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Kathleen Frances King (Browning)

Birthplace: Brighton, Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Death: August 14, 1957 (57-65)
Greater London, United Kingdom
Place of Burial: Kingston upon Thames, Greater London, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Frank Edward Browning and Kate Browning
Wife of Bob King
Mother of Allan Joseph King and Sheila Mary McSweeney
Sister of Eliza Browning; Francis John Browning; Alf Browning and Chris Gould

Managed by: Cole Edward Maguire
Last Updated:

About Kitty King

Married Bob King 18 August 1919? St Paul's Church, Dover. Father Grady was the priest. Bridgesmaids were Daisy Browning (living in Tonbridge Wells) and Christina.

Died 14 August 1957, age 61. Interment No: 58640. Same plot as her Mum Kate Browning. Died at home: 47 Thorne Road, New Malden, Surrey. Farebrother & Co undertakers. RC, Class: C, Number: 212, Depth: Re-open grave 5'. Day and Hour of Burial: Tuesday 10.00/10.30/11.00/11.30 (difficult to read), Date of Burial: 20 August 1957. H Hunt performed the ceremony.

Kitty kept a 1918 diary - reused over a few years

(Writing a bit tricky so I may mistype some words:

1 JANUARY 1918

January 1919

Letter from Bob, Firth of Scotland.

Heard from Mrs Wilde 5.0

2 JANUARY 1918

K Browning's 1919 Birthday

23 cards Uncle Aunt Alf Mum

Presents Mrs W tea cloth, the messers W tray do, Dad 10/-, Mum Blouse, Mrs Elvy Brackets

4 JANUARY 1918

Letter from ? Webber

8 JANUARY 1918

Jan 7th

Letter from Frank

10 JANUARY 1918

Returned letter from Burnt Island Scotland

11 JANUARY 1918

Jan 10th letter from W J Dorman

13 JANUARY 1918

Sunday Jan 12th Holy Communion

14 JANUARY 1918

Jan 13th

Children left Dover for Ipswich

16 JANUARY 1918

Resigned from the COM (Children of Mary?) after 7 years.

17 JANUARY 1918

Mrs Wilde returned from London after four day holiday

18 JANUARY 1918

1919 Friday Jan 17th

Received letter from Bob from France, leaving for Spain

20 JANUARY 1918

Jan 19th Table Centre Mrs Wilde

21 JANUARY 1918

Jan 20th Nice long letter from Bob

29 JANUARY 1918

Alf's Birthday

31 JANUARY 1918

Feb 1st Mrs Elvy went to Canterbury for a week


Sat Feb 3rd 1919 Telegram from Bob, Middlesborough. Arrived back, finished trip of two and a half months. Been to Spain France. Great surprise.


Sun Feb 4th Bob came down from London brought a bottle of scent from Spain


Arrived in London at 3(?) oclock got bus N24 from Victoria Station to Euston and passed Westminster, Trafalgar Square and through Oxford Street, Leicester Square. Saw Royal Horse Guards. Awful rush for train and buses through strike of 1919. Left London half past seven.


Thursday Feb 8th 1919 Arrived at Stranraer half past six. Bella came to meet us. Arrived Cairnryan half past eight.


Friday Feb 7th climbed ???? ???? Whiteface/Whitefall(?) Visited Wet and Dry Caves ?? a memorial of Crimean War Battle. ??-out in woods. Passed boundary of Wigtownshire into Ayrshire and Island of Burnt. Separated by burn called March Burn (?). Passed Toll, saw Hangman's bridge. Climbed all over thurrock. Watched a fish after heron (?)

Visited Bella's garden.


Saturday Feb 8 1919 Went into Stranraer done some shopping, visited Catholic Church.


Sunday Feb 9 1919 Went to meet Bob coming from church. Had dinner and after war do climbed the hills with Bob and Willie.

10 FEBRUARY 1918

Monday Feb 10th Went for a walk with Allan. After dinner went into the village with Bella and called at a friend's and stayed to tea. Went and heard a gramaphone at Mrs Keenan with Bella and Bob very enjoyable.

11 FEBRUARY 1918

Tuesday Feb 10th 1919 Went for a walk round the country with Bob and left Cairnryan at 7 oclock. Bella drove us to the station. Left Stranraer at twenty minutes to ten. Bob told me all.

12 FEBRUARY 1918

Wed Feb 11th Arrived in London half past eight. Had breakfast and spent the day there. Visited St Paul's, Westminster Catholic and non-Catholic, Westminster Abbey, St Patrick's Church, see Home Guards in full dress. Left there at 4.30 for Dover and arrived home about quarter to eight. Very tired.

13 FEBRUARY 1918

Thurs Feb 12th Started work after a very enjoyable holiday.

23 FEBRUARY 1918

24th Bob came down from London to get a ship.

24 FEBRUARY 1918

Feb 25th 1919 Slept at home, went to eight o'clock mass. Worked till three. Went to Mrs Tyrell's with Bob. Arrived home at four, had tea, went to church in the evening with Bob and Mum. Played whist in the evening.

27 FEBRUARY 1918

Feb 26th Had half day off. Went to the Queen's Hall with B.

17 MARCH 1918

Monday 1919 Had long letter, Bob. Also box of shamrock from County Antrim.

22 MARCH 1918

Dad's Birthday

24 MARCH 1918

Sunday 25th 1919 Long letter from Bob.

25 MARCH 1918

Monday 26th Received statue from Bob, bought Halve France.

26 MARCH 1918

Had two teeth out.

27 MARCH 1918

Wed 28th 1919 Had statue blessed Fr Grady.

28 MARCH 1918

Friday 1919 2 letters from Frank expected home.

29 MARCH 1918

Saturday 1919 Received a letter from Bob

30 MARCH 1918

Frank's Birthday. Sunday 1919 Chrissie confirmed aged 8.

7 APRIL 1918

Gone to Shilson's to fit my pipes in box. Bob

28 APRIL 1918

Went to Auntie's with Bob, also to Tyrell's.

29 APRIL 1918

Engaged to Bob Monday April 29th 1918

30 APRIL 1918

Assie (?) went to Ipswich School.

1 MAY 1918

Heard Bob was going to America. A letter ???

2 MAY 1918

Bob sailed for South America. 2 Post cards from Bob.

4 MAY 1918

Winnie Wilde went back to school.

9 MAY 1918

received a letter from Assie from Ipswich.

10 MAY 1918

Received nice long letter from Frank also a cabinet photograph of himself.

13 MAY 1918

Letter from Bob.

19 MAY 1918

Had a raid. Dropped bombs on Priory Hill, no casualties.

20 MAY 1918

Went to river with family also Ada and had a very enjoyable time. Called at Auntie's and had tea.

22 MAY 1918

May 9th 1921 Bob was Confirmed and received into the church on Easter Sunday. Kit.

5 JUNE 1918

Bob's Birthday.

12 JUNE 1918

Mother's Birthday also Dollie Joyce.

15 JUNE 1918

Christina Browning's Birthday

26 JUNE 1918

Went for a row with Ada and Ethel and Duncan.

3 July 1918

Had the influenza also Ada. Russian.

11 JULY 1918

Letter from K Webber.

12 JULY 1918

Thursday 11th July Went to Canterbury on the Pilgramage had a nice day. Bob returned from America after 2 months and 8 days. Surprise. Went to the ship. S.P2.4

14 JULY 1918

Day off.

15 JULY 1918

Went to Auntie's and Mrs Tyrell's with Bob to the King's Hall in the evening had the day off.

17 July 1918

Went to Folkestone with him. Had an enjoyable time. Called at Mrs Wall's and Mrs Joyce.

18 JULY 1918

Bob left Dover for London.

19 JULY 1918

Postcard B.

20 JULY 1918

Received letter from B. Raid on the east coast no bombs dropped.

27 JULY 1918

Saturday 1919 July 27th Peace signed. Great excitement. Day off.

2 AUGUST 1918

August 4th Letter from Daisy Browning - Kit.

3 AUGUST 1918

August 5th First wedding present. Auntie and Uncle of Dover. Tea service. Kit.

11 AUGUST 1918

1920 Went to Scotland with Bob.

12 AUGUST 1918

Arrived at Stranraer at 6 o'clock. Met by Mrs Dorman and Annie.

17 AUGUST 1918

Mrs Dorman came from Scotland for the Wedding. Kit.

18 AUGUST 1918

My Wedding day. xxxxxx by Father Grady in St Pauls Church. Daisy Browning and Christina were bridesmaids. Kit.

23 AUGUST 1918

Daisy Browning left Dover for Tunbridge Wells, after the Wedding. Kit.

26 AUGUST 1918

Bob started work after a weeks holiday.


Had a Mass said for Bob. Alf served it 7 o'clock.


Recieved two letters from Bob. Port Arthur. Great surprise.


Had a present from Grandma Elvy. Writing case.


Went to the pictures with Mrs Wilde and Grandma.


Bob came back from Port Arthur after 2 months and eight days.


Went to Holy Communion.


Went to the King's Hall with Bob and Alf.

1 OCTOBER 1918

Went to Folkestone with Bob. Called at Mrs Walls also Mrs Bowley. Nice umbrella. Had a very enjoyable time.

3 OCTOBER 1918

Went to Auntie's and Mrs Tyrell's with B. Queen's Hall in the evening.

4 OCTOBER 1918

B left Dover for London.

5 OCTOBER 1918

Postcard B.

6 OCTOBER 1918

Two letters for Bob from home.

7 OCTOBER 1918

Letter. Signed for the Penoria (Penonia?) 2 months trip.

8 OCTOBER 1918

Letter B.

9 OCTOBER 1918

Bob sailed for Montreal and New York. Ship's name Penoria (Penonia?). Went to Folkestone with Ada and Mum.

10 OCTOBER 1918

Letter from Assie Wilde.

12 OCTOBER 1918

Letter from Mrs Dorman.

13 OCTOBER !918

Went to Holy Communion.

14 OCTOBER 1918

Sent Frank's Christmas parcel.

15 October 1918

Letter from K Webber also postcard from Mrs James.

16 OCTOBER 1918

Two letters from Frank. Sent Mrs Dorman photographs of myself. Thought of Bob when he sat in Mrs Bowling ??? ???

17 OCTOBER 1918

Sent my photograph to Frank also K Webber.

22 OCTOBER 1918

Letter from Mrs Bowling Folkestone.

30 OCTOBER 1918

Heard Dollie was dead. Great shock to all.


Dollie Joyce Buried in Montreal Canada age 23.


Ethel Quarterman died at the Westbury Hotel.


Letter from Assie Wilde.

11 NOVEMBER 1918

War Ended 11am. Day off. Started August 4th 1914.

20 NOVEMBER 1918

Bob returned from Canada after six weeks trip. Brought Alf and I Rosary's from Quebec.

21 NOVEMBER 1918

Went to the King's Hall with B.

22 NOVEMBER 1918

Went to Auntie's with Bob. Crabble(?)

23 NOVEMBER 1918

Went to Folkestone and Charlston with B. Bought me a handbag.

24 NOVEMBER 1918

Bob left Dover for London.

26 NOVEMBER 1918

2 letters from Bob

27 NOVEMBER 1918

Letter from Bob

28 NOVEMBER 1918

Allan run over by Railway Van.


Letter from my brother Frank. Received pipe.


Received letter from B from Falmouth.

10 DECEMBER 1918

Received two letters from Bob. Arrived in London after ten days trip.

15 DECEMBER 1918

Wrote to Bob F.O.

18 DECEMBER 1918

Letter from Bob in answer to the one I wrote on Sunday.

19 DECEMBER 1918

Line from Bob. Leaving London for Dundee for 3 months.

25 DECEMBER 1918

Long letter from Bob.

30 DECEMBER 1918

Note from Bob, Dundee.

Steamed Pudding


1 teaspoonful Lard

1 ? sugar

8 spoonfuls flour

1 egg and milk


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Kitty King's Timeline

January 2, 1896
Brighton, Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
September 14, 1921
December 17, 1923
Dover, Kent, United Kingdom
August 14, 1957
Age 61
Greater London, United Kingdom
August 20, 1957
Age 61
Kingston upon Thames, Greater London, United Kingdom
Dover, United Kingdom