Susan Austen

(1609/10-aft 1670)
FatherValentine Austen (say 1585-1633)
MotherEllen Sackett (1585-aft 1660)
Susan Austen, daughter of Valentine Austen and Ellen Sackett, was baptized at Sutton-by-Dover, KentG, on 28 January 1609/10.1 She died after 1670. She married in Tilmanstone, KentG, on 10 November 1628, Richard Belsey, son of Thomas Belsey.2
     Susan, named as the wife of Richard Bellse, was left £20 in her father Valentine's will made in Tilmanstone, Kent, in 1633, to be paid when Richard's father Thos Bellse "shall perform the bargain that was agreed upon which was half his lands."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.

     Susan 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.
     Susan, then a widow of Ockham, was left land and a tenement at St John in Thanet in the will of her brother Leonard, made at Tilmanstone, KentG on 17 August 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,
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 Jordan Down descendant chart

 Notes & Citations

  1. Baptism, Sutton-by-Dover, Kent (England Births and Christenings, LDS FamilySearch), "28 Jan 1609/[10] Susan Austin, d. Valentine Austin."
  2. Marriages Register, St Andrew, Tilmanstone, Kent, database, Findmypast, "10 Nov 1628 Richard Belsey & Sus Austen, both of Tilmanstone."
  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