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This archive is being provided for easy search of my guestbook which no longer is unfortunately available to sign.  Use your "Find" feature in the "Edit" menu to find text located in the guestbook archives below.  Happy Hunting!


Sunday 10/01/2006 10:51:32pm
Name:Jason Westlake
Homepage:
E-Mail:jaywest@sympatico.ca
Referred By:Just Surfed In
City/Country:Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Comments:Thanks for the info, I just called my dad and asked him for some names so I can finally get a family tree. I know my grandfathers name was George Westlake and I think his father was Clarence. I surely hope I find pictures to show and share with my family.

Your sight is wonderful thank you for your time.

sincerely
Jason

Hello Jason,

At this time, I do not have your Westlake line connected up to mine, but I admire that you are taking the time to try to collect some information on your line. If you happen to be able to connect it up to mine, please do let me know. Take the time to collect more than just names. Get the pictures, documents, stories, all that you can and it puts LIFE into your history.

Good luck and happy hunting!


Wednesday 09/20/2006 8:14:50am
Name:Tracey
Homepage:
E-Mail:tj007k4638@blueyonder.co.uk
Referred By:Just Surfed In
City/Country:Wiltshire, England
Comments:Hi Sandy
I'm still trying to search for any information regarding my John Westlake (as per my last message in your guest book). As he was born around 1756, his dad must have been around the 1720s. Was just wondering if you have any brothers for your George Westlake born 1721. My John's dad was Richard Westlake, but unfortunately I have no idea as to where he was born. Would presume somewhere near Somerton, as John was born in Martock, Somerset.
Any information would be more than gratefully received.
Thank you
Best wishes
Tracey
PS: Hope this message makes sense!!

Hi Tracey,
Nice to hear from you again. I think that you are refering to the oldest in my tree as William that was born about 1721, not George. At this point in time, no I do not have any siblings for this William. This research was provided by another relative, so I do not have the actual documentation for it, but here's the info on the LDS site:
William WESTLAKE (AFN: 2283-FLD) Pedigree
Sex: M Family
Event(s):
Birth: Abt 1721

Burial: 16 Mar 1787
Compton Dundon, Somerset, England
Marriage(s):
Spouse: Mary (AFN: 2283-FML) Family
Marriage: Abt 1742
Submitter(s):
TIM & ELAINE NEWBOLD Microfilm: NONE
10 HUGH ALLEN CRESCENT
MARSTON OXFORD
0X30HN ENGLAND Submission:
ENGLAND
Perhaps if you try contacting the above researcher, maybe they know something new. I'd be interested to know as well!

Here's perhaps a couple of more leads as well that I had in my notes.........

possible matches.....

1. William WESTLAKE - International Genealogical Index \ BI
Gender: M Christening: 2 Feb 1721 South Tawton, Devon, England
William WESTLAKE
Sex: M
Event(s):
Christening: 2 Feb 1721
South Tawton, Devon, England
Parents:
Father: William WESTLAKE
Mother:

2. William WESTLAKE - International Genealogical Index \ BI
Gender: M Christening: 25 Apr 1721 Exbourne, Devon, England
William WESTLAKE
Sex: M
Event(s):
Christening: 25 Apr 1721
Exbourne, Devon, England
Parents:
Father: Edward WESTLAKE
Mother: Susanna

Happy Hunting!


Saturday 09/16/2006 9:45:25am
Name:David Norris
Homepage:
E-Mail:davidnorris787@hotmail.com
Referred By:Friend
City/Country:Chichester, UK
Comments:Hi,

Elizabeth Westlake, (1880) daughter of George Westlake (1853) and Eliza Burford (1850) married Ernest Norris from Somerton, Somerset, They gave birth to Laurel May Norris,(1900,) who had an illegitimate child, Evan Arthur Norris,(1921) who is my father. Ernest Norris was killed in 1904 in a mining accident in South Wales. Elizabeth remarried Herbert Dummet in Somerton in 1906. When my father was born they went initially to the local work house, but Herbert insisted that no member of his family was staying in a work house, so my father went to live with Herbert, in South Wales. My father left home at 13 and worked in Brighton hotels where he served people like Noel Coward and Ivor Novello. Jan 1939 he joined the Royal Air Force and went with the BEF to France and served with 13 Squadron, as an air gunner on Lysanders. After the Germany Army swept through Northern France in May 1940, he made his way to St Nazaire and was sent out to a ship for evacuation, HMT Lancastria. The Luftwaffe put a bomb in the forward hold and one down the funnel. There could have been up to 9,000 on board including women and children, About 2,200 survived, making this the greatest known British maritime disaster of a British ship.
He went on to serve with the Eighth Army in the Western Desert picking up mines. He is now suffering from dementia.

I hope this is of interest.

Regards
David

Hello David,

Thank you for the interesting Westlake family history lesson! That's great that you were able to capture all of this information and add it to the guestbook for all to read. I truely enjoyed it myself!

Happy Hunting to you,


 
Friday 09/01/2006 3:23:12pm
Name:Trevor Westlake
Homepage:
E-Mail:t.westlake@tesco.net
Referred By:E-Mail
City/Country:Wales.
Comments:Can you please throw any light regarding a book 'The Westlakes' published by Pat Schlabach of Kimbolton.

Hello Trevor,

I see the book referenced on this page........

http://www.brinkfamily.net/tree/s7.htm#197

Perhaps try contacting that person and maybe they can tell you where to get a copy.
For comments or corrections please contact
Compiler:
Benjamin McAlester Brink
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

ben@benbrink.com

Hope this helps,


Saturday 08/19/2006 1:31:18pm
Name:Ann Marie %22James%22 Schalm
Homepage:
E-Mail:angels_wings92000@yahoo.com
Referred By:Friend
City/Country:Emmett, Michigan
Comments:I am the great great granddaughter of
Edson James and ELizabeth Westlake.
Are we related and How? THANKS

Hello Ann Marie,
Yes, we are related through common ancesters, George and Jane [Burt] Westlake.
Happy Hunting!


Thursday 06/29/2006 6:45:34am
Name:Marshall Thomas Westlake
Homepage:
E-Mail:marshall@knaap .co.id
Referred By:Just Surfed In
City/Country:Surabaya and Bali, Indonesia
Comments:I am decended from Arthur Westlake from Street (Father) and Arthur Westlake/Lillian Westlake Long Sutton Somerset (Grandfather and Grandmother). I moved to Australia in 1984 and then to Indonesia in 1990. I am interested in a UK family tree after say 1850 in UK.

Thank you for signing my guestbook and including your information. I do not see your Arthur in my family tree. Do you have dates or anything further back?

Good luck to you in your family research!


Saturday 06/24/2006 5:47:31am
Name:Tracey
Homepage:
E-Mail:tj007k4638@blueyonder.co.uk
Referred By:Just Surfed In
City/Country:England
Comments:Hope you dont mind me putting a help message on your site. I have traced my Westlake line back to around the 1740s, but would like to find the brothers and sisters of my gggg grandfather. His name - JOHN WESTLAKE born around 1756 in Martock in Somerset. He married a HESTER ATKINS in 1781. As far as I can see, Hester was born either in Trowbridge, Wiltshire or Norton St Philip, Somerset.
John died in 1815 and was buried in Norton St Philip, Somerset.
If there is anyone out there that knows any info on Johns brothers and sisters, then please email me.
Please note I have all other information about their children, it is Johns brothers and sisters I would like info on.
Thank you
Best wishes to you all.

As yet, I have found no connection to your line of Westlakes, but like so many others researching the Westlake tree, I believe there must be a connection somewhere.

Hello Tracey,
Happy that you have placed your plea here. Good Luck with your research! Maybe one day we can hook up the two lines.


Tuesday 06/20/2006 9:19:31am
Name:chelsea
Homepage:http://n/a
E-Mail:mctalbot@aapt.net.au
Referred By:Just Surfed In
City/Country:australia
Comments:hello to the westlake family. i really liked all the photos that you have here. they are great. i am just researching my family and my great grandmother was a westlake before she married. Her name was Winifred westlake. Her father's name was Albert Westlake. My nanna and great aunty Dawn are the only info i have at the moment. But my great aunty dawn remembers that great nanna winifred was supposedly one of 13 kids (or so). some of their names are Rose, Albert, Posey, William, Stanley. My great nanna was the youngest. I am not saying that we are related somehow, but it sure would be convenient! There are a couple of photos that do remind me of my great nanna and great aunty dawn, but maybe that is just coincidence. thankyou for reading and keep up the great work!
cheers
chelsea


Tuesday 06/13/2006 11:21:53am
Name:Trevor Westlake
Homepage:
E-Mail:t.westlake@tesco.net
Referred By:Just Surfed In
City/Country:Wales
Comments:Hello Sandy - As we have travelled back in time, listing the Westlake Tree, to the year 1721 (is it possible to go back further) in the meantime I have started on my Mothers Family Tree. The 1861 Census shows her Father was two months old. Great Grandfaher was born in C1834 and his Wife, born in C1837. Still searching for more information. My best wishes to everyone your side of the pond.


Monday 06/05/2006 11:45:54am
Name:Mary Kearns Trace
Homepage:
E-Mail:metrace@shaw.ca
Referred By:Just Surfed In
City/Country:Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Comments:I found your posting for John Smith WESTLAKE & family at Ancestry.com Ancestry World Tree Project last night. I decided to check out your web site - Very nice Job!! However, I can't seem to find any reference to this family on the site. I presumed that it was your direct line and wanted to share some information with you.

John Smith WESTLAKE, of Perry, Wyoming, NY is the husband of one of indirect ancestors, Louisa HANCOCK. I have been searching for Louise for many years. When her father, Thomas, died in 1848 in Winscombe, Somerset, he left a will in which he named Louisa "in America."

America is a big place! With the tremendous growth of material on the Internet I was delighted to find her! Her father actually disowned her if she did not return to live in the UK! Either he was very angry over her leaving or did not approve of the marriage.

If this family is tied to your direct line I have some information that you may be interested in. For your general information John S. was a merchant tailor. Louisa immigrated in 1837, coming from Bristol to NY with a one year old child named Albert (probably the one you believe died in LeRoy. Where is LeRoy?). There were three other WESTLAKE's on the same vessel, some of which may be of interest to you:
Arrival Date: May 15, 1837, Port of Arrival: New York; Port of Departure: Bristol, Destination: United States of America; Ship Cosmo
Louisa WESTLAKE: age 25; female
Albert WESTLAKE: age 1, male
Ann WESTLAKE: age 27, female
George WESTLAKE: age 26, male
Jane WESTLAKE: age 22, female

From census records I can add one more child to the family group you listed at Ancestry World Tree:
ABIGAIL, bc1839, NY

I have no knowledge of the first child that died as an infant. John & Louisa were married in 1833 so the child must have been born & died in Somerset.

I would appreciate knowing if you can shed any further light on Pricilla m. FISK & Lucy W. M. DYENES.

If you are interested in the ancestry of Louisa I can provide you with that information.

I look forward to hearing from you as time permits.

Hello Mary,

Thank you for signing my guestbook and the kind words. No this is not my direct line, but it is tied into my Westlake line so I include it in my genealogy on WorldConnect at Rootsweb which is the same tree that you found on Ancestry.com.

Thank you for posting your information here in the guestbook. It will hopefully help some others researching your same line and they may get in contact with you.

This page on my website is of the descendents of George Smith Westlake, brother to your John Smith Westlake:

http://sjhoard.tripod.com/westlakefamilytree/id16.html

Researching this line:
Debby Pietryk
dpietryk@tcdi.net

I believe that my information on the John Smith Westlake line came from Nigel Blake. Unfortunately, I do not have his current email address. Did you happen to read through all of the guestbook entries to see if he may have signed it? I wish that there was an easy way to search through this information, but the only way to do it is page by page.

I'm sorry, but I do not have anything further on Louisa Hancock or her family ancestry line. My research is pretty much dedicated to just Westlake's and their descendents on this website. I do not know where Leroy is at that the Dr. Albert S. Westlake died. This is the information that was provided to me and it was not made clear where Leroy was at unfortunately. I do not seem to be able to locate a George Westlake (that you mention was aboard a ship with your Westlake's) born about 1811 in my family tree.

I have nothing further than what you have included on Pricilla or Lucy, children of John Smith Westlake.

I will include your message in my notes for Louisa so that if someone should contact me asking for further information on her, I can refer them to you by email address. I really have no need for Lousia's ancestry as she is not a Westlake descendant, but I do thank you for the offer.

I'm not sure if I have been of much help to you, but I do wish you luck in your research.

Happy Hunting!


Friday 05/26/2006 11:00:20pm
Name:Frances Hudson
Homepage:
E-Mail:francesmh@netspace.net.au
Referred By:Search Engine
City/Country:Australia
Comments:Hi
I am helping a Westlake friend with her family tree and wondered if you had any connections to the Westlake's in Australia. The earliest one she has is Thomas Westlake born 1820 married Mary Ann Young.

Hello Frances,

Thank you for signing my Westlake family guestbook. I did see that there was one Mary Westlake (1829-1860) that died in Australia, but I see no male Westlake's that appear to have went there. This Mary was daughter of George (1793-1878) and Mary [COX] WESTLAKE. I see also that some of the COX line died in Australia. Emma COX (1855-1926) that married Frederick KERSLAKE.

Perhaps if you contact the person that posted the tree on the following website, they might be able to help you further.

http://www.geocities.com/bbutterflyvee/charts2/charts2.htm#eacox

It appears that there are others looking for Westlake's in Australia that have signed my guestbook. Perhaps if you go through the guestbook entries you could contact those that have Australian interests in this name. Possibly they could be of help in your research.

I've attempted to send you an email, but the one that you list bounced back to me as not delivered.

Happy Hunting,


Sunday 04/23/2006 12:00:28am
Name:Chelsea Butler
Homepage:http://www.genebase.com/user/cbutler
E-Mail:
Referred By:Just Surfed In
City/Country:Kambalda, Western Australia
Comments:the woman Posey Westlake looks exactly like my great aunties and grandmother. they were daughters of Winifred Marjorie Westlake, born 1914.I am not sure, but i am assuming she was born in Australia. I can't find any information on her, as noone in my family has any details of her and i can't find her on the births, deaths and marriage registry. admittedly, this is my 1st day of research, so i will no doubt find some more info on them. it just struck me that Posey has almost twin-like features as my family. very interesting. apparently Winifred was one of 14 children. she was born in 1914 and married a man with the last name DUNDAS. my grandmother does not know his whole name and just tells me that he was killed in WW1. i would appreciate any help. thanks

Hello Chelsea,
Since you left no email address, I will answer here only. Posey Westlake was born in USA. As far back as I am aware, all of her ancesters were from England. To my knowledge, none of her ancesters within a few removals have gone to Australia.
Thank you for sharing and good luck with your research!


Sunday 04/23/2006 6:18:50am
Name:WESTLAKE ROGER VICTOR
Homepage:
E-Mail:Family@Westlake14.Freeserve.co.uk
Referred By:Friend
City/Country:Herne Bay, Kent. CT6 6BG. England
Comments:


Thursday 03/30/2006 6:52:35pm
Name:Tracey
Homepage:
E-Mail:tj007k4638@blueyonder.co.uk
Referred By:Just Surfed In
City/Country:Wiltshire,England
Comments:Is there anyone out there that could help me. Am trying to trace parents for Arthur (Author) Westlake born abt 1848, Norton St Philip, Somerset, England, but have searched all census sheets as far as humanly possible, but to no avail. The only other information about him is that he married a lady called Anne Maria b: abt 1849. They had 5 children, Margaret 1878; Arthur 1882; William Henry 1871; Emma 1887; and Rebecca 1871 (born either in Trowbridge, Wiltshire or Norton St Philip, Somerset).

I do know that Westlakes were in Devon long before the Norman invasion and if possible would like to trace that far back.

Thank you.
Tracey

=========
I did a look up at the mormon site at:

www.familysearch.org

There's no source info though, so I can't be positive that this is correct or where the info even came from that is listed there. Here's the info listed on Arthur Westlake and family:

Family Group Record
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Husband
William Westlake Pedigree


Birth:
Christening: 29 JUN 1799 Norton Saint Philip, Somerset, England
Marriage: About 1835 Of, Norton Saint Philip, Somerset, England
Death:
Burial: 12 OCT 1870 Newport, Norton Saint Philip, Somerset, England
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Wife
Rebecca Pedigree


Birth: 1813 Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England
Christening:
Marriage: About 1835 Of, Norton Saint Philip, Somerset, England
Death:
Burial:
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Children

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1. John Blatch Westlake Pedigree
Male

Birth:
Christening: 02 OCT 1836 Norton Saint Philip, Somerset, England
Death: NOV 1862 Roade, , Somerset, England
Burial:
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2. Anne Westlake Pedigree
Female

Birth:
Christening: 24 JUN 1838 Norton Saint Philip, Somerset, England
Death:
Burial:
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3. James Westlake Pedigree
Male

Birth:
Christening: 02 FEB 1840 Hemington, Somerset, England
Death:
Burial:
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4. Emma Westlake Pedigree
Female

Birth:
Christening: 25 AUG 1842 Norton Saint Philip, Somerset, England
Death:
Burial:
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5. Henry Westlake Pedigree
Male

Birth:
Christening: 15 JUN 1844 Norton Saint Philip, Somerset, England
Death:
Burial:
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6. Frederic Westlake Pedigree
Male

Birth:
Christening: 11 JUN 1846 Norton Saint Philip, Somerset, England
Death:
Burial:
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7. Arthur Westlake Pedigree
Male

Birth:
Christening: 08 OCT 1848 Norton Saint Philip, Somerset, England
Death:
Burial:
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8. Edwin Westlake Pedigree
Male

Birth: 1851 Norton Saint Philip, Somerset, England
Christening:
Death:
Burial:



Tuesday 03/21/2006 1:53:30pm
Name:Trevor Westlake
Homepage:
E-Mail:t.westlake@tesco.net
Referred By:E-Mail
City/Country:South Wales.
Comments:Having spot of bother with my computer - did my branch of 'Westlake family tree' come through yesterday.

Hello Trevor,
I've sent you a private message.
Happy Hunting!

Tuesday 03/21/2006 6:00:26am
Name:Tracey Jones (nee Westlake)
Homepage:
E-Mail:tj007k4638@blueyonder.co.uk
Referred By:Just Surfed In
City/Country:Wiltshire, England
Comments:So excited to have found your website. My father and I are just starting out trying to trace our Westlake family tree. My great grandparents were William Henry Westlake and Selina Westlake. Selina apparently died in 1948 around the Autumn time. William had a brother that worked in Trowbridge at some time as a coal merchant, but as yet we don't know his name. My dad seems to think they came from the Somerset area but exactly where, not sure.
William and Selina had around 13 children, some of the names are
Harry
George
Frank
Eddie (could be Edwin)
Archie (could be Archibald)
to name but a few.

Well done on such an excellent website.

Hello Tracey,

Thank you for the kind words and for signing my Westlake family guestbook. I'm excited that you found me as well!

Do you know the birthdates of William Henry or Selina Westlake? Even approximate dates would help a lot. I could try to see what I can find in some census records if I had a little more info to go on.

1891 Census: I found a Selina Westlake born about 1872 married to a Thomas Westlake

1891 Census: I found a Selina Westlake born about 1867 married to a Fredrick Westlake

I cannot see anything yet with a Selina married to a William or Henry Westlake. Hopefully further information on dates might help with the search.

Happy Hunting

Friday 03/17/2006 5:43:44am
Name:john priestley westlake
Homepage:
E-Mail:susan900@btinternet.com
Referred By:Just Surfed In
City/Country:swindon wiltshire england
Comments:Hi dont know if this belongs to your tree g/father hartley rowe westlake bornsept/1877tavistock cornwall married Edith BunkerDec/1907 East Stonehouse Devon

Hello John,
Thank you for your post! Can someone help him out? I don't see him connected yet......
Happy Hunting!

Thursday 02/23/2006 2:33:14pm
Name:Teresa Brod
Homepage:
E-Mail:muthertere@aol.com
Referred By:Search Engine
City/Country:Indiana USA
Comments:I will have to look for Total info.. but if you know of our line or anyone does please contact me..
Thank you
England to Canada to Neb
1 William Westlake born b 1807/1808 in England d 6 Nov. 1847 died in England
His father was also William Westlake who married Grace ? I have the last name will have to look for it..
1 Jane Glanville born b 20 Sept 1812 in England. She came to Canada after he died with 8 children d 10 Oct 1903 in Canada. Jane was the d/of John Glanville b 1783 d. Jan 19 1852 and wife Elizabeth Bickle b 1787 of England.
2George Westlake. (c1833/34 - 1925) He was the oldest son of William Westlake and Jane Glanville His family is in Canada and we have contact
2 John Westlake his lines are in Canada as well.

2 son William Westlake born born 30 Oct. 1836 in England moved to Canada with mother after father had died moved to USA d Nov 6 1847 buried Cass Co Neb USA
+ married Ann Graham born b 1838 in Canada d 20 Oct 1905 buried in Cass Co Neb USA

3 William H Westlake b Canada
3 John Westlake b Canada d Wessington Springs,South Dakota, USA
3 Samuel Westlake d Cass Co Neb, USA
3 Hannah
3 George d Lincoln Neb, USA
3 Frederick Westlake born 1872 Married Pracilla Ollie Bates
I am the great grand daughter of Fredrick Westlake b abt 1872 who Married Pracilla O. Bates. Fred fell off a wagon and was injured and always walked with a limp. His family farmed and lived in East Nebraska first Avoca area and later moved to north west Neb
area.

Great Job and Thank you! I have pictures and our Westlake men for sure look a lot alike.
Teresa

Hello Teresa,

I'm sorry for the delayed answer. For some reason my guestbook program doesn't notify me when someone signs my guestbook at times. I can't understand why it does sometimes and then not at others!

Thank you for signing my guestbook. I have looked at my Westlake tree and I cannot find a link from your line to mine. I do wish you luck with your hunt and hopefully someone will be able to help you that reads your post.

Happy Hunting

Thursday 02/23/2006 2:13:52pm
Name:Trevor Westlake
Homepage:
E-Mail:t.westlake@tesco.net
Referred By:Just Surfed In
City/Country:Great Britain
Comments:Hello - my Westlake Family Tree, regarding marriage of John Westlake-Hester Squire-10/02/1823. I typed in John Westlake on RootsWeb.com and found parents to be Adam Westlake, b 1758 in Compton Dundon, Somerset,and mother Elizabeth "Betty" Hodder MASTERS. They had seven children. The sixth child was Grace who was my Father's grandmother.

Hello Trevor,

Yes, you are indeed correct with the parentage of your John. Thank you for signing my guestbook. If you'd like to share any further info with me about your line, I'd be happy to add it onto my tree.

Happy Hunting,

Monday 02/20/2006 3:00:36pm
Name:valerie marks
Homepage:
E-Mail:valerie.marks@tesco.net
Referred By:E-Mail
City/Country:
Comments:Hi Sandy
Had a look in a family tree built by a descendant of the uncle of Georgina Mondy 1852 who married William Westlake1850 of Barton
children Edward Charles 1880, William Victor 1885, Edith 1891. In 1881 census Lambeth all Westlakes Frederick 37 born Somerset, Mary J 36 (his wife) born Somerset, Lydia J daughter 12 born Bristol, Frederick W C son 8 born Lambeth, John S son 6 born Lambeth, Frank son 4 born Lambeth, William brother 28(born Somerset) Charles Seymour lodger l (Born Southampton)
so maybe there are more brothers/sisters somewhere
Cenus RG11/05999 folio 41 page 33
PS we still have a Georgena (my granddaughter is Ella Georgena)
Regards Val

Hi Val,

For the William Westlake (b Jun 9 1852 in Barton, St David, Somerset, England) in my tree that fits the closest to your William, I have the following on his family for census records.......

1851 England Census > Somerset > Barton St David > District 4
house #85
Charles Westlake - head 31 carpenter somerset somerton
Mary Ann Westlake - wife 32 somerset east charlton
Frederick Westlake - son 7 somerset east charlton
Samuel S. Westlake - son 5 somerset somerton
Frank Westlake - son 3 somerset somerton
Lydia M. Westlake - daur. 9 mo somerset somerton

1861 England Census > Somerset > Somerton > District 1
82 New Street
Charles Westlake - head 41 carpenter somerset somerton
Mary A Westlake - wife 41 somerset charlton adams?
Samuel L Westlake - son 15 cordwainer somerset somerton
Frank Westlake - son 14 scholar somerset somerton
Lydia Westlake - daur 10 scholar somerset somerton
Jane Westlake - daur 8 scholar somerset somerton
William Westlake - son 5 scholar somerset somerton

1871 - haven't been able to locate

1881 British Census
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Household:
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation Disability
Charls WESTLAKE Head M Male 62 Somerton, Somerset, England Carpenter
Mary Ann WESTLAKE Wife M Female 63 Charlton Adam, Somerset, England Wife
Harriott WESTLAKE Dau U Female 21 Somerton, Somerset, England Domestic Sert
Samuel S. WESTLAKE Grandson U Male 15 Bristol, Somerset, England Carpenter
Richmond J. BLACKMORE Grandson U Male 2 Bristol Infant
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Source Information:
Dwelling 3 Fox Terrace
Census Place Bristol St Philip & Jacob Out, Gloucester, England
Family History Library Film 1341602
Public Records Office Reference RG11
Piece / Folio 2496 / 95
Page Number 6

Saturday 02/18/2006 2:35:03pm
Name:val marks
Homepage:
E-Mail:valerie.marks@tesco.net
Referred By:E-Mail
City/Country:
Comments:I've had a look in your tree and maybe there's a link
my Great grandad was William Westlake born in 1850 in Barton Somerset UK married Georgina Mondy born 1852 from Bristol. Their son William Victor Westlake l885-1978 was my grandad, family Leslie 1908-96, Dorothy 1911-2001, my mum Georgena 1913-2003, Winifred 1916, Arthur Victor 1918-77.
I'd love to know more Val

Hello Val,

Thanks for signing my Westlake guestbook. Do you have any idea of the siblings of your William of Barton, Somerset, England? I have Charles and Mary Ann Seymour Westlake of that area with a son William born 1852 in Barton. They had several children: Fredrick, Samuel, Frank, Lydia Mary, William, Jane and Harriett. By chance did any of these names filter down through the family?

Happy Hunting,

Saturday 02/18/2006 2:17:44pm
Name:valerie marks
Homepage:
E-Mail:valer.marks@tesco.net
Referred By:Friend
City/Country:
Comments:Hi I'm of Westlake descent through my
Mum so this is hopefully a journey of
possible discovery.

Fame at last (all l0 minutes!!)

Thanks for signing my guestbook. I wish you good luck in your family search

Saturday 02/18/2006 11:01:04am
Name:Trevor Westlake
Homepage:
E-Mail:t.westlake@tesco.net
Referred By:Search Engine
City/Country:South Wales, G.B.
Comments:I have perused Caraline Nadell's list of the Westlake family line and would like to continue the line from the marriage of George Henry Westlake to Eliza Burford in 1875.

Hello again Trevor,

I can only verify that George Henry Westlake born Sep 1852 was the grandson of John Westlake born abt 1798 through census records. I cannot find who his parents were. Maybe someone else reading this can help you further.

Wednesday 02/15/2006 2:56:53pm
Name:Trevor Westlake
Homepage:
E-Mail:t.westlake@tesco.net
Referred By:E-Mail
City/Country:Bridgend, Mid-Glamorgan
Comments:Surfing Decendancy of ADAM WESTLAKE Third generation came across a John Westlake married Hester Squire February 10, 1823. John could be my g/g/grandfather. Daughter Grace had Son George who married Eliza Burford on 08/02/1875. They had children- Alice Mary-Ann, Elizabeth, Frederick and my Father Arthur, and possibly Reginald.

Hello Trevor,

Nice to hear from you. This line that you speak of is confusing to say the least and I'm not certain at all that I have is accurate. I received the line from someone else. When you made the post to my guestbook, I decided to look into it a bit with census records. I'm not clear at all even after looking at those just what has happened in this family. Here's some of what I sorted out, but not sure how much help it really is yet.

John Westlake born abt 1798 (wife Hester Squire) had daughter Grace Westlake born abt 1834.

Through census records it states that Grace Westlake has the following children, but father is unknown:

Samuel Westlake born abt 1858
John Westlake born abt 1867
Thomas Westlake born abt 1869
Esther Westlake born abt 1865

On the 1861 British Census, George Westlake appears to be living with John Cox as head age 29; George Westlake as boarder age 8 and Caroline Westlake (dau of John b abt 1798) as servant age 28. Now if anything, this makes me think that George is somehow connected to Caroline rather than Grace.

G.H. Westlake (b abt 1853) is shown to be listed as a grandson of John Westlake (b abt 1798) on the British 1871 census. I assume that this is George Henry Westlake. I cannot verify who George Henry Westlake's parents are. By 1881 on the British Census, George H. Westlake is married to wife Eliza and has 2 children of his own listed: Alice M. age 5, Elizabeth 10 mo. Also listed is John Westlake as his grandfather age 83.

Here are a couple of records that I found that I think are George Henry Westlake, but it gives only the info I provide here. I assume that you would need to order these documents somehow to find out more information, but I am not certain:

England & Wales, FreeBMD Index: 1837-1983 Record
about George Henry Westlake
Name: Westlake, George Henry
Record Type: Births
Quarter: September
Year: 1852
District: Langport
County: Somerset
Volume: 5c
Page: 436 (click to see others on page)

England & Wales, FreeBMD Index: 1837-1983 Record
about George Henry Westlake
Name: Westlake, George Henry
Record Type: Deaths
Age at death: 45
Quarter: March
Year: 1899
District: Langport
County: Somerset
Volume: 5c
Page: 265 (click to see others on page)

When you click to see others on page, it really gives no further information that helps in any way.

The best that I can do at this point is verify that George Henry Westlake's grandfather was John Westlake........husband of Hester Squire. I cannot verify who his parents were at this time.

As for Grace, this is another confusing area. I find nowhere that it lists George Henry as son of Grace. So that is why I feel that the info provided to me is not correct.

One possibility for the children of Grace that are mentioned is that Grace was never married and had several children that took on her name. Another is that Grace married a man with the same last name as hers.......Westlake and died before showing up in any census records that I can get at. Another possibility is that Grace raised as her own, children of a sibling that died. The children are listed as son/dau on the census records though, not niece/nephew so I don't think that this is the case.

I hope that this in some way makes sense to you. I can send you the census images if you would like to give it a shot to sort some of this out.

Now ......I find a marriage date for George and Eliza Burford as Mar 1875 Langport, Somerton, Somerset Co., England, or perhaps this was the intent to marry and the actual marriage was Aug 2 1875. Burford is not Eliza's maiden name, but her 1st husband's name. This is proven by a child named Anna Maria Burford living with George and Eliza in a census record and listed as step dau. From what I can figure out, here are the children of George Henry Westlake:

Alice Mary Ann Westlake b. abt 1876, Somerton, Somerset Co., England
Elizabeth Westlake b abt 1880, Somerton, Somerset Co., England
Fredrick Westlake b. abt 1884, Somerton, Somerset Co., England
Arthur Westlake b. abt 1886, Somerton, Somerset Co., England
Reginald Westlake b. abt 1893, Somerton, Somerset Co., England

I cannot be sure if Eliza is the mother of these children.

Happy Hunting!

This is really a puzzle!!!

Tuesday 02/14/2006 10:55:31am
Name:Trevor Westlake
Homepage:
E-Mail:t.westlake@tesco.net
Referred By:Just Surfed In
City/Country:Mid-Glamorgan, Wales.
Comments:A fellow researcher told me about this page as we are collecting information about our distant relations who originates from the Somerton/Long Sutton are of Somerset, England.

Sunday 02/12/2006 6:47:20am
Name:Sue Redfearn
Homepage:http://www.maryjane-sue.com/sueredfearn3/index.htm
E-Mail:maryjane2@btinternet.com
Referred By:Search Engine
City/Country:Glastonbury, Somerset, UK
Comments:Maria Westlake c1814 married John Male c1810 - he is my 2nd Cousin 5 Times Removed.

Thank you for signing my guestbook. I do not see a connection to my Westlake tree as of yet. Happy Hunting!

Sunday 01/01/2006 9:47:46am
Name:Scott
Homepage:
E-Mail:rscottjacob@aol.com
Referred By:Just Surfed In
City/Country:
Comments:I would like to talk with you about Edward and Minnie (Ruthenberg) Westlake.

Thanks!

Hello Cousin!

Thanks for signing my guestbook. I look forward to hearing from you. I've sent you a private email with me address.

Friday 11/04/2005 9:18:16am
Name:Nichole Ranee Westlake
Homepage:
E-Mail:pitbull_kisses2@yahoo.com
Referred By:Search Engine
City/Country:Astoria Il.
Comments:im just wondering if were related some how. please contact me....

Hello Nichole,
I've sent you a private message. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Happy Hunting!

Friday 10/21/2005 7:56:53pm
Name:Lorraine Harris nee Gardiner
Homepage:
E-Mail:Lolponty@aol.com
Referred By:Just Surfed In
City/Country:South Wales
Comments:Found your site by chance, its AWESOME!!!. I can't believe how much research you must have done, its incredible. I have only recently started to research my family but have discovered that you have done a lot of hard work for me. I am a direct descendant of the Gardiner family. James Gardiner who married Caroline Westlake is my great great grandfather, his son Robert had a son Robert Leonard, who had a son Edwin Thomas, who is my father. I would be very happy to provide details of the family if you wish to have it. I am no expert with the computer but will do my best.
Many thanks for such a terrific site. Lorraine

Hello Lorraine,

Thanks for the kind words and signing my guestbook. I'd be happy to add your family info into my family tree if you would send it via email. I've sent you a private email with my address.

Friday 09/16/2005 2:03:19pm
Name:Natalie Dennings
Homepage:
E-Mail:Natethegrayt@hotmail.com
Referred By:Just Surfed In
City/Country:Swartz Creek Michigan
Comments:Hi you have done a great job. Isn't it wonderful to know where you came from! The coat of arms is awesome I had wondered if we had one. Hope to see you at the next reunion. Natalie (Marilyn Westlakes daughter)

Thursday 08/25/2005 4:31:44pm 
Name: Tara Westlake-Curtis
Homepage: 
E-Mail: taratoad@hotmail.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: North Branch, Michigan
Comments: Hi,
My sister Tanya told me about your site. Our Great grandfather's were half-brothers. I have a few pictures given to me by my grandma from utica. Great site. Tara 

Tuesday 08/23/2005 11:46:25am 
Name: Darren Lincoln
Homepage: 
E-Mail: dllincoln@hotmail.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Houston, TX
Comments: Great site. It seems that we are related. Thomes Kinne (1678) is my great(x6) grandfather. And, Thomas Bell (1623) is my great(x9)grandfather.
 
Do you have any information on Thomas Bell's parents?
 
Hello Darren,
 
Thanks for signing my guestbook and the kind words! I'm sorry, but I have nothing further on the ancestry of Thomas Bell.
 
Happy Hunting!

Friday 08/12/2005 9:39:41am 
Name: Russell Westlake
Homepage: http://spaces.msn.com/members/westlake-uk/PersonalSpace.aspx?_c01_blogpart=myspace&_c02_owner=1&_c=blogpart
E-Mail: russellwestlake@hotmail.com
Referred By: Friend
City/Country: Llandrindod Wells, Powys, Wales, UK
Comments: Hi all WESTLAKES
Just following this link sent to me by my brother Paul who has also signed the guest book.
 
I have traced my family back to the early 1800's in Tavistock area of Devon but am having some problems. the earliest record is for Goerge Westlake b1812 Coryton Devon shown on the 1861 census as living at Townly, Stowford Village (Townly has been mis transcribed on some modern sources to Townby and is also shown as Townley on an old map of 1891 and Townleigh Farm on modern maps of the area)
 
I don't know if the link above to MSN my space will work but give it a try if you want to see some modern family photo's.
 
Hello Russell,
 
Thank you for signing my Westlake guestbook. Nice to hear from you. As I related to your brother, I have not been able to establish a link between the Devon Westlake's and the Long Sutton/Compton Dundon, Somerset area Westlake's as of yet. If you should discover a link, I'd enjoy hearing about it. My line of Westlake's begins in 1701 with the birth of William Westlake, he died in 1787 and was buried in Somerset, England.
 
Happy Hunting,

Sunday 08/07/2005 5:36:44pm 
Name: Fred Westlake
Homepage: 
E-Mail: Fred_Westlake@auracom.com
Referred By: Friend
City/Country: St. Thomas Ontario Canada. N5R 6H7
Comments: thatnks for the help Paul. keep up the good work. will let you know if Natalie and I are really related. thanks again for your web page help.
Fred. 
 
Thursday 08/04/2005 3:27:36pm 
Name: Paul Westlake
Homepage: http://www.paul-westlake.com
E-Mail: Paulsnk@aol.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: England
Comments: Hi, Great site,
My father was born in Plymouth south Devon, and we lived in Torquay, South Deven for many year, durring my childhood. durring that time a gentleman came to visit us, he was researching the Westlake Family tree, we gave him details of our family as best as we could. sometime later he wrote back to us informing us that the Westlakes originaly came to England with the Normans, they settled near a small lake, somewhere around Oakhamton Devon, they were known as the people who live on the west of the lake, later known as westlake. apparently the baron of the local castle came and took the daughter of the westlakes as his bride. i hope you find this of interest.
 
Hello Paul,
 
Thank you for signing my guestbook. I have heard this story that you wrote before and thank you for posting it onto my site. The Westlake line that I am from is from the Somerset, England area. I have not been able to make a connection to the Devon Westlake's as of yet. Would you happen to know if there is a connection between the two branches? Maybe one of the Westlake son's left from Devon and traveled to Somerset beginning a Westlake branch there. My earliest Westlake is: William Westlake, born about 1721, buried Mar 16 1787 in Compton Dundon, Somerset, England. This William was married to Mary (last name unknown). She was born about 1721 and was buried Aug 31 1801 in Compton Dundon, Somerset, England. I really would enjoy viewing your Westlake line if you have it available. I could not get the homepage that you posted to my guestbook to work. Is there possibly a mistake in the typing? I also cannot contact you by email. It seems that it is not working.

Friday 07/29/2005 11:22:01pm 
Name: Tanya Westlake-Miatech
Homepage: 
E-Mail: miatanya@aol.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: utica,michigan
Comments: My maiden name is Westlake. Great information. My dad has the same family crest hanging in the living room. I located my great grandparents on your site. Just curious to see if you were planning on adding to it.
 
Hi Tanya
We are related. I've sent you a private email.
Happy Hunting!

Thursday 06/09/2005 3:18:38pm 
Name: natalie westlake
Homepage: 
E-Mail: natalie.westlake@sympatico.ca
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Verdun , Quebec Canada
Comments: Hi I am very interested in my family history but I don't know much.
I do know that my grandfather's name was Clarence Westlake and he married a Florance I believe and my dad was George Westlake from Halifax Nova scotia
(Dartmouth N.S. really and had many brothers and sisters.As I said I wld really like to know more
If this is any help my Dad married Lillian Salter, Halifax, N.S.
 
Hello Natalie,
 
Thank you for signing my Westlake guestbook. I currently do not have any Westlake's from Canada in my family tree, but thank you for adding your information to the website. I hope that someone will contact you from your line with more information to help you in your research.
 
Good Luck,  
 
Tuesday 05/10/2005 9:22:47am 
Name: Darren Lincoln
Homepage: 
E-Mail: dllincoln@hotmail.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Houston, Texas
Comments: I am a decendent of Henry Kinne b.1623. Great work you have done.
 
Hello,
 
Thank you for signing my Westlake guestbook and the kind words. Sorry for the delay in answering. We just returned home from a month long vacation.
 
Happy Hunting!

Thursday 05/05/2005 8:16:23am 
Name: Nicholas Heard
Homepage: 
E-Mail: heardn@globalnet.co.uk
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Exeter, England
Comments: Hi to Westlake cousins. I'm looking for information on George Westlake, who married Mary Harvey in Crediton, Devonshire, England on 26 March 1733
 
Hello Nicholas,
 
Thank you for signing my Westlake guestbook. Sorry for the delay in answering. We just returned home from a month long vacation.
 
I have not been able to establish a connection between the Somerset and Devonshire Westlake's.
 
Good Luck to you in your research,

Friday 04/15/2005 3:16:46pm 
Name: Susan Munro
Homepage: 
E-Mail: SusanM32@aol.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Buffalo, NY 
Comments: My maiden name is Westlake, this is so interesting.
 
Nice to hear from you. I hope that you found your family connection to my tree.
Happy Hunting!  
 
Wednesday 03/09/2005 7:47:11pm 
Name: Jason Westlake
Homepage: 
E-Mail: jaywest@sympatico.ca
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Comments: Hello, I am 34 married, and don't know much about my family history. My fathers side I knew my grandfather but not history. My dad comes from Halifax Nova Scotia, and I really want to learn more as my parents are getting on in age. I just would love to know my roots and history.
 
Hello Jason,
I'd need to know some names and dates to try to help you out.
Happy Hunting!

Thursday 03/03/2005 0:59:21am 
Name: Lynda
Homepage: 
E-Mail: sockswereus@hotmail.com
Referred By: Friend
City/Country: Melbourne Australia
Comments: hi,
I have enjoyed reading about the Westlake family of Somerton on your site, a lot of those names are very familiar to me as my Edwards family was in Somerton during the 18th and 19th centuries. I feel sure I came across the Westlake name in my research somewhere - perhaps as a witness to an Edwards marriage? Maybe the 2 families were friends? Could one of your Westlakes be connected to the Palmer's of Long Sutton at all? AND is there any chance your Gardiner was related to the Gardiner's of Ilchester, after all it is only 5 miles up the road.
I found your site thanks to a link on Roger Clarke's site about his (and mine!!) Pike and Gillett families.
Lynda
 
Hello Lynda,
 
Thank you for signing my Westlake guestbook. Sorry for the delay. We were on vacation.
 
I have looked through my tree to try to find a connection to the lines that you mention, but I cannot seem to see anything that links up. There may well be a connection, especially with the lines that are not that distant apart.
 
Maybe in the future a link will be found. Thank you for posting your interests on my guestbook. Hopefully someone will see something that sparks an interest.
 
Happy Hunting!

Saturday 02/12/2005 1:48:42pm 
Name: Nancy Moshier
Homepage: 
E-Mail: NancyMos3@cs.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Arizona
Comments: My husbands grandparents were Alvah Edwin Rikerd and Amelia J. Sprague.I have some research on the Rikerd family and also on the Button family.Just how are the Westlakes connected?
 
Hello Nancy,
 
We have been in contact before regarding the Button family. Here is the relationship of Westlake to Button. Click on the following link to take you to my WorldConnect tree:
 
 
Mary Diadama Button, dau of William M. Button and Polly Kinne, married Thomas Westlake on January 12 1876 in Redford, Michigan.
 
Thank you for signing my guestbook. I'd be happy to share what information I have with you. I've sent you a private message.
 
Happy Hunting,
 
 
Wednesday 12/22/2004 4:24:59pm 
Name: Anthony (Tony) L. Westlake
Homepage: 
E-Mail: twestlake@pobox.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Willis TX
Comments: Born in Cardiff, South Wales - fathers family originally from Beer in Devon, UK
 
Hello Tony,
 
Thanks for signing my guestbook. Did you happen to find a link to my Westlake family tree? I'd love to hear more back from you! 
 
Friday 12/17/2004 6:05:15pm 
Name: macaila swanwick
Homepage: 
E-Mail: leeswanwick@hotmail.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: 
Comments: http://www.old-maps.co.uk/oldmaps/landaerial.jsp
long sutton present day airiel photo
macaila from somerset westlakes
 
Thank you for the link, but perhaps this would work better:
http://www.old-maps.co.uk/
type in Somerton as a place and then select Somerset.
Very cool maps......

Friday 11/19/2004 8:25:51pm 
Name: Frank A. James
Homepage: http://James
E-Mail: daytripper145@net.zero.net
Referred By: Friend
City/Country: St. Clair Shores, Michigan
Comments: My grandfather and grandmother names were George and Matilda James and my greatgrandfather Edson James and his wife my great grandmother name was elizabeth westlake, I am wondering if you could give me some information about these people, thanks.
 
Hello Frank,
I wrote out a fairly long email to you about Elizabeth and Edson James, but it bounced back to me. Maybe your email box is full or you possibly typed your email into the field incorrectly. If you read this, please leave a message with your correct email so that I can contact you.
Thanks!

Friday 11/12/2004 2:12:11pm 
Name: Jayne Yeoman
Homepage: 
E-Mail: jayneyeoman@blueyonder.co.uk
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: London, England
Comments: Trying to find Westlakes from the London area. Only managed to get as far back as my Great Gran Rose Westlake b1897 ( I think her Mum was Alice) Very interesting site. Cheers luv.
 
 
Wednesday 11/10/2004 8:58:50am 
Name: Mariana
Homepage: 
E-Mail: marianaperez@hotmail.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: 
Comments: Good site. Nice!

Wednesday 10/27/2004 3:55:51pm 
Name: LOIS ANN
Homepage: http://N/A
E-Mail: arizona_lady_10@qwest.net
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Chandler, AZ, USA
Comments: Hi, I was wondering if you have any connection to the Westlake who were in the oil business in Pennsylvania.
I don't know the name of the company or when it started, but believe they were there for many years. I would love any feed back you might have.
Thank you... Lois Ann
 
Hello Lois Ann,
Without any names or locations in PA, it's hard for me to tell. At this time, I have nothing in my tree for any PA Westlake's. Thank you for signing my guestbook. Perhaps someone will contact you with information regarding this line after reading your entry.
Happy Hunting,

Sunday 10/24/2004 10:01:12am 
Name: Diane Haines (nee Mundy)
Homepage: 
E-Mail: di-haines@fsmail.net
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Somerset England
Comments: I am the 3x-g-granddaughter of Jane Westlake and John Mundy. I could fill in the Mundy side if anyone is interested. Diane
 
Hi Diane,
I am interested! I'll send a private email. Jane Westlake, chr 5/11/1817 in Somerton, Somerset, England married John Munday (or Mundy as you have) on Oct 3 1835 in Somerton, Somerset, England. They had eight children together: Charley, Caroline, Charlotte, Edith, John, Jane, Agnes and Frederick.
Thanks for the help!

Friday 10/22/2004 8:50:32am 
Name: Mike Westlake
Homepage: 
E-Mail: mike@mikewestlake.com
Referred By: Friend
City/Country: Taunton England
Comments: My son directed me to this site which is most interesting and professionally managed.
My family come from Long Sutton, Grand Parents Charles Anthony born 1869 to John and Elizabeth. Are their any relatives out ther?
 
Hello Mike,
 
Thank you for the kind words and signing my guestbook. I have sent you a private message. Your line of Westlake's is from Devon, England. I do not have a link to that line as of yet, but feel that most likely there is one somewhere down the line. Let me know if you find anything in your research in England!
 
Thanks!  
 
Monday 10/11/2004 11:45:30pm 
Name: Pat Westlake
Homepage: 
E-Mail: Encore1111@aol.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: So. California
Comments: I'm working on some Michigan records, getting them on the computer. I found your site quite by accident. As soon as I have some time to really look at it, I will, but as far as I know, none of our Westlake's were in Michigan. They did start out in NY, though.
 
Hi Pat,
 
Thank you for signing my guestbook. If you should find a connection between our families, please let me know.
 
Happy Hunting,

Thursday 09/30/2004 2:23:26pm 
Name: Mike Westlake
Homepage: 
E-Mail: mike@westlakem.freeserve.co.uk
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Taunton, Somerset, England
Comments: Very impressive web site.
It appears that your George Westlake was the elder brother of my Great Great Great Grandfather John who was born in Long Sutton in 1839.
 
Hello Mike,
 
I'd love to hear what else you might have to share about this Westlake family!
 
Thanks for the kinds words and signing my guestbook.
 
Kind regards!

Thursday 09/16/2004 3:02:52pm 
Name: sharon richards(WESTLAKE)
Homepage: 
E-Mail: gary@richards6919.freeserve.co.uk
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: england
Comments: Hi,Just a quick email to say that my family are Westlakes.My grandad was John Horatio Westlake and he came from Lullington in Somerset.He had 3 brothers and 1 sister(Les,Tom,Harry,murial.
 
Hello Sharon,
 
Thanks so for the comments on my guestbook. I'd love to hear what you have to share on your Westlake line,

Saturday 09/11/2004 9:51:30pm 
Name: Dierdree Pauze
Homepage: 
E-Mail: dmpauze@shaw.ca
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Canada
Comments: This is great...thank you!
 
Hello Dierdree,
Thank you for the kind words and taking the time to sign my guestbook.  
 
Wednesday 08/11/2004 10:12:00pm 
Name: Sharon E. Gardiner Zimmerman
Homepage: 
E-Mail: zimme@mchsi.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Sac City, Iowa USA
Comments: My father was John Harold Gardiner born in Citronelle Alabama, to William Gardiner who was born in Perry Iowa in about 1852 to a very large family.
 
Hello Sharon,
 
Thank you for signing my guestbook. There was another Gardiner researcher from Alabama that was looking for family related to my Westlake tree. Perhaps she could be of some help to you. She also is from Alabama. I will send you her name and email in a private message.
 
Happy Hunting,  

Wednesday 07/07/2004 9:09:59am 
Name: Jeffrey L. Salisbury
Homepage: 
E-Mail: jeffsalisbury@charter.net
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Wayland, MI
Comments: I am a Hood family researcher and I am trying to determine the parentage of Electa Hood.
110 M iv. George H. WESTLAKE was born 1880 in Auburn, Cayuga Co., NY. He died 1920 in Auburn, Cayuga Co., NY.
George married Electa C. HOOD 1905 in Auburn, Cayuga Co., NY. Electa was born in 1887.
 
After George died, Electa apparently married another George Atkins, also of Auburn NY who was a grocery store manager in Auburn. They lived at 8 E. Parkway. I have a photo of Electa (who apparently was a.k.a. "Letty" and am just now piecing things together.
 
She is not an important link but as you know, as researchers when we find photos that really makes us even more curious. "Who are these people?" we say since it's more often the case where we have names and no photos.
 
She apparently was known to other Hood relatives in my line and so I am just trying to make the connection.
 
Thanks for any help you can be. Perhaps somewhere there is a mention of who her mother and father were in your records.
 
Hello Jeffrey,
Thank you for signing my guestbook. I had nothing further on your Hood family, but after looking at a few census records, I believe that I have found Lettie and her mother in the 1900 census. Maybe this will be of some help? As you probably know, there is no 1890 census, so the next that might be found would be the 1880 census where Lettie's mother, Jane would be 27. I'll see if I can find anything there and send to you in my next email.
 
If you have anything further on this Westlake line to share, I'd like to add the information into my tree. I will place your email address as a reference for this George Westlake in my tree.
Happy Hunting,
 
Wednesday 06/23/2004 8:03:09am 
Name: Sarah Westlake-Griffiths
Homepage: 
E-Mail: sarah
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Somerset, England
Comments: Hello,
 
I was a Westlake before I married. My Father is Mervyn Westlake, his Father was Percival Westlake. They came from Martock, and my Father says that his distant relatives came from Long Sutton. I guess that for many many centuries & generations, my side of the family really haven't moved very far from our ancestral home!
 
Sarah x
 
Hello Sarah,
Thank you for signing my guestbook and leaving your comments. You left no valid email address, so I am unable to contact you.
Happy Hunting!

Sunday 06/13/2004 7:11:24pm 
Name: Christina Chavez
Homepage: 
E-Mail: e.c.chavez@worldnet.att.net
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: San Jose, CA
Comments: Dear Sir:
I enjoyed all of your information. I do have additional information. Harry Kinne's wife was Susan Waite. They had 6 children. Jefferson, Ellen, Jerome, Ann, William and Phebe.
 
I am searching the Jefferson Kinne line.
Thanks again for sharing your ancestors.
Christina
 
Hello Christina,
 
Thank you for signing my Westlake Family guestbook. Thank you for the kind words and good luck with your research. I'm sorry, but I have nothing further on your line. Thank you for the additional information on Harry Kinne.
 
Happy Hunting.....

Sunday 06/06/2004 11:05:37am 
Name: lynne mertens
Homepage: 
E-Mail: lmerts@netrover.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: newmarket,ontario,canada
Comments: What a wonderful job you have done here. I am related to william Westlake who died in Devon in 1847. His widow, Jane Glanville, emigrated to Canada with her children & farmed the Nobleton/Schomberg area. Most of my family is still in the area. I have visited North Brentor in Devon a few times...a magical place.
I am making an album for my family as my father, Frederick Arthur Westlake died almost a year ago. Any information I can get on William's ancestors would be appreciated.
 
Hello Lynne,
 
Thank you for signing my Westlake Family guestbook and the kind words. Have you located your William in my family tree on World Connect?
 
 
I do not seem to be able to locate him in my research. Possibly I am missing something? If your William is not listed on my tree on World Connect, I have not connected him up to my tree and I would thus be unable to provide you with further information. Please let me know how you connect to my tree if you do.
 
Happy Hunting........

Thursday 04/01/2004 6:47:34pm 
Name: macaila
Homepage: 
E-Mail: leeswanwick@hotmail.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: crewkerne,somerset
Comments: my family are from long sutton/somerton some still live there in fact grandparents still live there, i can confirm through a lot of research by myself that your research matches my own, i desended from john, george and mary cox's son born 1839, john is my gr,gr,gr grandfather
 
Hello Macaila,
Lovely to hear from you. Glad that you are able to confirm my research. Much was sent to me by other researchers.
Happy Hunting!

Friday 03/19/2004 9:21:49am 
Name: Ann Marie James Schalm
Homepage: http://the westlake family homepage
E-Mail: 1994alex@klondyke.net
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Emmett township Michigan
Comments: I am the Great Great Granddaughter Of
Edson James and Elizabeth Westlake.
My Great Grandfather was George James.
Do you have any more info on Gerge and Minnie James?
 
Hello Ann Marie,
I have no one in my tree with the names that you have given. You give no dates or locations, so it's difficult to pin anything down.
Happy Hunting.....
 
 
Monday 03/15/2004 8:58:58am 
Name: Douglas Carl Westlake
Homepage: 
E-Mail: ddwlake2@msn.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Brandon, Florida
Comments: GreatGreat Grandfather was George Washington Westlake. I was born in Stubenville, Ohio in 1949 

Thursday 03/11/2004 3:13:06pm 
Name: John R. Martin
Homepage: 
E-Mail: john.martin76@btopenworld.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Dorset, England
Comments: Congratulations on your excellent site.
My Gt Grandmother was Sarah Ann HOLLAND from Long Sutton. Have been researching the Holland family for nearly 20 years.
Would like to hear from anyone related to HOLLAND of Long Sutton - there are branches of the family in the USA. 
 

Thursday 02/19/2004 7:56:05pm 
Name: boB <----------- Dyslexic
Homepage: 
E-Mail: terbokids@msn.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: 
Comments: I have a long lost sister named Debby whom I heard is married to the biggest boy in the world... Could it be you? PS have any cute girls asked about the "Bobby" in the picture? Just curious...
 
Hello
You must be talking about the picture here.....
http://sjhoard.tripod.com/westlakefamilytree/id16.html
.......and your sister is Debby Pietryk.
Thanks for signing my guestbook.
Happy Hunting!

Saturday 02/07/2004 8:26:32pm 
Name: suzanne bevan
Homepage: 
E-Mail: suzbevan@aol.com
Referred By: E-Mail
City/Country: hertfordshire
Comments: Hi i wonder if you can help!! I have been researching the family name geen found a connection and your website was a related link to Roger Clarke.( so i had a little look ) My query is i have dated back on the geen family and come across a MARY WOOD b. abt 1848 m. william wood I dont know her maiden name.Maybe thats the same mary ?? The connections i am making are going back to somerset and devon. The reason i am emailling is I noticed you have the surname CURRAN listed I cant seem to find the connection. Reason being that was my maiden name ,however the mary wood part relates back on the geen side rather than the curran side even though they
too originate to somerset and devon too. I hope i have explained that correctly. I know in this line of enq. coincidenses occur but this one is baffling me ?? Hope you dont mind me asking
thanks for your time
regards
suzanne
 
 
Monday 02/02/2004 7:05:55pm 
Name: Betty Mitchell
Homepage: 
E-Mail: betty.mitchell@sasktel.net
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Comments: My husband's greatgrandmother was Mary WEstlake. She married William Symons. They lived in Brentor, Devon, England. She was born October 5, 1863 and died July 11, 1944 in Brentor. He was born August 6, 1854 and died August 30, 1944 also in Brentor. Is this the same Mary Westlake that is list in your family tree?
 
Hello,
Thanks for signing my guestbook!
Here's where the info came from:
 
1881 British Census
Household:
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation Disability
Thomas WESTLAKE Head M Male 46 Long Sutton, Somerset, England Ag Lab
Ann WESTLAKE Wife M Female 48 Long Sutton, Somerset, England
William T. WESTLAKE Son U Male 21 Long Sutton, Somerset, England Ag Lab
George WESTLAKE Son U Male 20 Long Sutton, Somerset, England Ag Lab
Mary J. WESTLAKE Daur U Female 18 Long Sutton, Somerset, England Glove Maker
John WESTLAKE Son U Male 15 Long Sutton, Somerset, England Ag Lab
Charles WESTLAKE Son Male 11 Long Sutton, Somerset, England Ag Lab
Source Information:
Census Place Long Sutton, Somerset, England
Family History Library Film 1341572
Public Records Office Reference RG11
Piece / Folio 2380 / 5
Page Number 3

Tuesday 12/16/2003 3:51:37pm 
Name: Diane Johnson
Homepage: 
E-Mail: hec_dlj@shsu.edu
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Huntsville, TX
Comments: I would like to know if John Burroughs Westlake is connected to this family line. His daughter Jemima Westlake married Charles Bailey. Do you know anything else about them. Thank you for your help
 
Hello.......
 
Thanks for signing my Westlake guestbook. I do not have a John Burroughs Westlake on my tree. I do have John Westlake's. Can you tell me where he was born? Do you have any dates? My direct Westlakes were mostly located in Somerset, England prior to 1848 and then after that, Southfield, Oakland Co., MI. I do have a vast collection of Westlakes throughout the United States in my database though.
 
Happy Hunting!

Monday 11/10/2003 2:00:56am 
Name: Louise Trapp-Reichwein
Homepage: 
E-Mail: weez421@adelphia.net
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Fullerton, CA
Comments: My grandmother is your # 95 Chester Cory you have but it is Chester Cary as is the rest of the Cory names in there. They are all Cary.
I was so excited to see my grandma listed in here :-) I have finally found some info past ehre.
Thank you
Would you like the information that I have from her?
 
Hello Louise,
Thanks for the corrections. I have updated the pages here to reflect your changes along with my Westlake family tree.
Happy Hunting!

Monday 11/03/2003 4:45:31pm 
Name: Caroline Nadell
Homepage: 
E-Mail: cjnadell@charter.net
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Birmingham, Alabama
Comments: Sandra, just correcting the e-mail address on the site. I continue to work on Westlakes, and just today came across in my notes:
 
John Smith Westlake, son of Adam and Elizabeth Westlake, baptized February 17, 1811. That was either in Walton or in Somerton. I am not sure which, which shows what happens when my notes get very cold. I have never noticed his name before, and haven't seen it anywhere else. Perhaps he died as a child. It is so hard to connect burials information definitively to anyone.
 
Best, Caroline

Sunday 09/07/2003 5:40:23pm 
Name: Millicent Taylor
Homepage: 
E-Mail: allan.taylor10@btopenworld.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Wales u.k
Comments: e.mail address o.k
picture of 4 brothers of whom thomas is 1 is the image of my Father and a younger brother of mine.
 
regards
millicent
 
Hello Millicent,
 
I've tried again, Sept 10th to send you a message using the provided email address. Hope it gets to you this time!
 
Thank you kindly for signing my Westlake guestbook. So nice to hear from you! Any additional Westlake family information that you would like to provide to me would be wonderful. I will add it into my personal tree to save for future reference to help other researchers that contact me. Pictures are wonderful as well if you happen to have any that you can send over the Internet.
 
Looking forward to hearing more back from you.
 
Happy Hunting!

Saturday 08/30/2003 10:12:10am 
Name: Millicent. M. Taylor
Homepage: 
E-Mail: allan.taylor10@btopenworld.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: WALES U,K
Comments: Hi,i was a dunster before marriage & believe that Mary westlake&Thomas Dunster go back on my treedates r right
area right.bye 4 now milly
 
Great to hear from you Millicent. I have tried to contact you by email, but it was returned. Possibly you typed your address incorrectly.
Happy Hunting!
Tuesday 08/12/2003 5:48:26am 
Name: Sarah Taylor-O'Brien
Homepage: 
E-Mail: sarah.taylor-obrien@optusnet.com.au
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Melbourne, Australia
Comments: Hi Sandra,
 
What a wonderful site and what a great job you have done. Let me introduce myself I am a 4 x greatgranddaughter of number 16 of your Westlake Family Tree Ann Dunster who Married John Newis Shepton Beauchamp. They had a daughter baptised Anna Newis 1823. Anna had a son Luke Newis 1842 who married Betsey Mead (from Barrington) in Shepton Beauchamp. They had a son called William 1877 who married Kate Rowswell (from Barrington) in Shepton Beauchamp. William and Kate had a son called Courtney Newis who was my darling granddad. Courtney married Nellie Cornelius and had my Mum all in Shepton Beauchamp, Somerset, England. My Mum and Dad emigrated to Australia in the 1970's. That is my story except to say I married a fourth generation Australian and have three lovely children Courtney Rose, Catherine Mary-Ellen and Daniel Joseph.
Wonder if you have received many emails from the Newis connection. I haven't come across many Newis researchers but would like to.
Cheers
Sarah
Melbourne Australia
 
Hello Sarah,
Thank for the kind words and for introducing yourself. I have sent you a personal email and look forward to hearing more back from you regarding your Westlake line.
Happy Hunting!
Monday 07/21/2003 0:59:28am 
Name: Inez smith
Homepage: 
E-Mail: daveandinez@yahoo.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Mooreville Ms. U.S.A.
Comments: Looking for the grave site of Deborah
Paulette Brink date of interment June
27-1973 white Chapel Memorial Cemetery.
Funeral home was Kinsey-Garrett,but we don't have the address of either thank you for any help.Inez Smith
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Is this person related to the Westlake's?
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Try www.switchboard.com to do free searches for address and telephone information.
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White Chapel Memorial Cemetery
621 W Long Rd
Troy, MI 48083
Phone:(248)362-7670
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Kinsey-Garrett Funeral Home
420 S Lafayette Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48067-2503
Phone:(248)541-4400
Tuesday 06/24/2003 10:28:57pm 
Name: Edward H. Westlake
Homepage: 
E-Mail: us019611@mindspring.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Raleigh, NC
Comments: Don't know much about Westlake family tree; but would like to learn more.
 
My dad: Edward Way Westlake
His dad: Edward James Westlake
His dad: Harry? Westlake
 
Hello Edward,
 
Nice to hear from you! All of my Westlake's came directly from England to Michigan. Maybe someone familiar with your line will see this post and be able to help you out.
 
Happy Hunting,
Thursday 06/19/2003 3:46:56pm 
Name: natalie westlake
Homepage: 
E-Mail: natalie.westlake@sympatico.ca
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: verdun, quebec, canada
Comments: hi i was just looking around and found out that my family name was up there.i too am a westlake but not sure where from orig,other then the maritimes
Monday 06/16/2003 7:05:55pm 
Name: Theodore Newton Westlake, III
Homepage: 
E-Mail: tnwestlake@dow.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Baton Rouge, LA
Comments:
Wednesday 06/11/2003 4:35:53am 
Name: Rich Brink
Homepage: 
E-Mail: richbrink@hotmail.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Horseheads, NY, USA
Comments: Hi, I'm searcing the Westlake family line and came across a William Westlake who was the brother of a Samuel and George, born in c.1721 and 1725, respectively. However, I don't have any information on William Westlake. I have them being born around Devonshire, England. Their parents are Samuel Westlake and Anne Burroughs. Does this sound like your Wm. Westlake or a relative. If so, I'd appreciate help with that line. Thanks! Please email me richbrink@hotmail.com
 
Hello Rich,
I've sent you an email as to where you may be able to find some help on the WorldConnect site. I have not been able to tie the Devonshire line of Westlake's to my Westlake line as of yet. If you find a connection, please let me know!
Happy Hunting,
Monday 05/12/2003 6:15:34pm 
Name: JAN Taylor
Homepage: 
E-Mail: taylor@vaxxine.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Ontario, Canada
Comments: HI: I found your web page several months ago. I knew that my WESTLAKE branch originated in Somerset and today have received documentation that I am indeed connected with your tree. I am descended from Adam and Harriet Westlake of Somerton. Adam was born about 1791. I am descended from their third child CHARLES, christened May 28, 1820. Charles had a son Frederick Charles William WESTLAKE who died tragically in 1886, leaving his children orphans. This was a storey that was passed down the family and I have documented that this is true. Three of Charles four children immigrated to Canada. I am still in touch with the England branch of this family.
 
My mother's maiden surname was Westlake. I do have some photos that thankfully were identified.
 
Look forward to hearing from you.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Friday 04/18/2003 12:32:42am 
Name: natalie westlake
Homepage: 
E-Mail: natalie.westlake@sympatico.ca
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: verdun quebec, canada
Comments: i was just looking ,u see i too am a westlake orig from nova scotia,(halifax)
my mothers name lillian salter(halifax)
my fathers name george fredrick alison westlake(dartmouth) but the interesting part is that my grandfather on dads side
first name was clarence i do believe that my grandmothers name was florance and they had many children,george(my dad)robert,herbert,pearl,harold,dolly,and a few others that i may hv forgotten.if u hv the time i which that i cld hear from u again,who knows maybe we r related,i find westlake name not a comman one. hope to hear from u again....natalie
 
Hello Natalie,
Thank you for signing my guestbook. I only have one Clarence Westlake in my tree to date. I do not see that I have any Westlake's in Nova Scotia, Canada either. I'm sorry for not much help here, but possibly we are related if you could get your line back to England.
 
Happy Hunting! 
 
Thursday 04/17/2003 7:48:18pm 
Name: Robert Wiliam Westlake
Homepage: 
E-Mail: robert.w.westlake@talk21.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Northamptonshire, England.
Comments: Just found your site - an amazing fount of knowledge. Yes, I'am another Westlake and a direct decendant of William Westlake (33) born in Street Somerset.
One of William and Ann's children - William Gregory - a bootmaker moved to Clevedon, Somerset - and married Susan Harriet. Their eldest son, Robert Gregory was my great Grandfather.
Could tell you lots more, but would be interested to be get in contact with any other branches of this tree!.
Thanks for excellent research and your web-site makes searching for family history even more fascinating.
Bob Westlake
 
Hello Bob,
 
Sorry for the delayed answer, but we just returned from vacation. Thank you for signing my guestbook and I'm glad that you enjoyed the site.
 
Here are a few others that are researching this line:
 
Debby Pietryk
dpietryk@tcdi.net
 
Steven Westlake
sawestlake@yahoo.com
 
I hope that this is the information that you were seeking.
 
I'd love to hear your family stories. If you would like to share more, I will archive them in my family tree program for future reference.
 
Good Luck with your research!
 
 
 
 

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Saturday 02/15/2003 7:00:30am 
Name: m foley
Homepage: http://ford
E-Mail: mfbr27549@blueyonder.co.uk
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: gloucestershire
Comments: SOMERSET GLASTONBURY MEARE
 

SPELLING
 
Hello.....
 
Not sure what you are trying to tell me!
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Saturday 02/01/2003 0:35:37am 
Name: John Westlake Smith
Homepage: 
E-Mail: diahann@primus.ca
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: kitchener, Canada originally London Eng.
Comments: Just started looking into this and I may be wrong but I seem to be connected to Charles Westlake through his son Frederick of Somerton b 1844 or thereabouts.
 
All your hard work has made my search very easy. Thanks.
 

John Westlake Smith
 
Hello John,
 
Thank you for your kind words and I am glad that my website was of some use to you. I wish you good luck in your research. If you have anything further that you would like to share, I'd love to hear back from you.
 
Happy Hunting,

Friday 01/31/2003 12:27:24am 
Name: Virginia Kysh
Homepage: 
E-Mail: vainca@hotmail.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Brentwood, CA
Comments: Hi,
 
I have posted most of my information but was happy to hear from Nigel Blake and get more information on that side of the family. I thought George S Westlake and nmy Samuel S Westlake were the only family members to come to New York. Please notify me on any news. And I am refering all Westlake contacts to this webpage.
Talk to you soon.
 
Hello Virginia,
 
Thanks so much for the nice guestbook entry. The more people we can get together, hopefully the more puzzles can be solved.
 
Happy Hunting,
 
Sunday 01/19/2003 8:01:50am 
Name: nigel blake
Homepage: http://westlake
E-Mail: nigel@blake141.fsnet.co.uk 
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: bridgend,wales,uk
Comments: HELLO FROM WALES,
MY GT,GT GRANDMOTHER CHARLOTTE WESTLAKE
MARRIED JACOB BLAKE OF COMPTON DUNDON, SOMERSET, AT STREET CHURCH,
THE LOCAL SAYING WAS THAT AN ALLEN A SWEET AND A BLAKE ALL THREE MARRIED A WESTLAKE
 
NIGEL BLAKE
 
Hello Nigel,
 
Thank you so much for taking the time to sign my Westlake guestbook. I'm happy that so many of you from England are joining in!
 
I have Joseph Sweet that married Ann Westlake. This Ann Westlake was daughter of Adam Westlake (chr 1/26/1777, Compton Dundon, Somerset, England) and Elizabeth Smith.
 
I have your Jacob Blake that married Charlotte Westlake. Charlotte was also daughter of Adam Westlake (chr 1/26/1777, Compton Dundon, Somerset, England) and Elizabeth Smith.
 
I have Joseph Allen that married Mary Westlake on May 15, 1827. Mary was also daughter of Adam Westlake (chr 1/26/1777, Compton Dundon, Somerset, England) and Elizabeth Smith.
 
So I have all of your line on my tree now. Were you able to find the information that you were looking for on my Westlake website?
 
Happy Hunting......

Wednesday 01/08/2003 11:36:26am 
Name: helen prangley
Homepage: 
E-Mail: wizardprangz@hotmail.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: london, UK
Comments: MY Grandfathers sister Minnie matilda Prangley married George holland westlake(b.1878 long sutton , somerset) in 1902 in corsley, wilts.. I beleive his parents to be Joseph westlake(b. 1848) and elizabeth holland both from long sutton somerset. it is possible that Joseph's parents could be joseph westlake b1823 long sutton somerset and margaret coat page. this is only guess work but he could be the joseph westlake that you have on ancestry.com as being born to george and Mary cox in 1823 in the same area.
 
Hello Helen,
 
Thank you so much for signing my Westlake guestbook and posting your information. Hopefully someone that is researching your direct line will contact you and be able to offer you some more assistance.
 
You surely must tie into our line seeing as your family were in the same area as my Westlakes were. You have an advantage over me by being there in England already. I'm in Michigan, USA!
 
Good luck with your hunt and please let us know if you find anything further out! I'd be happy to link you up to my Westlake tree.
 
Happy Hunting.......
 
After further info from Helen, I have sent her this message.....
 
Hello Helen,
 
This is great news that you have seemed to link into my Westlake tree at the point of George and Mary [Cox] Westlake's son, Joseph. Now I had that Joseph married Margaret Pope. I see that you have her name as Mary Coat Page. This is a bit confusing. Somewhere someone gave me as the marriage date of Joseph and Margaret Pope Westlake as 1848 in Long Sutton, Somerset, England. Looks like I probably found it on the Mormon site at www.familysearch.org but not completely sure. I would have to go there to look and see again.
 
If you should happen to have something typed up in the form of a family tree with dates and places, send it along to me and I'll add it into my personal family tree program so that maybe I can send them to you and/or they can find more on their line. The next time I update the family tree on my site, the new information would appear there.
 
Looks like you are making progress and this is GOOD!
 
Happy Hunting,

Saturday 11/23/2002 7:38:40pm 
Name: Teresa Brod
Homepage: 
E-Mail: muthertere@aol.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Bloomfield, Indiana
Comments: Very Nice....
I am the great grand daughter of Fred Westlake b abt 1872 who Married Pracilla Bates. Fred fell off a wagon and was injured and always walked with a limp.
 
His father was Willam Westlake born 30 Oct. 1836 d Nov 6 1847 he was married to Ann Graham b 1838 d 20 Oct 1905
she was the d/of John Glanville b 1783 d. Jan 19 1852 and wife Elizabeth Bickle b 1787
 
His father was also William Westlake b 1807/1808 d 6 Nov. 1847 he m Jane Glanville b 20 Sept 1812 d 10 Oct 1903
His father was also William Westlake who married Grace ? Westlake
My grand mother is the youngest d/of Fred and Pracilla. She was Born in Avoca, Neb. the family moved to Alliance, Neb later and the children grew up there. I have a list of all the children and dates. some are Brice, William, Lucy, Nellie, Hester, Sylvia, Iva L.
Brice Westlake was a stunt man in Hollywood Calif. He road his horse in the westeren movies ... I have picture and info..
 
Hi Teresa,
 
Thanks so for signing my guestbook and sharing your family information and stories. I will be contacting you soon by e-mail.
 
I've looked at my Westlake family tree and do not see any connection from your tree to mine yet. Am I missing anything? Just wanted to add your info on if you have found a link. Do you happen to see any common locations possibly? Anyone else out there recognize this branch of the Westlake family?
 
Happy Hunting........
 
Saturday 09/21/2002 10:15:11pm 
Name: Phyllis Westlake Rystad
Homepage: 
E-Mail: phyllismr@hotmail.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Oklee, MN, USA
Comments: I was happy to find your site and discover there were so many Westlake's out there. I am just getting started and could sure use some help. My father's name was John Charles Westlake and he was born in Adrian (Nobles County) Minnesota in 1886. He had a sister named Annie and a brother named Orville. Their father's name was Andrew Westlake, and he was from England, but I don't know what part of England. He and my grandmother, who's maiden name was Annie Olson, were married in 1884 or 85. They separated shortly before their third child was born and I think he returned to England. My father John, married my mother, Ruby Magdalene Wright, in 1930; she was 25 years his junior. They had 10 children together and I am the second to the youngest. He died in 1955. If anyone can help me find a link of some kind, I would sure like to hear from them. Thanks.
 
Hello Phyllis,
 
Thanks so much for signing my Westlake family guestbook. I'm sorry to say that I do not have much help for you as of now. I cannot find anyone that looks to match up to your Westlake line. There's a couple of different lines of the Westlake family and we have not linked together yet. My line is mostly from the area surrounding Sommerset, England. Most of my line is still in the SE Michigan area.
Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

Tuesday 08/27/2002 5:17:28pm 
Name: Barb Hammond
Homepage: http://
E-Mail: barbx@custertel.net
Referred By: Friend
City/Country: Challis, Id. USA
Comments: Mary Lou Salomon told me of your web site. You have done a wonderful job. My husband is related to Emma Sears on the Dewees side, married to Burr Westlake. I hope you enjoyed the pictures that Mary Lou sent. I was having trouble linking those pictures to the Dewees side of the family. I have so many pictures with no names,so no idea who they are. As luck would have it these had names.
 
Hello Barb,
 
Nice to hear from you! Yes, I did enjoy the pictures very much. I've been very busy lately, but I do have the pictures saved in my e-mail to remind me to add them to the website as soon as I can. I understand your delima with the pictures of unknown people. It is very frustrating isn't it? I have several myself that I am still trying to identify.
Happy Hunting...

Saturday 08/10/2002 5:35:37pm 
Name: Mary Lou Salomon
Homepage: 
E-Mail: mls1025@aol.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: 
Comments: Have some pictures of a Burr Sears Westlake and know nothing about him or when they were taken. I note you have a Burr Westlake whose mother's maiden name was Sears and am wondering if you have any additional info on him. These pictures were with a group of old family pictures from New Orleans, LA. I also found a Burr Westlake on the 1900 Census as a Mine Manager in Colorado. Does any of this sound familiar? Any leads would be helpful.
Mary Lou
 
Hello Mary Lou,
 
Thanks for signing my guestbook at my Westlake family page. I will e-mail you what I have of the family of Burr Westlake. This line was provided by another researcher to me. She might possibly be of further help to you as this is not my direct line. Here is her name and e-mail address...
 
Debby Pietryk
dpietryk@tcdi.net
 
Good Luck to you!

Friday 08/09/2002 2:59:12am 
Name: C.W. Culliford
Homepage: 
E-Mail: seeuusee@aol.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Shreveport,LA USA
Comments: Hello I am C.W. Culliford son of Conley Wayne Culliford who was the son of John Culliford was married to Velma Hail from Star City lincon Co. ARK was wondering if you had any info and them? Thank you very much.
 
Hello C.W.,
 
Thanks for signing my Westlake guestbook! Nice to hear from you. I am not an expert on the Culliford line, but I'm happy to share with you what I do have. I have e-mailed to you the Culliford line information that I have.
 
You might try contacting Roger Clarke at the following e-mail for further information on the Culliford line....
 
 
He also has a web site with further Culliford family information...
 
 
Hope this helps you out.
Happy Hunting!

Friday 06/14/2002 2:39:12am 
Name: Janey Westlake
Homepage: 
E-Mail: janeydw@yahoo.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Davis, Yolo County
Comments: I am of course a Westlake. I am stuck looking for ancestors and need help. I could be related to any number of westlakes on the homepage. My great granfather is Melvin Albert Westlake. b: 1 May 1912 d: 1987. His father is Albert Westlake B:2 Jan 1890 d: 30 Sep 1960 His father is Wellington Westlake born abt 1859 and from there i am stuck. I do know that we are all from the area of chico, french gulch and redding areas in california. I would appreciate any help you could give me.
Thanks
Janey Westlake
 
Hello Janey,
Thanks for signing my guestbook. I'm sorry but I am not familar with your CA Westlake line. I did find one reference to a Westlake line that is possibly in CA. You might try contacting Virginia Kysh....
 
 
By looking at the dates you have listed, you should be able to locate them in census records. Try the 1850, 1860 and 1870 census in your area. Also you might try the marriage records that will often give the names of the parents. If you have found them in the census, look at pages that are near to your line. You might find their parents there or possibly other relatives. The census often gives the state of birth as well that is a good research help.
Good luck to you!
 
Friday 05/31/2002 6:18:55pm 
Name: Audrey Hardy
Homepage: 
E-Mail: ghardy@gfn.org
Referred By: Friend
City/Country: Flint, Genesee, MI
Comments: Thank you for the invite to see your site. I have done some research on the line of Florence M. that married Vern A,
Hardy. She died from childbirth complcations. Would you like more on her line? Audrey Hardy
 
Sure! I'll notify you by e-mail and send you what pictures that I do have of that family line.
Thanks Audrey!

Monday 05/27/2002 6:23:28pm 
Name: Roger J. Clarke 
Homepage: http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/c/l/a/Roger-J-Clarke/index.html
E-Mail: rogerjclarke@hotmail.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Portishead, Bristol, England, UK
Comments: Congratulations on excellent site. Am connected to you by CULLIFORD line. Will be delighted to exchange information.
 
Hello Roger,
Thanks so much. Glad you enjoyed it. I'll contact you about gathering info to share on the Culliford's.
Happy Hunting,
 

Friday 05/24/2002 8:05:16am 
Name: Janelle Westlake
Homepage: 
E-Mail: westlake@qldwide.net.au
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Australia
Comments: We have William James Westlake born 1850ish in London married Alice Baker born 1859abt in Hanwell. WE know they were living in QLD in 1888 as their furniture warehouse is listed but it is not registered in the 1876 directory so we can assume that they were still in England in 1876.Any leads on Westlake parents?
 
Hello Janelle,
Thank you for signing my guestbook. As far as I know, none of my Westlake line went to Australia. I know that there are branches that did, but not that are connected to my line as of yet to my knowledge. I'm not sure what QLD is that you are refering to. Please check back again to see if we have found any Australian links!
Happy Hunting,

Saturday 05/18/2002 5:07:10pm 
Name: Roger Edgar Westlake
Homepage: 
E-Mail: bwestlake@ukonline.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Northumberland, England
Comments: Hi, I found your website by accident and found it most interesting. My surname is Westlake, I was born and raised in Long Sutton Somerset and educated at Huish Episcopi. Small world.
 
I don't know if we are related, but my dad's name was William Albert and died in 1967 in Somerset. He had a brother called John and there was another Albert in the family, not sure if that was my grandad or great uncle. Most of my family still live in Somerset, around Curry Rival and Somerton. My mother's name was Eva Lily Martin who also died in 1966. My brothers are Ronald Albert and Alec Edward. My sisters are Jean and Eileen Ruth. Feel free to contact me if these ring a bell, and I'll investigate further on my side of the pond.
 
Roger
 
Hi Roger....I can't get an e-mail through to your address....
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I'll include my reply here. I hope that you see this. Maybe you typed in your e-mail address incorrectly?
 
Hello Roger,
 
How nice to hear from you! I'm so glad that you happened upon my Westlake Family site. It's amazing that you are actually from the very place that my ancestor's immigrated from to America. George W. Westlake is my line. You can find information on him on the Westlake web site. Here are some very good possibilities of the line that you might follow. These are brothers of George W. Westlake that I have dead ends on.....
 
Joseph Westlake, chr. 1/25/1823, married Margaret Pope
Thomas Westlake, chr. 1/27/1834, married Ann Pope
William Westlake, chr. 6/5/1836, married Ann
John Westlake, chr. 7/23/1839
 
This above information may not be exactly correct. I'm getting it off of the Mormon family search site. Maybe at least it will be a good research start for you.
 
The above is all that I know about these men other than that they were brothers of my George W. Westlake and they were the sons of George and Mary (Cox) Westlake.
 
There is more information on the Mormon Family search site that looks interesting also...
 
William Westlake, b. abt 1864, of Longsutton, Somerset, England, no parents listed married to Alice Bryant or Alice Mary Bryant, Oct 29,1895 Longsutton, Somerset, England. The name William and John seem to possibly fit into your line.
 
These are lines that I'm fairly sure were in Long Sutton. There are other lines in other areas of Somerset that you might also want to follow up that are listed in the Westlake Family Tree on my site. If you could possibly get back to your grandparents, maybe we could hook you up to the tree!
 
Would you like for me to start a page up on my Westlake page for your line? I can post what information that you do know and pictures if you would like. Then we could see what happens. It seems likely that you are tied into our line.
 
Hope to hear more from you soon. Please carefully look over my site and visit all of the pages. There possibly might be some hints as to where to look there in Somerset. You are so lucky to be so near to all of your family history! I am eager to hear what you find. If there is anything further that I might be able to help you with, please let me know.
 
Kind Regards

Tuesday 05/07/2002 1:07:22am 
Name: Angel La Barge
Homepage: 
E-Mail: 
Referred By: Friend
City/Country: Michigan
Comments: Good Golly Girl! Have you been busy! Just got a chance to peek in for a bit and what a surprise! Great job! Let me know if I can help!
 
Wednesday 03/06/2002 12:27:45am 
Name: Richard D. Westlake
Homepage: 
E-Mail: dwestlake@aol.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: 
Comments: I have been researching my Westlake branch and have found my roots in Devonshire England. I wonder if there is a relationship between those Westlakes and your Westlakes. My family settled first in both Newburgh, NY and Trenton, NJ...
I live in Ft Myers, FL
dick Westlake
 
Hello Dick,
Our line of the Westlake family originates in Somerset, England and then my branch goes onto Redford, MI, USA. I believe that there is another branch of Westlakes that are from Devonshire, England, but I am not familiar enough with that line to give you much help. Maybe a seach in the forum messages would help you out more.
Thanks for signing my guest book and happy hunting! --Sandy

Friday 03/01/2002 4:55:19pm 
Name: Valerie Lease
Homepage: 
E-Mail: valcro101@hotmail.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Auburn, CA
Comments: Just stopping in looking for the surname Mettetal. Great site!!
 
Hello Valerie,
Thank you for signing my guestbook!
I have a whole booklet for the surname of Mettetal. I will be in contact with you to see if you fit into this line.
Sandy

Friday 02/22/2002 1:29:36pm 
Name: Emmy Westlake Sunshine
Homepage: 
E-Mail: emmy_sunshine67@yahoo.com
Referred By: Friend
City/Country: Austin, TX
Comments: Hello,
My sister Debby Pietryk, sent me this link and I am excited to check it out.
Thanks for all your hard work.
Emmy
 
Hello Emmy,
Thanks so much for signing my guestbook! Anything that you might would like to add to your sister's page is welcome.
Sandy 

Saturday 02/16/2002 12:10:28am 
Name: website owner
Homepage: http://sjhoard.tripod.com/westlakefamilytree/
E-Mail: Please-sign-guestbook@Westlake-page-Tripod.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: USA
Comments: Hello Everyone!
Glad you could stop by. Hope you are enjoying the Westlake Family Genealogy site. Please share with others your thoughts and/or how you are related.
Happy Hunting,



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