Priscilla Franks

1747 - 1832


Priscilla Franks died in 1832, leaving £400,000. She was the widow of Jacob Franks, and the daughter and co-heir with her sister Phila of Aaron Franks (q.v.). Her father left in trust for her the one-third interest in Duckenfield or Dukinfield Hall in Jamaica that he had [according to his will, made 02/09/1777] 'lately' purchased from Sir George Colebrooke, together with his [Aaron Franks'] house in Isleworth. She was the aunt of Isabella, Lady Cooper, who inherited from her; Sir Henry A. Johnson, who was awarded the compensation for Duckenfield Hall as trustee, was her nephew by marriage.   


William D. Rubinstein, Who were the rich? A biographical dictionary of British wealth-holders Volume One 1809-1839 (London, Social Affairs Unit, 2009) reference 1832/23; London Metropolitan Archives, probate of will of Aaron Franks, Acc/0785/787; will of Aaron Franks of London proved 01/10/1777, PROB 11/1035/126 [the will of Aaron Franks of Isleworth shown in the TNA online catalogue of PCC wills as proved 27/10/1777, PROB 11/1035/332, is in fact a brief codicil to the main will proved 01/10/1777]; will of Jacob Franks of Isleworth proved 07/06/1814, PROB 11/1557/237; will of Priscilla Franks widow of Isleworth proved 01/12/1832, PROB 11/1809/28.

Further Information

Jacob Franks
Wealth at death

Associated Claims (1)

£6,379 12s 5d
Previous owner (not making a claim)

Associated Estates (2)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1817 [EA] - → Joint owner
1826 [EA] - → Other

Purchased this group of enslaved people and moved them to Duckenfield Hall.

Relationships (4)

Aunt → Niece
Daughter → Father
Widow → Deceased Husband
Sister-in-law → Brother-in-law

Addresses (1)

Isleworth, Middlesex, London, England