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1712-22 Several children of Thomas Platt, living in Burlington County, New Jersey were baptized in St. Mary's Protestant Episcopal Church in Burlington 1712-1722 (perhaps Thomas' father). [1]

c 1715 Thomas Platt was born to Thomas Platt and Jane, but the date is not documented. [2] [3]

1732 Thomas Platt was named in the estate inventory of Hannah Maxbur in New Hanover, Burlington County, New Jersey. [4]

1737 Thomas Platt was named in the estate inventory of Joseph Steward of New Hanover Twp, Monmouth County, New Jersey. Dated August 29. [5]

1739 Thomas Platt and Sarah Dennis were married on November 1 in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Thomas Platt was a child of Jon Dennis. Sarah Dennis was a child of Jon Dennis. [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [Photocopy, 1739 Marriage record of Thomas Platt and Sarah Dennis.]

1742 Thomas Platt, perhaps this one, was named in the estate inventory of Jonathan Parker, Jr of Upper Freehold, Shrewsbury Twp, Monmouth County, New Jersey. Dated October 30. [12]

1750 Thomas Platt was listed among customers at Imlay's Store in Bordentown, New Jersey. [13]

1751-57 Thomas Platt was a resident of Bordentown Twp, Burlington County, New Jersey. [14]

1759 Thomas Platt, perhaps this one, and Sarah Dennis witnessed the will of John Norris of New Hanover, Burlington County. [15]

1766 Thomas Platt, perhaps this one, witnessed the will of Joseph Norcross of Hampton, Hanover Twp, Burlington County. [16]

1768 Thomas Platt died at age 53. [17] Thomas Platt's will was dated July 1768 in New Hanover Twp, Burlington County, New Jersey, probated 1 August 1768. The inventory of the Goods and Chattells listed a farm and animals as the main estate. Isaac Ivins was a bondsman and one of the appraisers of the estate. Son Thomas Platt was the administrator. [Map] Townships of Burlington County, New Jersey,1872.

1768 Thomas Platt was the administrator for Thomas Platt, of New Hanover, Burlington County, who died intestate. Fellowbondsman: Isaac Ivins; both of Burlington County. Dated August 12. The inventory, valued at £273.13.6, was made by William Harris, Jr., and Isaac Ivins. Dated August 1. [18]

1784 John Platt, son of Thomas Platt, and Alice Stevenson, daughter of William Stevenson, were married on September 23, at Upper Freehold, Monmouth County. Witnessed by Sarah Platt, and many others. [19]

1804 Mrs Sarah Platt died on April 8. [20]


Footnotes:

[1] Francis Newton Thorpe, William Pepper, M. D., LL. D. (1843-1898): provost of the University of Pennsylvania (1904), 23.

[2] Franklin Platt, Notes upon the ancestry of John Platt: born in Burlington County, N.J., Aug. 13, 1749; died near Wilmington, Del., Dec. 1823 (1896), 7, [HathiTrust], [InternetArchive].

[3] Charles Platt Jr, Thomas Platt of Burlington, New Jersey and his Descendants (Peterborough: Richard R Smith Co, 1967), 17-18.

[4] A. Van Doren Honeyman, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 30. (Wills and Administrations 2, 1730-1750) (1918), 327, [GoogleBooks], [HathiTrust].

[5] A. Van Doren Honeyman, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 30. (Wills and Administrations 2, 1730-1750) (1918), 457, [GoogleBooks], [HathiTrust].

[6] New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956, [FamilySearchImage], [FamilySearchRecord].

[7] William Nelson, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 22. (Marriage Records, 1665-1800) (1900), 116, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive].

[8] Charles Platt Jr, Thomas Platt of Burlington, New Jersey and his Descendants (Peterborough: Richard R Smith Co, 1967), 26.

[9] Franklin Platt, Notes upon the ancestry of John Platt: born in Burlington County, N.J., Aug. 13, 1749; died near Wilmington, Del., Dec. 1823 (1896), 7-8, [HathiTrust], [InternetArchive].

[10] Francis Newton Thorpe, William Pepper, M. D., LL. D. (1843-1898): provost of the University of Pennsylvania (1904), 23.

[11] Charlotte D. Meldrum, Early Church Records of Burlington County, New Jersey, Vol. 3 (1995), 111.

[12] A. Van Doren Honeyman, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 30. (Wills and Administrations 2, 1730-1750) (1918), 369, [GoogleBooks], [HathiTrust].

[13] James D. Magee, Bordentown, 1682-1932: an illustrated story of a colonial town (1932), 144, left column, [HathiTrust].

[14] Major E. M. Woodward and John Hageman, History of Burlington and Mercer Counties, New Jersey (Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1883), 456, column 4, [HathiTrust].

[15] A. Van Doren Honeyman, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 32. (Wills and Administrations 3, 1751-1760) (1924), 237, [InternetArchive].

[16] A. Van Doren Honeyman, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 33. (Wills and Administrations 4, 1761-1770) (1928), 309, [InternetArchive].

[17] Francis Newton Thorpe, William Pepper, M. D., LL. D. (1843-1898): provost of the University of Pennsylvania (1904), 23.

[18] A. Van Doren Honeyman, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 33. (Wills and Administrations 4, 1761-1770) (1928), 332, citing Lib. 13, p. 436, [InternetArchive].

[19] Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, Records of Marriage Certificates from Upper Springfield Meeting, commencing 1783, 6, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[20] New Jersey Deaths and Burials, 1720-1988, [FamilySearch Record].