Walter King1

(20 March 1706/7 - circa April 1771)
FatherJohn King2,3 (aft. 1676 - cir. Mar 1737)
MotherElizabeth Northmore2,3 (cir. 1680 - cir. Nov 1708)
Relationship5th great-grandfather of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     Walter King was baptized on 20 Mar 1706/7 Sampford Spiney, DEV, ENG; old style date, entry reads: Walter the son of John & Elizabeth King was baptized the 20 of March - 1706.3,4
     Walter King married Ann Barter, daughter of James Barter and Ann Stephens, on 24 Apr 1742 Walkhampton, DEV, ENG, entry reads: "Walter King of Samford Spiney and Ann Barter of this Parish were married" (the Dartmoor Press pages for Dittisham have this as Walter's 2nd marriage, the first being to Ann's sister Elizabeth on 29th Apr 1741, but the pages refer to this Elizabeth as the dtr of John and Ann Barter, no couple of this name, nor a baptism for an Elizabeth around this time have been found.)5,6
     Walter King died cir. Apr 1771 ?Lower Dittisham, Par. of Walkhampton, DEV, ENG.2 He was buried on 6 Apr 1771 Walkhampton, DEV.2

All the other info

     In 1765 Walter King succeeded James Barter as tenant of Dittisham Rewe, Par. of Walkhampton, DEV, ENG, or more likely as sub tenant, presumably because the actual lives named on the lease, Walter's sons, James Barter's grandsons, were too young. Actual tenant was still Joseph Atwill.7
     On the dth of Joseph Atwill, absentee tenant of Dittisham Rewe in 1768 Walter was presented as tenant of Lower Dittisham, Par. of Walkhampton, DEV, ENG.2
     Walter King and Richard King were Sampford Spiney, Roborough Hundred, DEV, ENG, bet. 1741 - 1762 as they both appear on the Devon Freeholders lists during this period and are shown 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 1741 Walter and Richard both show as leaseholders, but no occupation is shown against their names in 1762. In 1771 only Richard shows up, Walter having died early in the year.8,9,10

Family

Ann Barter (cir. Mar 1723 - cir. Jun 1804)
Children
ChartsMy pedigree chart
Ancestors (& their siblings) of Alice HENDERSON nee ANDREWS
Maternal ancestors of Lorna
Maternal timeline
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Last Edited27 Jun 2007

Citations

  1. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Bap. 1754 James Barter KING, Sampford Spiney, extracted at the Tavistock Library, Aug 2006.
  2. Dartmoor Press online at http://home.clara.net/dartmoorpress/, The Barter Kings of Lower Dittisham, from DartmoorPress/WalknPropsWalkValley.html, extracted Sep 2006.
  3. John Lunceford, "EM LUNCEFORD, John," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Bap. 1706/7 Walter, to John KING and Elizabeth (NORTHMORE), Sampford Spiney rcvd Oct 2006.
  4. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Bap. 1706 Walter to John & Elizabeth KING, extracted from Sampford Spiney baptisms, Nov 2006.
  5. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Marr. 1742 Walter KING of Sampford Spiney and Ann BARTER of Walkhampton, extracted from the Walkhampton Parish Registers, Tavistock Library, Aug 2006.
  6. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Marr. 1771 John KING and Ann KING, extracted from Walkhampton Marriages MF3, West Country Studies Library, Exeter, Aug 2006.
  7. 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.
  8. DEV: Freeholders 1711-1799 online at http://www.foda.org.uk/fredeholders/intro/introduction1.htm/…, 1741 Walter & Richard KING, leaseholders, Sampford Spiney, extracted May 2007.
  9. DEV: Freeholders 1711-1799 online at http://www.foda.org.uk/fredeholders/intro/introduction1.htm/…, 1762 Walter & Richard KING, Sampford Spiney, extracted May 2007.
  10. DEV: Freeholders 1711-1799 online at http://www.foda.org.uk/fredeholders/intro/introduction1.htm/…, 1771 Richard KING, Sampford Spiney, extracted May 2007.
  11. John Lunceford, "EM LUNCEFORD, John," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Family Walter and Ann KING, rcvd Oct 2006.

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.