PLATT-GRIGG FAMILY HISTORY
THE GENEALOGY WEB-SITE OF MALCOLM PLATT-GRIGG, updated 16 Feb, 2013
** Images now added to my family tree including census images, church records, family photo's, etc.
** I now have a new email address, see link at bottom of page.
New additions to my family tree, including recent research on Love, Grigg & Platt families.
New page on the Grigg Motorcycle Company, Twickenham (see link below).
2 new trees added. Uriah Platt & Francis Platt, both of whom I suspect are related to my Samuel Platt.
** URIAH PLATT APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN BORN c.1781 IN DARLASTON, sTAFFORDSHIRE.
** FRANCIS PLATT WAS BORN c.1772 IN MARKET DRAYTON, SHROPSHIRE.
BOTH SEEM TO HAVE STRONG CONNECTIONS TO MY SAMUEL PLATT BORN C.1780 IN MARKET DRAYTON, SHROPSHIRE & LATER MOVED TO DARLASTON, STAFFORDSHIRE.
I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE RESEARCHING EITHER OF THESE 2 FAMILIES.
Welcome to my web-site. My name is Malcolm Platt-Grigg & this site represents the accumulation of almost fifteen years of research.
It covers both lines of my parents & also includes various branches that have married into my direct lines.
I'm also compiling lines of other Grigg families from the area, namely West Bromwich, Smethwick, Harborne, Oldbury & Halesowen. See links below to view these trees. These trees are in their infancy & still need a lot of work to confirm their accuracy.
The main surnames of interest are:
GRIGG: Traced back to the West Midlands of England, from the original counties of Worcestershire, Shropshire (Salop) & Staffordshire. The earliest records I have found for my direct line of Grigg's dates back to the early 1700's from the Halesowen area (originally in Shropshire but later in Worcestershire). The family spread out to Dudley, Northfield, Harborne & Edgbaston.
PLATT: The family established themselves in Wednesbury, Staffordshire for
many generations dating back to the late 1700's. According to census entries, it
seems that they moved from Shropshire around 1790.
Samuel Platt (born c.1780) started a foundry at King's Hill, Wednesbury which grew in to a large business, employing over 50 people & operating until the 1970's, later named Samuel Platt Ltd.
DAWSON: This is my mother's line, from the Rutland & Lincolnshire
I have traced this line back to the 1800's to Long Liddington & Essendine, Rutland. They later moved to Oakham & eventually to Stamford, Lincolnshire.
HICKMAN: This is my mother's mother's line. The Hickman's were established in Wymondham, Leicestershire from the early 1800's. It seems they originally came from Somersby, Leicestershire in the late 1700's.
OTHER RELATED SURNAMES:
BURSNALL: Married in to my HICKMAN line, also from Wymondham, Leicestershire, dating back to the late 1600's.
LOVE: Married in to my DAWSON line, originally from London.
THOMAS, HARTLAND, HORTON, HOWL: Married in to my PLATT line, mainly from the Wednesbury, Walsall area.
HUGHES, TRANTER, GISBORNE: Married in to my GRIGG line, from the West Midlands area.
CLICK IMAGE BELOW TO VIEW MY FAMILY TREE
Created using Personal Ancestral File 5 (PAF)
Above photo of Samuel Henry & Hannah Maria Platt c.1890.
Site updated 4-1-2011
LINKS TO OTHER GRIGG FAMILIES
Please note that these trees are very basic with little additional information. When time permits, I will add sources, occupations, etc.
Most of this information comes from UK Census Records and various Church Parish Registers.
Please e-mail me if you would like any additional information or have anything you would like to add.
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