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|Some scattered notes about the Austens..
Written by Leif G-n
(2/3/2003 11:40 p.m.)
It was a tough life for George Austen six and his two sisters,Philadelphia seven and Leonora five,losing both their parents. (There had been a third sister with the unusual name Hampson, who died young). And no one really wanted to take care of them. Not their stepmother Susanna Kelk(she had perhaps no means to),but there was money for education left by their father. And George was a bright boy at Tonbridge school.
Strange how we know a lot about some of them, but very little about others. His younger sister Leonora for instance,what happened to her? The only information I find is that she never married and still lived in 1769. I find it sad when I read the so often repeated "d.unm."
It's rather interesting to look at Jane's brother Edward and his family.
I have wondered why Janes father did not pursue a career in the Church.
By this time they were settled in Steventon and had had three children,one each year 1765,66,67,so time for a pause till 1771!
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