John King

ID# 5071, (3 Oct 1770 - b 1841)

John King was born on 3 Oct 1770 at Gladsmuir, East Lothian, Scotland ,

John Coalier in Penston and Janet Duncan his wife had a son born Oct 3rd baptized 7th ditto by, The Revd Mr Francis Cowan and named John.
Witnesses: James Duncan and George Duncan, Coaliers in Penston.1,2

He was the son of John King and Janet Duncan.

John King married Janet Wilson on 5 Apr 1791 at Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland ,

KING John & Janet Wilson both in this parish were married irregularly at Edinburgh April 5th 1791 according to their marriage lines produced to the Session (page 269)

May 29th 1791
page 276
KING John, Coalier in Penston and Janet Wilson both in this Parish were married irregullarly at Edinburgh according to their Certificate of Marriage the 5th of April 1791.1,3

John died b 1841 at Gladsmuir, East Lothian, East Lothian.

John and Janet had 6 children.

Children of John King and Janet Wilson

FatherJohn King (14 Jun 1747 - )
MotherJanet Duncan (c 1745 - 20 Dec 1834)


  1. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  2. [S32] GROS, Scottish OPR's ( pre 1855), 1770 Gladsmuir East Lothian, 708/00 0020 0077. Hereinafter cited as Scottish OPR's.
  3. [S32] Scottish OPR's (published) Marriages: Gladsmuir East Lothian, 708/0030 0273 & 0281.