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  • ID: I31
  • Name: Henry Platt
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 20 MAR 1793 in Dobcross, Lancashire
  • Death: 11 NOV 1842 in Oldham
  • Note:
    Henry was born on 20th March 1793 at Dobcross, a Pennine village near Oldham.
    On 20th March 1815 he married Sarah Whitehead and they raised four sons and six daughters. Their children included John Platt (born 1817), James Platt (born 1824) and Louisa Platt (born 1835).

    Henry took over the business of his father, a prosperous machinery maker, and carried on the manufacture of wool-processing machinery.

    In 1821 he moved from Dobcross to the rapidly expanding cotton town of Oldham and there he began to manufacture cotton machinery, especially carding engines. In 1822 he formed a partnership with Elijah Hibbert under the name of Hibbert and Platt. The business prospered and they opened Hartford works at Greenacres Moor in 1829-30.

    He had founded the firm that was to become Platt Bros & Co and the biggest textile machine manufacturer in the world in the 19th and early 20th century, employing 12,000 people in Oldham.


    Henry Platt born 1793



    Bridge house, Dobcross - home of Henry Platt



    Map showing Bridge Farm, Sugar Lane, Dobcross - Home of Henry Platt



    1841 census - Machine Maker


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  • Change Date: 22 JAN 2016 at 20:08:15



    Father: John Platt b: BEF 24 FEB 1767 in Dobcross, Saddleworth c: 24 FEB 1767 in Saddleworth
    Mother: Alice Winterbottom b: 11 JAN 1768 in Saddleworth c: 17 JAN 1768 in Saddleworth

    Marriage 1 Sarah Whitehead b: 28 FEB 1792 in Saddleworth Fold, Lancashire c: 28 MAR 1792 in Saddleworth, Lancashire
    • Married: 20 MAR 1815 in St Chad Church, Saddleworth
    Children
    1. Has No Children Joseph Platt b: 20 FEB 1816
    2. Has Children John Platt b: 15 SEP 1817 in Oldham, Lancashire
    3. Has No Children Jane Platt b: 27 OCT 1819
    4. Has No Children Alice Platt b: 2 FEB 1822
    5. Has Children James Platt b: 11 DEC 1823 in Oldham, Lancashire
    6. Has No Children Sarah Ann Platt b: 21 NOV 1825
    7. Has Children Mary Alice Platt b: 17 JUN 1828
    8. Has No Children Henry Platt b: 29 MAR 1830
    9. Has No Children Elizabeth Platt b: 14 APR 1833
    10. Has Children Louisa Platt b: 4 JUN 1835 in Oldham

    Sources:
    1. Title: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
      Abbrev: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
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