John King, 2nd Baron King, FRS (13 January 1706 – 10 February 1740) was an English politician.

King was born in London in 1706, the son of Peter King, 1st Baron King, the future Lord Chancellor. He attended Clare College at Cambridge University, and was awarded his M.A. in 1723. He was Member of Parliament for Launceston from 1727 to 1734 and for Exeter from 1734 until he succeeded to the peerage in 1735. He was made Out-ranger of Windsor Forest in 1726. He married Elizabeth, the daughter of Robert Fry, Esq., of Devon: they had no issue. King died in 1740 on a journey to Lisbon.[1] He was succeeded by his brother Peter King, 3rd Baron King.[2]


  1. ^ Venn, John (2011). Alumni Cantabrigienses: A Biographical List of All Known Students, Graduates and Holders of Office at the University of Cambridge, from the Earliest Times to 1900. Cambridge University Press. p. 19. ISBN 9781108036092. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  2. ^ Collins, Arthur (1768). The Peerage of England; Containing a Genealogical and Historical Account of All the Peers of that Kingdom Etc. Fourth Edition, Carefully Corrected, and Continued to the Present Time. H. Woodfall. p. 235. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Henry Vane
John Freind
Member of Parliament for Launceston
With: Arthur Tremayne 1727–1734
Sir William Morice 1734
Succeeded by
Arthur Tremayne
Sir William Morice
Preceded by
Francis Drewe
John Belfield
Member of Parliament for Exeter
With: Thomas Balle
Succeeded by
Thomas Balle
Henry Northcote
Political offices
Preceded by
Richard Munden
Out-Ranger of Windsor Forest
Succeeded by
The Lord King
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Peter King
Baron King
Succeeded by
Peter King