Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Descendants of Colonel Henry Gresham Paske

This relates to the descendants of John Pask who was a Yeoman of Stradishall, and died in 1577.

Last Saturday afternoon we had the pleasure and privilege to visit Major "Sam" Gresham Paske MC, together with his son Christopher.

They showed us the Coat of Arms and Pedigree for their family. The pedigree is believed to have been commissioned by Colonel Henry Gresham Paske (1836-1908), between 1885 and 1902. He was Sam's grandfather.

The original scroll was approximately 32 inches wide by 40 inches long, and contained 9 generations descending from John Pask of Stragewell, Suffolk. On a separate scroll, Sam has annotated the chart and included a further four generations.

The motto "virtus flos pulcherimus" means "the power of the flower", and probably refers to the Pasque flower.

We also had the opportunity to see other family memorabilia, from this distinguished family. A superb visit that makes family history research so worthwhile.