AUSTEN, Sir John, 1st Bt. (aft.1674-1742), of Derhams, Mdx.
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b. aft. 1674, 1st s. of Thomas Austen of Derhams and L. Inn by Arabella, da. and h. of Edward Forset of Ashford, Mdx. and Tyburn Manor, Marylebone. unm. cr. Bt. 16 Nov. 1714.
Austen’s family had considerable estates in Middlesex, which he represented as a Whig under William III and Anne. Created a baronet at the accession of George I, he stood unsuccessfully for the county as a Whig in 1715, was returned for it in 1722, but declined to stand again.1 He gradually disposed of his estates, selling the manor of Tyburn to the Duke of Newcastle for £17,500 in 1710, the manor of Highbury in 1723, and the manor of Derhams in 1733.2 He died 22 Mar. 1742.