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=19 May 2008
     William married Dulciebel H. 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.2,3,1
William was in a family photograph - William JONES, Roma BENNETT née JONES, seated Dulciebel JONES née HARDING with granddaughter Christine BENNETT on her lap, and daughter Maureen JONES stood beside her.4

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 HARDING, Dulciebel H. JONES Newport, M. 11a 374."
  4. [S3175] Scanned photograph of with daughters Roma and Maureen with granddaughter Christine Bennett William & Dulciebel Jones née Harding. Kindly provided by Paula Payne. Click to view the photograph of William & Dulciebel Jones née Harding, with daughters Roma and Maureen with granddaughter Christine Bennett c1946
  5. [S343] E-mail from Paula Payne to Stuart & Teresa Pask dated 16 May 2008.

Colin JONES1

#10730, b. circa 1928, d. circa 1940
Last Edited=18 May 2008
     Colin JONES was born circa 1928.1 He was the son of William H. JONES and Dulciebel Helen HARDING.1
Colin died circa 1940.1

Sources of Information:

  1. [S343] E-mail from Paula Payne to Stuart & Teresa Pask dated 16 May 2008.

Hilda GRUBB1,2

#10734, b. 14 September 1914, d. 14 January 2002
Last Edited=19 Jun 2008
     Hilda GRUBB was born on 14 September 1914 in 28 Bright Street, Reading, Berkshire.3,4,5
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.1,5,2,6 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 45 Causeway, Chippenham.5 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 live..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
Her husband, Clifford, died on 14 April 1998 in Southmead Hosptal, Bristol, Gloucestershire, at the age of 89.5,7
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. [S3] GRO Indexes to Marriages. "1934/Q3 KNIGHT, Clifford W. G. GRUBB Reading 2c 1199."
  7. [S4] GRO Indexes to Deaths. "Clifford William G Knight Birth Date: 12 Apr 1909 Death Registration Month/Year: Apr 1998 Age at death (estimated): 89 Registration district: Bristol Inferred County: Gloucestershire Register number: G17C Entry Number: 231."

Clifford William George KNIGHT1

#10737, b. 12 April 1909, d. 14 April 1998
Last Edited=19 Jun 2008
     Clifford William George KNIGHT was born on 12 April 1909 in 52 London Street, Maindee, Newport, Monmouthshire.1,2,3 He was the son of Thomas Henry KNIGHT and Millicent Gertrude PASK.1 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 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.4,1,5,6 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 45 Causeway, Chippenham.1 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 live..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 died on 14 April 1998 in Southmead Hosptal, Bristol, Gloucestershire, at the age of 89.1,3
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.1

Children of Clifford William George KNIGHT and Hilda GRUBB

  • Peter John KNIGHT4
  • Pauline Margaret KNIGHT4

Sources of Information:

  1. [S343] E-mail from Paula Payne to Stuart & Teresa Pask dated 19 May 2008.
  2. [S2] GRO Indexes to Births. "1909/Q2 KNIGHT, Clifford William G. Newport, M. 11a 261."
  3. [S4] GRO Indexes to Deaths. "Clifford William G Knight Birth Date: 12 Apr 1909 Death Registration Month/Year: Apr 1998 Age at death (estimated): 89 Registration district: Bristol Inferred County: Gloucestershire Register number: G17C Entry Number: 231."
  4. [S343] E-mail from Paula Payne to Stuart & Teresa Pask dated 18 May 2008.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes to Marriages. "1934/Q3 GRUBB, Hilda KNIGHT Reading 2c 1199."
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes to Marriages. "1934/Q3 KNIGHT, Clifford W. G. GRUBB Reading 2c 1199."

Hazel COWELL1

#10740, b. 6 June 1937, d. July 1984
Last Edited=20 May 2008
     Hazel COWELL was born on 6 June 1937.2
Hazel married Peter John KNIGHT, son of Clifford William George KNIGHT and Hilda GRUBB, on 9 May 1962 in Tarrington, Herefordshire.1
Hazel died in July 1984 in the Colchester registration district aged 47.1,2

Children of Hazel 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. [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."

Iris Maretta STEVENS1

#10749, b. 1907
Last Edited=19 Jun 2008
     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
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.3,4,5
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 PASSMORE3

Sources of Information:

  1. [S2] GRO Indexes to Births. "1907/Q3 STEVENS, Iris Maretta Newport M. 11a 245."
  2. [S343] E-mail from Paula Payne to Stuart & Teresa Pask dated 17 May 2008.
  3. [S343] E-mail from Paula Payne to Stuart & Teresa Pask dated 19 June 2008.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes to Marriages. "1932/Q4 PASSMORE, William J. STEVENS Newport M. 11a 409."
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes to Marriages. "1932/Q4 STEVENS, Iris M. PASSMORE 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 F. KNIGHT1

#10750, b. 26 December 1913, d. 14 April 2007
Last Edited=6 Jun 2008
     Malvina F. KNIGHT was born on 26 December 1913, in the Newport registration district.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Henry KNIGHT and Millicent Gertrude PASK.1 Malvina F. 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.2,3,4
Malvina died on 14 April 2007 at the age of 93.1

Sources of Information:

  1. [S343] E-mail from Paula Payne to Stuart & Teresa Pask dated 20 May 2008.
  2. [S343] E-mail from Paula Payne to Stuart & Teresa Pask dated 19 June 2008.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes to Marriages. "1932/Q4 PASSMORE, William J. STEVENS Newport M. 11a 409."
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes to Marriages. "1932/Q4 STEVENS, Iris M. PASSMORE Newport M. 11a 409."