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|Name:||Edith Platt||Determine relationship to...|
|Birth:||BEF 20 SEP 1848 Hartford House, Oldham||Father:||James Platt Mother:Lucy Mary Schofield|
|Christening:||20 SEP 1848|
|Married:||John Hargreaves 10 JUN 1868 St Thomas s Church, Werneth, Oldham|
|Evelyne Lucy Hargreaves||30 MAR 1869||1 MAR 1919|
|Edith Muriel Hargreaves||OCT 1871 Leckhampton, Gloucestershire||20 APR 1954 Cirencester, Gloucestershire|
|Death:||23 MAR 1882 Leckhampton Court, Leckhampton|
|Burial:||St Peter's Church, Leckhampton|
|Remarks:|| In 1851 staying with Uncle and Aunt John T Hibbert 27, Eliza A Hibbert 25 and their children Annie 2 and Percy 9 months.
In 1861 aged she was at school in Brighton with her cousin Lucy Platt the daughter of John Platt.
In 1871 she was living in St Leonard, Sussex with her husband and 2 year old daughter.
Following taked from a history of Leckhampton Church, Cheltenham:
A Cotton King and Queen
John Hargreaves (1842-1900) was the tenant of Leckhampton Court from about
1872 and was able to buy it in 1894 when the estate was put up for sale. He and his
wife, née Edith Platt (1849-1882), took an active part in the social life of Cheltenham
and the county. They were prominent at the hunt balls, and senior military men and
aristocrats were among their guests at the Court (and, so it is reported, the future King
Edward VII when Prince of Wales). John Hargreaves was an officer in the
Gloucestershire Yeomanry and a member of Cheltenham’s New Club. More
significantly, each came from an important Lancashire family. The Hargreaves had
made their money chiefly as carriers for the cotton trade, but Platt Brothers (Edith’s
father and uncle) employed 7000 people in Oldham and were the largest
manufacturers in the world of cotton spinning and weaving equipment, which they
exported throughout Europe. They were generous benefactors to their local
communities, not only in Oldham but also at Llanfairfechan, where they built a
country mansion, the railway station that served it and a church.
Gravestone description at St Peter's church, Leckworth:
G.117 Double plot; white marble horizontal cross on tall ridged and hipped ledger stone on large
plinth and base stone; kerb surround formerly with railings. Stone very black, metal text
West: IN / LOVING MEMORY OF
South: EDITH WIFE OF JOHN HARGREAVES ESQRE OF LECKHAMPTON
COURT, / AND DAUGHTER OF JAMES PLATT ESQRE OF OLDHAM, / DIED
MARCH 23RD 1882, AGED 33. / "HENCEFORTH THERE IS LAID UP FOR ME A
CROWN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, WHICH THE / LORD, THE RIGHTEOUS JUDGE,
SHALL GIVE ME AT THAT DAY" II.TIM.IV.8.
North: JOHN HARGREAVES, OF LECKHAMPTON, / DIED APRIL 13TH 1900,
AGED 58. / "TO BE WITH CHRIST, WHICH IS FAR BETTER." PHIL.1.23.
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