A Platt family of Mottram.

Generation One.

The earliest ancestor it has been possible to trace is John Platt, who is recorded as "of Dukinfield" in baptism records.
He was the father of John Platt (see below) and
Joshua Platt who was buried on 7 February 1786 in Mottram. His burial record says he was "of Newton" with a reputed age of 99 years. His will, dated 2 December 1764 mentions his wife Mary Platt, son Robert Platt, daughter Mary (wife of John Turner) and Mary's children (unnamed). Probate was granted on 20 May 1787 to the surviving executor, Joshua Platt of Bozen (Bosden) in the Parish of Cheadle, Cheshire, farmer.

Generation Two.

John Platt was buried on 29 June 1733 in Mottram. His burial record says "of Newton" and the admon says late of Newton and Hollingworth.
The administration “for John Platt and others of Hollingworth” dated 12 October 1733 names Joshua Platt of Hollingworth, yeoman, and William Gartside of Hollingworth, yeoman, to administer the estate of John Platt of Newton (also recorded as being of Hollingworth in another part) the brother of Joshua Platt, and the under age children of John Platt deceased. An attached document puts the under age children into the care of their uncle Joshua Platt of Hollingworth, naming then as John Platt aged 20 yrs, Joshua Platt aged 18 yrs, Ann Platt aged 15 yrs, Mary Platt aged 12 yrs, Robert Platt aged 9 yrs, Betty Platt aged 4 yrs or thereabouts (she was actually 6 yrs).
Records found for his children are:
     John Platt born 1713. There is a possible baptism in the PR's of Ashton under Lyne (3 February 1712/13, Platt son of John of Dukinfield).
     Joshua Platt born 1715, baptised 6 February 1714/15 in Ashton under Lyne.
     Ann Platt, baptised 22 September 1717 in Mottram.
     Mary Platt, baptised 18 September 1720 in Mottram.
     Robert Platt, baptised 2 February 1723 in Mottram.
Betty Platt (below).

Generation Three.

Betty Platt was baptised on 14 May 1727 in Mottram, daughter of John Platt of Hollingworth.
She married William Hadfield on 14 December 1746 in Mottram and together they had five children (see A Hadfield family of Whitfield). She was resident in the Parish of Mottram at the time of the marriage.
After William died she married John Andrew, on 15 February 1771 in Mottram. The parish register records the marriage of John Andrew, widower and Bettey Hadfield, widow. Witnesses, Daniel Roberts and Stephen Fullalove.
Betty was buried on 11 August 1793 in Mottram. The burial record for Bettey Andrew describes her as the wife of John who died in Derbyshire, a pauper. This was during the time at which there was a tax of register entries and many said they were paupers to avoid paying it. As two of Betty's sons (William and John) lived in Glossop, it wouldn't be unusual for her to die there.

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Last updated: 7 May 2019