Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Pashe, William

PASHE or PASCHE, WILLIAM (fl. 1500?), musical composer, figures in Morley's list of English composers (Plain Introduction to Practicall Musick, 1597, last page). A William Pasce died between 17 May and 12 July 1525, having given instructions in his will for burial in the chancel of St. Margaret's, Friday Street, London. Another William Pasch was, in 1561, instituted incumbent of All Saints, Kingsdon, Somerset. The name Paske occurs in the records of Cambridge town and county [see Paske, Thomas].

Pashe has left manuscript compositions: (1) in a volume of masses at Caius College, Cambridge; (2) in the part-books at Peterhouse; (3) a fragment in the Cambridge University manuscripts.

[Information from Mr. Davey; Registers of wills, P.C.C., Bodfelde, f. 34; Weaver's Somerset Incumbents, p. 118; authorities quoted.]

L. M. M.