TQ7038 : The Austen tomb, Horsmonden Churchyard

taken 4 years ago, near to Goudhurst, Kent, Great Britain

The Austen tomb, Horsmonden Churchyard
The Austen tomb, Horsmonden Churchyard
The Austens of Horsmonden were a wealthy family who made their money in the cloth trade, with spinning and weaving going on throughout the village as a cottage industry. They purchased land and property and a large number of houses in the village are thought to have been built by members of the family. John Austen IV was born in 1657 and resided at Broadford in Horsmonden, married Elizabeth Weller of Tonbridge and they had seven children. His son William Austen of Tonbridge in turn had four children, including the Rev. George Austen, Rector of Steventon in Hampshire, who was the father of Jane Austen. Austens were living in Horsmonden well into the 20th century.
The Austen tomb in the churchyard of St Margaret's, close to the south wall of the church, is not to Jane's immediate ancestors but is to members of the wider Austen family.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 28 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Thursday, 10 October, 2013
Geographical Context
People, Events  Burial ground, Crematorium 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7037 3810 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:7.0117N 0:25.9679E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7037 3809
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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