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John King

Birthplace: York, North Yorkshire, UK
Death: Died in Northampton, Hampshire, Province of Massachusetts Bay
Immediate Family:

Son of John King and Margaret King (Edgeworth)
Husband of Sarah King (Holton) and Sarah King (Whiting)
Father of Lieut. John King; Thomas King; Samuel King; Sarah Pomeroy; David King and 6 others
Brother of Fancis King

Occupation: Various. Said to be tanner.
Managed by: Jacob Thomson
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About John King

The area now called Northampton was once known as Norwottuck, or Nonotuck, meaning "the midst of the river" by its original Pocumtuc inhabitants. According to various accounts, Northampton was named by John King (1629–1703), one of its original settlers, or possibly in King's honor, since it is supposed that he came to Massachusetts from Northampton, England.,_Massachusetts

King Family of Coventry

Captain John King emigrated from England in 1645, at age 16. He lived with a Mr. Cole until age 21 and was then married to Sarah Holton, dau. of Dea. John Holton, of Northampton, in 1650, to which they removed at the beginning of the settlement of the town. After the death of his first wife in 1682, he m. Sarah Whiting.

Source: "A Catalogue of the Names of the First Puritan Settlers of the Colony of...", by Royal Ralph Hinman

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John King's Timeline

York, North Yorkshire, UK
July 5, 1657
Age 28
Northampton, Massachusetts Bay Colony
March 29, 1660
Age 31
Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
July 14, 1662
Age 33
Northampton, MA, USA
January 6, 1664
Age 35
Northampton, Hampshire, MA, USA
March 26, 1667
Age 38
Northampton Hamp
May 3, 1671
Age 42
Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
May 8, 1673
Age 44
Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA
September 16, 1679
Age 50
Northampton Hamp