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John Crickmore King (abt. 1821 - 1881)

John Crickmore King
Born about in Kingston, Ontario, Canadamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 60 in Kingston, Ontario, Canadamap
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According to Ron Miller, the Wakeford family, who had the water rights on a river [north of Kingston], put out a contract for the building of 14 houses in a town which was then called Dingbat. John King, who had been working in the Kingston shipyards, won the contract to build the houses. He later suggested the name of the community be changed to Battersea. John's children were:

  • William Crickmore, who joined the Imperial Army, and who was the winner of several Bisley trophies.
  • Henrietta King (Henrietta Goplen's grandmother?)
  • Sarah, who was 19 when they moved from Nova Scotia. She became a schoolteacher in Keelerville, and had to walk a couple of miles to work each day, passing the house of William and Rachael Miller. She subsequently married their son, John.
  • John Henry King
  • Edward [possibly Edwin] King
  • Mariah King, who became a school teacher in O'pinnicum [1]. She married Charlie Keith.

In 1871, the household consisted of: [2] [3]

  • John King M 50 Ontario
  • Mary King F 57 Nova Scotia
  • Henretta King F 18 Nova Scotia
  • William King M 16 Nova Scotia
  • Edwin King M 14 Nova Scotia
  • Maria King F 12 Nova Scotia

His death notice in the Bridgetown Weekly Monitor read: [4]

King - At Kingston, Ontario, Oct. 3, after a long illness, John C. King, aged 61 years.

Research Notes

John C. King doesn't appear in the 1861 census of Canada; he was probably the John C. King living in Annapolis, Nova Scotia. [5]


  1. possibly a town near Lake Opinicon, in Frontenac County
  2. Census of Canada, 1871
    Name: King, John;
    Gender: Male;
    Age: 50;
    Birth Year: 1821;
    Marital Status: Married;
    Place of Birth: Ontario;
    Religion: Baptist;
    Province: Ontario;
    District: Frontenac; Number: 65;
    Sub-District: Storrington; Number: f;
    Page Number: 62;
    Line Number: 1;
    Microfilm: C-9999;
    Reference: RG31 - Statistics Canada;
    Item Number: 680352 - retrieved 25 Aug 2020
  3. Census of Canada, 1871 Image
  4. Deaths - King, Bridgetown Weekly Monitor, Bridgetown, Nova Scotia, 19 Oct 1881
  5. "Nova Scotia Census, 1861," database, FamilySearch ( : 9 March 2018), John C King, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada; citing line 25; Library and Archives Canada film number , Public Archives, Halifax; FHL microfilm 865,124.
  • Census of Canada, 1881
    Name: KING, John;
    Occupation: Farmer;
    Gender: M;
    Age: 60;
    Birth Year: 1821;
    Marital Status: M;
    Place of Birth: Ontario;
    Religion: Baptist;
    Nationality: English;
    Province: Ontario;
    District: Frontenac; Number: 115;
    Sub-District: Kingston; Number: A;
    Division Number: 4;
    Family Number: 8;
    Page Number: 2;
    Microfilm: C-13235;
    Reference: RG31 - Statistics Canada;
    Item Number: 3111270
    - retrieved 25 Aug 2020
  • Personal recollection of Ron Miller (interviewed by Ken McEvoy in 1995)

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