Following is the result of a search commissioned by my family in 1986.As you can deduce by his marriage date and the dates of the birth of his children, the birthdate of 1646 fits the other vital records.
The family paid for this research and I will be most disappointed to see it "for sale" at one of the commercial genealogy sites.Share freely but please do not sell, offer for resale or otherwise muck up the spirit of good faith and scholarship with which this information is offered! Thanks. ECS
---------------- "The following is a typewritten copy of a hand-written report by David H. Thomas, searchroom assistant at the Cornwall County Council, County Record Office and Diocesan Record Office, County Hall, Trury, Cornwall, England.It is dated October 27, 1986, and is in response to my requeset dated June 16, 1986 for information on Pasco ancestors.(signed) Russell A. Pasco.
------------------- (begin letter) I searched the St. Ewe Parish Baptism Register from 1625-1637 inclusive (p62/1/1), for the baptism of Hugh Pasco, but without success.I th en decided to search further on in the Register, searching on to the year 1646 (when there is a gap in the register until 1653) and I found as follows:
"Hugh, the sonne of Lawrence Paschoe was baptized the 15th day of December, 1646."
I then checked the St. Ewe Parrish Marriage Register from 1646 backwards for the marriage of Lawrence Paschoe above, and found as follows-(p62/1/1):
"18July 1631 Lawrence Pascowe and Mary Verco (Venco? RAP) married."
Searching again the St. Ewe Parish Baptism Register from 1631 - 1646 inclusive for other children of Lawrence and Mary Pascoe and found as follows:-
"Lewes Pascoe, son of Lawrence Pascoe, baptized 20th January 1632.Roger, son of Lawrance Paschow by Mary his wife, baptized 31st July 1636.William son of Lawrence Pascoe by Mary his wife baptized 12th May, 1639.Mary, daughter of Lawrence Pascoe by Mary his wife baptized 2nd January, 1641."
I next checked the St. Ewe Baptism Register from 1615 back to 1585 inclusive (p62/1/1), for the baptism of Lawrance Pascoe, father of Hugh, but without success.It does not appear that he was born in St. Ewe.He could well have come from one of the surrounding parishes, such as St. Mewan, St. Austell, St. Dennis or St. Stephen-in-Brannel where there were Pascos living at that time, as evidenced by our seventeenth century will indices.
In a will proved in May 1628 of a Hugh Pascoe of St. Ewe (p567), this person leaves 10 shillings to his mother but the rest of his "good chattels, debts and apparrell" were to go to a John Rundle whom he makes his sole Executor.I am wondering whether this person could be a relative of your hugh (born 1646).
We have no records of emigration from Cornwall in the 1670's, indeed there were no central records of emigration from the County kept until 1895 so we cannot tell you when Hugh Pasco sailed to Salem or on what ship.Such records were not kept.
Finally I must apologize for the delay in dealing with your enquiry, owing to a very heavy demand upon our enquiry service this year and a consequential backlog.
Yours sincerrely, David H. Thomas, Cornwall Record Office, 27/10/1986."