Samuel Austin 1605/6-1671
Samuel AUSTIN 1605/6-1671
Son of Thomas Austin of Lostwithiel, Cornwall. BA Exeter College, Oxford, 1630. While at Oxford Austin published a poem Urania, or, the heavenly muse 1629, a 'committed exegesis on the biblical narratives of fall and redemption' (ODNB). He later became vicar of Menheniot, Cornwall 1646 (ejected 1660), and apparently lived and preached in Plymouth thereafter (where he was briefly imprisoned).
Austin's probate inventory lists books valued at £25 3s 6d, from an estate valued at £68 16s.
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