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Elizabeth Weller

Elizabeth Weller

Female 1671 - 1721  (~ 49 years)

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  • Name Elizabeth Weller  [1
    Christened 21 Dec 1671  Tonbridge, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Residence Chauntlers, Tonbridge, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 1721  [3
    Person ID I6379  Main Tree
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2018 

    Father Thomas Weller,   b. 9 Oct 1632,   d. 30 Nov 1722  (Age 90 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Legat 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 27 Jun 1661  London Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F1861  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Austen,   b. Abt 1670,   d. Sep 1704  (Age ~ 34 years) 
    Alt. Marriage Dec 1693  [1
    Married 19 Jan 1693/94  Tonbridge, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth "Betty" Austen,   c. Jun 1695, Horsmonden, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1789  (Age ~ 93 years)  [natural]
    +2. John Austen,   c. 20 Aug 1696, Horsmonden, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1728  (Age ~ 31 years)  [natural]
    +3. Francis Austen,   c. 15 Mar 1697/98, Horsmonden, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1791  (Age ~ 92 years)  [natural]
    +4. Thomas Austen,   c. 23 Oct 1699, Horsmonden, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1772  (Age ~ 72 years)  [natural]
    +5. William Austen,   c. 18 Feb 1700/01, Horsmonden, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1737  (Age ~ 35 years)  [natural]
     6. Robert Austen,   c. 30 Sep 1702, Horsmonden, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1728  (Age ~ 25 years)  [natural]
     7. Stephen Austen,   c. 11 Feb 1703/04, Horsmonden, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1751  (Age ~ 46 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F1860  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • According to Deirdre Le Faye, "Elizabeth Weller, a woman happily cast in a different mould from her husband, was an ancestress of Jane Austen who deserves commemoration. Though receiving only grudging assistance from her miserly father-in-law before he too died suddenly in 1705, of an illness that 'seiz'd his brains', she proved herself to be thrifty, energetic, a careful mother and a prudent housewife, and managed both to pay off her husband's debts and to give her younger sons a decent education."

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] A goodly heritage: a history of Jane Austen's family, George Holbert Tucker, (Carcanet New Press, Manchester, 1983;), p.19 (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S285] Information from Richard Weller, given on website http://www.trump.net.au/~austen/Weller.htm, "Elizabeth d/o Thomas WELLER bapt 21 Dec 1671. [Tonbridge PRs.]" (Reliability: 1).

    3. [S301] Jane Austen: a family record, Deirdre Le Faye, (Cambridge University Press, 2004;), p.2 (Reliability: 2).

    4. [S285] Information from Richard Weller, given on website http://www.trump.net.au/~austen/Weller.htm, "27 Jun 1661 Marriage of Thomas Weller and Elizabeth d/o Thomas Posthumous LEGAT of Westminster, Esq., by Licence. [SoG transcript of Tonbridge PRs with note that marriage took place in London]" (Reliability: 1).

    5. [S285] Information from Richard Weller, given on website http://www.trump.net.au/~austen/Weller.htm, "19 Jan 1693/4 Marriage of Mr John AUSTEN of Horsmonden and Elizabeth WELLER. [Tonbridge PRs.]" (Reliability: 1).