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14 January 2009






KING Family Summary

17-19C, Wendlebury, Bletchingdon, Oxfordshire


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9 Thomas KING c1670-1743blacksmith

†† m Margaret HADDON 1696 Middleton Stoney

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8 Robert KING 1699-1734

†† m Martha GEORGE 1722 Bletchingdon

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7 John KING 1726-1790

†† m Martha PEAKE 1750 Oxford

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6 Robert KING 1760-1820 blacksmith

†† m Susannah ROUSE 1786 Shipton-on-Cherwell

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5 Martha KING 1784-1856

†† m Stephen SOANES 1814 Forest Hill




The earliest known ancestor, Thomas KING was a blacksmith in the Oxfordshire village of Wendlebury.His gt.grandson, Robert, was also a blacksmith, so it is probable that the two generations in between carried on the same trade.


Thomasí son, Robert, moved to Bletchingdon, 3 miles from Wendlebury, and the family stayed there for three more generations.


Robertís grandson, another Robert, became a the blacksmith at Bletchingdon. He married Susannah ROUSE in 1786, when Susannah already had a two-year olddaughter, Martha, but it is not known whether Robert was the father or not.


Martha took the name KING and married firstly a tailor who died of fever, and then a mason Stephen SOANES of Forest Hill












BRODERTON Ann††††††††††††† 13May1694 Stratton Audley OXF†††††††† KingT0KING Thomas

DAVIS Elizabeth            18Apr1834 Kirtlington OXF             KingT0  KING Joseph

FORSTER John††††††††††††††† 5Nov1810 Bletchingdon OXF††††††††††† KingT8KING Ann

GEORGE Martha††††††††††††† 26Apr1713 Steeple Aston OXF†††††††††† KingT0PAINE Edward

GILBERT Elizabeth††††††††† 30May1790 Kirtlington OXF†††††††††††† KingT0KING William

HADDON Margaret†††††††††††††† ††††††26Oct1696 Middleton Stoney OXF††††††† KingT0KING Thomas

LEE Elizabeth††††††††††††† 18Mar1813 Bletchingdon OXF††††††††††† KingT0KING John

MARLOW John††††††††††††††† 18Nov1830 Bletchingdon OXF††††††††††† KingT8KING Sarah

MILLINGS Elizabeth††††††††† 3Jul1742 Oxford St Mary Magdalen OXF KingT0KING John

PAINE Martha (wid)†††††††† 12Mar1722 Bletchingdon OXF††††††††††† KingT0KING Robert

PEAKE Martha†††††††††††††† 16Oct1750 Oxford St Mary Magdalen OXF KingT0KING John

ROUSE Susannah†††††††††††† 29Nov1786 Shipton-on-Cherwell OXF†††† KingT0KING Robert

SMITH Margaret†††††††††††††††† ††††††26Oct1696 Middleton Stoney OXF††††††† KingT0KING Thomas

SOANES George††††††††††††† 27Dec1814 Forest Hill OXF†††††††††††† KingT0KING Susannah

SOANES Stephen†††††††††††† 12Mar1814 Forest Hill OXF ††††††††††††KingT0KING Martha

TRAFFORD Mary†††††††††††††† 4Jan1748 Wendlebury OXF††††††††††††† KingT0KING Richard

VENNIMOOR Mary†††††††††††† 14Jan1727 Wendlebury OXF††††††††††††† KingT8KING Thomas





1)       B9.Origin of Thomas KING who was a blacksmith of Wendlebury, but was of Stratton Audley when he married in 1694; registers of that parish earlier than 1696 have not survived.


2)       B6.Was Robert the father of Martha (ROUSE)?