by: Alan T. G. Nelson
It was inevitable I would uncover the darker side of the Auger past!
Anyone wanting to admit to a link to a:
John Auger arrested on the orders
the King sept 16 1461 for larceny. No result stated William Auger merchant from Saltaysshe Cornwall who did not
appear in court to answer a charge made against him for trespass by Thomas Budon. Jeremy Agor whipped in prison 11/05/1594. Brian Auger of Chatham charged with murder 05/02/1574. Result not guilty Robert Auger remanded April 1600, accused of grand larceny. Result
guilty and sentenced to hang. Maybe this crime is a travesty of justice. A William Auger of Slatford
accused of engrossing corn 21/10/1573 bought in Maldon so he could sell at
a profit. He was fined March 1574. How about this then: A Elizabeth Fraunces, wife of Christopher Fraunces of
Hatfield Peveril, accused on 08/02/1566 of betwitching the infant son of
William Auger of Hatfield Peveril, so that he became paralysed. Infant
John. Accused, confessed, and imprisioned for 1 year.
To counteract all the nasty pieces, there was some better things I picked
up. One of the family had the ear of the King and was appointed to rid
Kentish shores of rogues and to guard against invasion. Henry Auger was
appointed by royal command to be Baliff at Winchelsea. Robert Auger was
appointed to constable in Tunbridge on June 02 1504. An earlier Henry was
empowered to supply the Kings ships in 1461. Presumably the same Henry was
ordered to place a beacon on 01/07/1490 to warn of the threat of foreign
Perhaps all these facts (there are more) extracted from the Patent rolls
predate the exodus from France (there obviously was an influx of French
Augers into London then) so the origins of the name must clearly be rooted
in the depths of English History.
Anyone admitting to any links to any of these wrongdoers or otherwise
please let me know.