Abel Austin (1786-1852)



Census: 7 June 1841

Address Name of
each person
Age last birthday Profession or occupation Where born
Snave John Austin54 farmer of 3 acres[Snave]
Harriet 50---[New Romney]
Adam 24parish clerk[Snave]
Leah 22---[Snave]
Zilpah 20---[Snave]
Abel 17---[Snave]
James 1---[Snave]


James was the illegitimate son of Leah.

Leah married Edward Brooks on 11 July 1846 at Snave.

Adam Austin died of tuberculosis or "pulmonary consumption" on 12 April 1846, aged 29. The Romans probably introduced TB to Britain, and by the mid-17th century it was responsible for one in five deaths in London. It wasn't until the 1940s that an effective antibiotic was found (streptomycin). In the 1950s vaccinations against TB were introduced in Britain.


Census: 30 March 1851

Address Name of
each person
Relation
to
head of
family
Condition
as to
marriage
Age last birthday Profession or occupation Where born
Snave John Austinheadmarried64 farmer of 3 acresSnave
Harrietwifemarried 60---Romney
Zelphadaughterunmarried 29at homeSnave
Abelsonunmarried 26at homeSnave
Jamesgrandsonunmarried 11at homeSnave


Edward Brooks was obviously not the father of Leah's son, James. Otherwise he would surely have gone to live with them.

Zilpah Austin died from chronic liver disease on 14 February 1854, aged 32.

John died in 1852.



Marriage: 21 November 1853

Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church in the Parish of Bonnington in the County of Kent
When married Name and surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of marriage Father's name and surname Rank or profession of father
21 November 1853 Abel Austin 29 bachelor looker Snave John Austin farmer
Ann Kesbey 25 spinster --- Bonnington John Kesbey farmer
Witnesses: John Kesbey, Mary Kesbey


Census: 7 April 1861

Address Name of
each person
Relation
to
head of
family
Condition
as to
marriage
Age last birthday Profession or occupation Where born
West Cottage, Snave Abel Austinheadmarried37 shepherdSnave
Annwifemarried 31---Bonnington
Harriett Marydaughterunmarried 7scholarBonnington
Anna Almadaughterunmarried 5scholarSnave
Agnes Charlottedaughterunmarried 3---Snave
Walter Johnsonunmarried 1---Snave
Harriett[mother]widow 70shepherd's widowNew Romney


Census: 2 April 1871

Address Name of
each person
Relation
to
head of
family
Condition
as to
marriage
Age last birthday Profession or occupation Where born
Cottage, Snave Able Austinheadmarried47 shepherdSnave
Annwifemarried 42---Bonnington
Harriot Marydaughterunmarried 17---Bonnington
Anna Almadaughterunmarried 15---Snave
Agnes Charlottedaughterunmarried 13scholarSnave
Walter Johnsonunmarried 11scholarSnave
Laura Keturahdaughterunmarried 8scholarSnave
Rosa Isabelldaughterunmarried 5scholarSnave
Curties Franksonunmarried 3---Snave
Arthur Edwardsonunmarried 9 months---Snave


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