Jane King was born 1720 in Suffolk, England, United Kingdom to Thomas King (1690-1753) and Jane Jolley (1695-1766) and died 23 December 1791 Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom of unspecified causes. She married John Strand (1727-c1780) 28 December 1742 in Higham, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.



Jane married on the 28th December 1742 at Higham by Nayland in Suffolk to John Strand. John was the son of John and Mary Strand, who also came from the Stoke-by-Nayland area. John was 15 years old at the time and Jane was 22.

The couple settled in Stoke-by-Nayland and had six known children there. A seventh child, William, baptised in 1765, was born some 14 years after the other children. Whether this was their child, a grandchild being raised as their own, or the child of another John and Jane Strand is yet to be determined.


Offspring of John Strand and Jane King (1720-1791)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Samuel Strand (c1744-bef1747)
Mary Strand (c1746-)
Samuel Strand (c1747-)
Jacob Strand (c1747-)
Jane_Strand_(1749-1805) 1749 Suffolk, England, United Kingdom 1805 England, United Kingdom Jeffrey Ruffell (c1756-1830)
John Strand (c1751-1767)
William Strand (c1765-)


Name Birth Death
Children of John and Jane Strand

Samuel baptised 17/6/1744
baptised Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk
before 1747

Mary baptised 27/04/1746
baptised Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk

Samuel (twin) baptised 26/10/1747
baptised Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk

Jacob (twin) baptised 26/10/1747
baptised Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk

Jane baptised 30/04/1749
baptised Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk
buried 08/12/1805
buried Wivenhoe, Essex

John baptised 16/6/1751
baptised Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk
buried 20/07/1767
buried Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk

William baptised 29/11/1765
baptised Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk

Death of sons

Eldest son Samuel died in infancy and another son was named after him when born in 1747.

Son John was buried in Stoke-by-Nayland on 20th July 1767. He was approximately 16 years old at the time. His burial entry indicated that he was the son of John Strand.

Death of husband

Exactly where and when John was buried is yet to be determined. A burial record has not been located. The year of 1780 is an approximation only.


Jane was buried on 23rd December 1791 in Stoke-by-Nayland. She was recorded as a widow, and was aged approximately 71 at the time of her death.


Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
  • There is some disagreement among websites about who her husband was. FamilySearch says her husband was John Strand (1704-).
¶ Death
  • Buried the same day, if death and burial records are correct.

Eramophla, Robin Patterson