Sunday, August 24, 2014

Website Update 24 August 2014

The website was updated today, Sunday 24 August. This was an extensive update. 171 new narratives have been added since the last update.

The main focus continues to be on the chart / family group 09 - the descendants of John Pask who was a Yeoman of Stradishall, and died in 1577, as detailed in the previous blog Descendants of Colonel Henry Gresham Paske.

This also included the information from Alice Herne née Paske's will, as detailed in the previous blog.

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

Many thanks to all who contributed.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Will of Alice Herne née Paske dated 25 November 1628

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

Earlier this month, Peter Whitlock, a fellow Guild of One-Name Studies member who runs the Whitlock Family Association, contacted us. He wrote:

I am looking for descendants of the two Paske sisters who married Hernes.

Alice Paske married Richard Herne Feb.18,1592 St. Vedast
Jane Paske married Robert Herne Jan.6,1602 St. Vedast

I have Alice (Paske) Herne's very interesting Will. She lists all the children of her sister Jane Herne.
Alice Paske was the daughter of John PASKE Jnr and Mary GOLDSBOROW.

Peter has provided not only a copy of the will, but also a transcript of the will. As he says, it is a very detailed will, and names her sister Jane's children as well as her own children.

We are currently putting all the pieces together, and doing some very interesting research. Richard Herne was Sheriff of London in 1618 - a very prestigious position.

In our research we found the fact that Alice & Richard Herne had a grandson Sir Nathaniel Herne (1629-1679), who married Sarah Ironside, and their son Nathaniel Herne is reputed to be the 7 x great-grandfather of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Lady Diana's 9 x great-uncle.

We plan to include details of Alice's will in the next website update.

Sincere thanks to Peter for kindly providing the will and it's transcript.