The King Family

Anna Maria King

Baptism: 1734, in St Mary, Thorpe le Soken, Essex, England

Father: John King

Mother: Elizabeth (Shaw) King

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Anna Maria King

Baptism: 8 August 1764 in St Michael, Thorpe le Soken, Essex, England

Father: Shaw King

Mother: Elizabeth (Dobson) King

Buried: 25 August 1764 in St Michael, Thorpe le Soken, Essex, England

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Charles King

Birth: 1767

Baptism: 1 December 1767 in St Michael, Thorpe le Soken, Essex, England

Father: Shaw King

Mother: Elizabeth (Dobson) King

Occupation: Attorney

Death: 26 September 1799, aged 31

Buried: St Mary at the Walls, Colchester, Essex, England, in a tomb on the south side of the church
Colchester People vol 1 pp428-9 (Shani D'Cruze, 2010)
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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Elizabeth King

Baptism: 24 October 1728, in St Mary, Thorpe le Soken, Essex, England

Father: John King

Mother: Elizabeth (Shaw) King

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Elizabeth King

Baptism: 14 July 1758 in St Michael, Thorpe le Soken, Essex, England

Father: Shaw King

Mother: Elizabeth (Dobson) King

Buried: 28 July 1758 in St Michael, Thorpe le Soken, Essex, England
Elizabeth is recorded as an infant in the burial register.

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Elizabeth Pollard (King) Hulke

Elizabeth Pollard King
Elizabeth Pollard King
image from Claire Freestone
Elizabeth Pollard (King) Hulke
Elizabeth Pollard (King) Hulke
On the reverse of this photo is written "Mrs Hulke."
photograph by W. H. Franklin, Deal provided courtesy of Claire Freestone
Birth: 26 March 1801, in Greenwich, Kent, England

Baptism: 12 May 1801, in St Alphage, Greenwich, Kent, England

Father: Robert King

Mother: Sarah (Pollard) King

Married: William Hulke on 1 November 1819 in Deal, Kent, England

Children: Notes:
In 1816, Eliza P. King "daughter of the late Captain Robert King, royal artillery"  was granted a pension of £10 as the child of a deceased military officer.

London Gazette 12 December 1871 pp5585-6
PURSUANT to a Decree of the High Court of Chancery, made in a cause Sarah Ann Mason and another against Elizabeth Pollard Hulke and others, the creditors of William Collman, late of Deal, in the county of Kent, a Purser in Her Majesty's Royal Navy, who died in or about the month of April, 1826, are on or before the 8th day of January, 1872, to send by post, prepaid, to Mr. James Conolly Martin, of Deal, in the county of Kent, the Solicitor of the defendants, Elizabeth Pollard Hulke and John Hardy, the legal representatives of the said William Collman, deceased, their Christian and surnames, addresses and descriptions, the full particulars of their claims, a statement of their accounts, and the nature of the securities (if any) held by them, or in default thereof they will be peremptorily excluded from the benefit of the said Decree. Every creditor holding any security is to produce the same before the Master of the Rolls, at his chambers, situated in the Rolls-yard, Chancery-lane, Middlesex, on Saturday, the 3rd day of February, 1872, at twelve o'clock at noon, being the time appointed for adjudicating on the claims—Dated this 1st day of December 1871.
Death: 20 September 1875, in Deal, Kent, England, aged 74
Medical Times and Gazette 25 September 1875 p378
     DEATHS.
HULKE, ELIZABETH POLLARD, widow of William Hulke, Esq. surgeon, at Deal, Kent, on September 20, aged 74.


Taranaki Herald 4 December 1875 p2
DEATHS.
HULKE.—On the 20th September, at Deal, England, Elizabeth, relict of W. Hulke, aged 74 years.

The grave monument of William Hulke and Elizabeth Pollard (King) Hulke
The grave monument of William Hulke and Elizabeth Pollard (King) Hulke in St Leonard's church cemetery, Deal, Kent
photograph by Steve Lockwood at gravestonephotos.com
Buried: 24 September 1875, in St Leonard's church cemetery, Deal, Kent, England
The inscription on the side of the grave monument reads:
ELIZABETH POLLARD HULKE born March 26th 1801 died 1875

Census:
1841: Lower Street, Deal, Kent
1851: Farrier Street, Deal, Kent
1861: Deal, Kent: Elizh Hulke, wife, is aged 60, born in Deal, Kent
1871: Deal, Kent

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Emma King

Baptism: 6 October 1766 in St Michael, Thorpe le Soken, Essex, England

Father: Shaw King

Mother: Elizabeth (Dobson) King

Buried: 25 May 1767 in St Michael, Thorpe le Soken, Essex, England
Elizabeth is recorded as an infant in the burial register.

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John King

Birth: 1707/8

Married: Elizabeth Shaw on 16 December 1725 in Great Holland, Essex, England
Jon. King is recorded as single, resident of Colchester. Elizb. Shaw is recorded as single, resident in Kirby. It is noted that the marriage was "by license at Frinton"

Elizabeth's marriage settlement concerned a messuage called "Crispes", in Frinton.
20 January 1730
Marriage Settlement
GABRIAL SHAW, of Kirby, esq. and Elizabeth his wife
(2) John King, of Thorp, gentleman and Elizabeth his wife. (3) Robert Price, of Colchester, esq. on marriage of John King and Elizabeth only daughter of Gabriel Shaw
Messuage called 'Crispes', etc., Frinton
[5 signet seals]
The day before this marriage settlement was signed, the property "Crispes" had been leased for a year by Gabriel Shaw, of Kirby, from Robert Price, of Colchester.

Children: Death: 12 July 1735, aged 27

Buried: Kirby le Soken, Essex, England
Colchester People vol 1 pp428 (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
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John King

Baptism: 31 October 1726, in St Mary, Thorpe le Soken, Essex, England

Father: John King

Mother: Elizabeth (Shaw) King

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John King

Baptism: 20 May 1761 in St Michael, Thorpe le Soken, Essex, England

Father: Shaw King

Mother: Elizabeth (Dobson) King

Notes: John presumably died before 1765, when a brother was also named John, although I have not found a burial record.

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John King

Birth: 1765

Baptism: 2 August 1765 in St Michael, Thorpe le Soken, Essex, England

Father: Shaw King

Mother: Elizabeth (Dobson) King

Married: Sarah _____

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Notes: John was of Mersea Cottage, Essex

Death: 13 January 1827, aged 61

Buried: 19 January 1827, in St Michael, Kirby le Soken, Essex, England
John is recorded in the burial record as living in Colchester.

Colchester People vol 1 pp428 (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
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John Shaw King

Birth: 19 December 1800, in Colchester, Essex, England

Baptism: 22 December 1800, in St Mary the Virgin at the Walls, Colchester, Essex, England

Father: John King

Mother: Sarah (_____) King

Notes: In a legal proceeding in 1847, it is noted that John Shaw King "became lunatic" (London Morning Post 11 November 1847 p7)

Death: 1862, in Colchester district, Essex, England

Census:
1861: North Hill, Colchester St Peter, Essex: John Shaw King, nephew, is aged 61, born in Colchester, Essex

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Robert King

Baptism: October 1733, in St Mary, Thorpe le Soken, Essex, England

Father: John King

Mother: Elizabeth (Shaw) King

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Robert King

Birth: 1763

Baptism: 29 March 1763 in St Michael, Thorpe le Soken, Essex, England

Father: Shaw King

Mother: Elizabeth (Dobson) King

Married: Sarah Pollard on 15 November 1792, in Stoke Damerel, Devon, England

Children:
Occupation: Army Officer. Robert served in the Royal Regiment of Artillery, reaching the rank of Captain.
Robert was commissioned as an officer in the Royal Regiment of Artillery aged 16 years and 3 months. He was made cadet on 20 February 1777, Second Lieutenant on 9 July 1779, First Lieutenant on 9 January 1782 (List of officers of the Royal Regiment of Artillery p1779), Captain-Lieutenant on 25 September 1793 (London Gazette 28 September 1793 p868) and Captain on 29 February 1796 (London Gazette 5 March 1796 p228). Robert served in the Great Siege of Gibraltar (1779-1783).

Death: 2 February 1802, in Colchester, Essex, England, aged 38
The Gentleman's Magazine March 1802 p274
Obituary, with Anecdotes, of remarkable Persons
Feb. 2. At Colchester, Robert King, esq. captain of the royal artillery.


Buried: 9 February 1802 in Thorpe le Soken, Essex, England, in a vault on the south side of the church
Colchester People vol 1 pp428-9 (Shani D'Cruze, 2010)
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

Will: proved 26 March 1802 at Canterbury to Sarah King Widow the Relict and the Reverend Shaw King Clerk the Brother:
This is the Last Will and Testament of me Robert King captain in the Royal Artillery now of Greenwich in the county of Kent but about to sail to Gibraltar made whilst in good health and of sound mind perfect and disposing memory whereby I recommend my Soul to God and dispose of my Estate and Effects as follows first I give and bequeath unto my Dear and Beloved wife Sarah King to and for her own absolute use and Benefit all and my Singular my Household Goods and ffurniture plate pictures China Linen and Household Stuff of every Sort and Kind soever that I shall leave at the time of my Decease also I give and bequeath Dear Wife Sarah King the several sums of five thousand pounds Stock three per cent Reduced Bank Annuities and three thousand pounds Stock three per cent Consolidated Bank Annuities absolutely to and for her own Use & Benefit and Disposal and which said Several sums of five thousand pounds Stock three per cent Reduced Annuities and three thousand pounds Stock three per cent Consolidated Bank Annuities I hereby will order and direct shall be assigned and transferred by my Executors hereinafter named unto her my said Wife as soon as may be after my Decease which said Several Sums of Money is so given and bequeathed by me to my said Dear Wife for her own absolute Disposal in the firmest Confidence nevertheless that she will give and dispose of the same at her Decease unto and amongst such Child or children as I shall have by her at my Decease and who shall be living at the time of her Death | and whereas under and by virtue of the last will and Testament of my late father Shaw King Esquire deceased I am seized of and intitled to the reversion in fee simple expectant and to take effect in posession upon the Decease of my Mother Mrs Elizabeth King now living of in and to an undivided third part of and divers freehold Oyster Layings Messuages Farms Lands Tenements Hereditaments and Real Estates situate and being in the Several Counties of Northampton and Essex Now I do hereby give devise and bequeath my said reversion in fee simple expectant and to take effect in possession upon the Decease of my said Mother of in and to the said undivided third part of and in the said freehold hereditaments and premises so given and devised to me by my said late father in and by his said will and also all and every other the Messauges Tenaments Lands Heriditaments and Real Estates and Parts and Shares of Messauges Tenaments Lands and Heriditaments and Real Estate in or to which I have any Estate of freehold or Inheritance by or under the said last will and Testament of my said father or otherwise in any manner howsoever either in possession Reversion Remainder or Expectancy and wheresoever the same are or shall be Situate and being unto my said wife Sarah and my Brother the Reverend Shaw King Clerk and to their heirs In Trust  for and unto and between all and every such Child or Children as I have or shall have by my said Wife or as she may be ensient with at the time of my Decease and their heirs and assigns for ever equally share and share alike to take as Tenants in Common and not as Joint Tenants if more than one and if but one then In Trust for such only Child his or her heirs and assigns for ever But In Case any or either of such children as I have by my said Wife or as she may be ensient with at the time of my Decease shall happen to die under the age of twenty one years and have no lawful Issue then In Trust for the Survivors of such Children and their heirs and assigns forever equally share and share alike to take as Tenants in Common and not as joint tenants if more than one and if but One Child then In Trust for such Surviving or only Child and his or her heirs and assigns for ever | and I do hereby give and bequeath unto and will order and direct that the whole of the Rents and profits which shall arise and become payable upon and from my said Real Estates so devised by me In Trust as aforesaid shall be paid to and be had and received by my said Wife to and for her own use and benefit until such Child or Children shall respectively attain their age and respective ages of twenty one years as well for the better support and Maintenance of herself as for the maintenance and support of my said Child or Children in the mean time But if it shall happen at the time of my Decease I shall Leave no Child or Children by my said Wife and my said Wife shall not be then ensient of any Child or Children or there being any such Child or Children whether born in my Lifetime or in due time after my Decease shall happen to die under the age of twenty one years and have no lawful Issue by any of them then upon further Trust upon either of the said Events happening and immediately thereupon to pay to or otherwise permit and Suffer my said Dear Wife and her assigns In Case she shall be then Living from thenceforth to have receive and take the whole of the annual Rents Issues and profits to arise and to grow due and to be payable upon and from the said freehold Heriditaments and Real Estates so given and devised by me as aforesaid In Trust as aforesaid for and during the term of her Natural Life and from and Immediately after her Decease I give devise and bequeath the same freehold Heriditaments and Real Estates unto and between my said Brother Shaw King and my brother John King and to their respective heirs and assigns for ever equally share and share alike as Tenants in Common and not as joint Tenants but in Case either of my said Brothers Shaw King and John King shall happen to die without lawful issue then I give and devise the whole of my said freehold Heriditaments and Real Estates unto the Survivor of my said Brothers and to his heirs and assigns for ever and as to all and every Sum and Sums of Money which Can shall or may arise and become payable to me or to which I now am or Can shall or may become intitled upon or from the Sale or Sales of any Estate or Estates given devised and bequeathed by my said late father deceased in and by his said will and therein and thereby directed to be sold as well upon his Decease as after the Death of my said Mother and the Money to arise by and from such Sale and Sales to be paid and payable unto and between me and my two Brothers John King and Charles King since deceased in equal shares and proportions I do hereby will order and direct that the same respective Sum and Sums of Money Last mentioned and every part thereof shall fall into and Compose part of the Residual and remainder of my personal Estate and Effects and be paid applied and disposed of as part thereof and I do hereby give and bequeath the same as part thereof accordingly and as to all the Rest Residual and remainder of my personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever or of what Nature or kind soever the same shall or may Consist at the time of my Decease and not hereinbefore by me given and disposed of I give and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto my said Wife and my said Brother Shaw King and to the Survivor of them and the Executors and administrators of the Survivor of them upon Trust in the first place to pay and discharge thereout or out of some part or parts thereof my Debts funeral Expenses and the Expenses of proving this my Will and from and after such several payments thereout as Last aforesaid upon further Trust to lay out and Invest the whole of the said residual and Remainder of my said personal Estate and Effects in the purchase of Stock in some one or more of the public Stocks or funds of this Kingdom in their Names or in the Name of the Survivor of them or the Executors or administrators of the Survivor and I do hereby will order and direct that they my said Trustees and the Survivor of them and the Executors and administrators of the Survivor of them shall and will stand and be possessed of the Several and respective capital or principal Stock Monies which shall from time to time be so bought and purchased by with and from such residue and remainder and every part of the same respectively upon Trust nevertheless that she my said Dear Wife and her assigns shall and may receive and take the whole of the Dividends Interest and profits thereof and every part thereof respectively for and during the term of her Natural Life to and for her own use and Benefit and from and Immediately after her Decease then upon Trust to pay apply and dispose of assign and transfer the said Rest Residue or remainder of my said personal Estate and the Stocks funds or Securities in which the same shall be invested unto and amongst all and every such Child or Children as I shall have Living by my said Wife or as she may be ensient with at the time of my decease to be equally divided between them share and share alike if more than One and if but one then to such only child But in case any or either of such children as I shall have by my said wife or as she may be ensient with at the time of my Decease shall happen to be under the age of twenty one years then upon further Trust that my said Trustees shall and do pay apply and dispose of assign and transfer the part and share in parts and Shares of him her or those so dying under the said age of and in the said Rest Residual and Remainder of my said personal Estate and Effects and the Stocks funds or Securities in which the same shall be invested unto and amongst the Survivors of them to be equally divided between them share and share alike if more than One at his her and their several ages of twenty one years and if there shall be but one such child who shall live to attain that age then to such only or Surviving Child absolutely to and for his or her own use and of my said personal Estate and Effects and the Stocks funds or Securities in which the same shall be invested shall go to and be paid and applied unto and amongst such person or persons as should or would be my next of kin and intitled to Distribution of my personal Estate and Effects in case I had died unmarried and Intestate and I do hereby will order and direct that the Receipt and Receipts of my said Trustees and the Survivor of them and the Executors and admons of the Survivor of them of and for the said Several Sum and Sums of Money to which I now am or shall or may become intitled under and by virtue of the said Will of my said father as therein and hereinbefore mentioned shall and will be good and sufficient Discharge and good and Sufficient Discharge to the person or persons who shall or may pay the same and his her and their respective heirs Executors and administrators and that the person or persons so paying the same shall not be bound to see to the application of the same respective Monies or any part thereof or be Subject or liable to the Misapplication or Nonapplication of the same or any part thereof and I do hereby will order and direct that it shall and may be lawful to and for my said Trustees and the Survivor or them and the Executors and Administrators of the Survivor of them from time to time to deduct and retain to themselves and each of them by and out of the said respective Trust Estate and promises all such reasonable costs charges and Expences as they shall respectively Suffer bear pay Sustain or be put unto in and about the Execution of the said Several Trusts hereby in them reposed and that my said Trustees and the Survivor or them and the Executors and administrators of the Survivor of them shall not be answerable or accountable for any more money than they shall respectively actually receive by Virtue of the Trusts aforesaid nor with nor for any Loss which shall or may happen to the said Trust monies and promises or any part thereof provided the same happen without their or either of their Wilful Neglect or Default and that the one of them shall be answerable for the other of them or for the acts deeds Receipts Disbursements Defaults Executors or Administrators of the other of them but each of them for her and his own Acts Deeds Receipts Disbursements Defaults Executors or Administrators only and I do hereby nominate and appoint my said Dear Wife and my said Brother Shaw Ling Executrix and Executor of this my last Will and Testament and also Guardians to my said Child or Children during his her and their respective Minorities and Lastly I do hereby revoke and make void all former and other wills by me at any time heretofore made and publish and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament In Testimony whereof I have to this my Last Will and Testament Contained in this and the four preceding sheets of paper hereto annexed and to a Duplicate of the same set my hand and Seal to wit my hand to the Bottom of each of the preceding sheets and my hand and Seal to this last Sheet and my Seal at the Top of the first of the preceding Sheets where all the said Sheets are fixed together the Eighteenth Day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred Robert King Signed Sealed published and declared by the said Robert King the Testator as and for his Last Will and Testament on the Day of the Date in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereto Subscribed our Names as Witnesses thereto  Will Allen  Tho Wisdarken  Chas R Parker Downham Street 

This Will was proved at London the twenty sixth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand and eight hundred and two before the Right Honourable Sir William Wynne Kinght Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or commissary of the prerogative court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oaths of Sarah King Widow the Relict and the Reverend Shaw King Clerk the Brother and Executors named in the said Will to whom administration was granted of all and Singular the Goods Chattels and credits of the deceased having been first Sworn by commission duly to administer

Robert's early death, before that of his mother, resulted a lawsuit concerning his parents' marriage settlement which gave substantial estates to the parents for their lifetime and then to be split amongst the surviving children. Robert survived his father, but not his mother, and the question arose as to whether he should be considered a surviving child, given some inconsistencies in the marriage settlement wording. Robert's wife and daughter sued after his mother's death to obtain his share of the estates. The case King vs. Hake was argued all the way to the High Court of Chancery which found in favour of Robert's wife and daughter.

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Robert Shaw King

Birth: 1801/2, in Colchester, Essex, England

Father: John King

Mother: Sarah (_____) King

Married: Mary Ann Smith on 20 October 1827 in St Edward, East Mersea, Essex
Colburn's New Monthly Magazine 1 December 1827 p538
Marriages. ...R. S. King, Esq. of West Mersea Cottage, to Mary Ann, daughter of B. Smith, Esq.


Notes: Robert is recorded in the 1851 census as a widower. His occupation is "L L Scholar".

Death: 1851, in Colchester district, Essex, England

Census: 
1841: St Borolph Street, St Botolph, Essex
1851: Crouch Street, St Mary at the Walls, Colchester, Essex

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Shaw King

Birth: 1730

Baptism: 17 September 1730, in St Mary, Thorpe le Soken, Essex, England
Shaw is recorded as the son of John King and Elizabeth

Father: John King

Mother: Elizabeth (Shaw) King

Education: St Mary Hall, Oxford University. Shaw matriculated on 19 August 1749.
Alumni Oxonienses Volume II p796 (Foster, 1891)
King, Shaw, s. John, of Thorp, Essex, gent. ST. MARY HALL, matric. 19 Aug., 1749, aged 18.


Married: Elizabeth Dobson 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.


Children:
Notes: Shaw held estates at Comarques near Thorpe le Soken in Essex, which he rebuilt c. 1755, and Mereland in Kirby le Soken, Essex. In 1752, Mereland was a 229 acre estate. In 1788, Shaw leased the property "Winsleys" in High Street, Colchester, for 8 guineas a year fo r18 years. A history and floor plan of the house can be found in an article written by John Bensusan-Butt in the Colchester Archaeological Group Annual Bulletin vol 31 pp9-11 (1988), which also contains the interesting sidebar that Shaw "was a notably large man, and there was a Colchester saying: ‘as big as Shaw King' "

The Thorpe le Soken baptism records show three children born to a Shaw King and Katherine, baptised in Thorpe le Soken in the three to four years prior to the children baptised to Shaw King and Elizabeth, and these are possibly children of an earlier marriage, likely that of Shaw King to Catherine Slany in Ingatestone, Essex, on 19 March 1751/2. The children are Katherine (bapt. 8 February 1754), Sarah (bapt. 23 January 1755) and Shaw (bapt. 12 December 1755).

Death: 23 July 1797, aged 67 (another source has 17 July 1797)

Buried: 31 July 1797, in St Michael, Kirby le Soken, Essex, England
Shaw is recorded in the burial record as living in Colchester.

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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Shaw King

Birth: 1759

Baptism: 5 September 1759 in St Michael, Thorpe le Soken, Essex, England

Father: Shaw King

Mother: Elizabeth (Dobson) King

Married: Elizabeth Sturgeon on 27 November 1787, in Holy Trinity, Colchester, Essex, England
Shaw King is recorded as a bachelor of Thorp, Essex. He is a clerk. Elizabeth Sturgeon is recorded as a spinster. The marriage was witnessed by Sarah Sturgeon, Mary Sturgeon and Shaw King [the father - signed as Shaw King while the groom signed as Shaw King junior]

Elizabeth was born in 1765/6, the daughter of William Sturgeon, who held estates in Birch, Essex, and Copford, Essex. She died on 20 August 1830, and was buried in Thorpe-le-Soken, Essex, England, in a vault on the south side of the church

In William's will, proved in 1767, Elizabeth was bequeathed "lands in Purleigh and farm and messuage in Layer-de-la-Haye" and £200.
Elizabeth's will, written on 12 August 1818, was proved on 31 January 1840.
(widow of Shaw King of Thorpe-le-Soken, clerk)
Devises to sister Mary Brett of Wakes Colne, for life, then to her son Edward B. and daughter Elizabeth B
All freehold and copyhold messuages and land, in Birch, Copford, Hockley and Canewdon, in occupation of James Hiller, Peter Poulton, James Creache, Daniel Ardley, John Lewis, Philip Taylor, William Mead, James Taylor, Solomon Oddy, Peter Coney, Daniel Everett, J. Abbot, Daniel Brown and John Polley; a wood called Chest Wood (7acres), in Great Birch; an ash ground in Birch or Copford; and all freehold and copyhold messuages and land, in Tolleshunt Darcy, Woodham Ferris, Rettendon, East and West Hanningfield Hockley and Canewdon, in occupation of [blank] Fenn, John Green, Edward Key, William Law and Susannah Wade, widow
Residue of personal estate to sister Mary B
Exece. & executor.: Mary B. & Robert Dawson of Great Bentley, gentleman Witnesses: R.S.King (son of John K. of Colchester, esq.), J.H. & Thomas Moberty, both of Colchester, solicitors.

Occupation: Clergyman

Notes:
The cutting shown, from an unknown newspaper, was pasted into a book given by Shaw King to his nephew, Edward Brett, in 1811, although that doesn't help much with the date of the cutting since it could have been earlier than that, or pasted in later.
Newspaper cutting mentions Shaw King
Cutting from unknown newspaper mentioning Rev. Shaw King
image from Mike Poyzer
  FEARS OF FRENCH INVASION.
  1803. When Bonaparte had his flat-bottomed boats made and threatened to invade England, it was thought probable he might attempt a landing on the Essex coast.  It created considerable alarm in this neighbourhood. Orders were received in the parishes along the coast to appoint persons to take charge of the live stock, and have it removed, if necessary, to the upper part of the County on the borders of Cambridgeshire.  Mr. Joseph Ring and Robert Draper daily expected to be called into service for this parish, being appointed for that office.
  The Rev. Shaw King, residing at Comarques at Thorp, had all his plate and valuables packed ready for starting.  It was said several families at Colchester made similar preparations.

Death: 17 January 1817, in Colchester, Essex, England, aged 57
The New Monthly Magazine 1 March 1817 p171
ESSEX.
Died. At Colchester, Rev. S. King, 57.

The European Magazine January to June 1817 p74
MONTHLY OBITUARY.
Lately, at Colchester, the Rev. S. King, of Comarques, Thorpe-le-Soken, aged 57.


Buried: 23 January 1817, in Thorpe-le-Soken, Essex, England, in a vault on the south side of the church
Colchester People vol 1 pp428-9 (Shani D'Cruze, 2010)
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

Will: dated 24 July 1816 with a codicil dated 7 December 1816; proved 15 June 1817
The will ratified "Marriage Settlement of Messuages and land in Thorpe, Fordham, Ardleigh and Colchester, all freehold, to wife for life, then to be auctioned together with free and copyhold estates (210a.) in Thorpe, and capital messuage called Comarques in Thorpe and (50acres) land. Legacies to wife Elizabeth King; to nephews John & Robert Shaw King; to brother John King & wife Sarah; to niece Elizabeth Pollard King.
Executors: John Leake and James Cole. Witnesses: J. & J. N.Stoney, W. Mason,
Codicil: appointing Robert Hardy of Tendring Executor and trustee."

London Morning Post 11 November 1847 p7
     ROLLS' COURT.—WEDNESDAY, NOV. 10.
  LEAKE v. KING.—This suit was instituted to carry into execution the trusts of the will of Mr. King, the testator in the cause, as to the sum of 6,000l. mentioned therein, and a decree having been made in the cause, it now came on again for farther directions. The minutes of the decree were prepared, and the only point at issue was the apportionment of costs. The testator directed his trustees (the plaintiffs), Mr. Leake and two others, to raise out of his estates the sum of 6,000l., and on certain events, which happened, to pay the same to Brett and Smith on trust, to pay the interest thereof to John King for life, and upon his decease to pay one moiety of the interest to Sarah King his wife for life, and the other moiety equally to the testator's nephews, John Shaw King, Robert Shaw King, and his niece, Elizabeth Pollard King (afterwards Mrs. Hulk), and upon the death of Sarah King to pay the 6,000l. to his said nephews and nieces in equal shares, and he gave the estates equally between his nephews. John King died, and John Shaw King became lunatic. Robert Shaw King mortgaged his interest under the will, and Sarah King joined him therein, in so far as related to his share of the 6,000l. He also incumbered his interest still further, and Sarah King also granted an annuity out of her life interest, and is now insolvent. Brett and Smith having refused to undertake the trust, the plaintiffs were obliged to file a bill to carry them into execution, and of course the incumbrances caused more difficulty and trouble than there would otherwise have been. The question now rose as to the apportionment of the costs. One set of parties wished them to be paid generally out of the fund, and another that the incumbrancers should pay costs—Mr. Blunt, for the plaintiffs, opened the case.—Mr. Cooke, Mr. Hallett, Mr. Glasse, Mr. Craig, Mr. Turner, and Mr. Kinderley, for the other parties.—It was finally proposed that the incumbrancers should each bear the costs arising out of applications and proceedings in which they were alone interested, and that the other costs should not be apportioned. To this Lord Langdale assented.


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