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Alexander Franklin (abt. 1832 - 1883)

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Alexander (Sandy) Franklin
Born about in St. Marylebone, London, Englandmap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Motueka, New Zealandmap [uncertain]
Descendants descendants
Died in Inglewood, Taranaki, New Zealandmap
Profile last modified | Created 17 Feb 2013
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Categories: Lloyds, sailed 11 September 1841 | Motueka, Tasman | Franklin Name Study.

New Zealand
Sandy Franklin Lived in Motueka, Tasman, New Zealand.


Alexander Franklin was born about 1832 in England.[1] He was the son of Benjamin Franklin and Mary Ann Godsall.[2] At the time of the 1841 census, he was living in Rotherhithe with his mother, brothers and sisters. [3]They were awaiting their emigration to New Zealand on the ill-fated "Lloyds". This ship was one of the first four ships to Nelson, carrying the wives and children of the preliminary New Zealand Company party. She sailed from Gravesend on 11 September 1841. [4]Alexander was 10 when he arrived on 9 February 1842 and spent his early years in New Zealand in the Nelson and Motueka areas.

Alexander married Frances Lovell, probably at Motueka in 1851. [5] He worked as a sawyer[6] and must have had a small piece of land as he was levied rates by the Motueka Roads Board. [7]By May 1869, he had left Motueka as he was no longer eligible to be on the electoral roll there, probably for Greymouth.[8]

He later moved to Taranaki. Alexander passed away at Inglewood, Taranaki on 6 Aug 1883.[9][10]


  1. A source is needed for this information.
  2. A source is needed for this information.
  3. "England and Wales Census, 1841," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 30 October 2015), Alexander Franklin in household of Mary Maund, Rotherhithe, Surrey, England; from "1841 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
  4. "Lloyds." SHIPS TO NEW ZEALAND Between 1835 and 1867. Accessed August 18, 2016. The younger Franklin children are listed as "Maund", the surname of their step-father, Richard Maund.
  5. "Births, Deaths & Marriages Online", [digital index], New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs ( Marriage record 1851/1469
  6. "Electoral Roll for the Province of Nelson 1853-1854." NELSON EXAMINER AND NEW ZEALAND CHRONICLE, July 01, 1854, VOLUME XIII sec. Accessed August 21, 2016.
  7. "Road Board Assessment." NELSON EXAMINER AND NEW ZEALAND CHRONICLE, May 30, 1868, VOLUME XXVII, ISSUE 0. Accessed August 21, 2016.
  8. "Government Notice." THE COLONIST (Nelson), May 18, 1869, VOLUME XII, ISSUE 1215 sec. Accessed August 21, 2016. .
  9. "Births, Deaths & Marriages Online", [digital index], New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs ( Death record 1883/52
  10. "DEATH." TARANAKI HERALD (New Plymouth, New Zealand), August 7, 1883, VOLUME XXXI, ISSUE 4413. Accessed August 18, 2016.

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