John KING 1823-1901 & Elizabeth BENSTEAD 1824-1862

Digby, S-W Victoria, Australia

John KING born 1823, Langley, Essex, England was married in 1848 to Elizabeth BENSTEAD b. 1824, Worsley, England. It would appear that Elizabeth died young in 1862 and John remarried in 1864.

John KING & Elizabeth BENSTEAD had the following children:

  1. Daniel KING b. abt 1850, d. abt 1850

  2. Jane Elizabeth KING b. 1852;

  3. Walter Benstead KING b. 1855, Digby, Vic, m. 1880 Mary Jane JONES;
    1. Elizabeth Ann KING
    2. , b. 1881 Merino, Vic, m. James Richard GOODES
    3. Herbert Walter KING
    4. , b. 1882, Merino, Vic, m. Sarah May COOK
    5. Martha Jane KING
    6. , b. 1884, Merino, Vic, m. William Hannaford GOODES
    7. Mary Ellen KING
    8. , b. 1886, Merino, Vic, m. Basil PEARCE
    9. John Joseph KING
    10. , b. 1887, Merino, Vic

  4. William John Benstead KING b. 1857, Digby, Vic;

John was a splitter & shepherd on Rifle Downs Station from 1852-1855 and he lived at 'Primrose Hill' near Merino from 1868-1874.


John KING 1823-1901 & Lucy Harriet SMITH 1837-1912

It appears that John KING had a second marriage in 1864 to Lucy Harriet SMITH who was born ca 1837.

John KING & Lucy Harriet SMITH had the following children:

  1. Frederick Harris KING b. 1865, Merino, Vic, d. 1939, m. Annie Marie JONES;
  2. Annie Maria KING b. 1868, Merino, Vic, d. 1957, m. Arthur Sydney DAVEY;
  3. Lucy Harriet KING b. 1870, Merino, Vic, d. 1955, m. Charles SCARBOROUGH;
  4. Mary Ann KING b. 1871, Merino, Vic, d. 1919, m. Walter BATTLEY;
  5. Isabel KING b. 1872, Merino, Vic, d. 1923, m. Thomas Henry WAPPETT;
  6. John Francis KING b. 1874, Merino, Vic, d. 1961, Geelong, Vic.



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