Esther Lawrence King

Brief Life History of Esther Lawrence

When Esther Lawrence King was born on 22 February 1836, in Portland, Jamaica, her father, Henry Lawrence King, was 22 and her mother, Margaret Hall, was 24. She married John Charles Headman on 25 December 1879. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters.

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Family Time Line

John Charles Headman
Esther Lawrence King
Marriage: 25 December 1879
James Alexander Charles Headman
Ann Imogene Headman

Sources (15)

  • Esther Mitchell King, "Jamaica, Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880"
  • Esther Mitchell King in entry for Rhoda Agatha Caroline Matthews, "Jamaica, Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880"
  • Esther Mitchell King in entry for <Unknown>, "Jamaica, Civil Registration, 1880-1999"

World Events (5)


Calabar College in Kingston was opened.


Banana plantations set up as the sugar cane industry declines in the face of competition from European beet sugar.


Island's capital moved from Spanish Town to Kingston.

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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