Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Website Update Tuesday 15 September 2015

The website was updated yesterday, Tuesday 15 September 2015.

This update focuses on information on the descendants of William Partington Pask from Lincolnshire (Chart 14), as detailed in the blog titled Descendants of William Partington Pask.

At the age of 11, William left Liverpool and signed up on a ship travelling to Australia, as a cabin boy. He settled, and married in Queensland, and had ten children. There is a lot of additional information — several photographs and numerous newspaper articles from the Townville Daily Bulletin.

28 new narratives have been added since the last update on 30 August 2015. There is now a total of 11,031 detailed narratives available on the website and 17,985 (28 new) people in our database.

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

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Descendants of William Partington Pask

This information relates to Chart 14, the descendants of William Pask, (1791 - 1874) Caythorpe, Lincolnshire. 

William Partington Pask (1853-1839)
We were contacted by George & Jan Harlow née Pask, from Queensland Australia. They advised that Jan's grandfather was William Partington Pask who left Liverpool after an argument with his stepfather and stepmother in Liverpool at the Eagle Vault Hotel and signed on a ship travelling to Australia as a cabin boy. After many experiences he married and settled at the Kirk River, west of the coastal town of Townsville, North Queensland.  

William married Margaret Rosina Webster STEWART, and they had ten children. 

We have done some extensive research, particularly in the Trove Digitized Newspapers website, which has provided a wealth of information on this Townsville family. This information will be included in the next website update. 

George & Jan also provided us with ten photographs relating to the family, and their descendants. The photographs are priceless, and have been included in a Picasa Web Album

Sincere thanks for George & Jan contacting us and providing us with this very interesting insight into life in Australia in the early 20th century.