Sarah King

1 June 1634–2 July 1706
St Peter's Church, Shaftesbury, Dorset, England

The Life Summary of Sarah

When Sarah King was christened on 1 June 1634, in St Peter's Church, Shaftesbury, Dorset, England, her father, Thomas King, was 33 and her mother, Mrs Anne King, was 30. She married Nathaniel Josselyn in 1656, in Lancaster, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 2 July 1706, in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Nathaniel Josselyn
Sarah King
Marriage: 1656
Martha Joslin
Nathaniel Joslin Jr
Sarah Joslin
Dorothy Joslin
Joseph Josselyn
Peter Joslin
Elizabeth Joslin
Rebecca Joslin
Patience Joslin

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1656Lancaster, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children


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    +2 More Children

    World Events (2)

    1642 · The English Civil War
    A series of conflicts regarding England's governance during the years 1642 to 1651 is now known as The English Civil War. Charles I summoned supporters to join him against his enemies in Parliament. In October 1642, nearly 10,000 men fought for Charles I and chased Parliament across the River Tamar. Fighting continued for years and was finally ended at the Battle of Worcester on September 3, 1651, with a Parliamentarian victory.
    1688 · Glorious Revolution
    The Glorious Revolution brought the downfall of Catholic King James II and the reign of his Protestant daughter Mary and her Dutch husband, William III of Orange.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname from Middle English king ‘king’ (Old English cyning, cyng), perhaps acquired by someone with kingly qualities or as a pageant name by someone who had acted the part of a king or had been chosen as the master of ceremonies or ‘king’ of an event such as a tournament, festival or folk ritual. In North America, the surname King has absorbed several European cognates and equivalents with the same meaning, for example German König (see Koenig ) and Küng, French Roy , Slovenian, Croatian, or Serbian Kralj , Polish Krol . It is also very common among African Americans. It is also found as an artificial Jewish surname.English: occasionally from the Middle English personal name King, originally an Old English nickname from the vocabulary word cyning, cyng ‘king’.Irish: adopted for a variety of names containing the syllable (which means ‘king’ in Irish).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (15)

    • Sarah in entry for Rebeccah Joselin, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Sarah in entry for Joslin, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
    • Sarah King, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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