Henry Thomas


Born June 8th 1771.
Baptized at Steventon the same day.
Matriculated from St. John's College, Oxford on July 1st 1788.
M.A. 1796.
Appointed in the Oxfordshire Militia, Gentleman to be Lieutenant, April 9th 1793.
Captain-Lieutenant, March 29th 1797.
Captain, December 5th 1798.
Went out, 1799.
Banker, Firm of Austen, Maunde and Tilson 1807-1816.
Receiver-General for Oxfordshire, 1813. Bankrupt, March 1816.
Took Holy Orders and became Perpetual Curate of Bentley, Hants; December 1816 until his death.
He married, first, December 31st 1797, his cousin Eliza, daughter of Tysoe Saul Hancock – widow of the Comte de Feuillide (who was guillotined February 22nd 1794.) She died April 25th 1813.
Henry married, secondly, April 11th 1820, Eleanor, daughter of Henry Jackson of London.
He died suddenly, in March 1850, at Tonbridge Wells – having had no issue.

'Unfortunately we have no memorial of Henry Thomas Austen in our Church; we wish we had. There must be, however, much of his work and signatures recorded in our old registers.' (– The Rector of Bentley.)

Henry Thomas Austen
Eliza Hancock
Eleanor Jackson

Officers of the Oxfordshire Militia, 1799
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