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Constance May King 1884

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My quest is for information and background for my husbands mothers family I have some back ground but then hit a few brick walls
I am looking for information on CONSTANCE MAY KING, born 1884
Constance's father was HENRY BLANCHARD KING born in England and her mother ELIZABETH ANN HOSFIELD was born at Dubbo Australia.
Constance May King was the oldest of 6 siblings? I know two brothers died in the first world war and one brother George died in 1952.
Constance married JOSEPH JOHN TRACY 1915 who died at 40yrs old. CONSTANCE then married JOSEPH LOMAX.

Surnames: BONFOY HOSSFIELD KING LOMAX POTT ROOPER STARKE TRACEY
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on 2016-09-06 00:37:29

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by markav on 2016-09-06 07:37:51

where was constance born?
please can you tell us the names/dob of her siblings
anything you have on henry as I haven't found him in uk records yet
found henrys probate left money to a george alistair king in london is this his son?

by JudS on 2016-09-06 18:58:44

Constance was born in Dubbo Australia 1884
Arthur - Dubbo Australia 1885 - died 23 March 1916
Joseph - Wellington, New Zealand 1887
George Rooper King - Pahiatua, New Zealand 1890
Samuel -New Zealand - 1894 - twin died 20 June 1894 France
Francis Muriel - New Zealand 1894 - twin
Leslie - New Zealand - 1902
Father Henry Blanchard King - born Newton Abbot, Devon, England born 1856 - died New Zealand 23 August 1927
Henry's father was Samuel King born 1829?

by markav on 2016-09-07 03:56:45

found him

First name(s) Henry Blanshard
Last name King
Birth year 1856
Birth date 02 Jan 1856
Baptism year 1856
Baptism date 01 Feb 1856
Denomination Anglican
Baptism place Torquay, Tormoham
Father's first name(s) Samuel
Mother's first name(s) Constance
County Devon
Archive South West Heritage Trust
Archive reference 2189A/PR/1/5
Record set Devon Baptisms
Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
Subcategory Births & baptisms
Collections from Great Britain

by markav on 2016-09-07 07:43:01

don't know what info you were wanting but here is some more

First name(s) Constance
Last name Rooper
Name note -
Age 21
Marriage year 1852
Marriage date 17 Feb 1852
Marriage place Abbots-Ripton
Father's first name(s) John Bonfoy
Father's last name Rooper
Spouse's first name(s) Samuel
Spouse's last name King
Spouse's age 0
Spouse's father's first name(s) John
Spouse's father's last name King
Residence Abbots-Ripton, Huntingdon, England
County Huntingdonshire
Country England
Samuel was later a Vicar in Canley, Yorkshire.
Constance family

John Bonfoy Rooper (8 August 1778 – March 1855) was a British Member of Parliament.

He was born the eldest son of John Rooper of Berkhampstead Castle, Hertfordshire and Abbots Ripton Hall, Huntingdonshire and educated at Rugby School (1790), St. John’s College, Cambridge (1797) and Lincoln's Inn (1800). He succeeded his father in 1826.

In his youth he travelled to America and became a staunch Liberal. While he was there the family lost possession of Berkhampstead Castle and retreated to Abbots Ripton. In 1831 he was elected MP for Huntingdonshire, sitting until he was defeated in 1837. he was appointed High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire for 1845–46.

He died in 1855. He had married Harriet, the daughter and heiress of William Pott of Portman Square, Middlesex, with whom he had 5 sons and 11 daughters. He was succeeded in turn by his sons Bonfoy Rooper (1827–69) and the Rev. Plummer Pott Rooper (1828–81), rector of Abbots Ripton.

by JudS on 2016-09-07 20:56:04

Thank you, Thank you so so much. Had some information but wasn't getting much further.
Had found that Samuel King was a vicar but still have to find his other children.
Constance May King is my husbands grandmother and has been a bit of a mystery up till now.
Interesting how the Rooper was used in George Kings second name. The last child of Henry Blanchard King carried the name Leslie Birchem Roland Noel King. Wonder what that was all about !!!
Once again thank you.

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