JANE AUSTEN

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  • ID: I119
  • Name: Susanna KELK 1 2
  • Sex: F
  • Change Date: 20 SEP 2011
  • Birth: ABT 1718
  • Note: She was 80 at the time of her death. 3
  • Death: 26 JAN 1768 4
  • Burial: 1768 St Peter and St Paul, Tonbridge, Kent
  • Note:
    From a stone slab, on the floor of the North aisle of St Peter and St Paul, Tonbridge:
    REBECCA ye wife of WILLIAM AUSTEN Surgeon
    Daughter of SIR GEORGE HAMPSON Bart.
    Died Feby 6th 1732 Aged 36 years
    HAMPSON AUSTEN daughter of the said
    WILLIAM & REBECCA
    Born September ye 13th 1728
    Died July ye 10th 1730
    Also WILLIAM AUSTEN Surgeon
    Died Dec. 7 1737 Aged 36
    Also Susannah Austen relict of
    the above William Austen
    She died the 26 January 1768
    Aged 80 years
    4
  • Note: According to family tradition she was not well disposed toward her stepchidren, and she played no part in raising them. Her will contains no mention of them. Her executrix and sole heir was her niece Ann Beard, the wife of John Charles Beard of St Mildred's, Broad Street, London; she was left "all my ready money, securities for money, plate, linen, household goods, chattels, and personal estate of whatever nature or kind soever to have and to hold" etc. 5



    Marriage 1 William AUSTEN b: 1701 in Horsmonden, Kent
    • Married: 20 MAY 1736 in St Peter and St Paul, Tonbridge, Kent 1 6

    Sources:
    1. Title: IGI, Subject: IGI
      Abbrev: IGI
      Page: Batch No.: M008391 Dates: 1558-1837 Source Call No.: 0845142 IT 2 Type: Film Printout Call No.: 6906366 Type: Film Sheet: 00
    2. Title: Parish Record
      Abbrev: Parish Record
      Page: The Parish Register of St Nicholas Sevenoaks
      Transcript, Society of Genealogists Library KE/R 188
    3. Title: Cemetery Monument
      Abbrev: Cemetery Monument
      Page: St Peter and St Pauls Tonbridge
    4. Title: Church Memorial
      Abbrev: Church Memorial
      Page: St Peter and St Pauls Tonbridge
    5. Title: Probate
      Abbrev: Probate
      Page: The Last Will and Testament of Susanna Austen
      Written 29 September 1754
      Proved at London 22 October 1768
    6. Title: Parish Record
      Abbrev: Parish Record
      Page: The Parish Register of St Peter and St Paul Tonbridge
      Transcript, Society of Genealogists Library KE/R 188
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