Mary King, 18051872 (aged 67 years)

Name
Mary King
Given names
Mary
Surname
King
Married name
Mary Lethbridge
Birth February 1, 1805 46 40
Address: 'Government House'
Death of a fatherPhilip Gidley King
September 3, 1808 (aged 3 years)
Text:

King left for England aboard the ship 'Buffalo' in Feb 1807 and died on 3 Sep 1808 and was buried at Tooting, London.

MarriageRobert Copland LethbridgeView this family
July 25, 1826 (aged 21 years)
Immigration January 24, 1827 (aged 21 years)
Citation details:

Sydney Gazette Thu 25 Jan 1827 p. 3

Text:

SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. Yesterday arrived, from London, which she left on the 10th of September, the ship Cumberland, Captain Carns, with a cargo of sundries. Passengers, Mrs. King and 4 children, Miss Throsby, Mr. and Mrs Lethbridge, Miss Waring, Mr. James Atkinson, Mr. J.F. McArthur, and 9 steerage passengers.

Birth of a daughter
#1
Anna Josepha Lethbridge
February 23, 1828 (aged 23 years)
Citation details:

Vol 02, Baptisms, 1826-1834; Marriages, 1826-1834; Burials, 1826-1834

Text:

Born 23 Feb 1828 and baptised Mar 5 1828 Anna Josepha daughter of Robert Copland and Mary Lethbridge of Parramatta, a gentleman Samuel Marsden officiating minister

Death of a daughterAnna Josepha Lethbridge
1828 (aged 22 years)
Text:

Name: Anna J Lethbridge Death Date: 1828 Death Place: New South Wales Registration Year: 1828 Registration Place: Parramatta, New South Wales Volume Number: V18287877 2C

Census November 1828 (aged 23 years)
Text:

Lethbridge, Robert Copland, 30, came free, Cumberland, 1827, Protestant, landholder, Parramatta Lethbridge, Mary, 24, born in the colony

Birth of a son
#2
Christopher Lethbridge
May 13, 1829 (aged 24 years)
Citation details:

Vol 02, Baptisms, 1826-1834; Marriages, 1826-1834; Burials, 1826-1834

Text:

Born 13 May 1829 and baptised 26 May 1829 Christopher son of Robert Copland and Mary Lethbridge a gentleman of Parramatta Samuel Marsden officiating minister

Birth of a son
#3
Elford Copland Lethbridge
January 29, 1830 (aged 24 years)
Citation details:

Vol 02, Baptisms, 1826-1834; Marriages, 1826-1834; Burials, 1826-1834

Text:

Born 29 Jan 1830 and baptised 12 Jul 1830 Elford Copland son of Robert and Mary Lethbridge of Flushcomb Prospect a gentleman Samuel Marsden officiating minister

Christening of a sonElford Copland Lethbridge
July 12, 1830 (aged 25 years)
Citation details:

Vol 02, Baptisms, 1826-1834; Marriages, 1826-1834; Burials, 1826-1834

Text:

Born 29 Jan 1830 and baptised 12 Jul 1830 Elford Copland son of Robert and Mary Lethbridge of Flushcomb Prospect a gentleman Samuel Marsden officiating minister

Birth of a son
#4
John King Lethbridge
May 27, 1832 (aged 27 years)
Text:

Born 27 May 1832 and baptised 24 Jun 1832 John King son of Robert Copland and Mary Lethbridge a gentleman of Parramatta Samuel Marsden officiating minister

Birth of a daughter
#5
Mary Copland Lethbridge
1833 (aged 27 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6
Elizabeth Margaret Lethbridge
1834 (aged 28 years)
Birth of a son
#7
William Baron Lethbridge
December 10, 1835 (aged 30 years)
Birth of a son
#8
Robert Copland Lethbridge
September 11, 1838 (aged 33 years)
Death of a half-brotherNorfolk King
about 1839 (aged 33 years)

Death of a half-brotherSydney King
about 1840 (aged 34 years)

Birth of a son
#9
George Henry Lethbridge
July 29, 1843 (aged 38 years)
Death of a motherAnna Josepha Coombe
July 26, 1844 (aged 39 years)
Text:

In 1806 King, defeated by gout and opposition, was relieved by Captain William Bligh, and in a second sea-journal Mrs King described their nightmare nine-month voyage to England next year. King died in September 1808, leaving his wife and family in real need. The Treasury's meagre help was long in coming to his widow; but after a time she began to get financial relief from two sources in New South Wales: from cattle and from the land on which the cattle grazed, though her title to the first was vague and to the second illegal. The cattle were the flourishing descendants of a few beasts lost in the settlement's early days; two cows among them had belonged to Governor Arthur Phillip, who in 1801 remitted to King his claim on their progeny; her land was a grant of 790 acres (320 ha) made to her by Bligh in return for one, also illegal, made to Bligh by King. The ownership of Bligh's heiresses was challenged and their case was not settled until 1841; but Mrs King seems to have been left in undisturbed enjoyment of her grant at South Creek and the profits from both land and what Governor Lachlan Macquarie described in 1810 as 'her fine numerous herds of horned cattle, of which she has upwards of 700 Head of all descriptions'.

Mrs King spent nearly twenty-four almost undocumented years in England before she was able to return, as she had long wished, to the colony where she had passed the most important part of her life. Two of her three daughters were settled there, Maria, wife of Hannibal Macarthur and Mary (b.1805), wife of Robert Lethbridge; her distinguished son, Captain P. P. King, was about to settle there too. She sailed with him for Sydney in 1832 and on arrival was found by Elizabeth Macarthur 'as gay as ever' and 'very little changed'. At The Vineyard, Parramatta, the home of her daughter Maria, she was a valued part of an active family life until she died there on 26 July 1844. A stalwart member of the Church of England, she was buried in the graveyard of St Mary's, Penrith, formerly South Creek.

Death of a sisterAnna Maria King
September 1, 1852 (aged 47 years)
Death of a brotherPhillip Parker King
February 26, 1856 (aged 51 years)
Citation details:

Sydney Morning Herald Wednesday 27 Feb 1856

Text:

DEATHS. At his residence, Grantham St. Leonard's on Tuesday, the 26th February, Rear-Admiral Phillip Parker King, F.R.S., F.R.A.S., aged 64 years.

Text:

On the evening of 26 February 1856 he dined on board the Juno as the guest of Captain S. G. Fremantle. He was cheerful, but abstemious because of his poor health. He was put ashore and walked to his home in North Sydney, where he collapsed at the gate in an apoplectic fit from which he did not recover.

Marriage of a childJohn King LethbridgeFrances Emma TindaleView this family
April 28, 1864 (aged 59 years)
Address: St Stephens
Death of a husbandRobert Copland Lethbridge
October 5, 1865 (aged 60 years)
Text:

Aged 66.

Marriage of a childGeorge Henry LethbridgeRose Ann CushView this family
1870 (aged 64 years)
Text:

Name: Rose Cush Spouse Name: George H Lethbridge Marriage Date: 1870 Marriage Place: New South Wales Registration Place: Newcastle, New South Wales Registration Year: 1870 Registration Number: 2931

Death December 17, 1872 (aged 67 years)

Family with parents
father
17581808
Birth: April 23, 1758Launceston, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom
Death: September 3, 1808London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
mother
Coombe, Anna Josepha (1765-1844)
17651844
Birth: 1765Hatherleigh, Devon, England, United Kingdom
Death: July 26, 1844Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: March 11, 1791Bideford, Devon, England, United Kingdom
9 months
elder brother
King, Phillip Parker (1791-1856)
17911856
Birth: December 13, 1791 33 26Norfolk Island, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 26, 1856Ashfield, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
17 months
elder sister
King, Anna Maria (1793-1852)
17931852
Birth: April 23, 1793 35 28Norfolk Island
Death: September 1, 1852Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
3 years
elder sister
17951798
Birth: 1795 36 30Norfolk Island
Death: about 1798England, United Kingdom
2 years
elder sister
8 years
herself
18051872
Birth: February 1, 1805 46 40Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 17, 1872
Father’s family with Ann Inett
father
17581808
Birth: April 23, 1758Launceston, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom
Death: September 3, 1808London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
step-mother
17571820
Birth: about 1757
Death: after March 1820
Marriage
Marriage: about April 1788Norfolk Island, New South Wales, Australia
9 months
half-brother
17891839
Birth: January 8, 1789 30 32Norfolk Island, New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1839
18 months
half-brother
17901840
Birth: July 9, 1790 32 33Sydney Town, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1840
Family with Robert Copland Lethbridge
husband
17991865
Birth: about 1799
Death: October 5, 1865Ashfield, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
herself
18051872
Birth: February 1, 1805 46 40Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 17, 1872
Marriage
Marriage: July 25, 1826England, United Kingdom
19 months
daughter
18281828
Birth: February 23, 1828 29 23Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1828Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
15 months
son
18291891
Birth: May 13, 1829 30 24Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 13, 1891Homebush, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
9 months
son
1830
Birth: January 29, 1830 31 24Prospect, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
2 years
son
18321900
Birth: May 27, 1832 33 27Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 4, 1900
19 months
daughter
2 years
daughter
2 years
son
1835
Birth: December 10, 1835 36 30New South Wales, Australia
Death:
3 years
son
1838
Birth: September 11, 1838 39 33Penrith, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
5 years
son
18431915
Birth: July 29, 1843 44 38New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 6, 1915West Maitland, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
BirthSmee, C.J. and Provis, J. Selkirk, comp., The 1788-1820 Association's Pioneer Register, second edition - volume I. Sydney, N.S.W., The Association, 1981
MarriageSmee, C.J. and Provis, J. Selkirk, comp., The 1788-1820 Association's Pioneer Register, second edition - volume I. Sydney, N.S.W., The Association, 1981
ImmigrationNational Library of Australia. Trove: one search...a wealth of information. [database on-line].
Citation details:

Sydney Gazette Thu 25 Jan 1827 p. 3

Text:

SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. Yesterday arrived, from London, which she left on the 10th of September, the ship Cumberland, Captain Carns, with a cargo of sundries. Passengers, Mrs. King and 4 children, Miss Throsby, Mr. and Mrs Lethbridge, Miss Waring, Mr. James Atkinson, Mr. J.F. McArthur, and 9 steerage passengers.

CensusCensus of New South Wales November 1828, ed. by Malcolm R. Sainty and Keith A. Johnson. Sydney: Library of Australian History, 1985 ie. 1980
Text:

Lethbridge, Robert Copland, 30, came free, Cumberland, 1827, Protestant, landholder, Parramatta Lethbridge, Mary, 24, born in the colony

DeathSmee, C.J. and Provis, J. Selkirk, comp., The 1788-1820 Association's Pioneer Register, second edition - volume I. Sydney, N.S.W., The Association, 1981