Kintbury, Berkshire was the home of the Fowle family- the Reverend Thomas Fowle II and his wife, Jane Craven and their four sons, Fulwar-Craven, Tom, William and Charles.  The Fowles were close friends of the Austens. Cassandra Austen was engaged to Tom Fowle probably in late 1792, but the couple were too impoverished to marry. Tom, had been a pupil of the Reverend George Austen at Steventon (from 1779-1783) . Tom was appointed domestic chaplain to his kinsman, Lord Craven, in 1795. It was while accompanying Lord Craven as his chaplain on a campaign in the West Indies that he died of fever at San Domingo in 1797.

Jane Austen References


The Letters:

Letter to Cassandra Austen dated 9th January 1796

Letter to Cassandra Austen dated 14th January 1796

Letter to Cassandra Austen dated October 1798

Letter to Cassandra Austen dated December 1798

Letter to Cassandra Austen dated January 1799

Letter to Cassandra Austen dated October 1800

Letter to Cassandra Austen dated November 1800

Letter to Cassandra Austen dated January,1801

Letter to Cassandra Austen dated January,1801

Letter to Cassandra Austen dated May 1801

Letter to Cassandra Austen dated May 1801

Letter to Cassandra Austen dated January 1807

Letter to Cassandra Austen dated February 1807

Letter to Cassandra Austen dated October 1808

Letter to Cassandra Austen dated October 1808

Letter to Cassandra Austen dated November 1808

Letter to Cassandra Austen dated December 1808

Letter to Cassandra Austen dated December 1808

Letter to Cassandra Austen dated January 1809

Map: section from Berkshire by John Cary

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