I'm looking for the abovenamed who was born around 1820, and christened at St Pauls, Deptford, London. His parents were Henry and Anne King. He was the 2nd eldest child. He had five brothers and one sister who were:
Henry James King
Thomas Robert Alexander King
George Fulcher Twyman King
Anne Harriet King
Charles Francis King
Thomas Robert King
As an adult he moved to New Zealand.
Brothers Thomas Robert and George Fulcher Twyman King also travelled to New Zealand upon one of the only two Convict Ships that came to New Zealand. They were prisoners from Parkhurst Prison on the St George and were aged 15 and 18.
I'm hoping that someone may have more information on him or his family.
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I'm intrigued by your earlier posting on William Deacon King. "Captain King's Shellbed" appears to be known among geologists internationally. I lived at Te Maika and visited Taharoa for many years and in a memoir I am publishing next year, TOUCHSTONES, refer to Taharoa in the closing chapters. We knew many of the King family from Taharoa Two of them, descended from Wallace King, leased my aunt's land at Albatross Point. I have always looked on the Kings of Taharoa as almost "a dynasty". I have a note from a reminiscence claiming that one, Hera Maringi, daughter of Pumipi Tuhoro, married Wi.lliam Deacon King and that "practically every Ngati Mahuta settler at Taharoa is a descendant of this woman" . The claim is anecdotal. I have no idea how accurate it is.
I am an ancestor of WDKing also and have heard all the korero you have relayed re: William Deacon King. I was wondering if you have information on the King brothers from up North. Who are they? I have heard korero that they were related to WDKing?...It would be interesting if there is information on those Kings as my Dad saw a documentry one time and thinks they look like him...has anyone checked out th north Kings? Thanks for all the info you have relayed. Rawe.
Just a note about William Deacon King's brothers George & Thomas. They were definitely not Parkhurst Boys prisoners that came to New Zealand as I have researched this whole family and George settled and died in Toronto Canada and Thomas settled and died in Arizona. The King's in Northland are a different family not to say that they are not connected as they could be related from William's father Henry as he had 3 brothers that survived to adulthood.
Kia ora cousin.... saw the korero re: Toronto and Arizona in the other sites too...Is this correct? Are these the same people? Also...I actually know some of the King whanau up north and Im gonna get in touch with them to check a few things re:whakapapa too. Interesting!!!!
Yes they are definitely WD King's brothers. Thomas left a large ranch in Arizona to George's 5 living children equally. George died in Toronto and his wife and family moved to Arizona to be with her bro-in-law, Thomas, and her 2 sons that had moved there earlier. George had 10 children but sadly only one married and they had no children, so Thomas & George's lines have died out. I think Thomas married in California and had one child that died young and he divorced and had no more children. A couple of Charles's descendants live here in NZ with whom I keep in touch with. He had 6 children but only 1 married. All the rest of WD's siblings died young except Henrietta the youngest daughter who has living descendants. If I could email u directly I could share my research with u if u r interested. Sad that our tupuna separated, WD may not have left any money (in his will he left everything to his 3 living bro's and his 1 living sister) but he has certainly left a dynasty of descendants. Sadly he died alone in a hospital in England. But I know his heart would have been in NZ. Henrietta looked after him until it got too much for her.
I found this post while doing a search for Henry King. Do you happen to have anymore information on Henry James King? Date of birth or date of death or anything?
The Henry King I am looking for is my great-great-great-grandfather. He was born 4th June, 1932 and died 6th June 1899. He was married to Susannah King (nee Ruskin). Is it possible this is the same person you mentioned?
I'm also looking for information on William Deacon King originally from Scotland who settled in Taharoa. I'm from New Zealand but am in Edinburgh, Scotland for a few years. He is my ancestor and I know his family tree from him down, but want to know more about him and where he was born and who his family was. The dates sound about right. Are we looking for the same person?
William Deacon King was from England and not Scotland and this is stated on Turanga's death cert. William died in Maidstone, Kent, England in 1890. Though he may not be buried there as he died in a hospital in Maidstone. His mother and father died in Mile End Old Town, so if you are ever down that way it could be worth researching some of the old cemeteries in that area.
We are whanau. Yeah I've got the whakapapa from William Deacon down and have been trying to get info going beyond his parents. His father was Henry King and his mother was Anne but I don't know what her maiden name was.
My name is Laurice King, my parents are Wallace and Janet King, my grandparents are Wallace Turanga and Peti King, and his father and mother were Turanga and Henuku Matewaka King. Turanga's parents were William Deacon King and Hera Maringi Pumipi. William was 31 and Hera only 17 at the time of their marriage. I have a copy of their marriage certificate. According to the Marriage Cert William was a widower. If you're interested I can probably send you a scanned copy of the marriage cert.
We were able to locate the info on his brothers, sisters and parents at the National Library here in NZ but haven't been able to find any other info.
I know the whanau have believed William Deacon to be of Scottish descent but I haven't found any evidence to back up that korero. William and all his brothers and one sister were christened at St Pauls in Deptford, London, England.
I know there was also korero about him being a captain, which may have sunk near Taharoa. Another korero was that he may have actually been a convict on the ship instead. I don't think the sinking was true but through my research I believe that he did run a schooner between Kawhia, Te Maika etc. He lived with Hera near Te Maika/Kinohaku and he was known as Captain King. His schooner was the Sarah Berry, which was originally from Nelson. The Sarah Berry had sunk before it came into William Deacon's possession. He must've had it raised, fixed it up and started running it around Kawhia etc.
There is a bay around Te Maika known as Captain King's Shelly Beach.
During the time of the NZ wars I think he may have had to leave Hera or fight with or against Maori. I'm still trying to research that info.
Two of William Deacon's brothers were convicts on one of the only two convict ships that were sent to NZ (they came on the St George) . I've also been trying to find info on them to hopefully locate some of their descendants here in Aotearoa.
Let me know if you come across any interesting facts to add to our whanau history. Also update me on your and my whakapapa connection too.