Franklin, William (1)




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1872  451  1874 (118) 2
1873  473  1868 (117) 0
1874  520  1862 (115) 0
1875  557  1856 (112) 3
1876  524  1857 (112) 0
1877  484  1858 (113) 0
1878  489  1859 (112) 0
1879  485  1860 (111) 0
1880  520  1861 (110) 0
1881  582  1862 (108) 0
1882  626  1863 (106) 2
1883  673  1870 (106) 2
1884  725  1881 (107) 2
1885  705  1875 (110) 0
1886  704  1868 (112) 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
   [CLCM], vol. 2, no. 10, Nov. 1875, page 311
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 1, Feb. 1872, page 26
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 9, June 1875, page 284
   [CPQC], vol. 1, no. 3, 18 July 1868, page 86
   [Fld], 23 Oct. 1875
   [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    
Cheltenham 1875     Cheltenham - Clifton Club Match    
  Franklin, W. (1) - Young, F.J.     0 - 3    
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: 22 Jul. 2022