FRANKLAND, Thomas (1750-1831), of Thirkleby, nr. Thirsk, Yorks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1774 - 1780
1796 - Oct. 1801

Family and Education

b. 18 Sept. 1750, 1st surv. s. of Sir Thomas Frankland, 5th Bt. educ. Eton 1761-7; Merton, Oxf. 1768; L. Inn 1772. m. 7 Mar. 1775, his cos. Dorothy, da. of William Smelt of Bedale, Yorks., 2s. 3da.  suc. fa. as 6th Bt. 21 Nov. 1784.

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Frankland consistently voted in opposition till he left Parliament in 1780. There is no record of his having spoken during his first period in the House. The family historian records that he was ‘distinguished as author, artist, scientist, mechanician, and classical scholar. A learned botanist and florist, an excellent naturalist and well known authority on British sports.’1

He died 4 Jan. 1831.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Mary M. Drummond


  • 1. Sir R. F. Payne-Gallwey, Ped. Frankland of Thirkleby.