Jean:Just saw your message. Re William Frankish.I have found a William Frankish baptisedFeb. 26 1852 in Hunmanby, Yks. Mother Bessy Frankish. wonder if this could be your William???
I am researching the Frankish surname my 3xgrgrandmother is Sarah Frankish born Burton Agnes, Yks. Daughter of Francis Frankish and Sarah Barnett.I think there could be a connection somewhere to your line.