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.