Richard Platt, Deacon of Bovington

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Richard Platt

Birthdate: (80)
Birthplace: Ware, Hertfordshire, England, (Present UK)
Death: February 13, 1684 (80)
Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
Place of Burial: Founders Cemetery Memorial Site, Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA - Plot: Buried in his orchard lot#38 W Main & Cherry , Milford, CT
Immediate Family:

Son of George Platt and Mary Platt
Husband of Mary Platt
Father of Mary Whitmore; Deacon John Platt, Sr.; Capt. Isaac Platt; Samuel Platt; Sarah Merwin and 5 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, Deacon of Bovington

Deacon Richard Platt

  • Male 1603 - 1684
  • Title: Deacon
  • Born: 28 Sep 1603 - Ware Hertfordshire, England [1]
  • Gender: Male
  • Immigration: 31 Jul 1637 - Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts from England
  • Name: Richard Platt [1]
  • Died: 13 Feb 1684 - Milford, Fairfield County, Connecticut [1]
  • Person ID - I21308 - Jerry Milo Johnson Last Modified: 23 Oct 2013
  • Father: George Platt, b. 13 May 1582, Ware Hertfordshire, England d. 20 Apr 1609, Ware Hertfordshire, England
  • Relationship: Natural
  • Mother: Mary Sell, b. 1584, Ware Hertfordshire, England d. Aft 1618
  • Relationship: Natural
  • Married: Between 1597 and 1598 - Ware, Hertfordshire, England
  • Family ID - F7607 - Group Sheet
  • Family : Mary Wood, b. 10 Nov 1605, Roydon, Essex, England d. 24 Mar 1676, Milford, Fairfield County, Connecticut Married: 26 Jan 1629 Roydon, Essex, England [1] Notes Married: 26 Jan 1628/29
  • Children
  1. Hannah Platt, b. 01 Oct 1643, Milford, Fairfield County, Connecticut d. 1713, Milford, Fairfield County, Connecticut
  2. John Platt, b. 11 Jan 1631, Ware, Hertfordshire, England, d. 06 Nov 1705, Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut
  3. Samuel Platt, b. 09 Dec 1634, Ware Hertfordshire, England d. 15 Sep 1635, Ware Hertfordshire, England
  4. Isaac Platt, b. 10 Apr 1633, England d. 31 Jul 1691, Huntington, Suffolk County, New York
  5. Mary Platt, b. 11 Nov 1629, Roydon, Essex, England d. 17 Jun 1669, Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut
  6. Josiah Platt, b. 16 Nov 1645, Milford, Fairfield County, Connecticut d. 01 Jan 1724
  7. Joseph Platt, b. 01 Apr 1649, Milford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, Milford, Fairfield County, Connecticut
  8. Epenetus Platt, Milford, Fairfield County, Connecticut d. Sep 1693, Huntington, Long Island, New York
  9. Sarah Platt, b. 11 Sep 1636, Ware Hertfordshire, England. d. 15 May 1670, Milford, Fairfield County, Connecticut


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.


  • Could he have been born September 28, 1603 and baptised 6 May 1604? from Find a Grave

Richard, son of George and Mary Platt, was baptised 6 May 1604 at Ware, Hertford,

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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
May 6, 1604
Ware, Hertfordshire, England
May 6, 1604
Ware, Hertford, England
November 11, 1629
Age 26
Roydon, Essex, England
Age 28
Ware, Hertfordshire, England