Sir John Austen, 2nd Baronet

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Sir John Austen, 2nd Baronet (c. 1640 – 1699) was an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1667 and 1699.

Austen was the son of Sir Robert Austen, 1st Baronet of Hall Place, Bexley and his wife Anne Muns, daughter of Thomas Muns, of Otteridge in Bersted, Kent, and of London. He was admitted to Gray's Inn on 23 Oct. 1657. He succeeded to the baronetcy on the death of his father on 30 October 1666. He had acquired the estate of Stagenhoe, Hertfordshire though his marriage as well as inheriting Hall Place, Bexley. In 1667, he was elected Member of Parliament for Rye in a by-election to the Cavalier Parliament. He was elected MP for Rye again in 1689, 1690, 1695 and 1698. He was one of the Commissioners of the Customs from 1697 to 1698.[1]

Austen died in Red Lion Square, London at the age of about 58.[1]

Austen married by licence dated 6 December 1661, Rose Hale, daughter of Sir John Hale, of Stagenhoe and his wife Elizabeth Bale, daughter of Edmond Bale, of Saddington, Leicestershire. She died in May or November 1695, and was buried at Stagenhoe.[1]

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Herbert Morley
Sir John Robinson, 1st Bt
Member of Parliament for Rye
1667-1679
With: Sir John Robinson, 1st Bt
Succeeded by
Thomas Frewen
Sir John Robinson, 1st Bt
Preceded by
Thomas Frewen
Sir John Darrel
Member of Parliament for Rye
1667
With: Sir John Darrel
Thomas Frewen
Joseph Offley
Succeeded by
Sir Robert Austen, 3rd Baronet
Joseph Offley