Announcing Benjamin Franklin’s Family, Volume 1:English Ancestors

Benjamin Franklin’s Family is a decades-long project to document the family of noted Revolutionary War patriot Benjamin Franklin. The first book in this multi-part series, Volume 1: English Ancestors, can now be purchased at Amazon for $25.99.

This volume documents the history of the Franklin ancestors in England. The surname Franklin is a common one in England. Franklin families in Northamptonshire in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries were analyzed to determine which are related to Benjamin and which are not.

From Robert to Thomas, to Henry, to Thomas, to Josiah, five generations of Franklins show that the family was not associated just with the village of Ecton, but with villages across the county of Northamptonshire.

It also treats the families of the women who married into the family: Josiah’s first wife, Anne Child, Thomas’s wife Jane White, Henry’s wife Agnes Jones, and Thomas’s wife Margery Meadows.

More details about the project are available at

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