Capt. George Austin
Ann Ball
Eleanor Austin
(1738-1826)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Dr. John Moultrie Jr.

Eleanor Austin 1

  • Born: 18 Nov 1738, Charleston, Charleston, SC 1
  • Marriage (1): Dr. John Moultrie Jr. on 5 Jan 1762 in Charleston, Charleston, SC
  • Died: 21 Feb 1826, London, , Greater London, ENG at age 87 1
  • Buried: Shifnal: Shifnal Church, Shropshire, England, Great Britain

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Magazine: South Carolina Historical Magazine: Sketch of Dr. John Moultrie Jr. By the late Dr. James Moultrie., 1904, Charleston, Charleston, SC. 2 Honorable John Moultrie M. D. born 18 Jany. 1728/9 in Charles Town S. C. Married, (1st) 30th April 1753, Dorothy Morton (nee Dry) the widow of John Morton. Married again 5th Jany. 1762 Eleanor Austin, daughter of Capt. George Austin, of the Royal Navy, and Ann Ball.

Hon. John Moultrie received the degree of M. D. at the University of Edinburgh in 1749, his thesis being "De Febre Maligna Biliosa Americae." He returned to Carolina where he practiced his profession until 1767 when he removed to East Florida and was appointed Royal Lieutenant Governor of that Province, which office he continued to hold until Florida was ceded to Spain at which time he removed with his family to England. He is buried in Sheffnal Church, Shropshire.

Issue: First Wife
(7) Sarah
Issue: Second Wife
(8) John born 22 Jany 1764 died Dec 18 1823
(9) James
(10) George
(11) Thomas killed at Albuera
(12) Lucretia married Charles Roger Kelsall
(13) Cecilia married Admiral Bligh

Note: In an old book of memoranda by Lydia Child is the following entry: "January 5th, 1762, Mrs. Eleanor Austin run away with Mr. John Moultrie and was married."

Tradition hath it that Capt. Austin, her father, was opposed to this match. Capt. Austin who had been a merchant in Charles Town returned to England where he lived upon his estate Aston Hall in Shropshire. After a lapse of some years the Hon. Henry Laurens undertook and effected a reconciliation and when he went to England he took with him a picture of Mrs. Eleanor Moultrie and her two sons, John and James, which in the absence of Capt. Austin from home he hung in the dining room at Aston Hall and upon Capt. Austin's return home he was much incensed with his servants for allowing a stranger to take such a liberty but finally the reconciliation was affected through Mr. Laurens.

Mrs. Jane Moultrie wife of Maj. George Austin Moultrie writing to Mrs. E. A. Poyas in May 1849, says:

"The picture you allude to of Mrs. Eleanor Moultrie and her two sons, James on her lap and John my husband's father, standing by her knee offering her a rose, still hangs where Mr. Henry Laurens , perhaps, first placed it, in our dining room at Aston Hall.

Note: Capt. George Austin lies buried at Sheffnal Church. He bequeathed Aston Hall to his grandson , John Moultrie.

Note: Mrs. Eleanor Austin Moultrie was born in Charles Town in 1738 and died in London in 1826.


Eleanor married Dr. John Moultrie Jr., son of Dr. John Moultrie Sr. and Lucretia Cooper, on 5 Jan 1762 in Charleston, Charleston, SC. (Dr. John Moultrie Jr. was born on 18 Jan 1728 in Charleston, Charleston, SC,1 3 died on 19 Mar 1798 in , Shropshire, England, Great Britain and was buried in Shifnal: Shifnal Church, Shropshire, England, Great Britain 1.)


Sources


1 South Carolina Historical Society (100 Meeting Street, Charleston, South Carolina 29401. http://www.southcarolinahistoricalsociety.org/ .), The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine , Vol. 5, No. 4 (Oct., 1904), page 248. Online at http://www.jstor.org/stable/27575081 .

2 South Carolina Historical Society (100 Meeting Street, Charleston, South Carolina 29401. http://www.southcarolinahistoricalsociety.org/ .), The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine , Vol. 5, No. 4 (Oct., 1904), page 247. Online at http://www.jstor.org/stable/27575081 .

3 Salley, A. S. Jr, Register of St. Philip's parish Charles Town, South Carolina, 1720-1758 (1904) (Charleston, S. C. The Walker, Evans & Cogswell Co., 1904.).



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