Franklin, William (1)




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1872  426  1881 (119) 2
1873  454  1875 (117) 0
1874  480  1869 (115) 0
1875  517  1862 (112) 3
1876  482  1863 (113) 0
1877  466  1864 (113) 0
1878  474  1865 (112) 0
1879  473  1866 (111) 0
1880  501  1867 (110) 0
1881  563  1868 (108) 0
1882  614  1869 (106) 2
1883  663  1875 (106) 2
1884  712  1887 (107) 2
1885  698  1880 (109) 0
1886  699  1874 (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