Richard King (1718 - 1775) MP

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Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
Death: Died in Scarborough, Maine, United States
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About Richard King

Richard King (b.1718 in Boston, MA, and died March 27, 1775 in Dunston Landing, Scarborough, Cumberland, Maine).

Parents: John King and Mary Stowell)

Married (1) Isabella Bragdon on November 20, 1753 in York, York, ME, daughter of Jeremiah Samuel Bragdon and Tabitha Banks.

Married (2) Mary Blake.

Children of Richard King and Isabella Bragdon are:

  1. +Rufus King, b. March 24, 1755, Scarborough, Maine, d. April 29, 1827, New York City, NY.
  2. Paulina King, b. March 01, 1759, d. date unknown.
  3. Richard King, b. December 22, 1762, d. date unknown.
  4. +Mary King, b. November 02, 1757, Scarborough, Cumberland, ME566, 567, d. March 30, 1824, Scarborough, Cumberland, ME.

Children of Richard King and Mary Blake are:

  1. William King, d. date unknown.
  2. Cyrus King, d. date unknown.


Biographical notes:

Of these, Richard, the eldest, was born in Boston in 1718, and from his early youth displayed singular vitality, ability, and versatility.

He was a merchant, trader, speculator, soldier, farmer, and writer, in all of which callings he made his mark. After

serving in the expedition against Louisburg, during the war with France, he moved to Scarborough, Me., which became the permanent home of himself and of some of his descendants.

He was twice married. His first wife, Isabella Bragdon, bore him three children, of whom Rufus, the eldest [1755], became the head of the New York house. Mary Black, his second wife, bore him five children, of whom William became the first Governor of the State of Maine, and

Cyrus a noted Congressman from Massachusetts.

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Richard King's Timeline

December 30, 1718
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
Age 34
March 24, 1755
Age 36
Scarborough, Massachusetts Colony
November 2, 1756
Age 37
Scarborough, Maine, United States
March 1, 1759
Age 40
January 31, 1762
Age 43
Maine, United States
December 22, 1762
Age 43
York, York, Maine, United States
September 8, 1764
Age 45
York, York, Maine, United States
May 20, 1766
Age 47
York, York, Maine, United States
February 9, 1768
Age 49
Scarborough, Maine, United States