Dean of Windsor William Franklyn

1460–5 January 1556 (Age 96)
Bledlow, Buckinghamshire, England

The Life of William

When Dean of Windsor William Franklyn was born in 1460, in Bledlow, Buckinghamshire, England, his father, Robert Franklin, was 45 and his mother, Aubrey Offord, was 31. He married Margaret Ann Risby in 1489, in Mileham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons. He lived in Norham, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom in 1515. He registered for military service in 1515. In 1536, at the age of 76, his occupation is listed as appointed dean of windsor. He died on 5 January 1556, in Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire, England, at the age of 96, and was buried in Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom.

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Dean of Windsor William Franklyn
Margaret Ann Risby
Marriage: 1489
Richard Francklin
Thomas Francklin
John William Franklin
Thomas Franklin
Richard Franklin
William Franklin II

Spouse and Children

Mileham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom


    Richard Francklin


    Thomas Francklin



    Thomas Franklin


    Richard Franklin


+1 More Child

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World Events (1)

1549 · Book of Common Prayer

Age 89

Book of Common Prayer, a product of the English Reformation, was published in 1549 for assistance in the administration of the sacraments and other rites and ceremonies of the church according to the use of the Church of England. The book outlined morning, evening, and communion prayers and orders for baptism and marriage, thus making England a truly Protestant state.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Franklin .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • William Francklin in entry for Richard Francklin, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"
  • The Arkansas Family Historian Volume 15, No.4, Oct/Nov/Dec 1977
  • William Franklin in entry for Thomas Franklin, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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