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Sarah Kirkham (1699-1764)

Sarah Kirkham was the eldest daughter of Lionel Kirkham, Rector of Stanton and Snowscourt in Gloucestershire. Her brother Robert was a member of the Oxford Holy Club and the Wesley brothers were close friends of his sisters, to whose home they made regular visits. She was a correspondent of John Wesley and was referred to as 'Varanase' in their letters. She married a schoolmaster John Chapone in 1725.

Source: Encyclopedia of World Methodism (1974)

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