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  • ID: I142
  • Name: Elizabeth BRIDGES 1
  • Sex: F
  • Change Date: 21 MAY 2017
  • Birth: 23 MAY 1773
  • Note: Baptised 16 June 1773 at the Church of the Holy Cross, Goodnestone-by-Sandwich, Kent 1
  • Death: 10 OCT 1808
  • Note:
    Buried at Godmersham: '1808, October 17 Austen Elizabeth, wife of Edward Austen esq.'
    Elizabeth died four years before Edward assumed the surname of Knight.
    2 3

    Father: Brook BRIDGES of Goodnestone, 3rd Baronet b: 17 SEP 1733 in Whitehall, Middlesex
    Mother: Fanny FOWLER b: 05 DEC 1746 in Little Baddow, Essex

    Marriage 1 Edward AUSTEN b: 07 OCT 1767 in Deane-by-Basingstoke, Hampshire
    • Married: 27 DEC 1791 in Church of the Holy Cross, Goodnestone by Sandwich, Kent
    • Note:
      1791 27th December. Edward Austen Esq. of the Parish of Godmersham, a Bachelor, and Miss Elizabeth Bridges of this Parish, a Spinster and Minor, were married in this Church by Licence with consent of her Mother and Guardian this twenty seventh day of December 1791
      William Thomas, Curate
      Edward and Elizabeth made their first home at Rowling, which was part of the Bridges property.
      He lived a widower for 44 years after Elizabeth's death.
      4 1
    1. Has Children Fanny Catherine KNIGHT b: 23 JAN 1793
    2. Has Children Edward KNIGHT (II) b: 10 MAY 1794 in Godmersham, Kent
    3. Has No Children George Thomas KNIGHT b: 22 NOV 1795 in Goodnestone by Sandwich, Kent
    4. Has Children Henry KNIGHT b: 27 MAY 1797
    5. Has Children William KNIGHT Rector of Steventon b: 10 OCT 1798 in Godmersham, Kent
    6. Has Children Elizabeth KNIGHT b: 27 JAN 1800
    7. Has No Children Marianne KNIGHT b: 15 SEP 1801 in Goodnestone by Sandwich, Kent
    8. Has No Children Charles Bridges KNIGHT Rector of Chawton b: 11 MAR 1803
    9. Has Children Louisa KNIGHT b: 1804
    10. Has Children Cassandra Jane KNIGHT b: 16 NOV 1806
    11. Has No Children Brook John KNIGHT b: 28 SEP 1808

    1. Title: Parish Record
      Abbrev: Parish Record
      Page: The Parish Registers of Holy Cross Goodnestone
      Transcription, Society of Genealogists library, KE /R113
    2. Title: Jane Austen's Family, Through Five Generations
      Abbrev: Maggie Lane
      Author: Maggie Lane
      Publication: Robert Hale, London, 1984
    3. Title: Parish Record
      Abbrev: Parish Record
      Page: Parish Registers of Godmersham, Kent
      Transcribed by S Graham Brake-Birks
      Vicar of Godmersham, Kent
      Society of Genealogists Library
      ref. KE/R38
    4. Title: Parish Record
      Abbrev: Parish Record
      Page: Goodnestone Parish Registers
      Society of Genealogists Library
      SOG ref - KENT mf 280-281
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