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Birth: 20 MAR 1793 Father: John Platt Mother:Alice Winterbottom
Married: Sarah Whitehead 20 MAR 1815 St Chad Church, Saddleworth
Children Born Died
Louisa Platt 4 JUN 1835 28 FEB 1904
Elizabeth Platt 14 APR 1833 3 NOV 1907
Henry Platt 29 MAR 1830 1841
Mary Alice Platt 17 JUN 1828 18 OCT 1903
Sarah Ann Platt 21 NOV 1825 19 SEP 1851
James Platt 11 DEC 1823 27 AUG 1857
Alice Platt 2 FEB 1822 11 JUN 1823
Jane Platt 27 OCT 1819 20 JUL 1820
John Platt 15 SEP 1817 18 MAY 1872
Joseph Platt 20 FEB 1816 16 MAR 1845
Death: 11 NOV 1842
Remarks: 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
Marriage certificate

1841 census - Machine Maker

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