Croft, Lancashire

Thomas Pennington (= Penyngton) Kirkman (1806-1895), of the fifteen schoolgirls, was curate-in-charge of Christ Church, Croft, from 1838/9 to 1845 and then rector until 1891. He, his wife and others of his family are buried in a family grave to the west of the church. In 1981, Biggs reported that the monument had fallen, but in 1992, Griggs & Mathon refer to a cross on a plinth, apparently standing. The east window in the church is a memorial to him and there is a photograph of him in the church.

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