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WikiTree profile: Phillip Butters
in Genealogy Help by Phillip Butters G2G Crew (850 points)
Looking for information on William Matthew Phillips born in Cambridge England 1833. Moved to Castlemaine area in Victoria Australia. Married  Elizabeth Sarah Featherby in Castlemaine 1856. Child Benjamin Featherby Phillips born in Chewton Victoria 1862

is this him 

William M Phillips

BIRTH 1832
DEATH 16 Sep 1901 (aged 68–69)

Melbourne General Cemetery

Carlton North, Melbourne City, Victoria, Australia
PLOT MGC-COE-Comp-Z-No-286
MEMORIAL ID 191830126 · View Source
Also if this is him according to the Victorian BDM  website which you can search for free his father was William Nathan Phillips.

over on ancestry they have 

Benjamin Featherby Phillips


BIRTH 05 MAY 1862 • Chewton, Victoria, Australia

DEATH 1913 • East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

spouse Jane newton one child Ruby Jane Phillips born 1888. 

thanks for your help, I am having trouble working out how this works, but it is very exciting. This would appear to be my GGrandfather , my GGGrandfather  and info on my GGGGrandfather, but some info seems a little off. My grandfather Albert William should be Benjamin Featherby's son and this note says he had one daughter ??? Ruby Jane.However I feel I am getting somewhere Thanks again

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Hi Phillip. I would like to welcome you to WikiTree. Looks like Will has given you a source for your ancestor.  It would be really great if you upgraded to a family membership (which is totally free for you). You can add Phillips as a tag, and you will immediately be connected to about 30,920 PHILLIPSs, and an additional related surnames: PHELPS (8523) PHIPPS (3133) PHILIPS (1556)


(332) PHILIPPS (333) PHILLIS (279) PHILIPP (248) 



Once again, welcome to WikiTree.

by Cheryl Hess G2G Astronaut (1.7m points)
selected by Susan Laursen
Thank you so much, my friend, for selecting my answer as the best.
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Welcome to Wikitree Phillip.

Good luck with you research. Have you created a profile on Wikitree for either William or Elizabeth yet?
by Rosalie Neve G2G6 Pilot (124k points)

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