Leonard Austen

(1613-1670)
FatherValentine Austen (say 1585-1633)
MotherEllen Sackett1 (1585-aft 1660)
Leonard Austen, son of Valentine Austen and Ellen Sackett, was baptized at Buckland near Dover, KentG, on 30 January 1613/14.2 He died in Tilmanstone, KentG, between 17 August 1670 and 29 September 1670.
     Leonard, named as eldest son, was left £50 at 21 in his father Valentine's will made in Tilmanstone, Kent, in 1633.3
Testator: Valentine Austen, yeoman of Tilmanstone, Kent.
Date: 1 May 1633.
Proved: 23 May 1633.
Source: PRC 17-68-212, Tyler Index to Wills, ancestry.co.uk.
Beneficiaries:
Eldest son Leonard, £50 at 21.
Youngest son Valentine, £50 at 21.
Daughter Susan wife of Richard Bellse £20 to be paid when his father Thos Bellse shall perform the bargain that was agreed upon which was half his lands.
Daughters, Mary, Ealce, and Ellen, £20 at 21.
Wife [not named], residue of goods.
Executrix: wife.
Overseer: cousin Richard Sackett.
Witnesses: James Rogers, Wm Ersden, John Austen, Leonard Austen.

     Leonard was named as a beneficiary in his uncle Robert Sackett's will made in St John in ThanetG, on 16 February 1660. Leonard was described in the will as "of Woodnesborough near Sandwich". He was made executor and was to inherit four small tenements and stables at Margate, eight acres of arable land at Bacon Dane now occupied by John Willson and, after bequests to other family members, was to take the residue of the estate.1
     Leonard made his will at Tilmanstone, KentG on 17 August 1670. He left land and a tenement at St John in Thanet to his widowed sister Susan. He left his sister Alice £20, and his sister Mary £5. He left the residue of his estate, including land at St John and St Peter in Thanet, to his brother Valentine, whom he also appointed executor. The will was proved on 29 September 1670.4
Abstract of Will of Leonard Austen (1613–1670)

Testator: Leonard Austen of Tilmanstone, yeoman.
Dated: 17 Aug 1670.
Proved: 29 Sep 1670.
Source: A73-5, Tyler Index to Wills, ancestry.co.uk.
Beneficiaries:
Sister Susan Belsy of Ockham wid. my land & tenement in occpn of Goodman Smith of St Johns Thanet.
Sister Alice Hobday of Lidden, £20.
Sister Mary Fagg of Huffam, £5.
Brother Valentine Austen of Tilmanstone, yeoman, all other lands in St John and St Peter, & to be exec.
Witnesses:
Humphrey Dicus, John Rogers.
ChartsTree 1. William Sackett of Jordan Down descendant chart
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 Notes & Citations

  1. Will of Robert Sackett of St John in Thanet, Kent, 16 February 1660, proved in the Canterbury Archdeaconry Court, 25 March 1664 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-72-94).
  2. Baptism, Buckland near Dover, Kent (England Births and Christenings, LDS FamilySearch), "30 Jan 1613/[14] Leonarde Austin, s. Valentine Austin."
  3. Frank Watt Tyler, "The Tyler Collection", Wills, Canterbury, Kent, digital image, Ancestry.com, Will of Valentine Austen, dated 1 May 1633, proved 23 May 1633.
  4. Frank Watt Tyler, "The Tyler Collection", Wills, Canterbury, Kent, digital image, Ancestry.com.
Last Edited24 October 2017