Name meaning: A contraction from Augustine, from the Latin, Augustinus, imperial, royal, renowned.

Richard Austin

b.1554 Titchfield, Hants, England; parents ukn
d.Feb. 15, 1623 Titchfield
m.Agnes/Annis A'Denne

CHILDREN (all born in Titchfield, Hampshire, England) included:

  1. Alice Austin
  2. Joan Austin b.abt.1581 d.aft.1623
  3. Peter Ausin b.abt. 1587 d.aft.1623
  4. Richard Austin b.abt.1589
  5. Emaline Austin b.abt.1591 d.abt. 1623
  6. Agnes/Annis Austin bapt. Feb. 1, 1596/7 Titchfield England d.abt. Mar 1678 in ME m.16 Oct. 1614 in Titchfield, England Edmond Littlefield
  7. Elizabeth Austin b.abt. 1599
  8. Daniel Austin b.abt.1601

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______ Austin

b.parents ukn

CHILDREN included:

  1. Elizabeth Austin b.abt.1641 of Salem, MA d.Boston, MA bur.Feb. 9, 1704 Boston, MA m.Nov. 20, 1664 Salem, MA; William Dicer

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Matthew Austin, Sr.

b.abt.1620 England; parents ukn [maybe s/o Francis Austin and Isabel (Bland) Smith]
d.bef.Mar 1, 1685 in York, ME
m.(1)Sarah Caney [Canney]
b.abt.1635 Dover, NH; d/o Thomas Canney and Mary Loame
m.(2)bef.1667 Mary (Davis) Dodd; widow of George Dodd of Boston; she m.(3)William Wright
b.1623 Wapping Hall, London, Middlesex, England; d/o Nicolas and Elizabeth Davis
Mary m.(3)abt.1686 William Wright, of Boston.

CHILDREN of Matthew and Sarah Canney:

  1. Matthew Austin b.abt.1653-1658 in Wells, ME d.bef.Jan. 6, 1718
  2. Mary Austin b.abt.1665 in York, ME d.23 Mar. (or 25 May) 1723 York, ME m.(1)May 1686 York, ME Jonathan Sayward m.(2)abt.1694 Lewis Bane [Beane]
  3. Sarah Austin b.bef.1667 in York, ME d.May 24, 1720 m.(1)Joseph Preble m.(2)Job Young
  4. Isabelle [Isabella] Austin b.1675 in York, ME d.16 June 1722 (or 1721) York, ME m.25 Dec. 1694 in York, ME Samuel Bragdon

NOTE: The Pioneers of Maine and New Hampshire 1623-1660 by POPE, page 8: AUSTIN, Matthew who deposed 5 June 1665, regarding sale of land at York, about 1660, aged about 45 years.

He signed a will on Nov. 19, 1684. He was a weaver. res.Cider Hill, York in 1659 he became sergeant of the military company; in 1665 he was first elected Selectman; he later held this office in 1669, 1670, 1671, 1672, 1673, 1676, and 1678.

Matthew was a weaver.

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Matthew Austin, Jr., Capt.

b.abt.1653/1658 Wells, ME; s/o Matthew Austin and Sarah Canney
d.bef. 1718 York, ME
m.bef.1678; Mary Littlefield
b.abt.1659 Wells, ME; d/o John Littlefield and Patience Wakefield

d.aft. Oct. 7, 1701


  1. Matthew Austin b.bef.1690 York, ME d.11 Aug. 1704 York, ME--Killed by Indians
  2. Mary Elizabeth Austin b.bef.1690 d.Montreal, Canada Oct. 4, 1775 m.Jan. 1709/10 Etienne Gibau of Montreal--Captured by Indians before 1695; 9 ch.
  3. Patience Austin b.bef.1700 York, ME m.bef. 1709 James Grant in York,ME
  4. Elizabeth Austin b.abt. 1690 m.25 Dec. 1712 in York, ME Ralph Farnham
  5. Ichabod Austin b.abt.1685/1695 d.Sept. 1718 in York, ME m.Sarah Moore d/o John and Martha (Walford) Moore
  6. Joseph Austin b.abt.1700 in York, ME d.bef. 1779 in York, ME m.29 Apr. (or Jan.?) 1725 Sarah Grant of Berwick,ME d/o James Grant and Mary Nason
    CHILDREN of Joseph and Mary included:
  7. Benjamin Austin b.bef.1724 d.1787 m.bef.1724 at York, ME Catherine Goodwin

History of York by Banks; page 302: re list of captives by Indians: Austin, Mary She was dau of Matthew and Mary (Littlefield) Austin, aged about five years when captured. She was sent to Montreal and doubtless put out to service in a French family. She was brought up in the Roman Catholic faith and on January 7, 1710 married Etienne Gibau of the parish of La Valterre, a carpenter. She became the mother on nine children and dying Oct. 3, 1755 was buried in the cemetery of Notre Dame of Montreal. She s recorded as Marie Elisabeth "Haustein", in the French records. Page 315...A year later [ca.1704] another marauding party killed a son of Matthew Austin residing on Cider Hill. This was the second child lost to him in this cruel warfare. These apparently long intervals between attacks gave a sense of false security only to be dashed at an unexpected moment...Page 378...Matthew is listed as a Surveyor of Highways.

Matthew Jr. was an innholder.

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