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Cassandra 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.  
Family links: 
  Edward Austen Knight (1768 - 1852)*
  Francis Austen (1774 - 1865)*
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St Nicholas Churchyard
East Hampshire District
Hampshire, England
Created by: Iain MacFarlaine
Record added: Apr 23, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10842057
Cassandra Austen
Added by: Iain MacFarlaine
Cassandra Austen
Added by: Iain MacFarlaine
Cassandra Austen
Added by: Iain MacFarlaine
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- Brodnax Moore
 Added: Apr. 27, 2013
"After death the Soul becomes again a spirit; that is to say, it returns into the world of spirits, which it had quitted for a short time." Taken from "The Spirits' Book", by Allan Kardec:
- MPM77
 Added: Jul. 3, 2012
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas in Heaven Mrs. Austen. I hope to meet you someday.
- September Blue
 Added: Dec. 5, 2011
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