The Franklands appear to have been resident at Ashgrove, county Cork, from at least the mid 18th century. They may have inherited it through the marriage of Richard Frankland and Agnes Rogers of Ashgrove in the 1730s. The marriage circa 1808 of Richard Frankland of Ashgrove and Phillippa daughter of Sir William Godfrey Baronet of Bushfield, county Kerry, is well recorded. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Richard Frankland held land in the parish of Templerobin, barony of Barrymore. In 1876 Richard Franklin of Ashgrove owned 215 acres in the 1870s. This surname is sometimes spelt Franklin.
Contemporary printed sources
- ''GRIFFITH'S VALUATION OF IRELAND'[Primary Valuation of Tenements]', 1850-1858. : Barrymore Barony, 53 (Ashgrove)
- LEWIS, Samuel. ''A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland''. London: S. Lewis & Co., 1837: I, 673 (Ashgrove)
- LEET, Ambrose. ''A directory to the market towns, villages, gentlemen's seats, and other noted places in Ireland''. Dublin: Printed by B. Smith, 1814 : 13 (Ashgrove)
- PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS. ''Return of owners of land of one acre and upwards, in the several counties .... in Ireland''. HC 1876, LXXX: 123
- PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS. ''15th Annual Report of the Commissioners of Public Records Ireland,'' 1825. Vol XVI, Appendix III. Abstracts of the conveyances from the trustees of the Forfeited Estates and Interests in Ireland in 1688'.: 363
- TOWNSEND, Horatio. ''Statistical survey of the county of Cork...'' Dublin: Royal Dublin Society, 1810: 587 [Ashgrove]