The Dobson Family
King on 17 April 1757
The London Magazine April 1757 p203
MARRIAGES and BIRTHS.
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.
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,
29 March 1802, aged 67
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
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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