James Barter King1,2

(circa May 1754 - 25 July 1824)
FatherWalter King3 (Mar 1706/7 - cir. Apr 1771)
MotherAnn Barter3 (cir. Mar 1723 - cir. Jun 1804)
Relationship4th great-grandfather of Lorna Henderson
In 1797

BMDB data

     James Barter King was born cir. May 1754 Sampford Spiney, DEV, ENG.4,5,6 He was baptized on 22 May 1754 in the Par. of Sampford Spiney, DEV, ENG; Thought I wasn't going to find this chap's birth or baptism as I couldn't find him in any of Bickleigh, Walkhampton or Buckland Monachorum records, although the latter were not as thoroughly searched. Then I noticed several King entries in the Walkhampton records referred to Kings in Sampford Spiney - bingo. His baptism entry reads: "1754 James Barter son of Walter King and Ann his wife was baptized ye 22 Day of May."6
     James Barter King married Sarah Pike, daughter of Richard Peek and Elizabeth Algar, on 12 Jul 1780 Walkhampton, DEV, ENG, by banns read 25th Jun and 2nd and 9th of July, both of this parish, both signed (as James Barter King and Sarah Pike), witnesses John King (assumed to be his step father and cousin) and Elizabeth King (assumed to be his sister), also both signed. Minister Humphry Julian.7,8
     James Barter King died on 25 Jul 1824 Ditsham, Par. of Walkhampton, DEV, ENG; the Manor Court rolls record the death of James Barter King and present Walter King to be taken tenant at Ditsham, and the Manor Stewards' Accounts for the same year record the payment of heriot due upon the death of James Barter King, his actual death date being annotated against the 1795 manor survey.4,9,10 He was buried on 28 Jul 1824 Walkhampton, DEV, the burial index also showing him as aged 70.4

Wills/bequests

     James Barter King was named as an executor of the will of John King proven on 22 Dec 1815 in the Archdeacon's Court, Totnes, DEV, ENG.11

All the other info

     Now that I'm back from Devon (fantastic trip, wonderful people, fascinating records in the Archives & a highlight being actually going to Lower Dittsham and being in the farm house, a big thank you to all concerned), I'm slowly working my way through all the Walkhampton web pages under Dartmoor Press. There is a heap of detailed info available in the former, so I have hopes of tying it in with my additional trawls of the Parish registers and other research. Unfortunately, where the King family is concerned, every second one is called James Barter or Walter King, so it will take a bit of sorting out which one is which - but with a bit of help ...12

     In 1765 James Barter King were named as lives on the tenancy of Dittisham Rewe, Par. of Walkhampton, DEV, ENG, held by James Barter and John King . George and James Barter King not specifically named, but the Dartmoor Press web site states that other documents lead to this assumption (and my researchs to date confirm this as highly likely). James Barter died while they were still young and their father Walter King took on the tenancy, or became sub-tenant to the absentee tenant, Joseph Atwill.13
     Cir. 1783 James Barter King was named as tenant for Ditisham Rewe, Manor of Walkhampton, DEV, ENG, with George King and Sarah King as named lives. Entry shows J B King, the lessee as 28, the other two lives being Geo King 34 and Sarah King 25 (assumed to be brother and wife respectively of James Barter King), yearly value being £60, rent being £1/2/8d, with a heriot of £3. Notes showed a 27th Nov 1780 grant for one life in reversion of two for a consideration of £137/10/- and lady's money of £1/10/, at which time James and Sarah had been married 6 mths, and their firstborn son, yet another James Barter King, didn't appear untill the following April (and apparently didn't live long.)14
     James Barter King was Walkhampton, Roborough Hundred, DEV, ENG, bet. 1783 - 1799 as he appears on the Devon Freeholders lists for then, which shows him as eligible, and obliged, to serve on juries. In 1730 the qualification for such service was widened from owning freehold land of £10 or more, to include men 21 to 70 who held land by lease of a minimum value of £20, provided such leases were for 500 years or more, or 99 years or other term determinable on one or more lives. In 1783 James Barter shows as a leaseholder, no occupation given in 1799.15
     In 1795 James Barter King was named as tenant Dittisham Rewe, Par. of Walkhampton, DEV, ENG, with Walter King and James Barter King as named lives. Manor survey shows James B King as tenant, with lives noted as "lessee aged 40 died 25 July 1824; son Walter aged 13; son James B King aged 2" rent £1/2/8d heriot £3.16
     James Barter King witnessed the baptism of James Creber on 28 Apr 1797 in the Par. of Walkhampton, DEV, ENG; entry shows James as s/o Richard Creber and Elizabeth his wife with godfathers James Barter King (1st cousin 2x removed & 2 cousin once removed) and Thomas Spry (his grandfather) and Godmothers Unity Bone (don't yet know anything about her, but note that an Elizabeth Bone married Richard King in 1758, James' great uncle) and Elizabeth Dawe (nee King and another 1st cousin 2x removed & 2 cousin once removed.)17,18
     James Barter King paid a heriot in 1799 due on the death of Elizabeth King of Bridgetown, Manor of Walkhampton, DEV, ENG, "Jas Barter King for an Hert. due on Eliza King's death for Bridgetown" As his sister Elizabeth King wife of John Dawe of Yeolland died in 1799, I've assumed she was a "life" on Bridgetown.19
     James Barter King was a witness to the marriage of his possible niece Allice King to John Damerell on 20 May 1804 Walkhampton, DEV, ENG.20
     On 12 Oct 1797 James Barter King executed a deed of apprenticeship Par. of Walkhampton, DEV, Winneford Basset, aged 11, for the estate called [something unreadable], presumably until 21 or marriage in good housewifery. Signed and sealed by Barter King (but given as James Barter King in the document itself) in presence of John Pearse Justices of the Peace Carpenter and Knighton.21 On 16 Apr 1814 for Lower Ditsham, Par. of Walkhampton, DEV, ENG, James Barter King executed another deed of apprenticeship John Reed was 10 and apprenticed to dwell with Barter until 21, to learn "good husbandry". Barter signed as B King, witnessed by Abraham Giles, the Churchwardens were John Huggins Creber(poss. the one married to Ann King) and John Cowling, and the Overseers of the Poor Peter Reeds and William Martin.22 On 7 May 1817 James Barter King executed a deed of apprenticeship of Edward Rundle for Bridgetown Estate, Par. of Walkhampton, DEV, ENG, Edward Rundle was 9 and apprenticed in Husbandry Work until the age of 21. The Justices of the Peace, Jonathan Elford Esq and George Drake Esq were acting for the Midland Subdivision of the Hundred of Roborough and ratifying a deed of 6th May executed by a Churchwarden of the Parish of Walkhampton William Spurr and Overseers of the Poor Abraham Giles of Leatherton (actually Leathertor) and James Creber of Peekhill. Signed and sealed by J B King in the presence of Richard Creber (NB Bridgetown is where James' dtr Elizabeth and her husband Philip Pearse were in 1841 - they married 1816.)23,24
     James Barter King paid a heriot in 1815 due on the death of John King of Filley, Manor of Walkhampton, DEV, ENG, on Dec 2 in lieu of B.B. £10/10/-" (James and John believed to be cousins, and B.B. stands for "Best Beast.")25,26

Family

Sarah Peek (cir. 1758 - cir. Apr 1795)
Children
  • James Barter King27 (cir. Apr 1781 - bef. 1794)
  • Walter King28,10 (Jun 1783 - Jun 1856)
  • Elizabeth King29 (Sep 1785 - Apr 1867)
  • Ann King+1 (cir. Mar 1788 - Jan 1850)
  • Mary King1,29 (Aug 1790 - bef. 1807)
  • James Barter King28,30,10 (cir. Aug 1794 - May 1870)
ChartsPEEK
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Ancestors (& their siblings) of Alice HENDERSON nee ANDREWS
Maternal ancestors of Lorna
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Last Edited13 Sep 2016

Citations

  1. Deborah O'Brien http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~dob7/, "DEV: Walkhampton OPC," e-mail to L Henderson(1), Baptisms 1783 to 1794 to James Barter and Sarah KING, from Walkhampton Parish Records, extract rcvd Feb 2006.
  2. 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, existance implied as Walter and James Barter King were brothers in the 1851 census.
  3. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Bap. 1754 James Barter KING, Sampford Spiney, extracted at the Tavistock Library, Aug 2006.
  4. Deborah O'Brien http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~dob7/, "DEV: Walkhampton OPC," e-mail to L Henderson(1), Burial 1824 James Barter KING, from Walkhampton Parish Records, extract rcvd Feb 2006.
  5. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Bap. (not found) James Barter KING, Bickleigh (1726-1769), Walkhampton (1747-1761), Buckland Monachorum (1760-1752), searched Devon Record Office, Exeter, Aug 2006.
  6. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Bap. 22 May 1754 James Barter s/o Walter & Ann KING, Sampford Spiney, extracted at the Tavistock Library, Aug 2006.
  7. Deborah O'Brien http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~dob7/, "DEV: Walkhampton OPC," e-mail to L Henderson(1), Marr. 1780 James Barter KING and Sarah PIKE, from Walkhampton Parish Records, extract rcvd Feb 2006.
  8. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Marr. 1780 James Barter KING and Sarah PIKE, at Walkhampton, extracted from MF3, Devon Record Office, Exeter, Aug 2006.
  9. Dartmoor Press online at http://home.clara.net/dartmoorpress/, Manor Court Rolls: Dth 1824 James Barter King, from Guide to Dartmoor (CD) by Mike Brown, extracted May 2006.
  10. Dartmoor Press online at http://home.clara.net/dartmoorpress/, Annotated Manor Survey 1795, from The Barter Kings of Lower Dittisham, from DartmoorPress/WalknPropsWalkValley.html, extracted Sep 2006.
  11. WILL: KING, John of Walkhampton, DEV, d. 1 Dec 1815 (written 23 May 1807 died 1 Dec 1815 proved 22 Dec 1815) 1078/IRW/K/138: Copy rcvd Oct 2006.
  12. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Feb & Sep 2006.
  13. Dartmoor Press online at http://home.clara.net/dartmoorpress/, The Barter Kings of Lower Dittisham, Manor Survey 1765, from DartmoorPress /WalknPropsWalkValley.html, extracted Sep 2006.
  14. Roborough Estate, Estate Papers Plymouth & West Devon Records Office, Walkhampton J B KING, Tenant of Ditisham Rewe, extracted from Roborough Estate Manor Survey, c 1783, 874/28/1 (on fiche), Aug 2006.
  15. DEV: Freeholders 1711-1799 online at http://www.foda.org.uk/fredeholders/intro/introduction1.htm/…, 1783, 1799 Jas Barter KING, Walkhampton, extracted May 2007.
  16. Dartmoor Press online at http://home.clara.net/dartmoorpress/, The Barter Kings of Lower Dittisham, from DartmoorPress/WalknPropsWalkValley.html, extracted Sep 2006.
  17. Dartmoor Press online at http://home.clara.net/dartmoorpress/, Bap. 1797 James CREBER, extracted from CREBERs of Furzetor, on WalknPropsWalkValley.html, Oct 2006.
  18. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Bap. 1797 James to Richard & Elizabeth CREBER, extracted from Walkhampton PR, Oct 2006.
  19. Dartmoor Press online at http://home.clara.net/dartmoorpress/, Heriot Payments 1799-1810, from WalknRecordsManor.html, extracted Nov 2006.
  20. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Marr. 1804 Alice KING and John DAMERELL, Walkhampton, MF4, extracted at the West Country Studies Library, Exeter, Aug 2006.
  21. Devon Apprenticeship Records: Walkhampton Apprenticeships: 1797 Winneford BASSET to James Barter KING, 821/25/58, extracted Aug 2006, Plymouth & West Devon Records Office.
  22. Devon Apprenticeship Records: Walkhampton Apprenticeships: 1814 John REED to James Barter KING, 821/25/83, extracted Aug 2006, Plymouth & West Devon Records Office.
  23. Devon Apprenticeship Records: Walkhampton Apprenticeships: 1817 Edward RUNDLE to James Barter KING, 821/25/92, extracted Aug 2006, Plymouth & West Devon Records Office.
  24. Val Symis (30421), "EM DAWE/TAYLOR ex Val SYMIS," e-mail to L Henderson (1), 1841 Ditsham, Par. of Walkhampton, DEV: family of Philip and Elizabeth PEARSE, Folio 7 Pg 8, copy rcvd Feb 2006.
  25. Roborough Estate, Estate Papers Plymouth & West Devon Records Office, Heriots in the Manor of Walkhampton, 1815 James Barter KING, extracted from "Conventionary rents 1811-1820", 874/19/1 folio 264, Aug 2006.
  26. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Aug 2006.
  27. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Bap. 1781 James Barter KING, extracted from Walkhampton Baptisms to 1796, MF1, West Country Studies Library, Exeter, Aug 2006.
  28. 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.
  29. Letter, Pat NICHOLS nee BAKER (20707) to L Henderson (1), Rcvd Apr 2000, no parents given.
  30. Peter & Jill BILLING (24911), "METTERS, Devon: ex P & J BILLING," e-mail to L HENDERSON (1), rcvd Feb 2000.

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.