Captain John King of Northampton, Massachusetts

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I believe he could be this man's grandson.  Born 1629.  Immigrated to Massachusetts in 1645.  Helped found Northampton, Massachusetts.  Co signer on document that opened northern New England to settlement.  Fought in Battle Of Turner Falls.  Popular among common folk of Northampton..My ancestor.  May falsely be considered son of Sir John King, because John Milton wrote a poem about the death of Sir John King's son in a boating accident, most likely ruling out what most ancestry sites say.  Edward born 1577 in Stukely.  Becomes Anglican Bishop in Elphin, Ireland. Son John born Elphin in 1611.  John, Jr. Born 1629.  Irony is that a Sir John King lived just ten miles north in Boyle, Ireland but nothing found explains whether the two Kings are related, because both came from towns on opposite ends of England.
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I found a source somewhere that says Miltons friend who drowned in the Irish Sea, Edward King, was the son of Sir John King and was named after his godfather, the Lord Reverend Edward King of Roscommon Ireland. It wasn’t uncommon at the time for younger sons of wealthy families, who have little chance of taking over their father’s land and title, to become high-ranking clergy members.

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