Jane Austen

16 December 1775–18 July 1817 (Age 41)
Steventon, Hampshire, England

The Life of Jane

When Jane Austen was born on 16 December 1775, in Steventon, Hampshire, England, her father, William George Austin, was 44 and her mother, Cassandra Leigh, was 36. She died on 18 July 1817, in Winchester, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 41, and was buried in Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

William George Austin
Cassandra Leigh
James Leigh Austen Rev
Cassandra Elizabeth Austen
George Austen
George Austen
Edward Austen
Henry Thomas Austen
Francis William Austen
Jane Austen
Charles John Austen

Parents and Siblings



    James Leigh Austen Rev


    George Austen



    Henry Thomas Austen


    Cassandra Elizabeth Austen


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World Events (5)

1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

Age 12

The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.
1789 · The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

Age 14

"Former slave Olaudah Equiano settled in London and published his autobiography titled ""The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano."" Equiano learned to read and write and converted to Christianity. His autobiography is one of the oldest published works by an African-American writer."
1801 · The Act of Union

Age 26

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Austin , associated chiefly with southeastern England, especially Kent.2 German: from a reduced form of the personal name Augustin .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

Jane Austin LZBF-BH4

She is my cousin Jessica Our grandparents Thomas Whittington 1488-1546 My side Margret Needham 1492-1437 My side Jane Whittington 1518-1578 G39X-1578 Jane Austin's Side my great Aunt M Whittington …

Sources (3)

  • Jane Austen in entry for Richard Stephen Robbins, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Jane Austen, "England, Hampshire Parish Registers, 1538-1980"
  • Jane Austen, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"

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