KIRKMAN, John (1741-80), of College Hill, London

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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19 Sept. 1780

Family and Education

b. 1741, s. of Joseph Kirkman, silkman, of Coventry and London.  m. Maria, da. and coh. of Robert Marsh, sometime governor of the Bank of England.

Offices Held

Alderman of London 1768- d.


A London silkman, Kirkman, after following an independent line in City politics, became one of the deputies for the London committee of association. At the general election of 1780 he stood jointly with the Wilkite radicals, Bull, Hayley and Sawbridge, and though he died on 19 Sept. 1780, six hours before the close of the poll, his name was returned as one of the duly elected Members.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: I. R. Christie