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Elijah Hibbert (1801–1846) founder of Hibbert, Platt and Sons
1822 Entered into partnership with Henry Platt
1834 Listed as 'Mr. Elijah Hibbert, Cowhill Lodge, Ironfounder'.
1840 He states 'I am a partner in the firm of Hibbert and Platt, of Oldham, and a Magistrate of the Borough. Our firm employ from 200 to 300 men'.
1846 March 10th. Died. Age 45 of Lyon House, Oldham. J.P.