|Bishop of Rochester|
|Church||Church of England|
|Diocese||Diocese of Rochester|
|Term ended||1827 (death)|
|Died||22 February 1827|
|Parents||Revd James King & Anne Walker|
|Children||Ven Walker King, Archdeacon of Rochester|
|Alma mater||Brasenose College, Oxford|
King was the son of the Reverend James King of Clitheroe, Lancashire, and Anne, daughter of John Walker, of Underhill. James King was his elder brother; his father later became Dean of Raphoe. He matriculated at Brasenose College, Oxford on 20 February 1768, aged 16. King migrated to Corpus Christi College, Oxford, graduating B.A. in 1771, M.A. in 1775, B.D. and D.D. in 1788. He became a Fellow of Corpus Christi.
In his clerical career, he was prebendary of Peterborough, 1794, canon of Wells, 1796, prebendary of Canterbury, 1803, and prebendary of Westminster, 1827. He was Bishop of Rochester from 1809. He passed away on 22 February 1827.
King married Sarah, daughter of Edward Dawson. His son the Ven Walker King (1797–1859) was archdeacon of Rochester and father of Edward King. Walker's great-grandson, Reverend Robert Stuart King, once played football for the English national side.
- "King, Walker (KN799W)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
- Dictionary of National Biography, article on James King the son.
- Paul Langford et al. (editors), The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke, vol. 6 (1991), p. 265.
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|Bishop of Rochester