This document will provide details on the Phillips family from 1708 to date. The layout is based on different generations with G1 being the first generation, G2 being their descendant and G3 being the following descendants.
Thomas Phillips (1708) is the first generation recorded here in order to keep the generations the same across other families that we are tracking. We do know that Thomas’ father was John Phillips, born in 1681 and his grand parents were Gwewared Phillips 1659-1690 and Margaret George 1660-1690. We have no other details on these earlier generations.
Our story starts in Pembrokeshire in a small visit known as Navern, about 8 miles southwest of Cardigan and half way between Cardigan and Fishgard. Many of the families remained in Pembrokeshire while others moved to other counties such as Carmarthenshire, Glamorganshire, Monmouthshire, Cardiganshire, Gloucestershire, Linconshire, Montgomeryshire, Staffordshire and Warwickshire. A number of descendants also emigrated abroad to Australia, Canada, New Zealand the United States. The USA descendants were spread across the country in 11 states from New York to California.
There are many occupations spread across the descendants and are listed where available including farmer, shoemaker, coal miner, mason, stonemason, school teacher, grocer assistant, hewer, Post Office Manager and house builder.
We have included a number of transcripts from the census as well as birth certificates and marriage certificates where available. We have also included photos in this forst draft and will be adding more as they become available.
This document was assembled by Dan Shiels. Where relatives have completed their DNA Testing and therefore have proven their roots, (DNA) is included in the index and their associated titles. There are currently 5 family members with registered DNA results.
G1: Thomas Phillips 1708 & Mary
Thomas Phillips was born in 1708 in Navern, Pembrokeshire, Wales and was baptised on Dec 21, 1708 in Haverfordwest St Mary, Pembrokeshire.
He was the only child of John Phillips. We do not know his mother’s name at this time.
Thomas married Mary and they had a son, Thomas Phillips in 1728. Unfortunately, we have no other info at this time.
G2: Thomas Phillips 1728
Thomas Phillips was born in 1728 in Prendergast, Pembrokeshire, Wales. He was baptised there on Apr 14, 1728. He was the only child of Thomas Phillips (1708) & Mary Phillips.
We do not have the name of his wife, but we do know that they had two sons,
- David Phillips was born in 1753 in Nevern, Pembrokeshire, Wales. He married Martha Thomas on October 22, 1774, in Pembrokeshire, Wales. They had eight children in 18 years. He died in 1818 at the age of 65, and was buried in Prendergast, Pembrokeshire, Wales.
- Thomas Phillips was born in 1758 in Llanegwad, Carmarthenshire, Wales. He married Margaret Evan on May 5, 1800, in his hometown. They had one child during their marriage. He died in 1808 in Llanegwad, Carmarthenshire, Wales, at the age of 50.
G3: David Phillips 1753-1818 & Martha Thomas
David Phillips was born in 1753 in Nevern, Pembrokeshire, Wales. He was the first child of Thomas Phillips (1728).
David married Martha Thomas on Oct 22, 1774 in Pembrokeshire. They had eight children, David 1775; Sampson 1777; John 1778; Ann 1783, Martha 1785; Margaret 1787; Elizabeth 1791 & William 1793.
David Phillips died in 1818. We don’t have a death date for Martha.
G4: David Phillips 1775 & Anne Lewelyn
David Phillips was born in 1775 in Carew, Pembrokeshire, Wales, when his father, David, was 22 and his mother, Martha, was 19. He married Anne Lewelyn on July 9, 1799. They had two children during their marriage, John in 1806 & Eleanor in 1819.
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G4: Sampson Phillips 1777-1848 & Elizabeth Phillips
Sampson Phillips was born in 1777 in Carew, Pembrokeshire, Wales, when his father, David, was 24 and his mother, Martha, was 21. He married Elizabeth Phillips in 1811. They had five children in 18 years, Martha 1811; Thomas 1814; Sarah 1818; Elizabeth 1821 & George 1829. Sampson died in January 1848 in Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Wales, at the age of 71.
G4: John Phillips 1778-1867 & Alice Duggan
John Phillips was born on October 4, 1778, in Carew, Pembrokeshire, Wales. He married Alice Duggan on June 25, 1803, in Castlemartin, Pembrokeshire, Wales.
They had seven children in 19 years, Martha 1806; Mary 1811; David 1813; Abram 1815; John 1817; Ann 1820 and Thomas 1825.
John died in January 1867 in Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Wales, having lived a long life of 88 years.
G4: Ann Phillips 1783
Ann Phillips was born in 1783 in Carew, Pembrokeshire, Wales, when her father, David, was 30, and her mother, Martha, was 27. She was baptized on September 7, 1783. Unfortunately we have no other info.
G4: Martha Phillips 1785 & Benjamin Thomas
Martha Phillips was born in 1785 in Carew, Pembrokeshire, Wales, when her father, David, was 32, and her mother, Martha, was 29.
She married Benjamin Thomas on May 25, 1805. They had three children in 13 years, Harriet 1810; Mary 1811 and Lettice 1823. We do not have a death date for Martha.
G4: Margaret Phillips 1787
Margaret Phillips was born in 1787 in Carew, Pembrokeshire, Wales, when her father, David, was 34, and her mother, Martha, was 31. We have no other info.
G4: Elizabeth Phillips 1791
Elizabeth Phillips was born in 1791 in Carew, Pembrokeshire, Wales, when her father, David, was 38, and her mother, Martha, was 35. We have no other info.
G4: William Phillips 1793-1877 & Ann Phillips
William Phillips was born in 1793 in Carew, Pembrokeshire, Wales, when his father, David, was 40 and his mother, Martha, was 37. He married Ann Phillips and had one daughter Anne Phillips in 1832. William died in January 1877 in Narberth, Pembrokeshire, Wales, having lived a long life of 84 years.