JANE AUSTEN

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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
    Children
    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

    Sources:
    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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