Person:Abel Platts (1)

Ensign Abel Platts
b.est 1650
m. bef 1649
  1. Samuel PlattsCal 1649 - 1725/26
  2. Ensign Abel PlattsEst 1650 - 1690
  3. Elizabeth PlattsEst 1652 - Aft 1719/20
  4. Sarah Platts1654 - Bef 1697
  • HEnsign Abel PlattsEst 1650 - 1690
  • WLydia Bailey1644 - 1722
m. 8 May 1672
  1. Moses Platts1672 -
  2. Hannah Platt1678 - Aft 1719
Facts and Events
Name[1] Ensign Abel Platts
Gender Male
Birth[1] est 1650 Estimate based on dates of births of siblings.
Marriage 8 May 1672 Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United Statesto Lydia Bailey
Death[1] 1690 "died in ye Canada voyage."
Estate Inventory[1] 28 Jul 1691
Estate Settlement[1] 26 Mar 1694

Letter of Samuel Phillips and Edward Payson to the General Court

"Rowley, July 24th 1689

May it please your honors

The occasion of these lines is to inform you that whereas our military company have nominated Abel Platts for ensign, we conceive that it is our duty to declare that we cannot approve of their choice in that he is corrupt in judgment with reference to the Lord's supper, declaring himself against Christ's words of justification, and hereupon hath withdrawn himself from communion with the church in that holy ordinance some years, besides some other things wherein he hath shown no little vanity in his conversation and hath demeaned himself unbecomingly towards the word and towards the dispensers of it.

Having given you this intimation, we leave the matter with your honors to do as you see meet. Thus presenting our service to you and begging God's presence with you, rest you honors' servants for Jesus sake.

Samuel Phillips
Edward Paison."[1]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 148. Samuel1 Platts; 148-2. Ensign Abel2 Platts, in Jewett, Amos Everett, [Editor], and George Brainard [Compiler] Blodgette. Early Settlers of Rowley, Massachusetts: A Genealogical Record of the Families who Settled in Rowley before 1700 with Several Generations of their Descendants. (Rowley, Mass.: Amos Everett Jewett (Newcomb & Gauss Co., Printers, Salem, Mass.), 1933)

    148-2. Ensign Abel2 Platts (Samuel1), born probably in England; married 8 May, 1672, Lydia, daughter of James Bailey. He was ensign of the Rowley Company in the Canada Expedition, and "died in ye Canada voyage," 1690. At the time of his appointment as ensign, objection was made by the two ministers of Rowley for reasons set forth in their letter to the General Court. The inventory of his estate is dated 28 : 5 mo. 1691. The estate was divided 26 Mar., 1694; Widow Lydia (now Wicom), only son, Moses, and daughter Hannah are mentioned (Essex Probate, 303:195). His widow, Lydia, married (2) Capt. Daniel Wicom.