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ii* viii. Mary, b. Suf. April 30, 1692; d. Suf. May 8, 1769;

m. (1) Suf. Nov. 8, 1711, Victory Sikes; (2)

Suf , John Harmon.

12* ix. William, (again), b. Suf. Sept. 29, 1695; d. Suf.

Jany 8, 1774; m. (1) Suf. June 29, 1717, Bethia

Bedlake; (2) Suf. Feby 2, 1770, Anne Adams,





James* King (James1, William1), born in Ipswich, Mass., March 14, 1675; died in Suffield July 15, 1757; married in Suffield June 22, 1698, Elizabeth Huxley, who died in Suffield Aug. 20, 1745. She was the daughter of Thomas Huxley of Hartford, Conn., and Suffield, by his first wife, Sarah Spencer, daughter of Sergt. Thomas Spencer (brother of Jared and John) of Cambridge and Hartford by his second wife, Sarah* (Nathaniel1) Bearding. James King was a prominent citizen and held many offices of trust. He was elected March 26, 1716, Tithingman. In 1721 and 1731 he was a Selectman. In 1721 he was interested in the iron works on Stony Brook at the lower end of High street in Suffield, which were still in operation as late as 1770. He amassed a considerable landed estate which is still enjoyed by his descendants. He saw Suffield during his lifetime change from a wilderness to an attractive town. After the death of his wife and his oldest son, James, and youngest son, Amos, but twelve years before his own decease, he made his will, which still remains on file at Hartford, Conn.


In the Name of God, Amen, the second day of December Anno Domini 1745 I James King of Suffield in the County of Hampshire In the Provence of the Massachusetts Bay in New England Being Sound in mind and memory and calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament: That is to say Principally and first of all I Give and Recommend my soul into the Hands of God who gave it and my Body to be Buried in the Earth at the Direction of my Executors not Doughting but that I shall receive the same again at the General Resurrection by the Allmighty Power of God and as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath Pleased God to Bless me with in this mortal life I Give Demise and Dispose of in the folowing manner and form

Imprimis I give unto the Heirs of my son James King fifty Pounds in Bills of the Last Emition worth out of my estate. Item. I give to my son Thomas King fifty Pounds of the Like money allso about six acres of Land Joyning to his own Land where lives Recond at four Pounds Ten shillings allso a Cow which he hath Received at fifty shillings the aforesd Land and Cow to be Deducted out of the Fifty Pounds.

Item. I give to my Son John King fifty Pounds of the Like money Deducting out what he owes me one note or bond of about forty-five pounds old Tenor with Interest the other note of about Twelve pounds old Tenor the interest of the Last note not to be Reconed.

Item. I give to my son Ebenezer King fifty Pounds in the Like money.

Item. I give to my Son Joseph King my best Gun.

Item I give to my Son Nathaniel about Twenty acres of Land where he now Dwelles Recond at fifteen Pounds Two Horses and a Cow he hath had Recond at Thirteen Pounds five shillings, All in Bills of the Last Tenor allso to be paid out of my Estate Twenty six Pounds fifteen shillings in the Like money Besides a Gun he hath Received. Item I Give to my Two Daughters Elizabeth and Sarah Twenty five Pounds Each of the like money besides what they have had allredy to be paid out of bond I have of my son Joseph to be paid in specie Two Years after my Decease The Rest of Joseph's Bond to be Devided amongst the sons in equal shares all the aforesd Legacies that is Given to the sons to be paid out of my Estate at an appraisment and by what money I shall Leave is to be devided amongs all the sons and Daughters in equal shares and to be accounted as a part of their portions and if there is not estate enough to pay the above Legacies to abate in equal proportions and what Remains above what Legacies are Willed to be Devided Amongst my sons (viz) the Heirs of James, Thomas, John, Ebenezer and Nathaniel in equal shares and whereas Anthony Austin hath given a note to my son Joseph for the sum of five Pounds Twelve shillings sixpence Lawfull money with interest until paid I further order that in case he doth not pay the same it shall be allowed to Joseph out of what I have given to my Daughter Elizabeth and whereas my son Joseph hath an action in court wherein Timothy Phelps served him and not knowing but it will be Revived and go against him which my son Amos in his life-time was to be at half the charge now in case it should it is my will further that one half of the charges arising thereon should be paid out of my Estate that is given to my sons surviving. Item I Do Hereby appoint my sons John King and Joseph King Executors of this my Last will and testament Revoking all other Wills, Testaments Bequests and Executors Ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament.

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All the children of James King were born in Suffield. Issue:

13* i. Elizabeth4, b. Aug. 6, 1699; d 17...; m.

July 22, 1725, Anthony Austin Jr. 14* ii. James, b. Feb. 18, 1701; d. 1740-1745; m. Aug. 30.

1724, Miriam Hamlin. 15* iii. Thomas, b. March 2, 1703; d. Jany 17, 1759; m.

June 1, 1727, Susanna Jesse. 16* iv. John, b. May 17, 1705; d. Nov. 19, 1789; m. May

24, 1727, Parnel Holcombe. 17* v. Ebenezer, b. Dec. 8, 1706; d. June 17, 1781; m.

March 30, 1727, Abigail Seymour. 18* vi. Joseph, b. Aug. 13, 1709; d. June 4, 1772; m. 1736,

Eunice Seymour. 19* vii. Nathaniel, b. Feby 2, 1712; d. March 15, 1802;

m. (1) April 20, 1731, Anne Trumbull; (2) Mary

Talmar. 20* viii. Amos, b. May 6, 1715; d. Oct. 23, 1745. 21* ix. Sarah, b. Aug. 20, 1720; d. May 12, 1815; m. Nov.

15, 1737, Elijah Sheldon.


Agnes' King, (James7, William1), born in Suffield, Conn., July 15, 1682; died in Suffield Jany 7, 1733; married in Suffield Oct. 5, 1699, John Austin, who was born in Rowley, Mass., Oct. 22, 1672; died in Suffield May 18, 1737. He was the sen of Capt. Anthony2 (Richard1 of Bishopstocke, Co. Hampshire, England) and Esther Austin. He occupied several important offices and was for some time town clerk. His father, Capt. Anthony Austin, was town clerk for twenty-seven years as well as schoolmaster for eleven years at Suffield. The names of the descendants of John and Agnes (King) Austin are given in "Hinman's Connecticut Settlers" (1852) p. 82. Children born in Suffield. Issue:

i. Agnes4 Austin, b. Jany 21, 1701; m. George Norton, ii. John Austin, b. Aug. 9, 1702; d. 1702. iii. Elizabeth Austin, b. Feby 3, 1704. iv. John Austin, (again), b. May 17, 1706; m. Jany

14, 1729, Mary Hovey. Had two children,
v. Mary Austin, b. June 27, 1708.
vi. James Austin, b. Dec. 29, 1710.
vii. William Austin, b. March 5, 1712; m. July 20,

1738, Anne Hall. Had nine children,
viii. Margaret Austin, (twin), b. March 5, 1712.
ix. Bethia Austin, b. June 15, 1718.


Benjamin* King {James2, William1), born in Suffield, Conn,

Nov. 20, 1683; died in , 1733; married in

Suffield April 24, 1712, Remember Hall, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Bourne) Hall born in Taunton, Mass., March 20, 1689, who survived him and married again Nov. 7, 1734, Benjamin Thomas as his second wife. Benjamin King was a farmer and lived at Suffield until after his father's death in 1722. He then removed to Stafford, at which place he had a farm of three hundred acres. His first five children, one of whom died in infancy, were born in Suffield, the last of these being born there in 1721. He left a will which still remains on file at Hartford.


"In the name of God, Amen, the twentieth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and thirty two. I, Benjamin King of Stafford in the County of Hartford and Colony of Connecticut in New England, husbandman, being

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