King & Le Gros Family

17 Aug. 1779

Richard Edwards

Charles Garland, J.P. Harbour Grace

A property dispute between David King and Mathew Rain. Mr. Garland is to determine the outcome



June-Sept. 1721 (taken)

12 April 1722 (received and read)

William Carley, William Dymond, John Fulken, J.Diamond, John Moor, Abraham Fifield,Kidder, Roger Dench, John Borden, Samuel King, and more


17 Bonds for £500 not to take away any men away to New England. “The condition of this obligation is such that if the bonden [name here] shall and do well and truly depart this land with only such men as really and bonafide belongs to the said [name of ship here] and were the complement he brought from [place of origin here] to this place or unless it be such as shall be permitted by Capt. James Stewart Commander of His Majesties Ship Winchester then this obligation to be void or else to remain and abide in full force and virtue.”


4 Sept 1749

Gov. Rodney (St. John=s)

Justices of the Peace George Garland and William Pynn (Conception Bay)

Rodney response to petition of John Trimlet of Bergus regarding violent abuses committed by James Poor, Edmund Redmund, and Thomas King (Servants of John Pike). They are ordered to appear in court on Sept 15th, 1749. The Justices of the Peace are required to apprehend the accused and bring them to court. A copy was also sent to those required to testify

14 Sept 1750

-Gov. Drake (St. John=s)

John King (Conception Bay)

Summoned to appear in Court at St. John= s (wages due)

Settling an early dispute in Ferryland – A fishing Admiral??????

15 September, 1708
… Hartland
Thomas King, admiral

Amiss King Bideford? 1707

William King Bideford 1708

John Kinge 1650

See some matching with the King surname. Al Beagan had some early notes on this family from a contrtibutor:

It is also my guess that the Butts, Kings and Knights have some early close associations. I have many King/Butt marriages but not many Knight/King or Butt/Knight marragies for the Black Head, Broad Cove families.

The first Butt and King to arrive in this area were William Butt and Willam King. Both were recorded by the Fishing Admiral as being in Broad Cove in 1750 (K Matthews Files). I believe they came “down the shore” from Carbonear. Willam Butt may have had at least 3 children: William, Thomas (my ancester) and George. This is based on scant evidence.

William King and wife Elizabeth had at least 4 children: John, William, Edward and Frances. From Williams will I know that not only did he have these children but 3 of his brothers had moved to Broad Cove and were living at the time he died (abt 1828): Thomas, James, and Edward.

Now I am speculating on the last name of William King’s wife. As I have noted William had four children that I can document. John, William, Edward and Frances.

When I saw the information on the Gibbb’s home page that cited a card (cited by you below) about uncle John and aunt Fanny (King), I was convinced this was a possible clue to a Knight connection as they shared a Grandfather Knight. One important way that this could be is if “grandfather Knight’s” daughter had married William King. Obviously we would need much more documentation to be substantiated.

” I have no lineage for any Knights other than that reputedly on a card written last century from the Isle of Jersey to Alfred Erling King (my NF relative as noted below), signed “your cousin C. Knight”, in which card it is stated about my NF Kings: “The Kings were Jersey men”. The same card refers to “Uncle John”, “Aunt Fanny”, and “Grandfather Knight”.

May be a very different family but I have the same named children however for William King of Broad Cove not Edward as Gibbs states.

If Gibbs is correct it is very possible that William’s brother Edward may have given his children the same names as did William (not so uncommon a thing in NFLD as you must know.) Ah so much is a mystery. sue