JANE AUSTEN

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  • ID: I15452
  • Title: Sir 1
  • Name: Christopher LEWKENOR Recorder of Chichester 1
  • Sex: M
  • Change Date: 20 JUN 2014
  • Birth: 1597 1



    Marriage 1 Mary MAY
    • Married: 1629
    • Note:
      Mary had been previously married.
      'A curious family tradition is connected with this marriage. It seems that the lady was unwilling, although two of her brothers were intimate friends of Lewkenor and anxious for the match. Lewkenor had no fortune and was in debt, but was likely to rise in his profession. The brothers, knowing that their sister was apt to listen to gipsies who went about on pretence of telling fortunes, employed a company of them to go to her in favour of Mr Lewkenor, and placed themselves behind a hedge at the time when she was feeding her fowls. Observing that she let go her apron and the corn fell to the ground, they concluded from this that their story must have made some impression: therefore they desired their friend to try his success once more, when she accepted of his proposal.'
      1
    Children
    1. Has Children Elizabeth LEWKENOR
    2. Has Children Frances LEWKENOR

    Sources:
    1. Title: Book
      Abbrev: Book
      Page: Chawton Manor and Its Owners A Family History
      William Austen-Leigh, Fellow of King's College Cambridge
      and Montagu George Knight, of Chawton
      Smith, Elder & Co., London, 1911
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