Stephen King, Jr.

Deceased Person

1841 – 1915


Who was Stephen King, Jr.?

Stephen King was a sketcher, surveyor and explorer. He was part of the last John McDouall Stuart expedition, successfully crossing Australia from south to north.

King was born on the family property "Kingsford" South Australia and was educated at the Adelaide Educational Institution. He died on 8 October 1915 at the age of 74, and was buried in North Road Cemetery, Nailsworth, South Australia.

He was the cousin of fellow expedition member J.W. Billiatt. After completion of the expedition, Billiatt spent some more time at Kingsford, ... On 15 September 1863, Billiatt married Ann Elizabeth King, third daughter of Stephen King Snr at St George Church Gawler. They had five children, three of whom died in infancy. Six weeks after their wedding they left for England on the Coonatto, captained by W. Begg.

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Dec 15, 1841
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  • Stephen King
Oct 8, 1915

on July 23, 2013


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