John William PASKS1

#10726
Last Edited=17 May 2008
      As of 24 December 1587, John lived at Cwmcarvan, Monmouthshire.1

Sources of Information:

  1. [S343] E-mail from Paula Payne to Stuart & Teresa Pask dated 23 February 2008: Bond found in Gwent Record Office - "24th Dec 1587 a John William PASKS of Cwmcarvan had made a bond, but couldn't decipher whom the bond was with. This does prove that there were PASKS in the area in 1587."

Thomas PASK1

#10727, b. 1860, d. 2 December 1878
Last Edited=18 May 2008
     Thomas PASK was born in 1860.1
Thomas died on 2 December 1878 in Talybont, Breconshire; He died as a result of an accident on the Brecon and Merthyr Railway.1,2,3

Sources of Information:

  1. [S4] GRO Indexes to Deaths. "1878/Q4 PASK, Thomas Brecknock 11b 82 age 18."
  2. [S343] E-mail from Paula Payne to Stuart & Teresa Pask dated 14 March 2008: Newspaper report dated 5 December 1878, about a fearful accident on the Brecon & Merthyr Railway. One of the four men killed was Thomas Pask, the fireman.
  3. [S1087] Website The Times Digital Archive 1785-2008 (http://web1.infotrac.galegroup.com: ) The Times Newspaper report dated December 4 1878.

William H. JONES1

#10728
Last Edited=24 Mar 2021
     William married Dulciebel Helen HARDING, daughter of John Robert HARDING and Ethling PASK, in 1924 in the Newport registration district. They lived in the Magor / Undy area in Monmouthshire.2,3
William & Dulciebel Jones née Harding were in an undated photograph, taken c1930.2,4
On 29 September 1939, in the 1939 National Register, William and his wife Dulciebel, were listed as living at Highfield, Undy, Chepstow, Monmouthshire. He was born on 14 October 1894, and his occupation was a Bricklayer. There were 2 redacted entries, assumed to be their daughters Roma, and Maureen.5
William was in a three generation family photograph.6

Children of William H. JONES and Dulciebel Helen HARDING

Sources of Information:

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes to Marriages. "1924/Q1 JONES, William H. HARDING Newport, M. 11a 374."
  2. [S343] E-mail from Paula Payne to Stuart & Teresa Pask dated 21 January 2008.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes to Marriages. "1924/Q1 JONES, William H. = HARDING, Dulciebel H. JONES Newport, M. 11a 374."
  4. [S3170] Scanned photograph of daughter of John & Ethling Harding née Pask Dulciebel Jones née Harding. Kindly provided by Paula Payne.
  5. [S5502] Website FindmyPast: 1939 Register: RG101 7473G 011.
  6. [S3175] Scanned photograph of Jones née Harding Family. Kindly provided by Paula Payne.
  7. [S343] E-mail from Paula Payne to Stuart & Teresa Pask dated 16 May 2008.

Roma Gertrude JONES1

#10729, b. 1924
Last Edited=23 Mar 2021
     Roma Gertrude JONES was born on 1924, in the Chepstow registration district.1 She was the daughter of William H. JONES and Dulciebel Helen HARDING.2
On 29 September 1939, in the 1939 Register, Roma was assumed to be living with her parents at Highfield, Undy, Chepstow, Monmouthshire. Her entry in the Register is redacted, due to age.3
Roma married William M. BENNETT in 1943 in the Caerleon registration district.2,4
She was in a four generation family photograph.5,6
Roma was in a three generation family photograph.7

Child of Roma Gertrude JONES and William M. BENNETT

  • Christine E. BENNETT2

Sources of Information:

  1. [S2] GRO Indexes to Births. "GRO Online Index: 1924/Q3 JONES, Roma Gertrude HARDING Chepstow 11a 5."
  2. [S343] E-mail from Paula Payne to Stuart & Teresa Pask dated 16 May 2008.
  3. [S5502] Website FindmyPast: 1939 Register: RG101 7473G 011.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes to Marriages. "1943/Q3 BENNETT, William M. = JONES, Roma G. Caerleon 11a 603."
  5. [S343] E-mail from Paula Payne to Stuart & Teresa Pask dated 21 January 2008.
  6. [S3166] Scanned photograph of Ethling (Etty) with her daughter Dulciebel (Dulcie) granddaughter Roma and great-granddaughter Christine. Kindly provided by Paula Payne.
  7. [S3175] Scanned photograph of Jones née Harding Family. Kindly provided by Paula Payne.

Raymond Colin JONES1

#10730, b. 1932, d. 1938
Last Edited=23 Mar 2021
     Raymond Colin JONES's birth was registered in 1932 in the Chepstow registration district.1 He was the son of William H. JONES and Dulciebel Helen HARDING.2
Raymond's death was registered in 1938 in the Chepstow registration district.2,3

Sources of Information:

  1. [S2] GRO Indexes to Births. "GRO Online Index: 1932/Q2 JONES, Raymond Colin HARDING Chepstow 11a 10."
  2. [S343] E-mail from Paula Payne to Stuart & Teresa Pask dated 16 May 2008.
  3. [S4] GRO Indexes to Deaths. "GRO Online Index: 1938/Q3 JONES, Raymond Colin Chepstow 11a 4 age 6."

Hilda GRUBB1,2

#10734, b. 14 September 1914, d. 14 January 2002
Last Edited=29 Mar 2021
Hilda Knight née Grubb
(1914 - 2002)
Taken on her wedding day 28 August 1937
Photograph kindly provided by her daughter Paula Payne
     Hilda GRUBB was born on 14 September 1914 in 28 Bright Street, Reading, Berkshire.3,4,5,6
Hilda married Clifford William George KNIGHT, son of Thomas Henry KNIGHT and Millicent Gertrude PASK, on 28 August 1937 in St. Mary's Church, Reading, Berkshire.1,5,7
Hilda and Clifford were in a photograph taken on their wedding day, 28 August 1937.5
Cliff & Hilda’s first home was at 92 Gloucester Road, Malmesbury. However when their first child Peter was born on 6 December 1938 they were living at 67 Gloucester Road, which was directly opposite their first house. By August 1939 they had moved to Chippenham.5
On 29 September 1939, in the 1939 National Register, Hilda and her husband Clifford, were listed as living at 11a Clift Avenue, Chippenham, Wiltshire. She was born on 14 September 1914, and her occupation was Unpaid Domestic Duties. Also listed was their son Peter.6
In June 1949 Cliff's parents gave him a piece of land at Llandevaud to build a bungalow, so they moved to Wales. While this property was being build they lived with his family at Ivy Cottage.
As that time, living at the cottage were his parents, Thomas & Gertrude, Vina and Tony, Horace's son. This made eight people in total living in a two-bedroom cottage. The thought behind this was that if they all lived there the cottage would be classed, as overcrowded and the building go-ahead would be quickly approved. This didn't quite work out; they all lived at Ivy Cottage for the next two years. It must have been very hard all living on top of each other especially for Hilda. She had always lived in an urban environment and had to adapt to rural surroundings with no flushing toilet or bathroom, no shops, and a good half hour walk to the local bus service, just to name a few of the adjustments she had to make, but she adapted really well to this way of life.5
Cliff & Hilda realised their vision and built Brookside, they had numerous difficulties along the way. Money was limited also materials due to post war depression, they saved on labour costs by digging their own foundations, not a task to be taken on lightly.
They took an active part in the village life; Cliff was involved with parish committee and Hilda a member of Mothers Union and Womens Institute. They were both involved in the Llandevaud Horticultural Show.5
In 1969, Cliff & Hilda had another bungalow built on an adjoining piece of land to Brookside called Sonning.5 They lived there until moving in the 1970s to 20a Newcastle Road, Reading.5 However they only lived in Reading for about 3 years, they then moved to 40 Gilslake Avenue, Brentry Bristol. They stayed in Bristol for the remainder of their lives.5
Hilda and Clifford were in a photograph, taken in their later years.5
Her husband, Clifford, died on 14 April 1998 in Southmead Hosptal, Bristol, Gloucestershire, at the age of 89.5,8,9
Hilda died on 14 January 2002 in Coombe Elderly Persons Home, Bristol, Gloucestershire, at the age of 87.5,3
They were both cremated, and their son Peter & daughter Paula scattered their ashes under a lovely tree on Llandevaud Common just outside their first bungalow, Brookside.5

Children of Hilda GRUBB and Clifford William George KNIGHT

  • Peter John KNIGHT1
  • Pauline Margaret KNIGHT1

Sources of Information:

  1. [S343] E-mail from Paula Payne to Stuart & Teresa Pask dated 18 May 2008.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes to Marriages. "1934/Q3 GRUBB, Hilda KNIGHT Reading 2c 1199."
  3. [S4] GRO Indexes to Deaths. "Hilda Knight Birth Date: 14 Sep 1914 Death Registration Month/Year: Jan 2002 Age at death (estimated): 87 Registration district: Bristol Inferred County: Gloucestershire Register number: E22C Entry Number: 179."
  4. [S2] GRO Indexes to Births. "1914/Q4 GRUBB, Hilda WARTON Reading 2c 630."
  5. [S343] E-mail from Paula Payne to Stuart & Teresa Pask dated 19 May 2008.
  6. [S5502] Website FindmyPast: 1939 Register: RG101 7108D 011.
  7. [S3] GRO Indexes to Marriages. "1934/Q3 KNIGHT, Clifford W. G. = GRUBB, Hilda Reading 2c 1199."
  8. [S5509] Website FindmyPast: Miscellaneous Collections: England & Wales Deaths 1837-2007
    1998/Q2 KNIGHT, Clifford William G. 12Apr1909 Bristol (3011G) Reg G17C Ent 231.
  9. [S4999] Website UK Government Probate Search Service: KNIGHT CLIFFORD WILLIAM GEORGE 15 June 1998 9851409711 14 April 1998 Grant and will Bristol.

Clifford William George KNIGHT1,2

#10737, b. 12 April 1909, d. 14 April 1998
Last Edited=30 Mar 2021
Clifford William George Knight
(1909 - 1998)
Taken on his wedding day 28 August 1937
Photograph kindly provided by his daughter Paula Payne
     Clifford William George KNIGHT was born on 12 April 1909 in 52 London Street, Maindee, Newport, Monmouthshire.1,2,3,4 He was the son of Thomas Henry KNIGHT and Millicent Gertrude PASK.1
In the census of 2 April 1911 in 52 London Street, Newport, Monmouthshire, he was listed as aged 1 born in Maindee Newport, the son of Thomas Henry KNIGHT.5
He initially started full-time education at Maindee School on the 1 September 1914, he then left there on 5 July 1915 and started at Llandevaud School on 30 August 1915. He didn’t attended Llandevaud School for long because he left on 8 October 1915 - the register stated "gone to Maindee". He then started again at Llandevaud School in November 1916, when his parents purchased Ivy Cottage. He stayed at Llandevaud School until he was 14, the school leaving age at that time.1
Thomas was in a photograph taken probably c1918, together with his father Thomas Knight, sheepshearing on the farm.6
His driving licences show that he was still living at Ivy Cottage from 1932 to 1935. It has not been identified what job he did when he left school but from about the age of 20 he worked as a bus driver for a local firm, Fishers Bus Services. The Red & White Bus Company took over this firm in 1930 and he continued to work for them until he moved away from Llandevaud.
In 1935 at the age of 26 he transferred from Red & White Bus Company to driving tankers for Bulwark Transport at Wiltshire. Both these firms were part of the United Transport Group. He was delivering milk from the Chippenham area to London. During 1936-37, he was living in digs at 48 Market Place Chippenham. He moved in 1937-8 but remained in the Chippenham area. In 1937-38 he lived in Malmesbury, and was living there when he married. During this time, he won several National Safety First Association Diplomas for having been free from accidents. It is not sure when he finished working for Bulwark, although he would recall how he drove a lorry through the war, and how he drove through the blackouts on sidelights only. At one point, he worked at Westinghouse.1
Clifford married Hilda GRUBB on 28 August 1937 in St. Mary's Church, Reading, Berkshire.7,1,8
Clifford and Hilda were in a photograph taken on their wedding day, 28 August 1937.1
Cliff & Hilda’s first home was at 92 Gloucester Road, Malmesbury. However when their first child Peter was born on 6 December 1938 they were living at 67 Gloucester Road, which was directly opposite their first house. By August 1939 they had moved to Chippenham.1
On 29 September 1939, in the 1939 National Register, Clifford and his wife Hilda, were listed as living at 11a Clift Avenue, Chippenham, Wiltshire. He was born on 12 April 1909, and his occupation was a Heavy Worker Driver Bulk Milk Transport. Also listed was their son Peter.4
In June 1949 Cliff's parents gave him a piece of land at Llandevaud to build a bungalow, so they moved to Wales. While this property was being build they lived with his family at Ivy Cottage.
As that time, living at the cottage were his parents, Thomas & Gertrude, Vina and Tony, Horace's son. This made eight people in total living in a two-bedroom cottage. The thought behind this was that if they all lived there the cottage would be classed, as overcrowded and the building go-ahead would be quickly approved. This didn't quite work out; they all lived at Ivy Cottage for the next two years. It must have been very hard all living on top of each other especially for Hilda. She had always lived in an urban environment and had to adapt to rural surroundings with no flushing toilet or bathroom, no shops, and a good half hour walk to the local bus service, just to name a few of the adjustments she had to make, but she adapted really well to this way of life.1
Cliff & Hilda realised their vision and built Brookside, they had numerous difficulties along the way. Money was limited also materials due to post war depression, they saved on labour costs by digging their own foundations, not a task to be taken on lightly.
They took an active part in the village life; Cliff was involved with parish committee and Hilda a member of Mothers Union and Womens Institute. They were both involved in the Llandevaud Horticultural Show.1
In 1969, Cliff & Hilda had another bungalow built on an adjoining piece of land to Brookside called Sonning.1 They lived there until moving in the 1970s to 20a Newcastle Road, Reading.1 However they only lived in Reading for about 3 years, they then moved to 40 Gilslake Avenue, Brentry Bristol. They stayed in Bristol for the remainder of their lives.1
Clifford and Hilda were in a photograph, taken in their later years.1
Clifford died on 14 April 1998 in Southmead Hosptal, Bristol, Gloucestershire, at the age of 89.1,9,10
His estate was probated on 15 June 1998 at the Bristol Probate Registry, Bristol, Gloucestershire.10
They were both cremated, and their son Peter & daughter Paula scattered their ashes under a lovely tree on Llandevaud Common just outside their first bungalow, Brookside.1

Children of Clifford William George KNIGHT and Hilda GRUBB

  • Peter John KNIGHT7
  • Pauline Margaret KNIGHT7

Sources of Information:

  1. [S343] E-mail from Paula Payne to Stuart & Teresa Pask dated 19 May 2008.
  2. [S2] GRO Indexes to Births. "GRO Online Index: 1909/Q2 KNIGHT, Clifford William George PASK Newport, M. 11a 261."
  3. [S4] GRO Indexes to Deaths. "GRO Online Index: 1998/Q2 KNIGHT, Clifford William George Bristol (3011G) Reg G17C Ent 231 Born 1909."
  4. [S5502] Website FindmyPast: 1939 Register: RG101 7108D 011.
  5. [S5551] Image of the 1911 Census: RG14PN31986 RG78PN1840 RD587 SD2 ED27 SN448.
  6. [S3172] Scanned photograph of Thomas Knight and his young son Cliff Knight sheepshearing. Kindly provided by Paula Payne.
  7. [S343] E-mail from Paula Payne to Stuart & Teresa Pask dated 18 May 2008.
  8. [S3] GRO Indexes to Marriages. "1934/Q3 KNIGHT, Clifford W. G. = GRUBB, Hilda Reading 2c 1199."
  9. [S5509] Website FindmyPast: Miscellaneous Collections: England & Wales Deaths 1837-2007
    1998/Q2 KNIGHT, Clifford William G. 12Apr1909 Bristol (3011G) Reg G17C Ent 231.
  10. [S4999] Website UK Government Probate Search Service: KNIGHT CLIFFORD WILLIAM GEORGE 15 June 1998 9851409711 14 April 1998 Grant and will Bristol.

Hazel Rose COWELL1,2

#10740, b. 6 June 1937, d. 7 July 1984
Last Edited=30 Mar 2021
     Hazel Rose COWELL was born on 6 June 1937, in the Ledbury registration district; Her parents were John E. & Ethel COWELL née DOWNES, a Farmer.3,2,4
On 29 September 1939, in the 1939 National Register, Hazel was living with her parents at Sparchall Bockett Road, Tarrington, Herefordshire. Her date of birth was, incorrectly, given as 6 June 1936.2
Hazel married Peter John KNIGHT, son of Clifford William George KNIGHT and Hilda GRUBB, on 9 May 1962 in Tarrington, Herefordshire.1
Hazel died on 7 July 1984 in 48 St. Margaret's Road, Chelmsford, Essex, at the age of 47.1,5,6,7
Her estate was probated on 18 September 1984 at the Ipswich Probate Registry, Ipswich, Suffolk.6

Children of Hazel Rose COWELL and Peter John KNIGHT

  • Philip KNIGHT1
  • Andrew KNIGHT1

Sources of Information:

  1. [S343] E-mail from Paula Payne to Stuart & Teresa Pask dated 19 May 2008.
  2. [S5502] Website FindmyPast: 1939 Register: RG101 5161I 002.
  3. [S4] GRO Indexes to Deaths. "Hazel Rose Knight Birth Date: 6 Jun 1937 Death Registration Month/Year: Jul 1984 Age at death (estimated): 47 Registration district: Colchester Inferred County: Essex Volume: 9 Page: 1694."
  4. [S2] GRO Indexes to Births. "1937/Q3 COWELL, Hazel R. DOWNES Ledbury 6a 696."
  5. [S4] GRO Indexes to Deaths. "GRO Online Index: 1984/Q3 KNIGHT, Hazel Rose Colchester (4691A) 9 1694 Born 1937."
  6. [S4999] Website UK Government Probate Search Service: KNIGHT, Hazel Rose of 48 St Margarets Rd Chelmsford died 7 July 1984 Administration Ipswich 18 September Not exceeding E40000 8451510742X.
  7. [S5509] Website FindmyPast: Miscellaneous Collections: England & Wales Deaths 1837-2007
    1984/Q3 KNIGHT, Hazel Rose 6Jun1937 Colchester (4691A) 9 1694.

Iris Maretta STEVENS1

#10749, b. 1907
Last Edited=31 Mar 2021
     Iris Maretta STEVENS's birth was registered in 1907 in the Newport registration district.1 She was the daughter of Henry STEVENS and Alice Mary PASK.2

When Rita's mother Alice Mary Stevens née Pask died, she was brought up by her mother's sister Bessie.2
In the census of 2 April 1911 in 38 Agincourt Street, Newport, Monmouthshire, she was listed as aged 3 born in Newport, the daughter of Henry STEVENS.3
Iris married William J. PASSMORE in 1932 in the Parish Church of St. John, Mandie, Newport, Monmouthshire. He was the son of a Newport Fireman. The best man was Mr W. A. TOBITT, brother-in-law of the bridegroom. The bridesmaid was Miss Melvina (Vina) KNIGHT, cousin of the bride.4,5
She was in a photograph taken on 13 March 1981, when her aunt Bessie Harding née Pask was celebrating her 100th birthday, together with her aunt Hilda Osman née Pask.6

Child of Iris Maretta STEVENS and William J. PASSMORE

  • June PASSMORE4

Sources of Information:

  1. [S2] GRO Indexes to Births. "GRO Online Index: 1907/Q3 STEVENS, Iris Maretta PASK Newport, M. 11a 245."
  2. [S343] E-mail from Paula Payne to Stuart & Teresa Pask dated 17 May 2008.
  3. [S5551] Image of the 1911 Census: RG14PN31962 RG78PN1840 RD587 SD2 ED3 SN205.
  4. [S343] E-mail from Paula Payne to Stuart & Teresa Pask dated 19 June 2008.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes to Marriages. "1932/Q4 PASSMORE, William J. = STEVENS, Iris M. Newport M. 11a 409."
  6. [S3176] Scanned photograph of Bessie Harding née Pask celebrating her 100th birthday together with her sister Hilda Louisa Harding née Pask and neice Rita Stevens. Kindly provided by Paula Payne. Click to view the photograph of Bessie Harding née Pask celebrating her 100th birthday on 13 March 1981, together with his sister Hilda Louisa Harding née Pask, and her neice Rita Stevens

Malvina Fornetta KNIGHT1,2

#10750, b. 26 December 1913, d. 14 April 2007
Last Edited=30 Mar 2021
     Malvina Fornetta KNIGHT was born on 26 December 1913, in the Newport registration district.1,2,3 She was the daughter of Thomas Henry KNIGHT and Millicent Gertrude PASK.1
She was in a family group photograph taken in 1930 at Ivy Cottage, Llandevaud, Monmouthshire.4
Malvina Fornetta KNIGHT was a Bridesmaid at the marriage of William J. PASSMORE and her cousin Iris Maretta STEVENS in 1932 in Parish Church of St. John, Mandie, Newport, Monmouthshire; The best man was Mr W. A. TOBITT, brother-in-law of the bridegroom. The bridesmaid was Miss Melvina (Vina) KNIGHT, cousin of the bride.5,6
Malvina married Leslie Reginald EMBREY in 1938 in the Caerleon registration district. There were no known children.7
On 29 September 1939, in the 1939 National Register, Malvina and her husband Leslie, were listed as living, with her parents at Ivy Cottage, Llandevaud, Monmouthshire. She was born on 26 December 1913, and her occupation was Unpaid Domestic Duties. [MO]; Also listed was their daughter Malvina, and her husband Leslie Embrey.3
Her husband's, Leslie, death was registered in 1954 in the Newport registration district.8
Malvina married William Curtis HUMPHREY in 1954 in the Caerleon registration district.9
Her husband, William, died on 16 February 1975 in Spring Acres, Llanmartin Road, Langstone, Newport, Monmouthshire, at the age of 68.10,11
Malvina died on 14 April 2007, at the age of 93, and her death was registered in the Monmouth registration district.1,12
Her estate was probated on 6 August 2007 at the Cardiff Probate Registry, Cardiff, Glamorganshire; A copy is available upon request.13

Sources of Information:

  1. [S343] E-mail from Paula Payne to Stuart & Teresa Pask dated 20 May 2008.
  2. [S2] GRO Indexes to Births. "GRO Online Index: 1914/Q1 KNIGHT, Malvina Fornetta PASK Newport, M. 11a 463."
  3. [S5502] Website FindmyPast: 1939 Register: RG101 7475F 005.
  4. [S343] E-mail from Paula Payne to Stuart & Teresa Pask dated 7 March 2021.
  5. [S343] E-mail from Paula Payne to Stuart & Teresa Pask dated 19 June 2008.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes to Marriages. "1932/Q4 PASSMORE, William J. = STEVENS, Iris M. Newport M. 11a 409."
  7. [S3] GRO Indexes to Marriages. "1938/Q3 EMBREY, Leslie R. = KNIGHT, Malvina F. Caerleon 11a 545."
  8. [S4] GRO Indexes to Deaths. "GRO Online Index: 1954/Q2 EMBREY, Leslie Reginald Newport, M. 8c 218 age 39."
  9. [S3] GRO Indexes to Marriages. "1954/Q3 HUMPHREY, William C. = EMBREY, Malvina F. Caerleon 8c 447."
  10. [S5509] Website FindmyPast: Miscellaneous Collections: England & Wales Deaths 1837-2007
    1975/Q1 HUMPHREY, William Curtis 11Aug1906 Newport, M. 28 540.
  11. [S4999] Website UK Government Probate Search Service: HUMPHREY, William Curtis of Spring Acres Llanmartin Rd Langstone Newport Gwent died 16 February 1975 Probate Llandaff 24 April £55713 751802608C.
  12. [S4] GRO Indexes to Deaths. "GRO Online Index: 2007/Q2 HUMPHREY, Malvina Fornetta Monmouthshire (8391B) Ref 1B001 Ent. 500127529 Born 1913."
  13. [S4999] Website UK Government Probate Search Service: HUMPHREY MALVINA FORNETTA 06 August 2007 2534379 14 April 2007 Grant and will Cardiff.