Person:Henry Austin (3)

Henry Austin
  1. Henry Austin1668 - 1745
m. 1707
  1. Samuel AustinAbt 1710 - 1765
Facts and Events
Name Henry Austin
Gender Male
Birth? 1668 Shevlock, Cornwall, England
Marriage 1707 Calvert County, Marylandto Elizabeth Hilleary
Death? 17 Aug 1745 Calvert County, Maryland

Individual: Henry AUSTIN, Sr., the second husband of Elizabeth HILLEARY, was the son of Thomas AUSTIN (AUSTEN), Sr. (ABT 1625, Sheviock, Cornwall, England - 1743, England) and Mary LAVERS (23 January 1623/24, St. Germans, Cornwall, England - ?) who were married 28 November 1645, in St. Germans, Cornwall, England. About Henry AUSTIN, the following notes are from Tim Smith :

Baptized August 3, 1668, Sheviock, Cornwall, England. Henry and brother Thomas left England in 1685. They were banished to Barbados after the unsuccessful Monmouth Rebellion. After two years there they went to Calvert County, Maryland in 1687 [source: Charles O. Austin Jr.] Henry AUSTIN, in his will, left legacies to the LYLE children, Elizabeth's children from her first marriage.

Sources for Henry:

PROBATE: Last Will and Testament of Henry Austin of Calvert County, Maryland. In the name of God Amen. I Henry Austin of Calvert County in the province of Maryland, being in good health of body and of sound and perfect mind and memory do make and ordain this my last will and testement in manner and form following:

First, I desire that my debts be paid and discharged at the discretion of my Excors hereafter named and as touching the Temporal Estate that it hath pleased God to bestow upon me I do give and bequeathe in manner and form


I do give and bequeathe unto my son Samuel Austin one half of my estate of what sort or kind soever. The other half I do give and bequeathe unto Henry and Elinor Austin, son and daughter of Henry Austin deceased, to be equally divided between them when they come to full age, but if one or both of them should die before they arrive at full age then his or her parts I do give and bequeathe unto Henry Austin son of Samuel Austin.

I do give and bequeathe unto my loving wife Jane Austin one Negro girl called Janey during the natural life of her the said Jane Austin, and at her decease I do give and Bequeathe the said Janey unto Elizabeth the daughter of

Samuel Austin. And the first child that the said Negro girl brings I do give and bequeathe unto Mary the daughter of Samuel Austin.

I do give and bequeathe unto Elizabeth Lyle daughter of William Lyle two young ewes.

And I do hereby constitute, ordain and appoint my loving wife and my son Samuel Austin joint executors of this my last will and testament, revoking and disannuling all other will or wills heretofor made, and I desire that my body may be decently buried on the plantation that I now dwell upon between my late wife and daughter.

In witness hereof I have hereunder set my hand and seal this 18th day of January, 1743.

(signed) Henry Austin

Signed, sealed and acknowledged

in presence of us.

William Lyles

Elinor Lyles

My further will and pleasure is that my grandson Henry Austin son of Henry Austin may have unto his part one Negro boy named Caesar, and that my granddaughter Elinor have one Negro girl named Nancy.

(signed) Henry Austin

The above will was probated Aug. 31, 1745.

Marshie and Florence Austin, A HISTORY OF REV. WILLIAM AUSTIN AND HIS WIFE, ELIZABETH, VOL. I, Press of the Wilmington Publishing Co., 1940; copy in AFAOA Library.

BIRTH-DEATH-COMMENT: "Several attempts have been made to trace the ancestry of Henry Austin of Calvert Co., but with no success. Harry Wright Newman, an able genealogist, who did some work on this line has this to say: `Henry Austin may have come to MD direct from Great Britian or from any one of the British possessions of that day, but there are certainly no clues in MD for intelligent additional research. .....'." Marshie and Florence Austin, A HISTORY OF REV. WILLIAM AUSTIN AND HIS WIFE ELIZABETH, Vol. II, Press of the Wilmington Publishing Co., 1953; copy in AFAOA Library.

MARRIAGE-COMMENT: "It is quite possible that the Austin Family came from England to New England sometime around 1665. ...... Samuel and Henry Austin, sons of Thomas Austin, came to Calvert Co., MD. ....." She then shows the father of Samuel and Henry as Thomas Austin, born 1630/60 England. No further mention of a Samuel, brother of Henry. Helen Cox Tregillis, THE ABC FAMILY CHRONICLES, Anundsen Publishing Co.,

Decorah, IA., 1981.

FATHER-CHRISTENING-MARRIAGE: Info that the author got from Charles O. Austin, Rock Island, IL (1994) showing Henry's father as Thomas Austin, born Shevlock?, Cornwall, England.(I find Sheviock on the map). Also a brother Thomas, who is not mentioned again. The info was not documented, other than it came from the

Mormon Church "files".

Baptized 13 Aug 1668, in Shevlock, Cornwall, England. 1st m/d 1707 & "by 1708", First married 1707 and also "by 1708". Second marriage 1730 and also "by May 1730". FGS of Anne Laurie Austin Smith in possession of Clara Lewis, Irving TX. Mar 1992.

MARRIAGE-DEATH: Married between 17 Jun 1706 & Jul 1708. Died ca 1743-5. FGS Ruth Irene Marshall Austin in possession of D.M. Whitley.