Sir Thomas Frankland, 3rd Baronet

Sir Thomas Frankland, 3rd Baronet

Sir Thomas Frankland, 3rd Baronet (c. 1685 – 17 April 1747), of Thirkelby in Yorkshire, was an English Member of Parliament.

He was the eldest son of Sir Thomas Frankland, 2nd Baronet, and succeeded to the baronetcy on 30 October 1726. He entered Parliament in 1708 as member for Harwich, and subsequently represented the family borough of Thirsk for more than thirty years until his death. From 1715 to 1722 he was Clerk of the Deliveries of the Ordnance, and from 1730 to 1742 served as one of the Lords of the Admiralty.

Frankland married twice. His first wife was Dinah Topham, daughter of Francis Topham of Agelthorpe, by whom he had two daughters:
* Elizabeth (d. 1742), who married John Trevor of Trevallyn and Plasteg
* Dinah, Countess of Lichfield (1719-1779), who married The 3rd Earl of LichfieldHis second wife was Sarah Moseley (d. 1783).

He having no sons, the baronetcy passed to his nephew, Charles, son of his brother Henry Frankland, Governor of Bengal.


* [ Frankland geneaology]

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