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Henry King, Sr

Birthplace: New Kent County, Virginia Colony, British Colonial America
Death: circa 1743 (85-94)
Salmon Creek area, Chowan (now Bertie) County, Colonial North Carolina
Place of Burial: Merry Hill, Bertie, North Carolina, United States of America
Immediate Family:

Son of Michael King, immigrant and Elizabeth King
Husband of Mary Ann King; Sarah King 'Relick Of David'; Catherine King and Mary Haile
Father of Mary Merryman Stevenson; Henry KING; William KING; Elizabeth KING; Elizabeth Parker and 7 others
Brother of William King; William Edward King, I; Capt. John King; Michael King, II; Elizabeth King and 4 others

Managed by: Gene Daniell
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About Henry King, of New Kent


Henry King of New Kent, Va was born on August 14, 1653 in Somerton Creek, New Kent, Virginia, United States.

Henry married Mary Haile.

He died on April 16, 1716 in Salmon Creek, Chowan, and was buried in Merry Hill, Bertie,

Henry King (#1) (ca.1674-ca.1716) was born in Nansemond County, Virginia and he continued to own property there until his death. He patented land in North Carolina on Bennett’s Creek in 1701. Today this property would be found within the boundaries of Gates County. Some King family researchers believe his Henry King (#1) had married twice prior to his move into North Carolina. However, it appears this Henry King was probably confused with another Henry King who lived in Surry County, Virginia in the late 1600’s. Henry King (#1), one of the direct ancestors of Charles Shaw King, married only once which appears to be supported by existing records. He married a Catherine (or Katherine), last name unknown, about 1695 and the following children were born from this union; Michael King (#3) (ca.1698-1741), Elizabeth (ca.1700-?), Henry (#2) (ca.1702-ca.1750), Charles (ca.1704-?), Catherine (ca. 1706-?), Ann (ca.1708-?), and Mary (ca.1710-?). The names of these children and approximate order of their births were derived from the will of Henry King (#1) which was written in the Chowan Precinct of Albemarle County, North Carolina on 25 February 1714. There was some contention over the will Henry (#1) left and some information about this can be found in the colonial records of North Carolina. Henry King (#1)’s widow remarried soon after his death to a Gerrard Lynch. Her name can be found in Bertie County court records where she assisted her son, Henry (#2), purchase his first property n Bertie in 1725. All of the King children were minors when their father died either in the latter part of 1715 or early part of 1716. His will called for all of his children to receive land, but did not provide any for his wife. Catherine contested this with the assistance of her new husband and won. Older sons, Michael (#3) and Henry (#2) were to receive land in the Chowan Precinct of North Carolina and in Nansemond County, Virginia. The rest of the children were to receive land only in the Chowan Precinct. Henry (#1)’s brother, John, served as the guardian to Michael (#3), whom I believe to have been the eldest son. John was probably living in the Chowan Precinct of the Province of North Carolina, now Gates County, at this time and records pndicate that he assisted Henry (#1) quite often with his business transactions. No mention is made of guardians for the other children of Henry (#1) so they must have remained with their mother and her new husband until they came of age. Henry (#1)’s will was proved in Chowan Precinct Court in April of 1716.




DNA is now proving that the two Kings, Michael and Henry are not related. If you have a KING in your line, find a male to do a DNA to find out what line you really belong to.

WILLIAM KING b. abt 1814/15 South Carolina. I am trying to find his parents so I know which line of HENRY KING b. abt 1658 Isle of Wright to follow. Henry King was the only child of GULIAM JULLIAN CONNOR b. bet 1600-1630 England and (this is where the discrepancy comes in--WILLIAM or HENRY) b. bet 1600-1630 England.

HENRY KING b. abt 1657 VA m. KATHERINE CLARKE daughter of JOHN CLARKE & KATHERINE GWALTNEY. Their Children are: WILLIAM KING b. 1679 Isle of Wight, VA d. abt 1740 Ch: William Jr King b. 1705 and ??(unknown Children & descendants)

HENRY jr KING b. 1681 Isle of Wight, VA d. bef 1871 Brunswick Co., VA m. Mary b. 1695 d. bef 1785 CH: Mary King b.18 Jul 1721; Sarah b. 21 Aug 1723; Rebecca b. 11 Jul 1725 all of Bristol Parish, Brunswick Co. VA Any Sons?????Unknown at this time

JOHN KING (Capt) b. 1686 Isle of Wight, Virginia d. Jan 1741/42 Bristol Parish, Brunswick Co. VA m. Hannah House (Howse) daughter of Thomas House & Hannah Lawrence CH: David b. 1721; Elizabeth b. Feb 1722/23; John Jr b. 22 Aug 1724; & Henry King b. 1726 all in Prince Edward or George Co. Virginia


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Henry King, of New Kent's Timeline

August 14, 1653
New Kent County, Virginia Colony, British Colonial America
Baltimore, MD, United States
January 2, 1672
Surry County, VA
January 26, 1677
Isle Of Wright County, Virginia, United States
Isle of Wight County, Virginia
Isle of Wight Co, VA
Chowan County, North Carolina, Colonial America
Nansemond Co, Virginia
Bennett's Creek,, Chowan Co, , NC