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Partner of William Franklin, Colonial Governor of New Jersey
Mother of William Temple Franklin

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William Temple Franklin, called Temple, was born in 1760,[1] the illegitimate (and only) son of William Franklin, notably illegitimate as well, who sired him while a law student in London. His mother is unknown, and the infant was placed in foster care. His father William was the illegitimate but acknowledged son of Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, and raised in his household. William Temple Franklin's middle name is said to have been derived from his having been conceived while his father was studying at the Middle Temple.[2]

  • 1. "William Temple Franklin Papers, 1775-1819", American Philosophical Society, accessed 4 November 2012
  • 2. Stockdale, Eric and Randy J. Holland. Middle Temple Lawyers and the American Revolution. Thompson-West, 2007. p. 41.
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February 22, 1762
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States