JANE AUSTEN LIFE CHRONOLOGY

(TAKEN FROM A BOOK BY MAGGIE LANE - TITLED: JANE AUSTEN'S WORLD)

FATHER

REVEREND GEORGE AUSTEN

MOTHER

CASSANDRA LEIGH

YEAR OF MARRIAGE

1764

FIRST HOME

DEANE PARSONAGE, HAMPSHIRE

FAMILY MOVED TO

STEVENTON RECTORY IN 1767

JANE'S BIRTHDATE

DECEMBER 16, 1775 - THE SEVENTH CHILD AND SECOND DAUGHTER.

THE FIRST DAUGHTER, CASSANDRA ELIZABETH - JANE'S BELOVED SISTER -WAS BORN JANUARY 9, 1773.

1787

JANE BEGINS TO WRITE

1795

ELINOR AND MARYANNE WRITTEN

1796

FIRST PRESERVED LETTERS OF JANE AUSTEN DATE FROM THIS YEAR

OCTOBER, BEGINS FIRST IMPRESSIONS

1797

AUGUST: FINISHES FIRST IMPRESSIONS AND IN NOVEMBER THE REVEREND GEORGE AUSTEN OFFERS THE MANUSCRIPT TO THE PUBLISHER CADELL, WHO DECLINES TO LOOK AT IT.

BEGINS SENSE AND SENSIBILITY. VISITS BATH WITH CASSANDRA STAYING WITH UNCLE AND AUNT LEIGH PERROT.

1798

FAMILY AT THEIR NEW HOME, GODMESRSHAM IN KENT. BIRTH OF NEPHEW AND FUTURE BIOGRAPHER, JAMES EDWARD AUSTEN (LATER AUSTEN-LEIGH).

1799

FINISHES SUSAN. MAY-JUNE: VISITS BATH WITH MOTHER, EDWARD AND FAMILY, STAYING IN QUEEN SQUARE.
1800 NOVEMBER: VISITS FRIEND MARTHA LLOYD AT IBTHORPE IN HAMPSHIRE. ON RETURN HOME, LEARNS OF PARENT'S DECISION TO RETIRE TO BATH.
1801 VISITS BIGG FAMILY AT MANYDOWN. MAY: LEAVES STENVENTON, STAYS WITH LEIGH PERROTS IN BATH, FAMILY HOUSE-HUNTING. MICHAELMAS: LEASE TAKEN ON 4 SIDNEY PLACE, BATH.
1805 JANUARY: DEATH OF REV GEORGE AUSTEN. THE WATSONS BEGUN AND ABANDONED. MOVES TO GAY STREET (SPRING) AND AGAIN TO TRIM STREET(AUTUMN)

1806

LEAVES BATH FOREVER
1807

AUSTEN WOMEN TAKE HOUSE WITH BROTHER FRANK AND WIFE IN CASTLE SQUARE, SOUTHAMPTON.

SEPTEMBER: VISITS EDWARD AT GREAT HOUSE, CHAWTON

1808

OCTOBER: EDWARD OFFERS CHAWTON COTTAGE.
1809 WRITES TO CROSBY ASKING ABOUT SUSAN. AUSTENS LEAVE SOUTHAMPTON, FAMILY VISITS UNTIL CHAWTON COTTAGE READY FOR OCCUPATION IN JULY

1810

PREPARING SENSE AND SENSIBILITY FOR PUBLICATION

1811

FEBRUARY: MANSFIELD PARK BEGUN. NOVEMBER: SENSE AND SENSIBILITY PUBLISHED BY EGERTON.

1812

COPYRIGHT OF PRIDE AND PREJUDICE SOLD TO EGERTON

1813

JANUARY: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE PUBLISHED.

JULY: FINISHES MANSFIELD PARK.

1814

JANUARY: EMMA BEGUN

MAY: MANSFIELD PARK PUBLISHED

1815

AUGUST: PERSUASION BEGUN.

DECEMBER: EMMA PUBLISHED.

1816

WALTER SCOTT PUBLISHES HIGHLY FAVORABLE NOTICE OF EMMA IN QUARTERLY REVIEW.

AUGUST: FINISHES PERSUASION. ILLNESS BEGINS. VISITS CHELTENHAM WITH CASSANDRA SEEKING CURE.

1817

JANUARY: BEGIN SANDITION.

MARCH: ABANDONS SANDITION BECAUSE OF ILL HEALTH.

MAY: MOVES TO WINCHESTER WITH CASSANDRA, FOR TREATMENT.

JULY : DIES AND IS BURIED IN WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL

DECEMBER: PERSUASION AND NOTHANGER ABBEY POSTHUMOUSLY PUBLISHED WITH BIOGRAPHICAL NOTICE WRITTEN BY HENRY.