Sunday, September 12, 2010

Website Update 12 September 2010

The website was updated today, Sunday 12 September, it includes information as detailed in the recent blogs:

In addition there are several updates relating to the Lincolnshire Chart 18.

There are 30 new narratives added, making a total of 8,493 detailed narratives now available on the website.

A full list of the recent changes to the narratives is available in the New or Changed Narratives section.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Descendants of Thomas Pask - Chart 39

This information relates to Chart 39 - Thomas PASK, (1766-b1851) who lived in St. Pancras.

Yesterday we received an e-mail from Clare J. Pask, who is the 4 x great-granddaughter of Thomas Pask. and granddaughter of Lawrence Bernard & Victoria Lille Pask née Kirkland.

She has provided information that will be included in chart 39 in the next website update. In addition, we will add some more information on this family, based on the 1911 census.

Many thanks to Clare for the information.

Descendants of Simeon Henry Philip & Lily Ethel Pask née Smith

This information relates to the main Suffolk tree - descendants of John & Mirabel Pask née Sparrow, born c1680 who lived in Wickhambrook, Suffolk.

Yesterday we heard from Claire Burnip née Pask, she is the grand-daughter of Simeon Henry Philip Pask. Claire writes about fond memories of her grandfather:

I always remember my dear grandfather Simeon Henry Philip had a love of horses and discovered during my research that his father Simeon David & his uncle Oliver Pask once owned a taxi firm in Windsor, Eton with horse & carriages.
My Grandfather following the family tradition worked as head gardener to a Mr Clark who was then the Managing Director of His Master's Voice (HMV Records). Mr & Mrs Clark did not have any children but always had Jack Russell dogs as pets. Rather ironic as the famous HMV logo consisted of a Jack Russell sitting beside and peering into a gramophone. My grandfathers brother William also worked alongside him as a gardener at the Clarks country home Black Firs, Fulmer Bucks. Every year the gardens surrounded by woodland famous for its beautiful display of rhododendrons would be opened to the general public. A marquee would be set up on the main lawn and my siblings and I would help the kitchen staff serve teas and homemade cakes. Happy days!!!
Thanks for the memories Claire.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Website Update 6 September 2010

The website was updated yesterday evening, Monday 6 September. This is a minor update, and includes some additional information on the following charts:

Chart 52 is a new chart, and includes the descendants of William Pask who was born in Llanover, and lived in Llangattock, Monmouthshire. He married Jane Hopkin in 1877, and their descendants span five generations.This family is undoubtedly related to the main Monmouthshire family, however no documental evidence is currently available.

A full list of the recent changes to the narratives is available in the New or Changed Narratives section.