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William Wilkinson Platt (1814-1879)
1841 John Platt 60, a "machine maker", lived in Roman Road Terrace, Higher Broughton, with Emma Platt 55, William Platt 25.
1845 The Mathers leased part of Salford Iron Works from John Platt
1846 William married Elizabeth Worrall in Manchester
1847 His father, John Platt, died
1848 Birth of his son John
1850 Birth of daughter Sarah Emma Platt in Salford
1852 Patent to Colin Mather and William Wilkinson Platt for improvements in machinery for finishing cloth
1861 William W Platt 47, machine maker, employing 200 men and 50 boys, lived in Broughton near Salford, with Elizabeth Platt 43, John Platt 13, Sarah Emma Platt 11, Mary Platt 8, Elizabeth Platt 7
1871 Maker of machinery for weaving, lived in STretford with Elizabeth Platt 53, John Platt 23, Sarah Platt 21, Mary Platt 18
1872 of Mather and Platt, Salford Iron Works, Manchester
1879 Died in Ormskirk