William Platt - Masonic Jeweller

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William Platt - Masonic Jeweller

Postby dognose » Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:31 pm

An 1864 advertisement for the masonic jeweller William Platt.

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William Platt entered his mark at the London Assay Office on the 10th February 1852 from the address of 12, Sloane Street, Chelsea. The move to 6, Beaufort Buildings, Strand, occured in 1853.

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Re: William Platt - Masonic Jeweller

Postby MCB » Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:23 am

A little more information on William Platt from UK Census.
He was born in Soho London in 1820. According to the 1841 Census he had trained as a diamond setter. He married circa 1840.
After trading at Beaufort Buildings the 1881 Census records him as a masonic jeweller at 4 Mona Villas Twickenham.
Three of his sons trained as jewellers. Another was an artist for a time.
He died around 1882. In the 1891 Census his wife Loiusa is recorded in Fulham as a widow working as an embroideress.

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Re: William Platt - Masonic Jeweller

Postby dognose » Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:30 am

Hi Mike,

Thanks for that, I'd found very little about William Platt, other than details of his masonic activity. I did find this newspaper report that details a jewel of his manufacture:

"...The WM then proceded to invest Br Parkinson with the jewel, which is formed of 18-carat gold (maker, Br William Platt), and enriched with rubies and a large brilliant."

Source: The Era, 12th April 1863

Besides that, only a bankruptcy notice issued in October 1866 where he was described as a 'Working Jeweller' at Beaufort Buildings.

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Re: William Platt - Masonic Jeweller

Postby dognose » Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:25 pm

New member freelander has been researching William Platt and has kindly agree to share his findings here:

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Our thanks to freelander for a great piece of research.

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Re: William Platt - Masonic Jeweller

Postby dognose » Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:08 am

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Bro. William Platt - London - 1870

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