‘Mischievous’ Jane Austen calculated Steventon matrimony records

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Austen had entrance to a matrimony register given her father was bishopric rector

Novelist Jane Austen combined feign entries in a matrimony register joining herself with dual apart men, it has emerged.

The Pride Prejudice author is suspicion to have done a handwritten entries in a record book while a teen in Hampshire in a late 18th Century.

Hampshire Archives, that binds a Steventon matrimony register for 1755-1812, says Austen had entrance to a book given her father, George Austen, was a rector of a parish.

The annals will go on arrangement in May.

The little-known request includes a fictitious entrance for a announcement of banns between Henry Frederic Howard Fitzwilliam of London and Jane Austen of Steventon.

Another feign entrance sum a matrimony of Edmund Arthur William Mortimer of Liverpool and Jane Austen of Steventon.

It is not famous possibly either Fitzwilliam or Mortimer indeed existed.

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The ‘mischievous’ author combined calculated entries to an central matrimony register when she was a teenager

Hampshire County Council’s enlightenment orator Andrew Gibson said: “In a year when we applaud 200 years given her death, this singular request uncovers another side to Jane Austen’s character.

“Jane would have been in her teenagers when she wrote these feign matrimony entries, and some could contend it reveals a mischievous side during her younger years.”

The papers will go on arrangement in May as partial of a Mysterious Miss Austen muster during Winchester’s Discovery Centre, that outlines 200 years given a author’s genocide during a age of 41.

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