Saturday, January 6, 2018

Surname Saturday ~ KING of Lynn, Massachusetts


My 10th great grandfather, Daniel King (1599 – 1672),  was born in Watford, Hertfordshire in England.  His son, Daniel King, Jr., stated in 1653 that he owned land in Beaconfield, Buckinghamshire, near where he married Elizabeth Guy in 1624 in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.  He was in Uxbridge, Middlesex, England in 1639.  Soon after this date, he probably left for New England with his wife and children.

Daniel King’s first record in New England was a court appearance on 30 June 1641 in Salem, Massachusetts.  He was a woolen draper and a merchant, and described as “gentleman” or “Mr.” in the records.  His land in Lynn is located in what is now the town of Swampscott.  He appears in the records for many land transactions, as well as several suits such as when his bull gored his neighbor’s mare who was “great with foal” in 1646 (Essex Quarterly Court Records 1:258).  That same year he was fined for “supposed neglect of training” when he told the court he was lame and would provide a man to train for the militia in his place. 

In 1670 Daniel King conveyed the western part of his farm to his son Ralph, with provisions to three sons-in-law that they could cut wood (Essex Deeds, 3:99, 5:54).    His will is dated 7 February 1671, and was proved on 26 June 1672. He left his estate to his son Daniel, and it mentions his daughters Hannah Blaney, Elizabeth Redding, and Sarah Needham.

I descend from Daniel’s son, Daniel, Jr., (1625 – 1690), my 9th great grandfather.  He was a merchant involved with the triangle trade between New England, the West Indies and England.  He lived for a time on the island of St Christopher/ St. Kitts, and then came to Salem to be an innkeeper.  He married Tabitha Walker in 1647.  He probably died in Salem before 2 April 1690, when on an indenture he was described as “Daniel King Sr. late of Salem, yeoman deceased”  (Essex County Deeds 8:154 – 155). 

Next, I descend from Daniel King, Jr.’s daughter Hannah King (b. 1681), my 8th great grandmother, who married John Bacon in 1701.  They had six children, and passed on the name Tabitha to my 7th great grandmother, Tabitha Bacon.  She had a granddaughter named Tabitha Glover (1765 – 1837) my 5th great grandmother.  My 4th great grandmother, Betsey Jillings Homan, had a sister named Tabby Homan, which was probably really yet another Tabitha!

Some KING resources:

“The King Family in England” by George Austin Morrison, Jr., The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Volume 31 (1900), pages 136 – 139

The Essex Genealogist, Volume 9, pages 82 -92

The New England Historic Genealogical Society Register, Volume 65, page 84

The History of Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts: Including Lynnfield, Saugus, Swampscott, and Nahant, by Alonzo Lewis and James R. Newhall, 1865.

My KING genealogy:

Generation 1:  Daniel King, son of Ralph King and Audrey Unknown,  baptized on 1 January 1599 in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, died before 26 May 1627 in Lynn, Massachusetts; married on 4 October 1624 in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England to Elizabeth Guy, daughter of John Guy and Agnes Martin.  She was born about 1606 and died 26 February 1677 in Lynn.  Five children.

Generation 2:  Daniel King, born about 1625 in England, died before 2 April 1690 in Salem, Massachusetts; married on 11 March 1662 in Lynn to Tabitha Walker, daughter of Richard Walker and Jane Talmadge.  She was born 9 November 1647 in Reading, Massachusetts.  Eleven children.

Generation 3: Hannah King, born about 1681; married on 24 January 1701 in Salem to John Bacon, son of Daniel Bacon and Susannah Spencer.  He was born 24 January 1680/1 in Salem, and died before 29 February 1715/16 in Salem.  Six children.

Generation 4: Tabitha Bacon m. Jonathan Glover
Generation 5:  Daniel Glover m. Hannah Jillings
Generation 6:  Tabitha Glover m. Thomas Homan
Generation 7:  Betsey Jilling Homan m. Jabez Treadwell
Generation 8:  Eliza Ann Treadwell m.  Abijah Hitchings
Generation 9:  Abijah Franklin Hitchings m. Hannah Eliza Lewis
Generation 10:  Arthur Treadwell Hitchings m. Florence Etta Hoogerzeil
Generation 11:  Gertrude Matilda Hitchings m. Stanley Elmer Allen


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, “Surname Saturday ~ KING of Lynn, Massachusetts”, Nutfield Genealogy, posted January 6, 2017, ( accessed [access date]). 

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