Jane Franklin


Jane Franklin
1816 Portrait by Amelie Romilly
Jane Griffin

(1791-12-04)4 December 1791
London, England
Died18 July 1875(1875-07-18) (aged 83)
London, England
(m. 1828; died 1847)
Parent(s)John Griffin
Jane Guillemard

Jane, Lady Franklin (née Griffin; 4 December 1791 – 18 July 1875) was the second wife of the English explorer Sir John Franklin.[1] During her husband's period as Lieutenant-Governor of Van Diemen's Land, she became known for her philanthropic work and her travels throughout south-eastern Australia. After John Franklin's disappearance in search of the Northwest Passage, she sponsored or otherwise supported several expeditions to determine his fate.[2]

  1. ^ "Franklin, Lady Jane (1791–1875)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Retrieved 1 April 2022.
  2. ^ "Jane Franklin: A remarkable woman". Royal Museums Greenwich. Retrieved 1 April 2022.