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Archive Reference / Library Class No.D8760/F/FKA
TitleRecords of the Kay family, related to Sir John Franklin by his marriage to his first wife, Eleanor
DescriptionThe records consist mostly of letters written to the Kays, including letters by John Franklin, his first wife Eleanor Anne, her father William Porden, and Franklin's second wife Lady Franklin.
Extent88 items
RepositoryDerbyshire Record Office
Archive CreatorKay family of London
Gell family of Hopton Hall, Wirksworth
Administrative HistoryThe Kay family was related to John Franklin by his first wife, Eleanor Anne (nee Porden), whose older sister Sarah Henrietta had married architect Joseph Kay in 1807. The couple had at least 8 children, comprising 2 boys (William Porden Kay and Joseph Henry Kay) and 6 girls (Mary Anne, Henrietta Emilia Anna, Ellen Lydia, Eliza Margaret, Sarah Frances and Eleanor Franklin).

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Kay; Sarah Henrietta (1785-1859); wife of architect Joseph Kay
Kay; Joseph (1775-1847); architect
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