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Chawton Manor and its Owners William Austen Leigh

Chawton Manor and its Owners By William Austen Leigh

Chawton Manor and its Owners by William Austen Leigh


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Summary

This book, published in 1911, and written by descendants of Jane Austen's brothers, covers the history of Chawton manor and house, formerly owned by her brother Edward Knight, from the Norman Conquest to 1879. In addition to the Austen connection, this is a fascinating history of a typical English parish.

Chawton Manor and its Owners Summary

Chawton Manor and its Owners: A Family History by William Austen Leigh

Chawton House is famous today as the home of Jane Austen's brother Edward, who was adopted by a wealthy relative, Thomas Knight, and inherited his Hampshire estate. Edward offered the former bailiff's cottage close to the great house to his mother, who lived there with her unmarried daughters Jane and Cassandra. The house is now a study centre and library, for women's writing especially, but when this book was published in 1911 the building was still the Knight family home. Montagu Knight, the grandson of Edward, supplied material from the archives of the manor, while the book was largely written by his cousin William Austen Leigh, the son of Jane's nephew and memorialist. It covers the history of the manor from the Norman Conquest to the death of the second Edward in 1879, and, apart from the Austen connection, is a fascinating illustrated history of a typical English parish.

About William Austen Leigh

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Table of Contents

Note; 1. Eight centuries; 2. The manor; 3. The church; 4. The Knights and the building of Chawton House; 5. The Lewkenors and the Martins; 6. The Mays and the Brodnaxes; 7. The Austens; Appendices; Index.

Additional information

GOR012650562
9781108076210
1108076211
Chawton Manor and its Owners: A Family History by William Austen Leigh
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
2014-07-10
272
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