Thomas Frankland (1750 - 1831)

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Death: Died
Occupation: 6th Baronet
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Sir Thomas Frankland, Baronet [1660], of Thirkelby aforesaid, 2d but 1st surv. b. and h.; b. in Old Bond Street, Sep. 1750 ; ed. at Eton, 1761 ; matric. at Oxford (Merton Coll.), 28 June 1768, and then said to be 17 ; cr. M.A., 4 July 1771 ; admitted to Lincoln's Inn, 22 Jan. 1772 ; M.P. for Thirsk, 1774-80, and 1796 to Oct. 1801, having suc. to the Baronetcy. 21 Nov. 1784; Sheriff of Yorkshire, 1792; F.R.S., F.L.S., and F.H.S., being a distinguished man of science. He m. in March 1773, Dorothy, da. of William Smelt, br. to Leonard Smelt, Sub. Gov. to George, Prince of Wales, afterwards George IV. She d. 19 May 1820. He d. 4 Jan. 1831 at Thirkelby, aged 80. M.I.

SOURCE: Complete baronetage; Cokayne, George E. (George Edward); 1903; Vol. III; page 144

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