John Gilbert Francklyn or Franklyn

???? - 1811


London merchant, son of Gilbert Francklyn (q.v.) and partner with Robert Lang (q.v.) in Lang, Turing (q.v.).

  1. Will of John Gilbert Franklyn [sic] of Blackmore Essex [made in 1810] proved 05/06/1812. He gave £500 to his wife over and above her entitlement under their marriage settlement to an annuity of £300 p.a. He left monetary legacies to relatives, and annuities to two natural daughters by Victoire Lindsay, and an annuity of 5 guineas p.a. to his 'black servant Joe.' He made his children by his present wife his residuary heirs, although he also provided that if the estates on St Kitts of his grandfather William Ottley came to him as he believe they would, all Ottley's children having died, he gave these to his eldest son and excluded him from the other provisions of the will.


  1. PROB 11/1534/76. Victoire Lindsay, the mother of the two daughters described by Francklyn as his natural children, was conceivably the woman of the same name shown as an awardee of slave-compensation fro two claims on Tobago in the 1830s, implying Francklyn had spent time there.

Further Information

Married but no further details

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
1808 [EA] - 1808 [LA] → Mortgage Holder

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Chauncy, Lang
West India merchant  

Relationships (6)

Son → Father
Uncle → Nephew
Business partners
Grandson → Grandfather

Addresses (1)

Blackmore, Essex, South-East England, England