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Cassandra Leigh Austen
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Birth: 1740
Death: Jan. 18, 1827

Jane Austen's mother. Cassandra Leigh was the daughter of Thomas Leigh, the rector of Harpsden, near Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire, and his wife Jane (nee Walker.) Upon his retirement, Mr. Leigh moved to Bath, but died shortly afterwards. On the 26th. April 1764 at St. Swithin's Church in Bath, Cassandra married the Reverend George Austen (q.v.), the vicar of Steventon in Hampshire. None of his family were present at the wedding, and the bride wore a red riding habit. They were to have eight children, of whom Jane was the seventh. Like his father-in-law before him, George Austen retired to Bath. After his death, his widow returned to Hampshire, where she is buried next to her fifth child, also named Cassandra.  
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  Thomas Leigh (1696 - 1764)
  Jane Walker Leigh (1704 - 1768)
  George Austen (1731 - 1805)
  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)*
  Anne Leigh (1734 - 1738)*
  Mary Leigh (1737 - 1737)*
  Cassandra Leigh Austen (1740 - 1827)
*Calculated relationship
St Nicholas Churchyard
East Hampshire District
Hampshire, England
Created by: Iain MacFarlaine
Record added: Apr 23, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10842057
Cassandra <i>Leigh</i> Austen
Added by: Iain MacFarlaine
Cassandra <i>Leigh</i> Austen
Added by: Iain MacFarlaine
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