Reference Entry

Kirk, Sir John (1847-1922), philanthropist

A. Black and Colin Matthew

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:


Kirk, Sir John (1847-1922), philanthropist, the second son of Alfred Kirk, tinsmith and brazier, of Kegworth, Leicestershire, and his wife, Mary, daughter of Harry Wilkins, was born at Kegworth on 10 June 1847. He was educated at Castle Donington grammar school, Leicestershire. Part of his boyhood was spent in France, ...

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Subjects: biography ; history

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