Sir William Frankland, 1st Baronet

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Sir William Frankland, 1st Baronet (c. 1640 - 2 August 1697) was an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1671 to 1685.

Frankland was the eldest son of Sir Henry Frankland of Thirkelby, Yorkshire. On 24 December 1660 he was created a baronet of Thirkleby.[1]

Frankland was elected Member of Parliament for Thirsk in 1671, remaining its MP until 1685, when he was replaced by his son Thomas.[2]

Frankland married Arabella Belasyse (d. 1687), daughter of Henry Belasyse in 1662, and they had four children:[1]


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Ingram
Walter Strickland
Member of Parliament for Thirsk
with Sir Thomas Ingram 1671-1673
Sir William Wentworth 1673-1679
Nicholas Saunderson 1679-1681
Sir William Ayscough 1681-1685

Succeeded by
Thomas Frankland
Sir Hugh Cholmeley
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
New creation
(of Thirkelby)
Succeeded by
Thomas Frankland