John Hugh HORRELL1,2

#10955, b. 21 August 1931, d. 3 May 2008
Last Edited=4 Apr 2009
     John Hugh HORRELL was born on 21 August 1931 in 58 Denbigh Road, Luton, Bedfordshire. He was the son of John & Florence HORRELL née SPRATLEY.2 At the time of his marriage in in 1966, John was an Electronics Engineer living at 58 Denbigh Road, Luton, Bedfordshire.2
John married Marjorie Helen WOOD, daughter of William Harold WOOD and Evelyn Hayden PULLING, on 19 March 1966 in Christ Church, Inkerman Street, Luton, Bedfordshire. The marriage was witnessed W. M. WOOD [bride's brother], and A. A. PAMPLIN.1,2,3,4
John died on 3 May 2008 in 13 Moor Lane, Maulden, Bedfordshire, at the age of 76.2

Children of John Hugh HORRELL and Marjorie Helen WOOD

  • Jane Louise HORRELL2
  • David John HORRELL2

Sources of Information:

  1. [S3228] Information supplied by an attendee at the Pask Family Gathering 2008.
  2. [S3468] Descendancy Narrative of John PASK from Michael Wood.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes to Marriages. "1966/Q1 WOOD, Marjorie H. HORRELL Luton 4a 388."
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes to Marriages. "1966/Q1 HORRELL, John H. WOOD Luton 4a 388."

Bernard Stanley BILK MBE1

#10956, b. 28 January 1929, d. 2 November 2014
Last Edited=27 Dec 2018
     Bernard Stanley was also known as Acker BILK Bernard Bilk earned the nickname Acker from the Somerset slang for 'friend' or 'mate.1'
Bernard Stanley BILK MBE was born on 28 January 1929 in Pensford, Somerset.1,2 He was the son of William John BILK and Lilian Lydia A. PASKE.1
Bernard married Jean HAWKINS in 1954 in the Norton Radstock registration district.3
Bernard died on 2 November 2014 in Bath's Royal United Hospital, Bath, Somerset, at the age of 85; His death was reported in the Daily Telegraph. It read:
Acker Bilk, the legendary Jazz clarinettist, has died at the age of 85.
The musician, who lived in Pensford, Somerset, died this afternoon at Bath's Royal United Hospital, his manager Pamela Sutton said.
Bilk, known for performing in a garish waistcoat and bowler hat, was the first UK act to top the US charts in the 1960s. His most famous hit, Stranger on the Shore, stayed in the charts for a year after it was released in 1961, winning him four gold discs.

Born Bernard Stanley Bilk , he changed his name to Acker - Somerset slang for mate - after learning to play the clarinet while in the Army.
As a child, his parents tried to encourage him musically, pushing him to learn the piano, but he preferred to be outside playing football.
It was not until his National Service in Egypt before the Suez Crisis, that he developed a love for the clarinet.

"In the army you could borrow musical instruments on loan, and as I'd played recorder a bit as I kid, I took out a clarinet," he said in an interview to mark his 80th birthday. "Before long we got a little band going – the Original Egyptian Stompers."

He took the Ministry of Defence clarinet home with him and started playing in Bristol’s jazz clubs in the 1950s before his big break when he was spotted by a PR playing in a beer bar in Dusseldorf, Germany.
It was as the Bristol Paramount Jazz Band that he and a couple of Pensford locals moved to London in 1951.
Bilk lost three teeth in a school punch-up and half a finger in a sledging accident, which he always maintained were the reasons for his distinctive style.

The musician spent much of his latter years fighting a series of illnesses. In October 1999 he noticed his voice had become hoarse and he suspected growths in the throat - a problem common to many singers.
But after seeking medical advice he was told it was throat cancer and he underwent six weeks of radiotherapy treatment which resulted in a number of shows being played by the band without him.
He also received surgery at least eight times for bladder cancer and had a small stroke in his early eighties.

However he still retained his passion for music and went on performing until 2013.
Mrs Sutton, who was Bilk's personal manager for 45 years, said he had "been ill for some time. He was my great friend and his music was legendary."
"He had a great sense of humour in every way," she added. "He just loved life."

She said that he died around 2pm with his wife Jean by his side, saying that "age caught up with him".
Poet Ian McMillan tweeted: "Goodbye Acker Bilk, creator of one of the great earworms. That shore was strange, but memorable."
He leaves his wife Jean, daughter Jenny and son Pete.4

Children of Bernard Stanley BILK MBE and Jean HAWKINS

  • Peter B. BILK5
  • Jenny BILK6

Sources of Information:

  1. [S2360] Website Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acker_Bilk
  2. [S2] GRO Indexes to Births. "1929/Q1 BILK, Bernard S PASKE Clutton 5c 583."
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes to Marriages. "1954/Q4 BILK, Bernard S. = HAWKINS, Jean Norton Radstock 7c 362."
  4. [S5] Website Miscellaneous http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/rockandjazzmusic/…
  5. [S2] GRO Indexes to Births. "1959/Q1 BILK, Peter B. HAWKINS Norton 7c 200."
  6. [S2] GRO Indexes to Births. "1960/Q2 BILK, Jenny HAWKINS Wood Green 5f 684."

Joan Ethel REED1

#10963, b. 11 July 1922, d. 2 December 1983
Last Edited=27 Oct 2010
     Joan Ethel REED was born on 11 July 1922 in 263 Stanmore Road, Stanmore, New South Wales, Australia.2 She was the daughter of Edwin Thomas REED and Florence Annie PASK.
Joan married Ronald FLACK on 23 November 1946 in All Souls' Church, Leichhardt, New South Wales, Australia.1
Joan died on 2 December 1983 in Mater Private Hospital, Rocklands Road, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, at the age of 61.2
Joan was buried on 6 December 1983 in Northern Suburbs Crematorium, Delhi Road, North Ryde, New South Wales, Australia, at the age of 61.2

Children of Joan Ethel REED and Ronald FLACK

  • Jeffrey Ronald FLACK
  • Wendy Joan FLACK1

Sources of Information:

  1. [S260] E-mail from Jeff Flack to Stuart & Teresa Pask dated 24 October 2010.
  2. [S260] E-mail from Jeff Flack to Stuart & Teresa Pask dated 24 October 2010: Descendants of William & Mary Houchin née Paske.

Sarah PASK1

#10965, b. 1832
Last Edited=1 Aug 2008
     Sarah PASK was born in 1832 in Wickhambrook, Suffolk.2
Sarah married Thomas PEARSON in 1853 in the Risbridge registration district.3,1
In the census of 7 April 1861 in Eastry Wood Road, Wickhambrook, Suffolk, she was listed as the wife of Thomas PEARSON (a Labourer, living with his wife Sarah, and children "Umphery", William, "Malinda", and Harry.)4
In the census of 2 April 1871 in Baxter Green, Wickhambrook, Suffolk, she was listed as aged 39 born in Wickhambrook, the wife of Thomas PEARSON (an Agricultural Labourer, living with his wife Sarah, and children Malinda, Harry, Jeremiah, Hannah Jane, Thos., and Sarah Ann.)2
In the census of 3 April 1881 in Earley Wood, Wickhambrook, Suffolk, she was listed as aged 51 born in Wickhambrook, the wife of Thomas PEARSON (an Agricultural Labourer, living with his wife Sarah, and children Jeremiah, Hannah Jane, Thomas, Sarah Ann, and Humphrey.)5

Children of Sarah PASK and Thomas PEARSON

Sources of Information:

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes to Marriages. "1853/Q1 PASK, Sarah Risbridge 4a 465."
  2. [S1948] Image of the 1871 Census for Wickhambrook, Suffolk: RG10 Piece 1712 Folio 84 Page 9.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes to Marriages. "1853/Q1 PEARSON, Thomas Risbridge 4a 465."
  4. [S2855] Image of the 1861 Census for Eastry Wood Road, Wickhambrook, Suffolk: RG9 Piece 1125 Folio 83 Page 8.
  5. [S2856] Image of the 1881 Census for Earley Wood Lane, Wickhambrook, Suffolk: RG11 Piece 1823 Folio 77 Page 10.

James Edward PASK1

#10966, b. 14 September 1910, d. 27 April 1993
Last Edited=4 Apr 2015
     James Edward PASK was born on 14 September 1910, in the Bury St. Edmunds registration district.2,3 He was the son of James Henry PASK and Anna Maria NOBLE.4 In the census of 2 April 1911 in 66 Eastgate Street, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, he was listed as aged 6 months born in Bury St. Edmunds, the son of James Henry PASK.4
James married Jessie Elizabeth Rosa THEOBALD in 1936 in the Bury St. Edmunds registration district.5
At the time of the death of his wife Jessie, James and Jessie lived in Sunnycot Main Road, Little Whelnetham, Suffolk.6
His wife, Jessie, died on 4 March 1992 in the Sudbury registration district.7,8,6
At the time of his death, James lived at Hazel Court, Action Lane, Sudbury, Suffolk.9
James died on 27 April 1993, at the age of 82, and his death was registered in the Bury St. Edmunds registration district.3,8,9 He was buried in St. Mary Magdalene’s Churchyard, Little Whelnetham, Suffolk, together with his wife.8,10
His estate was probated on 17 June 1993 at the Ipswich Probate Registry, Ipswich, Suffolk.9

Child of James Edward PASK and Jessie Elizabeth Rosa THEOBALD

  • Edward M. PASK

Sources of Information:

  1. [S4] GRO Indexes to Deaths. "PASK, JAMES EDWARD 14 September 1910 BURY ST ED 1993 April
    District No 7421C Reg No C8D Ent No 194 Dor 493."
  2. [S2] GRO Indexes to Births. "1910/Q4 PASK, James E. Bury St E 4a 858."
  3. [S4] GRO Indexes to Deaths. "PASK, James Edward 14 Sep 1910 Bury St Edmunds 1993 April District 7421C Reg C8D Ent 194."
  4. [S4984] Image of the 1911 Census for 66 Eastgate Street, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk: RG14 Piece 10612 Schedule 31.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes to Marriages. "1936/Q1 PASK, James E. = THEOBALD, Jessie E.R. Bury St. Edmunds 4a 1455."
  6. [S4999] Website UK Government Probate Search Service: PASK, Jessie Elizabeth Rosa of Sunnycot Main Rd Little Whelnetham Bury St Edmunds died 4 March 1992
    Administration with Will lpswich 16 April Not exceeding £125000 9251507010R.
  7. [S4] GRO Indexes to Deaths. "PASK, Jessie Elizabeth R 14 May 1910 Sudbury 1992 March Volume 10 Page 3314."
  8. [S174] E-mail from Jo Pask to Stuart & Teresa Pask dated 31 July 2008: Transcript of Monumental Inscriptions at Little Whelnetham Parish Church, visited on Monday 28 July 2008 with Dorothy Pask.
  9. [S4999] Website UK Government Probate Search Service: PASK, James Edward of Hazel Court Action Lane Sudbury Suffolk died 27 April 1993 Probate Ipswich 17 June Not Exceeding £125000 9351507905K.
  10. [S1061] Website Gravestone Photographic Resource Project (http://www.gravestonephotos.com/: ).

Jessie Elizabeth Rosa THEOBALD1

#10967, b. 14 May 1910, d. 4 March 1992
Last Edited=20 Sep 2015
     Jessie Elizabeth Rosa THEOBALD was born on 14 May 1910.1
Jessie married James Edward PASK, son of James Henry PASK and Anna Maria NOBLE, in 1936 in the Bury St. Edmunds registration district.2
At the time of her death, Jessie lived at Sunnycot Main Road, Little Whelnetham, Suffolk.3
Jessie died on 4 March 1992, at the age of 81, and her death was registered in the Sudbury registration district.1,4,3 She was buried in Little Whelnetham, Suffolk; Her husband died in 1993, and he was buried with her.4
Her estate was probated on 16 April 1992 at the Ipswich Probate Registry, Ipswich, Suffolk.3
At the time of the death of her husband James, Jessie and James lived in Hazel Court, Action Lane, Sudbury, Suffolk.5
Her husband, James, died on 27 April 1993 in the Bury St. Edmunds registration district.6,4,5

Child of Jessie Elizabeth Rosa THEOBALD and James Edward PASK

  • Edward M. PASK

Sources of Information:

  1. [S4] GRO Indexes to Deaths. "PASK, Jessie Elizabeth R 14 May 1910 Sudbury 1992 March Volume 10 Page 3314."
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes to Marriages. "1936/Q1 PASK, James E. = THEOBALD, Jessie E.R. Bury St. Edmunds 4a 1455."
  3. [S4999] Website UK Government Probate Search Service: PASK, Jessie Elizabeth Rosa of Sunnycot Main Rd Little Whelnetham Bury St Edmunds died 4 March 1992
    Administration with Will lpswich 16 April Not exceeding £125000 9251507010R.
  4. [S174] E-mail from Jo Pask to Stuart & Teresa Pask dated 31 July 2008: Transcript of Monumental Inscriptions at Little Whelnetham Parish Church, visited on Monday 28 July 2008 with Dorothy Pask.
  5. [S4999] Website UK Government Probate Search Service: PASK, James Edward of Hazel Court Action Lane Sudbury Suffolk died 27 April 1993 Probate Ipswich 17 June Not Exceeding £125000 9351507905K.
  6. [S4] GRO Indexes to Deaths. "PASK, James Edward 14 Sep 1910 Bury St Edmunds 1993 April District 7421C Reg C8D Ent 194."

Jean Mary ASHARD1

#10969, b. 9 August 1934, d. 1983
Last Edited=20 Mar 2015
     Jean Mary ASHARD was born on 9 August 1934.1
Jean married Edward M. PASK, son of James Edward PASK and Jessie Elizabeth Rosa THEOBALD, in 1956 in the Sudbury registration district.2,3
Jean died in 1983 in the Sudbury registration district.1

Child of Jean Mary ASHARD and Edward M. PASK

  • Susan Jean PASK4

Sources of Information:

  1. [S4] GRO Indexes to Deaths. "1983/Q2 PASK, Jean Mary 9 AU 1934 Sudbury 10 2739."
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes to Marriages. "1956/Q4 ASHARD, Jean M. PASK Sudbury 4b 2105."
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes to Marriages. "1956/Q4 PASK, Edward M. ASHARD Sudbury 4b 2105."
  4. [S9] Additional information available upon request.

Simon James PASKE1

#10973, b. 31 December 1966, d. 23 February 1999
Last Edited=10 Apr 2015
     Simon James PASKE was born on 31 December 1966, in the Chippenham registration district.2,1 He was the son of John PASKE and Susan M. PONTING.3
Simon died on 23 February 1999, at the age of 32, and his death was registered in the Oxford registration district.1,4,5
His estate was probated on 16 April 1999 at the Oxford Probate Registry, Oxford, Oxfordshire.5

Child of Simon James PASKE

  • James Simon PASKE6

Sources of Information:

  1. [S4] GRO Indexes to Deaths. "PASKE, Simon James 31 Dec 1966 Oxford 2000 July District 7021B Reg B52D Ent 98."
  2. [S2] GRO Indexes to Births. "1967/Q1 PASKE, Simon James PONTING Chippenham 7c 564."
  3. [S2] GRO Indexes to Births. "1967/Q1 PASKE, Simon James PUNTING Chippenham 7c 564."
  4. [S3766] E-mail from Camilla Danks née Pask to Stuart & Teresa Pask dated 1 July 2010.
  5. [S4999] Website UK Government Probate Search Service: PASKE, SIMON JAMES Date of Probate: 16-Apr-1999; Probate No: 112256; Date of Death: 23-Feb-1999; Document Type: Grant only; Registry: Oxford.
  6. [S3229] E-mail from Gareth Paske to Stuart & Teresa Pask dated 28 July 2008.