Cleghorn Family Tree

Charles King in Althorp Park

Charles KingAge: 74 years17831857

Name
Charles King
Given names
Charles
Surname
King
Birth 3 February 1783
Baptism 23 February 1783 (Age 20 days)
Address: Churchgate House Centre, Downside Bridge Rd, Cobham KT11 3EJ, UK
Religion: Anglican

Birth of a brotherHenry King
about 1784 (Age 10 months)

Christening of a brotherHenry King
17 December 1784 (Age 22 months)
Religious marriageRebecca BedwellView this family
26 May 1808 (Age 25 years)
Address: Great Badminton Parish Church
Note: Charles King of the Parish of Brington in the County of Northampton, Diocese of Peterborough, Bachelor & Rebecca Bedwell of this Parish

Birth of a daughter
#1
Elizabeth King
12 July 1809 (Age 26 years)
Baptism of a daughterElizabeth King
12 July 1809 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2
Susanna King
5 July 1811 (Age 28 years)
Christening of a daughterSusanna King
5 July 1811 (Age 28 years)
Address: St Mary the Virgin Church
Birth of a son
#3
John Bedwell King
30 October 1814 (Age 31 years)
Baptism of a sonJohn Bedwell King
30 October 1814 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
#4
Charles King
July 1817 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a son
#5
Henry Charles King
27 July 1817 (Age 34 years)
Occupation
Huntsman
between 1805 and 1818 (Age 21 years)
Employer: Pytchley Hunt
Note: The Master of the Pytchley Hunt was John Charles Spencer, 3rd Earl Spencer, styled Viscount Althorp

Baptism of a sonCharles King
27 July 1817 (Age 34 years)
Baptism of a sonHenry Charles King
27 July 1817 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a son
#6
James King
18 April 1818 (Age 35 years)
Occupation
Farmer
about 1818 (Age 34 years)
Note: After retiring from being Huntsman, he farmed land (100 acres) that belonged to the Spencer Estate
Birth of a son
#7
William King
28 September 1820 (Age 37 years)

Baptism of a sonWilliam King
22 October 1820 (Age 37 years)

Death of a sonWilliam King
March 1821 (Age 38 years)
Address: Little Brington, Northamptonshire, England
Burial of a sonWilliam King
29 March 1821 (Age 38 years)
Cemetery: St Mary the Virgin Church
Baptism of a sonJames King
7 September 1821 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a daughter
#8
Jane King
1822 (Age 38 years)

Baptism of a daughterJane King
14 March 1822 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a son
#9
George King
about 1824 (Age 40 years)
Baptism of a sonGeorge King
26 March 1824 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a son
#10
Edward King
December 1825 (Age 42 years)
Baptism of a sonEdward King
12 March 1826 (Age 43 years)
Death of a sonEdward King
3 June 1826 (Age 43 years)
Burial of a sonEdward King
3 June 1826 (Age 43 years)
Cemetery: St Mary the Virgin Church
Birth of a daughter
#11
Rebecca King
14 February 1827 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a daughter
#12
Mary Ann King
about 1830 (Age 46 years)

Baptism of a daughterRebecca King
6 June 1830 (Age 47 years)
Baptism of a daughterMary Ann King
6 June 1830 (Age 47 years)
Marriage of a childThomas MainElizabeth KingView this family
8 July 1832 (Age 49 years)
Marriage of a childJohn Bedwell KingMartha WykesView this family
13 May 1834 (Age 51 years)
Note: Witnesses: Thomas Main, Rebecca Manning
Marriage of a childCharles KingEliza Jane BingleyView this family
July 1840 (Age 57 years)
Residence 1841 (Age 57 years)
Death of a sonJohn Bedwell King
31 January 1843 (Age 59 years)
Cause: Inflammation in the Bowels
Burial of a sonJohn Bedwell King
5 February 1843 (Age 60 years)


Marriage of a childGeorge KingMartha RedleyView this family
12 October 1845 (Age 62 years)
Address: of Great Brington
Marriage of a childDavid AdlerRebecca KingView this family
2 February 1846 (Age 62 years)
Address: of Great Brington
Marriage of a childGeorge OsborneJane KingView this family
3 November 1846 (Age 63 years)
Death of a wifeRebecca Bedwell
1 May 1848 (Age 65 years)
Cause: Chronic bronchitis and hydrothorax
Burial of a wifeRebecca Bedwell
7 May 1848 (Age 65 years)
Death of a daughterMary Ann King
13 December 1850 (Age 67 years)

Cause: Typhus fever
Note: A major typhus epidemic occurred during the Great Irish Famine between 1846 and 1849. The Irish typhus spread to England, where it was sometimes called "Irish fever" and was noted for its virulence. It killed people of all social classes, as lice were endemic and inescapable, but it hit particularly hard in the lower or "unwashed" social strata.
Burial of a daughterMary Ann King
17 December 1850 (Age 67 years)
Cemetery: St Mary the Virgin Church
Religion 1850 (Age 66 years)
Excerpt from Church register
Excerpt from Church register

Note: Rector: Henry Rose

Residence 30 March 1851 (Age 68 years)
Address: House No. 41
Note: In the house on the night of the census was also his daughter Rebecca Adler, his granddaughter Eliza Jane Adler, and is niece, Ann Fair, daughter of Susanna
Death of a daughterElizabeth King
17 June 1851 (Age 68 years)

Marriage of a childJames KingMary View this family
about 1857 (Age 73 years)

Death of a daughterJane King
1857 (Age 73 years)

Death 20 September 1857 (Age 74 years)
Cause of death: Chronic bronchitis
Burial 25 September 1857 (5 days after death)
Cemetery: St Mary the Virgin with St John Church
Place of Burial
St Mary the Virgin with St John Church
to 2017 (159 years after death)

Note: The church of St Mary (or, to give it its full dedication St Mary the Virgin with St John) in the at…





Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage:
sister
himself
23 months
younger brother
Family with Rebecca Bedwell - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: 26 May 1808Great Badminton, Gloucestershire, England
14 months
daughter
2 years
daughter
3 years
son
3 years
son
1 month
son
9 months
son
2 years
son
William King
Birth: 28 September 1820 37 35
Death: March 1821Little Brington, Northamptonshire, England
2 years
daughter
3 years
son
2 years
son
Loss of a BabyEdward King
Birth: December 1825 42 40Brington, Northamptonshire, England
Death: 3 June 1826Brington, Northamptonshire, England
14 months
daughter
4 years
daughter

Marriage

Charles King of the Parish of Brington in the County of Northampton, Diocese of Peterborough, Bachelor & Rebecca Bedwell of this Parish

Occupation

The Master of the Pytchley Hunt was John Charles Spencer, 3rd Earl Spencer, styled Viscount Althorp

Occupation

After retiring from being Huntsman, he farmed land (100 acres) that belonged to the Spencer Estate

Residence

In the house on the night of the census was also his daughter Rebecca Adler, his granddaughter Eliza Jane Adler, and is niece, Ann Fair, daughter of Susanna

Place of Burial

The church of St Mary (or, to give it its full dedication St Mary the Virgin with St John) in the attractive village of Great Brington is forever intertwined with the Spencer family of nearby Althorp Park. Though modern visitors may be most familiar with the Spencers for their association with Princess Diana, the Spencers have held Althorp for centuries, and generations of Spencers are buried inside the church. Great Brington's church dates to about 1200, and probably stands on the site of an earlier timber church which burned down. There was major rebuilding in the 14th and 15th centuries, and in 1522 John Spencer of Althorp had the chancel and north chapel rebuilt, in part to provide a suitable place for his family tombs.

The Spencer Chapel Nineteen generations of Spencers are now interred in the Spencer Chapel, the earliest being that of John Spencer himself, with his wife, who lie beneath an ornate canopy. Nearby is the tomb of another Sir John Spencer (d. 1586), designed by the sculptor Jasper Hollemans. Also by Hollemans is the tomb of Robert, the 1st Baron Spencer (d. 1599). Beneath the east window is the tomb of Sir William Spencer (d. 1532), who lies on a plain tomb chest decorated with quatrefoils. Another highlight is the memorial to John Spencer (d. 1783), sculpted by Joseph Nollekens from white marble. Pevsner called the Spencer Chapel 'one of the great storehouses of costly and self-confident monuments of the 16thc., 17thc. and 18thc.'

The church underwent a final restoration at the hands of Edward Blore in 1846. Blore was a firm friend of Lord Althorp, son of Lord Spencer, and Althorp had helped get Blore the contract to finish Buckingham Palace after John Nash was dismissed, and Blore was a natural choice for the family when they decided to restore the family tombs at Great Brington.

Just as interesting, especially for American visitors, is a worn grave slab in the chancel. The slab commemorates Lawrence Washington (d. 1616), a direct ancestor of George Washington, first President of the United States. The heraldic shield on Washington's grave lab shows the Washington coat of arms with alternating rows of stars and stripes, the model later used by George Washington for the American flag. In the nave is another Washington grave slab, this time to Robert Washington (d. 1622).

The Diana Burial Theory Not all the rather odd theories surrounding Princess Diana relate to the circumstances of her death. Persistent rumours - unsubstantiated - relate to her burial. The official version is that Princess Di was buried on an island in Althorp park, and visitors to Althorp flock here each summer to see the island site. However, there is another version of the princess's burial which suggests that she was secretly cremated and her ashes interred in the family chapel at Great Brington church.

Conspiracy theorists point to an area of wet concrete that appeared in the chapel at the time of Diana's burial, and a siting of smoke from the chimney of a local crematorium in the middle of the night. The crematorium rejects the sighting, and one simple explanation for the concrete is that the original plans were for her to be buried with her ancestors, then the Earl changed his mind and the island plan was selected instead. Even local people are divided over which version of the story is true!

Interior features include 14th century arcades of six bays and a 13th century font made of Purbeck marble. This is a plain tub shape on a chunky round shaft decorated with nailhead and vertical rows of dogtooth design. The west tower dates to the 13th century, though the battlement is a later addition. The building stone is rough course stone, but the chapel and eastern end are of ashlar. Set into the outside of the church is a tomb niche,offering a little bit of protection to a worn medieval effigy on a slab.

Just west of the church is a worn and weathered preaching cross set upon a stepped pedestal base. The cross dates to about 1300.

Charles King

Charles King was born at Cobham in Surrey, England on 3 February 1783 to parents John and Elizabeth King. Charles left the county of Surrey and on 26 May 1808 in the Parish Church at Great Badminton in Gloucester, he married local girl Rebecca Bedwell, daughter of Simon Bedwell and Jane Gleadle. Badminton is a small village 19 miles north-east of Bristol, where Rebecca was born on 18 July 1785. After the wedding the couple settled in the tiny village of Great Brington, 7 miles north-west of the town of Northampton in Northamptonshire, and next to the village of Althorp, the home of the Spencer family and Diana, Princess of Wales.

At Great Brington Charles became a farmer of 100 acres and employed three men, while between the years 1809 and 1830 he and Rebecca had five daughters and seven sons.

Great Brington
Great Brington

When Charles King died he was the Church Warden at St Mary's and was buried in the churchyard on 25 September 1857, alongside his late wife, Rebecca, who was buried there on 7 May 1848.