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John Austen

John Austen

Male Abt 1716 - 1807  (~ 91 years)

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  • Name John Austen  [1, 2
    Born Abt 1716  [1
    Gender Male 
    Bequest 20 Jun 1789  [2
    In his uncle, Francis Austen's will 
    • He was left £500 and any debts he might owe his uncle at the time of his death were cleared.
    Residence Abt 1799  Sevenoaks, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Will 14 Nov 1799  [3
    • He added a codicil on 14 July 1804 and a memorandum written on his behalf on 9 March 1803 by Johanna Austen was also treated as a codicil by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.

      He left all of his land and property initially to his wife Johanna Austen while she remained his widow.

      His daughter, Mary, was left an annuity of £100 while she remained single, living with her mother and her mother had not remarried. If she were to live apart from her mother or marry (while her mother remained a widow), she was to receive an annuity of £300 instead. After the remarriage of her mother or her death, Mary would receive all her father's land and property. In the event of her dying without leaving a will or descendants, the land and property was left to John Austen, third son of Francis Motley Austen.

      In the event of John Austen inheriting, the estate would be held in trust by George Children of Tunbridge and William Scoones of the same place.

      The estate would pass to William Austen, seventh son of Francis Motley Austen, if his older brother, John, died without leaving any male heirs.
      Should William die without leaving sons, the estate would pass to Major John Austen.

      He also left an annuity of £50 to his daughter's servant Abigail Dryamond, payable after Mary Austen's death providing she remained in her service at that date.

      He permitted his wife to bequeath a sum not exceeding £1,000 to be paid from his estate.

      He left his money and personal property to his wife and daughter. After their death, he left £1,000 to Edgar Austen, only son of his "near relation", Henry Austen of Tunbridge.

      He bequeathed £1,200 to Elizabeth Hyland Weston, Harriot Weston and Jane Weston, the three daughters of his relation, Mr Thomas Weston (presumably descendants of John Austen's aunt, Jane Stringer who married Thomas Weston).

      He appointed his wife, Johanna, and his daughter, Mary, as executrixes.
    Died 1807  [1, 3
    Probate 18 Mar 1807  Prerogative Court of Canterbury, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Johanna Austen, his widow, was the executrix.
    Person ID I6429  Main Tree
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2018 

    Father John Austen,   c. 20 Aug 1696, Horsmonden, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1728  (Age ~ 31 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Stringer,   c. 20 Mar 1698/99, Goudhurst, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F1877  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Johanna 
     1. Mary Austen,   d. Between 14 Nov 1799 and 14 Jul 1804  [natural]
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F2676  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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

    2. [S429] Will, Francis Austen, (written on 20 June 1789, with a codicil dated 2 December 1790, and proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury on 6 July 1791, registered copy;), PROB 11/1206.

    3. [S434] Will, John Austen, (written on 14 November 1799, with two codicils dated 14 July 1804 and 9 March 1803, and proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury by Johanna Austen, widow of the deceased, on 18 March 1807, registered copy;), PROB 11/1457.