King, Peter (1776—1833)
A financier and a Whig member of the House of Lords, King voted for Catholic Emancipation and opposed the suggestion of a grant to the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel.
“Of late years,” reported Gentleman’s Magazine in its obituary notice (1833),
- Lord King has chiefly signalized himself as the bitter enemy of the Church, and particularly of the Episcopal Bench.
King, the seventh Baron King, was a deist.