English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Burwash

Historical Forms

  • Franchis 1610 Norden
  • Frenches 1614 SRS14,187 1823 G
  • Fraunceys per Agn' atte Welde 1422 IpmR


Franchise is Franchis 1610 Norden, Frenches 1614 SRS 14, 187, 1823 G, probably deriving from a pers. name. Possibly it is the manor of Fraunceys per Agn ' atte Welde (? Burwash Weald) of 1422 IpmR.