William Thomas King 1847-1911

William Thomas KING is Ben’s 2nd great grandfather. He was born in Stibbard, Norfolk abt 1846. He is the son of John KING and Margaret MERRISON (his mother’s maiden name was given on the GRO indexes1). He was baptised on 16 June 1847 at All Saints Church, Stibbard, Norfolk2.

When BaptisedChild’s Christian NameParent’s NamesAbodeQuality, Trade or Profession
16 June 1847William Thomas son ofJohn & Margaret KINGStibbardFarmer

1851 Census

In 1851 William Thomas KING was living in Stibbard, Norfolk with his grandparents William & Lydia KING3. His grandfather was a farmer of 180 acres employing 11 men and 1 boy. I don’t know where his parents (John & Margaret) were living when the census was taken.

Name and SurnameRelation to HeadConditionAgeRank, Profession or OccupationWhere Born
William KINGHeadMarried71Farmer 180 acres employing 11 men 1 boyRyburgh, Norfolk
Lydia KINGWifeMarried60Sheltenham, Norfolk
William KINGGrandson4Stibbard, Norfolk
Judith JUGGETTNieceUnmarried35Dress makerRyburgh, Norfolk
Sarah PORTERServantUnmarried19General servantHilderstone, Norfolk

1861 Census

In 1861 William Thomas KING was a scholar at a boys school, and was resident in the household of the school master at Sall Road, Eynsford, Hackford, Norfolk4.

Name and SurnameRelation to HeadConditionAgeRank, Profession or OccupationWhere Born
William KINGBoarder12ScholarStibbard, Norfolk

1871 Census

In 1871 William Thomas KING was living with his parents John & Margaret KING at 21 Arnold Road, Bromley, Kent5. William KING was working as a clerk, and his father John was a foreman in grain departs. William’s brother Robert was called Procter Robert KING and his birth was registered 1858 at Mile End Old Town with the mother’s maiden name MERRISON6. He also had a younger sister called Margaret.

Name and SurnameRelation to HeadConditionAgeRank, Profession or OccupationWhere Born
John KINGHeadMarried53Foreman in grain departsNorfolk
Margaret KINGWifeMarried50Norfolk
William KINGSonUnmarried23ClerkNorfolk
Robert KINGSon13Middlesex, London
Margaret KINGDaur10Middlesex, London

Marriage

William Thomas KING married Jane Ellen JOHNSON on 30 December 1882 at All Saints Church, West Ham, Essex7. The transcription of the marriage record gives the couple’s fathers’ names: John KING, a farmer, and William John JOHNSON, a gentleman.

1891 Census

In 1891 William Thomas KING was living at East End, Wells, Norfolk8, which is where his daughter Jane Lilian Annie KING was born on 10 April 18919 (5 days after the census was taken). William Thomas KING was working as a coal carter.

Name and SurnameRelation to HeadConditionAgeRank, Profession or OccupationWhere Born
William Tho[ma]s KINGHeadMarried45Coal carterStibbard, Norfolk
Jane Ellen KINGWifeMarried37Stepney, London
William Tho[ma]s Proctor KINGSonSingle7ScholarUpton, Essex
Albert E Vernon KINGSonSingle3ScholarWells, Norfolk
John HOWARDLodgerWidower63Dock porter on quayWells, Norfolk
Harry LOOSELodgerWidower60LabourerWells, Norfolk

1911 Census

In 1911, William Thomas KING was living at 1 Vernon Road, Poplar, Middlesex10. William Thomas KING was working as a railway goods checker. He had a boarder, George HOPKINS, who went on to marry his daughter Jane Lilian Annie KING in July 1911.

Name and SurnameRelationship to HeadAgeParticulars as to MarriageChildrenProfession or OccupationBirthplace
William KINGHead62Married3 born, 3 living, 0 diedRailway Goods CheckerStibbard, Norfolk
Albert KINGSon23SingleMotor DriverWells, Norfolk
Lily KINGDaur.19SingleWells, Norfolk
George HOPKINSBoarder25SingleClerkBexley Heath, Kent

Death

As William KING has such a common name, I am still trying to find a record of his death. Watch this space…!

Family Members:

Wife:Jane Ellen JOHNSON 1853-1908
Daughter (Direct Ancestor):Jane Lilian Annie KING 1891-1960
Father:John KING 1818-
Mother:Margaret MERRISON 1821-

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Sources:

  1. Birth Indexes (CR) England & Wales. RD Walsingham, [Norfolk]. 4th Q., 1846. KING, William Thomas. Vol. 13. p. 320. http://www.gro.gov.uk : accessed 09 January 2022.
  2. Baptisms (PR) England. Stibbard, Norfolk. 16 June 1847. KING, William Thomas. Collection: Norfolk, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1915. http://www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 11 May 2021.
  3. Census Records. England. Stibbard, Norfolk. 30 March 1851. KING, William (head). ED 18. SN 17. PN 1826. FN 210. p. 5. http://www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 03 January 2022.
  4. Census Records. England. Hackford, Norfolk. 07 April 1861. KING, William (boarder). ED 5. SN 99. PN 1204. FN 99. p. 17. http://www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 03 January 2022.
  5. Census Records. England. Bromley, Kent. 02 April 1871. KING, John (head). ED 16. SN 274. PN 571. FN 107. p. 50. http://www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 04 January 2022.
  6. Birth Indexes (CR) England & Wales. RD Mile End Old Town, [Middlesex]. 1st Q., 1858. KING, Procter Robert. Vol. 1c. p. 597. http://www.gro.gov.uk : accessed 09 January 2022.
  7. Marriages (CR) England. West Ham, Middlesex. 30 December 1882. KING, William Thomas and JOHNSON, Jane Ellen. Collection: Essex Marriages And Banns 1537-1935. http://www.findmypast.co.uk : accessed 29 December 2021.
  8. Census Records. England. Wells, Norfolk. 05 April 1891. KING, William Thos (head). ED 8. PN 1560. FN 85. http://www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 03 January 2022.
  9. Births (CR) England. Wells, Norfolk. 10 April 1891. KING, Jane Lilian Annie. Entry No. [?]67.
  10. Census Records. England. Poplar, London. 02 April 1911. KING, William (head). RD 22. ED 18. PN 1668. http://www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 13 April 2021.

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