Name: John King 1
Death: 15 SEP 1603
Burial: Bromley, Kent
Residence: London, & Bromley, Kent?
Occupation: Citizen of London. Draper. Clothworker
CITG: Draper. Clothworker
MEM: Bromley, Kent: brass
Change Date: 23 JUL 2012
KING OF BROMLEY, KENT. ?This family of King is first recorded in the Visitations of Kent, and therein is set forth as starting from John King of London, Gent, born 1552, died 5 September, 1603, who was a "draper and free of the companye of Cloth Workers," and married Susan Woodward, daughter of Christopher and Elizabeth (Oldbury)bury) Woodward by whom he had three sons, John, James and Henry, and one daughter, Elizabeth. JOHN KING and SUSAN WOODWARD can also be found in Debrett's Baronetage of England, by John Debrett, page 968: JOHN KING of Bromley, Kent, citizen and clothworker of London (who died Sept. 1603) married Susan Woodward, and by her had 3 sons and a daughter, Elizabeth.
There were several King families at Beckenham, Cranbrook and Bromley, Kent, and in the Parish Church of Bromley, Kent in the Nave is the tomb of John Kinge of London. The brass is in the pavement of the centre isles, is still in good condition and reads:
"Here underlyeth buried the body of John Kinge
of London, Draper and Free of the Companye of
Cloth Workers' who departed this worlde the
fifte of September, Dom. 1603 Aetatis
He had to wife Susan Woodward by whom he left
issue then living Henry, James, John and Elizabeth."
They had the following children:
+ 2 M i. Henry KING. Henry is mentioned in his grandmother?s will.
3 M ii. James KING. James is not mentioned in his grandmother's will.
4 M iii. John KING. John is mentioned in his grandmother Elizabeth Oldbury Woodward's 1620 will: Henry and John Kyng
+ 5 F iv. Elizabeth KING (m. Robert Long).
King of Bromley, Kent.
Arms: "Sable, a lion rampant, ermine, between three crosses pattee' fitchee' or."
Crest: "A lion's gamb erect and erased, sable, holding a cross pattee' fitchee', or." (See Plate III.)
This family of King is first recorded in the Visitations of Kent, and therein is set forth as starting from John King of London, Gent, born 1552, died 5 September, 1603, who was a '?draper and free of the companye of Cloth Workers," and married Susan Woodward, daughter of Christopher and Elizabeth (Oldbury) oodward by whom he had three sons, John, James and Henry, and one daughter, Elizabeth. The present head of this family.
Sir Dudley Duckworth King, Bart, was unable to trace his line farther back than the pedigree given in the Herald's Visitations, but a vigorous search by the author [of this article] resulted in establishing as the earliest ancestor, Henry Kynge of Beckenham, Kent, Gent, who died and was buried there in 1520, his tomb standing in the churchyard as late as 1800. He had known issue, Robert, Henry and Richard, and his son Robert King was father of Henry King, who in turn was the father of John King of Bromley, the draper.
(The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. 1910. Page 274)
8 Oct. 1567- B. King, John (Kynge), citizen and skinner, of London, and Jane Churchman
(London Marriage Licences, 1521-1869. Page 795)
A contemporary copy of an indenture, on a large sheet of paper, bearing date the 10th of January, in the 8th year of Henry VI., whereby it is stated that John Kyng, Clerk, Rector of Chellesfeld, [near Bromley], in the county of Kent, had in the 6th year, let...
(Reports of the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts. p487)
Father: Robert King
- Elizabeth King b: AFT 1596
- Type: Book
Periodical: Burkes Landed Gentry