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Francis William Austen
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Birth: Apr. 23, 1774
Death: Aug. 10, 1865

British Navy Admiral. Born Francis William Austen the fifth of six brothers born to the Reverend William George Austen and his wife, Cassandra Leigh. He was the younger brother of Jane Austen. He entered the Royal Naval Academy at Portsmouth at age twelve. His career took him to the far east from age 14 to 18 and later the Indies. In October 1805 he missed involvement in the battle of Trafalgar due to his temporary detachment from Lord Nelson's fleet for convoy duty as captain of a captured French ship, Canopus. Nelson considered him to have been "an excellent young man." His career has long been considered the inspiration for Lieutenant William Price in his sister's novels "Mansfield Park," and Captain Wentworth in "Persuasion." He and his first wife, Mary Gibson, had eleven children together before her death in 1823. He remarried family friend, Martha Lloyd, in 1828. He was made a knight and eventfully rose to the rank of Admiral of the Fleet. He died at age 91, the last surviving Austen sibling, and was buried at the Wymering Parish Church, Portmouth. (bio by: Iola) 
Family links: 
  George Austen (1731 - 1805)
  Cassandra Leigh Austen (1740 - 1827)
  Martha Lloyd Austen (1765 - 1843)*
  Cassandra Eliza Austen (1814 - 1849)*
  James Austen (1765 - 1819)*
  Edward Austen Knight (1768 - 1852)*
  Henry Thomas Austen (1771 - 1850)*
  Cassandra Elizabeth Austen (1773 - 1845)*
  Francis William Austen (1774 - 1865)
  Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)*
*Calculated relationship
St Peter and St Paul Churchyard
Portsmouth Unitary Authority
Hampshire, England
Plot: grave, churchyard
Created by: Mark McManus
Record added: Apr 05, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13861765
Francis William Austen
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Francis William Austen
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Francis William Austen
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May you rest in Eternal Peace.
- alltogethernow
 Added: Sep. 22, 2015

- julia&keld
 Added: Apr. 22, 2015
RIP 3rd G/Uncle proud of you and being part of the Austen Family to whom I do belong.
- Josie Athawes
 Added: Feb. 16, 2015
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