Over the past few months I’ve been confirming and cross referencing dates, names, locations,occupations and children of many of the ancestors in England, Northern Ireland and USA and this has lead to many,many interesting finds and all these are being being added into the individual name sections.
Well a lot has happened since the last posting. The ancestral home is up for sale in Whitehaven and I’ve made contact with a cousin I did not know about in Canada who was able to fill in some gaps. Her Grandmother was Minnie King who was my grandfather’s sister who emigrated from Belfast in […]
PRONI visit will be soon however I’ve digressed slightly at the weekend as I was down in the area where my father was Baptised and where my grandmother was born / lived. Portaferry a very rural town on the shores of Strangford Lough. I found the site where my father was baptised ( Home of […]
I have just compiled and posted to Whitehaven records office a written copy of all the facts and figures I have on the King family from Whitehaven. If you happen to view this document then do feel free to contact me with any facts you may want added.
So from information received I know that W.A. King was running a business at 79 Lowther Street,Whitehaven and whilst there were other Williams in the family he was the only one appearing with A (Alkin) as a middle name. Now he was born in 1799 so when official directories are referred to that place him […]
On the recent visit to Whitehaven I called in to Keswick to see the site of the Woolpack Inn where, in the 1881 census, Henry Morgan King and family resided. Alas the Woolpack inn no longer exists however the actual building still stands with just the inside fitted-out as a shop.
Like any family tree there are many other family names that become associated with the family by marriage. following is a list of surnames so far identifed as being connected to the King family.
Alkin, Bill, Craig, Dixon, Earl, Edgar, Hodgson, Holman, Kent, Lloyd, Lutton, McBride, McQuillan, Muir, Trowbridge, Waller and Williams.
More details of […]
I update the pages on a regular basis as soon as information becomes available and whilst I try to ensure accuracy some of the information may not be correct due to transcript errors and the like. I would ask anyone who reads these pages and feel they have something to add, that will either correct […]
This visit was hopefully going to try and fill in a few gaps for Michael Alfred King (great grandfather) in his military career.
So, in the 1881 census he is listed as a soldier at Shorncliff camp yet no records seem to exist confirming this. researchers at the archives put forward some reasons for this. […]