Regency Man Monday – George Austen

“We have this comfort, he cannot be a bad or wicked child.” – Mr. Austen, July 8, 1770

What we know from The List Lover’s Guide to Jane Austen:

  • He was born on August 26, 1766 and he died on January 17, 1838
  • He boarded with a family, the Cullum family,  in a neighboring village, Monk Sherborne, most of his life because of a disability
  • There is no mention of him in Jane’s surviving letters
It is believed that George lived at home until about the age of six.  It is not known how much contact he had with the family after he moved in to the Cullum family. It is known that Jane knew how to talk with her fingers, so it is believed she may have had contact with George. 
Here are some great articles about George:

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