|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 family.
We hope you find something of interest and we hope to hear from you. Please sign our guestbook!
Kim & Mark
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There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.
In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.