KING, JOHN [SSNE 1628]
- First name
- Social status
Text sourceJohn King was the son of David King of Vesterbotter in Shetland and Maria Senescalli, daughter of James V's bastard son [the prior of Perth], Adam. He was called to Sweden by his brother [some sources say uncle], General James King [SSNE 2814] with his wife and child. In November 1641, John married Margaret Buchan, daughter of James Buchan of Auchmacoy. His sons James [SSNE 2816] and Henry [SSNE 4789] were both born in Scotland and were raised the Swedish nobility in the 1670s.
Old-Lore Miscellany of Orkney, Shetland, Caithness and Sutherland, vol. 5, pp.164-166; Svenska Adelns Attartavlor, vol. 4, p.126; H. Marryat, One Year in Sweden, including a visit to the isle of Gotland (London, 1862); Otto Donner, A brief sketch of the Scottish families in Finland and Sweden (Helsinfors, 1884), p.31.