|About Eastlake-Eastlack-Eslick Family Tree
Apologies for such a long time away from the site. We've been busy with a study of Bratton
Clovelly, the original home of our surname and its variants. You can see our progress by
clicking on 'Bratton Clovelly One-Place Study' under 'Useful Links'. As for this update, it's
not a big one but we believe that we now know where Francis Estlack, who started the Eastlack
family line in the States, came from. We think he descends from Robert Estlake of Bodmin,
Cornwall. We also heard from our Eastlake cousins in Tenby, Wales -- thanks for getting in
touch! -- and we've made some corrections there. But there's lots more to do and now that we're
at retirement age, there should be time to pursue these. We'll first add some fine work by
Barry Eslick on his family in South Africa. Then, we still have many months of work to do on
the Eslick/Estlick lines that took root in the southern part of the US, a very large family.
Also, we need to add the 1940s US census data which should fill in a lot of gaps. Please keep
getting in touch; we can't do a good job on this without your help.
This site contains our research to date on the Eastlake family worldwide including the variant
surnames Eastlack, Estlack, Eslick, Estlick, Easlick, Eastlick and Esleeck. We've had
invaluable help along the way, including:
- Sue Mastel and the other study group members who made it possible to start this study
- Fran, Russ and Leslie Lewis for their extensive research on the Easlick/Eastlick families
- Gordon and Lyn Eastlake for having sorted the many descendants of Robert Estlake of Cornwall
- Tom Eastlack who has provided a largely complete picture of the Eastlack family
- Our close cousin Patricia Estall Hansen for Scottish information straight from Edinburgh
- Anne Brady for all the additional information she's sent from New Zealand
- Many others who share their family trees online and have filled in countless gaps
And special thanks to Helen Osborn and the tutors at Pharos Teaching & Tutoring Limited who
have shown us so much about how to do this research.
We're interested in all these families for two reasons. First, my grandmother was Marion (Beth)
Eastlack who descended from Francis Estlack. Francis, a Quaker, was born in Bermuda probably in
the 1620s and eventually settled in New Jersey where the Eastlack family started. Second, my
husband's close cousin Patricia is the granddaughter of Florence Eastlake. Florence was born in
London in 1891 and married into my husband's Estall family of mostly Bethnal Green weavers.
She's a descendant of the Bodmin group through the Kenwyn Eslick line.
You'll find that our trees don't all connect up yet. To see how the branches relate, click on
'Eastlake Tree Summary' on the left. We're sure that our trees have mistakes and gaps but we
need your help to find and correct them. If something doesn't look right, just let us know and
we'll fix it. We'd also appreciate hearing from anyone who is willing to share family stories,
photos or documents.
We've added some reports under 'Useful Links' (on the left of this screen) that you may find
of interest. Click on 'Eastlake Family Profile' to see our overview of the family for the Guild
of One-Name Studies. The 'Origin of the Eastlake Surname' tells how we think the name got
started. The 'Eastlake Team Exercise' describes how this study got started. We've recently
added the 'Bratton Clovelly One-Place Study' where we're trying to learn more about the place
that we think all of us originated from. We're also doing a one-name study on my husband's
Estall family, available through the 'Estall Family Tree' link. 'Our Grandparent Tree' shows
all the direct ancestors of our children, including Eastlack, Estall and other parts of our
We hope you find something of interest and we hope to hear from you. Please sign our guestbook!
Kim & Mark