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Margaret Franks

Margaret Franks[1]

Female 1788 - 1842  (54 years)

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  • Name Margaret Franks 
    Born 1788  Misterton, Lutterworth, Leicestershire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Census 1841  Broad Street, Lyme Regis, Dorset Find all individuals with events at this location 
    independent means, age 56, head 
    Died 5 Feb 1842  Lyme Regis, Dorset Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Henry Waring - In Memorium 1837
    Henry Waring - In Memorium 1837
    Buried Lyme Regis, Dorset Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • HENRY WARING ESQ
      Commander in the Royal Navy
      Departed this life 18th Feb 1837
      Aged 64 years
      Also of
      MARGARET his wife 5th Feb 1842
      Aged 53 years
    headstone: Henry Waring and Elizabeth
    headstone: Henry Waring and Elizabeth
    Person ID I3237  Brooksbank
    Last Modified 7 Nov 2012 

    Father Jacob Henry Franks,   b. 1759, Isleworth, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1840, Cadogan Place, Kensington, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Margaret Raper,   b. 1761, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1822, Tiverton, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Family ID F345  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Spouse Captain Henry Waring, RN,   b. 1773,   d. 18 Feb 1837, Great House, Broad Street, Lyme Regis, Dorset Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 4 Apr 1805  St George, Hanover Square, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Obituary noice for Henry Waring gives date of his marriage to Margaret Franks as 4 April 1805
    Children 
     1. Frances Waring,   b. 1816,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Barbara Waring,   b. 1819,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Charles Lamplugh Waring,   b. 1815,   d. 1838, Plymouth, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2010 
    Family ID F2734  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Margaret Franks came from a distinguished Jewish mercantile family who had settled at Misterton Hall in Leicestershire. Margaret's father was Jacob [aka John] Henry Franks, the son of Naphtali Franks a diamond trader and a well read man of culture whose interest in botany had earned him his election as a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1764.

      The family story is that the sixteen year old Margaret Franks eloped with Henry Waring to Gretna Green in a runaway marriage in 1805 for which she was disowned by her father. This echoes the secret marriage of Phila, a daughter of Jacob and Abigail Franks, to a non-Jew Oliver DeLancey in New York about 1742.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3069] Martin Waring 2010.

    2. [S178] death i3237.