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John Franklin and Ann Flight

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8 years 2 months ago #421 by Steve
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Hello,

I am a descendent of a John Franklin, who married an Ann Flight (born 09/08/1732) at Rodborough Parish Church, 04/01/1751. Their children, all born in Bisley were: William, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Susanna,a nd Charles.

The info I have is likely slightly inaccurate, but I am wondering if anyone has any info regarding this early Franklin family. I seem to be a descendent of Generation 6, James Franklin and Mary Bartlett, both of whom immigrated to Canada, where my great granfather was born in 1887. I am Canadian, now living in the UK.

I would like to visit Bisley and wondering if any of these people are buried there and/ or if there may be any information about these people still available?

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8 years 2 months ago #422 by Brian Blackwell
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In Alan Swales Book, he mentions Francis Franklin (1766) buried in the part of the churchyard he calls F15.

hope this helps

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8 years 2 months ago #423 by Steve
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Thank you Mr. Blackwell.

What is the title of Alan Swales book and would it be available for purchase?

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8 years 2 months ago #425 by Brian Blackwell
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Alan Swales book is titled \"All Saints Bisley\" a guide to the identiable graves & memorials in the churchyard and church. 1986.

I was fortunate to meet Alan when visiting Bisley when he was busy cleaning up the churchyard, If I remember correctly, I purchased my copy from him directly. His address was Alan Swale, Trinity Lodge. Bisley. tel: Gloucester 770330. I do not know if he is still there.

I can scan the relative pages if you are not able to get a copy.

He idenitfied a burial location of one of my forbears even though there was no tombstone.

Let me know if I can be of any more help.

I can do look ups in this book for anyone else on the list.

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Brian

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8 years 2 months ago #429 by Steve
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Hi Brian,

Thanks for the help. Would Alan Swales book mention a John Frankling? A couple of his children were Jacob Franklin, b1760 - d.1861, who married a Martha Taylor / Tayloe 1783? I also have a William Franklin.b. 1752, Charles Franklin b.1766

Jacob's son Charles (b. 1783) married a Martha Davis in (1803). They moved from Bisley to Chalford Hill. At one stage they lived in Abnosh Farm -- woondering is this name rings a bell with anyone? These people are listed in a few census, at one point the father Jacob is living with them and showing in at least 2 census.

I have a list of 4 generations of Franklins before they moved to Canada. Generation 5, James Joshua Franklin and his son James Franklin were bith born in Stroud then off to Canada they moved.

Anyonw, wondering if you have info, perhaps in Swales book listing any of the above. Or if anyone at all can help shed some light.

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8 years 2 months ago #430 by Brian Blackwell
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Hello Steve

Besides the Franklin grave I mentioned before, there is only one other reference to Franklin in the book and it isn't the time frame you where enquring about. It is as follows:-

Ref. Alan Swale.

\"West Wall of the Nave. J82 War memorial 1914-1918
L Franklin
9th Glos. regt. killed in action\"

Thats all

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Brian Blackwell

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