William Austin

28th Feb 1759 - 1819

Claimant or beneficiary


Co-owner of Land of Plenty in British Guiana with his younger brother John Austin (q.v.)

William Austin was born 28/02/1759 and baptised 01/04/1759 in St Thomas, Barbados, son of Colonel Thomas Austin (1727-1806) and his first wife Mary Williams (?-1767). He married Mehetabel Piercy (q.v.) 26/02/1807 in Bath, England. They had 8 children, whose births chart the family's movements between Britain and Demerara: William Piercy (1807, Stone, Staffordshire), Mary (1809, Bath), Elizabeth (1810, Demerera), John Gardiner (1812, Demerara), Mehetabel Ann (1814, Demerera), Sarah Louisa (1816, Demerara), Charlotte (1818, Bath) and Hugh Williams (1819, Land of Plenty, Essequibo). William died on Land of Plenty 03/11/1819 leaving Mehetabel as a widow with 8 young children.


Website summary of Roger B. Austin and Timothy J. Smellie, An Old Colonial Family (privately printed, 2002) available at http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/town/walk/rcr51/ThomasAustin/ [accessed 03/04/2013].

Further Information

Mehetabel Piercy
William Piercy (1807-1892), Mary (1809-1890), Elizabeth (1810-1864), John Gardiner (1812-1900), Mehetabel Ann (1814-1897), Sarah Louisa (1816-1878), Charlotte (1818-1818), Hugh Williams (1819-1898)

Associated Claims (1)

£19,514 0s 5d
Beneficiary deceased (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1817 [EA] - 1819 [EY] → Joint owner

Relationships (6)

Husband → Wife
Uncle → Nephew
Son → Father

Addresses (1)

Bath, Somerset, South-west England, England
Notes →

Included time spent in British Guiana. Records of him in Bath in 1807, 1809 and 1818.