Make your own free website on

Westlake Family Homepage
Home | Guestbook archives | Surnames | Westlake Family & Related Trees | A Brief Family History | Family Documents | Westlake Family Photos | Researching Your Own Family History | Census Records | Westlake Vital Records | Southfield Cemetery, Oakland Co., MI | Obituaries and Funeral Cards | Contact/Guestbook

UPDATE: I am now able to edit this site. I will add a guestbook and my contact info on the contact/guestbook link to the top of this page. click on the "contact me" link at the top of this page.    Happy Hunting!

Click on this link to take you to a new webpage for the Westlakes of Somerset, England.


Welcome to our family tree!

Some families know a great deal about their roots; others know very little. This site is an attempt to record what I've learned about our family history. In these modern times, families tend to be scattered all over the country, if not the world. One of the goals of this web site is to help our family stay connected even though we live far apart.
My direct Westlakes were mostly located in Long Sutton, Somerset, England prior to 1848 and then after that, Redford, Redford Twp., Wayne Co., Michigan, USA. I do have a vast collection of Westlake's throughout the United States and England in my database. 

Most of this information was obtained from talking to living relatives and from researching public records. In the course of doing this research, I've discovered that I have many more relatives than I ever thought possible!

I have a lot more information on many of the family members, so if you find a connection contact me and I'll send you what I have on your line.  You can also search some of my database on-line at WorldConnect.  Just click on this link to take you to my tree on-line:
Skip the ads at the top and skip down to where it says:
Enter surname OR surname, given to find:
Enter your surname to begin your search.  Please let me know if you find a connection.  If so, I'm happy to add your information into my Westlake line.  I do not post information on living people on the internet.
Happy Hunting!

Use the Westlake Family Site search engine added below for easier browsing of my Westlake Family Site pages.

Search for
Get a Free Search Engine for Your Web Site

You can also browse my website by clicking on the underlined links located at the top of this page, under the title Westlake Family Homepage.


Much of this information was gathered from relatives. I would especially like to thank Ray & Barb Yokey for all of their hard work.

Thanks to Kay Clark and Peter Addyman for sharing information on many of the earliest Westlake lines.

Thanks to Tony Jones for generously providing family document scans. 
Also thanks to each that have contributed their Westlake Family line. You can find a special page in the directory at the top of this page for each that has provided information.  Please visit their pages.  Some provide photos as well.

If you would like for me to create a special page just for your Westlake line, please contact me by signing my guestbook located near to the top of this page.

Somerset, England


George W. Westlake, Esq. of Long Sutton, Somerset, England

This site is dedicated to my Great Grandpa Clarence. I will always treasure the memories that I have of him.


Here I am with my great grandpa Clarence Edmund Westlake

I was very young when great grandpa passed away in 1962.  One thing I  remember is every time my parents and I visited his home, he would pull a stick of gum out of a drawer to give to me.  I believe that it was Wrigly's spearmint gum!  I can see it in my memory just as clear as if it were yesterday.  His bushy eyebrows and moles on his face.  The gentle wrinkles and sparkling eyes.  What a great memory of a sweet man.

Copyright 9/3/2001 S. Hoard

These pages I share freely with others for their own NON PROFIT USE ONLY. The information contained, here within, is for entertainment and reference use only. YOU MUST document YOUR OWN LINE if you so desire. Many of these family genealogy lines have been provided by others through Internet contact. I post this information on the sole trust that they have attempted to provide accurate information.

Enjoy and Happy Hunting!