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Lady Jane <I>Griffin</I> Franklin

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Lady Jane Griffin Franklin Famous memorial

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London, City of London, Greater London, England
Death 18 Jul 1875 (aged 83)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 7239105 View Source

Folk Figure. She was the wife of famed Canadian Arctic explorer, Sir John Franklin, who disappeared while on an expedition. At the news of her husbands disappearance, she immediately began financing search parties with her own money to go and find her husband. The search parties failed and again she was forced to use her own money. She bought a yacht and had it customized with everything she could think of, even hiring a captain named, Leopold McClintock, and went to locate him herself. The efforts Lady Jane made to find her husband made such an impact on the exploration of the Northwest Passage that she became the first woman to be awarded the Royal Geographic Society's Founders Medal.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 6 Mar 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 7239105
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7239105/jane-franklin : accessed ), memorial page for Lady Jane Griffin Franklin (4 Dec 1791–18 Jul 1875), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7239105, citing Kensal Green Cemetery, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find a Grave .