Franklin, William (1)




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1872  302  1957 (127) 2
1873  311  1954 (127) 0
1874  318  1950 (126) 0
1875  328  1947 (125) 0
1876  344  1943 (123) 0
1877  326  1940 (122) 0
1878  337  1936 (120) 0
1879  347  1933 (117) 0
1880  360  1929 (114) 0
1881  400  1926 (111) 0
1882  444  1922 (107) 2
1883  501  1925 (106) 2
1884  522  1934 (107) 2
1885  534  1925 (109) 0
1886  540  1917 (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, 5 Dec. 1868, page 8
   [CPC], vol. 3, Feb. 1872, page 26
   [CPQC], vol. 1, 18 July 1868, page 86
   [ILN], vol. 57, 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) - Moseley, 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