Richard Platt, Deacon of Bovington

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Richard Platt

Birthplace: Ware, Hertfordshire, England, (Present UK)
Death: Died in Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
Immediate Family:

Son of George Platt; Joseph Platt; Mary Platt and Mary Kellogg Platt
Husband of Mary Platt and Mary Platt (Wood)
Father of Epenetus Platt, I; Mary Atkinson (Platt); Capt. Isaac Platt; Deacon John Platt, Sr.; Samuel Platt and 6 others
Brother of John Platt; Mary Platt and Elizabeth Platt
Half brother of George Platt and William Platt

Occupation: Founder of Milfort, CT; arrived in America in 1638, Decon, immigrated to America in 1638
Managed by: Mark McCormack
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About Richard Platt

daughter of Epenetus and Phebe (Wood) Platt of Huntington, L.I. Epenetus Platt was a son of Richard Platt, who came from England in 1683 and later settled in Milford, Conn. The son, Epenetus Platt, removed to Huntington in 1666 and married in 1667. Jonathan Smith inherited the homestead of his father and of his grandfather at Nissequogue, and it remained in possession of his descendants of the Floyd name until recent years. His will, in his own handwriting, dated 10 Oct 1743, proved 29 Nov 1744, mentions his recently deceased son, Platt Smith, and leaves all property to his two daughters, Tabitha, wife of Nicoll Floyd, and Ruth, wife of Henry Smith. Much of his real estate had been previously deeded to his son, Platt Smith. _________________________

Settler (4778/2382)

Immigrated to Millford in 1640



Source: Lineage Papers of Robert Forsyth Little, Jr. for the Society of the Colonial Wars.

The first ancestor of the name in the United States, was Richard Platt.

"Richard Piatt, son of Joseph Piatt, was baptized Sept. 28, 1603." This is claimed as an extract from the parish records of Bovingdon, a village near Hertford, England.

The Platt progenitor, Richard Platt left England in 1638, and landed at New Haven

Richard Piatt had eighty-four acres of land in and around New Haven. His name is on the list of free-planters made out in 1646 ; he was chosen a deacon in the first church in Milford in 1669.

It is recorded that his wife, Mary, died in January, 1676. He made his will in 1683.

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Richard Platt, Deacon of Bovington's Timeline

September 28, 1603
Ware, Hertfordshire, England, (Present UK)
September 28, 1603
Ware, Hertfordshire, England
September 28, 1603
Ware, Hertfordshire, England
May 6, 1604
Bovingdon, Hertfordshire, England, (Present UK)
May 6, 1604
Ware, Hertford, England
May 6, 1604
May 6, 1604
Ware, Hertfordshire, England
January 26, 1628
Age 24
Royden, Essex, England, (Present UK)
November 11, 1629
Age 26
Roydon, Essex, England, (Present UK)
Age 27
Ware, Hertfordshire, England