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1670 On May 10, at a Mayor's Court in New York, "Warnaer Wessells, Constable, Compl[ain]t: v/s Jan Vincent & Harmanus Koninck, def[endan]t" for refusing to help the constable bring a drunkard to the statehouse. [1]

1676 Harmanus Cooning j.m. Van N. Albanien en Marye Grien j.d. Uyt de Vergingie were married on May 14, at the Reformed Dutch Church of New York City. [2]

1677 Jan, son of Hermanus Koning and Marie Graine, was baptized on March 21, with sponsors Elias Pos and Marritie Frans, at the Reformed Dutch Church of New York. [3] [4]

1679 Marritie, daughter of Hermanus Coning and Marie Greyn, was baptized on September 8, with sponsors Albertus Ringo and Magdaleentie Van Vleck, at the Reformed Dutch Church of New York. [5] [6]

1683 Harmanus King was on a rates list for Flushing, Long Island, dated September 29, for 0 males, 0 upland acres, 5 meadow acres, 1 horse, 0 oxen, 3 cows, 1 swine, and 0 sheep, 4s 3d. [7]

1685 Governor Dongan issued a patent naming freeholders of Flushing, Long Island, New York. The freeholders included Harmanus King. [8] An earlier patent, issued in 1643 by Governor Kieft for Flushing, Long Island, did not name Harmanus King.

1685 Harmanus King witnessed the marriage of John Gould of Rhode Island and Sarah Pryor of Long Island, at Oyster Bay, Flushing, Long Island, New. York. [9]

1686 A hide valued at 15 shillings was taken from Harmanus King of Flushing as a fine for not training, because Harmanus was a Quaker. [10] [11]

1686 Harmanus and Mary King were witnesses at the marriage, on 22 of month 1, of Richard Willits and Abigail Bowne at Flushing, Long Island, New. York. [12]

1688 Elias Doughty and wife Sarah of Flushing, Queens County, New York sold land, on August 11, to Samuel Tatam. The land was betwixt the bayside and the towne of Flushing and was bounded north by land of Harman King. [13]

1698 Harman Kinge and Mary his wife were listed on the census in Flushing, Long Island, New York with children John, Joseph, and Benjamin, Francis; six persons. Toby was also listed, perhaps a servant. [14] [15]

1698/99 Hermanus King and wife Mary and eldest son John, all of Flushing, sold 50 acres of land in Flushing to Thomas Farrington on February 8, for 300 pounds. Bounded south by Samuel Tatum, west by another lot hereafter mentioned, north by Thomas Farrington, east by John Talman and highway. Mentions lots of 10, 20 and 50 acres. Half by the division of the town and half bought of Frederick Schurman. Witnessed by Francis Doughty. Part of the lot, bounded on the north by John Rodman, was sold on 23 March 1698/99 by Thomas Farrington to Benjamin Field. Part of the lot, bounded on the north by John Rodman, was sold on 22 May 1699 by Thomas Farrington to Francis Doughty and John Tallman. Witnessed by John King. [16]

1699 George Willoks, of Perth Amboy, deeded a lot in Monmouth County, New Jersey, on March 28, to Harmanus King, of Flushing, Long Island, along the partition line and adjoining Anthony Woodward, who has paid the purchase money. [17]

1699 Harmanas [Harmanus] King was granted a certificate to Chesterfield, New Jersey on 5 Mo (July) 7, 1699 from the Flushing, Long Island Monthly Meeting. [18] [19]

1700 On August 30, Confirmation [see deed below] to John Barclay of Perth Amboy, gent., in full of his second dividend on 1-20 of 1-24 share of the Province, of 250 acres on the N. E. side of Crosswick Creek, in Monmouth County, adjoining Anthony Woodward and Peter Sonmans. [20]

1700 A deed, dated September 12: John Barclay and wife Katharine to Hermanus King of Nottingham, Burlington County, cordwainer, for the preceding 250 acres. [21]

1700 Harmanus King served on the grand jury for Burlington, New Jersey. [22]

1701 Harmanus King was taxed in Nottingham Twp, Burlington County, New Jersey. [23]

1701 Mary King, was named on a tax list in Nottingham Twp, Burlington County, New Jersey. [24]

1702 Richard French and Mary King were married on January 13, 1701/02, at the house of Harmenus King, Nottingham Twp, Burlington County, New Jersey. Witnessed by Harmenis and Mary King and others. [25]

1703 Harmanus King was taxed in Nottingham Twp, Burlington County, New Jersey. [26]

1703 Hermanus [Harmanus] King owned 350 acres in Nottingham Twp, Burlington County, New Jersey. [27]

1704 Harmanus King was overseer of ye high ways in Nottingham. [28]

1704 William Murfin and Sarah Bunting were married on August 8, at Chesterfield. Witnesses: Harmenius King and others. [29]

1706 Harmennis King was taxed in Nottingham Twp, Burlington County, New Jersey. [30]

1706 John King and Elizabeth Woodward were married on November 13, at Chesterfield. Witnessed by Harmanius and Mary King and others. [31]

1712 Harmainius Kinge, with John Tantum, made the inventory for the estates of Thomas Gilberthorpe and of his widow Esther Gilberthorpe in Nottingham Twp, Burlington County, New Jersey. [32]

1724 Preserve Brown Jr. and Mary French were married on October 15. Witnessed by Harmanus King and others. [33] [34]

1726 Hermanus King, dated his will on September 1, at Nottingham Township, Burlington County. The will named Wife Mary and children John, Mary French, Joseph, Thomas, Francis. Real and personal estate. Son Francis executor. Witnesses: William Quicksall, Mary Quicksall, Edm'd Beakes. Proved 14 Mar 1727-8. [35]

1727/28 Hamanus King died 5th day 1st mo (March) 1727/28 in his 76th year.

1727-8 Inventory for Hermanus [Harmanus] King on 13 March of the personal estate, £315.13; made by Edm'd Beakes and John Quicksall. [36]

1728 On August 28, Francis King (perhaps their son) and Mercy King (perhaps the wife of son Joseph) witnessed the will of William Quicksall in Nottingham Twp, Burlington County, New Jersey. [37]

1729 On 23 April, Benjamin Shreeve and [grand daughter] Rebecca French were married in Upper Springfield, Burlington County. Witnessed by Mary King and others. [38]

Research Notes:

Marcia Ward Richie reported documents related to two men named Harmanus King with spouse Mary who lived in New Netherlands at this time. One was married to Mary Green and the other was married to Marritie Andries. Harmanus King and Mary Green were identified as the parents of the children that we follow here. The editor reported evidence that Thomas King and Marritje Frans were the parents of Harmanus King, spouse of Mary Green. [39]

Who were the parents of Harmanus King of Flushing and Nottingham? I have not identified them, but some King records may contain clues. Catalina Conicks of New Albania and Elias Pos were married 6 May 1671. Thomas Coninck witnessed the baptism of their child, Dirck, on 14 Apr 1672. Catalina died before 1674 when Elias married Marritje Cornelis. Elias Pos and Marritje Franz witnessed the baptism of Harmanus King and Mary Green's oldest son, John, on 21 Mar 1677.

[On pages 836 and 837 of Van Rensselaer Bowier Manuscripts, [Albany: The University of the State of New York, 1908] A. J. F. van Laer cites evidence of the activities of a Thomas Coningh at Rensselaerswyck in the 1640s and 1650s. Van Laer says that this man is doubtless the same person as tomas de Coninc who married Marritjen Frans, from Beets [province of Friesland] at New Amsterdam on 22 September 1639. Because of the baptismal witnesses cited above, I believe that both the Catalyntje Conicks who married Elias Post and the Harmanus King who married Mary Green were children of Thomas Coning and Marritje Frans. I suspect that the Jan Thomaszen whose marriage intentions to wed Apollonia Cornelis (Swits) were recorded on 8 November 1665 in New York City may have also been a son of Thomas Coning and Marritje Frans. - The Editor]

"Harmanus King & wife Marcia, with a colony of Friends from Holland, whither he had gone from England to escape religious persecution, came to America about the year 1676 and settled in Burlington Co., West Jersey. They had sons, Joseph, Sr, and John." [40]

Several undocumented reports have suggested that Harmanus King had English origins:

… daughter of Harmanus King, who left England to escape religious persecution and went to Holland, from thence emigrated to America in 1676, died in Burlington county, New Jersey, in 1727, and his wife Mary. [41] [42]

Harmenus King left England to escape religious persecution and went to Holland, In 1676 he arrived in America with a colony of Friends. [43]

Harmenus King came from Holland with a colony of Friends and settled at Burlington. He had two sons, Joseph and John. [44] [45]

Unpublished reports mention birthplace in Derbyshire, England: "Fled from Devonshire England, through Scotland and France."; "Many changed their names, the Kings among them, their earlier name having been MacGregor. Harmanus fled from Derbyshire to Holland and from there to France, where he and his wife lived among the Huguenots. In 1676, they landed in America arriving on a French vessel.". These reports may be in error, since the likely parents of Harmenus were married in 1639 in New Amsterdam, before George Fox began to formulate and espouse his Quaker ideas in England [46].

1689 Benjamin King, relationship unknown, died. [47]

The relationship, if any, to Constant King, of Long Island, New York and of Morris County, New Jersey, is unknown to us [F.K., of Rahway, N.J., "Genealogy of a Branch of the King Family," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 11 (1857), 357-359].

1706 John King and Elizabeth Woodward were married on November 13, at Chesterfield. Witnessed by Yonica and Phillip Ringe and James and Eliz Ballen others. [48]


Footnotes:

[1] Berthold Fernow, ed., Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan, The records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674, Vol. 6 (1897), 233, [GoogleBooks].

[2] Marriages from 1639 to 1801 in the Reformed Dutch Church, New Amsterdam, New York City Collections of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society 9 (1940, reprint of Vol. 1, 1890), 41, [HathiTrust].

[3] Thomas Grier Evans, "Baptisms from 1639 to 1730 in the Reformed Dutch Church, New York" Collections of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, Vol. 2 (1901), 127.

[4] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York," New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 8 (1877), 116-23, at 122, [InternetArchive].

[5] Thomas Grier Evans, "Baptisms from 1639 to 1730 in the Reformed Dutch Church, New York" Collections of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, Vol. 2 (1901), 138.

[6] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York," New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 9 (1878), 16-27, at 21, [HathiTrust], [InternetArchive].

[7] Christopher Morgan and Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan, The Documentary History of the State of New York, Vol. 2 (1850), 517, [HathiTrust], [HathiTrust].

[8] Peter Ross, A History of Long Island, Vol. 1 (1902), 529, left column, [GoogleBooks].

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[10] Hugh Hastings, Ecclesiastical Records, State of New York, Vol. 2 (Albany: 1901), 933, [InternetArchive].

[11] Christopher Morgan and Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan, The Documentary History of the State of New York, Vol. 3 (Albany, Weed, Parsons & Co., 1850), 1006, [HathiTrust].

[12] Quaker Meetings, Flushing, Long Island, Vol 2031, FHL film 17274, item 1, 13-14, [FHLCatalog].

[13] Charles T Gritman, Historical Miscellany (NY?: 1920?), 1_400, citing QR279, Liber B1-136, [AncestryImage].

[14] Christopher Morgan and Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan, The Documentary History of the State of New York, Vol. 1 (1849), 663, left column, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks].

[15] Charles T Gritman, Historical Miscellany (NY?: 1920?), 169, 1698 listing of inhabitants of Flushing, [AncestryImage].

[16] Charles T Gritman, Historical Miscellany (NY?: 1920?), 2_591, citing Queen's County Clerk's Office Deed B1-402, 404, and 406, [AncestryImage].

[17] William Nelson, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 21. (Patents and Deeds, 1664-1703) (1899), 315, citing East Jersey Deed G-165, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive].

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[19] John R. Stevenson, Thomas Stevenson of London, England, and his Descendants (1902), 100, [GoogleBooks], [HathiTrust].

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[23] New Jersey Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1643-1890, 1701, [AncestryRecord].

[24] New Jersey Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1643-1890, 1701, [AncestryRecord].

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[27] Trenton Historical Society, Nottingham Township, New Jersey Minute Book 1692-1710; 1752-1772 (1940), 10, [World_Cat], [GoogleBooks], [FHLFilmCatalog].

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[29] Chesterfield Monthly Meeting, Burlington, New Jersey, Births and Deaths, 1675-1750, Vol. K, Marriages, 1684-1724, 62, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[30] New Jersey Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1643-1890, 1706, [AncestryRecord].

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[39] Marcia Ward Richie, "Double Exposure: Harmanus and Mary King", Dorothy A Koenig, ed. Comment New Netherland Connections 3 (1998), 31-34, at 33.

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[41] John W. Jordan et al, Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of the Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania, Vol. 1 (1905), 31, right column, [GoogleBooks].

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[44] James P. Snell, History of Hunterdon and Somerset Counties, New Jersey (Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1881), 431, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks].

[45] James P. Snell, History of Hunterdon and Somerset Counties, New Jersey (Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1881), 523, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks].

[46] Wikipedia article about George_Fox, content subject to change, [Wikipedia].

[47] William Wade Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. 2 [NJ and Pennsylvania] (1938), 385, [HathiTrust].

[48] Chesterfield Monthly Meeting, Burlington, New Jersey, Births and Deaths, 1675-1750, Vol. K, Marriages, 1684-1724, 66, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].