William Hazledine Austin

1822 - 1898


Son and heir of James Austin of Shawbury Park. A minor when his father died c. 1830.

  1. Born 06/06/1822 and baptised 21/09/1824 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, son of James Austin and Elizabeth. Parents' abode given as Bottom of Wyle Cop, father's occupation planter. The baptism record contains the note: "This child was born at Winefield, St Ann's Bay, Jamaica." William Hazledine Austin, gentleman of St Mary's, Shrewsbury, married Jane Hombersley of Bolas Magna at Bolas Magna, 17/04/1844.

  2. Living at South Lodge, Stockton, in 1851, age 28, fundholder, born Jamaica, with wife Jane and children William H. age 5, Jane age 4, James age 2, an upper nurse, a cook, a housemaid and a groom. All three children were born in Woore, Shropshire.

  3. Living at 14 Church Hill, Milterton, Warwickshire, in the census of 1871, age 48, Landowner, born Jamaica, with his wife Jane Austin, age 49 and children Jane age 24 and Elizabeth Hazledine age 19 and one lodger. At Llys Helig, Indue Street, Llandudno, North Wales, in 1881 with wife Jane, children William H. and Elizabeth H., a cook and a housemaid. At School Chambers, Shrewsbury, in 1891, age 68, with wife Jane.

  4. The death of William Hazledine Austin, age 76, was registered Q2 1898 in Newcastle upon Tyne. William Hazledine Austin of 43 Leaze's-terrace, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, died 24/06/1898, probate London 17/10/1898 to the Rev. Arthur Hombersley, clerk. Effects £134 9s 5d.


  1. Findmypast.co.uk, Shropshire baptisms [database online]; Findmypast.co.uk, Staffordshire, Dioceses of Lichfield & Coventry marriage allegations and bonds, 1636-1893 [database online].

  2. 1851 census online.

  3. 1871, 1881 and 1891 censuses online.

  4. Findmypast.co.uk, England & Wales Deaths 1837-2007 [database online]; National Probate Calendar 1898.

Further Information

Jane Hombersley
William Hazledine, Jane, James, Elizabeth Hazledine
Wealth at death
£134 9S 5D

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
1831 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Trust beneficiary

Relationships (1)

Son → Father

Addresses (3)

Woore, Shropshire, West Midlands, England
14 Church Hill, Milverton, Shropshire, West Midlands, England
South Lodge, Stockton, Shropshire, West Midlands, England