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Dorothy King

Also Known As: "Dorothy (unknown) Barker - King", "Dorothy (unknown) Barker", "Dorothy Barker"
Birthplace: England
Death: Died in Weymouth, Suffolk County (Present Norfolk County), Massachusetts Bay Colony
Immediate Family:

Wife of Enoch Hunt, II; Unknown Barker and Goodman John King, of Weymouth
Mother of Elizabeth Pratt

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About Dorothy King


  • New England families, genealogical and memorial; a record of the achievements of her people in the making of commonwealths and the founding of a nation; Vol. II by Cutter, William Richard, 1847-1918
  • Pg.810
  • Enoch Hunt, the immigrant ancestor, was in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1638, when he was admitted a freeman there. He was a first settler of Weymouth, Massachusetts. According to a deposition, July 2, 1688, made by Jonas Humphrey, aged about sixty-eight, and Robert Randall, aged about eighty, both of Weymouth, Enoch and his oldest son Ephraim, a blacksmith, lived in Titenden, Parish of Lee, about two miles from Wendover, county Bucks, England, for some time and then came to Weymouth ; they said that Enoch returned to England after a time, while Ephraim remained in America. Enoch also was a blacksmith. He had twenty-two acres of land in Weymouth. He married (first) in England. He married (second) Sarah, daughter of Widow Dorothy Barker, who in 1652 was wife of John King, of Weymouth, and gave by will, June 14, 1652, household goods to daughter, Sarah Hunt. On November 18, 1652, at a county court held at Boston, Ephraim was made administrator of his father's estate.
  • Children by first marriage: Ephraim, Peter. By second marriage: Sarah, born July 4, 1640.
  • (II) Peter, son of Enoch Hunt, .... etc.




  • Representative Men and Old Families of Southeastern Massachusetts ...
  • Pg.1059
  • (I) Enoch Hunt, a resident of Titenden, in the parish of Lee, England, with his son Ephraim came to this country, where at Newport he was admitted a freeman in 1638. He became an early settler at Weymouth, there in 1640; was town officer, 1651. His wife Dorothy, formerly the Widow Barker, survived him and married John King. He died before 1647, (IS THIS AN ERROR OR DEATH DATE FOR JOHN KING, AS IT LISTS ENOCH AS TOWN OFFICER IN 1651?; & DOROTHY WILL ?DATED 1662, ?PROBATED 1651) when Dorothy's lands are mentioned in deeds of abutting tracts. In her will dated 14th of 4th month, 1662, probated 21st of 6th month, 1651, she bequeaths to daughter Sarah Hunt, referred to Ephraim Hunt and to children Joseph and Ruth Barker and Susanna Heath. Mr. Hunt had, at Weymouth, Sarah, born July 4, 1640.
  • (II) Ephraim Hunt, of Weymouth, son of Enoch, married (first Anna Richards, daughter of Thomas and Welthean Richards, and sister of William Richards, of Ebbett, Brinsmead, England. .... etc.



  • Ephraim Hunt
  • Birth: 1610 Buckinghamshire, England
  • Death: Feb. 22, 1687 Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Ephraim was the son of Enoch Hunt of Titenden Parish, Lee, Buckingham, England and Dorothie Barker Hunt of Titenden Parish, Lee, Buckingham, England. He was born 1610 in Titenden Parish, Lee, Buckingham County, England. He was christened on 08 March 1611 in Lee, Buckinghamshire County, England.
  • Ephraim married Alice Richards on 28 April 1637 in Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachussets.
  • He died in Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts and was buried 24 February 1687 in Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. (bio by: sandpipertoo)
  • .... etc.
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 40999544
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Did Dorothy Barker-Hunt also marry Josiah Chapin? Was she a widow already when she married Enoch Hunt? Was she step-mother to Mary King Chapin, and wife to John King of Weymouth in 1652?

Enoch Hunt, the immigrant ancestor, was from Titendon, in the parish of Lee, two miles from Wendover, Buckshire, England.

  • He was an early settler in Rhode Island and was admitted a freeman in Newport in 1638.
  • He was a blacksmith by trade.
  • He removed to Weymouth, Mass., where he was living in 1640.
  • He was a town officer in 1641, and had a case in court in 1641.
  • He died before 1647, in England, when his wife's lands are mentioned in deeds of abutting tracts.
  • Administration was granted to his son Ephraim, November, 18, 1652. The homestead consisted of twenty-two acres in the Plaine at Weymouth, bounded by lands of Richard Sylvester, John Upham, Mr. Gouer, and west and north by the highway and the sea.
  • He married in England, abt 1609, a woman who probably died before he came to New England. He married perhaps at Dorcester, abt 1639, widow Dorothy Barker, who survived him, and married John King of Weymouth, in 1652.

Dorothy Barker was

  • born in 1558 in Titenden Parish, Lee, Buckingham, England.
  • She died in 1652 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts.
  • She married Enoch Hunt [???above paragraph looks like she married Ephraim that Enoch died in England] about 1639 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts.
  • Her will was dated June 14, 1652 and proved Oct. 21, 1652.

They had the following children:

  • 1. F i Sarah Hunt'
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Dorothy King's Timeline

Age 10
Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
June 14, 1652
Age 96
Weymouth, Suffolk County (Present Norfolk County), Massachusetts Bay Colony