Richard King1,2

(2 October 1702 - circa August 1780)
FatherJohn King3,1 (aft. 1676 - cir. Mar 1737)
MotherElizabeth Northmore3,1 (cir. 1680 - cir. Nov 1708)
Relationship6th great-uncle of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     Richard King was baptized on 2 Oct 1702 Walkhampton, DEV, ENG; "Richard the son of John King bi (sic) Elizabeth his wife of Sampford Spiney was baptized Oct ye ?2?"1,3
     Richard King married Margaret Dawe, daughter of Ellis Dawe and Johan Williames, on 20 Apr 1725 in the Par. of Sampford Spiney, DEV, ENG, (Dartmoor Press web pages have 19th, John says 20th) the entry reads: Richard King & Margrit Dawe ware (sic) married the 20th day of April 1725.3,2,4,5
     Richard King died cir. Aug 1780 ?Walkhampton, DEV, ENG.6 He was buried on 16 Aug 1780 Walkhampton, DEV.6

All the other info

     In 1740 Richard King was named as tenant of Filley, Manor of Walkhampton, DEV, ENG, with Margaret King and William Williams Jnr as named lives. According to the Dartmoor Press web pages he held the lease "on the lives of Margaret King and William Williams junior. The rent was assessed at 13s 4d per annum (a high price for just a small plot of land) and the heriot at £1 13s 4d (an apparently odd sum, but equivalent to 2½ marks)"
(I have assumed that Margaret is his wife nee Dawe, and the dtr of the previously recorded tenant, one Ellis Dawe, and that William Williams is some relation of Margaret's through her mother, Johan nee Williames. I also note that later in Horrabridge there's an Ann King married to a William Williams.7) In 1740 Richard King succeeded Ellis Dawe as tenant Filley, Manor of Walkhampton, DEV, Elias/Ellis being his father-in-law.8,9,10
     In the Easter Sessions of 1741 a "Richard King of Sanford Spiney Yeoman" appeared on a list of Badgers; Kidders and Licensed S... Midsummer 1729 to Michaelmas 1745 - Exclusive - assumed to be this Richard as dtr Margaret was baptised there in 1741.11
     Richard King and Walter 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.12,13,14 Richard King witnessed the marriage of John King and Ann King on 2 Aug 1771 Par. Ch, Walkhampton, DEV, ENG.15,3,16
     In 1780 Richard was buried in Walkhampton, and John King (assumed to be his son) was presented at the Manor Court to become the tenant of Filley.17

Family

Margaret Dawe (Nov 1699 - aft. 1741)
Children
  • John King3,2 (Jul 1727 - Dec 1815)
  • Elias King18 (Jun 1729 - cir. Sep 1764)
  • George King19 (cir. 1731 - cir. Nov 1731)
  • Richard King19,16 (cir. 1734 - cir. Jun 1784)
  • Elizabeth King20,19 (Jun 1736 - )
  • Temperance King19 (cir. 1737 - )
  • Margaret King21 (Apr 1741 - May 1793)
ChartsAncestors (& their siblings) of Alice HENDERSON nee ANDREWS
KING
Last Edited11 Nov 2007

Citations

  1. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Bap. 1702 Richard KING, extracted from the Walkhampton Parish Registers, Tavistock Library, Aug 2006.
  2. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Bap. 1727 John KING, extracted from the Walkhampton Parish Registers, Tavistock Library, Aug 2006.
  3. Dartmoor Press online at http://home.clara.net/dartmoorpress/, The Barter Kings of Lower Dittisham, from http://www.dartmoorpress.clara.net/…, extracted Sep 2006.
  4. John Lunceford, "EM LUNCEFORD, John," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Marr. 1725 Richard KING and Margaret DAWE, Sampford Spiney, rcvd Oct 2006.
  5. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Marr. 1725 Richard KING and Margrit DAWE, extracted from Sampford Spiney marriages, Nov 2006.
  6. John Lunceford, "EM LUNCEFORD, John," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Bur. 1780 Richard KING, Walkhampton, rcvd Oct 2006.
  7. Dartmoor Press online at http://home.clara.net/dartmoorpress/, Manor Survey 1740, The Filley, Walkhampton Manor, extracted from http://home.clara.net/dartmoorpress/…, Oct 2006.
  8. Dartmoor Press online at http://home.clara.net/dartmoorpress/, Filley tenancy 1740 Ellis DAWE, extracted from http://home.clara.net/dartmoorpress/…, Oct 2006.
  9. Dartmoor Press online at http://home.clara.net/dartmoorpress/, Manor Survey 1740 Richard KING, extracted from http://home.clara.net/dartmoorpress/…, Oct 2006.
  10. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Oct 2006.
  11. Miscellaneous Devon Web Searches & Correspondence Badgers; Kidders and Licensed S... Midsummer 1729 to Michaelmas 1745 - Exclusive,[DRO - QS 14/1], found at http://genuki.cs.ncl.ac.uk/DEV/CourtRecords/QS14-1.html, transcr by Brian Basset, extracted Aug 2006.
  12. 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.
  13. DEV: Freeholders 1711-1799 online at http://www.foda.org.uk/fredeholders/intro/introduction1.htm/…, 1762 Walter & Richard KING, Sampford Spiney, extracted May 2007.
  14. DEV: Freeholders 1711-1799 online at http://www.foda.org.uk/fredeholders/intro/introduction1.htm/…, 1771 Richard KING, Sampford Spiney, extracted May 2007.
  15. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Marr. 1771 John KING and Ann KING, extracted from Walkhampton Marriages MF3, West Country Studies Library, Exeter, Aug 2006.
  16. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Marr. 1771 John KING of Sampford Spiney and Ann KING of Walkhampton, extracted from the Walkhampton Parish Registers, Tavistock Library, Aug 2006.
  17. Dartmoor Press online at http://home.clara.net/dartmoorpress/, The Filley, http://www.dartmoorpress.clara.net/WalknPropsDousHorra.html, extracted Oct 2006.
  18. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Bap. 1729 Elias KING, extracted from the Walkhampton Parish Registers, Tavistock Library, Aug 2006.
  19. John Lunceford, "EM LUNCEFORD, John," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Extended family of Walter and Ann KING, rcvd Oct 2006.
  20. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Bap. 1736 Elizabeth KING, extracted from the Walkhampton Parish Registers, Tavistock Library, Aug 2006.
  21. John Lunceford, "EM LUNCEFORD, John," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Bap. 1741 Margaret, to Richard KING and Margaret (DAWE), Sampford Spiney 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.