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Re: New Zealand Eastlakes
Posted by: Philip Eastlake (ID *****5402) Date: January 10, 2008 at 16:06:36
In Reply to: Re: New Zealand Eastlakes by Judy Haywood of 98

Hi Judy
Reading your posting I realise that we probably share a common ancestor. Francis Eastlake b 1836 in Culver Hill was the brother of George who is my great, great, great grandfather. Some of the family moved to Northumberland in about 1866; they were Cornish Tin Miners in St Ives, Cornwall and I believe they were probably brought in as strike-breakers for the Northumberland mines that had many strikes in this period.
Prior to that the family lived in the Horsebridge, Devon region - Culver Hill is only a few miles away. They were agricultural labourers. Francis' mother and father were John (b 17 Nov 1790; d 15 Apr 1869) and Hannah (b ~1796). John's mother and father were John (b. ~1763; d. 18 Oct 1849) & Sarah (nee Reeve (b ~1761; d. 17 Nov 1842). They were married on 29 Mar 1788.
I haven't yet got back any further, but in the 1500-1600s almost all Eastlakes appear to be in the Bodmin area of Cornwall, so presumably they moved to Horsebridge/Tavistock in the early 1700s.
Hope that this helps. Phil

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