I was most interested to see your post dated 30 March 2001 re the Maudsleys of Slaidburn.These people fit into my extended family.
My maiden name was Maudsley.I live in Queensland, Australia - my Maudsley ancestors having immigrated here in 1866.
I have done quite a bit of work on the Maudsley family in Yorkshire.Most seem to fit together very neatly and almost all descend from Henry & Grace (nee Carr) Maudsley.
The four generations you mention in your post fit into the database of related Maudsleys I have compiled.I have only one discrepancy.That is for Henry Maudsley, bp.1725/1726 Clapham.I have his burial listed as 26 Dec 1780 at Woolwich, Kent.This data was given to me by two other people, so I cannot vouch for it, but I would be interested in investigating further.
I would be interested to know more of the Maudsleys of Slaidburn and how they relate to the Franklins.