several PASK families that immigrated to New Zealand.
Pask—The most well researched New Zealander.
James was born in 1835 in Thundersley. He was the son of
James Horton PASK and
Julia ASPLIN. James
had originally immigrated with his father to Australia.
In 1861 he married Maria
MITCHELL. They had five children. Sometime between 1861
and 1864, James and Maria immigrated from Australia to Tawa
a district of Wellington, New Zealand.
On the death of Maria, James married Mary
ALLEN on 21 April 1870. They subsequently had a further
nine children. In approximately 1877 they moved to Feilding,
More information on James
PASK and his family is available in the detailed narratives
section. Additionally there is a family chart of the descendants
of James Horton PASK.
On 21 July 1905, two days before James'
death, he had a family gathering, and a superb photograph
|L-R back row Elizabeth, Mary, Walter, Jane, David,
L-R middle row Annie, James, his wife Mary (nee Allen),
L-R front row Edward, Frances, James and Margaret
details all people in all locations. To search for the
country, city or town choose Edit > Find, and specify
During Easter 2004, a reunion of the descendants
of the James Pask was held in Feilding, New Zealand. The
event was organized by Dianne BAIRD, and attended by 120
James was descended from the Essex
progenitor John PASK.
In the narratives section, the icon
indicates John's descendants.
A more recent immigrant to New Zealand was Chris Pask who originates
from Hartest, Suffolk. Chris founded C
J Pask Winery in 1985 together with his daughter Tessa McKay.
Chris literally pioneered grape plantings at Gimblett Road, Hawkes
Bay in 1982 - a move viewed with some scepticism at the time.
The winery now owns and manages over 142 hectares of vineyard
in Gimblett Road, arguably the leading viticultural site in New
Chris is descended from the Suffolk
progenitor John PASK. In
the narratives section, the icon indicates
Sincere thanks to co-researchers
for contacting us and sharing their research, in particular Graeme
Adams, Dianne Baird, Tony Cairns, Julie McLennan, and Don &
Rae Scott. You can find co-researchers listed in the citations
for the individual narratives.
If you can provide additional information or
photographs on these families, or other families in New Zealand
please contact us.