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John Platt (1848-1927)

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John Platt (1848-1927) of Mather and Platt and a director of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway

1848 Born in Pooley Bridge, Westmorland, son of William Wilkinson Platt and his wife Elizabeth.[1]

1871 Lived in Stretford: William W Platt 57, maker of machinery for weaving, Elizabeth Platt 53, John Platt 23, machinist working for his father, Sarah Platt 21, Mary Platt 18[2]

1881 Mechanical engineer, lived in Altrincham with Elizabeth Platt 63[3]

1884 Married Margaret Oudney Graham in Dunham-Massey[4]

1901 Mechanical engineer, employer, in Warton, Lancaster, with Margaret O Platt 38, and Edward N Galloway 53, mechanical engineer, employer and Sarah E Galloway 51[5]

1927 Died in Marylebone

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  1. BMD
  2. 1871 census
  3. 1881 census
  4. BMD
  5. 1901 census