Authorised form of nameKing; William (1650 - 1729)
Dates1650 - 1729
Place of birthAntrim, County Antrim, Ulster
Date of birth01 May 1650
Date of death08 May 1729
Dates and placesBurial:
North side of St Mary's Church, Donnybrook, County Dublin, Ireland
OccupationAnglican Clergyman
Latin School at Dungannon, Co Tyrone; Trinity College, Dublin. BA (1670), MA (1673), DD (1688)
Ordained deacon (1671); ordained priest (1674); Prebendary of Kilmainmore (1674); Provost of Tuam (1676); Chancellor of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin (1679); Dean of St Patrick's (1688); imprisoned in Dublin Castle for supporting King William III (1689) and again on suspicion of giving information to the Duke of Schomberg (1690), released after the Battle of the Boyne; Bishop of Derry (1691); Archbishop of Dublin (1703-death); one of the Commissioners for the Government of Ireland at the death of Queen Anne (1714)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election30/11/1705
RelationshipsSon of James King, Miller, a native of Barra, Aberdeenshire, who had migrated to Antrim
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; Burtchaell
K Theodore Hoppen, 'The Royal Society and Ireland. II' in NR 1965 vol 20 pp 78-99, plate
Historical Register Chronological Diary (1729), p31
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA7759
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/002538King, Williamnd
CLP/6/46/2Drawing, concerning hydraulic instruments by Mr King[1687]
CLP/6/46Paper, 'Concerning hydraulick engines by Mr King'[1687]
CLP/6/46/1Manuscript, 'Concerning hydraulick engines by Mr King'[1687]
CLP/10iii/39Paper, 'A discourse of His Grace the Lord Arch Bp [Bishop] of Dublin containing an account of the manner of manuring lands by sea shells as practiced in the county's [sic] of Londonderry and Donegall' by [William King][1708]
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