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Written by Leanne S
(2/19/2003 12:31 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, M.T.Jane Austen's "marriage certificates", penned by Caroline
] There exists, in the Hampshire County Records Office, a sheet of paper torn from Steventon Parish registers and apparently written on by the youthful JA. She marries herself off three times. First marriage is to "Henry Frederic(sic) Howard Fitzwilliam of London"; the second is to Edmund Arthur William Mortimer of Liverpool". If I recall corrrectly, (and I 'm doing this from memory, because I really cannot find anything at hand to confirm or deny) the second one has the name scratched out and the new name "Mr Smith" inserted superscript.
This was mentioned in Jane Austen's Regency World, a new magazine put out by the Jane Austen Centre in Bath. Maggie Lane wrote the article about the names Jane used for her characters and mentioned it. But I can't remember any more than that and the mag is at home!
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