The Dobson Family

Elizabeth Dobson

Birth: 1734/5

Married: Shaw King on 17 April 1757
The London Magazine April 1757 p203
April 17. Shaw King, of Thorpe, near Colchester, in Essex, Esq; to Miss Elizabeth Dobson, of Clerkenwell, with a fortune of  8000l.

The Gentleman's Magazine April 1857 p189
List of Marriages for the Year 1757.
Shaw King of Thorp, Essex, Esq; - to Miss Dobson of St John's, Clerkenwell.

Notes: Elizabeth was evidently a lady of some wealth. One of her marriage announcements (The London Magazine April 1757 p203) notes that she has "a fortune of  8000". Her marriage settlements, sign on 15 and 16 April 1757, are concerned with "the estates of Elizabeth Dobson, in Northhamptonshire" (Reports of cases argued and determined in the High Court of Chancery: from the year 1789 to 1817, Volume 6 p438).

The marriage announcements state that Elizabeth is "of St John's, Clerkenwell".

Death: 29 March 1802, aged 67

Buried: 5 April 1802, in St Michael, Kirby le Soken, Essex, England
Colchester People vol 1 pp428-9 (Shani D'Cruze, 2010) [note that although Shani writes that the first MI is at Thorpe, these burials are actually in St Michael, Kirby le Soken, as per the burial registers]
The family are recorded amongst monumental inscriptions at Thorpe:-
Here Lyeth the Body of / John King of Comarques, Thorpe le Soken / in the County of Essex Esq. / Who departed this life / 12th July 1735 / In the 28th year of his Age / Also of / Shaw King Esq, son of the above / Who died 23rd July 1797 / Aged 67 Years / Also of Elizabeth his wife / Who died 29th of March 1802 / Aged 67 Years / Also of John King Esq. / of Mersea Cottage in this County / Son of the above Shaw King Esq. / Who died 13th January 1827 / Aged 61 years

Tablet, Thorpe le Soken on North Wall of Tower:-
Sacred to the Memory of  / Shaw King Esq. / formerly of Comarques in this Parish but later of Colchester who died the 17th July 1797 aged 67 years and was interned in Kirby Church Within le Soken
In a tomb the South side of the Parish Church of St Mary at Walls within the Borough of Colchester are deposited the remains of Charles King Esq attorney at law, fourth son of he above named Shaw King, who departed the Life 26th September 1799 in the 32nd year of his Age.
In the Vault in Kirby Church are deposited the Remains of Mrs Elizabeth King relict of the above named Shaw King who departed this life on the 29th March 1802 aged 67 years.
Within a vault situated on the south side of this Churchyard are interr'd the Remains of Robert King Esq, Captain in HM Royal Artillery and Second Son of the above named Shaw King who departed this Life on the 2nd February 1802 aged 38 years
Also in the same vault are deposited the remains of the Rev Shaw King of Comarques in this parish eldest son of the above named Shaw King who died the 17th January 1817 in the 57th year of his age
Also the Remains of / Elizabeth wife of the above mentioned / Shaw King MA who died beloved and respected / 30th August 1839 / Aged 73 years


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