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The Galloping Major

Name:
James Edward Platt
 Relationship to Anthony Woodville, Earl of Rivers
Birth:
12 DEC 1856 OLDHAM Lancashire England
Father:
John Platt
Mother:
Alice Radcliffe
Married:
Elise Oasteli 10 JAN 1900
Children:
Married:
Agnes Rose Warren 10 MAY 1882
Children:
Married:
Ann Charlotte Gendie Starkie
Children:
Death:
20 SEP 1928 17 Park Lane, Middlesex aged 71
Remarks:
At first took active interest in the business of Platt Bros and became member of Manchester Royal Exchange at age 19 in 1876. Then in 1890s he abandoned business in favour of sport and acquired a villa at Cannes.

Known as 'The Galloping Major'. A book called 'Major James Edward Platt - a biographical sketch' was published by the Tavistock Press which details his sporting achievements.
He also was the author of the book “The Thoroughbred Racehorse : Its Breeding
and Early Management.”

Probate:
Platt, James Edward of 10 Cadogan Square, Middlesex died 26 September 1928 at 17 Park Lane, Middlesex. Probate London 24 November to Elise Platt widow and Alfred Warren Melhuish solicitors. Effects £55936 11s. 7d.
Biographical sketch of Major James Edward Platt

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