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Notes for Thomas Platt and Jane

Dates of birth for Thomas Platt have been suggested ranging from 1685 [1] to 1690 [2], but there is no evidence to support these dates.

1705-12 Elizabeth Platt, daughter of Jane and Thomas Platt was baptized 29 June at St Mary's Episcopal Church in Burlington County, New Jersey. [3]

1712-1722 Thomas Platt lived in Burlington County, New Jersey and several of his children were baptized at St. Mary's Episcopal Church. He may have been married twice, to Jane and then Mary [4], but evidence for the second marriage is uncertain. Although we have no evidence, we show all children with mother Jane.

1714 Thomas Platt witnessed the will of William Fisher, yeoman of Burlington. John Talbot, rector of St Mary's, was an executor. [5]

1714 Thomas Platt witnessed the will of Henry Scott, yeoman of Burlington. [6]

1715 Son Thomas was born to Thomas and Jane Platt.

1719 Son John Platt was born and was baptized 13 Aug (7bris) at St. Mary's. The record names Mary as the mother, but this may be an error. [7]

1721 Son Joseph Platt was born.

1742 Abraham Clevinger of New Hanover, Burlington County, weaver, married Jane Platt, daughter of Jane Platt, widow. [8] If Jane Platt was the widow of Thomas Platt, then Thomas Platt was dead by 1742 and he was last married to Jane. It is also plausible that Jane Platt was still alive in 1742.

Research Notes:

Thomas Platt's wife has been reported as Jane Pickford. Richard Platt (1604-1685) of New Haven has been named by some as Thomas' ancestor, but no documentation has yet been found. Accounts that report Richard's birth in Bovingdon County Hertford, England ("Platt Lineage" by G. Lewis Platt and "The Descendants of Richard Platt" by Alrick Mann) have been disproven by Coddington, see "The American Genealogist, October 1954".

1688 Isaac Platt purchased land from Joseph Whittman, both of Huntington, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York, America. Dated December 11. [9]

1689 Capt. Epenetus Platt was voted to "have full power to ackt as sivell and milletery head officer in this towne" using English law for civil justice. "The same day it was voatted that Captt Epenetus Platt should goe to yorke with the east end men to make a demand of ye fourt." Dated May 3. [10]

1689 Mr Jonas Wood, Captt fleet, Captt Platt, and Isaac Platt were voted to "treat with the Indians and Purchase ye necke of meddow [sampawame] above sd. if they can atain it." … "The same day it was voatted and granted that Jonas Platt sonn of Isaac Platt shall have six acars of devission land upon ye top of the hills att the Reer of Isaac Platts new lott" Dated October 31. [11]

1689 Isaack platt and Capt'n Epenetus platt and others, of the "towne of Huntington upon Long Island in Amerikaa" purchased land, called Sampwans, from chiefs of the "sequatauge indians". Dated November 5. [12]

1694 An account of the money paid towards the Huntington patent of 1694 named Thomas Platt, and many others. Timothy Scudder was listed adjacent and John Rogers was listed nearby. [13]

1696 Jonas Platt released his share of his inheritance, from his father Isacke Platt, to his brothers John, Joseph, and Jacob Platt. [14]

1697 "John Ketcham and Jonas platt of Huntington in ye County of Suffolke on ye Island of nasaw afores'd in ye provence of New yorke" purchased land from Mesepaque Indians of "Quenes County on Nasaw Island". The land was called "scuraway" by the Indians and "Josiahes Neck" by the English. [15]

Pedigree for Thomas Platt+Jane naming Jonas Platt (1667-1724) + Sarah Scudder (1681-1730) as parents of Thomas: [16]

Charles Rufus Street named the children of Isaac Platt [17] and Epenetus Platt. [18]

Pelletreau provided a confusing summary of the "Platt Lineage". [19]

John Platt, died March 26, 1808, in his 90th year was named as the son of Thomas Platt 1st and Mary Platt. [20]

1633 Thomas Plats was a freeholder of South Winfield, Derbyshire. [21]


Footnotes:

[1] 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), 5, [HathiTrust], [InternetArchive].

[2] Charles Platt Jr, Thomas Platt of Burlington, New Jersey and his Descendants (Peterborough: Richard R Smith Co, 1967), 5.

[3] John E. Stillwell, Historical and Genealogical Miscellany, Vol. 2 (1906), 52, [HathiTrust], [InternetArchive].

[4] 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].

[5] William Nelson, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 23. (Wills and Administrations 1, 1670-1730) (1901), 164, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive].

[6] William Nelson, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 23. (Wills and Administrations 1, 1670-1730) (1901), 409, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive].

[7] John E. Stillwell, Historical and Genealogical Miscellany, Vol. 2 (1906), 53, [HathiTrust], [InternetArchive].

[8] Charles Platt Jr, Thomas Platt of Burlington, New Jersey and his Descendants (Peterborough: Richard R Smith Co, 1967), 5.

[9] Charles Rufus Street, Huntington town records, including Babylon, Long Island, N.Y., Vol. 3 (1887-89), 17, [HathiTrust].

[10] Charles Rufus Street, Huntington town records, including Babylon, Long Island, N.Y., Vol. 3 (1887-89), 31, [HathiTrust].

[11] Charles Rufus Street, Huntington town records, including Babylon, Long Island, N.Y., Vol. 3 (1887-89), 40, [HathiTrust].

[12] Charles Rufus Street, Huntington town records, including Babylon, Long Island, N.Y., Vol. 3 (1887-89), 41, [HathiTrust].

[13] Charles Rufus Street, Huntington town records, including Babylon, Long Island, N.Y., Vol. 3 (1887-89), 153, [HathiTrust].

[14] Charles Rufus Street, Huntington town records, including Babylon, Long Island, N.Y., Vol. 3 (1887-89), 195, [HathiTrust].

[15] Charles Rufus Street, Huntington town records, including Babylon, Long Island, N.Y., Vol. 3 (1887-89), 205, [HathiTrust].

[16] Pedigree for Thomas Platt and Jane, [URL].

[17] Charles Rufus Street, Huntington town records, including Babylon, Long Island, N.Y., Vol. 1 (1887-89), 345, [HathiTrust].

[18] Charles Rufus Street, Huntington town records, including Babylon, Long Island, N.Y., Vol. 1 (1887-89), 46, [HathiTrust].

[19] William S. Pelletreau, Records of the town of Smithtown, Long Island, N.Y. (1898), 473, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks].

[20] 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), 9, [HathiTrust], [InternetArchive].

[21] S. O. Addy, "A List of the Vills and Freeholders of Derbyshire in 1633," Journal of the Derbyshire Archaeological and Natural History Society 6 (1884), 49-74, at 56, [HathiTrust].