Son of Dr. Richard Frankland of Cork. Educated at Trinity College, Dublin (B.A., 1770), Magdalen College, Oxford, and the Middle Temple. Admitted to the Irish bar (1779). King’s Counsel.
First letter in correspondence: May 17, 1785; George Dames Burtchaell and Thomas Ulick Sadler, eds., Alumni Dublinenses (new ed., 2 vols., Dublin, 1935), i, 305; Joseph Foster, ed., Alumni Oxonienses: . . . 1715- 1886 (4 vols., London, 1887-88), ii, 490.