Valentine Austen

FatherValentine Austen (say 1585-1633)
MotherEllen Sackett (1585-aft 1660)
Valentine Austen, son of Valentine Austen and Ellen Sackett, was baptized at Buckland near Dover, KentG, on 12 December 1616.1 He died aged about 58 in Tilmanstone, KentG, and was buried there on 11 July 1675.2
     Valentine, named as youngest 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,
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.

     Valentine would have been one of Ellen's six unnamed children each left £6 in the will of their uncle Robert Sackett made at St John in ThanetG on 16 February 1660 and proved on 25 March 1664.
     Valentine was left the residue of the estate, after bequests to his sisters, of his brother Leonard in his will made at Tilmanstone, KentG on 17 August 1670. He was also appointed executor.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,
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.
Humphrey Dicus, John Rogers.
ChartsTree 1. William Sackett of St John in Thanet descendant chart

 Notes & Citations

  1. Baptism, Buckland near Dover, Kent (England Births and Christenings, LDS FamilySearch), "12 Dec 1616 Valentine Austin, s. Valentine Austin."
  2. Burials Register, St Andrew, Tilmanstone, Kent, digital image, Findmypast, "11 Jul 1675 Valentine Austen."
  3. Frank Watt Tyler, "The Tyler Collection", Wills, Canterbury, Kent, digital image,, Will of Valentine Austen, dated 1 May 1633, proved 23 May 1633.
  4. Frank Watt Tyler, "The Tyler Collection", Wills, Canterbury, Kent, digital image,
Last Edited15 October 2017