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Name: Samuel Radcliffe Platt Determine relationship to...
Birth: 1 JUL 1845 Oldham, Lancashire, England Father: John Platt Mother:Alice Radcliffe
Christening:
Married: Helen May Roberts 28 MAY 1884
Children Born Died
Alice May Angela Platt 8 MAY 1885 Oldham, Lancashire 4 NOV 1973 Lymington, Hampshire
John Rookhurst Platt 15 MAY 1890 Oldham 27 MAR 1916 Hill 60, Ypres, Killed In Action
Maurice Cedric Platt 11 NOV 1892 Oldham, Lancashire 26 NOV 1918 British Legation The Hague Holland
Nancy Quenelda Platt 6 JUN 1895 Chester, Cheshire 28 APR 1993 Harpsden, Oxfordshire
Death: 5 SEP 1902 Yacht Norseman, Menai Straits, Bangor
Burial:
Remarks: 1902 Times Obituary
Mr Samuel Radcliffe Platt, head of the engineering firm of Messrs Platt Brothers, Oldham, died on Saturday on board his yacht the Norseman in Menai Straits off Bangor after an operation. The second son of the late Mr J Platt MP, of Werneth-park, Oldham, he was born in 1844, and served the shrievalty of Lancashire in 1897. Mr Platt was appointed a Knight of the Legion of Honour in 1878; he was also Knight of Grace of the Order of St John of Jerusalem, of which Order his widow, Helen, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Roberts, of Renny, county Cork is a Lady of Grace.

The following was recorded in the "Highland News" a Scottish newspaper of September 13, 1902:
Death of Mr S. R. Platt Mr Samuel R. Platt, head of the engineering firm of Messrs Platt Brothers, Oldham, an ex-High Sheriff of Lancashire, died on Saturday on his yacht, the Norseman, in Menai Straits, off Bangor, after an operation. Mr Platt was head of the great machine-making firm of Platt Brothers & Co. (Limited), of Oldham, and had been for a quarter of a century at least the first townsman of his native borough, as well as one of the leading men in Lancashire commercial life. Deceased was a brother of Mr Joe A. Platt of Eishken, and was well known in Stornoway, which he frequently visited in his magnificent yacht, the Norseman.


ODNB:
Good mechanical ability. Became in 1872 youngest chairman in firm's history.
Doubled number of employees from 6000 in 1872 to 12000 in 1902.
In First World war the firm converted its oprations to the manufacture of munitions, but Platt family suffered loss of 4 members of rising generation.
Posset pot with Joshua and Mary Hall 1781 written on it
Ramsden Mill, Golcar
Henry Platt born 1793
Bridge house, Dobcross - home of Henry Platt

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

Marriage certificate