Cassandra Austen

woman and painter

Died aged c. 72

Cassandra Elizabeth Austen (9 January 1773 – 22 March 1845) was an amateur English watercolourist and the elder sister of Jane Austen. The letters between her and Jane form a substantial foundation to scholarly understanding of the life of the novelist.

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Commemorated on 1 plaque

Jane Austen Heritage Trail #1

JANE AUSTEN Author: 1775-1817 The Jane Austen Heritage Trail begins here. In the Spring of 1783, at the age of seven, Jane, her sister Cassandra and their cousin Jane Cooper, attended a school nearby run by Mrs Ann Crawley. The exact location of this school is unknown. An outbreak of Typhus closed the school after only a few weeks, and the girls returned home to Steventon, Jane's birthplace in the north of Hampshire.

High Street, Southampton, United Kingdom where they attended school