Edward Westlake was charged with stealing 1 sheep & 40 lb of mutton. Tried: Exeter, 20 March 1786 Along with his father in law, John Mortimer and brother-in-law Noah Mortimer Sentence: 7 years transportation. All three travelled to NSW aboard the Charlotte and were all members of the first land party on Norfolk Island in March 1788.
In the middle of this month (Feb 1788), Lieutenant King of the Sirius, a master’s mate, and surgeon’s mate, with four other men from the ship, together with a few men and women convicts, embarked on board the Supply armed tender, and she sailed with them for Norfolk Island.
All three had left family behind in England, include Edward’s wife Elizabeth Mortimer, they had married 30 Dec 1779, Chagford Devon, England.
Edward formed a relationship on Norfolk Island with Elizabeth WOOD, Convict, Neptune 1790. Crime: Steal a pair of cotton and a pair of silk stockings. Tried: Old Bailey, 9 Sept 1789. Sentence: 7 years transportation. She arrived on Norfolk Island aboard the Surprize in Aug 1790, her daughter Elizabeth Wood also travelled with her.
September 1791: Edward Westlake was a member of the Night Watch in the Arthur’s Vale area on Norfolk Island and in 1795 Edward Westlake was listed as a Settler, on rations. Edward received a land grant of a one acre block at Sydney Town Norfolk Island; he occupied this land from around July 1791, which was official granted to him in December 1796. He then settled on 24 acres being Lot 3, located in the north of the Island near Steels Point.
In June 1794 Elizabeth Wood was recorded as a convict, married, off stores with three children (Elizabeth, Samuel, Mary) supported by Edward Westlock (sic), settler on Norfolk Island. So Edward and Elizabeth were one of the many couples married by Reverend Richard Johnson, Nov 1791 on Norfolk Island.
1805 Edward Westlake: Settler from Convicts, land holder, off stores.
1805 Elizabeth Wood, Woman from Sentence Expired, off stores.
Edward Westlake and Elizabeth Wood and their family left Norfolk Island aboard the City of Edinburgh for Hobart VDL in Sept 1808 which from ‘Norfolk she sailed with 254 passengers, with their property, for Hobart, where she arrived the 5th of October, with a very acceptable supply of salt provisions shipped here by Government for the use of His Majesty’s Settlement at Hobart Town.
Edward left behind on Norfolk Island, 22 acres of cleared land and 60 acres of uncleared land. Also aboard was Elizabeth’s daughter Elizabeth and her husband James Pillenger (Convict, Pitt 1792), who married 1806 and their two children. Both families settled at Clarence Plains in Tasmania.
Elizabeth Wood died 19 Novr 1808 Hobart.
1811 Edward Westlake: Abode Hobart.
1818 Edward Westlake: Abode Hobart, off stores (previous Norfolk Island resident).
Edward died 11 Nov 1828, age 77 years, New Norfolk
Edward and Elizabeth had seven children plus Elizabeth’s daughter Elizabeth (born 1787), they married into the families of Pillinger, Boothman, Morris Shone and others.
 John Hunter, An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island.
 Women off the Stores 16 June 1794 Norfolk Island, AJCP PRO CO/201/10, pp. 199 – 200.
 Sydney Gazette, 13 November 1808, p. 1.
 City of Edinburgh shipping records, SRNSW Reel 763.
- Norfolk Island first landing party March 1788
- Noah Mortimer
- Surprize to Norfolk Island August 1790
- Norfolk Island Marriages November 1791
- Norfolk Island Settlers names as from book of rations 1795
- Norfolk Island Baptisms, Burials and Marriages 1801 – 1806