The Society was pleased to welcome Joy Pibworth of the Jane Austen Society to give a talk in the Pearson Hall on 21st March 2014. She covered the connections that the Austen and Leigh families had in Berkshire and the Thames Valley. Not least that Jane's uncle, Revd Edward Cooper, was Vicar of Sonning from 1784 until his death in 1792.

Members who attended and were unsure of how the family trees were aligned should click on the images below to download a PDF and see who was wed to whom etc.

Jane Austen's Family Tree   The Leigh Family Tree


At the end of the talk our President, John Edmonds, presented Joy with a special book about Sonning: