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Henry Platt born 1793

Henry Platt
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20 MAR 1793 Dobcross, Lancashire
John Platt
Alice Winterbottom
Sarah Whitehead 20 MAR 1815 St Chad Church, Saddleworth
Joseph Platt
Born: 20 FEB 1816
Died: 16 MAR 1845
John Platt
Born: 15 SEP 1817 Oldham, Lancashire
Died: 18 MAY 1872 Hotel Le Meurice, Paris
Jane Platt
Born: 27 OCT 1819
Died: 20 JUL 1820
Alice Platt
Born: 2 FEB 1822
Died: 11 JUN 1823
James Platt
Born: 11 DEC 1823 Oldham, Lancashire
Died: 27 AUG 1857 Ashway Gap, Saddleworth Moor, Derbyshire
Sarah Ann Platt
Born: 21 NOV 1825
Died: 19 SEP 1851
Mary Alice Platt
Born: 17 JUN 1828
Died: 18 OCT 1903
Henry Platt
Born: 29 MAR 1830
Died: 1841
Elizabeth Platt
Born: 14 APR 1833
Died: 3 NOV 1907
Louisa Platt
Born: 4 JUN 1835 Oldham, Lancashire
Died: 28 FEB 1904
11 NOV 1842 Oldham aged 49
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.
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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