Richard Westlake

1803–April 1874 (Age 71)
Hartland, Devon, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Richard

When Richard Westlake was born in 1803, in Hartland, Devon, England, United Kingdom, his father, Richard Westlake, was 31 and his mother, Catharine Galsworthy, was 30. He married Elizabeth Cloak on 21 June 1830, in Hartland, Devon, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died in April 1874, in Bideford, Devon, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 71.

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Richard Westlake
Elizabeth Cloak
Marriage: 21 June 1830
William Westlake
Elizabeth Ashton Westlake
Ann Westlake
Henry Westlake

Spouse and Children

21 June 1830
Hartland, Devon, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (6)

1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 5

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

Age 12

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Age 20

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived to the west of a stream, from Middle English by weste lake ( see Lake ). Westlake in Devon derives its name from the surname, rather than the other way around.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Richard Westlake, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Richard Westlake, "England, Devon Bishop's Transcripts, 1558-1887"
  • Richard Weslake in entry for Elizabeth Weslake, "England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977"

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