Capt Chichester Phillips

(19 March 1647 - 1728)
     Capt Chichester Phillips was christened on 19 March 1647 in Balsham, Cambridgeshire. He was the son of Chichester Phillips and Susanna Warner.
Capt Chichester Phillips married Sarah Handcock, daughter of William Handcock and Abigail Stanley, on 17 August 1685?. They had several children.      
Capt Chichester Phillips was MP for Askeaton, of Drumcondra Castle for Ireland.
     Capt Chichester Phillips was mentioned in the will of William Handcock dated 20 June 1705.
     Chichester died in 1728.

Child of Capt Chichester Phillips and Sarah Handcock

Clarence Alfred Phillips

(11 March 1851 - 24 November 1884)
     Clarence Alfred Phillips was born on 11 March 1851 in Ulster Lodge, Grafton, New South Wales. He was the son of Francis Henry Fortunatus Phillips and Susanna Gordon Windeyer. Clarence Alfred Phillips was christened on 20 April 1851 in Clarence River, New South Wales.
     Clarence Alfred Phillips was mentioned in the will of Lydia Ballard dated 5 August 1858.
Clarence Alfred Phillips married Gertrude Laura Parker Bowles on 22 August 1874 in Queensland.
     Clarence died on 24 November 1884 in Queensland aged 33.

Children of Clarence Alfred Phillips and Gertrude Laura Parker Bowles

Clarence Alfred Phillips

(26 March 1876 - )
     Clarence Alfred Phillips was born on 26 March 1876 in Queensland. He was the son of Clarence Alfred Phillips and Gertrude Laura Parker Bowles.

Clarence Irvine Phillips

(16 July 1872 - 12 August 1950)
     Clarence Irvine Phillips was born on 16 July 1872 in Kilcoy, Hexham, New South Wales. Clarence Irving, at Raymond Terrace according to the NSW birth index. He was the son of Alfred William Phillips and Elizabeth Maria Doyle. Clarence Irvine Phillips was christened on 7 October 1872 in Raymond Terrace.
Clarence Irvine Phillips married Sarah Jane Hawker (Verge) on 23 February 1901 in St James, Townsville, Queensland.
     His will was proved in 1950 at New South Wales.
     Clarence died on 12 August 1950 in Randwick, New South Wales, aged 78. He was buried on 14 August 1950 in Waverley cemetery, Bronte.

Children of Clarence Irvine Phillips and Sarah Jane Hawker (Verge)

Cyril Alfred Phillips

(1 December 1893 - 1922)
     Cyril Alfred Phillips was born on 1 December 1893 in Brisbane, Queensland. He was the son of Frederick Louis Phillips and Elizabeth Josephine Bushe.
     Cyril died in 1922 in Queensland. The Wood/O'Neill family tree on www.learnsource gives his death 6 Nov 1916 at the Military Hospital, Fargo, England, but the Qld BDM records give 1922 with the right parents, but the registration is prefixed with F whiich probably means foreign and is a 'catch up' registration. He was buried at Durrington Cemetery, Wiltshire and servied in th 9th Australian Field Artillery Brigade as a Bombadier.

Daisy Frances Phillips

(1880 - )
     Daisy Frances Phillips was born in 1880 in Paterson, New South Wales. She may have married Ernest G Charge in 1913 in the St Leonard's district. She was the daughter of Francis Henry Phillips and Isabella Hare.

Edward Augustus Phillips

(14 November 1833 - 9 February 1904)
     Edward Augustus Phillips was born on 14 November 1833 in 'Bona Vista', Paterson, New South Wales. He was the son of James Phillips and Lydia Ballard. Edward Augustus Phillips was christened on 1 January 1834 in Christ Church, Newcastle.
     Edward Augustus Phillips received a letter from Lydia Ballard dated 29 August 1853. 1853 Aug 29, Bona Vista - My dear Edward, I had the pleasure of receiving yours of the 21st 2 days ago and feel thankful to providence that you are in health and spirits and have our very lively hopes from what you communicate that you will ultimately succeed in your arduous undertaking. William had a letter from Mr Medcalfe last week wishing to try his luck with him again at Dungog should the report of gold being found there prove correct. I hear 20 persons have left this neighbourhood to prospect there. I received a letter from Lydia the day I got yours which I enclose for your perusal. I have written her to return soon, as I expect Hannah will be married when time is up, which will be next week. I fear we shall not get one to suit us so well, I engaged a man and his wife but they quarrelled so dreadfully I was obliged to send her away. She is now with Mrs Stoddart, the man I don't approve and shall discharge at the end of his month. Eliza Parker is with Elizabeth who is without a servant. Alfred will endeavour to procure one while in Sydney. I have just had a letter from him, he names having had a pleasant run of 12 hours from Newcastle, he was surprised on sailing into the harbour to see all the ships dressed out with flags; it appeared the foundation stone of the Sydney Exchange was laid that day. Two ships of emigrants went in with them; both went into quarantine having measles on board. Elizabeth & Eliza dined with me today, they desire their love to you, both of them have very severe coughs again, indeed most people are suffering more or less. Mrs Cory had part of a letter from you to them. The Blacksmiths place and tools were destroyed by the fire at Gostwyck, happening in the night and Mr Cory being from home, the females were as you may imagine, much alarmed. I am and family are well. I seldom hear from Frank. Did he ever get the things you left at the Sonisan? William going on much as usual. Mr C Stoddart is going this week to see if any thing can be done at Dungog. He will stay at Browns. It is gratifying to hear, that horrid vice, drunkeness is being checked. I do hope you take advantage of every opportunity of attending Divine Worship. Let me urge on you my dear Edward to do so. This world, with all these petty and evanescent interests which now so engross and agitate, will soon pass away. Its pleasure wholly engage us, or its crosses and cares make us miserable. It would not be so if we felt that we had a portion above and beyond the world. We would think less of amusements or the inconveniences of the road if we looked more to the end of it. Do write oftener, it is a great source of pleasure to me to get a letter from you. John & Dolly always send their love to you when they see Lydia or I writing to you. They both wrote their Papa last week and got very pretty answers yesterday of which they are not a little proud. I will say no more now or shall tire your patience. Heaven guard you dear boy! and believe me ever, Your affectionate mother, Lydia Phillips.. Edward was a grazier.
     In Lydia Ballard's will dated 5 August 1858 in Paterson, New South Wales, Edward Augustus Phillips was named as heir.
Edward Augustus Phillips married Ellen Besnard on 14 June 1860 in Kangiaroo, Yass, New South Wales. Or 7th!. Edward was described as a living child of Lydia Ballard on 24 November 1864. Edward Augustus Phillips witnessed Lydia Ballard's burial on 25 November 1864 in St Paul's, Paterson.
On 14 April 1867 Edward Augustus Phillips sold property in 'Bona Vista', Paterson. Conveyance (to defeat ... estates tail) from Edward Augustus Phillips to R R S Bowker of Lots 30 & 31. (Registered Book 126. no. 554). Consideration £500. June 6 - issued title for vol. 46 fol.99 for lots 22, 24 & 26 of the Bona Vista Estate.
SERIOUS ACCIDENT. — A few days ago Mr Phillips, son-in-law to Mr. N. R. Besnard, J.P, of Kangiaroo, near Yass, met with a serious accident while out shooting. The particulars as to how
the misfortunes occurred are not fully known, but the result was that the gun he carried was accidently discharged, the shot carrying off the unfortunate man's left hand. Dr. Campbell has
attended on the sufferer, and had to amputate the remaining portion of the arm below the elbow.
We are glad to learn that Mr. Philips is progressing favourably under the doctor's care
.
     Administration of the estate of Walter Ballard Phillips was granted to Edward Augustus Phillips, on 30 April 1885 in New South Wales Estate & effects of Walter Ballard Phillips late of Marengo, conditional purchaser deceased was granted to Edward Augustus Phillps, the father of the deceased intestate. Estate under £341.
     Edward died on 9 February 1904 in Young, New South Wales, aged 70. He was buried on 10 February 1904 in Church of England, Young.

Children of Edward Augustus Phillips and Ellen Besnard

Edward Stanley Phillips

(23 June 1866 - 23 June 1945)
     Edward Stanley Phillips was commonly known as Stanley. He was born on 23 June 1866 in Government Rd, Horseshoe Bend, Port Maitland, New South Wales. He was the son of Alfred William Phillips and Elizabeth Maria Doyle. Edward Stanley Phillips was christened on 26 August 1866 in St Paul's, South Maitland, New South Wales.
     Edward resided at Thalaba, Millie, New South Wales, 1897.
Edward Stanley Phillips married Elizabeth Maude (Bessie) Holmes on 19 April 1897 in Oakendale, Clarence Town, New South Wales, Australia. He was of Thalaba, Millie, son of Alfred Phillips late of Kilcoy, Hexham at his marriage to Bessie Maud Holmes, daughter of W H Holmes of Oakendale, Clarence Town.
     Edward died on 23 June 1945 in Toowoomba, Queensland, aged 79.

Child of Edward Stanley Phillips and Elizabeth Maude (Bessie) Holmes

Elizabeth Phillips

     Elizabeth Phillips married Andrew Wallen, son of Edward Wallen and Mary Armstrong, on 19 July 1763 in St Andrew parish, Jamaica.
Elizabeth Phillips married George Armstrong, son of Thomas Armstrong and Lucy Holmes.

Children of Elizabeth Phillips and George Armstrong

Elizabeth Louie May Phillips

(16 November 1901 - 27 September 1980)
     Elizabeth Louie May Phillips was commonly known as Louie. She was born on 16 November 1901 in Townsville, Queensland. She was the daughter of Clarence Irvine Phillips and Sarah Jane Hawker (Verge).
Elizabeth Louie May Phillips married William Stevenson! King MB, ChM on 7 September 1929 in St Philip's, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
     Elizabeth died on 27 September 1980 in Sydney Hospital aged 78. She was cremated on 30 September 1980 in the Northern Suburbs Crematorium, Chatswood.

Child of Elizabeth Louie May Phillips and William Stevenson! King MB, ChM

Ellen Isobel Phillips

(7 February 1866 - 1944)
     Ellen Isobel Phillips was born on 7 February 1866 in Kangiaroo, Yass, New South Wales. She was the daughter of Edward Augustus Phillips and Ellen Besnard.
Ellen Isobel Phillips married George John Regan in 1888 in Young, New South Wales.
     Ellen resided at 163 Boundary St, Roseville, New South Wales, between 1930 and 1943.
     Ellen died in 1944 in Chatswood district, New South Wales.

Children of Ellen Isobel Phillips and George John Regan

Eric Louis Phillips

(1896 - 2 April 1897)
     Eric Louis Phillips was born in 1896 in Woollahra, New South Wales. He was the son of Frederick Louis Phillips and Elizabeth Josephine Bushe.
     Eric died on 2 April 1897 in Brisbane area, Queensland.

Florence Alice Phillips

(9 August 1860 - 26 February 1930)
     Florence Alice Phillips was born on 9 August 1860 in Williams River, New South Wales. She was the daughter of Alfred William Phillips and Elizabeth Maria Doyle. Florence Alice Phillips was christened on 10 October 1860 in West Maitland.
     Florence died on 26 February 1930 in Auburn, New South Wales, aged 69. She was buried on 28 February 1930 in Waverley cemetery, Bronte.

Florence T Phillips

(1900 - )
     Florence T Phillips was born in 1900 in Moree, New South Wales. She was the daughter of Walter James Phillips and Gertrude L Ford.

Frances Lydia Florence Phillips

(29 October 1862 - 1 January 1944)
     Frances Lydia Florence Phillips was born on 29 October 1862 in Arkstone Forest, Burrowa, New South Wales. She was the daughter of Edward Augustus Phillips and Ellen Besnard.
Frances Lydia Florence Phillips married Alfred Edward Roberts on 17 April 1897 in Petersham, New South Wales. ROBERTS-PHILLIPS- April 17, at All Saints' Church, Petersham, Alfred Edward, eldest son of William Roberts, of Kerrabee, to Francis Lydia Florence, eldest daughter, of Edward Augustus Phillips., of Young .
     Frances died on 1 January 1944 in New South Wales aged 81.

Children of Frances Lydia Florence Phillips and Alfred Edward Roberts

Francis Henry Phillips

(2 May 1846 - 1883)
     Francis Henry Phillips was christened on 2 May 1846 in Tabulam, New South Wales. Francis Henry, son of Thomas [sic] Henry Fortunatus Phillips & Susanna Gordon Windeyer, of Tabulam, Clarence River, squatter. He was the son of Francis Henry Fortunatus Phillips and Susanna Gordon Windeyer.
Francis Henry Phillips married Isabella Hare in 1872 in Sydney, New South Wales.
     Francis died in 1883 in Dubbo, New South Wales.

Children of Francis Henry Phillips and Isabella Hare

Francis Henry Phillips

(1878 - )
     Francis Henry Phillips was born in 1878 in Paterson, New South Wales. He was the son of Francis Henry Phillips and Isabella Hare.

Francis Henry Fortunatus Phillips

(24 September 1817 - 18 December 1854)
     Francis Henry Fortunatus Phillips was also known as Frank in records. He was born on 24 September 1817. He was the son of James Phillips and Lydia Ballard. Francis Henry Fortunatus Phillips was christened on 11 May 1820 in St Mary, Lambeth, Surrey. Frank Henry Fortunate, son of James & Lydia Phillips, Chester Place, Gent.
     Francis Henry Fortunatus Phillips and Henry Phillips, Jane Phillips, William Thomas Phillips and Isabella Lydia Augusta Phillips arrived with James Phillips and Lydia Ballard on 20 May 1822 at Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Henry, Jane, William, Francis, Isabella, Alfred, Samuel and Charles were recorded as the children of James Phillips in the on 15 November 1828 census in 'Bona Vista', Paterson, New South Wales.
     Francis and Alfred William Phillips were educated from 1835? At the Normal Institution, Sydney. An undated letter addressed to Master F Phillips, Normal Institution: My dear Frank, I send you by D...y a pr. of black cloth trowsers; and if I hear a favorable account of you I will send a basket of oranges for you and Alfred by the Patterson. Also a basket for Isabella; I hope by this you understand the way of the school and are making the best of your time; I request that Alfred and you will get a letter ready to put into the box I shall send by Brown to Miss Jones for Janes and my dress; I have written her by post lest a vessel should go ere I have her things ready to say you will all send her a letter this time. My love to Alfred, Your anxious & affectionate mother wishes to hear often from you, in haste, L Phillips.
     A form of secular education under government patronage began in 1835 in the so-called "Normal Institution" whose original building still forms part of Sydney Grammar School in College St, Hyde Park. William Cape, 28 year old son of a failed banker was selected as first headmaster. His general curriculum included writing, arithmetic, maths, classics & book keeping. Special classes were conducted in modern & oriental languages, painting, drawing, dancing, gymnastics, fencing & military drill. For advanced students there were courses in jurisprudence and political economy. Fees ranged from c.£2 - £12 a term. .
     Normal Schools were also teacher training colleges.
Francis Henry Fortunatus Phillips and William Thomas Phillips witnessed David Sloan and Isabella Lydia Augusta Phillips's wedding on 15 September 1840 in 'Bona Vista', Paterson, New South Wales, Australia.
     In Francis Henry Fortunatus Phillips's will dated 23 August 1842 in Paterson, New South Wales, Francis Henry Fortunatus Phillips was named as executor of the estate.
The Maitland mercury in 1843 reported that Francis Phillips agreed to become a committeeman for Richard Windeyer's political campaign and attended a meeting of supporters at the Victoria Hotel at Hinton [25 March], fined for non attendance as a juror [14 October]. He is probably the F Phillips who it reported at the registration of voters, opposed the position of some voters [13 May], as a punt owner at Paterson, sued C Boydell at the Maitland Court of Requests for £6 mail puntage [11 November].1843 Sep 9, of Verrilong, Hunter River. Of "Vorribang" Williams River. Mowle states 3rd son of Jas Phillips of Durham Qld..
Francis Henry Fortunatus Phillips married Susanna Gordon Windeyer on 9 September 1843 in St James, Sydney, New South Wales. Franic Henry Phillips of Verribang?, Hunter River married 9 Sep 1843 at St Janes church, Sydney, to Susannah Gordon Windeyer, 4th daughter of Charles Windeyer, Police Magistrate of Sydney.
     Francis resided at Clarence River, New South Wales, from 1845 to 1851. As of 1846, Francis Henry Fortunatus Phillips was also known as Thomas H F in records. Francis in 1850, Clarence River, NSW.
F H F Phillips was a patron of the National School, Grafton [Papers of the Rev J D Lang v. 6 p. 586]. He was mentioned in a letter from Lydia Ballard dated 1853. In a letter from his mother she says she seldom hears much of Frank.
     Francis died by suicide on 18 December 1854 in Maitland, New South Wales, aged 37. Suicide.- On Tuesday evening, December 19th a magisterial inquiry was held at the hospital, Maitland, on the body of Francis Phlllips, there lying dead, by Mr. Peter Green, J. P. From the evidence, it appeared that he had been admitted as a patient labouring under delirium tremens, on Tuesday, 12th instant. On Thursday last, 14th, he attempted to cut his throat with a knife which he had been using for his dinner, there were three incised wounds, one upon each side of the wind- pipe, and the other wound upon the side of the neck. The wounds were not deep, and, from their appearance, seemed to have been inflicted with a blunt instrument. Mr Riley, the resident apothecary, was immediately called, and he was secured and continued to be watched till the period of his death, which occurred about half-past 10 o'clock p.m, 18th instant. The enquiry was not concluded when we went to press.
In1856, his wife Susannah Gordon Windeyer married secondly Henry Gale and had by him 5 sons & 1 daughter. The death was not registered but is recorded in the newspapers. He was buried in Campbells Hill cemetery, West Maitland. A coroner's inquest was held regarding his death on 19 December 1854 in Maitland. He was buried on 20 December 1854 in Campbell's Hill cemetery, South St, Telara, West Maitland. Francis Phillips aged 30, died 19th, buried 20th, Church of England section B9. A coroner's inquest was held regarding his death before 23 December 1854 in Maitland. The Maitland mercury reported on Saturday 23 December 1854: The inquest at the hospital: The inquest on the deceased patient Francis Phillips held before Mr Green, on Tuesday last, terminated with a verdict of died from exhaustion produced by intemperance - the evidence of Mr Riley showing that the marks on the throat were only superficial and the loss of blood slight.

Children of Francis Henry Fortunatus Phillips and Susanna Gordon Windeyer

Frederick Clarence Phillips

(1 July 1892 - 17 June 1988)
     Frederick Clarence Phillips was born on 1 July 1892 in Latrobe Tce, Paddington, Queensland. He is probably the Clarence rememebered by Charles Phillips. He was the son of Frederick Louis Phillips and Elizabeth Josephine Bushe.
     Frederick died on 17 June 1988 in Brisbane, Queensland, aged 95.

Frederick Louis Phillips

(4 May 1865 - 29 January 1907)
     Frederick Louis Phillips was also known as Thomas? Phillips in records. He was born on 4 May 1865 in Maitland, New South Wales. At Willow Cottage, on the 4th May, Mrs Phillips, of a son. There was also a supposed son Thomas.. He was the son of Alfred William Phillips and Elizabeth Maria Doyle.
     Frederick resided at Clarence River, New South Wales.
Frederick Louis Phillips married Elizabeth Josephine Bushe on 6 June 1892 in St John's Cathedral, Brisbane, Queensland.
     Frederick died on 29 January 1907 in Brisbane area, Queensland, aged 41. The demise of Mr F L Phillips, of the Royal Queensland Yacht Club, came as a sudden shock to the yachting fraternity. Mr. Phillips was well and favourably known as an ardent supporter of sailing and his death is very much lamented by all his colleagues. Some few weeks back the deceased gentleman was down in the Bay in Mr O'Beirne's yacht, the Bohemian, and getting wet, contracted a cold, which led to pneumonia. He leaves a wife and a large family of bright boys, whom Figaro condoles with.

He leaves a widow and six children, two sisters, one of whom is Mrs. J. V. Wilson, of Homebush Station, North Queensland, and three brothers, one of whom, Mr. Walter Phillips, is a resident of North Queensland. .

Children of Frederick Louis Phillips and Elizabeth Josephine Bushe

George Phillips

     George Phillips married Frances Elizabeth Dunbar, daughter of Frederick Killigrew Dunbar and Harriet Ledger, on 23 December 1903 in Brisbane, Queensland.

Children of George Phillips and Frances Elizabeth Dunbar

George Charles Phillips

(21 July 1907 - )
     George Charles Phillips was born on 21 July 1907 in Brisbane, Queensland. He was the son of Frederick Louis Phillips and Elizabeth Josephine Bushe.

Gertrude Isabelle Phillips

(25 March 1875 - )
     Gertrude Isabelle Phillips was born on 25 March 1875 in Queensland. She was the daughter of Clarence Alfred Phillips and Gertrude Laura Parker Bowles.

Henry Phillips

(15 November 1809 - before 1864)
     Henry Phillips was born on 15 November 1809. He was the son of James Phillips and Lydia Ballard. Henry Phillips was christened on 19 May 1811. He may be the Henry Phillips, son of James Phillips, gentleman, Highfield St, & Lydia Kelsey, born Nov 10 1809, baptised 19 May 1811 at St Peter's, Liverpool.
     Henry Phillips and Jane Phillips, William Thomas Phillips, Francis Henry Fortunatus Phillips and Isabella Lydia Augusta Phillips arrived with James Phillips and Lydia Ballard on 20 May 1822 at Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Henry, Jane, William, Francis, Isabella, Alfred, Samuel and Charles were recorded as the children of James Phillips in the on 15 November 1828 census in 'Bona Vista', Paterson, New South Wales.
     Henry was a clerk to the Bench in Paterson in 1836.
     Henry Phillips in Paterson sent a letter dated 22 May 1837 to Isabella Lydia Augusta Phillips. Bona Vista, 22 May 1837: My dear Isabella, I am happy to inform you that I am recovering rapidly and shall for the future be more careful of myself. I will procure the musicks, mentioned in your letter from Emma. I have spoken to William about copying some for you but he says that if you play exactly as he writes it that it will be a sad jumble as he will not vouch for nay mistake of a few bars, however, it will not be perceived by the audience down here, as you know tha the loudest and quickest players are considered the best. I wish you would perform a few commissions for me while Papa is in Sydney, as you can go out with him and select the following articles, viz
1 neat brass bound writing desk
1 case of Morrells drawing pencils
1 musical snuff box which you can put in the writing desk and a flute whichyou may get Mr Hickey to select for you, the purchase of which I enclose £15/5/0 if more than sufficient you may procure any little thing that you consider I may require - O by the way (as Paddy says), don't forget to ask Frank to procure us the book he mentioned in his letter to Mau..ia
I remain dear Isabella, yours truly affectionate brother, H Phillips
l.
He may be the Henry Phillips who was appointed trustee to the estate of Edward Sparke, sr at Sydney which was reported in the Maitland mercury 23 December 1843. An H Phillips was elected auditor of the Sydney Council on the same day. A Henry Phillips married Mary Weller in 1838 st St Luke's Liverpool.
     Henry died before 1864 in New South Wales.

Henry G Phillips

(1876 - )
     Henry G Phillips was born in 1876 in Armidale, New South Wales. He was the son of Francis Henry Phillips and Isabella Hare.

Isabel Windeyer Phillips

(1873 - )
     Isabel Windeyer Phillips was born in 1873 in Armidale, New South Wales. She was the daughter of Francis Henry Phillips and Isabella Hare.
Isabel Windeyer Phillips married Frederick St L Hayes in 1901 in Waverley district, New South Wales.

Isabella Lydia Augusta Phillips

(21 February 1822 - 4 February 1848)
     Isabella Lydia Augusta Phillips was born at sea on 21 February 1822 en route in the "Mary Ann". She was the daughter of James Phillips and Lydia Ballard.
     Isabella Lydia Augusta Phillips and Henry Phillips, Jane Phillips, William Thomas Phillips and Francis Henry Fortunatus Phillips arrived with James Phillips and Lydia Ballard on 20 May 1822 at Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Isabella Lydia Augusta Phillips was christened on 12 July 1823 in St Peter's, Campbelltown, New South Wales. Henry, Jane, William, Francis, Isabella, Alfred, Samuel and Charles were recorded as the children of James Phillips in the on 15 November 1828 census in 'Bona Vista', Paterson, New South Wales.
     Isabella Lydia Augusta Phillips received a letter from Henry Phillips dated 22 May 1837. Bona Vista, 22 May 1837: My dear Isabella, I am happy to inform you that I am recovering rapidly and shall for the future be more careful of myself. I will procure the musicks, mentioned in your letter from Emma. I have spoken to William about copying some for you but he says that if you play exactly as he writes it that it will be a sad jumble as he will not vouch for nay mistake of a few bars, however, it will not be perceived by the audience down here, as you know tha the loudest and quickest players are considered the best. I wish you would perform a few commissions for me while Papa is in Sydney, as you can go out with him and select the following articles, viz
1 neat brass bound writing desk
1 case of Morrells drawing pencils
1 musical snuff box which you can put in the writing desk and a flute whichyou may get Mr Hickey to select for you, the purchase of which I enclose £15/5/0 if more than sufficient you may procure any little thing that you consider I may require - O by the way (as Paddy says), don't forget to ask Frank to procure us the book he mentioned in his letter to Mau..ia
I remain dear Isabella, yours truly affectionate brother, H Phillips
l.
Isabella Lydia Augusta Phillips married David Sloan on 15 September 1840 in 'Bona Vista', Paterson, New South Wales, Australia. By special license, on Tuesday, the 15th of September. at her father's residence, Bons Vista, by the Rev. Jennings Smith, A. M., Isabella Lydia Augusta, second daughter of James Phillips, Esq., to David Sloane, Esq., Surgeon, of West Maitland.
     Isabella died on 4 February 1848 in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, aged 25. At Newcastle, on the 4th Feb., after a severe illness, Isabella, wife of Dr. Sloan, of West Maitland, deeply lamented.. She was buried on 7 February 1848 in St Paul's, Paterson.

Children of Isabella Lydia Augusta Phillips and David Sloan

James Phillips

(circa 1780 - 29 March 1851)
     James Phillips was born circa 1780. He was born about 1783 according to Army records, but 1775-1777 according to his tombstone.
James Phillips married Lydia Ballard circa 1808 in England. They probably married in late 1808 as their first child was born in November 1809. Her death certificate stated married in England.
James Phillips served in the military in the British Army from c.1811-1817. He was a Commissary clerk. The Commissariat were normally civilians but were subject to military discipline and wore uniform. A Commissary clerk was a non-commissioned rank but equivalent to an Ensign.
James Phillips joined the English Army in Spain on its retreat from Burgos c. 1812. On Nov 5 1812 he was appointed a Commissariat Clerk by Sir Robert H Kennedy & sent to Oporto for 3 months. From Feb 1813 to the peace in 1814 he took charge of depots on uppermost point of the Douro. His son William was born in Almeida on Dec 6 1813.
On 31 May 1814 James Phillips, Gent, was promoted to Deputy Assistant-Commissary-General to the Forces from Staff. Announced from War-Office July 2 1814, Page 1342 Issue number 16913 extracted from British Army Officer Promotions 1800-1815 on findmypast.com. However this refers to the Canadian James Phillips.
In February 1815 he returned to England and was discharged as a clerk on the 17th. from 1812 to 1815 in Iberian Peninsula.
James Phillips served in the military On March 20 1815 he was re-appointed & sent to the Netherlands (Flanders). Volunteered and appointed to the charge of the 8th Brigade (4000 men) during their stay at Brussels - when accident attached him to the Brigade of Artillery at Waterloo. From May 7 (in France) he had charge of Brigade of Artillery until Jan 24 1816.
He claimed to be at the Duchess of Richmond's ball on June 15 1815 at Brussells according to family lore. Official correspondence reports that he lost his baggage at the Battle of Waterloo. On June 16 he joined Col Sir Hew Ross on the day, he marched from Perke. [See document dated 24 Oct 1821] from 1815 to 1816 in Flanders.
He wrote: Calais 10th Oct 1816; Sir, In reply to yours of the 3rd instant requesting I would give you a Testimonial of your conduct during the time you were cashier under my orders. I have great pleasure in stating that it could not have been more satisfactory in any respect. I also take this occasion to observe that Col Sir Hugh Ross has written and very often spoken to me of you in the highest terms possible, & particularly with regard to the very creditable manner in which you supplied your charge at the Battle of Waterloo, and upon the march towards Paris. I remain Sir, (signed) H Haines Dep Commissary General.
N.B. I was cashier under Dep. Comy. Genl. Haines in the Netherlands previously to the Battle of Waterloo, to the whole of the Commissariat attached to the Cavalry & Artillery amounting to upwards of 60 accountants.

He was discharged in France on June 13 1817. In Nov/Dec see letters requesting payment for horse. James was a clerk from 1818 to 1821, London. In 1818 he was Chief clerk at the Board of Inquiry into Customs & Excise, Cannon Row, Westminster. The position was terminated on 30 September 1821.
He received a letter from Walcot[e] near Lutterworth [Leicestershire], dated Nov 6 1819 - My dear Phillips, I am really very sincerely obliged by your last very kind letter and do feel how sincerely you fell for me in my present deserted situation. I have called on Mr A... at his country house near Wellingboro (?) but he was in Essex but fully expected to be in London on Monday next. I shall be in London on Wednesday next at the very latest, and shall certainly take advantage of the old woman's rooms at 5/- and of your 1200 fr. at 1 1/2 (?) I have much to tell you. With kindest remembrances to Mrs P, believe me, Ever yours.. Clement.
     James Phillips received a letter dated 6 December 1819. ... Clements of Walcot[e], near Lutterworth addressed 'My dear Phillips, I am really very sincerely obliged by your last very kind letter ... Wit kindest remembrances to Mrs P.
On 21 Aug 1821 he wrote: Earl Bathurst: My Lord, Being desirous to emigrate to the colony of NSW and possessing upwards of 500 pounds property, I have to request your Lordship will be pleased to order me a grant of land there. ...
On Sep 1 1821 he sent a letter to the Right Honourable Earl Bathurst - from - Office of Inquiry into the Customs & Excise, Cannon Row, Westminster - My Lord, I humbly presume to hope your Lordship will excuse the liberty I take in addressing you. With great deference I beg leave to state to your Lordship, that I have been employed in the service of Government in various responsible situations and places of trust for ten years; the last 4 years of which I have acted as Assistant Secretary to this board by the labours of the Commissioners are now drawing to a close, and my services will be dispensed with on the 30th instant, when I shall be deprived of a means of subsistence. I have therefore come to the determination of emigrating to the colony of New South Wales, before my present capital (not exceeding £500) shall be reduced, which, if judiciously employed there would be the means of enabling me to support my family (consisting of a wife and 5 children) with credit. I have taken the liberty of enclosing copies of various testimonials of my character and conduct (the originals of which are registered at the Treasury) for your Lordships perusal; trusting that from the manner in which I have conducted myself during such a length of service under Government, that your Lordship will have the goodness to order a free passage for myself and family to that colony, which I beg leave to assure your Lordship will ever be held in grateful remembrance by myself and family .... Jas Phillips. (Annotated - Give him a letter to the Gov. of NSW, return him his certificates ... him that concerning the testimonials given to his conduct when in office. Lord B. will if there should be room in a convict ship order him a passage he paying for his ...)
Sep 10 - To Earl Bathurst, addressed from the Office of Inquiry as above: My Lord, I had the honour of addressing a letter to your Lordship on the 3rd instant, transmitting to your Lordships inspection various documents and testimonials of my character and conduct during a period of ten years, in the service of Government. Having a large family entirely dependent upon me for support, makes me extremely anxious as I shall in a few days leave this Board without being provided with any other employment, and my small capital with which I intend, if possible to emigrate to NSW will be so far diminished as to totally prevent me from putting that plan into execution. As your Lordships benevolent kindness was extended to an unfortunate person of the name of Ward (with whom I was well acquainted) by ordering a free passage for himself, his wife and 6 children in 1819 to that colony, on board the Dromedary Store ship; I sincerely hope your Lordship will have the goodness to grant me the same indulgence, after your Lordship shall have satisfied yourself that I am equally deserving. I beg leave to state to your Lordship that I am known to the Rt. Honourable J C Villiers - the Rt. Honourable Berkley Paget, and many other gentlemen of the first respectability as well as the Members of this Board should your Lordship be pleased to require a further reference. Jas Phillips. (Annotated - there is no objection to his having the same indulgences as Mr Ward had - I thought Mr Barnard had explained to him the difficulty)..
James Phillips was granted land on 29 September 1821 in New South Wales, Australia, by Lord Bathurst.
On 29 Sep 1821 he was given a letter from Henry Goulburn, Downing St - Sir, This letter will be delivered to you by Mr James Phillips, who has received the permission of Earl Bathurst to proceed as a settler to New South Wales. The very satisfactory testimonials, which his Lordship has received of the character and respectability of this Gentleman, have induced his Lordship to give me directions to recommend him more particularly to your notice and protection; and I am therefore to desire that he may receive a Grant of Land, in proportion to his Capital with the usual indulgences of Convict Labour, and that you will promote as far as possible, consistently with the usual regulations, his views in proceeding to the Colony.
24 Oct 1821 He wrote from Mr Warrington's, 30 New Rd, Broomfield, Deptford (presumably the Master of the Mary Ann). My Lords, It is with extreme reluctance I again feel myself obliged to trouble your Lordships, but as I am debarred by your Lordships regulations from receiving that promotion in the Commissariat which I shall ever think I am deserved I still trust your Lordships sense of justice will not permit me to suffer such severe losses as I have experienced in the execution of my duty in the service of Government, without, in some measure, granting me remuneration. My sole reason for delaying til this time to solicit remuneration from your Lordships was the hop I always entertained of being rewarded in due time by your Lordships with my promotion.
I beg leave, My Lords, to enclose an account of such losses, with my remarks against each item, which I have attested before a Magistrate, leaving it to your Lordships justice to allow me the whole, or such part thereof as your Lordships may deem right. I cannot help. My Lords, again reverting to the services I have performed, and I beg leave, with great deference to lay before your Lordships a brief statement thereof to which I humbly solicit your Lordships attention.
I met the Army on the retreat from Burgos and arrived with it at Arevola in Spain, where I became acquainted with Deputy Assistant Commissary General Price who was in charge of a the depots there - As the enemy was in close pursuit, an order was given to destroy the magazine of forage, etc., to prevent its falling into the hands of the enemy - Mr Price was in extreme ill health and incapable of exertion - I volunteered that service, and executed it effectually, but at the risk of my life, as the French advance guard entered the town before I had time to quit it, and they pursued and fired at me till I gained the rear of the British Army.
On reaching Almeida the frontier town of Portugal a great number of sick and wounded had taken refuge, and as all the hospitals were full and the whole garrison in the utmost confusion, it was found necessary to remove the wounded etc., to Celerico - No one could be found or spared to take charge of this duty - I again volunteered my services to Deputy Commissary General Ogilvie, the senior officer there, which he gladly accepted - I was referred to the Governor (LeMesurier) for an escort - he gave me a Sergeant and two men, being all he could spare - with this weak escort I set off with nearly 300 sick and wounded, and about 80 Spanish muleteers - In the night myself and the three soldiers were attacked by the Muleteers and left senseless on the filed, and they deserted back into Spain with all the provisions - the soldiers who composed the escort were disabled by broken limos, and although I was severely injured yet I contrived to get all the sick and wounded to Celerico.
On my return to Almeida, I found Mr Price in charge of the depots there - and as the whole army was in Cantonments in that neighbourhood - it was supplied with forage, provisions and field equipment from those depots. As Mr Price's illness prevented him attending to his duty, the sole management of it was confided by him to me, and his accounts which were in arrear and in much confusion (occasioned by his illness and the rapid retreat of the army) were made up by me and transmitted to the Auditor of Accounts at Lisbon. That his accounts were approved I can only infer from the circumstances of his being soon afterwards rewarded by your Lordships with the rank of Assistant Commissary General.
After the above services I was in November 1812 appointed a Commissariat Clerk by Sir Robt H Kennedy, and was immediately afterwards placed in charge of the extensive depots at Oporto, where 250 men were employed in the numerous magazines under my orders - I continued there 3 months till relieved by Assistant Commissary General ... Remy - I was then ordered to take charge of some very extensive Depots on the uppermost point of the Duoro - some of those Depots were four leagues asunder to which I was under the necessity of attending regularly. These charges had never been confided to any person before me, under the rank of an Assistant Commissary General.
     In this unhealthy and laborious situation I continued till the peace in 1814 - and I cleared that and 4 other Depots before my departure - the certificate of the satisfactory state of my accounts is registered at the Treasury.
I arrived in England in February 1815 and the following month went through to Holland to join the army in the Netherlands - I first acted as cashier to 60 Commissariat Accountants attached the cavalry and artillery - but as I understood the Commissary General was in want of Commissaries for the field, I volunteered my services, and was appointed by him to the charge oaf the 8th Brigade (4000 men) - these I supplied during their stay at Brussels - when accident attached me to the Brigade of Artillery at Waterloo, how far I succeeded in executing my duties faithfully and satisfactorily your Lordships will judge from the documents to which I again humbly beg leave to refer your Lordships.
Your lordships are little aware of the hazardous and harassing duties of a Commissary in the field, but more especially in an Enemy's country - after the Battle of Waterloo I had to ride daily (at least 20 miles more than the army) across the country to secure forage and provisions against the arrival of the troops - many times I have marched the whole night to secure forage, having an escort of a Sergeant and twelve men under my orders, for whose conduct I was held responsible. Once in particular when on a foraging expedition we arrived late at night at the point fixed on and found that the army in our absence had received orders and marched forward. At this time we halted near the town of Ham without knowing that the French had left a garrison of 2000 men there - we were fired at but escaped to the army and secured the forage.
I was again fired at by the French Videttes in the Avenues of Neuilly before Paris surrendered, when out on a foraging expedition.
My subsequent services and conduct are so well known to your Lordships, that I need not trouble your Lordships with a recital.
I beg leave to state to your Lordships that I am now without any kind of employment, with a wife and six children to support - that it is my intention (if I am enabled through your Lordships goodness to do so) to emigrate with my family to NSW ...
This was accompanied by an account of the losses sustained by James Phillips, a Commissariat Clerk, in the executions of his duty from Nov 1812 to April 1817 - (extracts relating to his service from the remarks column) - He served 2 years and 3 months in the Peninsula Nov 1812 to 17 Feb 1815. He was reappointed 20 March and sent to Flanders and discharged on the 13 June 1817 in France. Thus served nearly four and a half years. He had charge of a Brigade of Artillery from 7 May 1815 to 24 Jan 1816. (Annotated with "Disposed of vide ... of 14th Dec - 6 Div on 23551 directing the issue of £30 to Mr Phillips out of Royal Bounty"),
An account of the losses sustained by James Phillips, a Commissariat Clerk, in the executions of his duty from November 1812 to April 1817.
The horse was purchased of Mr D. A. 0. G. Major for 200 dollars - and the mule for 100.
To the amount paid for a horse and mule and the necessary accoutrements. 300 dollars @ 4/6.     £84.0.
Amount of loss
It is well known that during the war, and towards the close     of it, horses or mules could not be purchased out at very high prices - But when the war had terminated, both in the Peninsula and in France,
Officers and others were obliged to sell them for a mere trifle.
Sold the whole for £14.8.0.
Received allowance from Government by the hands of Sir R.H. Kennedy in 1618
     £11.5. 0.
     £25.13.
     Leaving £58.7.0
In France
N.B. One horse was delivered up by me to D.A.C. Gen. Turner and although he neglected to furnish me with a receipt I find he has given credit for it in his public accounts in January 1816.
Purchased two horses and accoutrements for £112.10.0.
Sold the whole for £33.0.0.
Received from Government. £25.0.0.
£58.0. leaving
The loss of my Baggage at Waterloo as sworn to by me was £92.0.0.
Received from Government £42.3.6.
leaving
     £54.10.0
     £49.16.6.
I received the first gratuity of 8 months, pay at 10/- per day - but when I received the second it was paid to me 12 months - at 7/6 per day only although I repaid the first by serving 8 months, without pay, and was in charge the whole time, I never knew that my pay was to be reduced to 7/6 per day in France from May 1815 to till after I had repaid the first gratuity by servitude - nor was it even hinted to me by any person.
Loss on the difference of the amount of pay in receiving the last gratuity.
To the amount of an allowance for shoeing two public horses and an allowance for a servant during the time of my service in France from May 1815 to July 1816 never before claimed by me:
(servant @ 4/6 per week £13. 10.
     horse     --3. 3. £16. 13.
£45.0.0

£12.10.0

£220.3.6
Amounting together to the sum of two hundred and twenty pounds three shillings and six pence.
I James Phillips do swear that the above stated account is true to the best of my knowledge and belief and that the losses above stated have been actually incurred by me in the service of Government.
Jas. Phillips.
Examined computations and additions-..........     [illegible]
Sworn at the Public Office Queen Square, Westminster this, 25th day of October 1821 before me: Wm A.A. White.
Mr Phillips by his letter of 24th Oct. 1821      20,101
Claims:
Remarks
1st Loss on purchase and resale of a horse and mule, with .... in 1817 - £58.7.
No. -97- showing allowance recommended by Kennedy £4.1.
paid vide letter to Sir R. K.
This is the first time Mr Phillips has brought forward the claim in this shape. On the 11th Nov. 1817 he applied to the Treasury for the allowance which had been generally granted to Clerks for the purchase of a horse in the Peninsula, viz. £10 - the claim was referred to Sir Robt. Kennedy and in consequence of his report... 1370/10; the sum of £11.5. was paid to Mr Phillips in discharge of his claim.
2ndly, Loss on purchase and resale of two horses etc., in France, viz: Purchased 2 horses and accoutrements for £112.10.
Sold the whole for £33.
Recd. from Government. £25
£58.
Loss £ 4.10.

Mr Phillips was allowed £25 as a compensation for a second horse /vide, Report from Com. Gen. Dunmore 23,800/17. A first horse having been furnished to him by the public - but Mr Phillips purchased two horses in addition to the one provided for him, and I know of no instance where compensation has been granted to a Clerk for a third horse.
3rdly. Loss of his baggage at Waterloo, valued at £92.
Rec. from Government: £42.3.6.
Loss £49.16.6.
This claim has been already under the consideration of the Board of General Officers and Inconformity with their award the sum of £42.3.6. was paid to Mr Phillips in discharge of his claim.
4thly. Loss in the difference of pay in receiving the last gratuity, which he states at £45. Being the difference between 10/- and 7/6 on a twelve month gratuity. Mr Phillips was first appointed to a Clerkship by Sir Robt. Kennedy in the Peninsula in the November 1812 and he was discharged in London on the 17th February 1815. In this service of 2 years and 3 months he was allowed a gratuity of 8 months pay at 10/- per diem, which rate of pay he had for some time received as an Accountant - He was re-appointed on the 20th of March following and sent to Flanders, with notice to Com. Gen. that he would not be entitled to pay until the 10th October 1815 (the date to which his gratuity extended) and then at the rate of 7/6 per day - He was finally     discharged on the 13th June 1817 in France, with a gratuity of 12 months pay at 7/6 and a further item of 1 months pay and £10 for travelling expenses to return to England.
It appears that he served in the whole, nearly 4 years and a half, and was therefore eligible for a gratuity of 12 months pay (which was allowed after 4 years service).
His first gratuity was issued at 10/- in consequence of his having a duty which gave him a title to that rate of pay - but he was re-appointed at 7/6, the rate given to all similarly circumstanced, on their being re-appointed. In this view of the case he held pay at 10/- per diem from the 20th March to the 17th Oct. 1815 during which period he was entitled to 7/6 only - as was not called upon to refund the extra 2/6 per diem for this period
It does not appear that he has a good claim to be allowed 10/- per diem for any portion of the 12 months for which he has received gratuity at the rate of 7/6 per diem.
It appears however that Mr Phillips had charge of a Brigade of Artillery from the 7th May 1815 to the 24th January 1816 and he was consequently entitled to pay at the rate of 10/- per diem during this period, reverting to 7/6 when this duty ceased - If therefore he did not actually receive an extra 2/6 per diem from Mr Dunmore from the 7th May to the 17th October 1815, he has an equitable claim to so much in addition to his gratuity at 7/6 : viz: 164 days at 2/6
           £20.10.

5thly Amount of an allowance for shoeing two public horses and an allowance for a servant during the time of his service in France, from May 1815 to July 1816, never before claimed by him and stated at £12.10.
He has already received £25 for a second horse which sum is intended also to cover the contingent expenses of such second horse. With respect to the shoeing of one horse and the allowance for a servant we have no means of judging the propriety of his claim without previous reference to Mr Dunmore
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Sir, On considering my present state, and what it is likely to be on the voyage to New S. Wales, I am obliged again to trouble you and to request you will have the goodness to lay my letter before Lord Bathurst, who I understand is in the office at present, and his Lordship being already acquainted with my case, upon knowing my present difficulty will I have no doubt grant my request - and this act of yours will ever oblige.
Your most obedient servant,
J. Phillips.
Late Chief Clerk at the Board of Inquiry into Customs Etc.
P.S. If I could have borrowed a sufficient sum to lay in more stock I should have been so importunate, but which I hope you will excuse.
It I should be so fortunate as to obtain the order, Tuesday will not be too late if it is sent to Captain Young.
Henry Goulburn Esq., M.P.
Etc. Etc. Etc.

Sir, Having purchased a thrashing machine and other agricultural Implements to take out with me to New South Wales, the person from whom I purchased them informs me that he experiences, a difficulty in getting them passed the Custom House without an order from you for them to be shipped - and as they wish them to be sent on board immediately to be properly stowed, I shall feel particularly obliged If you will have the kindness to let such order be sent to Mr J. Hill, No. 422 Oxford Street (who is the person of whom I purchased them) at your earliest convenience.
I have the honour to be sir your obliged and very obedient, humble servant,
Jas. Phillips.
on board the 'Mary Ann' convict ship, Woolwich.
1st December 1821
To Henry Goulburn Esq. M.P., Etc. Etc.
DO WHAT IS USUAL IN SUCH CASES

To the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury Etc, Etc, Etc,
The humble petition of James Phillips
Sheweth [in margin: 6 years Comm. 4 years Service]
That Memorialist In the month of September last was discharged from the Board of Inquiry into Customs after serving the Government ten years, without being able to obtain any further employment for the support of his numerous family.
That the only prospect which presented itself to Memorialist was for him to emigrate with his family to the Colony of New South Wales.
That Memorialist made application to and was favoured by the Right Honourable Lord Bathurst with a free passage on the condition that Memorialist was to provision his family for the voyage.
That Memorialist in consequence of his being so long out of employment, and his being obliged to wait so long for the ship's sailing, is reduced to the greatest distress, and is totally unable to provide even the common necessaries of life for so long a voyage.
That Memorialist has four children on board with him and his wife now in the eighth month of her pregnancy.
That he has already been under the necessity of disposing of sundry articles indispensably necessary for the use of his family, to enable them to exist.
That in consequence of the inability of Memorialist to lay in the necessary stock for the voyage, he will be under the necessity of disembarking, with his, helpless family, unless by your Lordships humanity he should be relieved from the misery which threatens him.
That Memorialist humbly presumes to hope, that as the Government has given the indulgences to several on board this ship under the denomination of free passengers, by not only granting them a passage, but providing them with every necessary during the voyage, that your Lordships goodness will be extended to Memorialist In allowing him a small sum so as to place him on an equal footing with those receiving such indulgence.
That as the ship will be ready for sea the beginning of the next week, Memorialist humbly solicits that your Lordships will have the kindness to take his distressed case into your favourable consideration - the disposition which your Lordships have always manifested to relieve the distressed, permits Memorialist still to hope that your Lordships will not permit him to lose his, passage for the want of a very small sum to enable his family to exist during the voyage only.
That should your Lordships humanity be extended to Memorialist, so as to enable him to proceed on the voyage, Memorialist and his family will ever pray.
Memorialist humbly solicits that your Lordships will be pleased to favour him with an early reply, and that your Lordships will also be pleased to depute some person to enquire into his distressed condition.
Jas. Phillips
on board the Mary Ann Convict Ship off Woolwich, 5th December 1821


James. Phillips praying some pecuniary relief towards the support of himself and family on their voyage as settlers to N.S.W.
No. 23551
Reg. 12th Dec. 1821
Read. 14th Dec. 1821 6 Div.
Mr Cotton to pay £30.

Sir, Circumstanced as I am at present, I take the liberty of addressing you, in the hope of obtaining your assistance - upwards of two months ago I was favoured by my Lord Bathurst with an order for a passage on board the 'Mary Ann' convict ship, I went on board at the time with as much stock as I considered necessary, and as my finances would admit of - we having been lying in the River ever since in consequence of which my stock is much diminished, without my having the means of purchasing more, and as the ship will sail on Monday morning my prospects are gloomy on considering the length of the voyage - under the peculiar circumstances of my case, and the length of my services under Government, the testimonials of which appeared perfectly satisfactory to Mr Goulbourn and, Lord Bathurst, I humbly presume to hope that you will have the goodness to grant me an order for rations- for myself, my wife and four children on board that ship - and as a similar indulgence is given to even the relations of convicts, I trust the same will be extended to me - I have no doubt had Mr Wilmot been at the office today but he would have immediately granted the order, as he is, in a great measure, acquainted with my past services - waiting your reply,
I remain, sir, your very obedient, humble servant
Jas. Phillips.

A. Gordon Esq. Etc. Etc. Etc.

MR GORDON HAS LAID BEFORE LORD BATHURST MR PHILLIPS APPLICATION AND IS DIRECTED TO INFORM HIM THAT IT CANNOT BE COMPLIED WITH.
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     James Phillips and Lydia Ballard arrived per "Mary Ann" on 20 May 1822 at Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The "Mary Ann" (474 tons) was built in Batavia of teak, and was owned by Parker & Co., registered in London. The ship's voyage began in Gravesend on the 27 October 1821. On Dec 5th 1821 Lydia was in the eighth month of pregnancy and had 4 children on board with them. There are several letters written in Dec 1821 at the PRO stating that he has purchased a thrashing machine and other agricultural implements to take to NSW, that he has 4 children on board and his wife is in the eighth month of pregnancy, having been out of work for so long and being obliged to wait so long for the ships sailing requests provisions.
They sailed 25 Dec 1821 from Portsmouth via Rio for 128 days under Captain Warrington. 108 females embarked, no males. 1 death, landed 62 at Sydney, 45 at Hobart. They arrived at Sydney 20 May 1822, 416 tons, 38 men, Henry master, Warrington - owner. (40 female prisoners landed Hobart, 62, 12 children at Sydney). Free passengers were Mr Ass. Surgeon Moran & Mr & Mrs Phillips and 5 children together with 12 steerage passengers and 24 children.
James Hall (the Surgeon Superintendent) wrote in his journal that the passage was quite rough, consequently the surgeon's journal is long and filled with notes on the treatment handed out to the mostly seasick convicts. There is no mention of the Phillips family in his journal, although " Die Lune 3: M Taylor & A Phillips, obstetrics..
On May 29 1822 James Phillips, free settler, Sydney was requested to furnish a statement of the number of convicts he could support off the stores for a grant of land in proportion to his means; Reply - ... my means enable me to take 20 men permanently off the store and I have the honor to request that the same indulgences may be granted to me as are allowed to others possessing a similar capital; to be made a grant of 2000 acres of land in any part of the Colony already surveyed, & he and his family will be victualled from the Kings stores for 6 months from the date of your taking possession of your said land, and six convicts assigned to him. May 30, He was granted permission to proceed to Newcastle on the "Elizabeth Henrietta".
A letter from F Goulburn, Colonial Secretary dated 30 May 1822: Sir, I am directed by His Excellencey Sir Thomas Brisbane to inform you in reply to your letter of the present date that he will make you a grant of two thousand (2000) acres of land, in any part of the Colony which is surveyed, and will order six convict servants to be assigned to you who with yourself adn family will be victualled from the Kings stroes fir six months fromt he date of your taking pssession of your said land..
From July 24 1822 to September 10 1824 he was on the list of persons receiving an assigned convict.
     James Phillips travelled to Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, after 22 July 1822. He was allowed a passage on a government vessel proceeding to Newcastle, with 7 men.
Letter from Jas Phillips dated 12 August 1822 to the Colonial Secretary: Orphan School Parramatta 13 Aug 1822. Sir, I beg leave to inform you that I have brought out from England a portable thrashing machine with six se..vers with which .... completes. Also 2 spare pinions, two pair of extra brasses, and two universal joints for the same - and as I now discover that I shall not have occasion for it at least for 2 or 3 years, I therefore wish to dispose of it, and have the honour to request you will have the goodness to mention it to His Excellency Sir Thomas Brisbane, if you think it will answer for the purposes of Government. The price is two hundred guineas and I shall have no objection to take one half of that sum in young cattle, or if more convenient to you, I shall not refuse taking the whole in cattle. A reply at your earliest convenience will be esteemed. I have the honour to be Sir, your most obedient and humble servant Jas. Phillips. Cover note - Treasury bill Ninety pounds, Mechanics, Warrant for $180, Cedar, Carpenter.

. He was mentioned in a letter from Lydia Ballard dated 15 August 1822. Lydia Phillips to the Colonial Secretary. Sir, In understanding that a vacancy has lately occurred in your Office, in consequence of the resignation of the Assistant Secretary Mr Atkinson, I have taken the liberty to solicit your kind interference with his Excellency the Governor to have Mr Phillips appointed to the situation. Hoping the strong testimonials he has received from those under whom he has had the honor to serve and his having been so many years accustomed to duty of that nature and likewise the strong recommendations to the protection of his Excellency and yourself may influence you in his behalf - I hope you will pardon the liberty I am taking in addressing you. Mr Phillips being at present at the Coal River consequently can't have the honor of waiting on you himself to ask the favour and the anxiety I feel for the welfare of a young & helpless family has induced me thus to trouble you, which if you will be pleased to take into your favourable consideration will confer a lasting obligation on myself and family ...... Lydia Phillips, Orphan House, Parramatta Aug 15 1822. .
The Colonial Secretary's correspondence files show that on Sep 10 1822 - Mr Phillips, free settler, his wife, 5 children and 6 convict servants were to be victualled from the stores at Newcastle for 6 months. On Sep 16, 19 - Permitted to proceed to Newcastle per "Elizabeth Henrietta" with one government servant. Sep 18 - Re freight charges for articles to be shipped - " 1 hen coop, 2 G.... stores, 2 baskets grass?, servants chest, 2 baskets trees?, six hundred ...., three small cases, one portmanteau, one boat, one jar oil. Sep 30 - of Newcastle, on lists of persons to whom convict mechanics have been assigned. Oct 7 - Re permission for his assigned convict, Robert Johnson to travel to Newcastle.
In 1823 there is considerable correspondence from him in the Colonial Secretary's letters: Mar 4 - Paid from the Colonial fund for a threshing machine; c. June - On account of maize due from settlers on banks of Hunters River to the Government at Newcastle, from 1 Apr 1822 to 31 May 1823. Jul 5 - on return of horned cattle issued from the Government herds between 22 Aug 1819 and 27 Dec 1823; 20 cows issued to from the Government herd. Aug 14 Elizabeth O'Donald assigned to James Phillips from the Female Orphan Institution. 27 August - draft or unsent letter to Gov. Brisbane from the Female Orphan School, Parramatta - departing tomorrow for the Coal River, asking for some powder for preserving birds. Nov 12 Application to the Female Orphan Institution; Dec 20 - Of Hunters River. Re lease for vacant allotment at Newcastle.
James Phillips was granted land on 30 June 1823 in Paterson, New South Wales. Title to Crown grant of 2090 acres in the co. of Durham and townships of Wolfingham & Middlehope (serial no.18 page 126) granted to James Phillips 30 June 1823.
     James Phillips in Parramatta, New South Wales, sent a letter dated 27 August 1823. F A/O School. Dear Sir
I fully intended during my limited stay here, to have done myself the pleaure of paying my respects to you, and Lady Brisbane, but (having arrived late last night - crossed out) arriving late last evening, unwell and obliged to be in Sydney to night to go on board the vessel which will sail early tomorrow for the Coal river, robs me of the anticipted gratification - let me pray of you not to attribute this, and I most respectfully hope her ladyship will not, to an unworthy neglect, which would indeed illl become ... I have therefore to offer my most grateful acknowledgments for the kind attentions I have been honored with from you and to request you will do me the fvout present my respectful compliments to Lady Brisbane.
You were so kind to say some time ago that you would oblige me with a little powder used for preserving birds; if you can without inconvenience do so by .... it should know how to place a value on the obligation.
In wishing you, and your distinguished family all the health you can hope for
Believe me, J----
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James Phillips requests that unappropriated land next Mr Duns be granted to his eldest son now in his 15th year, 8 March 1824. Refused 29 March 1824..
In 1824 he corresponded with the Colonial Secretary: Mar 8 - Of Pattersons Plains. Memorial on behalf of his eldest son in his 15th year, requested 4-500 acres directly opposite his farm; reply 29 Mar Refused - sons of settlers who have themselves received grants of the first class are ineligible. On Mar 20 - Paterson Plains. Re convict mechanics and asking to be permitted to pay sum he owes Government in wheat & corn. Reply 8 May. c. April - On list of defaulters in payment for assigned convict mechanics for the quarters ending 31 Dec 1823 and 31 Mar 1824. Apr. Jun. - Re punishment of his Government servants at Newcastle. 28 June - Signatory to petition supporting conduct of Capt. Gillman. Nov 1824 & Jan, Mar. 1825 - Re punishment of his Govt. servants at Newcastle. Nov 6 1824 On return of Newcastle town allotments..
     James Phillips and Lydia Phillips were recorded in 1825 census in Newcastle, New South Wales. James Phillips, settler, Newcastle, arrived on the Mary Ann in 1822 with his wife Lydia and children Henry, Jane, Thomas, Francie H & Isabella, all came free.
In 1825 he was mentioned in the Colonial Secretary's correspondence: 28 January 1825 - Grant in favour of transmitted to Oxley; Apr 12 - Requesting that a Govt. carpenter be assigned to him in lieu of Charles Watkins; Reply 2 Jun; May 11 - Re return of assigned convict to Govt. service; May 22 - Requesting more assigned servants since six of his bonded servants had absconded from his service; Jun 29 - Requesting that his two bonded servants at present in Sydney Gaol, be returned to his service; Oct 3 - Memorial for grant of land for his son who had just left school, he being of a sufficient age to manage a farm for himself. Refused; Dec 10, 16 - requests 6 convict servants to help work his farm. James Phillips was mentioned in a letter dated 26 January 1826. A letter from the painter Augustus Earl to Lydia mentions their mutual friend Mrs Ward, James Phillips had been away while Earl stayed at Bona Vista, he presents his compliments to Miss Phillips. He arrived per Cyprus in 1825 and was in Sydney by 31 Oct 1825. He left Sydney for NZ in 1827.. He served on a jury in August 1826 in Newcastle, NSW.
In 1827 after surveying, a plan of the sub-division of Kings Town in Newcastle was published and James Phillips was one of the 192 leaseholders #131.
     James Phillips and Lydia Ballard were recorded on 15 November 1828 census in 'Bona Vista', Paterson, New South Wales. James Phillips 48, Lydia 38, Henry 19, Jane 17, William Thomas 15, Frank Henry Fortunat 11, Isabella Lydia Augusta 7, Alfred William 4, Samuel James 2, infant boy 3 days, at Bona Vista, Durham. Protestants. All except the latter three who were born in the colony, came free in 1822. James Phillips was employer of Thomas Phillips labourer, aged 21, free, who arrived in the "Mangles" in 1827, Patrick Brennan 27, Thomas Briant 18, William Briggs 70, Charles Fowler 29, Ann Kennedy 13, Roger Mcnamara 46, Henry Singer 45 & others. He held 2090 acres, 180 cultivated, 300 cleared with 200 cattle, 5 horses, 1000 sheep.
In 1829 "To Let for a term of years, a valuable farm, situated within 25 miles of Newcastle on the banks of the Hunter's Rivers. The run for cattle is unequalled in the District and watered in the driest season admitting a vessel of 50 tons alongside the wharf. A small herd of cattle will be given in with working Bullocks and all kinds of agricultural tools etc. Application to be made or addressed to the "Gazette Office" for particulars or to James Phillips, esq. Hunter's River. .
On July 7 he was signatory of an address from landholders in the district of the Hunter River in the support of the Lt Gen. Ralph Darling
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     James Phillips mortgaged property on 6 January 1831 in 'Bona Vista', Paterson, New South Wales. 2090 acres were mortgaged to Caleb & Felix Wilson of Sydney for £600.
In 1831 he applied for 37 convicts, received 12.
James Phillips and Lydia Ballard witnessed John Skottowe Parker and Jane Phillips's wedding on 21 August 1831 in Christ Church, Newcastle.
     Lydia Ballard made a will dated 3 February 1832. Mentioned in surviving codicil.
In 1833 he applied for 27 convicts and received 18.
In November 1835 the architect John Verge submitted an account to Captain James Phillips of "Bona Vista" - "To plans in pencil for a Public House at Patterson's River - £2". In Dec 1838 the account was settled by two gallons of rum and 6/- in cash. It stood on the left-hand side of the road from Maitland to Paterson, set well back on high ground surrounded by extensive gardens planted with trees and shrubs. The building was of two storeys, built of sandstone quarried about a mile away. As usual the bricks were made on the site. The choicest local cedar was used for the joinery... In December 1840, at the direction of James Phillips, Esq., the respected owner, Mr Stubbs was empowered to sell by auction "All that lucrative establishment known as the Paterson Hotel, now in full trade and turning a business of at least £10,000 p.a. It consists of a remarkably well built building of a superior order of architecture finished in an elegant and substantial style and containing on the ground floor five lofty rooms one of which is fitted up as a bar room with counter and shelves complete. The upper floor which is approached by a winding stone staircase (which alone cost two hundred pounds) contains also five neatly finished bedrooms with a balcony enclosed by iron palisading of exquisite design and taste". Further particulars of the building follow, and reference is made to "a rich and beautifully diversified view" also to the fact that "the high road from Maitland to Dungog ... William's and Manning Rivers, Port Macquarie, Port Stevens, etc. passes the door..." It later became Keppie's "Brooklyn Arms".
On 9 Dec 1840 the sale by auction of the Paterson Hotel was advertised by direction of James Phillips, Esq, the respected owner.
In March 1841 James Phillips sold property in Paterson, NSW. In March 1841, Felix Wilson, his neighbour at "Tocal", purchased 8 blocks of land from James Phillips for £2215.10.0. One of these parcels contained an area of three acres, two roods, sixteen perches, bounded on three sides Sloan, Main and Victoria Streets, and on the east side by certain allotments: the building known by the sign of the "Paterson Hotel". [C Mitchell p.148].
     March 29 & 30, mortgage registered (bk.V no. 656) from James Phillips to David William Jamieson & George Cooper Turner, consideration £3000; August 12 & 13 - assignment of mortgage debt, interest of Jamieson to Turner (Bk.Y no. 197).
     James Phillips travelled to Sydney, New South Wales, in May 1842 per the "Jane Goudie". He was described as Mr Jas Phillips and departed from Liverpool on 26 Dec 1841.
     James Phillips made a will dated 23 August 1842 in Paterson, NSW. On February 3 1836 he made his last will and testament, but only the 1842 codicil survived wherein he left his allotment in Newcastle and additional land acquired in Paterson to his wife during her life then to be divided between all his living children. He also revokes his former executors and appoints his son Francis & David Sloan & his wife as executors.
James and his sons Alfred, Francis H F, Henry & William signed a farewell address to Major Johnstone, Police Magistrate which was reported in the Maitland Mercury 21 January 1843. The Maitland mercury reported on 4 March 1843 that James Phillips called a meeting to hear candidate for election to the Legislative Council at Hinton? and on 11 March at Gresford. On the 25 March it was reported that he agreed to become a committeeman for Richard Windeyer's political campaign and was at the meeting of his supporters at the Victoria Hotel, Hinton.. He commenced a new tobacco manufactory in August 1844. James was Post Master in 1847, in Paterson.
On Jan 24 1848 - Bona Vista Lots 30, 31, 33-35: assignment of, inter alia, mortgage to Wm Todd (trustee for G C Turner & Oswald Bloxsome). Reg. book 14 no. 965..
Jan 1 1849 - Lease for 7 years from Turner & Bloxsome to J Phillips of Bona Vista & Alfred W Phillips of Bona Vista of 2090 acres (except those parts sold by J Phillips to Felix Wilson and others prior to March 1841). Yearly rental £100.
     June 23 Maitland Mercury - a new tobacco manufactury established, Messrs Phillips of Bona Vista mentioned.
     June 26 Maitland Mercury - Phillips tobacco factory broken into. Reward offered by Mr Phillips.
March 30 1850, Conveyance Lots 30, 31, 33-35 to Wm Todd (trustee for Oswald Bloxsome & Thomas Iceton): apparently unregistered
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     James died on 29 March 1851 in Paterson, New South Wales. At his residence Bona Vista, Paterson, on the 29th March, Mr James Phillips aged 75 years, a resident in the colony for 28 years, deeply regretted by a numerous circle of relatives and friends. He was buried on 31 March 1851 in St Paul's, Paterson.
     The administration of his estate was granted on 1 June 1852 at New South Wales.

Children of James Phillips and Lydia Ballard

James Phillips

(10 April 1861 - before 1862)
     James Phillips was born on 10 April 1861 in Kangiaroo, Yass, New South Wales. He was the son of Edward Augustus Phillips and Ellen Besnard.
     James died before 1862.

James Phillips

(circa 1834 - 24 August 1918)
     James Phillips was born circa 1834 in Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales.
Margaret Gordon Smith married secondly James Phillips on 3 December 1872 in Carisbrook, Victoria.
     James died on 24 August 1918 in Melbourne Benevolent Asylum, Cheltenham, Victoria.