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Henry Platt Hall on his 21st birthday 9-April-1884

Henry Platt Hall
 Relationship to William Hill
9 APR 1863 Salford, Lancashire
William Hall
Louisa Platt
Margaret Alison Reid 25 FEB 1892 Christ Church, Salford
William Reid Hall
Born: 10 MAR 1893 Oldham
Died: 23 JUL 1968 Melyniog, Llansantffraid
15 DEC 1949 Pentrehylin Hall, Llanymynech aged 86
Henry Platt Hall was born in Salford on April 9th 1863, the eldest of four children. His parents were William Hall, a surgeon, and Louisa (nee Platt).

He joined Platt Bros in 1880 at the age of 17 and became a director in 1897 and chairman from 1920-1924. He was the grandson of Henry Platt the founder and the nephew of John Platt MP who was responsible for the firm flourishing in the mid to late 19th century.

King George V and Quuen Mary visited Platt Bros in 1913 and a souvenir edition of the visit was published.

Extract from Kellys directory of Lancashire, 1924:
Platt brothers & co limited, engineers, iron founders, machine makers, colliery proprietors, Hartford new works, Featherstall road south; Hartford old works, lower moor; Jubilee colliery shaw; Butterworth hall colliery, Milnrow and Hartford chambers, 2 St Anns place, Manchester.

Henry Platt Hall lived at Toravon, Newport street in Oldham in 1924.

Henry acquired a Welsh estate at Pentrehylin Hall, Llanymynech and was High Sheriff of Montgomeryshire in 1928.

In the 1939 register, he was living at Pentrehylin Hall (Occupation: Mechanical engineer). He had a butler - Alfred Barnett born 15 Oct 1874, and two domestic servants - Alice Holloway born 27 Jun 1916, and Catherine Roberts born 16 Aug 1906.

He became an eminent numismatist and after his death his coin collection was sold with the British Museum describing it in its quarterly journal of April 1951 as 'one of the last great collections of Roman coins in this country'.

Probate: HALL Henry Platt of Pentreheylin Hall Llanymynech Montgomeryshire died 15 December 1949 Probate London 5 May to William Reid Hall engineer and The District Bank Limited. Effects £138,777 1s 11d (£4.5 million in 2015).

Coin Sale Catalogues:

Coins currently at the British Museum:
Birth Certificate

H P Hall in March 1868

Henry Platt Hall

Henry Platt Hall born 1863 & Margaret Reid born 1863

1911 census living at Toravon, Oldham

Pentrehylin, Llanymynech - Henry Platt Hall's House - sold in 1950

Pentrehylin - home 0f HP Hall

Shooting Party in 1913 - H P Hall on right, son William next to him, and brother J P Hall sitting

Royal Tour of Platt Bros - H P Hall next to Queen

Platt Bros record profits in 1922 - newspaper article
Henry Platt Hall with grandson Peter Macmillan Hall

Glendinings: Henry Platt Hall Sale, Greek, Roman & Byzantine coins

Silver Denarius at time of Caesar Augustus and Jesus. From 2012 catalogue

1950 Sales catalogues description from

Sestertius coin from time of Roman Emperor Trajan.jpg

Sestertius from Roman Emperor Macrinus 217-218AD now at Fitzwilliam_museum, Cambridge

Sestertius from Emperor Decimus Caelius Balbinus 238AD now at Yale University

Gold auxerre coin from time of Henry VI of France 1422-53 now at Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

British Museum journal describing their acquisition of Roman coins from the H P Hall collection

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