Sarah King

1634–2 July 1706 (Age 72)
Shaftesbury, Dorset, England

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah King was born in 1634, in Shaftesbury, Dorset, England, her father, Thomas King, was 32 and her mother, Anne Collins, was 26. She married Nathaniel Josselyn Sr in 1656, in Lancaster, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 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 Sr
Sarah King
Marriage: 1656
Elizabeth Joslin
Martha Joslin
Nathaniel Joslin Jr
Sarah Joslin
Dorothy Joslin
Joseph Josselyn
Captain Peter Joslin
Elizabeth Joslin
Rebecca Joslin
Patience Joslin

Spouse and Children

Lancaster, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America


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Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (2)

1642 · The English Civil War

Age 8

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

Age 54

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

1 English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English king, Old English cyning ‘king’ (originally merely a tribal leader, from Old English cyn(n) ‘tribe’, ‘race’ + the Germanic suffix -ing). The word was already used as a byname before the Norman Conquest, and the nickname was common in the Middle Ages, being used to refer to someone who conducted himself in a kingly manner, or one who had played the part of a king in a pageant, or one who had won the title in a tournament. In other cases it may actually have referred to someone who served in the king's household. The American surname has absorbed several European cognates and equivalents with the same meaning, for example German König ( see Koenig ), Swiss German Küng, French Leroy . It is also found as an Ashkenazic Jewish surname, of ornamental origin.2 Chinese 金: variant of Jin 1.3 Chinese 景, 荆, 井, 金: see Jing .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah King, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Sarah in entry for Rebeccah Jocslin, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Sarah in entry for Peter Joslin, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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