- Born: Cir 1625-1630, Bermuda
- Marriage: Margaret -
- Died: Collingswood, Gloucester, New Jersey, USA
Identified in 'The Eastlack Family' by John William Eastlack, Sr. John Eastlack's book suggests that Francis might be the son of Samuel and Margery Pentyre of Plymouth, however an extensive search has turned up no evidence of this. There were other Estlack's were in Bermuda at the same time as Francis, including Robert (wife Dorothy) and Elizabeth who married John Dunscombe in Bermuda. Based on evidence from a Bermudan researcher and published books on early Bermuda settlers, we believe that Francis was the son of this Robert. 'Estlack' was a spelling used in Bodmin at the time Robert was born in 1600 and departed for Bermuda.
In the Public Member stories on ancestry.com, it says:
Francis was an outspoken Quaker minister. Because of persecution he moved to Bermuda some time prior to 1660. He was beaten and fined for avoiding military service (Quakers espouse pacifism) and missing services of the established church.
From the Bermuda History Made Personal page at members.virtualtourist.com:
Quakers fined non attendance at the Warwick Church
From the record of August 1669, we learn Nehemiah Tatem and his wife were fined non attendance at the Warwick Parish Church, and the records of 1677-1679. In company with Patience Tatim censured to pay fines were Patience Bullock and her daughter Meriam, Stephen Bullock and Marie, his wife. (The Bullocks were early settlers in Warwick Tribe.)
On the Quaker side, in a public disputation held by the Rev. Sampson Bond before the Sheriff and some of the Justices of the Peace, May 1, 1678, Chief Francis Estlack and William Wilkinson, William Bullock and Patience Bullock, his wife, also took part.
Paget Tribe listed Quakers 1677
Henry Smith, William Smith, Marie Smith, Ffrances Eslack, Margaret Eslack, William Righton, Jr., Sarah Righton, Eliza Morgan, Daniel Riddle, Merriam Riddle, Mrs. Marie Lea, Marie Wilkuison, William Wilkinson, Marie Wilkinson. These are record as Quakers for absenting themselves from the Parish Church of England - for a month last past censored to paie 4 S. per for their absence as aforesaid.) (Bermuda Colonial Records, Vol. VII, 1676-1689.)
Between 1678 and 1680 Francis moved his family to America. They settled in New Jersey and were part of the Newtown Colony.
Francis married Margaret -.