Robert King (1815 - 1900):
Cleric, Church of Ireland and writer
Robert King was born in Cork, was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and was ordained in 1841. He was curate in Armagh from 1851 to 1858 and headmaster of the Diocesan School, Ballymena, for the next forty-two years. He was a close friend of William Reeves and John O'Donovan, and he published, among other works, A Primer; A Catechism; A Life of Christ; The History of the Church of Ireland in three volumes and a Memoir of the Primacy of Armagh. He was a devoted scholar of the Irish language, and published an Irish translation of the Book of Common Prayer. He died in Ballymena.