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Elizabeth King

1796 - 1831

Life History


Born in on board the 'Contractor'

1st October 1829

Married Charles Runciman


Birth of son Philip C Runciman


Died in Dorking, Surrrey, England


In The Times, 1st July, 1831 :


From Google:

"Daughter of Philip Gidley King (third governor of NSW), and Anna Josepha King. Married English artist Charles Runciman in the late-1820s."

From 'The governor's lady, Mrs. Philip Gidley King: an Australian historical narrative', by Marnie Bassett,
Page 2
"In April 1796 the King family sailed aboard the Britannia and then the Contractor for England. During the voyage another daughter, Elizabeth, was born."
Page 104
"Elizabeth, after a broken engagement, was safely married to a widower, Charles Runciman, a London artist of some standing."

"Governor King granted portion 116 of the Parish of Rooty Hill to Elizabeth King as part of her 610 acres. The land was named 'Elizabeth Farm' and in 1807 ... and a house ... and stockyards were built on it."

When Elizabeth King married Charles Runciman and settled in England her grant was sold to Philip Parker King as was her interest in stock at Dunheved. In 1822 he described the property Dunheved as having 850 horned cattle, forty horses, 1000 sheep and 100 swine and about 420 acres of land in all.

From Archaelogical Assessment - Central Precinct - St Marys Development, NSW

"After Elizabeth King married Charles Runciman she remained in England. Throughout her life,therefore, the affairs of her farm in New South Wales continued to be handled by Phillip and Harriet [King] as part of the general 'Dunheved' Concern. There had been a marriage settlement regarding her Australian lands and her share of those she inherited in Devon. On Elizabeth's death, Phillip Parker King, her brother, in 1838 sought clarification of a law-suit regarding its settlement that was to come before Chancery. Remunerations had been made regularly to Elizabeth and Charles in England during her lifetime from the profits of the sheep run on 'Dunheved', and continued, it seems after her death to Charles until the settlement of the suit.

In December 1835 Phillip Parker King credited to Charles' English account £24.2.8, 'for his 1/5 proportion of proceeds of 16 Bales of Wool marked PPK less £100 forwarded to him 16 November 1835'. A year later Charles was sent £400, and £303.18.11 followed in February 1837.84 The 1836 settlement is itemized to show that it was derived from earlier figures. It included the flock of 126 sheep which were grazing on 'Elizabeth Farm' in 1829. Over the next two years also given, the increase was substantial: by 1830 sheep numbered 176, and the following year, 327. In a return letter Charles Runciman had suggested that money be reserved from his settlements for 'restocking the farm at any future period' and Phillip Parker King retained £75.85

Eventually Charles Runciman sold 'Elizabeth Farm' to Phillip Parker King."

From Lorna Henderson's notes::

"Marriage - 01 Oct 1829
Place: St Marylebone, Middlesex, England
Jackson's Oxford Journal, Saturday, Oct 10, 1829: '2nd son of late William RUNCIMAN, Esq, to Elizabeth, 2nd dtr of the late Capt. P G KING, R.N.'

"Husband: Philip Gidley King; Wife: Anna Josepha Coombs
Marriage: 11 MAR 1791; Place: Westminster, London, England

Possible GRO:
Death: Sep 1845, Runciman, Elizabeth Sarah, St James, 1 68