Edward Alfred Austen

Settler of township lots: Lot 5, Conc. 4, Hindon (Stanhope Area)

Location: Map point is the approximate location within this 169 acre lot on the west bay of Brady Lake

Land acquisition: 1901 Patent from The Crown. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Hindon (Image 283).

Dates of residency:

  • 1876  Edward applied for a Free land grant at Minden, Ontario. Lot 7, Conc 5, Hindon Twp. Family oral history says that he returned to London in the fall and returned the next spring with his family. When Edward applied for land under the "Free Grants and Homesteads Act of 1868", he gave his residence as London [Ontario] and his occupation as carpenter.Source: Ancestry.ca
  • 1879 Birth of Son James Edgar Austen (1879–1966) Hindon Hill
  • 1893 Anson & Hindon Townships Directory: E Austin, Petersons Corners
  • 1911 Census of Canada, Hindon - Edward & Elizabeth Austin
  • 1914 Died at Lot 5, Conc. 4, Hindon

Interesting facts:

First landowner: The Crown

Succeeding landowner:

  • 1901 Hugh Austen
  • 1944 Robert & Violet Austin

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • Edward Alfred Austen, b. 24 Apr 1827, England d. 11 Dec 1914, Hindon No cause of death. Buried: Minden Village Cemetery
  • Elizabeth Southeran, b. 12 Sep 1847, England d. before 1901 census, Brady Lake. Dressmaker
  • Children:
    1. Albert "Bertie' Edward Austin  b. 24 May 1864, England d. 1 Apr 1935, Hindon Hill, (Age 70 years)

Photo 1: Edward and his son Albert 'Bertie' Austen. Early 1870's, England. Edward Austen and his family immigrated to Canada in June of 1873. This photograph appears to have been taken in England at some time before they left for Canada.  Albert was listed as 8 years old in the ship's passenger list. Source: Ancestry.ca Myrna246 originally shared this on 22 Apr 2012

Photo 2: Obit-Austen, Edward. Source: Ancestry.ca Myrna246 originally shared this on 04 Nov 2013