Isabella Austin

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Isabella Austin

Birthplace: Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Death: Died in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Francis Austin and Isabel Leavitt
Wife of Thomas Leavitt and Philip Towle
Mother of Philip Towle; Joshua Towle; Benjamin Towle; Mary Towle; Francis Towle and 4 others
Sister of Joseph Austin
Half sister of Jemima Knowles; Hezron Levet Leavitt; John Leavitt; Aretas Leavitt; James Leavitt and 2 others

Managed by: Gwyneth McNeil
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About Isabella Austin

Isabella was persecuted for witchcraft. She and Rachel Fuller were accused in the summer of 1680 after the death of a child of John Godfrey. Rachel confessed and accused Isabella. both were committed to prison where they remained until the sitting of the Hampton Court, September 7, 1680. The court ordered that they continue in prison until bond be given for their good behavior of 100 pounds each. John Fuller became a bondsman for his wife, and Isaac Marston and John Redman for Isabella (it is likely that husband Philip was not able to raise the required bond). They were discharged at the Dover court in 1681. She was united with the church on July 2, 1699.

Isabella is the daughter of Francis Austin and Isabelle Bland. She was united in marriage to Philip Towle on 19 Nov 1657 in Hampton and together they are parents of nine children:

  • Philip Towle-3 May 1659-17 Jun 1717
  • Caleb Towle-17 May 1661-13 Jun 1677
  • Joshua Towle-29 Jun 1663-25 Sep 1715
  • Mary Towle-12 Nov 1665
  • Joseph Towle (Twin)-4 May 1669-2 Sep 1757
  • Benjamin Towle (Twin)-4 May 1669-29 May 1759
  • Francis (Dowie) Towle-1 Aug 1672
  • John Towle-23 Jul 1674
  • Caleb Towle-14 May 1678-20 Sep 1763
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Isabella Austin's Timeline

Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
November 19, 1657
Age 24
Hampton, NH, USA
May 3, 1659
Age 26
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November 12, 1665
Age 32
May 4, 1669
Age 36
Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire
Age 37
August 1, 1672
Age 39
July 23, 1674
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Age 44