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  1. 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. 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.)

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    • 18 Jan 1827 (aged 86-87)
  2. Austen was born in 1773 at a rectory in Steventon, Hampshire, to the Rev. George Austen (1731–1805), a rector, and his wife Cassandra, née Leigh (1739–1827). There were eight Austen children; as Cassandra and Jane were the only girls, they maintained an especially close relationship throughout their lives.

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  4. Aug 26, 2019 · Jane Austen’s disabled brother George Austen was born on 26 August 1766 at Deane, to George and Cassandra Leigh Austen. George Jr. was their second oldest son and was named for his father. He was baptized immediately after his birth but not christened until Monday, 29 September.

  5. The Rev. George Austen presenting his son Edward to their relatives Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Knight, who adopted Edward Austen met Cassandra Leigh while he was a student at Oxford. [4] They married in 1764.

  6. George Austen (1766 – 17 January 1838) was actually the second son of Revd. George Austen and Cassandra Leigh. He was born with a mental handicap; hence he was kept away from the rest of the Austen family. It was one of the dark secrets of the Austens that David Nokes elaborated in his 1997 biography, Jane Austen: a Life.

  7. Dec 24, 2012 · Cassandra Leigh Austen, Jane Austen's mother, with her patrician nose and missing foreteeth. Modern dentistry was still in its infancy when Cassandra Austen gave birth to her eight children. While the wealthy could afford dentists, rural folks still depended on the village blacksmith, who only knew how to pull teeth.

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