Family of James King and Harriet Ardley

Husband: James King (1786?- )
Wife: Harriet Ardley ( -bef1861)
Children: Henry I A King (1818?- )
Charles James King (1819?- )
Julia Ann King (1820?- )
George Hezekiah King (1822?- )
Emma Maria Willis King (1824?-1915)
William Alexander King (1827?- )
Ellen Mary King (1829?- )
Elizabeth Victoria King (1831?- )
Frederick Augustus King (1833?- )
Marriage 21 August 1817 St. Barnabas, Great Tey, Essex, England1,2
James of Great Bardfiled, Harriet of this parish, both unmarried, by licence, witnesses Margaret Brown, Moses Ardley, William Young and William Ardley

Husband: James King

Name: James King1,3
Sex: Male
Father: -
Mother: -
Occupation farmer3,4
Birth 1786 (approx.) Great Bardfield, Essex, England1
Census 1861 (age 74-75) Oxen End, Great Bardfield, Essex, England1
Head aged 75, widower, Farmer of 150 acres employing 5 men.

Wife: Harriet Ardley

Name: Harriet Ardley1,2,3
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Death before 18611

Child 1: Henry I A King

Name: Henry I A King1,5
Sex: Male
Birth March 1818 (approx.) Great Bardfield, Essex, England1,5
Baptism 22 March 1818 (age 0) St. Mary the Virgin Church, Great Bardfield, Essex, England1
Census 1881 (age 62-63) Brook Street, Great Bardfield, Essex, England5
Head aged 63, widower, Vety Surgeon, born Bardfield.
Census 1891 (age 72-73) Brook Street, Great Bardfield, Essex, England1
Head aged 73, widower, veterinary surgeon.

Child 2: Charles James King

Name: Charles James King1
Sex: Male
Birth June 1819 (approx.)1
Baptism 13 June 1819 (age 0)1
Census 1881 (age 61-62) Rookwoods, Little Dunmow, Essex, England6
Head aged 62, widower, Farmer 123.5 acres employing 3 men, born Gt. Bardfield.

Child 3: Julia Ann King

Name: Julia Ann King1
Sex: Female
Birth June 1820 (approx.)1
Baptism 30 June 1820 (age 0)1

Child 4: George Hezekiah King

Name: George Hezekiah King1
Sex: Male
Birth April 1822 (approx.)1
Baptism 7 April 1822 (age 0)1

Child 5: Emma Maria Willis King

Name: Emma Maria Willis King3,4
Sex: Female
Spouse: Henry Bowtle (1813-1889)
Birth 1824 (approx.) Great Bardfield, Essex, England3,7,8,9,10,11
Baptism 7 November 1824 (age 0) St. Mary the Virgin Church, Great Bardfield, Essex, England3
daughter of James (farmer) and Harriet King of Great Bardfiled
Census 7 April 1861 (age 36-37) Wethersfield, Essex, England8
wife aged 34 married, living with husband and a step son, born Bardfield Essex
Census 2 April 1871 (age 46-47) Great Bardfield, Essex, England12
visitor aged 43 married, living with Frederick and Ann King, two other visitors and two servants, born Great Bardfield Essex
Census 3 April 1881 (age 56-57) Wethersfield, Essex, England9
wife aged 50 married, living with husband and a step son, born Gt. Bardfield Essex
Census 5 April 1891 (age 66-67) Wethersfield, Essex, England1,10
step mother aged 64 widow, living on own means with step son, born Gt. Bardfield Essex
Census 31 March 1901 (age 76-77) Silver Street, Wethersfield, Essex, England11
head aged 76 widow, living on own means with a companion, born Gt. Bardfield Essex
Census 2 April 1911 (age 86-87) Silver Street, Wethersfield, Essex, England13
head aged 86 widow, of private means living with a domestic servant, born Gt. Bardfield Essex
Death 24 March 1915 (age 90-91) Olive Cottage, Wethersfield, Essex, England7,14,15,16
aged 90, wife of Henry Bowtle
Burial 29 March 1915 St. Mary Magdalene Church, High Street, Wethersfield, Essex, England17
aged 90 years of Olive Cottage Wethersfield
Probate 30 April 1915 London, England18
widow of Wethersfield, effects of £1,495 9s 10d (~£64,400 in 2005) to Gerald Clare Maberley esquire

Child 6: William Alexander King

Name: William Alexander King1
Sex: Male
Spouse: Maria Elizabeth (1832?- )
Birth April 1827 (approx.)1
Baptism 8 April 1827 (age 0)1
Census 1861 (age 33-34)1
Head aged 34, Butcher employing 2 men & 2 boys

This census named Mary Harriet KING, aged 13, Niece, born Stebbing staying with William & Maria.

Child 7: Ellen Mary King

Name: Ellen Mary King1
Sex: Female
Birth May 1829 (approx.) Great Bardfield, Essex, England1
Baptism 31 May 1829 (age 0)1
Census 1861 (age 31-32)1
aged 28, born gt. Bardfield.

Child 8: Elizabeth Victoria King

Name: Elizabeth Victoria King1
Sex: Female
Birth 1831 (approx.)1
Baptism 25 September 1831 (age 0)1

Child 9: Frederick Augustus King

Name: Frederick Augustus King1
Sex: Male
Spouse: Elizabeth H (1840?- )
Birth June 1833 (approx.)1
Baptism 9 June 1833 (age 0)1
Census 1881 (age 47-48) Fauns Farm, Great Bardfield, Essex, England19
Head aged 47, Farmer & dealer, born Bardfield.

Two Nephews were living with Frederick & Elizabeth -
Thomas ADAMS, aged 22, u/m, Bailiff Farmer Foreman, born Leighs Essex
Crawford ADAMS aged 7, born Bardfield.
Census 1891 (age 57-58) Great Bardfield, Essex, England1
Head aged 57, Farmer.

Census shows living with Frederick & Elizabeth was a Crawford Adams, aged 17 who was a butchers Son.

Note on Child 5: Emma Maria Willis King

name correct according to baptism record3


1"Geoff Bowtle personal communication". letter.
2"Seax - Essex Record Office Parish Records" (on-line at Great Tey St. Barnabas Marriages 1813-1837 ref:D/P 37/1/12 image:7.
3"Seax - Essex Record Office Parish Records" (on-line at Great Bardfiled St. Mary the Virgin Baptisms 1813-1876 ref:D/P 67/1/18 image:19.
4"Ancestry London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932" (on-line at
5"Census 1881" (on-line at and Gt. Bardfield RG11/1812/97/11.
6"Census 1881" (on-line at and Lt. Dunmow RG11/1813/88/2.
7"Geoff Bowtle personal communication". visit.
8"Census 1861" (on-line at and class:RG09 piece:1113 folio:107 page:3.
9"Census 1881" (on-line at and class:RG11 piece:1805 folio:92 page:5.
10"Census 1891" (on-line at and class:RG12 piece:1421 folio:76 page:6.
11"Census 1901" (on-line at and class:RG13 piece:1722 folio:46 page:4.
12"Census 1871" (on-line at and class:RG10 piece:1703 folio:102 page:6.
13"Census 1911" (on-line at and class:RG14 piece:10392 class:RG78 piece:550 registration district:201 sub-district:1 enumeration district:4 schedule:67.
14"England and Wales Death Index 1837 - 2007" (on-line at, and Braintree 1915 quarter:1 volume:4a page:1213.
15"Gravestone". St. Mary Magdalene Wetghersfieeld, see photograph.
16"Essex Family History Society - Memorial Inscriptions". North West Essex Vol:2.
17"Seax - Essex Record Office Parish Records" (on-line at Wethersfield St. Mary Magdalene Burials 1863-1924 ref:D/P 119/1/8 image:49.
18"Ancestry England and Wales National Probate Calendar (Index to Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966" (on-line at 1915 page:257.
19"Census 1881" (on-line at and Gt. Bardfield RG11/1812/102/21.