Jane Anna Elizabeth Lefroy

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Jane Anna Elizabeth Lefroy (Austen)

Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Rev. James Austen and Anne Austen, twin
Wife of Rev. Benjamin Lefroy
Mother of Anna Jemima Lefroy; Julia Cassandra Rickards; George Benjamin Austen Lefroy; Fanny Caroline Lefroy; Georgiana Brydges Terry and 3 others
Half sister of James Edward Austen-Leigh and Caroline Austen

Managed by: Oliver Marcus Stedall
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About Jane Anna Elizabeth Lefroy

Jane Anna Elizabeth Lefroy was born in 1793, the first daughter of James Austen and Anne Mathew. After Anna’s mother passed away in 1795, James married Mary Lloyd (1797) and fathered James Edward Austen-Leigh (JEAL) and Caroline Austen. JEAL later wrote A Memoir of Jane Austen.

As a child, Anna was very close to her aunt, Jane Austen and stayed with Jane and Cassandra for two years at Steventon before her father (James) remarried. Anna often wrote to her aunt Jane, and received numerous letters, advice and love in return. Reading letters between these two women, one gets the sense that Anna was special to Jane and vice versa.


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Jane Anna Elizabeth Lefroy's Timeline

April 15, 1793
October 20, 1815
Age 22
September 20, 1816
Age 23
May 18, 1818
Age 25
August 4, 1820
Age 27
May 15, 1822
Age 29
Age 30
August 29, 1827
Age 34
September 1, 1872
Age 79