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Colonel Edward Richard King

Colonel Edward Richard King

Edward Richard King, born 9 August 1808 in Chichester, the son of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Henry King and Mary Hewitt. He entered the army in 1826 and gained the rank of Colonel in the service of the 36th Regiment, retiring on full pay in 1857. He married, firstly, Mary Thorn, the daughter of William Thorn, in 1841. She died in 1857, and on 13 July 1869, he married secondly, Mary Ann Bertie Galloway, daughter of Major Thomas Leech Galloway.

He appears on the 1861 census, a widower living with an unmarried daughter, Louisa Mary Henrietta King, and 3 servants at 17, Beaufoy Terrace, technically in Marylebone but actually in St John's Wood.

Colonel Edward Richard King died on 16 December 1879 at the age of 71.

Photographed on 26 July 1861 by Camille Silvy of London.


Code: 126825
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