Charles William PASK1

#13201, b. 1 February 1910, d. October 1997
Last Edited=7 Apr 2015
     Charles William PASK was born on 1 February 1910 in Bedale, Yorkshire.1,2,3 He was the son of John William PASK and Harriet BEAN.1 In the census of 2 April 1911 in Grimston Lodge Cottages, Tadcaster, Yorkshire, he was listed as aged 1 born in Bedale, the son of John William PASK.1
Charles married Elizabeth CUMMINGS in 1940 in the Whitby registration district.4
Charles's death was registered in October 1997 in the Claro registration district at the age of 87.2

Child of Charles William PASK and Elizabeth CUMMINGS

  • Christobel E. PASK

Sources of Information:

  1. [S3892] Image of the 1911 Census for Grimston Lodge Cottages, Tadcaster, Yorkshire: RG14 Piece 28363 Schedule 11C.
  2. [S4] GRO Indexes to Deaths. "PASK, Charles William 1 Feb 1910 Claro 1997 October District 6501B Reg B45A Ent 177."
  3. [S2] GRO Indexes to Births. "1910/Q1 PASK, Charles William Bedale 9d 674."
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes to Marriages. "1940/Q2 PASK, Charles W. = CUMMINGS, Elizabeth Whitby 9d 1326."

John Cyril PASK1

#13202, b. 8 August 1911, d. 3 December 2016
Last Edited=28 Feb 2017
John 'Jack' Cyril Pask
Taken 2016 on his 105th birthday
     John Cyril was also known as Jack PASK.2 He was born on 8 August 1911, in the Tadcaster registration district.3,4,1 He was the son of John William PASK and Harriet BEAN.
John married Mary GRASBY in 1934 in St. Peter, Walton, Yorkshire.5,6
On 29 September 1939, in the 1939 National Register, John and his wife Mary, were listed as living in 88b Victoria Road, Keighley, Yorkshire. He was born on 8 August 1911, and his occupation was a Chauffeur. There was a 'redacted' entry - this is believed to be their son Colin born in 1936.1
John married Florence BEECROFT in 1957 in the Worth Valley registration district. There were no known children from the marriage.7
His wife, Florence, died in 1975 in the Keighley registration district.8
John married Frances Myrtle DOWNS in 1981 in the Bradford registration district.9
His wife, Frances, died on 2 May 2007 in Bingley, Yorkshire, at the age of 88.10,11,12
His 105th birthday congratulations were in the Bradford Telegraph and Argus, Bradford, Yorkshire on 10 August 2016. It read:
ONE of Bradford’s oldest residents has celebrated his 105th birthday with a surprise party in his honour .
Jack Pask, who lives at Laurel Bank Care Home in Wilsden, enjoyed the occasion with his family, friends, and staff.
Singer Steve Brown provided the entertainment and Mr Pask celebrated the day with a cake and a glass of his favourite tipple, brandy.
Dawn Delaurenti, who works at the care home, said Mr Pask’s eyes lit up when he saw everyone gathered to celebrate his birthday.
She said: “We had a great time, all the residents and staff and his family gathered for a surprise party.
“When he came in he was really shocked and so happy, it was a lovely day.
“He is a brilliant resident, he takes part in all the activities at the home, has a great sense of humour.”
Mr Pask, who was born in a village near Tadcaster in 1911, said he thoroughly enjoyed himself.
He said: “I knew nothing about it, I was in my room reading when an assistant came up and told me they needed me.
“When I got down everyone was there; it was a nice surprise and I had a good time.”.13

John died on 3 December 2016 at the Laurel Bank Nursing Home, Wilsden, Yorkshire, at the age of 105.14,15
His death was reported in the Keighley News, Keighley, Yorkshire on 10 December 2016. It read:
ONE of the district's oldest residents has died.
Jack Pask, who lived at the Laurel Bank Nursing Home in Wilsden, had celebrated turning 105 at a surprise party in August.
Mr Pask was born at Tadcaster in 1911.
His funeral will take place at Nab Wood Crematorium in Shipley tomorrow (December 16), at 12.40pm.
Donations taken at the service will be donated to Oxenhope Sue Ryder hospice Manorlands and Laurel Bank.
Dawn Delaurenti, who works at the care home, was one of those who organised Mr Pask’s surprise party.14
He was buried on 16 December 2016 in Nab Wood Crematorium, Shipley, Yorkshire.14
His estate was probated on 9 February 2017 at the Leeds Probate Registry, Leeds, Yorkshire.15

Research Note: Initially it was thought that John had married Mary GRASBY, and they had two children, and then divorced.
In 2012, we exchanged correspondence with John's relatives and they understood that this was not the case.
However, when the 1939 Register was released, it shows that they were married, their dates of birth corresponded with our records, and that Mary's name was later LEWIN.

Children of John Cyril PASK and Mary GRASBY

  • Colin PASK
  • Sheila PASK

Sources of Information:

  1. [S5502] Website FindmyPast: 1939 Register: RG101 3754H 008.
  2. [S3893] E-mail from Caroline Beer to Stuart & Teresa Pask dated 10 January 2011.
  3. [S2] GRO Indexes to Births. "1911/Q3 PASK, John C. BEAN Tadcaster 9c 1976."
  4. [S4017] Information supplied verbally by Andrew Beer.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes to Marriages. "1934/Q4 PASK, John C. = GRASBY, Mary Wetherby 9a 289."
  6. [S1185] Website Yorkshire BMD (http://www.yorkshirebmd.org.uk).
  7. [S3] GRO Indexes to Marriages. "1957/Q3 PASK, John C. = BEECROFT, Florence Worth Valley 2c 139."
  8. [S4] GRO Indexes to Deaths. "1975/Q2 PASK, Florence 26 MY 1904 Keighley 4 727."
  9. [S3] GRO Indexes to Marriages. "1981/Q2 PASK, John C. = DOWNS, Frances M. Bradford 4 235."
  10. [S4] GRO Indexes to Deaths. "2007/ PASK, Frances Myrtle 25MY1918, Keighley District 0821A Reg 1A001 Ent 080 Dor 0507."
  11. [S5005] Website Ancestry: England and Wales, Death Index, 2007-2013
    http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=60630
    Frances Myrtle Pask; Birth Date: 25-05-1918; Death Date: 02-05-2007; Residence Place at Death: Bingley, West Yorkshire, England.
  12. [S4999] Website UK Government Probate Search Service: PASK, FRANCES MYRTLE Date of Probate: 17-Sep-2007; Probate No: 2547107; Date of Death: 02-May-2007; Document Type: Grant and will; Registry: Newcastle Upon Tyne.
  13. [S5] Website Miscellaneous http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/local/airelocal/…
  14. [S5] Website Miscellaneous http://www.keighleynews.co.uk/news/…
  15. [S4999] Website UK Government Probate Search Service: PASK JOHN CYRIL 09 February 2017 5038922 03 December 2016 Grant and will Leeds.

Robert Cecil PASK1,2

#13203, b. 1914, d. 1965
Last Edited=15 Jun 2011
     Robert Cecil PASK's birth was registered in 1914 in the Driffield registration district.1 He was the son of John William PASK and Harriet BEAN.1
Robert married Edna HARRISON in 1944 in St. Aidan, Leeds, Yorkshire.3,4 Robert served in World War II. He attained the rank of Warrant Officer in the West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own). In 1945 he was awarded the Military Medal.5,2
Robert died in 1965 in the Leeds registration district.6
His wife, Edna, died in October 1989 in the Scarborough registration district.7

Children of Robert Cecil PASK and Edna HARRISON

  • Brian R. PASK
  • Janet H. PASK

Sources of Information:

  1. [S2] GRO Indexes to Births. "1914/Q1 PASK, Robert C. BEAN Driffield 9d 674."
  2. [S4017] Information supplied verbally by Andrew Beer.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes to Marriages. "1944/Q4 PASK, Robert C. = HARRISON, Edna Leeds 9b 513."
  4. [S1185] Website Yorkshire BMD (http://www.yorkshirebmd.org.uk) : Marriage: PASK Robert C HARRISON Edna St Aidan, Leeds     CE29/G/276.
  5. [S175] London Gazette "http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/37151/supplements/…
    28 June 1945 Military Medal Awards
    No. 4534910 Warrant Officer Class II (acting)
    Robert Cecil PASK, The West Yorkshire Regiment .
    (The Prince of Wales's Own) (Leeds 8)."
  6. [S4] GRO Indexes to Deaths. "1965/Q2 PASK, Robert C. Leeds 2c 428 age 51."
  7. [S4] GRO Indexes to Deaths. "PASK, Edna 13 Sep 1917 Scarborough 1989 October Volume 2 Page 2883."

James Ronald PASK1,2

#13204, b. 1916, d. 7 December 1942
Last Edited=15 Jun 2011
     James Ronald PASK's birth was registered in 1916 in the Howden registration district.1 He was the son of John William PASK and Harriet BEAN.1,3
James married Rita MCDONALD in 1938 in St. Annes Cathedral, Cookridge Street, Leeds, Yorkshire.4,5 James served in World War II. He attained the rank of Lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion of the West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales' Own.)3 James is commemorated in perpetuity in Panel 10, Column 1 of Brookwood Memorial, Woking, Surrey.3
James was killed in action on 7 December 1942.3
His wife, Rita, died on 29 September 1982 in the Leeds registration district.6,7

Child of James Ronald PASK and Rita MCDONALD

  • Michael PASK

Sources of Information:

  1. [S2] GRO Indexes to Births. "1916/Q1 PASK, James R. BEAN Howden 9d 133."
  2. [S4017] Information supplied verbally by Andrew Beer.
  3. [S8] Website Commonwealth War Graves Commission (http://www.cwgc.org) : PASK, JAMES RONALD
    Initials:      J R
    Nationality:      United Kingdom
    Rank:      Lieutenant
    Regiment/Service:      West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
    Unit Text:      2nd Bn.
    Age:      26
    Date of Death:      07/12/1942
    Service No:      240275
    Additional information:      Son of John and Harriet Pask; husband of Rita Pask, of Leeds, Yorkshire.
    Casualty Type:      Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference:      Panel 10. Column 1.
    Memorial:      BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes to Marriages. "1938/Q4 PASK, James R. = MCDONALD, Rita Leeds North 9b 819."
  5. [S1185] Website Yorkshire BMD (http://www.yorkshirebmd.org.uk) : Marriage: PASK James R MCDONALD Rita St Annes Cathedral, Cookridge Street Leeds AP55/F/175.
  6. [S4] GRO Indexes to Deaths. "1982/Q3 PASK, Rita 4 AP 1916 Leeds 5 528."
  7. [S4999] Website UK Government Probate Search Service: PASK, Rita of 31 Barncroft Heights Seacroft Leeds died 29 September 1982 Administration Leeds 17 November Not exceeding £25000 821313856D.

Arthur Frederick PASK1,2,3

#13205, b. 29 June 1920, d. 2007
Last Edited=17 Apr 2015
     Arthur Frederick PASK was born on 29 June 1920, in the Howden registration district.1,3 He was the son of John William PASK and Harriet BEAN.
Arthur married Ellen PAWSON in 1946 in Wetherby District Registered Building, Wetherby, Yorkshire.4,5
His wife's, Ellen, death was registered in November 1990 in the Claro registration district.6
Arthur died in 2007 in the North Yorkshire registration district.3 Arthur was buried in 2007 in St. Mary the Virgin's Church, Boston Spa, Yorkshire.7

Children of Arthur Frederick PASK and Ellen PAWSON

  • Peter I. PASK
  • Stephen Roy PASK+ b. 1949, d. 19 Oct 1997
  • Hazel E. PASK
  • John A. R. PASK

Sources of Information:

  1. [S2] GRO Indexes to Births. "1920/Q3 PASK, Arthur F. BEAN Howden 9d 150."
  2. [S4017] Information supplied verbally by Andrew Beer.
  3. [S4] GRO Indexes to Deaths. "2007/ PASK, Arthur Frederick 29JE1920, Nth Yorkshire District 6501D Reg 1D001 Ent 013 Dor 0307."
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes to Marriages. "1946/Q4 PASK, Arthur F. = PAWSON, Ellen Wetherby 2d 1576."
  5. [S1185] Website Yorkshire BMD (http://www.yorkshirebmd.org.uk) : Marriage: PASK Arthur F PAWSON Ellen Wetherby District Registered Building WETHERBYRB/10/222.
  6. [S4] GRO Indexes to Deaths. "PASK, Ellen 7 Jun 1925 Claro 1990 November Volume 2 Page 1922."
  7. [S1061] Website Gravestone Photographic Resource Project (http://www.gravestonephotos.com/: ) Image name:     0525
    GPR grave number:     94518
    Cemetery:     St Mary the Virgin’s Church
    Location:     Boston Spa, Yorkshire, England
    First name on the monument:     Arthur Frederick Pask
    Name requested for this monument:     Arthur Frederick Pask.

Mary GRASBY1

#13207, b. 3 December 1910, d. 22 April 1995
Last Edited=28 Feb 2017
     Mary GRASBY was born on 3 December 1910, in the Beverley registration district.2,3
Mary married John Cyril PASK, son of John William PASK and Harriet BEAN, in 1934 in St. Peter, Walton, Yorkshire.1,4
On 29 September 1939, in the 1939 National Register, Mary and her husband John, were listed as living in 88b Victoria Road, Keighley, Yorkshire. She was born on 3 Dec 1910, and her occupation was Unpaid Domestic Duties. There was a 'redacted' entry - this is believed to be their son Colin born in 1936.5
Mary married Cyril G. LEWIN in 1955 in the Worthing registration district.6
Prior to her death, Mary lived at 6 Norfolk House, Deighton Road, Wetherby, Yorkshire.7
Mary died on 22 April 1995, at the age of 84, and her death was registered in the Leicester registration district.3,7
Her estate was probated on 25 July 1995 in Bristol Probate Registry, Bristol, Gloucestershire.7

Research Note: Initially it was thought that John had married Mary GRASBY, and they had two children, and then divorced.
In 2012, we exchanged correspondence with John's relatives and they understood that this was not the case.
However, when the 1939 Register was released, it shows that they were married, their dates of birth corresponded with our records, and that Mary's name was later LEWIN.

Children of Mary GRASBY and John Cyril PASK

  • Colin PASK
  • Sheila PASK

Sources of Information:

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes to Marriages. "1934/Q4 PASK, John C. = GRASBY, Mary Wetherby 9a 289."
  2. [S2] GRO Indexes to Births. "1910/Q4 GRASBY, Mary Wetherby 9a 113."
  3. [S4] GRO Indexes to Deaths. "1995/May LEWIN, Mary 3 Dec 1910 Leicester 6001I 173."
  4. [S1185] Website Yorkshire BMD (http://www.yorkshirebmd.org.uk).
  5. [S5502] Website FindmyPast: 1939 Register: RG101 3754H 008.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes to Marriages. "1955/Q1 PASK, Mary = LEWIN, Cyril G. Worthing 5h 1188."
  7. [S4999] Website UK Government Probate Search Service: LEWIN, Mary of 6 Norfolk Hse Deighton Rd Wetherby Yorkshire died 22 April 1995 Probate Bristol 25 July Not Exceeding £145000 9551408583L.

Frances Myrtle DOWNS1,2

#13210, b. 25 May 1918, d. 2 May 2007
Last Edited=11 Feb 2015
     Frances Myrtle DOWNS was born on 25 May 1918.2
Frances married John Cyril PASK, son of John William PASK and Harriet BEAN, in 1981 in the Bradford registration district.1
Frances died on 2 May 2007 in Bingley, Yorkshire, at the age of 88.2,3,4
Her estate was probated on 17 September 2007 at the Newcastle Probate Registry, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.4

Sources of Information:

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes to Marriages. "1981/Q2 PASK, John C. = DOWNS, Frances M. Bradford 4 235."
  2. [S4] GRO Indexes to Deaths. "2007/ PASK, Frances Myrtle 25MY1918, Keighley District 0821A Reg 1A001 Ent 080 Dor 0507."
  3. [S5005] Website Ancestry: England and Wales, Death Index, 2007-2013
    http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=60630
    Frances Myrtle Pask; Birth Date: 25-05-1918; Death Date: 02-05-2007; Residence Place at Death: Bingley, West Yorkshire, England.
  4. [S4999] Website UK Government Probate Search Service: PASK, FRANCES MYRTLE Date of Probate: 17-Sep-2007; Probate No: 2547107; Date of Death: 02-May-2007; Document Type: Grant and will; Registry: Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Elizabeth CUMMINGS1

#13211
Last Edited=11 Jan 2011
     Elizabeth married Charles William PASK, son of John William PASK and Harriet BEAN, in 1940 in the Whitby registration district.1
Her husband's, Charles, death was registered in October 1997 in the Claro registration district.2

Child of Elizabeth CUMMINGS and Charles William PASK

  • Christobel E. PASK

Sources of Information:

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes to Marriages. "1940/Q2 PASK, Charles W. = CUMMINGS, Elizabeth Whitby 9d 1326."
  2. [S4] GRO Indexes to Deaths. "PASK, Charles William 1 Feb 1910 Claro 1997 October District 6501B Reg B45A Ent 177."

Edna HARRISON1

#13213, b. 13 September 1917, d. October 1989
Last Edited=15 Jun 2011
     Edna HARRISON was born on 13 September 1917, in the Leeds registration district.2,3
Edna married Robert Cecil PASK, son of John William PASK and Harriet BEAN, in 1944 in St. Aidan, Leeds, Yorkshire.1,4
Her husband, Robert, died in 1965 in the Leeds registration district.5
Edna died in October 1989 in the Scarborough registration district aged 72.3

Children of Edna HARRISON and Robert Cecil PASK

  • Brian R. PASK
  • Janet H. PASK

Sources of Information:

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes to Marriages. "1944/Q4 PASK, Robert C. = HARRISON, Edna Leeds 9b 513."
  2. [S2] GRO Indexes to Births. "1917/Q3 HARRISON, Edna ISHERWOOD Leeds 9b 354."
  3. [S4] GRO Indexes to Deaths. "PASK, Edna 13 Sep 1917 Scarborough 1989 October Volume 2 Page 2883."
  4. [S1185] Website Yorkshire BMD (http://www.yorkshirebmd.org.uk) : Marriage: PASK Robert C HARRISON Edna St Aidan, Leeds     CE29/G/276.
  5. [S4] GRO Indexes to Deaths. "1965/Q2 PASK, Robert C. Leeds 2c 428 age 51."

Rita MCDONALD1

#13219, b. 4 April 1916, d. 29 September 1982
Last Edited=19 Mar 2015
     Rita MCDONALD was born on 4 April 1916, in the Middlesborough registration district.2,3
Rita married James Ronald PASK, son of John William PASK and Harriet BEAN, in 1938 in St. Annes Cathedral, Cookridge Street, Leeds, Yorkshire.1,4
Her husband, James, died on 7 December 1942.5
At the time of her death, Rita lived at 31 Barncroft Heights, Seacroft, Leeds, Yorkshire.6
Rita died on 29 September 1982, at the age of 66, and her death was registered in the Leeds registration district.3,6
Her estate was probated on 17 November 1982 at the Leeds Probate Registry, Leeds, Yorkshire.6

Child of Rita MCDONALD and James Ronald PASK

  • Michael PASK

Child of Rita MCDONALD

  • Margaret PASK

Sources of Information:

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes to Marriages. "1938/Q4 PASK, James R. = MCDONALD, Rita Leeds North 9b 819."
  2. [S2] GRO Indexes to Births. "1916/Q2 MCDONALD, Rita HAGEN Middlesbro 9d 932."
  3. [S4] GRO Indexes to Deaths. "1982/Q3 PASK, Rita 4 AP 1916 Leeds 5 528."
  4. [S1185] Website Yorkshire BMD (http://www.yorkshirebmd.org.uk) : Marriage: PASK James R MCDONALD Rita St Annes Cathedral, Cookridge Street Leeds AP55/F/175.
  5. [S8] Website Commonwealth War Graves Commission (http://www.cwgc.org) : PASK, JAMES RONALD
    Initials:      J R
    Nationality:      United Kingdom
    Rank:      Lieutenant
    Regiment/Service:      West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
    Unit Text:      2nd Bn.
    Age:      26
    Date of Death:      07/12/1942
    Service No:      240275
    Additional information:      Son of John and Harriet Pask; husband of Rita Pask, of Leeds, Yorkshire.
    Casualty Type:      Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference:      Panel 10. Column 1.
    Memorial:      BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL.
  6. [S4999] Website UK Government Probate Search Service: PASK, Rita of 31 Barncroft Heights Seacroft Leeds died 29 September 1982 Administration Leeds 17 November Not exceeding £25000 821313856D.