Sunday, January 31, 2016

Greater London Burial Index

Last Friday, Find My Past included in their records The Greater London Burial Index. 

The Greater London Burial Index is a collection of:

  • Middlesex Burials & Memorial Inscriptions
  • South London Burials Index 1545-1905
  • City of London Burials 1754-1855
  • Middlesex Burials 1538-1992
We found, and compiled a spreadsheet of :
PASKs    52
PASKEs    1
As these records mainly cover the late 1700s to early 1800s, so far we have only been able to identify, and include in our database, 19 of these records. 
11 from Family Group 02-2 Suffolk
  6 from
Family Group 6 Suffolk
These records will be included in the next website update.

If you have PASK ancestors that lived in London, during this period, do contact us and we will provide more details.  

Friday, January 22, 2016

Suffolk Baptisms and Marriages

Find My Past have recently included in their records Suffolk Baptism Index 1538-1911, and Suffolk Marriage Index.

Suffolk Baptism Index 1538-1911
The Suffolk Baptism Index was created by the Suffolk Family History Society. The index includes 351 parishes and 747,204 records across the East Anglian county. We found:

PASKs    247
PASKEs  248
PARSKs     2
Whilst we have a lot of the baptisms, kindly provided by the Suffolk researchers, we have compiled a spreadsheet. We are checking the entries, and adding any new ones to the database. 

During the past week, we have added information on baptisms. In particular PASK-related families in Lawshall, and Cockfield, Suffolk. 

Charlotte Pask married Daniel Lambert and they had eleven children. They in turn had several children, and subsequently this resulted in an additional 47 new narratives. 

Suffolk Marriage Index
The transcription consists of tens of thousands of entries, between 1536 and 1902, and covering over 433 out of approximately 500 parishes of the County of Suffolk. We found:
PASKs      49
PASKEs    48
PARSKs     3
Most of these marriages are already included in our database. However, similarly, we have created a spreadsheet and are checking the entries, and adding any new ones to the database. 

The website is currently being updated with this information today. There are now a total of 11,278 detailed narratives available on the website and 18,336 (48 new) people in our database. 

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Website Update 13 January 2016

The website was updated today, Wednesday 13 January 2016. The main focus of the updates were:
Charles PASK (c1734-1805) lived in Dingestow, and Cwmcarvan, Monmouthshire. He married Jane Cowcum, and their descendants span eight generations.

Michael R.A. Paske, has been writing to us since 2012. He provided a photograph of his great-grandfather Amos Paske's, grocery shop in North Woolwich. He has also provided extensive information passed to him after the death of his cousin Edith Jean Philipott. This information will be included in a future website update.
Simultaneously, we heard for the first time, from Michael A. Paske, who now lives in Texas. He is the great-grandson of William Paske from Kansas. William, and his brother Amos, were both born in Abergavenny Monmouthshire. In the 1870s, Amos, and his brother William immigrated to Kansas. However, Amos and his wife Jane returned c1885 and moved to Woolwich. 

The two Michaels are now in touch with each other and exchanging family history. Fortunately based on information from Michael, and the assistance of, we have been able to include a lot of missing pieces of the remaining Kansas famly.

This information relates to the main Suffolk tree - descendants of John & Mirabel Pask née Sparrow, born c1680 who lived in Wickhambrook, Suffolk. In particular descendants of John Pask (1709-179) their first son. 

As a follow-on from the previous website update, additional information was kindly provided by Derek Mouland, from Australia, on his grandfather Charles Mouland, and his wife Annie Elizabeth Pask.

  This information relates to Chart 6 - Unknown Pask who lived in Kedington, Suffolk.

We have now included all the relevant information kindly provided by Terence Farrant's extensive summary of several generations of the descendants of Susan Paske, who married Joseph Coote in 1856 in Kedington, Suffolk.   

  Thomas PASK was born in 1820 in Upminster, Essex. He was the son of Thomas PASK. Thomas married Hannah PARISH on 25 December 1840 in The Parish Church, Upminster, Essex. Thomas was a Cordwainer.

Just before Christmas we heard from the granddaughter of Malcolm 'Patrick' Pask, who died at the age of 19 in a road accident. Malcolm was the grandson of Bertram Lionel Pask, who died in WWI. Bertram never knew his son, Gordon Mons Aisne Pask. Similiarily, Gordon died in WWII, Malcolm was aged 7 at the time. Malcolm never knew his daughter Joy, as he died before she was born. 

41 new narratives have been added since the last update on 1 November 2015. There is now a total of 11,231 detailed narratives available on the website and 18,288 (73 new) people in our database. 

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