Esther Lawrence King

22 February 1836–
Portland, Jamaica

The Life Summary of Esther Lawrence

When Esther Lawrence King was born on 22 February 1836, in Portland, Jamaica, her father, Henry Lawrence King, was 21 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
1845–1917
Esther Lawrence King
1836–
Marriage: 25 December 1879
James Alexander Charles Headman
1878–
Ann Imogene Headman
1880–1881
Headman
1881–
Headman
1882–
Headman
1884–
Headman
1886–

Spouse and Children

Children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

Siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (5)

1842
Age 6
Calabar College in Kingston was opened.
1870
Age 34
Banana plantations set up as the sugar cane industry declines in the face of competition from European beet sugar.
1872
Age 36
Island's capital moved from Spanish Town to Kingston.

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.

Possible Related Names

Koenig
Leroy
Jin
Jing
Kingdon
Kings
Laroy

Sources (14)

  • 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"
  • Esther Mitchell King in entry for <Unknown>, "Jamaica, Civil Registration, 1880-1999"

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