Mehetabel Austin (née Piercy)

???? - 1852

Claimant or beneficiary


Daughter of Jeffrey Piercy and Mary Spiers, Mehetabel Piercy was born 14/06/1782 in Ireland. She married William Austin (q.v.) 16/02/1807 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). Her husband died in Land of Plenty, 03/11/1819 and was buried there. She moved to Bonn, Germany, with her 8 small children, where she lived until her death in 1852. William Piercy Austin became Bishop of Guiana (d. 1892) and John Gardiner Austin became Lt-Governor of British Honduras 1864-1867 and Colonial Secretary of Hong Kong 1868-1879.


Website summary of Roger B. Austin and Timothy J. Smellie, An Old Colonial Family (privately printed, 2002) available at [accessed 03/04/2013].

Further Information

Maiden Name
William Austin
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

Relationships (4)

Wife → Husband
Sister-in-law → Brother-in-law
Sister-in-law → Brother-in-law
Other relatives
Notes →
Francis Bell Grant's daughter Dorothy married Mehetabel Austin's son John Gardiner...

Addresses (4)

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

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

Stone, Staffordshire, West Midlands, England
Bonn, Germany