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KING, James

Male 1801 - 1859  (58 years)



  • Name KING, James 
    Born 1801  Boxford, Suffolk, , England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 5 Mar 1801  Boxford, Suffolk, , England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1859  Stoneybatter, Kingstown, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (Research):The following information was provided by Katharine Hall.

      James King who was baptised on 5th March 1801 came out to Sydney in 1822 (not 1821 as I wrote) as a free settler on the "Clydesdale". He married in 1838 to Susannah Clark. Her uncle was Benjamin Singleton (explorer/miller) whom the town Singleton in NSW was named after. It was there that she married to James King.

      He was employed by the Hall family in the 1840s I think to work on there property 'Stoneybatter' as a dairyman. There was some sort of arrangement where James was given his own cattle by the Hall family. By 1845 they had moved onto 'Stoneybatter' where the rest of their children were born. Their children were: James, George, Rueben, John, William, Sarah Ann, Alfred, and Herbert

      At some stage James' brother George had come over from Suffolk to join him. He lived with the family on 'Stoneybatter' for a fare while from what it seems.

      James died in 1859 (lost in the bush). His wife and children remained on 'Stoneybatter' and ran a public house and post office.

      Where the family lived was renamed Kingstown - a dot on the map between Uralla and Bundarra. The old house is gone, but the foundations were there last time we went, and there is the little old private cemetery. Other than that, the town consists of a chapel, a primary school, and a little general store.

      George had no children that we know of, but was said to have run off and married a widower. I did see a marriage in the indexes which I am yet to order.
    Person ID I1061  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2012 

    Father KING, John,   b. Abt 1774, Boxford, Suffolk, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1813, Boxford, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Mother HARDY, Sarah,   b. Abt 1776, Boxford, Suffolk, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Suffolk County, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2747  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family CLARKE, Susannah,   b. 20 Nov 1821, Freemans Reach, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1888, Stoneybatter, Kingstown, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 24 Sep 1838  St Andrews, Singleton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2010 
    Family ID F289  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart


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