The Platt family of Glossop.


According to Hamnett this family originated in Mottram in Longdendale. Given naming similarities it is possible that the family was connected to that of Betty Platt who married William Hadfield in 1746. However, no verifiable connection has been found so far.

Generation One.

Joshua Platt is described in parish register entries in 1697 and 1700 as "of Mouseley" and later "of Dinting". His wife, Dorothy, was buried on 30 August 1707 in Glossop. They had five children:
     Joshua Platt born about 1696.
     James Platt born about 1697.
     Robert Platt, baptised 21 November 1700 in Glossop.
     Daniel Platt, baptised 14 October 1702 in Glossop.
     Mary Platt, baptised 2 December 1704 in Glossop.
Joshua received a tenement at Mouselow in the will of Daniel Nield who died in 1747 (see Nields of Mouselow).

Generation Two.

Joshua Platt was born about 1696. He married Martha Woolley (see A Woolley family of Mottram below) on 14 December 1724 in Mottram in Longdendale and they had three children:
     John Platt born about 1726.
     James Platt born about 1730.
     Sarah Platt. She married Sam Clayton on 20 October 1761 in Prestbury.
Martha died, aged 42, on 15 October 1748 and was buried in Glossop.
Joshua remarried, to Sarah Mellor who died in 1773.
Joshua Platt died, aged 74, on 8 March 1770 and was buried on 11 March 1770 in Glossop. He is described in his will, dated 22 February 1770, as "of Mouselowe".

James Platt was baptised on 30 December 1697 in Glossop. He married Mary Woolley (see A Woolley family of Mottram below) on 29 June 1721 in Mottram in Longdendale and they had eight children:
     Betty Platt. Married Henry Walkden of Tintwistle on 7 February 1748/9. Described in his father in law's will as the Rev Henry Walkden, he received only a shilling in the will.
     Joshua Platt born about 1729.
     James Platt born about 1736.
     John Platt. Described in his father's will as "of Holehouse", he received only a shilling in the will.
     Dorothy Platt. Her father's will names her as Dorothy Chadwick. She received only a shilling in the will.
     Mary Platt, born about 1734. She married Joseph Buckley on 3 October 1754 in Mottram by licence with her father's consent. Her father's will names her as Mary Buckley of London. She received only a shilling in the will.
     Sarah Platt.
     Ann Platt. She married John Sheppard.
James Platt, clothier "of Shaw" was buried on 27 January 1777 at Glossop parish church. His will, dated 23 March 1775, mentions a grandson, James Platt of Manchester. The executors were left two guineas to be paid out in clothing him according to their will and discretion. James was possibly the son of John "of Holehouse".

A Woolley family of Mottram.

John Woley had a son, Joseph Woolley, who was baptised on 1 July 1627 in Mottram in Longdendale. He also had a son named Joseph Woolley who was baptised on 7 April 1661 in Mottram in Longdendale. The younger Joseph married Hannah Winterbottom on 23 November 1687 in Mottram in Longdendale and they had two daughters:
     Mary Woolley was born on 22 March 1699 in Staley, Mottram. She married James Platt (son of Joshua and Dorothy Platt) on 29 June 1721 at Mottram in Longdendale parish church.
     Martha Woolley was born on 17 March 1702 and baptised the same day at Mottram in Longdendale parish church. She married Joshua Platt (son of Joshua & Dorothy Platt) on 14 December 1724 at Mottram in Longdendale parish church.

Generation Three.

Children of Joshua Platt.

John Platt was born about 1726 and is described in parish register entries as "of Mouselowe". He married Mary Bowden, baptised 13 February 1737 in Glossop (daughter of Samuel Bowden) on 28 May 1754 in Glossop and they had four children:
     Dolly Platt. She was baptised twice - on 19 August 1757 at Tintwistle Independent Chapel and on 4 September 1757 at Glossop parish church. She married Joseph Bramhall, son of Joseph Bramhall Hannah Bramhall (see A first Bramhall family of Chunal) on 7 May 1799 at Glossop parish church.
     Molly Platt.
     John Platt born about 1766.
     Ann Platt, born about 1770, died aged 14 on 7 June 1784 and was buried 10 June 1784 in Glossop.
John Platt died, aged 45, on 1 April 1771 in Glossop and was buried in Glossop.
Mary died 25 November 1814 in Glossop and was buried in Glossop.

James Platt was baptised on 28 November 1730 in Mottram in Longdendale (son of Joshua of Hollingworth). Baptism records of his children describe him as "of Hadfield". He married Martha Wood, born about 1726, on 14 March 1756 in Glossop. They had six children:
     Joshua Platt, baptised 20 December 1756 in Glossop.
     John Platt.
     Daniel Platt.
     Ann Platt.
     George Platt, born about 1767, died 4 October and was buried 8 October 1799 in Glossop. MI describes him as "of Mouselow".
     James Platt, born about 1768, died 1848. His father's will describes him as "of Lowerfold". His wife Margaret was born about 1782 and died in 1857.
Martha died, aged 77, on 20 August and was buried on 22 August 1803 in Glossop.
James Platt died, aged 82, on 30 April and was buried on 4 May 1813 in Glossop. His will, dated 12 March 1813 describes him as "of Padfield".

Children of James Platt.

Joshua Platt was born about 1729 in Glossop, d. 21 October 1819 in Glossop, buried 21 October 1819 in Glossop. He married Sarah Hadfield, baptised 20 February 1734 in Glossop (daughter of Robert Hadfield 1711-1799 and granddaughter of Edward Hadfield of Padfield). Joshua and Sarah had four children:
     Mary Platt born about 1758.
     James Platt born about 1760.
     George Platt born about 1774.
     Thomas Platt born about 1775, died, aged 4, on 30 October 1779 and buried in Glossop.
Sarah died on 10 January and was buried on 13 January 1778 in Glossop. The burial record says "of Shaw in Dinting".
Joshua Platt died on 21 October 1819 in Glossop and was buried the same day. The burial entry in parish register describes him as "of Padfield, aged 90". His MI describes him as "of Shaw, aged 90".

James Platt was born about 1736. He married Martha Syckes, born about 1733, on 2 December 1760 in Glossop and they had two children:
     John Platt born about 1764.
     James Platt born about 1766.
Martha died in her 30th year on 16 February and was buried on 22 February 1768 in Glossop.
James married Ellen Syckes, born about 1737, on 24 October 1769 in Glossop and they had three children:
     Daniel Platt born about 1771, died 27 February and buried 1 March 1789 in Glossop.
     Robert Platt born about 1784, died aged 5 on 23 February and buried 25 February 1789 in Glossop.
     Thomas Platt born 18 June 1786, baptised 18 June 1876 in Tintwistle, died aged 2 on 25 February and buried on 27 February 1789 in Glossop.
James Platt was buried on 2 August 1806 in Glossop. The register entry for his burial says "of Shaw, aged 70". The register also has an entry for the burial of "A child of James Plats (sic) of Shaw, 18 April 1776.
Ellen was buried on 17 May 1832 in Glossop.

Sarah Platt. She married Aaron Shepley, baptised 8 February 1747 in Glossop,son of William Shepley (see The Shepley family of Old Glossop and Brookfield), on 26 September 1773 in Glossop Parish Church.

Generation Four.

Children of John Platt.

Mary (Molly) Platt was baptised on 9 December 1759 in Glossop.
A number of transcripts of the burial register record Mary as the daughter of James (brother of John). However, there is no alternative death (or marriage) for Molly, no alternative baptism for Mary daughter of James and James did not make any provision for Thomas (who would have been his grandson) in his will made in 1813. Also, why should Joseph Bramhall leave money to the son of a cousin of his wife rather than to the son of her sister? Further study of the original registers shows that the baptism entry is perfectly clear but the burial entry less so. It can be seen how the name of Mary's father was transcribed as James (though it also looks as if it might be Janus or Jonus) but it is also clear that the name is in a different hand from the rest of the writing on the page. It would appear that the forename of Mary's father has been left out when the original entry was made and added in by someone else afterwards. The implication is that whoever made the original entry wasn't sure who the father was and whoever added it may have fudged it a bit as he wasn't sure either. The opinion of a former volunteer at an LDS Centre was sought and the advice received was "I looked at the records and think it says Jonus (I've seen this several times before in those early records) I believe it's the same as John. I was also told this by the Mormon Family History Centre when I worked there years ago.".
Mary had one child, Thomas Platt born 15 October 1789 and baptised 28 October 1789 in Tintwistle Independent Chapel. The baptism entry for Thomas describes her as "of Mowsley" (i.e. John's farm, not James's farm (Shaw)).
Mary (Molly) Platt died on 2 November 1789 and was buried the same day in Glossop.

John Platt was born about 1766. Parish record entries describe him as "of Dinting". He may have been the John Platt who entered into partnership with Thomas Rhodes "in the business of scribling, carding and billying of wool" in 1792 (see The Rhodes family of Tintwistle and Mersey Bank). He married Mary Hinchcliffe, born about 1772, on 3 May 1792 in Glossop They had six children:
     Sarah Platt born 22 October 1795, baptised 17 November 1795 in Tinwistle Independent, died aged 61 on 1 July 1857 in Glossop. 1841 census at Lower Dinting with Mary aged 36. Administration of her estate was granted to her brother Benjamin.
     John Platt born 12 December 1797.
     Mary Platt born 13 January 1800, baptised 18 February 1800 in Tintwistle Independent, buried 19 May 1804 in Glossop.
     Benjamin Platt born 25 May 1804 in Glossop.
     Thomas Platt born 4 January 1807.
     George Platt born 30 March 1809, baptised 10 May 1809 in Glossop Parish Church.
John Platt died, aged 44, on 7 May and was buried on 10 May 1809 in Glossop. This probably indicates that Mary was the "Widow Platt of Dinting" named in the will of Joseph Bramhall dated 3 December 1823.
According to Hamnett, Mary Platt, widow, built no. 17 Dinting Lane in 1824. In her will, dated 1855 (obviously wrong), she left a house each to her daughters, Sally and Mary; sons, John, Benjamin, George, and Thomas.
In the 1841 census Mary is at Lower Dinting aged 65, Independent.
Mary died on 25 November and was buried on 30 November 1843 in Glossop Parish Church. Her death was registered by her son, Benjamin Platt.

Children of James Platt.

John Platt was baptised on 27 January 1761 in Glossop. His father's will describes him as "of Lowerfold". He had one son named James Platt.

Daniel Platt. He married Alice Higginbottom on 14 October 1787 in Glossop. They had four children:
     Robert Platt, born about 1787, buried 7 January 1802 in Glossop. Parish register for his burial says "of Dinting, aged 14".
     Abigail Platt, baptised 27 July 1788 in Mellor.
     James Platt, baptised 3 October 1790 in Hayfield.
     John Platt, baptised 16 May 1793 in Mellor.

Anne Platt. She married Thomas Hadfield (born about 1768, baptised 7 February 1768 in Glossop, son of George Hadfield and Betty Henshaw) on 5 January 1790 in Glossop. They had six children:
     George Hadfield, born about 1790, baptised 5 September 1790 in Tintwistle Independent Chapel, died 10 November and 13 November 1837 in Glossop. PR burial entry says he was of Padfield and died aged 47.
     Mary Hadfield, baptised 7 January 1794 in Tintwistle Independent Chapel.
     Nancy Hadfield, baptised 2 October 1796 in Tintwistle Chapel, died 10 August and buried 13 August 1837 in Glossop. PR burial entry says she was of Padfield and died aged 41. MI says she was aged 40 years.
     John Hadfield, baptised 29 November 1798 in Tintwistle Chapel, buried 11 December 1799 in Glossop. PR burial entry says he was of Padfield and died aged 1.
     Martha Hadfield, baptised 30 October 1800 in Tintwistle Chapel.
     John Hadfield, baptised 23 October 1804 in Tintwistle Chapel.
Thomas Hadfield died, aged 69 on 30 April and was buried on 3 May 1835 in Glossop. The parish register entry for his burial describes him as "of Padfield".

Children of Joshua Platt.

Mary Platt was baptised on 24 May 1758 in Glossop. She had a son, Thomas Platt born 16 May 1796 and 14 June 1796 in Tintwistle Independent.

James Platt was baptised on 20 August 1760 in Glossop, d. 22 October 1840, buried in Glossop. He married Anne Mason (born about 1756) on 18 February 1783 in Glossop and they had two children:
     Sarah Platt, baptised 11 October 1788 in Mellor, died 7 March and buried 10 March 1789 in Glossop.
     Sarah Platt, baptised 11 October 1789 in Mellor.
Anne died aged 54 on 3 March and was buried on 6 March 1810 in Glossop.
James Platt died in his 81st year on 22 October 1840 and was buried in Glossop.

George Platt was born about 1774. He married Evelyn Georgina Hadfield, daughter of John Hadfield and Ann Sutton (see The Hadfield family of Crowden Hall) on 2 September 1798 in Glossop. They had nine children:
     William Platt, baptised 11 May 1798 in Tintwistle.
     Sarah Ann Platt, baptised 19 January 1800 in Tintwistle Independent.
     Thomas Platt born 10 February 1801.
     Edward Platt.
     Henry George Satton Hadfield Platt born 15 May and baptised 23 June 1805 in Stockport Independent.
     James Platt.
     Laura Platt, baptised 26 April 1807 in Tabernacle, Stockport.
     Joshua Platt, baptised 19 May 1809 in Tintwistle Independent.
     Samuel Platt born 7 November and baptised 17 November 1811 in Tintwistle Independent.
George Platt worked Mouse Nest Mill. At the census of 1841 he is recorded as aged 65 at Padfield, farmer. In the census of 1851 he is aged 77, a widowed farmer, born Dinting, living at Padfield with his 36 year old niece, Mary Hall, born Mottram, as his Housekeeper.
According to Hamnett, the Higher Mill, or Padfield Lodge Mill (also called White Mill) was, in 1834, in the possession of William, Thomas and Edward Platt, sons of George Platt. They were all born at Shaw, where the Platts had resided for generations.
George Platt died on 25 May 1857.

Children of James Platt.

John Platt was born about 1764. Parish register entries describe him as "of Whitfield". He married Molly Wagstaffe, daughter of John Wagstaffe of Bridge End, farmer (see Wagstaffe family of Bridge End) on 22 October 1789 in Glossop. They had six children:
     Thomas Platt born 7 July and baptised 15 July 1790 in Glossop, died 2 December and was buried 4 December 1794 in Glossop.
     Martha Platt born 31 October 1791.
     Sarah Platt, born about 1796, buried 30 April 1797 in Glossop.
     Betty Platt born 20 August and baptised 30 September 1797 in Glossop.
     George Platt born 25 April 1799.
     Robert Platt born 18 November 1800, baptised 11 January 1801 in Glossop, died 13 June 1857, buried in Glossop.
John Platt was buried on 15 December 1804 in Glossop.

James Platt was born about 1766. He married Alice Bennett, born about 1758,daughter of John Bennett (see The Bennett family of Whitfield) on 27 February 1783 in Glossop. They had five children:
     Sarah Platt born 19 March and baptised 13 April 1786 in Tintwistle.
     Nancy Platt born 15 March 1788.
     James Platt born 12 February and baptised 16 February 1790 in Tintwistle, died 22 February and buried 25 February 1838 at Glossop parish church, age 47.
     Mary Platt born 15 February and baptised 21 February 1792 in Tintwistle.
     Betty Platt born 21 September and baptised 22 September 1795 in Tintwistle Independent, died, aged 3 years & 6 months, on 16 March and buried 19 March 1799 in Glossop.
Alice died, aged 38, on 10 March and was buried on 14 March 1796 in Glossop.
James Platt was buried on 4 August 1802 in Glossop.

Generation Five.

Child of Mary (Molly) Platt.

Thomas Platt was born on 15 October and baptised on 28 October 1789 in Tintwistle Independent Chapel (The baptism entry describes his mother as "of Mowsley"). He is described as "of Hill Top" in baptism entries. He received the tenancy of Hill Top Farm as a result of the will of William Barber who died on 10 May 1807 (see The Barber family of Hilltop and Padfield). He married Ann Bowden, born 3 November 1783 in Hayfield on 23 February 1808 in Glossop. They had ten children:
     William Platt born 3 September and baptised 25 September 1808 in Glossop. 1841 census at Hill Top aged 32, labourer. 1851 census, 42 year old quarryman at Mouselow, born Dinting; his wife, Ann, was aged 33, at home born Dinting. Morris & Co's Commercial Directory & Gazetteer of Ashton-under-Lyne & District 1878 lists him as a farmer at Dinting.
     Mary Platt, born about 1811. 1841 census at Hill Top aged 30, cotton factory worker. 1851 census head of house at Hill Top aged 39, born Dinting. 1861 census aged 50, born Hill Top. 1871 census aged 60 dairy maid living with John at Hill Top.
     Sarah Platt, born about 1813. 1841 census aged 25-29, cotton winder. 1851 census aged 34, weaver born Hill Top.
     John Platt, baptised 3 July 1814 in Glossop. 1841 census at Hill Top aged 25, labourer. 1851 census aged 36, labourer born Hill Top. 1861 census aged 46 born Hill Top. 1871 census aged 56 farmer of 20 acres at Hill Top. Also recorded were niece Hannah Sidebottom, 25, cotton weaver born Glossop and nephews William Sidebottom, 20, employed at print works born Glossop and John Sidebottom, 18, farm servant born Glossop.
     Maria Platt, baptised 7 January 1816 in Glossop. 1841 census at Hill Top aged 24, cotton factory worker. 1851 census living with Mary at Hill Top, cotton weaver aged 35, born Dinting.
     Ann Platt, baptised 22 January 1817 in Glossop. 1841 census at Hill Top aged 23, cotton factory worker. She married John Sidebottom (son of John Sidebottom) on 16 September 1844 in Glossop Parish Church.
     Nancy Platt, baptised 23 May 1819 in Glossop. 1841 census aged 20-24, cotton winder.
     Jane Platt, baptised 9 March 1821 in Glossop. 1841 census at Hill Top aged 20, cotton factory worker.
     Thomas Platt baptised 6 April 1823.
     Hannah Platt born 14 February and baptised 30 April 1826 in Glossop, died 5 December 1835, aged 9 years and 9 months, buried in Hadfield Wesleyan cemetery, Chapel Lane.
In the census of 1841 Thomas is aged 52 and Ann aged 60 at Dinting Vale.
According to Hamnett, Thomas Platt farmed over 39 acres at Mouslow and Hill Top in 1846.
In the census of 1851 Thomas is a farmer of 42 acres born at Hill Top aged 60 and Ann aged 67 born Hayfield. Address given as Dinting Vale.
In the census of 1861 Thomas is at Hill Top aged 71 and Ann aged 78 born Hayfield. Also recorded in 1861 were Mary Platt daughter aged 50 born Hill Top; Sarah granddaughter aged 15 born Derbyshire and grandsons William aged 9 & John aged 7 both born Dinting.
Thomas Platt died on 2 February 1866. The announcement of his death in the Glossop Record, 3 February 1866, says he died in his 77th year. On 19 March 1866 the Will of Thomas Platt late of Dinting in the Parish of Glossop in the County of Derby Farmer deceased who died 2 February 1866 at Dinting aforesaid was proved at Derby by the oaths of William Platt of Dinting aforesaid Farmer Thomas Platt of Dinting aforesaid Grocer and John Platt of Dinting aforesaid Farmer the Sons the Executors. Effects under £600.
Ann died on 31 October 1867.

Children of John Platt.

John Platt was born on 12 December 1797 in Glossop. He was baptised twice, on 13 February 1798 in Tintwistle Independent and on 25 May 1817 in Glossop. Entries in the Glossop parish register describe him as "of Dinting". He married Elizabeth Sydall, born 3 February 1795 daughter of James Syddall and Ellen Tatton (see The Syddall family of Glossop) on 26 May 1822 in Glossop and they had five children:
     Mary Platt baptised 21 February 1823.
     Ellen Platt, baptised 22 May 1825 in Glossop. Census of 1841 describes her as a housekeeper, age 15.
     John Platt, baptised 10 June 1826 in Glossop. 1841 census age given as 14.
     James Platt born about 1828.
     Benjamin Platt, baptised 24 March 1830 in Glossop.
The census of 1841 shows John living at Dinting Vale next to the family of Thomas and Anne Platt (of Hill Top), age given as 35. With him were Mary, Ellen & John. The census of 1851 shows him at Dinting Vale, as a 53 year old farmer of 14 acres, Mary (Wild) and her children also there. In the 1861 census he is a 63 year old late farmer living with Mary, her husband and family.
Elizabeth was buried on 31 December 1830 in Glossop churchyard, aged 35.

Benjamin Platt was born on 25 May and baptised on 1 July 1804 in Glossop, died 5 July 1879 in Glossop, buried in Glossop. In the 1841 census he is living at Lower Dinting with his sister Mary, aged 30. He married Betty Newton, born about 1820, daughter of William Newton and Sarah Wood (see The descendants of George Newton of Padfield) on 5 February 1844 in Glossop Parish Church.
According to Hamnett, in 1846 Benjamin Platt farmed over 54 acres.
The census of 1851 describes him as a farmer of 30 acres, aged 46 born Dinting.
He married Marina Clayton, born about 1817 in Peak Forest, on 17 January 1853 in Glossop parish church.
In his sister Sarah's probate documents (1857) Benjamin is described as "a Farmer of Dinting".At the census of 1861 Benjamin was aged 56, farmer of 50 Acres with 1 Man; Marina aged 43. In the census of 1871 he was a farmer of 18 acres at Lower Dinting, 2, aged 66; Marina aged 53, born Peak Forest. Morris & Co's Commercial Directory & Gazetteer of Ashton-under-Lyne & District 1878 lists him as a farmer at Dinting.
Betty died on 23 January 1846 and was buried in Glossop. Her MI gives her age as 26 when she died and also records "an infant".
Marina died, in her 62nd year, on 1 February 1879 in Glossop and was buried in Glossop.
Benjamin Platt died, aged 76, on 5 July 1879 in Glossop and was buried in Glossop.

Thomas Platt was born on 4 January and baptised on 1 March 1807 in Glossop. He married Sarah Kinder, born about 1807 in Taxall, daughter of William and Mary Kinder (see The descendants of William Kinder) on 12 November 1826 in Glossop and they had twelve children:
     Ann Platt, baptised 16 May 1827 in Glossop, buried 20 May 1827 in Glossop.
     Benjamin Platt, baptised 15 September 1828 in Glossop, buried 18 January 1829 in Glossop.
     Mary Platt born 1 May 1830 in Waterside, baptised 11 May 1830 in Glossop, died 1 January 1867, buried in St Marys Charlesworth. Possibly also baptised 9 May 1830 at Hadfield Wesleyan Methodist chapel. 1841 census aged 10, recorded with parents. Also recorded at Waterside (visitor) with Mary Kinder aged 64-68 and Mary Kinder aged 24-28. 1851 census, age 21, weaver. 1861 census - 30 year old unmarried housekeeper living with her aunt, Mary A Kinder (power loom weaver aged 50 born Chapel en le Frith) in Edward Street. MI says she was 36 when she died.
     Elizabeth Platt, born about 1833 in Hadfield. 1841 census aged 8. 1851 census, age 18, weaver. 1881 census gives her age as 48, a cotton weaver living at 17 Dinting lane with her 70 year old aunt, Mary Ann Kinder. 1891 census at 21 Dinting Lane aged 57 with 80 year old Mary Ann Kinder.
     Caroline Platt, baptised 26 April 1835 in Wesleyan Methodist, Hadfield, died 7 October 1865, buried in St Marys Charlesworth. 1841 census aged 7. 1851 census, age 16, weaver. Reputedly committed suicide by drowning aged "33". MI says she was aged 30 when she died.
     Thirza Platt born about 1837.
     John Platt born about 1840.
     Sarah Ann Platt baptised 21 August 1843 in Hadfield.
     William Platt, born about 1844. 1851 census, age 6.
     Thomas Albert Platt, born about 1847. Died in infancy.
     Millicent Platt, born about 1849. Died in infancy.
     Robert Platt, born about 1850. Died in infancy.
The family lived at Waterside when the first three children were baptised. The census of 1841 shows them living at Lower Dinting/Dinting Mill, Thomas a 34 year old shoemaker, Sarah aged 34. In 1851 they are at Green Vale, Whitfield, Thomas aged 44, a Cordwainer and Sarah aged 44. Farming at Knarrs in 1861.
Thomas Platt died on 18 August 1864 in Edward Street, Glossop and was buried at St Mary's Independent Chapel, Charlesworth. His MI describes him as "of Knarrs" and says he died in the 58th year of his age; it also records the deaths of two (unnamed) infant grandchildren.
Sarah died, aged 65, on 4 March 1872 and was buried at St Marys Charlesworth.

Child of John Platt.

James Platt. Parish register entries describe him as "of Mouselowe". He and his wife Mary Ann had two children:
     John Platt born 12 December 1797, baptised 25 December 1817 in Glossop.
     Sally Platt, baptised 25 December 1819 in Glossop.

Children of George Platt.

William Platt was baptised on 11 May 1798 in Tintwistle, died 17 March 1875. He married Margaret Goddard, baptised 18 April 1790 in Mottram (daughter of Hugh and Margaret Goddard), on 20 November 1834 in Mottram. William worked Padfield Brook, White & Thornley Mills. Hamnett notes that in 1838 he was living at Hadfield Lodge, and was appointed to assist in distributing 'Hague's Charity.' Census 1841 shows him aged 40 living at Hadfield Lodge with his wife, Margaret also aged 40. Census 1851 at Brosscroft age 51, cotton manufacturer, Margaret aged 57.Census 1861 at Greenfield Cottage previously Margaret's brother John's house) aged 62, retired cotton manufacturer, Margaret aged 69.
Margaret died in 1863 and William married Martha Garlick, born 8 January 1812 (daughter of John Garlick and Rebecca Hadfield) (see The descendants of John Garlick of Padfield and Waterside) the following year.
In 1871 they were living at 5 Padfield Lane, William was a retired manufacturer aged 72, Martha was aged 59. William Platt died on 17 March 1875 and Martha continued to live at 5 Padfield Lane, in 1881 a widow aged 68 and in 1891 census a widow aged 79, living on own means.

Thomas Platt was born on 10 February 1801 in Padfield and baptised on 25 February 1801 at Tintwistle Independent Chapel. Worked Padfield Brook, Station, White & Thornley Mills. At the 1841 census he was aged 40 at Thornley Mill, cotton manufacturer. He married Margaret Kershaw, born 12 February 1811 in Glossop, daughter of John Kershaw and Nanny Slack (see The Kershaw family of Hurst and Whitfield) on 5 May 1847 in Littlemoor. They had one daughter, Laura Platt, born about 1849 in Glossop.
In the 1851 census the family was at Padfield, Thomas aged 50, cotton manufacturer, Margaret aged 40, Laura aged 2. 1861 census at Padfield, Thomas aged 60, cotton manufacturer, Margaret aged 50, Laura aged 12. 1871 census at Fountain Cottage, Padfield, Thomas aged 71, cotton spinner & employer, Margaret aged 60.
Thomas Platt was buried on 18 February 1878 at Tintwistle Independent.
Margaret died on 8 July and was buried on 12 July 1882 at Tintwistle Independent.

Edward Platt was born in Hadfield and baptised on 10 March 1803 at Tintwistle Independent. He worked Padfield Brook, Station, White & Thornley Mills. At the census of 1841 he was living with his father aged 35. He married Fanny Garlick baptised 5 February 1815 in Glossop Parish Church, daughter of John Garlick and Rebecca Hadfield (see The descendants of John Garlick of Padfield and Waterside) on 8 October 1842. They had five children:
     Evelyn Georgina Platt, born about 1843, d. 10 September 1855. 1851 census gives her age as 6, born Hadfield.
     George Platt, born about 1845, d. 6 December 1862. 1851 census gives his age as 5, born Hadfield. 1861 census gives his age as 15, born Hadfield.
     William Platt born about 1848.
     Sarah Ellen Platt, born about 1849, d. 20 July 1866. 1851 census gives her age as 1, born Hadfield.
     Edward Platt born 27 December 1851.
At the census of 1851 the family was living at Hadfield Lodge, Edward 48 born Dinting, Fanny 37 born Padfield. At the census of 1861 the family was still at Hadfield Lodge, Edward 58, cotton manufacturer, born Padfield, Fanny 47 born Hadfield.
Edward was elected councillor for Hadfield ward at the first Municipal Election in 1866. On August 11th 1869, he was elected an Alderman. He was also a member of the Board of Guardians.
The family was still at Hadfield Lodge at the 1871 census, Edward a 68 year old cotton manufacturer & alderman, Fanny aged 58, born Padfield. They had moved to 5 Padfield Lane by the time of the 1881 census Edward aged 78, cotton manufacturer, and Fanny aged 67.
Edward Platt died on 14 January 1887.
Fanny died on 25 June 1887.

Children of John Platt.

Martha Platt was born on 31 October and baptised on 21 November 1791 in Glossop. She married Joseph Bray, born about 1787, on 23 March 1817 in Glossop. They had two daughters:
     Mary Bray, baptised 14 March 1818 in Glossop.
     Sarah Bray born about 1822, d. 31 July 1902, buried in Glossop. MI says she died in her 81st year.
Martha died on 11 January 1861 and Joseph died on 26 August 1864, both buried in Glossop.

George Platt was born on 25 April and baptised on 8 June 1799 in Glossop. Parish register entries describe him as of Glossop, Gamesley, Cross Cliffe & Mill Town. He married Nancy Dewsnap, born about 1795, on 22 April 1823 in Glossop. They had seven children:
     John Platt born about 1823.
     Amy Platt, baptised 24 July 1826 in Glossop.
     Deborah Mary Platt, baptised 19 September 1830 in Glossop. 1861 census - aged 30, cotton warper. She married George Wagstaffe, baptised on 31 March 1814 in Glossop, son of Robert Wagstaffe and Mary Clarke (see Wagstaffe family of Bridge End) in 1867 in St. Michael's, Ashton-Under-Lyne.
     Elizabeth Platt, baptised 9 April 1833 in Glossop. 1861 census - aged 27, Machine Heald Knitter.
     Charlotte Platt, baptised 25 February 1835 in Glossop. 1861 census - aged 26, assistant house keeper.
     Martha Platt, baptised 13 March 1837 in Glossop. 1861 census - aged 24, machine heald knitter.
     Robert Platt, baptised 4 July 1839 in Glossop. 1861 census - aged 21, compositor & reporter.
1861 census – George aged 61 in High Street, Rent & debt collector, Nancy aged 59.
Nancy died aged 76 on 18 October 1871 and was buried in Glossop.

Child of James Platt.

Nancy Platt was born on 15 March and baptised on 16 March 1788 in Tintwistle. She married Samuel Shepley, born 13 January 1784 in Glossop, son of John Shepley and Betty Arundale (see The Shepley family of Old Glossop and Brookfield) on 3 July 1809 in Glossop.

Generation Six.

Child of Thomas Platt.

Thomas Platt was baptised 6 April 1823 in Glossop. At the time of the 1841 census he was at Hill Top aged 18, cotton factory worker. In 1851 he was living with Mary at Hill Top, labourer aged 28, born Dinting. He married Harriet Smith Hobson, born about 1831 in Thurlstone, Yorkshire (daughter of Bernard Hobson) on 30 March 1859. They had five children:
     Thomas William Platt, born about 1860 in Glossop. 1861 census gives his age as 10 months. 1871 census gives his age as 10.
     Bernard Platt, born about 1862 in Glossop. 1871 census gives his age as 9. 1881 census gives his age as 19, joiners apprentice.
     John Platt born 26 November 1865.
     Albert Edward Platt born about 1871.
     Arthur Smith Platt born about 1874.
In the 1861 census the family was living at Mount Pleasant, Dinting Vale, Thomas a 38 year old Grocer, Harriet aged 30. In the 1871 they were census living at Dinting Vale, Thomas a 47 year old Grocer & corn dealer, Harriet aged 40.
Morris & Co's Commercial Directory & Gazetteer of Ashton-under-Lyne & District 1878 lists Thomas as a farmer at Dinting.
In the 1881 census he is aged 58 farmer of 42 acres at 3, Hill Top, Harriet aged 50, housekeeper.
Thomas Platt was buried on 13 April 1892 in Glossop cemetery grave number FC 2191, aged 69. In the same grave are Ann Platt, buried 30 December 1864 aged 1 year; Sydney Platt, buried 21 February 1868 aged 9 months; Thomas Platt, buried 15 January 1888 aged 6 months and John Smith Platt, buried 21 March 1890 aged 9 months.
Harriett was buried on 15 February 1906 in Glossop cemetery, aged 75.

Children of John Platt.

Mary Platt was born in Dinting and baptised on 21 February 1823 in Glossop. The census 1841 gives her occupation as cotton weaver, age given as 15. She married George Wild, born about 1825 in Hayfield (son of William Wild) on 16 September 1845 in Hayfield. George was living at Weathercotes at the time. They had six children:
     John William Wild.1851 census aged 4, born Honley , Yorkshire.
     Mary Ann Wild, born about 1849 in Wakefield. 1851 census aged 1. 1861 census aged 11, cotton mender born Glossop.
     Benjamin Wild, born about 1851. 1851 census aged 3 months, born Wakefield. 1861 census aged 10, cotton mender born Glossop.
     Thomas Wild, born about 1853. 1861 census aged 8, cotton mender & scholar born Glossop.
     John Wild, born about 1856. 1861 census aged 5, scholar born Glossop.
     Elizabeth Wild. 1861 census aged 1, born Glossop.
Mary was aged 28, born Dinting, at her father's house in the census of 1851. In 1861 the family was at Dinting Vale; Mary was aged 38 and George a 36 year old Ag Lab.

James Platt was baptised on 28 February 1828 in Glossop. The census of 1841 shows him at Lower Dinting with his grandmother and his aunt Sarah and uncle Benjamin, aged 13. His age was given as 21 in the marriage register, which also gives residence as Dinting. He is a labourer on Benjamin's birth cert. Possibly a carter previously. He married Eliza Oldham, born 19 April 1831 in Glossop, daughter of Joseph Oldham and Elizabeth Hall (see The descendants of William Oldham of Hayfield) on 7 August 1848 in St James Church, Whitfield. James and Eliza had nine children:
     Benjamin Platt born 23 June 1849.
     Joe Platt, born in 1852 in Glossop. 1861 census - 9 years old. 1871 census aged 18, general servant. Labourer at 1881 census, age given as 29. Living in his father's house.
     William Oldham Platt born about 1854.
     Elizabeth Platt born about 1857 in Glossop. 1861 census - 4 years old. 1871 census aged 14, cotton weaver.
     Mary Platt born about 1859 in Glossop. 1861 census - 2 years old. 1871 census aged 13, cotton tenter. Assistant housekeeper at 1881 census, age given as 22. 1891 census age 32 living with her father. 1901 census age 43 living with her father & stepmother.
     Sarah Ann Platt born 27 March 1861.
     James Herbert Platt born about 1865.
     Fred Platt born about 1868.
     Er Platt born in 1869 in Glossop. Died 22 May 1905, buried at St Marys Independent Chapel, Charlesworth. 1871 census aged 1. 1881 census gives his age as 11. 1891 census age 21, living with his father. He married Annie Eliza Oldham, born about 1868 in Staleybridge (daughter of Joseph Lawton Oldham) on 3 November 1891 in Holy Trinity Church, Dinting Vale. 1901 census aged 31, Jobbing Compositor living in High Street East, Glossop; Annie aged 32. MI says he was aged 35 when he died and of 33 Rinsley Street, Harpurhey.
The 1851 census shows James at Dinting with his uncle Benjamin, described as a 23 year old married lodger and labourer, born Dinting; Eliza aged 20 born Charlesworth.
At the 1861 census the family was at Dinting Vale, James a labourer in the printworks aged 33; Eliza 31 years old (listed as Elizabeth) born Charlesworth.
1871 census James aged 43, Grocer & corn dealer at 273 High Street W, grocer's shop; Eliza aged 41, Grocer's wife.
1881 census at Lower Dinting James a farmer of 26 acres, aged 54; Eliza aged 51. John H Platt, 3 year old grandson, born Glossop, was with the family at census 1881.
Eliza died in 1890.
In the 1891 census James was at 196 High Street West, Retired Grocer, widower, aged 64. 15 year old James E. Platt, grandson, labourer at calico print works, was at the same house.
James married Alice Duxbury (daughter of Roger Duxbury on 16 September 1891 in Dinting.
In the 1901 census they were at 188 High Street West, James living on own means, Alice aged 72.
James Platt died on 20 October 1901 in Glossop, aged 74. Probate 19 November 1901 to George Braddock, insurance agent, Effects £287 6s 3d; James described as a gentleman.

Children of Thomas Platt.

Thirza Platt was born about 1837 in Dinting Mill. At the 1841 census she is aged 3, recorded with her parents. Also recorded at Waterside with sister Mary and Kinder relatives (visitor). 1851 census, age 14, weaver. 1861 census - 23 year old unmarried power loom weaver living with her aunt, Mary Kinder, in Edward Street, Glossop. She married her cousin William Kinder on 16 May 1863 in Wesley Chapel, Hayfield (see The descendants of William Kinder).

John Platt was baptised on 19 January 1840 in Glossop, d. 8 July 1915 in Glossop Cemetery. In the 1841 census he was aged 1 and in the 1851 census, aged 12, a Cordwainer. He married Elizabeth Marsland, baptised 5 February 1837 in Hayfield, daughter of Henry Marsland and Harriet Hall (see The descendants of William Marsland). They had seven children:
     Thomas Platt, born about 1867 in Knarrs, Hayfield, DBY, baptised 7 July 1867 in Hayfield, d. 18 November 1916 in Somme, France, buried in Adanac Military Cem. nr Miraumont, Somme. 1881 census gives his age as 13, a visitor at 17 Dinting Lane, Glossop, where his aunt Elizabeth was living. Emigrated to Canada. Lived at 132 Oak Crest Avenue, Toronto. Joined the Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment, Coy. 75th Bn - private, service no. 163665) during the first world war. Commemorated in the Canadian First World War Book of Remembrance on page 149. Grave reference II.E.31. Also commemorated on his parents' grave. Left a nine year old daughter when he died in the war. His wife's name was Elizabeth; she lived at 132 Oak Crest Avenue, Toronto, Ontario.
     Sarah Platt born on 3 September and baptised on 22 November 1868 in Hayfield. She married James Fernley, born about 1869 in Charlesworth, son of Edward and Mary Fernley.
     Henry Platt, baptised 4 September 1870 in Hayfield, buried in Hayfield cemetery, row C no 5/6. Died in infancy. MI on his parents' grave at Glossop.
     Harriet Platt, buried in Hayfield cemetery, row C no 5/6. Died in infancy.
     Mary Platt, buried in Hayfield cemetery, row C no 5/6. Died in infancy.
     William Platt, born about 1872 in Hayfield. 1881 census gives his age as 9.
     John Platt, born about 1878 in Knowl, Yorkshire. 1881 census gives his age as 3.
The family was at Dinting Vale Lane in the 1881 census. John aged 41, a stone pitcher, Elizabeth aged 44.
John Platt died on 8 July 1915 and Elizabeth died 24 January 1919. They were buried in the same grave at Glossop Cemetery. The grave also contains the remains of Patricia Beever, Betty Unsworth and half the ashes of Phyllis Beever.

Children of Edward Platt.

William Platt was born about 1848. The 1851 census gives his age as 3, born Hadfield. 1871 census at Hadfield Lodge aged 23, Manufacturer. He married Kate Collier Hadfield, born 19 October 1853, daughter of John Hadfield and Mary Ridgway (see The Hadfield family of Cowbrook).
They had a daughter, Fanny Platt, born on 24 March 1878 in Hadfield, died on 14 April 1964. She married Alfred Jordan and they had two children: Edward Jordan and Diana Jordan.
William Platt died on 21 October 1879.
At the 1881 census Kate was a widow with 3 year old Fanny at 2 Brosscroft.
Kate died on 13 December 1931.

Edward Platt was born on 27 December 1851 in Glossop. He worked Padfield Brook & Station Mills and bought Cowbrook Mill but never worked it. 1861 census gives his age as 9, born Hadfield. 1871 census at Hadfield Lodge aged 19, Manufacturer. He married Emma Ashton, born about 1846 in Charlesworth (daughter of Robert Ashton and Hannah Ratcliffe) on 1 October 1873 in Glossop Parish Church. They had a daughter, Evelyn Georgina Platt, born 7 July 1874.
The family was living at Padfield Lane in 1881 and 1891. Edward became a councillor for Hadfield Ward on November 1st 1881. They then moved to Mersey Bank. Edward and Emma were the donors of the Hadfield Public Hall and Reading Room.
Edward Platt died on 11 January 1915.
Emma died in 1923 in Ross, Herefordshire.

Child of George Platt.

John Platt was baptised on 23 November 1823 in Glossop. He married Hannah Warhurst, born about 1833 in Padfield, daughter of Nancy Warhurst (see A Goodison family of Glossop and a Warhurst family of Hadfield). John and Hannah had a son, John R J Platt, born about 1875 in Glossop. 1881 census gives his age as 6. 1891 census gives his age as 16, engine fitter.
In the 1871 census the family were living with Nancy Warhurst, John aged 47, a house painter and Hannah aged 38, a milliner. In the 1881 census the family was at 14 Wellgate, Glossop, John aged 58 and Hannah aged 48. Also at the house was his Hannah's aunt, Mary A Warhurst aged 60, born Padfield, a cotton operative.
Hannah (Registered as Hannah Bowden Platt, aged 49) was buried on 4 January 1883 in Glossop Cemetery.
John married Clara Richardson in 1883 and they had a daughter, Clara Elizabeth A Platt, born about 1886 (1891 census aged 5). In the 1891 census they were living at Wellgate Street, Glossop, John aged 68, a grocer and Clara aged 40.

Generation Seven.

Children of Thomas Platt.

John Platt was born on 26 November 1865 in Glossop and baptised on 7 January 1866 in Wesleyan Methodist, Howardtown. 1871 census gives his age as 5. 1881 census gives his age as 15, labourer. He married Evelyn Georgina Dewsnap, baptised 11 March 1866 in Glossop Parish Church, daughter of John Dewsnap and Martha Winterbottom (see Dewsnap family of Hadfield) in 1894 in Howardtown Wesleyan Chapel and they had two children:
     Thomas Platt born 1 October and baptised 22 November 1896 in Wesleyan Methodist, Howardtown, Glossop. 1901 census aged 4. 1911 aged 14, office clerk. 1939 register Water Inspector at 51 Newshaw Lane, Hadfield. He married Laura Slack (born 8 June 1896) in November 1921 in Glossop Parish Church.
     Sarah Evelyn Platt born 13 August 1900 in Glossop. Never married. Worked in the District Bank in Glossop. 1901 census aged 8 months. 1911 census aged 10, at school. 1939 register, living with her father, bank clerk.
In the 1901 census the family was at 8 The Avenue, Hadfield. John aged 35, stone merchant and Evelyn aged 35. John was a Glossop councillor, first elected in 1903. In the 1911 census the family was at 2 Newshaw Lane, Hadfield, John aged 45, farmer and Evelyn aged 45. In the 1939 Register John was a retired farmer at 2 Newshaw Lane, Hadfield. He died on 4 September 1942.

Albert Edward Platt was born in 1871. 1881 census gives his age as 9. He married Alice Wood and they had five children:
     Harriet Ellen Platt born 2 July 1899 in Hill Top, Glossop.
     Edith May Platt born November 1900.
     Albert Victor Platt born February 1903.
     William Bernard Platt born May 1905.
     Frank Platt born June 1907 in Glossop.
Albert farmed at Hill Top but then left Glossop about 1912 and moved to Huddersfield where he worked in the woollen industry.

Arthur Smith Platt was, born in 1874. The 1881 census gives his age as 6. He and his wife Mary Elizabeth lived in Hadfield Road, Hadfield. They had three daughters:
     Annie Platt, born in 1905, buried 11 September 1995 in Glossop cemetery, aged 90. She was headmistress at Count Hill High School in Oldham.
     Eva Platt, born in 1908, buried 27 January 1912 in Glossop cemetery, aged 4.
     Ethel Platt, born in 1910, buried 3 October 1994 in Glossop cemetery, aged 84. Taught domestic science at West End Secondary Modern School in Glossop.
Arthur Smith Platt was buried on 9 June 1955 in Glossop cemetery, aged 80.
Mary Elizabeth Platt was buried on 4 October 1955 in Glossop cemetery, aged 83.

Children of James Platt.

Benjamin Platt was born on 23 June 1849 in Dinting Mill, Glossop and baptised on 23 May 1852 in Glossop Parish Church. Census 1851 aged 1 born Dinting. Census 1861 describes him as a Hooker of cotton prints aged 11. Census 1871 records him as a 21 year old labourer living in Charlesworth. He married Alice Holden, born 1849, daughter of John Holden and Clara Bennett (see A Holden family of Charlesworth) on 1 February 1871 in St James, Whitfield. Benjamin and Alice had six children:
     Joe Platt, born in 1872, died 10 January and buried 22 January 1873 in St Mary's Indep, Charlesworth. MI says he was aged 1 when he died.
     Clara Eliza Platt born in August 1873 and baptised on 24 May 1874 in Spring St Methodist Chapel, Hollingworth (of Brookfield), died 3 March 1924 in The Cottage Hospital, St. Helens, buried in St Mary's Indep, Charlesworth. Age given as 10 months in the record of her baptism. Benjamin and Alice described as being "of Brookfield". Never married. 1881 census aged 7. 1891 census aged 17, dress maker. 1901 census shows her as a 27 year old milliner & dressmaker working at her parents' home. 1911 census aged 37, assisting in the business. The vault where she is buried has a second headstone for Eliza Fielding - her aunt Eliza Holden.
     Fred Platt born 4 October 1874.
     Annie Platt born in 1876.
     Minnie Platt born 27 October 1877.
     Sarah Ann Platt born in 1881.
     Alice May Platt, born in 1892 in Glossop. Known as May. 1901 census shows her as Alice M Platt, aged 8. 1911 census, aged 18, milliner.
Morris & Co's Directory of 1878 describes Benjamin as a Grocer and corn dealer of 5 & 7 Milltown.
In the 1881 Census the family were living at 76 High Street East, Glossop, Benjamin aged 31, Grocer & Provision Merchant, Alice aged 31.
In the 1891 Census the family were living at 121 High Street East, Glossop, Benjamin aged 41, Grocer and corn dealer, Alice aged 41. 119-123 High Street East was built by Benjamin Platt - shop with houses either side and the corn chamber above. They used to deliver corn to farms up the Snake.
Benjamin was a Glossop Alderman for All Saints Ward. On 31st March, 1893 he laid one of the Howard Street school foundation stones.
Census 1901 living at 119 High Street East, aged 51, Grocer in own account working at home, Alice aged 51. Also at the house in 1901 was Ann Blackburn, described as "Aunt", aged 80 and living on her own means (Alice's aunt).
Benjamin was made bankrupt in April 1909 as a result of business failure.
1911 census, aged 61 living at 14 Peter St, St Helens. Newspaper agent and general dealer, Alice aged 61, assisting in the business.
Benjamin Platt died on 2 January 1912 and was buried at St Mary's Indep, Charlesworth.
Following Benjamin's death Alice ran a guest house at 3 Bute Avenue (off Dickson Road), Blackpool (next door to her sister in law's guest house).
Alice died, aged 76, on 6 August 1925 in St Helens and was buried at St Mary's Indep, Charlesworth.

William Oldham Platt was born in 1854 in Glossop. 1861 census - 7 years old. 1871 census aged 16, cotton cloth finisher. He married Alice Ann Bunting, born 1853, in 1875 and they had five children:
     James Edward Platt born about 1876.
     Albert Ernest Platt born 24 August 1881, baptised 10 February 1892 in Dinting Holy Trinity.
     Joe Platt, baptised 12 April 1882 in Dinting. 1891 census aged 8.
     Er Platt born 11 December 1884.
     Benjamin Platt born 16 August 1888 and baptised 13 November 1888 in Dinting. 1891 census aged 2. 1901 census aged 12.
The 1881 census has William O Platt, age 26, at 170 High Street West, Glossop, Grocer's assistant, Alice aged 27, cotton weaver.
They were living at 275 High Street West when Benjamin was born.
1891 census has William O Platt aged 36 at 275 High Street West, carter, Alice aged 37.
Alice was aged 46, head of the household, in the 1901 census.
William Oldham Platt died in 1891.
Alice died, aged 52 on 26 May 1907 and was buried at St Marys Charlesworth.

Sarah Ann Platt was born on 27 March 1861 in Glossop. Census 1861 gives her age as 12 days. 1871 census aged 10, scholar. 1881 census gives her age as 20, cotton weaver. She married George Kinder, born 1862 in Glossop, son of Ralph and Mary Kinder (see A Kinder family of Mottram and Dinting)
James Herbert Platt was born in 1865 in Glossop. 1871 census aged 5, scholar. 1881 census gives his age as 15. He married Harriet Palmer in 1890 and they had three children:
     Beatrice Platt, baptised 2 April 1893 at Holy Trinity Church, Dinting Vale. 1891 census aged 8.
     Eliza O Platt, born about 1895 in Glossop. 1901 census aged 6.
     William P Platt, born about 1900 in Glossop. 1901 census aged 1.
1891 census at 194a High Street West, James aged 25, Labourer At Calico Print Work, Harriet aged 24.
1901 census, James a general labourer at Uncouth Road, Milnrow, Rochdale aged 35, Harriet aged 34.
1911 James aged 45 living at 10 Melnott St, Rochdale.

Fred Platt was born about 1868 in Glossop. 1871 census gives his age as 3. 1881 census gives his age as 13. He married Edna Ann Jackson, born about 1868 (daughter of John Jackson) on 2 October 1888 in Holy Trinity Church, Dinting Vale and they had four children:
     Stanley Platt, born about 1890 in Glossop, buried 30 April 1914 in Glossop Cemetery, aged 24. 1891 census aged 1. 1901 census aged 11. 1911 census aged 21.
     Harry Platt, born in 1892 in Glossop, died in 1968 in Glossop. 1901 census aged 9.
     Bertha Platt, born about 1895, died 14 January and buried 15 January 1900 in Glossop Cemetery, aged 5.
     James Jackson Platt born 25 July 1899.
1891 census 24 year old Draper, in Whitfield, Edna Ann aged 24.
1901 census aged 33, Baker shopkeeper at Queen Street, Glossop., Edna aged 31.
Kelly's 1932 Directory shows the business as Fred Platt & Son at 5 Shrewsbury Street.
Fred Platt died on 28 May and was buried on 2 June 1938 in Glossop Cemetery, aged 70.
Edna died on 4 December and was buried on 7 December 1939 in Glossop Cemetery, aged 71.

Child of Edward Platt.

Evelyn Georgina Platt was born on 7 July 1874 in Hadfield. 1881 census age 6. 1891 census age 16. 1901 census age 26. She married George Basil Heywood (born 10 June 1874 in Kersal, Manchester) in 1903 in Glossop and they had two children:
     Evelyn Georgina Heywood, born in 1912 in Glossop.
     Emma Catharine (Kate) Heywood born 4 May 1915 in Glossop.
George died on 10 October 1944 and Evelyn Georgina died on 24 November 1960.

Generation Eight.

Children of Benjamin Platt.

Fred Platt was born on 4 October 1874 in Glossop. 1881 census aged 6. 1891 census - Grocer assistant aged 16. 1901 census gives his age as 26, Baker and employer. He married Mary Thornley, born 22 October 1877 in Hollingworth (daughter of George and Hannah Elizabeth Thornley) in 1904 in Glossop. They had a son, George Thornley Platt, born 7 August 1906.
1911 census, visitor with his family at parents' house, aged 36, assistant superintendent insurance co., Mary aged 33. 1939 Register at 24 Lichfield Road, Blackpool, commercial traveller.
Fred Platt died in 1947, aged 72, and was buried on 15 April 1947 in Glossop Cemetery.
Mary died on 4 August 1952 at 12 Dibbins Hey, Bebington, Cheshire and was buried on 6 August 1952 in Glossop Cemetery. Her home address was "Vienne", 297 Hadfield Road, Hadfield.

Annie Platt was born in 1876 in Glossop. 881 census aged 4.1891 census aged 14. She married John Wood, born about 1873 in Glossop, in 1897 in Glossop. They had two children:
     Lilian May Wood, born in 1898 in Stockport. 1901 census aged 3. 1911 census aged 13.
     Fred Wood, born in 1901 in Glossop. 1911 census aged 9.
1901 census living in Fenny Street, St Helens, John aged 28, bread baker, Annie aged 24.
1911 census at 15 Cooper Street, St Helens, John age 38, Grocer & general dealer, Annie aged 34.

Minnie Platt was born on 27 October 1877 at 5 Milltown, Glossop. She married Isaac Gee Hadfield, born 19 December 1876 in 90 Wharf Street, Dukinfield, son of John Hadfield and Eliza Ann Robinson (see A Hadfield family of Whitfield) on 31 March 1902

Sarah Ann Platt, born about 1881 in Glossop. 1881 census aged 0. 1891 census aged 10. 1901 census shows her as a 20 year old school teacher (she was a teacher at Old Glossop but lived with her parents before she married). She married Frank Oliver, born about 1884 (son of Walter Oliver) and they had a daughter, Elizabeth (Bessie) Oliver, born on 16 December 1911.
Frank was a member of the family of W. Oliver & Sons, plumbers & glaziers, of 85 High Street West, Glossop. He died on 8 February and was buried on 11 February 1948 in Glossop cemetery, aged 64.
Sarah Ann died, aged 73, on 10 May and was buried on 13 May 1954 in Glossop cemetery.

Children of William Oldham Platt.

James Edward Platt was born about 1876 in Glossop. 1881 census aged 5. 1891 census aged 15, labourer at calico print works in his grandfather's house. He married Harriett Yates, born about 1877 (daughter of Charles Edward Yates), on 25 May 1901 in Hayfield. They had a son, James William Platt, born in 1902 in Glossop. He died on 18 March and was buried on 22 March 1922 in Glossop cemetery aged 20.
James Edward Platt was buried on 14 July 1928 in Glossop cemetery aged 52.
Harriet was buried on 8 September 1954 in Glossop cemetery aged 78.

Er Platt was born on 11 December 1884 and baptised on 15 February 1885 in Holy Trinity Church, Dinting Vale. 1891 census aged 6. 1901 census aged 16, Cotton weaver. He married Harriett Bramhall, born about 1889 (daughter of John Bramhall and Phoebe Fennell). They had seven children:
     Er Platt born 19 February 1927 in Glossop, died 21 May 2001 in Tameside Hospital. He lived in High Street West about 4 doors higher than the bottom of Cooper St. and attended West End School. He later worked at Levi Jacksons rope works and lived in Hollincross Lane Glossop in the early 1950s.
     Walter Platt, born about 1910, died 1983. He married Ann Knott, born about 1912, died 1993.
     Alice A Platt, born about 1913.
     Nellie Platt, born about 1917, died 2003. She married William Hallam, born about 1908, died 1998.
     Phoebe Platt, born about 1918, died 1975. She married Robert Woodacre, born about 1912, in 1973.
     Evelyn Platt, born about 1920, died 2001.
     James Platt, born about 1921, died 1987.
Er Platt died on 26 September and was buried on 30 September 1936 in Top Chapel, Charlesworth, aged 52.
Harriett died in 1970.

Child of Fred Platt.

James Jackson (Jimmy) Platt was born on 25 July 1899 in Glossop. 1911 census aged 11. He was still delivering bread around the Glossop area in the 1950s. He married Mary Hambleton, born about 1901, in 1922 in Glossop. They had one son, Stanley Hambleton Platt, born about 1923, died 11 October and buried 17 October 1986 in Glossop Cemetery.
Mary was buried on 19 March 1957 in Glossop Cemetery.
James Jackson Platt was died on 6 May and was buried on 13 May 1980 in Glossop Cemetery.

Generation Nine.

Child of Fred Platt.

George Thornley Platt was born on 7 August 1906 in St Helens. 1911 census aged 4. He married Doris Green, born 1 January 1906, in 1933. In the 1939 register they were living at 54 Princes Avenue, Bebington, Cheshire. George was a Pharmacist (Reg Chemist & Druggist) Retail Manager.
Doris died on 9 August 1987 and George Thornley Platt died on 22 June 1990. Their home address was 11 Eton Drive, Thornton Hough, Wirral, Mersey.

Child of Sarah Ann Platt.

Elizabeth (Bessie) Oliver was born on 16 December 1911 in St Helens. She was born in St Helens as her mother followed tradition and had her first child at her mother's house even though she lived in Glossop. She married Charles Garside, born 6 February 1908, in 1934 in Glossop. She married Walter Etchells, buried 1 August 1958 in Glossop cemetery aged 51.
Bessie died on 17 December 2007 in Blackpool.



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