Thursday, June 28, 2012

New DNA Results

Another excellent result in the DNA Project.

This information relates to Chart 01, one of Lincolnshire main families - William Pask (c1695-), who lived in Wellingore, Lincolnshire (Stuart's own ancestors).

This information relates to the main Lincolnshire tree - descendants of Johannis [John] and Elizabeth Pask née Archer, who lived in Lincolnshire.

Whilst we cannot found the documentary evidence to link the Lincolnshire families from Chart 1, and Chart 3, today we heard the initial results of the DNA tests currently in progress from a descendant of Chart 3.

Whilst this is only the first 12 of 37 markers, all 12 match with the 3 DNA tests in Chart 1. This is superb news, as this means they all share the same DNA.

The results can be seen on the Family Tree DNA website in the Pask DNA Project. Later next month we will include the results on the DNA website page. Also these families will be merged in the next website update. 

Thank you to all concerned for taking part in the DNA project. We welcome any male Pa(r)s(k)(e)(que) to participate in the Pask DNA Project - do contact us for further details. This is a major contribution to the Pask One-Name Study.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Daughters of John & Elizabeth Paske née Curzon

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 seven generations.

A few weeks ago we were contacted by Michael Paske, the 2 x great-grandson of John & Elizabeth Paske née Curzon. He provided this excellent photograph of five of John & Elizabeth's eight daughters, probably taken in the early 1910s.  

Daughters of John & Elizabeth Paske née Curzon -
Annie Paske (1841-1922), Helen Philpott née Paske (1857-1937), Bess Farr née Paske (1836-1923), 

Maggie Loar née Paske (1849-1930), and 
Sarah Davies née Paske (1837- )

John Paske, was born in Cmwcarvan Monmouthshire in 1805. He married Elizabeth Curzon on 26 March 1834 in Dingestow. They had thirteen children:
  1. Charles Curzon Paske b. 14 Mar 1835, d. May 1835
  2. Elizabeth Paske b. 29 Sep 1836, d. 1927
  3. Sarah Paske b. 29 Dec 1837, d. 1907
  4. John Paske b. 8 Dec 1839, d. 15 Nov 1906
  5. Anne Paske 1841, d. 21 Sep 1922
  6. Mary Paske b. 1843, d. 1863
  7. William Paske b. 24 Aug 1845, d. 1917
  8. Eliza Paske b. 1847, d. 1918
  9. Margaret Paske b. 1849, d. 1930
  10. Thomas Paske b. 1851, d. 1887
  11. Amos Paske b. 1 Aug 1853, d. 30 Nov 1946
  12. Jane Miriam Paske b. 1855
  13. Helen Paske b. 1857, d. 16 Jul 1937
Three of their children immigrated to Kansas, US - William PaskeAmos Paske, and Margaret Paske. Amos and Margaret returned to the UK, however William remained, and died in Kansas in 1917.

With the assistance of Michael, we are currently updating our records to include the descendants of this family. In due course, this will be included on the website.

Many thanks to Michael, for providing access to his extensive, and very interesting, records.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

PASKs & PASKEs Statistics

Just recently we were asked how may PASKs are living.

We estimate that there are around 1,300 PASKs, and 800 PASKEs living around the world.

In the UK there are 1200 PASKs, and only 150 PASKEs. 
In Austrialia there are 200 PASKs, and only 35 PASKEs.
Whilst in America there are 400 PASKs, however the PASKEs are more dominant with 610 PASKEs.

We currently have 15,000 Pa(r)s(k)(e)(que) people (or descendants of) in our database however details of living people are not included online.

If you have the name PASK, or PASKE, or any of the derivatives, and have not already been in contact with us, do let us know - we may need to adjust our estimates!

This was based on information from the websites:

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Chart 13 Combined with Chart 02-2

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

We have now established that James Pask married Caroline Panting in 1840. However in 1842 he was living with Mary Ann Reynolds,  and they had six children. They married in 1852 (perhaps after Caroline's death).

In the census of 30 March 1851, the family were living at 6 Trafalgar Street, Bethnal Green, London. James was a Coffee Roaster. For some time, together with Gary Pask, we have been trying to identify where James originated from. Last week there was a major breakthrough. 

We have over the years compiled a list of all PASK(E)s in the probate indexes, and purchased several wills. I was working on another family and searched to see whether a will was probated in 1863. I did not find anything for that family, but I did find:

Letters of Administration (with the Will annexed) of the Personal estate and effects of James Pask otherwise Paske late of Bury St. Edmunds in the County of Suffolk Leather Cutter deceased who died 3 October 1831 at Bury St. Edmunds aforesaid left unadministered by Samuel Adams and Joseph Paske the Son two of the Executors named in the said Will were granted at the Principal Registry to James Pask of 6 Trafalger-street Church-street Bethnal Green in the County of Middlesex Coffee Roaster the Grandson a Legatee substituted in the said Will he having been first sworn. Former Grant Prerogative Court of Canterbury February 1832. Effects under £200. (See attached)

The will of James Pask is very difficult to read. In the will it mentions his wife Deborah, sons Joseph and James, and his daughter Mary Dorling, wife of John Dorling. Also mentioned was Richard Batchelor, son of my wife Sarah Batchelor, daughter of my wife (children of my wife by her former husband). He appointed as executors Samuel Adams, Joseph Pask (son), and Nathaniel Kevan.
In a marginal note (on the fourth page) it reads:

On 11th June 1863 Admon with the Will amended of the personal estate and effects of James Pask otherwise Paske late of Bury St. Edmunds in the County of Suffolk Leather Cutter who died 13 October 1831 at Bury St. Edmunds aforesaid left unadministered by Samuel Adams deceased whilst .... one of the Executors and Joseph PASKE ... whilst living the Son of the other of the Executors ... the Residuary Legatee named in the said Will was granted to James Pask one of the natural and lawful children of James Pask deceased whilst living the Son also of the said deceased and as such having attained the age of 21 years a Legatic substituted in the said Will be having been first sworn. Nathaniel Kevan the other Executor named in the said Will having died 4 January 1862 without having proved the same the said Joseph Paske having survived the said Samuel Adams and died intestate Deborah Paske widow the relict the ... in life named in the said Will being dead and Emily Catherine Cutting (wife of John Cutting) the ... and the sole person entitled to the ... .. estate and affects of the said John Paske deceased (who died a Widower being ... the Letters of Administration (with the said Will amended) of the unadministered personal estate and effects of the said deceased.

Originally we did not James having a second son called James  – clearly when his father James made the will in 1832, James the son was under the age of 21. He was probably the son of James & Deborah Paske née ?, who married in 1814.  

James, and his descendants are now assigned to Chart 02-2. In the next website update further adjustments will be made, and Chart 13 will be deleted. 

Website Update Tuesday 12 June

The website was updated last night, Tuesday 12 June. The updates included relate mainly to the following charts / family groups:

There are 73 new narratives added since the last update on 1 May. This makes a total of 9,499 detailed narratives now available on the website  - although there was an increase of 127 people, making a total of 15,145 people in our database, including living people.

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