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  • ID: I6424
  • Title: Dr 1 2 3
  • Name: John KING Bishop of London 1 2 3
  • Sex: M
  • Change Date: 16 MAR 2015
  • Note:
    From John Strype's Survey:
    John King, Doctor of Divinity, and Dean of Christ-Church in Oxford, where he was brought up, and Archdeacon of Nottingham, was consecrated Bishop of London the eighth Day of September, 1611, and worthily remained long in the same Dignity. His Grandfather was Brother unto Robert King, sometime Bishop of Oxford. Died 1618 [sic].
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    From An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church:
    From the earliest days of the Virginia colony the Bishop of London had a vague responsibility for the Church of England in the Americam Colonies. This may have been because Bishop John King of London was a member of the first Council of the Virginia Company. His successor as Bishop, William Laud, suggested that the American church should be under the jurisdiction of the Bishop of London, and this was effected by the Privy Council in 1633. This jurisdiction ended with the American Revolution.
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    John King is associated with Hammersmith, a western suburb of London. In 1618, Dr Thomas Edwards gave 100 - which, according to the Bank of England, is worth about 10,000 in today's money - to the poor of Fulham to buy them lands. Two years later, in 1620, Bishop John King (after whom the main street in Hammersmith is named) donated 20 for a similar purpose. These two sums were added together and Dr. Edwards and Bishop King's Fulham Charity was established. It remains active to this day. 4 5
  • Birth: ABT 1559 in Worminghall, Buckinghamshire
  • Note:
    He entered Christ Church College in 1577, which may give a rough idea of his age. The DNB does not hazard a guess as to his birth date. According to Thomas Fuller his birth took place in the ancestral home at Worminghall, Buckinghamshire, in the same chamber as his father had been born. (DNB, quoting from Fuller's 'Worthies')
    It is stated in the book, 'Poems and Psalms by Henry King, D.D.,' that he died in his 62nd year
    6 2 7
  • Education: King, John; student of CHRIST CHURCH 1577, B.A. 26 Jan., 1579-80, M.A. 15 Feb., 1582-3 (incorporated at Cambridge 1584), proctor 1589, B.D. 2 July, 1591, D.D. 17 Dec., 1601, dean, 1605-11, and vice-chancellor 1607-10, sup. for lic. to preach 13 Feb., 1587-8 (of Gray's Inn 1598), chaplain to Queen Elizabeth and James I., canon of Windsor 1580, rector of St. Anne and St. Agnes, London, 1580, archdeacon of Nottingham 1590-1611, rector of St. Andrew, Holborn, 1597 [this is erroneous], rector of Black Notley, Essex, 1599, prebendary of St. Paul's 1599-1611, and of Lincoln 1610-11, bishop of London 1611-21 (s. Philip, of Worminghall, Bucks, page to Henry VIII.), died 30 March 1621; buried in St. Paul's; father of Henry and John 1609, and William 1616. See Ath. ii, 294; Lansdowne MS. 984, f.3; Al. West. 53; & Foster's Index Eccl. 1577 6 8
  • Note:
    ' "He was Chaplain to Queen Elizabeth" [says Fuller], "and as he was appointed by her Councel to preach the first Sermon at Court when Her Body lay Inhearsed in the Chappel of White-Hall, so he was designed for the first Sermon to her Successour King James at Charter-House when he entered London, then sworn his first Chaplain; who commonly called him the King of Preachers. And Sir Edward Coke would say of him, He was the best Speaker in Starre-Chamber in his time."
    'He was one of the only two Clergymen below the rank of Bishops and Deans, who were called to attend the Hampton Court Conference in January 1603-4, on the Ecclesiastical side; and was afterwards appointed, with three others, to preach before the Scotch Clergy at Hampton Court in 1606.' (Spottiswood's Hist. of Scotch Church, p.497. Collier, ii.691 8
  • Note:
    John Donne, the poet and clergyman, was ordained deacon and priest on 23 January 1615, in St Paul's, with Dr. John King, the bishop of London, officiating. [DNB]
    'His [John King's son Henry King's] closest intimacies were formed with those who had been his father's most valued friends. One of these was Dr. John Donne, who had become acquainted with Dr. John King many years before his death, when they were both in the service of the Lord Chancellor Ellesmere, the one as chaplain, the other as private secretary; and King was the Bishop to whom Donne applied for ordination, when he had at last determined to enter the Priesthood.' [Poems and Psalms by Henry King, D.D]
    Donne left his sermons to Henry King, and they later, by a rather murky process, went via [Izaak] Walton to John Donne the younger. [DNB] 9 10
  • Death: 30 MAR 1621
  • Note: This day was Good Friday. 1 11



    Father: Philip KING of Worminghall, Buckinghamshire; page to Henry VIII
    Mother: Elizabeth CONQUEST

    Marriage 1 Joan FREEMAN
    • Married: BEF 1591
    • Note: Married before his degree of B.D., 2 July 1591. 12
    Children
    1. Has Children Elizabeth KING
    2. Has No Children Mary KING
    3. Has Children Dorothy KING
    4. Has No Children Anne KING poet and literary muse
    5. Has Children Henry KING Bishop of Chichester b: JAN 1592
    6. Has No Children John KING Canon of Windsor b: ABT 1595 in York
    7. Has No Children Robert KING b: ABT 1597 in Berkshire
    8. Has No Children William KING b: ABT 1600 in London
    9. Has No Children Philip KING b: ABT 1602 in London

    Sources:
    1. Title: Burke's
      Abbrev: Burke's
      Page: Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies, 2nd Edition 1841
    2. Title: Dictionary of National Biography
      Abbrev: DNB
      Publication: Oxford University Press
      Page: John King article
      http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/15568?docPos=3
    3. Title: Visitation
      Abbrev: Visitation
      Page: Visitation of Sussex 1662
      Harleian edition, Vol.LXXXIX 1937
      Edited by A.W. Hughes Clark, F.S.A.
      Henry King, pp.67-69
    4. Title: Website
      Abbrev: Website
      Page: John Strype's
      A SURVEY OF THE CITIES OF LONDON and WESTMINSTER
      http://www.hrionline.ac.uk/strype/TransformServlet?page=book5_005
    5. Title: Book
      Abbrev: Book
      Page: An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church
      Armentrout and Slocum
      CHURCH PUB INC, 2005
    6. Title: Alumni Oxonienses: The Members of the University of Oxford1500-1714 and 1715-1886
      Abbrev: Oxford Alumni
      Author: Compiler: Joseph Foster
      Publication: Parker & Co, Oxford
    7. Title: Book
      Abbrev: Book
      Page: Poems and Psalms by Henry King, D.D.
      Sometime Lord Bishop of Chichester
      edited by J. Hannah B.A., Fellow of Lincoln College
      1853
      p.lxxxvii-viii
    8. Title: Book
      Abbrev: Book
      Page: Poems and Psalms by Henry King, D.D.
      Sometime Lord Bishop of Chichester
      edited by J. Hannah B.A., Fellow of Lincoln College
      1853
      page v
    9. Title: Dictionary of National Biography
      Abbrev: DNB
      Publication: Oxford University Press
      Page: John Donne article
    10. Title: Book
      Abbrev: Book
      Page: Poems and Psalms by Henry King, D.D.
      Sometime Lord Bishop of Chichester
      edited by J. Hannah B.A., Fellow of Lincoln College
      1853
      page xxiii
    11. Title: Book
      Abbrev: Book
      Page: Poems and Psalms by Henry King, D.D.
      Sometime Lord Bishop of Chichester
      edited by J. Hannah B.A., Fellow of Lincoln College
      1853
      p.xci
    12. Title: Book
      Abbrev: Book
      Page: Poems and Psalms by Henry King, D.D.
      Sometime Lord Bishop of Chichester
      edited by J. Hannah B.A., Fellow of Lincoln College
      1853
      p.lxxxix
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