Franklin, William (1)




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1872  321  1935 (126) 2
1873  338  1933 (125) 0
1874  333  1930 (125) 0
1875  348  1928 (124) 0
1876  365  1925 (123) 0
1877  349  1923 (121) 0
1878  356  1920 (119) 0
1879  362  1918 (117) 0
1880  377  1915 (114) 0
1881  416  1912 (111) 0
1882  461  1910 (107) 2
1883  527  1914 (106) 2
1884  543  1923 (107) 2
1885  550  1915 (110) 0
1886  554  1907 (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, 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) - 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