King, Richard an English theologian, was born at Bristol in 1749; studied at the University of Oxford, and became successively rector of Steeple, Morden, and of Worthing. He died in 1810. King wrote Letters from Abraham Plymley to his Brother Peter on the Catholic Question (Lond. 1803, 8vo), which created some sensation: — On the Inspiration of the Scriptures (1805, 8vo): -On the Alliance between Church and State (1807, 8vo). His wife, Frances Elizabeth Bernard, wrote Female Scripture Biography (12th edit. London, 1840, 12mo):The Benefits of the Christian Temper; etc. See Gent. Magazine (1810); Rose, New Biographical Dictionary, s.v.