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George Austen

Birthplace: Steventon, Hampshire, , England
Death: Died in Monk Sherborne, Hampshire, , England
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. George Austen and Cassandra Austen
Brother of James Austen; Edward Austen, afterwards Knight; Rev. Henry Thomas Austen; Cassandra Elizabeth Fowle; Sir Francis William Austen and 2 others

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About George Austen

Some scholars believe he was mentally retarded, others that he was merely deaf, speculation rising from Jane Austen's comment that she was fluent in "finger speaking". He was sent to live away from his family when young and spent the rest of his life in Monk Sherborne villiage along with his uncle, Thomas Leigh, who also suffered from some sort of disability. Little more is known of George other than he lived relatively long life.

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George Austen's Timeline

August 26, 1766
Steventon, Hampshire, , England
Age 71
Monk Sherborne, Hampshire, , England