Franklin,  William

Franklin, William

Male 1731 - 1813  (82 years)

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  • Name Franklin, William  [1
    Born 01 Sep 1731  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Find A Grave Memorial 38157262 
    Died 17 Nov 1813  London, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried St Pancras Camden, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • St Pancras Old Church Churchyard
    Person ID I33275  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree | Ancestors of Benjamin Franklin
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 

    Father Franklin, Benjamin,   b. 17 Jan 1706, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1790, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Read, Deborah,   b. 14 Feb 1708, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1774, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Relationship Stepchild 
    Married 01 Sep 1730  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F11319  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Johnson, Ellen 
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F11659  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
    +1. Franklin, William Temple,   b. 22 Feb 1760, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1823, Paris, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)  [natural]
    +2. Franklin, Jonathan F,   b. 1766, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1851, Vernon, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [natural]
     3. Franklin, Sarah Anne,   b. 06 Feb 1778, Port Tobacco, Charles, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1874, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F11677  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Downes, Elizabeth,   b. 02 Nov 1730, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1777, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 04 Sep 1762  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Franklin, Jonathan F,   b. 1766, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1851, Vernon, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [natural]
     2. Franklin, Sarah Anne,   b. 06 Feb 1778, Port Tobacco, Charles, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1874, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F11321  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 01 Sep 1731 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 04 Sep 1762 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Nov 1813 - London, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St Pancras Camden, London, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Family Crest
    Franklin Family Crest
    Franklin Family Crest
    This interesting old status name has its origins in the feudal system of medieval England. It derives from the Middle English "frankelin", from the Anglo-Norman French "franc" meaning free, in the sense of liberal and generous, plus the germanic suffix "ling". The status of the Franklin varied somewhat according to time and place in medieval England; in general, he was a free man and a holder of fairly extensive areas of land, a gentleman ranked above the main body of minor freeholders, but below a knight or a member of the nobility. The surname dates back to the late 12th Century, (see below). One, Luke le Franckeleyn is registered in the Cambridgeshire Feet of Fines (1234). In the modern idiom the name has six spelling variations, Frankling, Francklyn, Francklin, Franklen, Franklyn and Franklin. On February 11th 1560, George Franklin married Agnes Hills, at St. Dionis Backchurch, London. The American statesman and scientist Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), was of British descent. His father, a maker of soap and candles, had emigrated in about 1682, from Ecton, Northamptonshire, to Boston, where his son was born. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Ralph Frankelein, which was dated 1195, in the Pipe Rolls of Yorkshire, during the reign of King Richard 1, known as "The Lionheart", 1189 - 1199. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

  • Notes 
    • In 1730, at the age of 24, Franklin publicly acknowledged the existence of William, his son, who was deemed 'illegitimate' as he was born out of wedlock, and raised him in his household. His mother's identity is not known.

  • Sources 
    1. [S167] FindAGrave, (Name: www.findagrave.com;).
      Record for William Franklin