William Austen ca.1704-1742

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William AUSTEN ca.1704-1742

William Austen's bookplate (British Museum Franks Collection 986)

Biographical Note

Son of Robert Austen, of Hernden, Kent, from whom he inherited the family estates in 1728. Little else is known of his life.


Austen used an engraved armorial bookplate, Franks 986; the extent of his library is not known. His will has no specific mention of books; all his household goods, together with the rest of the Hernden estate, was bequeathed to his cousin Richard Righton.