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Re: Robert Platt - Axminster Mission - 1824-26
Robert Platt was born in Oxford on 28July 1795, son of Robert and Mary. This is before the first record of the Cowling family having left Cornwall for Devon. I seriously doubt that there is any connection through marriage. In any case the Cowlings are, by instinct, strictly non-conformist.
I have found a reference naming a Robert Platt as a priest and canon in Plymouth. It is undated but the context suggests it was during an earlier period. Possibly this Robert's father?