Elizabeth "Betty" King

16 January 1802–1 April 1848 (Age 46)
Painswick, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Elizabeth "Betty"

When Elizabeth "Betty" King was born on 16 January 1802, in Painswick, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, James King, was 50 and her mother, Elisabeth Bishop, was 40. She married Daniel Showell on 28 December 1823, in Painswick, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 1 April 1848, in Painswick, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 46, and was buried in Sheepscombe, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Showell
Elizabeth "Betty" King
Marriage: 28 December 1823
Harriett Showell
Eliza Shewell
Edwin Shoell
Frederick Shoell
Elizabeth Shewell
Ellen Louisa Showell

Spouse and Children

28 December 1823
Painswick, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (6)

1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 6

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

Age 13

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Age 21

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

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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Story Highlight

Harriet Shoell by Charlene Heaton

Harriet Shoell As the icy wind whipped against her emaciated body, Harriet age 31, wondered how much more she and her 18 year old sister Ellen, could endure. It had been two days since either of the …

Sources (3)

  • Betty Shewell in household of Daniel Shewell, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Elizabeth King, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Betty in entry for Eliza Shewell, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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