James King (priest)

James King DD (1715–1795) was a Canon of Windsor from 1774-1776[1] and Dean of Raphoe from 1776 - 1795.


He was from Yorkshire.

His son, Captain James King, was a friend and companion of Captain James Cook in his last voyage round the world.[2]


He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford.

He was appointed:

He was appointed to the third stall in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle in 1774, a position he held until 1776.

He was appointed Dean of Raphoe in 1776, a position he held until he died in 1795.


  1. Fasti Wyndesorienses, May 1950. S.L. Ollard. Published by the Dean and Canons of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle
  2. Fasti Ecclesiae Hibernicae. Henry Cotton. Hodges and Smith. 1849.
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