MR. CLIFTON, OF ASHTON PARK.
Thomas Henry Clifton, Esq., of Ashton Park,
Preston, M.P. for North Lancashire in the Parliament just dissolved, died at
Lytham, in that county, on the 31st inst.
He was born March 3, 1845, the only son of Colonel John
Talbot Clifton [1819-82], of Clifton and Lytham Hall, by the Lady
Eleanor Cecily Lowther, sister of Henry, third Earl of Lonsdale. Mr.
Clifton sat in the Conservative interest, and was engaged in canvassing for
re-election at the time of his death. He was formerly in the 1st Life Guards and
the 1st Royal Lancashire Militia.
He married, Feb. 7, 1867, Madeline Diana
Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Sir Andrew Agnew, Bart., and leaves four
sons and three daughters. The Cliftons of Clifton and Lytham are one of the oldest
and best-acred families in Lancashire.
Illustrated London News - Saturday 10 April 1880