Peter ‘of London’ Plaskett

Peter ‘of London’ Plaskett’

1794 – before 1837

5th Great Grand Uncle

Peter Plaskett was born about 1778, in Hampshire, England, he was one of two known children of Henry and Mary Plaskett. The family were religiously strict and were part of the Salisbury Methodist circuit in Wiltshire, England.

A biographical sketch about his mother ‘Mary Plaskett’, was Written and Published in 1833 By James Dredge, and an idea of family life can be easily imagined within its pages.

Peter was named after his grandfather, Peter Bower who was a well-known clockmaker in Redlynch, Wiltshire, Peter Plaskett probably spent a lot of time with his Grandfather because on the 5 August 1794, he was recorded as being an Apprentice in Downton, Wiltshire, where his Grandfather lived at that time and where his family hailed from. The apprenticeship was taken with David Bucklee of St Luke, Old Street, London.

Peter’s grandfather died in June 1795 and around this time he moved to London where he traded as a watchmaker, it’s very likely that he continued working with David Bucklee of St Lukes because in 1805 his nephew John Plaskett was recorded as being born here.

I have searched for more information about Peter over the years, but he disappears from the records after 1805.

My relationship to Peter Plaskett

Peter PLASKETT (1778 – before 1837) is my 5th great grand uncle

Henry PLASKETT (1731 – 1782) Father of Peter

Reuben PLASKETT (1775 – 1854) Son of Henry

William PLASKETT (1820 – 1912) Son of Reuben

William Reubon PLASKETT (1844 – 1918) Son of William

Edmund Lionel PLASKETT (1881 – 1952) Son of William Reubon

Edmund Samuel PLASKETT (1906 – 1977) Son of Edmund Lionel

Joyce Margery PLASKETT (1934 – ) Daughter of Edmund Samuel

Christine Angela Deborah BEAN (1957 – ) Daughter of Joyce Margery

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