The Very Revd John Frankland (1669 – 1730) was an 18th-century academic and Dean in the Church of England.[1]

The youngest son of Sir William Frankland, 1st Baronet, he was born at Thirkleby and educated at Eton College. He graduated B.A. from Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge in 1695, and M.A. in 1698.[2] He was elected a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge in 1700; and ordained a priest of the Church of England in 1702. He held livings in Oswaldkirk and Bristol.[3]

Frankland was Dean of Gloucester from 1723 until 1729,[4] and then Dean of Ely[5] until his death on 3 September 1730,[6] he was also elected Master of Sidney Sussex in 1726, and then Vice Chancellor of the University of Cambridge for 1728–29.[7]

Dr Frankland married Mary Turton, leaving an only son the Revd John Frankland, also a clergyman.[8]

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  1. ^ "The colleges and halls: Sidney Sussex". British History Online. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  2. ^ Alumni Cantabrigienses: A Biographical List of All Known Students, Graduates and Holders of Office at the University of Cambridge, from the Earliest Times to 1900, John Venn/John Archibald Venn Cambridge University Press > (10 volumes 1922 to 1953) Part I. 1209–1752 vol iii Dabbs – Juxton, (1922) p174
  3. ^ CCEd
  4. ^ Fasti ecclesiae Anglicanae Vol.1 p487
  5. ^ "Magna Britannia: pt. 1. Cambridgeshire. pt. 2. The county palatine of Chester" Lysons, S. p262 London; T.Cadell and W.Davies;1808
  6. ^ Deans, pp10-12, Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541-1857: Volume 7, Ely, Norwich, Westminster and Worcester Dioceses. Institute of Historical Research, London, 1992
  7. ^ "History of the Vice-Chancellorship | Vice-Chancellor's Office". Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  8. ^ Mosley, Charles (ed.) (2003). Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 107th edn. London: Burke's Peerage & Gentry Ltd. p. 4292 (ZOUCHE, B). ISBN 0-9711966-2-1. ((cite book)): |first= has generic name (help)