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Jane Austin born.

Saturday, 16 December 1775

On the 16th of December 1775 at the Rectory at Steventon Hampshire Jane Austin was born. Her parents Rev George Austin and Cassandra had been married in Bath in 1764 and already had 7 children James[1765-1819], George[1766-1838], Edward[1767-1852], Henry[1771-1850], Frank[1774-1865], Cassandra[1773-1845] and Charles[1779-1852].
Jane the novelist never married and died at the age of 41. Her novels were set in the time and social class that she knew well. George Prince of Wales was a great fan of hers and 'Emma', her 4th novel was dedicated to him.