Alice Mary Swires nee King. Photo Portrait by Benjamin Kisch Durban Natal. Alice died in 1919 in the flu epidemic. Memorial inscription Stellawood Cemetery, Durban; Gadsden Family Plot:
In Sacred Memory of our dear mother Alice Mary Swires who passed away 11th April 1919 aged 52 years and 10 months
Epilogue: My great great grandparents George and Mary Ann King came to Natal on the barque Dudbrook in June 1862 and settled in Pietermaritzburg. They had eight children: Lucretia born 14 July 1861 (before they left England); Frederick William b 5 May 1864, Alice Mary King (my great grandmother, who married James Dudley Swires, see photo above) b 16 June 1866; Edwin George King, b 3 March 1869; Hubert Richard King b 29 October 1871 (who may have died young as another Hubert made his appearance a few years later); Elizabeth Charlotte King (who married Ernest A Rhodes) b 21 April 1873; Hubert William King b 6 August, 1875; and Albert Richard King b 4 April, 1880 (who married Elizabeth Rose Leeding and died in 1944). Mary Ann was 46 when she had her last baby – she had been bearing children for nineteen years.
George King died on 5 May 1899 and Mary Ann in 1911; both lie buried in the Commercial Road Cemetery, Pietermaritzburg.