Robert King, 2nd Earl of Kingston
Robert King, 2nd Earl of Kingston (1754 – 17 April 1799) was an Anglo-Irish peer. He was styled Viscount Kingsborough between 1768 and 1797.
He was the son of Edward King, 1st Earl of Kingston and Jane Caulfeild. From 1767 to 1768 he was educated at Eton College. He sat in the Irish House of Commons as the Member of Parliament for Boyle from 1776 to 1783, and for Cork County between 1783 and 1797, and served as a Governor of County Cork in 1789. In 1797 he succeeded to his father's titles and assumed his seat in the Irish House of Lords. Between 1797 and his death he was Custos Rotulorum of Roscommon.
On 18 May 1798 he was tried by his peers in the Irish House of Lords after allegedly murdering Colonel Henry Gerald FitzGerald, who'd been in a contentious relationship with his daughter. He was acquitted as no witnesses came forward. 
- Hon. John King (died young)
- Hon. Mary King (died young)
- Hon. Diana King (died young)
- George King, Viscount Kingsborough (28 April 1771 – 18 October 1839), succeeded to his father's titles and married Lady Helena Moore, daughter of Stephen Moore, 1st Earl Mountcashell
- Hon. Henry King (1772 – 26 November 1839), married Mary Hewitt
- Hon. Edward King (1772 – 14 February 1848)
- Lady Margaret King (1773 – 29 January 1835), married Stephen Moore, 2nd Earl Mountcashell
- Hon. Robert King (12 August 1773 – 20 November 1854), raised to the peerage as Viscount Lorton, married Lady Frances Parsons, daughter of Laurence Parsons, 1st Earl of Rosse
- Hon. Richard FitzGerald King (8 April 1779 – 22 September 1856), married Williamina Ross
A Naval Biographical Dictionary (1849) by William Richard O'Byrne states that Robert King had a sixth son, James William, who became a rear-admiral in 1846. He married Caroline Cleaver, daughter of the Archbishop of Dublin; one of their daughters was the prominent evangelist Catherine King Pennefather.
- E. M. Johnston-Liik, MPs in Dublin: Companion to History of the Irish Parliament, 1692-1800 (Ulster Historical Foundation, 2006), p.100 (Retrieved 6 October 2016).
- Lyall, Andrew. "The Irish House of Lords as a Judicial Body, 1783-1800". Irish Jurist. 28: 314–360. JSTOR 44026395.
- Wikisource https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/A_Naval_Biographical_Dictionary/King,_James_William. Retrieved 8 August 2017. Missing or empty
|Parliament of Ireland|
| Member of Parliament for Boyle
With: Henry King
| Member of Parliament for Cork County
With: James Bernard (1783–1791)
Abraham Morris (1791–1797)
Viscount Boyle (1797)
Robert Uniacke Fitzgerald
|Peerage of Ireland|
| Earl of Kingston