Franklin, William (1)




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1872  370  1940 (126) 2
1873  387  1937 (126) 0
1874  399  1935 (125) 0
1875  393  1932 (124) 0
1876  398  1930 (123) 0
1877  392  1927 (121) 0
1878  399  1924 (119) 0
1879  413  1922 (117) 0
1880  432  1919 (114) 0
1881  497  1917 (111) 0
1882  539  1914 (107) 2
1883  593  1917 (106) 2
1884  624  1927 (107) 2
1885  632  1919 (110) 0
1886  633  1910 (111) 2

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Franklin, William (1)  
Born: 1826
Died: 8 Dec. 1904
 
Notes:
I am guessing that the Bristol player of the late 1860s and early 1870s is the same as the Bristol player of the 1880s. Could this be 'William L. Franklin', active in London from 1866 to 1871? Or 'William Franklin' who played for Stourbridge and Wolverhampton in 1867? The Chess Player's Chronicle of Feb. 1872 (vol.3, p.26) has 'Franklyn', who I am guessing is 'William Franklin', though it might be 'J. Franklin'.
 
References
Books
   Burt, Bristol Chess Club, page 16
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 126
Periodicals
   [BCWG], 15 Apr. 1886
   [BrM], vol. 79, no. 4105, 5 Dec. 1868, page 8
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 1, Feb. 1872, page 26
   [CPQC], vol. 1, no. 3, 18 July 1868, page 86
   [ILN], vol. 57, no. 1622, 12 Nov. 1870, page 507
   [WDP], 12 Dec. 1904
   [WDP], 14 Sep. 1927, page 8
Web
   Burt, John.  [The Bristol Chess Club]

Tournament data

Cardiff 1871     Cardiff - Bristol Athenaeum Club Match    
  Franklin, W. (1) - Evans, Wa.     0 - 1    
Clifton 1872     Bristol and Clifton Married vs. Unmarried Members Match    
  Franklin, W. (1) - Mosely, L.     1 - 1    
Birmingham 1882     Bristol and Clifton - Birmingham Club Match    
  Franklin, W. (1) - Wildman, F.P.     0 - 2    
Clifton 1883     Bath - Bristol and Clifton Club Match    
  Franklin, W. (1) - Duck, W.H.     0 - 2    
Bath 1884 (1)     Bath - Bristol and Clifton Club Match    
  Franklin, W. (1) - Pollock, W.H.K.     1 - 1    
Clifton 1886     Bath - Bristol and Clifton Club Match    
  Franklin, W. (1) - Hill, F.A. (1)     0.5 - 1.5    


Player information updated: 30 Sept. 2018