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Charles King

Birthplace: Cam, Near Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
Death: Died in Queenstown, Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph King, Snr SV/PROG and Ann Lawrence, SM
Husband of Ann King
Father of Mary Ann VAN HEERDEN, Snr and Joseph Francis King
Brother of Henry King; Andrew King; Joseph King, Jnr; Phillip King and Mary Ann Wiggill
Half brother of Eleanor King, (1); Rachel King; Eleanor Mary Futter, (2) and Elisha King

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About Charles King

1820 British Settler


Charles King 6, together with his 3 siblings, were members of Samuel Bradshaw's Party of 64 emmigrants on the Settler Ship Kennersley Castle.

Party originated from Gloucestershire.

Departed Bristol, 10 January 1820. Arrived Simon's Bay, Cape Town - 29 March 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth 29 April 1820.

Area Allocated to the Party : Lemon Valley on the Torrens River - New Gloucester

Children :

  • Joseph King 11
  • Philip King 8
  • Ann King 3


Charles King

Born 15 Mar 1814, Cam, near Dursley, Glouchestershire, England.

Baptised 31 Jul 1814, Cam, near Dursley, Gloucestershire, England.

Married Ann Whittal 19 OCT 1841, Wesleyan Church, Bathurst, Cape, South Africa by Rev. J Barrow.

Died 20 DEC 1850, Winterberg, Queenstown, Cape, South Africa.


1. Mary Ann King, b. 1842, d. 1930.

2. Joseph Francis King, b. 1850, d. 1852.

Charles was an 1820 British settler in South Africa. He was part of the Bradshaw party that sailed on the ship "Kennersley Castle" under Captain Pinkey out of Bristol in Dec 1819. The "Kennersley Castle" was among the first five ships to arrive in Algoa Bay in APR 1820. The Bradshaw party located near The Round Hill, some 6 miles or so to the North East of Bathurst.

Source: Dick KING Feats, Fame, Family by J. Scallan. Pages 8, 11, 12 and 17.


"South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004," images, FamilySearch (,44975802,49887301,49891401 : accessed 17 Jul 2014), South Africa > Cape of Good Hope > Grahamstown, Bathurst, St John the Evangelist > Baptisms, marriages, burials 1829-1849 > image 52 of 108; citing William Cullen Library, Wits University, Johannesburg.

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Charles King's Timeline

March 15, 1814
Near Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
July 31, 1814
Near Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
October 19, 1841
Age 27
Bathurst, Eastern Cape, South Africa
August 31, 1842
Age 28
Port Alfred, Cape, South Africa
April 20, 1850
Age 36
Fort Beaufort, Eastern Cape, South Africa
December 20, 1850
Age 36
Queenstown, Cape, South Africa