Hello Stephen, My Westlake family was from Compton Dundon, Somerset, England.I believe we may have the same family.
William Westlake (b. abt. 1721, bur. 3/16/1787) m. Mary. William and Mary Westlake had the following known children: 1. Amos 2. William 3. Hannah 4. Mary 5. Adam
Adam Westlake (chr. 9/10/1758, d. 11/17/1841) m. Elizabeth "Betty" Hodder Masters. Adam and Betty Westlake had the following known children: 1. George (died young) 2. Grace 3. Ann 4. Sarah 5. Elizabeth 6. Adam 7. Eve 8. George 9. John
My line (William, Adam, George, George, Thomas, Clarence) came to America in 1848 and settled in Redford, Wayne Co., MI, USA.
I'd love to hear more about your line that went to Australia and to have a copy of the family crest if you could sent it to me by e-mail.My e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org