Edward Austen's Family

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Born October 7th 1768. [In fact he was born and privately baptized on 7 October 1767. – Ed.]
Baptized at Deane.
Adopted, while a boy, by his cousin Thomas Knight, to whose estates of Godmersham Park, Kent and Chawton, Hampshire, he succeeded.
Partly educated in Germany (spending a year in Dresden) and in Italy.
High Sheriff 1801.
Took the name and arms of Knight in 1812, quartering the Knight arms with those of Austen.
Married, December 27th 1791, Elizabeth, third daughter of Sir Brook Bridges, Baronet, of Goodneston, Kent. Elizabeth, born May 23rd 1773, died October 10th 1808.
Edward Knight died November 19th 1852, having had issue:
Edward Knight
Elizabeth Bridges

Fanny Catherine Austen, later Knight. [2]
Born January 23rd 1793.
Married, in 1820, Sir Edward Knatchbull, 9th Baronet, of Mersham Hatch, Kent.
See Appendix I (Knatchbull and Knatchbull-Hugessen) and Appendix II (Brabourne)
Fanny Catherine, Lady Knatchbull, died December 24th 1882.
Fanny Catherine Knight
Edward Knatchbull

Edward Austen, later Knight. [2]
Born May 10th 1794.
Commoner of Winchester 1807–1811.
Entered St Johns College, Oxford 1811.
Completed his educated in Germany.

Portrait of Edward Knight

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