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King, the surname of a distinguished Kentish naval family, of which Sir Richard, first baronet, was born in 1730, distinguished himself as commodore in Hughes's actions in the East Indies, was made a baronet in 1792 and port-admiral at Plymouth in 1794, and died admiral of the Blue in 1806. His son, Sir Richard, second baronet, born in 1774, was posted in 1794, commanded the Sirius, 36, at the capture of the Waakzamheid, 26, Furie, 36, and Dedaigneuse, 36, and was captain of the Achille, 74, at Trafalgar. He was commander-in-chief in the East Indies from 1816 to 1820, and died a vice-admiral and commander-in-chief at the Nore in 1834. His second son, Sir George St. Vincent Duckworth-King, K.C.B., fourth baronet, born in 1809, was captain of the Leander and of the Rodney during the Russian War, second in command of the Naval Brigade before Sebastopol, and commander-in-chief in China and the East Indies from 1863 to 1867. He succeeded to the baronetcy in 1887, and died an admiral in 1891.