Entry TypePerson
Pre TitleSir
Epithetlawyer and supreme court judge in India
Gender IdentityMale
HistoryHe became a lawyer after studying at Oriel College, Oxford, and pursued a legal career in India, rising to become the Puisne Judge of Supreme Court in Madras. He married Catherine Elizabeth Burnside (1793-1824) on 19 Feb 1818; had 3 children, Catherine Ann (1818-1892, who married Robert Drummond Burrell Rawnsley), Willingham (born 1823) and Elizabeth (born 15 Sep 1824, died 17 Nov 1824).
RelationshipsSecond son of Willingham Franklin and his wife Hannah (nee Weekes) and elder brother of Sir John Franklin
Key EventsBorn at Spilsby, Lincolnshire, 11 Nov 1779; died of cholera at Madras, India, 31 May 1824
Authorised Form of NameFranklin; Sir; Willingham (1779-1824); lawyer and supreme court judge in India

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