Michael King & Elizabeth Hiry

The Emigrant

Michael King d ca 1700
& Elizabeth Hiry?
of Norwich England
& Nansemond Co VA

“Michael King was born in Old England and Came out of the City of Norwich to Virginia and their Served his time with John Wright in Nansemond County after that he marred with Elizabeth Hiry? [indistinct] and Lived in the upper parrish of Nansemond County on the Southern branch of Nansemond River & c-
—- and he had by his wife Six Children Viz. Nathan William Michael Henry John & Elizabeth
— and their he bought A plantation with Land in the year 1686 and Built a Large Dwelling house with Brick and Bought several Negro Slaves and also a large Copper Still & c.
Written by me Solomon King, son of Charles King the Said Charles Was Son of William Which was son of Michael the Older – -”
Charles King Father of Solomon King Departed this Life January the 15th 1762 – –
Mary King Mother of Solomon King Departed this Life February the 2 Day 1762 – –
Henry King Uncell to the Said Solomon King Departed this life December the 7 day 1771 – –
Mary Hare aunt to the Said Solomon King Departed this life February the 11 Day 1774 —
John Lee Father in Law to the Said Solomon King Departed this life February 9 day 1770 – –
Henry King Brother to Solomon King Departed this Life April the 15th Day 1782 – –
Bathsheba Porter Daughter of Solomon King Departed this life March 10th, 1789.

The Bible was pub by Alexanded Kincaid, His Majestry’s Printer, Edinburgh, MDCCLXIX.
The record was published in the VA Mag Vol 36 pp 194-195 [found in Old Bible Records of Gates County Vol 2 p59

Children of Michael King and Elizabeth Hiry?:
1. Nathan King
2. William King
married unknown
3. Henry King ca 1650 – 1716
married Katharine
4. John King
?a. William King
married Mary Curle
i. Rosea King
ii. William King
iii. Nicholas King
iv. Solomon King d. bef 1764
5. Michael King –
married Mary
6. Elizabeth King

another emigrant

Henry King bef 1618 – ca 1669
& Gilliam ? – bef 1680
& ca 1669 Darby Stantlin ? – 1670
& 1670 Matthew Waikley ? – 1680
of England and Isle of Wight Co VA

from research by Dr. Barry Hayes

1635 – Henry King was a head-right of John Seward at Pagan Shore on 1 July [Nugent 1, 24]

1639-40 “Viewers of tobacco” from Castle Creek to the Alps, William Lawson, Justinian Cooper, Henry King and William Ellis. [Boddie’s Isle of Wight]

1645 and 1648 – his presumed brother John King patented land adj Seward.

30 Nov 1668 William Boddie buys the plantation next to Henry King from John Reynolds.
Matthew Waikley was a witness.

1670 – The Will of Darby Stantlin written 25 April 1670 stated that he had married Mrs. Gulian King widow of Henry King and stipulated that if she should die from her illness his friend Matthew Waikley was to remain on the plantation until her son Henry King came of age.
On 25 Oct 1670 Mrs. Gulian King Stantlin confirmed the will before the court as the “now wife of Matthew Waikley.”

1680 – The nuncupative will of Matthew Waitley dated 9 March 1680 proved by Owen Griffin.
His estate was to be “divided between Henry King and his son” [Chapman]

Child of Henry King and wife Guliam:
1. Henry King 1657/58 Surry Co VA – aft 1743 Brunswick Co VA
married 1679/80 Katherine Clarke 1666 –
dau of John Clarke and Katherine Gwaltney
a. William King bef 1684 –
b. Henry King bef 1684 –

From “Seventeenth Century Isle of Wight County Virginia” by John Bennett Boddie9 Feb 1680 Henry [x] King and William Bressie witnesses the selling of 90 a. from Robert Lacy and wife Mary to George Loather.

18 Dec 1682 Henry King and wife Katharine assign to William Frizell all their title in this conveyance of land. Wit: John Portis Jr, John Frizzell

e-mail from Jane Sands of the abstracts of some Isle of Wight records:

Henry King, orphan, chooses Robert Flake to be his guardian dated 10 Feb 1672. Henry will be an apprentice. Henry’s mother is Gillian Waitly.

Mar 1679 Judgement is awarded Henry King who married Katherine, daughter of John Clarke. King seems to be suing Clarke and Clarke does not appear at court.

18 Dec 1682 Henry King and wife Katharine assign to William Frizell all their title in this conveyance of land.

1 Nov 1684 John Clarke gives his son-in-law Henry King, carpenter of Isle of Wight Co and wife Katherine King 100 acres for life and then to be equally divided between his grandsons, William King and Henry King. Land adjoins John Clarke’s land.

another emigrant

John King bef 1618 – ca 1655
& Elizabeth ? d bef 1668
of England and Isle of Wight Co VA

from research by Dr. Barry Hayes

1645 and 1648 – John King patented land adj Seward.

1655/56 – a conveyance dated 14 Feb 1655 by Lawrence Ward to John King’s widow Elizabeth of 500 acres which Ward and King had patented at Pagan Shore with Thomas Davis.

Child of John King and wife Elizabeth:
1. Henry King d 1669 Isle of Wight Co VA
married Ruth
a. Susanna King
b. Elizabeth King
2. Robert King d 1694
married Sarah d 1700/01
a. Robert King II will 1724/25 Isle of Wight

 

Will of Henry King of the Isle of Wight Co 2 March 1668 – pr. 3 May 1669
– to my daughters Susanna and Elizabeth my whole dividend of land, nine hundred acres according to patent and former gift given me by my deceased father and confirmed by my mother Elizabeth King, since deceased.
– my wife Ruth King to have a life interest etc.
– I give one hundred Acres of land lieing and being next adjacent to Mr. England, and being exchanged for land of myne now in the possession of Mr. England, to this parish where I now live towards the maintenance of a free school.

7 Aug 1663 – Charles Smythe of Parish of St. Saviour, Southwark, Surry [Eng] grocer appts friend Gyles Driver of Pagan Creek atty to collect from George Moore and Henry King.

13 Jan 1663/64 Henry King and Alice [x] Phillips are witnesses to John Bond selling to Thomas Harris a corn mill at head of Pagen Creek

20 Oct 1664 Henry King and Alice [x] Phillips witness Thomas Harris and Alice his wife selling Maj. John Bond 190 acres at head of Pagan Creek.

Sept 1665 – Agreed between Henry King and Phil. Hanniford that after Thomas Woodward has measured his 500 acres from creek to Mr. Ayres that then Phil. Hanniford can run bet. him and Henry King, above said branch contained in Sweet’s Pat. Teste, Robert [x] Flake, John Harris

2 Sept 1665 – Henry King had 100 acres of land and allowed Frances England to have it in exchange for 100 of Francis England’s. Teste. Robert Flake, Thos. Woodward

4 June 1666 – Henry King is witness – Robert Flake gives to John Proctor son to Ambrose Proctor, sen, John Proctor having been my son and his time is out

27 Nov 1667 — Henry King is witness to Anthony Fulgham selling to Wm. Goddin 400 acres on W branch of Nansemond River

Land Grant — Henry King, April 18, 1668, 1000 acres on the first swamp of the Blackwater, 750 acres being formery granted to John Sweet 25 Sept, 1643.

21 Aug 1689 – William Boddie and Elizabeth [x] Boddie sell to John Duke plantation adj. where Henry King lately lived against John Jackson’s old plantation . . .

 

2nd generation

John King
&
of Chowan County NC

Chowan County NC Deed Bk B #1 p503 abst by Margaret M Hofmann
John Waters of the upper Parish of Nansemond Co to John King of the same place. 18 Mar 1716/17 a quit claim 100 acres more or less on Bennetts Creek, joining Bay Branch and is the land surveyed by George Gladstone deputy to Col Moseley Wit: John Sutton, William Lassiter [wl his mark] Mary Sutton [+ her mark] Reg 31 8ber 1717.

Chowan County NC Deed Bk B #1 p24 abst by Margaret M Hofmann
Chowan — at a Court held for ye sd Pect ye 16 July 1717 at the House of William Branch – –
Agreement between Gerrard Linch, Kathatine Lynch and John King proved by Col Edward Moseley.

Chowan County NC Deed Bk B #1 p671 abst by Margaret M Hofmann
John Daverson of VA and Mary my wife to John King of VA, planter for —-¬£ current money of this Province. 540 acres on the south side of Ahotske swamp, joining the swamp. Wit: James Winwright, William Speight, Frances Spikes [fs his mark] Reg 24 Apr 1719

Chowan County NC Deed Bk C #1 p36 abst by Margaret M Hofmann
William More of Chowan Prect, planter to John King of Nansemond Co VA 8 Feb 1719 for 50 barrells of Tarr 200 acres on the north east side of Chowan River where Titus Benton now liveth commonly called Cald and known as Cow Landing Wit: —– Cockburn, —– Homes Ack. 1 Apr 1720 before me Fred Jones, Ch. Just.

Chowan County NC Deed Bk B #1 p189 — abst by Margaret M Hofmann
Epaphroditus Benton of Chowan Prect., planter to John King of Nansemond Co VA 1 June 1721 2000 pounds of Tobacco and 20 Barrels of Tarr 640 acres on the north east side of Chowan River a little below Menherring Landing and running down the river as by patent to the sd Benton 1 Apr 1720 Wit: Thomas Jornegan [T his mark] Richard Taylor, Dearly Leary, Jeremiah Glohan Reg. Chowan Ct July 1721
Test: Thomas Henman, Clerk

Chowan County NC Deed Bk F #1 p79 — abst by Margaret M Hofmann
Edward Howcott of Chowan Prect. planter to John King of Nansemond County VA Gentleman 20 July 1720 14£ assignment of the within mentioned Pattent Wit: John Falconar, John Howcott Reg Chowan Ct Thursday 21 July 1720 Test: Thomas Henman, Clerk

Chowan County NC Deed Bk F #1 p156 — abst by Margaret M Hofmann
Lords Proprietors to John King of our County 22 Feb 1719 for rent 1 sh/50 acres 640 acres in Chowan Prect., joining William Spikes, John Davis, and Henry Jornegan /s/ Charles Eden J. Lovick , Sec’ty John Hecklefield, Frederick Jones, Thomas Pollock

Chowan County NC Deed Bk F #1 p157 — abst by Margaret M Hofmann
John King of Va to Jonathan Kitterile [residence not given] 18 July 1721 assignment of the within written Pattent. Wit: John Crombie, William Lattimer Reg. Chowan Ct July 1721 Test: Thomas Hensman, Clerk

 

2nd generation

Henry King – ca 1715/16
& Katharine – ?
& bef Mar 1716/17 Gerrard Lynch
of Chowan County NC

Children of Henry King d 1714 Chowan Co:
1. Henry King –
2. Elizabeth King
3. Michael King under age Apr 1717
4. Catherine King under age Aug 1717
5. Ann King under age Aug 1717
6. Mary King under age Aug 1717
7. Charles King under age Aug 1717

Chowan County NC Deed Bk b #1 p168 — abst by Margaret M Hofmann
I, William Duckenfield, Esquire of Chowan Prect. am held and firmly bound unto Henry King of Albemarle County 10 Dec 1713 in ye full sum of 500£ sterling the condition of this obligation is that the sd. Duckenfield doth make a good deed for 600 acres as by Patent to the sd. Duckenfield and called ye Logg house Wit: John King, William Drury, John Plowman, John Duckenfield, Thomas Ashley [A his mark] Acknowledged ye 2 June 1715 Reg. 10 7ber 1715.

Will of Henry King of Chowan Co. 24 Feb 1714 – prob
– sons Michael, Henry and Charles King -land in Virginia, Nansemond County,
– daughters Elizabeth and Catherine King;
– daughters Ann and Mary King NCHGR 1-56

Chowan County NC Deed Bk B #1 p484 abst by Margaret M Hofmann
A receipt from R Calfe to Gerrard Lynch 2 Aug 1716 at West Shore Log House for Sundry Merchandise taken up per Henry King lately decd. Reg 19 Aug 1717.

Chowan County NC Deed Bk B #1 p456 abst by Margaret M Hofmann
– Agreement between Gerrard Lynch on behalf of his wife Katherine King [relict of Henry King] and John King guardian of Michael King and one of the administrators of the Estate of sd. Henry King 4 Apr 1717 the sd Lynch receives use of slave Frances during the life of Katharine and then the sd slave to go to Katharine’s children Wit: Thomas Boyd, Edward Moseley Reg 19 Aug 1717 [Document signed Catharine Lynch]

Chowan County NC Deed Bk B #1 p535 — abst by Margaret M Hofmann
Gerrard Lynch of Chowan Prect. and Katharine his wife to Coll Edward Moseley of the same place. 9 Mar 1716 50£ sterling 640 acres more or less on the Midle swamp of Salmon Creek, joining a branch and the swamp granted to Katharine King Relict of Henry King decd., the sd. patent being lapsed from Henry King and purchased from John Plowman on 1 Dec 1712 Wit: Cary Godbee [his mark] Sarah Wilkisson [her mark] Judith Fox [her mark] Reg 24 Jan 1717.

Chowan County NC Deed Bk B #1 p22/23 — abst by Margaret M Hofmann
Gerrard Lynch, William Fryley and James Fleming ack themselves to be Indebted to James Beazley Esq in ye sum of 100¬£ current money — the sd. obligation to be void if the sd. Lynch shall well and truly pay the portion of the Estate of Catherine King, Ann King, Mary King, and Charles King children of Henry King decd to each Child when they Come to age. [16 Aug 1717]

A Will for Henry [x] King is dated 24 Feb 1714 with no probate date. In it he names sons Michael, Henry, and Charles and daughters Elizabeth, Catryen, Ann and Mary. He does not mention his wife but the abstractor notes that the will was difficult to read. A witness was Christopher Vanluen

At Chowan Co Court held 18 Apr 1716, the will of Henry King was proved by oaths of Christopher Vanluvin, John Hayes, and Judith Fox.

 

2nd generation

William King d ca 1747
& unknown d bef 1710
Nansemond Co VA

Children of William King and 1st wife:
1. Charles King ca 1710 – 15 Jan 1762
married Mary died 2 Feb 1762
2. Henry King bef 1705 – 7 Dec 1771
married Elizabeth
3. Mary King d 11 Feb 1774
married either Moses or Jesse Hare

Written by me Solomon King, son of Charles King the Said Charles Was Son of William Which was son of Michael the Older – -”
Charles King Father of Solomon King Departed this Life January the 15th 1762 – –
Mary King Mother of Solomon King Departed this Life February the 2 Day 1762 – –
Henry King Uncell to the Said Solomon King Departed this life December the 7 day 1771 – –
Mary Hare aunt to the Said Solomon King Departed this life February the 11 Day 1774 —
John Lee Father in Law to the Said Solomon King Departed this life February 9 day 1770 – –
Henry King Brother to Solomon King Departed this Life April the 15th Day 1782 – –
Bathsheba Porter Daughter of Solomon King Departed this life March 10th, 1789.

The Bible was pub by Alexanded Kincaid, His Majestry’s Printer, Edinburgh, MDCCLXIX.
The record was published in the VA Mag Vol 36 pp 194-195 [found in Old Bible Records of Gates County Vol 2 p59]

3rd generation

Solomon King d 1761/64
of Edenton NC

documents found in Edenton District Loose Estates Papers by Stephen E Bradley Jr.
23 Sept 1749. John Parker & Solomon King, both of Edenton, give their bond to Samuel Saban Plomer [Plominer] for the hire of the schooner Charlotte to sail from Edenton to Amboy in the Jerseys & to New York. Wittnessed by William Toppoing, Abra Blackall, Noted was a receipt dated 16 May 1750 from Solomon King to Elisha Parker
1749. Capt. John Parker to Solomon King. Named: Wm Benbury, Blackall, Mrs. Lisles, Jno Bonner, Cruthers, Mr. Boen
undated – Jos Anderson writes to Solomon King indicating that he had sent for Mr. Parker, that sd King & Mrs King must answer under oath; sd Parker had a brother John. Also named was Mr. Thomas.
1750 General Court. Elisha Parker, ship carpenter of Edenton was attached to answer Solomon King for a debt made 1 Aug 1750 at Edenton in Chowan Co.
1761 To Currituck Co. In Edenton Dist. Ct, Solomon King had sued Elisha Parker of Edenton for debt. At Aug Ct 1758, it was ruled that sd. Solomon ought to recover against sd Elisha; sd Solomon has died intestate & James Luten of Chowan Co has become admr; thus this summons to sd Elisha Parker.
1764. Order to Currituck Co to attach Elisha Parker in favor of James Luton admr of Solomon King dec’d.

3rd generation?

Henry [HK] King – 1751
& Ann
of Bertie County NC

Children of Henry and Ann King:
1. Katherine King
2. Ann King
3. Prudence King
4. William King 1750 –

Will of Henry {HK] King Bertie County – 1 Jan 1750 – May Ct 1751
My debts shall be paid, especially to Henry VanLovon “that of my maintaining him.”
– wife Ann King – daughters Cattren, Ann, and Prudence King – if my wife should be with child and bear a son he may have my plantation and share my personal estate with my sisters, and if my wife has a daughter she shall share with her sisters.
EX: wife, Capt. Robt West, Jos. Hardy
Wit: Agnes & Marvell [x] Knott, Hannah [x] Maltimer

Inventory 8 Aug 1751
Henry Gibson appt. gdn to the orphans Ann, William, Prudence and Katherine King 29 July 1757.
William Virgin appt. gdn of the orphan William King 30 June 1768.

3rd generation?

Michael King 1700 – 1741
& Isabell – aft 1741
of Bertie Co, NC

Children of Michael King and Isabel:
1. Michael King
2. Henry King
3. John King
4. Catherine King
5. Isbele King
6. Penelope King
7. Mary King

Chowan County NC Deed Bk F #1 p103 abst by Margaret M Hofmann
Robert Bell, Michael King and Isabel his wife to the Hon Charles Eden, Governor of NC 19 apr 1721 71£ money of NC 606 acres on the middle swamp at the head of the Beaverdam, joining the sd. Charles Eden, Collo. Thomas Pollock, and Major John Plowman. Wit: John Lovick, William Alexander, J Plowman Reg. Chowan Ct 19 Apr 1721 Test: Thomas Henman, Clerk.

Will of Michael King – Bertie Co – 20 May 1741 – prob Oct Ct 1741
” . . being very sick of body. . .”
– wife Isbell King – son Michael King – son Henry King – son John King – daughter Catherine King – daughter Isbele King – daughter Penelope King – daughter Mary King.
Ex: wife, Col Robt West, and his son Robt. West
Wit: Roger Snell, Jno. Hill, J. Hollbrook Abstract by David B Gammon

Inventory Aug 1742 by Isabell King

3rd generation

Charles King ca 1710 – 1762
& Mary – 1762

son of William, son of Michael

Written by me Solomon King, son of Charles King the Said Charles Was Son of William Which was son of Michael the Older – -”
Charles King Father of Solomon King Departed this Life January the 15th 1762 – –
Mary King Mother of Solomon King Departed this Life February the 2 Day 1762 – –
Henry King Uncell to the Said Solomon King Departed this life December the 7 day 1771 – –
Mary Hare aunt to the Said Solomon King Departed this life February the 11 Day 1774 —
John Lee Father in Law to the Said Solomon King Departed this life February 9 day 1770 – –
Henry King Brother to Solomon King Departed this Life April the 15th Day 1782 – –
Bathsheba Porter Daughter of Solomon King Departed this life March 10th, 1789.

The Bible was pub by Alexanded Kincaid, His Majestry’s Printer, Edinburgh, MDCCLXIX.
The record was published in the VA Mag Vol 36 pp 194-195 [found in Old Bible Records of Gates County Vol 2 p59]

Charles King and wife Mary had:
1. Michael King
2. William King d bef 1789
married ca 1760 Elizabeth King [1st cousin] d 1793 Bertie Co
she married 2nd ca 1789 Morgan Dwyer
3. Henry King d 15 April 1782
married Mary Goodman
4. Charles King [15 children]
married Judith Wimberly
a. Judith King 1766 NC – 20 Sept 1840 Simpson Co KY
married Mar 1786 Maj John Pugh Williams 1759 NC – 30 Aug 1833 Simpson Co KY
married 2nd
5. Solomon King ca 1735 – 1795
married Abigail Lee

3rd generation

Henry King bef 1705 – 1771
& Elizabeth –

son of William, son of Michael

Children of Henry King and Elizabeth:
1. Amelia King 1762 – 1816
married aft 1788 Joseph Parker ca 1735 – 1798 Bertie Co as his 2nd wife
2. Thomas King d 1771
3. Anne King 1734 – ca 1795
married 30 Mar 1752 Joseph Speight 1725 – 1792 Sunbury
4. Sarah King d 1803 Gates Co
married Charles Saunders
5. William King d 1803
married Mary
6. Elizabeth King
married William King 1st cousin
married Morgan Dwyer

4th generation

William King d 1803
& Mary ?
Gates Co NC

this document found in Edenton District Loose Estates Papers by Stephen E Bradley Jr.
Oct Ct 1803, Edenton Dist. This petition of John Hoffler & his wife Christian, Simon King, John Hoskyns & his wife Mary, Norman King, Henry King, Sally King & Wm King by J. Hoffler his next friend. They stated that their father Wm. King died intestate owning 210 acres in Gates Co where he lived joining the heirs of Joseph Hurdle Jr. dec’d, the heirs of Austin Nixon dec’d, Wm Berryman, the heirs of Jacob Hobbs dec’d, Jacob Eason; 60 acres in Perquimans Co joining Reuben Stallings, Seth Riddick, the heirs of Danl Stallings dec’d, the heirs of Isaac Silby dec’d; 100 acres in Chowan Co joining John Hoskyns, Jas Bond & others. Petition for division . . . .
Commissioners: Thos Brownrigg, J B Walton, Timy Walton, Jessy Turin, Pat Hagerty, Wm ?. Thos Turin.

Children of William King and wife Mary:
1. Christian King ca 1770 – bef 1830
married John Hoffler 1760/64 – 1830/40 Gates Co NC
2. Simon King
3. Mary King
married John Hoskyns
4. Norman King
5. Henry King
6. Sally King
7. William King [under age in 1803 has guardian]

4th generation

Michael King ca 1730 – 1805
& Mary Hobson –
of Edgecombe County NC

?son of Charles, son of William, son Michael

Children of Michael King and Mary Hobson:
1. Elizabeth King ca 1759 – 1830 Halifax Co NC
married 7 Oct 1780 Richard Parker ca 1759 – 1797 Edgecombe Co
2. David King ca 1774 – 1812 Martin Co NC
married Bertie Co 13 May 1793 Sarah [Sallie] Ruffin
3. William C King d 22 Nov 1818 Edgecombe Co NC
married Mary [Polly] Wiggins
married 9 Nov 1809 Charlotte Mariah —–
married 14 Feb 1813 a Hardy
4. John Hobson King
married Elizabeth Parker ca 1767 –
5. Fanny King
married a Wiggins
6. Charles King
7. Michael King
8. Mary King
married a Williams

4th generation

William King ca – 1778
& Elizabeth King – 1792
& Morgan Dwyer
of Bertie County NC

?son of Charles, son of William, son Michael

Elizabeth King Dwyer died testate in Bertie County in 1792.
Children of William King and Elizabeth King:
1. Henry King
? a. Thomas
2. William King
3. Charles King
4. Michael King [not mentioned in mother’s will 1793]
5. Anne King
married a Speight
6. Catherine King
married Richard Arnold
7. Martha King
married a Britt

Bertie Co, William King [B/126] 8 May 1778 – Nov Ct 1778 abst by David B Gammon
— wife Elizabeth King — the use of my plantation where I now live and the land belonging to it that was purchased of Anita Hearen and also the use of my island for her lifetime with reversion of all to my son Henry King.
— son Henry King — land I purchased of George Clemmons, and the land I purchased of James Parker lying betwixt the Broad Branch and Bush Swamp, also Negroes George, Pashants, and Jack — also my still, cooper’s tools, bed, cows, silver shell buckles, silver knee buckles.
— son William King — half the land I purchased of Needham Bryan, Negroes Hary, Silve and Jam, cows, silver head sword
— son Charles King — half the land I purchased of Needham Bryan, Negroes young Dave, Jane, Tom, riding horse, cows, etc.
— son Michael King – all the land that Henry King decd purchased of Martain Gardener, and all lands I own on the north side of Bush Swamp, and Negroes Jo, Jacob, Easter, Cuffy, and Mary, also bed saddle, etc.
— daughter Anne King — Negroes Ferebey, Steven, and Ben, mare, cows, trunk, etc
— daughter Catharine King — Negroes Selah, Dick and Abram, bed, cattle, sidesaddle, etc.
— daughter Mathew – Negroes Fillis, Rachel and Peter, bed, calves, etc.
–my two lots in Windsor are to be sold by my executors and divided among my four sons William, Charles, Henry, and Michael.
–one hundred two-year-old hogs are to be sold and proceeds divided among all my children.
— wife Elizabeth – horse, sidesaddle, bed, and the use of Negres Luke, Coffey, Will, Dave, Jude, Isaak and Prissy.
EX: wife and son William
Witt: Michall King, Zadekiah Stone, Charles King

Bertie Co, Morgan Dwyer [D/71] 25 Dec 1786 – Feb Ct 1787 abst by David B Gammon
“…being sick in body..”
— wife Elizabeth Dwyer — one-half of everything I own
— the other moiety shall be divided between my brothers Dennis Dwyer and John Dwyer
EX: brother Patrick Dwyer, wife
Wit: Charles King, Thomas King

Bertie Co, Elizabeth Dwyer [D/304] 1 Aug 1793 – Nov Ct 1795 abst by David B Gammon
— son William King – half my white horse
— daughter Ann Speight – other half of my white horse
— son Charles King — stock of sheep
— son Henry King — stock of hogs, brandy, cider, apple mill, etc
— Grandson Henry King Benton — bed
— daughter Martha Britt — note for 125 mill dollars, also mare, filly etc
— daughter Catherine Arnold — Negroes Cuff and Mary, riding chair and umboriler and remaining part of my estate
EX: son Henry King, son-in-law Richard Arnold
WIT: Joseph Parker, Thomas Parker

4th generation

Henry King – 1782
& Mary Goodman
of Gates County NC

son of Charles, son of William, son Michael

Children of Henry King and Mary Goodman:
1. William King
2. John King
3. Elizabeth King
4. Mary King
5. Sarah King
6. Charlotte King

Will of Henry King – Gates County – 23 Jan 1782 – prob Nov Ct 1782
– wife Mary, sond William and John, daughters Elizabeth, Mary and Sarah,
Exrs – wife and brother Solomon
Test: Henry King, George Dunn, Francis Speight, Abigail King NCHGR 2-58

4th generation

Solomon King ca 1735 – 1795
Abigail Lee
of Gates County NC

son of Charles, son of William, son Michael

Written by me Solomon King, son of Charles King the Said Charles Was Son of William Which was son of Michael the Older – -”
Charles King Father of Solomon King Departed this Life January the 15th 1762 – –
Mary King Mother of Solomon King Departed this Life February the 2 Day 1762 – –
Henry King Uncell to the Said Solomon King Departed this life December the 7 day 1771 – –
Mary Hare aunt to the Said Solomon King Departed this life February the 11 Day 1774 —
John Lee Father in Law to the Said Solomon King Departed this life February 9 day 1770 – –
Henry King Brother to Solomon King Departed this Life April the 15th Day 1782 – –
Bathsheba Porter Daughter of Solomon King Departed this life March 10th, 1789.

The Bible was pub by Alexanded Kincaid, His Majestry’s Printer, Edinburgh, MDCCLXIX.
The record was published in the VA Mag Vol 36 pp 194-195 [found in Old Bible Records of Gates County Vol 2 p59]

Abigail Lee was the daughter of John Lee who died 9 Feb 1770.

Children of Solomon King and Abigail Lee:
1. Bathsheba King d. 10 Mar 1789
married Benjamin Porter
a. Elisha Porter bef 1785 –
2. Martha King
married Jethro Sumner
a. Demsey King Sumner bef 1785 –
3. Mary King
married Henry Goodman
a. Solomon King Goodman bef 1785 –
b. William Goodman bef 1785 –
c. Mary Goodman bef 1785 –
4. Elizabeth [Eliza] King
married Thomas Tynes
a. Nathaniel Tynes bef 1785 –
5. Abigail King
married Joseph Valentine
a. Solomon King Valentine bef 1785 –
b. Rebecca King Valentine bef 1785 –

Will of Solomon King, Gates County ca 1785 – proved Nov Ct 1795
– wife Abigail
– grandsons Solomon King Goodman, William Goodman, Elisha Porter, Demsey King Sumner, and Solomon King Valentine, grandson Nathaniel Tynes land in Edgecombe County, grand-daughter Mary Goodman, daughter Eliza Tynes, son-in-law Thomas Tynes, daughters Abigail? Porter, Martha Sumner, and Abigail Valentine, Rebecca King Valentine. [wife, David Darden, John Lee, son-in-law Jethro Sumner, and Henry Goodman, Exrs. Test: Wm Goodman, Jas Gatling, Jane Sanders. NCHGR 2-57

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  1. Dear Sir or Madam,
    I am currently researching my ancestors. I have discovered that I may possibly be related to the King family. I have been using Ancestry, but I do not fully trust it. I have discovered that my 2X Grandmother Carra or Corra Rawls is the daughter of Henry Rawls and Eliza (Unknown). My 3X Grandfather Henry Rawls is the son of Andrew Jackson Rawls and Abigail Porter. My 4X Grandmother Abigail Porter is the daughter of Benjamin John Porter and Bathsheba King. My 5X Grandmother Bathsheba King is the daughter of Solomon King and Abigail Lee. My 6X Grandfather Solomon King is the son of Charles King and Mary Johnson; therefore, Charles King would be my 7X Grandfather which is where my journey has ended. I have read the above article on the family, and it would appear that Charles is the son of William King and Elizabeth Dwyer. And, William King is the son of Michael King and Mary Hobson. As I stated at the beginning, I am not certain that I am related to these people. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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