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Charles John Austen
(1779-1852)

Charles John Austen was born in 1779 and died in Prome on 8 Oct 1852 of cholera. He served in the Royal Navy.

Sons who served as naval officers: Charles John Austen

Honors:

Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB) on 18 Dec 1840

Ranks:

Entered Navy (1791)
Lt (1797)
Cdr (1804)
Capt (1810)
RAdm B (1846)
RAdm R (1851)

Ship Ranks:

Lieutenant on the Scorpion from 13 Dec 1797 to Dec 1798
Lieutenant on the Tamar from Dec 1798 to 1799
Lieutenant on the Endymion from 1 Feb 1799
Commander on the Indian from 10 Oct 1804

Notes:

Son of the Rev. George and Cassandra (née Leigh) Austen. Younger brother of Francis William Austen and novelist Jane Austen. Uncle and Father-in-Law of Francis William Austen.

• Royal Naval Academy (Jul 1791)
• Good Service Pension (28 Aug 1840)
• As Captain of Bellerophon, he took part in the Bombardment of Acre (3 Nov 1840).
• C-in-C East Indies/China Station (Jan 1850–Oct 1852)

GM: DOD/POD

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