Walter King1

(21 January 1828 - 14 January 1902)
FatherWalter King2,3,4 (Jun 1783 - Jun 1856)
MotherSarah King2,3 (cir. Apr 1795 - Jul 1868)
Relationship1st cousin 4 times removed of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     Walter King was baptized on 21 Jan 1828 Walkhampton, DEV, ENG; extract showing: Walter King, s/o Walter & Sarah, farmer of Walkhampton.1,2,3,4
     Walter King married Margaret Spry, daughter of John Spry and Mary Dawe, bet. Mar 1858 - Jun 1858 reg. Dist of Tavistock, DEV, ENG.5,1,3,4,6
     Walter King died on 14 Jan 1902 Hele Barton, Bickleigh, Dist of Plympton St Mary, DEV, ENG; aged 74, this date/age being based on the assumption I've correctly identified him in the index, certainly the age and registration district match known info, including h/stone subsequently found, which I transcribed as 4th, but as buried 18th, I've assumed is actually 14th.7,8,9,10 He was buried on 18 Jan 1902 Bickleigh, DEV, ENG, entry 616 shows Walter as 74 of hele Barton.10 He was buried with Margaret King St Mary's, Bickleigh, DEV, ENG, H/stone reads: In loving memory of Margaret the beloved wife of Walter King who died Nov 3rd 1886 aged 58 years Also Walter husband of the above died Jan 4th 1902 aged 73 years. They rest from their labours and their works do follow them.9

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     Walter King appeared on the census of 1841 Ditsham, Par. of Walkhampton, DEV, ENG, in the household of Walter King and Sarah King.11,12
     The census of 1851 showed James, Walter and John in the household of their parents Walter and Sarah King Dittsham Lower, Walkhampton, Dist of Tavistock, DEV, ENG, enumerated as KING: Walter farming 100 acres emp 4 labourers, 68, mar, b. Walkhampton and Sarah wife, 55, b Bickleigh; Children (all farmer's sons empd at home and b Walkhampton): James B 29; Walter 22; John 20; Brother: James B, unm 58, annuitant b Walkhampton; Servant: Henry Dawn ?Dawe, 15, ag serv b Bridestow.4,3
     The census of 1861 showed Walter with his wife Margaret, their son John, their dtr Sarah, his uncle James Barter King Ditsham Farm, Walkhampton, Dist of Tavistock, DEV, ENG, household enumerated as KING: Walter 33 farmer 112 acres emp 1 man 1 boy, b Walkhampton; wife Margaret 32 b Buckland Mon; Children: John 2, Sarah A 5mths, both b Walkhampton; Uncle: James B King unm, 66 retired b Walkhampton; 4 servants (Newcombe*3; Alger.13)
     The census of 7 Apr 1871 showed Walter with his wife Margaret, their sons Walter, James and Thomas, their dtrs Sarah, Mary and Margaret Ditsham Farm, Walkhampton, DEV, ENG, household enumerated as KING: Walter, 43, head, farmer 100 acres, b Walkhampton; wife Margaret, 42, b Buckland Monachorum; Children (all b Walkhampton): John, 12; Sarah A, 10; Mary E, 9; Walter 7; Margaret 6; James 4;(all scholars) Thomas 1. Servants: William Newcombe, 17 farm serv indoors ; Sarah A Symons, 22 gen serv; Alice Hannaford, 18 gen serv; all b Walkhampton.14
     Bet. Jul 1872 - Apr 1881 Walter King and Margaret King moved from Ditsham, Walkhampton to Hele, Par. of Bickleigh, DEV, ENG, where the extended King family continued their connection with the place until at least 1901. one day I'll sort out who all lived there over time, but so far I've 1827 to 1901, Rowe, King, Creber names associated with Hele, contiued by Eggins up to around the 1960s. The current tenants, the Harveys, took over from James King Eggins' stepson Peter Damerell.15
     The census of 1881 showed Walter with his wife Margaret, their sons John, Walter, James and Thomas, their dtrs Sarah, Mary, Margaret and Emma , a visitor Elizabeth Agnes Duck Hele, Par. of Bickleigh, DEV, ENG, household enumerated as KING: Walter, 53, farmer of 283 acres emp. 2 labourers b Walkhampton; Margaret, wife, 52, b. Buckland Monachorum. Children (all b Walkhampton, unm): John, 22; Sarah Ann, 20; Mary Elizabeth, 19; Walter, 17; Margaret, 16; James, 14; Thos, 11, scholar; Emma, 8, scholar. Visitor: Elizabeth Agnes Duck, farmer's dtr, 30, unm, b Corsham, Wiltshire (later became 2nd wife of Walter's son John); Servant: William Sowden, ag lab, dom serv (in door), 21, unm, b Meavy, DEV.1
     The census of 1891 showed Walter, with his sons John and James, his dtrs Sarah, Mary and Emma, his cousin Henrietta G Dawe, Hele Barton, Village of Roborough, Par. of Bickleigh, DEV, ENG, enumerated as KING (all b Walkhampton): Walter, 62, head, widower, farmer; Children: John, widower, 32, farmer; James, 23 farmer; Sarah A, 30; Mary E, 29; Emma, 18; Cousin:Henrietta G Dawe, 21, b Newton Ferrers. Servants: Richard Ford, 19, b Newton Abbot; Frederick Reddicks? 18, b Stowford, DEV; Annie Thomas, 17, b Camborne, CON.16 Walter King appeared on the census of 1891 at the Turnpike? Shop, Roborough, Par. of Bickleigh, DEV, ENG, as neighbour of Joseph Rowe Hamley.17
     The census of 1901 showed Walter King in the household of his dtr Mary and her husband Tom Eggins, their son James Hele Barton, Bickleigh, Dist of Plympton St Mary, DEV, ENG, enumerated as EGGINS: Tom 35 farmer employer, b Bridestow; wife Mary Elizabeth 39 b Walkhampton; Children (all b Bickleigh): James King 4; Margaret Mary 3; Elsie 2; Father-in-law: Walter King widower 74 living on mains (sic) b Walkhampton (Walter's brother John & John's dtr Margaret were in the neighbouring Hele Barton Cottage.)8

All the other info

     Walter King and Henrietta Grace Dawe are related as cousins, or so the 1891 census tells us. I have been trying to determine how come, even in the loose definition of the term commonly used in older data. Given the several Rowe/Dawe connections, I had originally assumed it would be in those trees somewhere, even though I couldn't place Henry and Sarah Dawe at all. My theory, as at Feb 2006, was that Henrietta's grandmother might just happen to be Mary Dawe nee King and that this Mary King just might happen to be the sister of Walter's grandfather Walter. As Mary turned out to be a Mary King I then assumed that the Mary King who married Henry Dawe in Buckland Monachorum in 1816 is the sister of the Walter King, grdfather of Walter at Hele, which made this Henrietta and Walter 1st cousins once removed. And turned my attention to seeing if Henrietta's maternal grandmother, a Grace King, was any connection. All of which was overturned by my research in Devon in Aug 2006. Yes Henrietta's grandmother was Mary King, but this Mary was the dtr of Walter King and Margaret Willcock, not the dtr of James Barter King and Sarah Pike. All was not lost however. This particular Mary turned out to be the sister of Sarah King, the one who married Walter King, son of James Barter. Grace may yet prove to be related, as I still suspect she is a sister of Mary and Sarah.16,15,18
Walter King witnessed the marriage of Tom Eggins and Mary Elizabeth King on 25 Mar 1896 at the Par. Ch, Bickleigh, Dist of Plympton St Mary, DEV, ENG.19,20,21 Walter King was mentioned in the letter from Sarah Peek Rowe to William Rowe on 20 Feb 1902 from 11 Regents Park, Polsloe Rd, Heavitree, Exeter, DEV, ENG.22

Family

Margaret Spry (cir. Jul 1828 - Nov 1886)
Children
  • John King1 (bef. Apr 1859 - cir. Jul 1895)
  • Sarah Ann King+1 (bet. Sep 1860 - Dec 1860 - bet. Mar 1943 - Jun 1943)
  • Mary Elizabeth King1 (bet. Mar 1862 - Jun 1862 - Apr 1924)
  • Walter King1 (cir. 1864 - Aug 1887)
  • Margaret King1 (bef. Dec 1864 - Oct 1888)
  • James King1 (bef. Dec 1866 - cir. Jan 1894)
  • Joseph King12 (cir. Apr 1868 - Aug 1869)
  • Thomas King1 (cir. 1870 - Sep 1887)
  • Emma King1 (bef. Jul 1872 - aft. 1891)
ChartsSampson & Joan (BLANCHARD) DAWE of Buckland Monachorum, (DEV)
PEEK
BARTER
KING
PEEK
Last Edited1 Dec 2012

Citations

  1. 1881 Census (images for ENG, transcriptions for SCT), UK, Via Ancestry.com, Bickleigh, Dist of Plympton St Mary, DEV ED 21 RG11/2189 Folio 54 Pg 9 Sched 40, hsehold of Margaret & Walter KING, extracted Dec 2000, copy d/loaded Feb 2006.
  2. Deborah O'Brien http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~dob7/, "DEV: Walkhampton OPC," e-mail to L Henderson(1), Baptisms 1820 to 1830 to Walter KING and Sarah KING, from Walkhampton Parish Records, extract rcvd Feb 2006.
  3. Devon, Warwick and Norfolk, 1851 UK census CD-ROM, PRO Ref HO/107/1883 Folio 198 Page 22 FHL film 0221032, hsehold of Walter and Sarah KING, extracted Feb 2000.
  4. Peter & Jill BILLING (24911), "METTERS, Devon: ex P & J BILLING," e-mail to L HENDERSON (1), rcvd Feb 2000.
  5. Www FreeBMD ENG online at http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Marr. 1858 Walter KING and Margaret SPRY, reg. Tavistock, Jun qtr 5b/621, extracted Aug 2006.
  6. Www FreeBMD ENG online at http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, KING marriages 1851 to 1859 vol 5b only, searched Jan 2004, rechecked Feb 2006.
  7. Www FreeBMD ENG online at http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, (Via Ancestry) Dth 1902 Walter KING, reg. Plympton St Mary Mar qtr 5b/165 extracted Feb 2006.
  8. 1901 Census (images for ENG, transcriptions for SCT), UK, Via Ancestry.com, Bickleigh, Dist of Plympton St Mary, DEV ED 18 RG13/2088 Folio 90 Pg 1 Sched 49, hsehold of Tom & Mary Elizabeth EGGINS, copy d/loaded Feb 2006.
  9. Various, interviews / personal knowledge , Visit to St Mary's churchyard, Bickleigh (Plymouth), DEV, Aug 2006.
  10. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Bur. 1902, Walter KING, aged 74, from Bickleigh burials, extracted Nov 2006.
  11. Val Symis (30421), "EM DAWE/TAYLOR ex Val SYMIS," e-mail to L Henderson (1), 1841 Ditsham, Par. of Walkhampton, DEV: family of Walter and Sarah KING, Folio 7 Pg 8, copy rcvd Feb 2006.
  12. Various, interviews / personal knowledge , Visit to the churchyard, Walkhampton, DEV, Aug 2006.
  13. 1861 Census (images for ENG, transcriptions for SCT), UK, via Ancestry.com, Walkhampton, DEV ED 11c RG9/1458 Folio 36 Page 16 Schedule 63, copy d/loaded Nov 2005.
  14. 1871 Census (images for ENG, transcriptions for SCT), UK, Via Ancestry.com, Walkhampton, DEV: RG10/2143 EnumDist 11 Folio 71 Page 7 schedule #37, extracted Oct 2004.
  15. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Feb & Aug 2006.
  16. 1891 Census images, England & Wales, via Ancestry.com, Devon RG12/1724, Bickleigh, Folio 9 page 11 entry #67, hsehold of Walter KING, extracted Oct 2004.
  17. 1891 Census (images for ENG, transcriptions for SCT), UK, Via Ancestry.com, Roborough, Par. of Bickleigh, Dist Plympton St Mary, DEV RG12/1724 F 8 Ed 21 Pg 10 Sched 64, hsehold of Joseph HAMLEY, extracted Feb 2008.
  18. Baptims marriages burials index: Buckland Monachorum, DEV, Marr. 1816 Henry DAWE and Mary KING, extracted Feb 2006 (Baps 1813-1839 Marr 1754-1837 Burials 1813-1837), Deanery of Tamerton CD.
  19. 1901 Census images, England & Wales, via Ancestry.com, Bickleigh, Dist of Plympton St Mary, DEV ED 18 RG13/2088 Folio 90 Pg 1 Sched 49, extracted Feb 2006.
  20. Www FreeBMD ENG online at http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Marr. 1896 Mary Elizabeth KING and Tom EGGINS, reg. Plympton Mar qtr 5b/305, extracted Feb 2006.
  21. Findmypast online at http://www.findmypast.com, Marr. 25 Mar 1896 Tom EGGINS & Mary Elizabeth KING, Bickleigh, DEV, from Plymouth & West Devon Record Office Collection, extracted Nov 2012.
  22. ROWE/DAWE Letters & Photos in possession of Marion MORRIS nee ROWE - photographed by Lorna Henderson (1), Apr 2008, 11 Regents Park, Polsloe Rd, Heavitree, Exeter (DEV) Feb 20th 1902 from S P DAVEY to her brother (William ROWE, New Plymouth, TNK, NZ), copy taken Apr 2008.

E. & O. E. Some/most parish records are rather hard to read and names, places hard to interpret, particularly if you are unfamiliar with an area.