The date of the Oxford degree is April 30th, 1762. The following extract from the University records is found among Dr. Franklin's papers.
"February, 22d, 1762. Agreed, nem. con. at a meeting of the Heads of Houses, that Mr. Franklin, whenever he shall please to visit the University, shall be offered the compliment of the degree of D. C. L honoris causu. "I. BROWN, Vice-Can."
The degree of Master of Arts was likewise conferred on his son, William Franklin, at Oxford.