John Kitchingman was born on 25 October 1743 in Chapel Allerton, the son of John Kitchingman. He was baptised on 26 October 1743 at St Matthew’s Church.

He married Martha Foster on 23 December 1783. The records show that he was a shoemaker. John and Martha had the following children:

  • Maria (1785-1846)
  • Dinah (1787-1847)
  • Levi (1788-1852)
  • Elijah (1790-1818)
  • Sabra (1792-1795)
  • Adah (1793-1840)
  • Cornelius (1795-1854)

John’s wife, Martha, died on 11 March 1818 closely followed by his son Elijah on 30 March 1818. John then died on 8 April and was buried on 12 April 1818 in the graveyard of St Matthew’s.

Gravestone of John Kitchingman, Martha and Elijah

Rests John Kitchingman who
Died Apriel 8th 1818 Agd 74Years
Also Martha his Wife who Died
March 11th 1818 Aged 64 Years
Also Elijah Kitchingman their
Son who Died March 30th 1818
Aged 26 Years
Our friends in sure and cerain hope
Have laid their bodys down
They knew that Christ would ……