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Thomas King, Jr.

Birthdate: (79)
Birthplace: Tarrant, Hinton, Dorset, England
Death: Died in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas King, Sr and Sarah Susan King
Husband of Bridget King and Anne King
Father of Elizabeth Rice; Anna Kerley; Peter King, Deacon; Mary Rice; William King and 4 others
Brother of Peter King and Grace King

Occupation: Deacon, Planter
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About Deacon Thomas King

Thomas King, Jr.

  • Birth: 1595/1600 in Tarrant/Hinton,Dorset, England
  • parents: Thomas King b: ABT 1570 in Shaftsbury,Dorset, England, Mary
  • Christening: JUL 1596 Tarrant,Dorset, England
  • Married: Anne Collins, Bridget Locker
  • Death: 3 MAY 1676 in Marlborough,,Massachusetts


  • 1st to Anne COLLINS b: ABT 1609 in Dunston,London,ENGLAND Married: ABT 1625 in , , ENGLAND


  1. Anna KING b: ABT 1625 in ,Dorset,ENGLAND
  2. Peter KING b: ABT 1628 in ,Dorset,ENGLAND
  3. Mary KING b: 12 MAR 1629 in Shaston,Dorset,ENGLAND
  4. Sarah KING b: ABT 1632 in ,Dorset,ENGLAND
  5. Elizabeth KING b: ABT 1635 in Purebeck,Dorset,ENGLAND
  6. Martha KING b: ABT 1638 in ,,Massachusetts
  7. Thomas KING b: 4 DEC 1642 in Sudbury,,Massachusetts


  • 2nd to BRIDGET LOCKER Married: 26 DEC 1655 in Sudbury,,Massachusetts


  • May also have been baptised on 5 Sep 1599 in Hinton, Dorset, England.
  • Over in "Elizabeth" in 1634 ????
  • In the Indian wars of 1675 (King Phillips) he was in the household of his son-in-law William Kerley.

In Sudbury about 1638/9 where he owned land in the 2 mile grant #50.

  • Granted land in Watertown in 1650
  • Colonial Records by Franklin Rice Pub.1910; Grant of land in New Town of Marlborough, Ma. Sep. 1660 (39 1/2 acres)
  • Will dated 3/21/1675/6 and proved 3/24/1676/7 showing value of 383 pounds.
  • Mentioned in his brother, Peter's, will-- "GENEALOGICAL GLEANINGS IN ENGLAND" by Henry F. Waters (Gleanings Book 2.) p1089
  • Pioneers of Massachusetts by Charles Henry Pope p.270
  • History of Framingham by William Barry p.156
  • Ancestral Heads of New England Families by Frank R. Holmes (1620-1700) p.140

Thomas KING was born in 1605 in Tarrant, Dorset, England. He died on 3 May 1676 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. Parents: Thomas KING and Sarah Susan (King).

He was married to Anne COLLINS in Dorsetshire, England. Children were: Anna KING, Peter KING, Mary KING, Sarah KING, Elizabeth KING, Martha KING, Mercy (Mary) KING, Thomas KING.

He was married to Bridgett LOKER on 26 Dec 1655 in England.

Birth: 1600 Shaftesbury Dorset, England Death: 1676 Sudbury Middlesex County Massachusetts, USA


He married, first, about 1624, Ann ?Tice?.

He married, second, on Dec 26,1655 at Sudbury,MA, Bridget (Loker) Davis, widow of Robert Davis. She was the daughter of Henry Loker and Elizabeth ____ Loker, and she died at Marlborough,MA on Dec 11,1685.

Children(by first marriage): Anna King Kerley, Peter King, Mary King Rice, Sarah King Joslin, Elizabeth King Rice, Martha King Rice(first wife of Joseph Rice), Thomas King Jr, and an infant child.

Thomas King emigrated to the United States in either 1638 or 1639. He settled in Sudbury, MA. In 1642 the town ordered that Thomas King would have the power to view the river and agreed with the workmen to build a cart bridge over it.

In 1650 Thomas owned Lot 50 in the southwest quadrant of a two mile grant. In 1656 he petitioned the court for an 8 square mile tract of land, 8 miles from Sudbury. This became the town of Marlborough.

Thomas King was very active in civic affairs. He was elected one of the first selectman on 25 February 1656. He held that office until 1665. He was elected town constable in 1661 and 1662. Along with four other officers, he was responsible for laying out the highways in town.

Thomas received a 39.5 acre lot in town on 26 November 1660. In an inventory dated 6 April 1665, he also held 19.75 acres in the second division of upland 16 acres and 2 rods of second division meadows and 19.75 rods of first division cedar swamp. He received a further 5.25 acres on 27 July 1665.

Burton W Spear, "Search for the Passengers of the Mary and John 1630" (Toledo,OH, 1985-2000, 27 volumes), Vol 18, pgs 92-93, Vol 22, pages 52ff.

Family links:

 Ann King (1610 - 1642)

 Mary King Rice (1630 - 1715)*
 Sarah King Joslin (1632 - 1706)*
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Burial: Unknown

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Deacon Thomas King's Timeline

May 5, 1594
Rattlesden, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
July 1596
Tarrant, Dorset, England
July 1596
Tarrant, Dorset, England
July 1596
of Tarrant, Dorset, England
July 1596
Hinton, Dorset, England
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Hinton, Dorset, England
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Hinton, Dorset, England
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Dorset, England
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July 1596
Dorsetshire, England, United Kingdom