these records are currently not linked to a main family, except Colin Leonard Pask who was the son of Leonard Pask. So hopefully someone will be able to provide more information that will enable us to associate them with a family group. 

In the meantime, I have recorded all the New South Wales births, marriages, and death indexes. In these BMDs, there is the following Pask, Paske, and Pasque information:
  1. Births 1788-1909: 25 entries
  2. Marriages 1788-1959 26 entries
  3. Deaths 1788-1979 52 entries
This information will included in the next website update.

Friday, April 09, 2010

Descendants of William Henry & Mary Isabella Maguire née Pask

This information relates to the descendants of James (1818-1882) & Mary Pask née Crocks, who lived in Shoreditch, London.

This week Clare Marshall contacted us regarding her grandmother Mary Isabella Pask, who was born in 1872 in Gloucester, Gloucestershire. She was the daughter of John Joseph & Mary Pask née Lee. Mary married William Henry Maguire on 20 March 1893 in St. Ann's, Tottenham, Middlesex. William, known as Henry, had the unusual occupation of a Whalebone Cutter. He was later an Insurance Agent, and an Alderman of the City of London.

Clare has provided information on their children, together with their known descendants:

This information will be included in the next website update.

Many thanks to Clare for providing us with a substantial amount of information on their descendants.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Website Update 4 April 2010

The website was updated yesterday, Sunday 4 April, it is packed with new information, including:

135 new narratives have been added - there are now 8,384 narratives on the website, with 12,262 people in the database (including living people).

Also information, as detailed in the blogs titled:
The following charts were amended:
Lincolnshire charts 01, 03, 11, 18, 19, 30
Suffolk charts 02, 02-1, 02-2, 06, 07, 26, 35
Essex charts 10, 38
London & Miscelleanous Charts 13, 41, 43, 51
A full list of the recent changes to the narratives is available in the New or Changed Narratives section.