The King Family

Alice Daisy King

Father: James King

Mother: Sarah Alice (Risley) King

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Charles John Risley King

Birth: 17 June 1881, at Ivy Cottage, Pietermaritzburg, Natal
Natal Witness 20 June 1881
BIRTHS :- KING.
On the 17th June, at Ivy Cottage, PMBurg, the wife of Mr. James KING of Lynedoch, Upper Umgeni, of a son.


Father: James King

Mother: Sarah Alice (Risley) King

Married: May Constance Murray on 23 April 1907 at Nottingham Road church, Karkloof, Natal
Charles John Risley King is recorded as a bachelor, of full age. He is a farmer, resident at Lynedoch, Nottingham Rd. May Constance Murray is recorded as a spinster, of full age, resident at Shawlands, Nottingham Rd. The marriage was witnessed by Leo J. King, Winnie J. Murray and James King.

May was born on 24 May 1884 in Durban, Natal, the daughter of Archibald Keir Murray and Jessie Bell Edmonds. She died on 30 November 1974.

Children:
Occupation: Farmer
At the time of his death, Charles was a sub-manager on a sugar estate in Isipingo.

Death: 29 December 1926, in a train collision near Clarewood, Umlazi district, Natal, South Africa, aged 45 years and 6 months

I have not been able to find further details of this train collision except that in June 1927, Archibald Keir Murray (Charles's father-in-law) was appointed by the courts to act as Curator ad litem for John's minor children "in the commencement and pursuance of an action for damaged against the Railway and Harbour Administration of the Union Government" (Pietermaritzburg Estate Files GS film 001295299 image 00607)

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Douglas Ivan King

Douglas Ivan King
Douglas Ivan King
photograph from South African War Graves
Birth: November/December 1892, at Lynedoch, Nottingham Road, Natal

Father: James King

Mother: Sarah Alice (Risley) King

Education: Pietermaritzburg College

Occupation: Blacksmith

Death: 10 July 1916, in action, at Bernafay Wood, Somme, France
Douglas was private in "D" company of the 4th Regiment of the South African Infantry. The 4th Regiment were known as the South African Scottish, and recruits encouraged by the Caledonian Societies of Natal and Orange Free State made up D Company. During the Somme offensive, General Haig prepared "an attack on the German second line on the Longueval-Bazentin le Petit ridge. This attack would extend on the right to Longueval Village and Delville Wood. First, however, Bernafay Wood and Trones Wood, which were situated to the south of Longueval Village and Delville Wood, would have to be captured."
Capture of Tr鬾es Wood
10–11 July
At 4:00 a.m. the 90th Brigade battalion in the new trench near the wood and a South African company from the 9th Division advanced into the wood in groups of twenty, many of whom got lost while others moved through the wood unopposed and reported it empty. To the west, bombers took part of Longueval Alley from Bernafay Wood past the northern point of Tr鬾es Wood and German troops in the strong point captured the day before in Central Trench were overrun. When the British bombardment had commenced at 3:00 a.m. the German companies at the west side of the wood were withdrawn to the east side, where they saw German troops retire from the south end of the wood to Guillemont, then troops began to trickle out of the north end. The party in the centre fell back to shell-holes 200 yd (180 m) to the east, above the track to Guillemont, ready to retire slowly if pressed. Nothing was seen for an hour, when British prisoners emerged from the south end of the wood, moving under escort to Guillemont. Patrols went back into the wood to scout and at 8:00 a.m. a party of 50 Germans was found in the south end. About 200 troops moved up along the light railway, formed a skirmish line with the other troops present and advanced into south end of the wood. Dead British and German troops were "everywhere" and a small German garrison was found in Central Trench, among dead South African Scottish.


Pietermaritzburg College Magazine February 1917 pp43-4
Dear Mr. King,—It is with the very deepest regret that I write about the loss of the late Pte. D. J. King. He was a born soldier, keen, quick-witted and brave, and one whom I could ever depend upon in moments of emergency. Together with many other lads of Natal who fell in the recent actions he, by his bravery, has helped to make the name of the South African Brigade famous.—Yours very sincerely,
          E. E. CLERK,
July, 1916.           Capt., D. Company, S.A. Scottish.

Douglas Ivan King's name inscribed at the Thiepval Memorial
Douglas Ivan King's name inscribed at the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Memorial:
Douglas's sacrifice is memorialised on Face 4 C at the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France, on the Maritzburg College cenotaph, Pietermaritzburg, and on the Great War Memorial at St John's Gowrie Presbyterian Church, Nottingham Road.

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1916: Lynedoch, Nottingham Road, Natal   (Pietermaritzburg Estate Files GS film 001295107 image 00536)

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Enid May (King) MacDougall

Birth: 3 May 1908 in Nottingham, Natal

Father: Charles John Risley King

Mother: May Constance (Murray) King

Married: John MacDougall on 11 August 1945 at St Patrick, Umzinto, Natal
John MacDougall is recorded as a bachelor, aged 42, born in Scotland. He is an engineer, resident at Esperanza. Enid May King is recorded as a spinster, aged 37. She is a radiographer, resident at 13 Shepstone Ave., Maritzburg. The marriage was witnessed by ? A. King and George Dessepsie.

John was born in 1902/3, in Islay, Scotland. He died in 1972.

Occupation: Radiographer

Death: 19 March 1972 in Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa

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Graeme Gordon King

Birth: 1895/6, in Nottingham Road, Natal

Father: James King

Mother: Sarah Alice (Risley) King

Married: Margaret Campbell McMurtrie on 11 October 1927 at St. Margaret of Antioch Anglican church, Witbank, Transvaal, South Africa
Graeme Gordon King is recorded as a bachelor, aged 31, born in South Africa. He is a bank clerk, resident in Mbabane, Swaziland. Margaret Campbell McMurtrie is recorded as a spinster, aged 28, born in South Africa. Her residence is listed as Box 31, Schoongezicht, Witbank.

Margaret was born in 1898/9, in South Africa.

Occupation: Bank Clerk

Death: 1961

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1927: Mbabane, Swaziland   (marriage record)

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James King

James King
James King
Birth: 6 January 1846, in Perth, Scotland

Baptism: 29 January 1846, in Methven, Perthshire, Scotland

Father: John King

Mother: Janet Young (Ellis) King

Married: Sarah Alice Risley on 17 June 1880 at St John's Presbyterian church, Pietermaritzburg, Natal
James King is recorded as a bachelor, aged 34. He is a farmer, resident at Lynedoch, Co. P.M.Burg. Sarah Alice Risley is recorded as a spinster, aged 21, resident in Pietermaritzburg. The marriage was witnessed by Robt. King, Charles J. Smythe and Lily Campbell.

Children:
Occupation: Farmer

Lynedoch in Nottingham Road
Lynedoch after James King's alterations
photograph from Along the Road to Fort Nottingham (Robert James Herbert King)
Notes:
Twentieth Century Impressions of Natal p579 (1906)
    JAMES KING (Nottingham Road).
 Amongst the representative farmers of Natal it is necessary to mention Mr. James King of Lynedoch, Nottingham Road. He was born in 1846 in Perthshire, and when his father took advantage of the Byrne Immigration Scheme, was one of the party who, after a voyage of 116 days in the brig Henry Tanner, landed at Durban in 1849. His father settled on the farm which Mr. James King now occupies in May, 1850, and was at that time the pioneer who was farthest removed from civilisation. The family lived in tents for the first few months, and afterwards for a few years in huts of wattle-and-daub. There was no difficulty at that time with natives in the Nottingham Road district, for the all-sufficient reason that the natives did not settle in the district until 1860; but the Bushmen from the Mooi River gave a good deal of trouble by their cattle-stealing propensities. Wild animals, such as elephants, lions, leopards, and wild dogs, were abundant, and caused great annoyance and loss to the stock farmer. Mr. James King, after his education was completed, followed in his father's footsteps and devoted himself to farming. He now owns about 3,600 acres, which are employed chiefly in stock-farming and breeding of horses, cattle, and sheep. Upon his farm, which is more than 400 feet above the sea-level, there are extensive forests of natural bush and many large and ornamental trees. Mr. King has long been connected with Agricultural Associations in the Colony. He was a member of the Royal Natal Agricultural Society thirty years ago, and was President in 1899. In 1886 he sought Parliamentary honours, but was defeated at the polls. In 1893, however, he was returned and again in 1897, as member of the Legislative Assembly for the Lions River Division. In 1899 he was selected, largely on account of his thorough knowledge of the native language, as one of the Commissioners to assess invasion losses claims. The committee was subsequently enlarged to five members, and travelled all over the Colony for three and a half years, hearing and assessing claims. For their arduous duties the thanks of the Natal and Transvaal Governments, and of Lord Milner and Mr Chamberlain, were specially conveyed to the committee—of which Mr. King was vice-chairman—and various presentations were also made. Mr. King still fulfils several public duties. He is a J.P. for the Colony, President of the Nottingham Road Rifle Association, and a committeeman of the Royal Natal Agricultural Society.

Nottingham Road PUB-lication
History of Nottingham Road 
  The first British settlers in Nottingham Road were members of the King/Ellis family: John King and his wife Janet (nee Ellis), their three-year old son James and a three-month old baby daughter Helen, and Janet’s brother James Ellis and sisters Helen and Elizabeth. They arrived in Natal in 1849, attracted by the Byrne Immigration Scheme, one of many schemes that tried to lure settlers to the largely uninhabited interior of KZN. Each adult male paid ten pounds, which covered the cost of the sea voyage from England to Durban and gave every man twenty acres of land. Many found their allotments were infertile and totally unsuitable for farming, leaving them the choice of returning home to England or purchasing better land for themselves.
  The allotments of John King and James Ellis were, like many others, too small and stony to be viable for farming. Disappointed, the families were lucky enough to have their own private means and so were able to retain ownership of the land (eventually selling the allotments for a profit) and stay in Natal while they sought better farmland. At last they were able to find a property near what is now Nottingham Road known as Wilde Als Spruit, owned by Petrus H. Potgieter. The property was bought by Janet King, her brother James Ellis and her three sisters, and was re-named after places in their native Scotland, namely Lynedoch and Balgowan. Before leaving Scotland, the families had been closely connected with the properties of Thomas Graham, Lord Lynedoch of Balgowan, whose estates were Balgowan, Lynedoch and Blairgowrie. When John King acquired a farm in 1858, it was named Gowrie, and it was on this farm that the village of Nottingham Road was established.
  Potgieter was apparently very kind to the new settlers who had purchased his land, offering them sound advice and bringing the family and their effects from Pietermaritzburg. It took two or three trips to bring everything up to the farm but eventually the family were in place by May 1850, living rough under a large waterproof tarpaulin set upon wooden poles. This remained their home until a wattle and daub structure was built, with an annexe of sods for the kitchen. They lived here until a stone house was completed in 1856.

Sarah and James signed a lengthy ante-nuptial contract in which James assigned one quarter of his farm "Lynedoch" (734 of  3,083 acres) to trustees in favour of his wife, with the condition that he could continue to operate it during his life, in exchange for the marriage not being in community of property. The purpose seems to have been to protect the remainder of Lynedoch to the King family in the event of there being no children from the marriage.

Death: 3 September 1923, at Lynedoch, Nottingham Road, Lions River, Natal, South Africa, aged 77 years and 8 months, of senile decay and heart failure

Buried: Private cemetery, Lynedoch, Nottingham Road, Lions River, Natal, South Africa

Will: dated 29 December 1910. Will no. 435/1923 held in Pietermaritzburg Estate Files GS film 001295226 image 00506-00511
This is the last Will and Testament of me James King of "Lynedock" in the Lions River Division County of Pietermaritzburg Colony of Natal, farmer I cancel annul and make void all former Wills Codicils and other documents of a Testamentary nature heretofore executed by me I nominate constitute and appoint my sons Charles Risley King and Leopold Joseph King to be the executors jointly of this my last will and Testament and trustees and administrators of my estate and effects (hereinafter called the said Trustees) hereby giving and granting to the said Trustees all such powers as are usually conferred upon them by law especially those of assumption substitution and surrogation. I hereby nominate constitute and appoint my wife Sarah Alice King (born Risley) to be the sole guardian of my minor children whom failing the Trustees of this my last Will and Testament. I give devise bequeath and make over to the said Trustees my whole estate and effects movable and immovable personal and real corporeal and incorporeal and whether the same be in possession reversion remainder or expectancy nothing excepted but that in trust only for the ends uses and purposes following namely:-
First: Out of the first and readiest of my means and estate to pay all my just and lawful debts death-bed and funeral expenses and the expenses incidental to the carrying out of these presents.
Second: To hand any pictures and engravings of which I may die possessed of to my son Charles
Third: I direct the said Trustees to pay and make over to my said wife so long as she remains my widow or until the youngest of my children shall attain the age of twentyone years whichever event shall first happen but subject always to the conditions and stipulations hereinafter contained the whole of the income and interest or residue and remainder of my means and estate of every kind movable and immovable but out of which she shall be bound to clothe educate and maintain in a manner suitable to their station in life my minor children or in the case of my daughter so long as she shall remain unmarried and live with her and that half yearly quarterly or monthly as may be found most suitable and convenient provided always that during the during the lifetime of my said wife and so long as she remains my widow she shall have the fullest discretion and power as to carrying on farming operations on my farm "Lyndeoch" or any other farm or land of which I may die possessed she being at liberty to increase or decrease the amount of stock thereon to buy and sell farm implements and wagons and in all circumstances to act as she may deem best for the advantage of my real and personal estate and for the reversionary interest of my children therein with power to my said wife to make use of so much of the capital of the residue and remainder of my means and estate exclusive of immovable estate as may be found by her to be necessary for the proper working of the said farm and further that she shall be bound if called upon by my Trustees to supply accounts showing the position of the stock implements wagons and the like and the position of the income derivable from the said farming operations declaring further that should my said wife not be desirous of carrying on farming operations as aforesaid or should she enter into a second marriage I authorise the said Trustees if in their opinion they deem it advisable so to do and of which they shall be the sole and only Judges to carry on by themselves or by a Manager (preferably one of my sons) the said farming operation on my said farm "Lynedock" or such other farm or farms as I may die possessed of and to apply the income derivable therefrom as directed in this my said will or should my said Trustees not be desirous of carrying on the said farming operations they may let the same farm or any other frms of which I may die possessed and apply the income so derivable as in this will directed and upon the attainment of majority of the youngest of my children to divide the whole of my landed property equally amongst all my children provided however that my daughter Alice Daisy shall have the option of either taking her share in landed property or to have her interest in such landed property secured to her by first mortgage upon such landed property to be passed in her favour by such of my sons as may elect to take their interest in land and the valuation of my childrens interest that is to say such children who may elect not to take their share in land shall be based upon the value of the land as at the date of my death and the principal interest sum of the Bond to be passed to secure my daughters interest shall be payable at such date as my Trustees shall fix and shall bear interest at such rate as my Trustees may equitably decide but not less than five per cent per annum and provided that the date so fixed by my Trustees be not later than five years after the period at which my daughter may be entitled to claim her share.
Fourth:- Upon decease of my said wife Sarah Alice King (born Risley) or upon the attainment of majority of the youngest of my children which event shall first happen I direct a division of the whole of my live stock and other movable property amongst the whole of my children including my son Leopold Joseph provided however that no such division shall be made unless proper provision can be made for my widow upon the farm "Lynedock" in the event of her surviving the date of the attainment of majority of the youngest of my said children I hereby give and authorise my Trustees with the concurrence and consent of my wife if she in her discretion deems it advisable so to do to pay over to such of my sons as may have attained majority such sum or sums out of their respective shares of my estate for the purpose of starting them in life or as a marriage portion in the event of such sons electing any other calling than that of a farmer with power to the said Trustees with the consent of my said wife in such event to sell such portion or portions of my immovable estate as they may think fit to enable them to give effect to the foregoing direction provided such portion of my immovable estate is not required for the purposes of the satisfactory carrying on of farming operations by my said estate and declaring that the amounts so paid to such of my sons shall be deducted from the shares of my estate payable to them upon a division and further declaring that interest upon such amounts at the rate of six per cent per annum shall be deducted from the shares or interest of the income of my estate which may be payable to such children as hereinbefore provided.
Fifth:- In the event of any of my children predeceasing me or dying before the date of a division of my estate leaving lawful issue I direct that such lawful issue or lawful descendants shall be entitled to the share to which their father or mother would have been entitled if living. The bequests contained in the Will in favour of my children and their descendants shall vest in them immediately upon my death. In all cases where females take benefit under this my last will and Testament the same shall be exclusive always of the JusMariti and rights of administration of any husband that they may marry and I reserve to myself the power from time to time and at all times to make all such alterations to this my last will and testament as I may think fit desiring that the same shall have effect as such or as a Codicil or otherwise as consists with law. Thus done and executed at Pietermaritzburg on the 8th day of the month of April in the year one thousand nine hundred and four in the presence of the undersigned witnesses.
SIGNED by the said James King the Testator in the presence of us both present at the same time who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto set our names as witnesses.
A.O.Kufal
H.H.Hurst

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James Norman King

Birth: February/March 1889, in Nottingham Road, Natal

Father: James King

Mother: Sarah Alice (Risley) King

Education: Pietermaritzburg College
James is mentioned in the Pietermaritzburg College Magazine in both 1904 and 1905.

Married: Florence Agnes Jane Black on 6 October 1920 at Nottingham Road church, Karkloof, Natal, South Africa
James Norman King is recorded as a bachelor, aged 31. He is a farmer, resident at Lynedoch, Nottingham Rd, Lions River Division. Florence Agnes Jane Black is recorded as a spinster, aged 35, resident at Nottingham Rd. The marriage was witnessed by James King and Guy A Garding.

The Dollar Magazine December 1920 p173
The engagement is announced of Miss Florence A. J. Black (Babs), A.R.C.O., L.R.A.M., second daughter of the late Mr G. Black, Assam Commission, and Mrs Black, of 44 Shaftesbury Road, Southsea, and sister of Surgeon Lieut.-Commander F. G. H. R. Black, R.N., to James Norman King, fourth son of James King and Mrs King, of Lynedoch, Nottingham Road, Natal.

The ante-nuptial contract signed between James and Florence before their marriage can be found at Pietermaritzburg Estate Files GS film 001367287 images 00053-62

Florence was born on 1 July 1885 in Cacher, Bengal, India, and baptised on 8 November 1886 in Cacher, the daughter of William George Black and Jessie Florence Rollo. She was a musician, holding the professional diploma LRAM (Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music). Florence died in 1967.

Occupation: Farmer (1920); Milk Tester (1937)

Death: 22 September 1937 at Grey's Hospital, Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa

Will: dated 24 January 1923. Will no. 863/37 held in Pietermaritzburg Estate Files GS film 001367287 image 00052
 THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me JAMES NORMAN KING of Nottingham Road, Province of Natal, Farmer.
  I hereby revoke and annul all Wills, Codicils or other Testamentary Dispositions heretofore made by me.
  I leave the whole of my Estate and effects of whatsoever kind and wheresoever situate movable and immovable and whether in possession reversion remainder or expectancy unto my wife, FLORENCE AGNES JANE KING (nee Black) for her own use and benefit absolutely.
  I appoint my said wife to be the Executrix of this my Will and Administratrix of my Estate and effects hereby giving and granting unto her all such powers and authority as are required or allowed in Law especially those of assumption substitution and surrogation.
  I declare this to be my Last Will and Testament and desire that it may have effect as such or as a Codicil or otherwise and in such manner as may be found to consist with Law.
  IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto subscribed my signature at Nottingham Road this 24th. day of January 1923 in the presence of the undersigned witnesses:
SIGNED by JAMES NORMAN KING the Testator of this Will in the presence of us then present both together and affixing our signatures hereunto as Witnesses to the said Will in the presence of the said Testator.
AS WITNESSES:
  "A. D. King"
  "Kate I. Weir"

Addresses:

1920: Lynedoch, Nottingham Road, Natal   (Natal Civil Records Marriages Karkloof 1920 #2)
1932: Condensed Milk Factory, Donnybrook   (Pietermaritzburg Estate Files GS film 001295437 image 01287)
1937: formerly Estcourt, lately Pietermaritzburg, Natal   (Pietermaritzburg Estate Files GS film 001367287 image 00051)

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Joyce Alice King

Birth: 21 February 1912 in Nottingham, Natal, South Africa

Father: Charles John Risley King

Mother: May Constance (Murray) King

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Leopold Joseph King

Birth: 1884/5

Father: James King

Mother: Sarah Alice (Risley) King

Education: Pietermaritzburg College
Leo played cricket for the College in both 1900 and 1901, and in track in 1901 Leo won the 100 Yards and the 440 Yards, in which he used his younger brother Robert as a hare.
Pietermaritzburg College Magazine October 1901 pp32-3
100 YARDS' PUBLIC SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIP.—This race was won very handsomely by L. J. King, who walked away from his competitors at the finish. The time, 10 3-5th secs., was an excellent school time.
...
440 YARDS' PUBLIC SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIP (First Prize presented by R. Parkin, Esq., J.P.).—L, J. King, 1; E. Jansen (D.H.S.), 2. Time, 53 3-5th secs. Leo first again. R. A. King made a hot pace for his competitors, who took the bait quite well, with the exception of Leo (Rex Ludorum, as our worthy Headmaster dubbed him). Leo, being a brother, was apparently acquainted with filial weaknesses, and bided his time. Oh, that all brothers were ever so.

Married: Tomine Elizabeth Olufsen on 1 June 1922 in the Norwegian church, Durban, Natal, South Africa
Leopold Joseph King is recorded as a bachelor, aged 37. He is a clerk, resident at 150 Smith Street, Durban (farmer Nottingham Rd). Tomine Elizabeth Olufsen is recorded as a spinster, aged 26, resident at 504 Buffalo Road, Umbilo. The marriage was witnessed by ? A. Olufsen and Maurice S. King.

Leopold and Tomine were divorced in 1928.

Headstone of Tomine Elizabeth (Olufsen) King
Headstone of Tomine Elizabeth (Olufsen) King in Stellawood cemetery and crematorium, Durban.
photograph by Lyn Paul posted at eGGSA
Tomine was born in 1895/6, the daughter of Theis Olufsen and Amalia Gurine. She died on 20 October 1976, aged 80, and was buried in Stellawood cemetery and crematorium, Durban, Natal.

Occupation: Clerk and Attorney
Leopold was admitted as an attorney of the Natal Supreme Court on 31 October 1906.
Pietermaritzburg College Magazine June 1907 p16
    OLD BOYS' NOTES
  Leo King, we are very sorry to report, has left Maritzburg permanently, and taken up his abode in Richmond. He is a fully qualified solicitor, but has not ventured on his own. We wish him the best of luck.

Notes: Leo served in World War I and is recorded in the Pietermaritzburg College Magazine July 1916 p11 as serving in the S.A. Artillery in German East Africa.

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Maurice Stewart King

Birth: January/February 1900, in Nottingham Road, Natal

Father: James King

Mother: Sarah Alice (Risley) King

Occupation: Motor Mechanic

Death: 5 May 1931 at Sanatorium, Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa

Addresses:

1931: Ixopo, Natal   (Pietermaritzburg Estate Files GS film 001295437 image 01277)

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Mavis Bell (King) Adcock

Birth: 20 October 1914 in Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa

Father: Charles John Risley King

Mother: May Constance (Murray) King

Married: Harold Aitcheson Robert Adcock on 6 April 1942 in St Peters Church, Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa
Harold Aitcheson Robert Adcock is recorded as a bachelor, aged 29, born in Natal. He is a sugar chemist, resident at Esperanza. Mavis Bell King is recorded as a spinster, aged 27. She is a shorthand typist, resident at 13 Shepstone Avenue, Pietermaritzburg. The marriage was witnessed by ? Howson and R. A. King.

Harold was born on 10 March 1913 and baptised on 8 July 1913 in Umzinto, Natal, the son of Adrian Mundell Adcock and Amanda Marie Lee. Adrian is recorded as a carpenter, resident in Umzinto. The sponsors are Frank Aitcheson Adcock, Adrian Mundell Adcock and Beatrice Catherine Geach. A later entry in the same baptismal register lists this baptism as occurring on 16 March 1914, and then that amended to 25 December 1913, with the same information as above except that Adrian is now listed as a builder.

Occupation: Shorthand typist

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Robert Archibald King

Birth: 14 February 1885, in Nottingham Road, Natal

Father: James King

Mother: Sarah Alice (Risley) King

Education: Pietermaritzburg College
Robert played cricket for the College in both 1901 and 1902.

Married: Ethel Georgina Reynolds on 17 June 1914 at St Pauls church, Durban, Natal, South Africa
Robert Archibald King is recorded as a bachelor, aged 29. He is a farmer, resident at Nottingham Road. Ethel Georgina Reynolds is recorded as a spinster, aged 23, resident at Umtwalumi. The marriage was witnessed by H. Reynolds and J.N. King.

Ethel was born on 9 January 1891 in Durban, Natal, the daughter of Harry Reynolds and Lillian Morgan Bower. She died on 20 June 1990.

Children:
Occupation: Farmer

Headstone of Robert Archibald King, Ethel Georgina (Reynolds) King
Headstone of Robert Archibald King, Ethel Georgina (Reynolds) King, Sheila Margaret (King) Tedder and Maurice Vyvyan Tedder in St Patricks. Anglican Church, Umzinto, Natal
photograph by Maureen Kruger posted at eGGSA
Death: 29 June 1959

Buried: St Patricks. Anglican Church, Umzinto, Natal, South Africa
The headstone reads:
In Loving Memory of
ROBERT ARCHIBALD KING
Devoted husband and Father
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and
ETHEL GEORGINA KING
Loving Mother and Grandmother
9򈚑891 — 20򉼭990
Rest in Peace


Addresses:
1931: Hilton Road, Natal   (Pietermaritzburg Estate Files GS film 001295437 image 01277)

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Sheila Margaret (King) Tedder

Birth: 25 March 1915, in Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa

Father: Robert Archibald King

Mother: Ethel Georgina (Reynolds) King

Married: Maurice Vyvyan Tedder on 18 April 1938 at St Patricks church, Umzinto, Natal, South Africa
Maurice Vivian Tedder is recorded as a bachelor, aged 29, born in SAF. He is a motor mechanic, resident at Adam's Hotel, Durban. Sheila Margaret King is recorded as a spinster, aged 23, born in SAF. She is resident at Umtwalumi. The marriage was witnessed by R. A. King and J. W. Watney Dean.

Maurice was born on 30 January 1911, the son of Leslie Ernest Tedder and Mary Emily Heron. He died on 17 November 1951.

Headstone of Robert Archibald King, Ethel Georgina (Reynolds) King
Headstone of Robert Archibald King, Ethel Georgina (Reynolds) King, Sheila Margaret (King) Tedder and Maurice Vyvyan Tedder in St Patricks. Anglican Church, Umzinto, Natal
photograph by Maureen Kruger posted at eGGSA
Death: 15 May 1974

Buried: St Patricks. Anglican Church, Umzinto, Natal, South Africa
The headstone reads:
In Loving Memory of
SHEILA MARGARET TEDDER
Devoted daughter and mother
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also
MAURICE VYVYAN TEDDER
30򈚑911 — 17111951


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