Charles Alfred Francklyn

25th Feb 1771 - 1841

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded part of the compensation for the Hatton Garden estate on Dominica after counterclaiming with John Gordon of Roseau as assignees of Martha Fleming Ottley of a mortgage dated 25/3/1790 secured on a moiety of the estate, and awarded with Henry Francklyn (q.v.) the compensation for the Hope estate on Tobago. Also awarded the compensation for the enslaved people on Ottleys estate on St Kitts under two awards, one at least as guardian of Gilbert Franklyn.

In Tobago in the 1820s and probably in the 1830s as well, but in London in the last years of his life and dying there in 1841.

  1. Son of Gilbert Francklyn (1733-1799) and Edith (nee Ottley) Francklyn, baptised St Marylebone 12/3/1771 (as Franklyn), and brother of Henry Francklyn (1772-1846). Gilbert Franklyn, 'a native of England, came to the West Indies in 1766, where he principally resided in Antigua until the latter end of 1787.' Will of Charles Alfred Francklyn of Duke Street Manchester Square proved 27/11/1841. He was aged 70 at death.

  2. Charles Alfred Franklyn [sic] registered his ownership of enslaved people on the Hope plantation in Tobago for himself in 1833.


T71/881 Dominica nos. 146 and 147, in which he is described as Charles Alfred Francklyn of Tobago; T71/ Tobago no. 48A-C; St Kitts nos. 332 and 354, the former as guardian of Gilbert Franklyn.

  1., London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database online]; Anon, 'An English Country Gentleman's Address to the Irish Members of the Imperial Parliament on the subject of the Salve Trade' (London, 1802), p. 64; PROB 11/1953; Gentleman's Magazine Vol. 169 1841 p. 217.

  2., Slave Registers of former British Colonial Dependencies, 1812-1834 [database online].   We are grateful to Jonathan Spencer Jones for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information


Associated Claims (5)

£1,651 8s 10d
Awardee (Assignee)
£2,104 5s 5d
Awardee (Assignee)
£2,204 12s 4d
Awardee (Guardian)
£2,117 6s 9d
£4,381 19s 3d

Associated Estates (1)

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
1834 [SY] - 1834 [EY] → Heir

Relationships (5)

Son → Father
Brother → Sister
Nephew → Aunt

Addresses (1)

Duke Street, Manchester Square, London, Middlesex, London, England