Sir Francis Wyatt Truscott (24 November 1824 – 3 March 1895) was Lord Mayor of London in 1879–80, a member of the Worshipful Company of Stationers and the father of George Wyatt Truscott, the Lord Mayor of London in 1908–09.
Truscott was born in Truro, Cornwall in 1824 to James Truscott and educated at King’s College London. In 1847 he married Eliza Freeman and they had two sons and a daughter,
George Wyatt (1857–1941), 1st Baron Truscott
Louisa Edith, married Homewood Crawford, later Sir Homewood, City Solicitor.
Homes included an estate at East Grinstead, West Sussex, Essex Lodge, Norwood, and at Victoria Street, London
Truscott was a wholesale stationer and head of the firm, Messrs James Truscott and Sons, of Suffolk Lane, London. He was elected a member of the Court of Common Council for the Dowgate Ward in 1858 and was Sheriff of London and Middlesex in 1871. Truscott was an unsuccessful Conservative candidate for the Dudley ward in 1865. A keen freemason, he was Grand Bard of England. In November 1880, Griffins, also known as Truscott’s Folly, were unveiled at Temple Bar by the Duke of Albany. He was also the first President of the London Society of Artists.
Truscott died on 3 March 1895 and is buried in Norwood cemetery
^ “Election Of A Cornishman To The Mayoralty Of London”. The Cornishman (64). 2 October 1879. p. 8.
^ “Truscott, Sir Francis Wyatt (1824-1895)”. London City History. Retrieved 5 April 2016.