Saturday, May 01, 2010

Charles & Esther Paske née Edwards of Monmouthshire

This information relates to Chart 49: Charles PASK (1760-1833) who lived in Dingestow, and Cwmcarvan, Monmouthshire #8663. Charles married Esther EDWARDS in 1789. Their descendants span six generations.

Last Monday, Barbara Griffiths who also belongs to the Guild of One-Name Studies, and is studying the name of PARRY contacted me and wrote:

One of the researchers on the Monmouthshire List has just mentioned some photographs he took in 2008 of tombstones at Cwmcarvan & Trelleck. I notice that there are two Pask, husband and wife Charles & Esther.
Subsequently, I contacted Paul Berndt, who lives in Port Clinton, Ohilo on Sandusky Bay just off Lake Erie. Paul visited the churchyard on May 24, 2008. He took the photographs for a couple - he doesn't have their names, that were at the cemetery the same day. They said that they were involved in a large Pask(e) group.

He very kindly sent us eight photographs of the grave. These are now available in the web album Cwmcarvan, Monmouthshire.

Charles was born in 1760 in Monmouthshire - the actual place and his parents are not known. Charles married Esther Edwards on 27 May 1789 in Llanishen, Monmouthshire. His wife, Esther, was buried on 16 April 1821 in St. Catwyg, Cwmcarvan, Monmouthshire. Charles was buried on 11 January 1833 also in St. Catwyg, Cwmcarvan, Monmouthshire.

Their grave is inscribed:

Sacred to the Memory of Esther wife of Charles Paske of the parish of Dingestow who died 15 April 1821 aged 54 years

Also To the Memory of Charles Paske Widower of the aforesaid who departed this life 8th day of Jan A.D. 1833 aged 73.
Many thanks to Paul, and Barbara for providing this information.