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Domestic and personal accounts of Sir John Franklin

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Domestic and personal accounts of Sir John Franklin
Level of description
Extent and format
Paper; ff. v + 192.
Narrow folio.
Vellum binding, with clasp. On the front pastedown, fol. i, list of names beginning John Denham; miscellaneous jottings, 1634, 1637, fols. i, iii; 'Vivit post funera Virtus H: W:', and a quotation from Virgil relating to Laocoon (Aeneid, ii, 39-41), fol. iv; signature of John Cooke, and title 'Le livre des Accounts pour Chevalier Jean ffrancklyn en son maison au Wilsden', fol. iv verso.
Scope and content
Domestic and personal accounts of Sir John Franklin of Willesden, MP for Middlesex (d. 1647), etc.; 3 Sept. 1624-7 June 1648, 1684-6. Franklin accounts, fols. 1-85, followed, fols. 85v-133, by domestic accounts, 1684-6, 6, probably of the household of Dr George Rogers, lessee of the estate after Sir John's successors parted with it, c. 1668 (VCH Middlesex, VII (1982), 215).

On the back pastedown, fol. v, names of poor men and women who received coats and gowns through the gift of Sir John Franklin, 1624-31. On a flyleaf, fol. iii, list of preachers in Lent, before 1638, apparently in the Chapel Royal, including Dr Thomas Winniffe, Dean of St Paul's, 1631-42, and Dr John Warner as Dean of Lichfield.

Extracts published in Archaeologia, 15 (1806), 157-63.
Franklin, John (1600-1648), Knight, MP
Previous reference number(s)
MS 133