Sir George Young Visits Chawton House Library

Standing before the portrait of Edward Austen Knight, Hampshire MP Sir George Young was delighted to come face to face with his ancestor on a recent visit to Chawton House Library.

Sir George and his wife made the trip to  discover more about the Austen family, from whom he is descended via the Knatchbull line.   Currently the Conservative Chief Whip and MP for North West Hampshire,  Sir George was previously Leader of the House of Commons and Lord Privy Seal, and has a great interest in all things ‘Austen’.