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John Phillips (1601 - bef. 1692)

John Phillips
Born in Englandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about 1630 in Englandmap
Husband of — married 6 Jul 1654 in Marshfield, Plymouth Colonymap
Husband of — married 14 Mar 1667 in Plymouth, Plymouth Colonymap
Husband of — married 3 Apr 1677 in Marshfield, Plymouth Colonymap
Descendants descendants
Died before in Marshfield, Plymouth, Colony of Massachusetts Baymap
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John Phillips migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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Disambiguation

This is John Phillips wrote a will in 1691, that was proved in 1692. He married four times, Mary, Grace, Faith Clark and Anne Hatch.

Another John Phillips died 1682; married Joanna and Sarah. He was NOT the husband of Faith (Clarke) Doty.[1]

Biography

Origins

The origins of John Phillips of Duxbury and later of Marshfield, Massachusetts are unknown. His birth is estimated to be about 1602 by his will dated October 20, 1691, in which he stated he was about 89 years old. [2]

Marriages

John's first wife's name is unknown, but from his will, some of the children listed are from a marriage prior to his marriage to the widow Grace (___) Halloway/Holloway. [2] [3] Some have assumed her first name might have been Mary, based on their daughter being named Mary.

John married second, Grace (___), the widow of William Hallowell, on July, 6, 1654, in Marshfield, Plymouth Colony. [4] [3]

Edward Buckley and Grace Hallowell, had given bond in the Plymouth Court to secure L10 each, from the administration of their father William's estate. On June 8, 1654, Mr. Buckley was cleared by the court from this obligation and John Phillip's took on the responsibility for the payments. [3]

Both John's wife, Grace, and his son Jeremiah Phillips, Grace's step-son, were killed by lightning on October 3, 1666. [3] [5]

After Grace's death, John married third, Faith (Clark) Dotey, widow of Edward Dotey on March 14, 1666 [1666/7] in Plymouth, Plymouth Colony [6] The couple had a marriage agreement dated February 23, 1666/7. [7] Faith was born in England about 1619, daughter of Thurston and Faith (___) Clark, and came to New England in April 1634 on the ship Francis. [7]

His wife Faith was buried on December 21, 1675 at Marshfield. [8] [7] Her will was written on December 12, 1675, and in it she left her estate to her daughters by her previous marriage. [9]

John took for his fourth wife, Ann (Hatch) Torrey on April 3, 1677 in Marshfiled.[4] Ann was baptized at Wye, Kent, England on December 3, 1626, the daughter of William and Jane (Young) Hatch [10] and was the widow of James Torrey of Scituate. [11] =

Death

John died at Marshfield, between October 20, 1691 when his will was written and May 10, 1692 when it was proved. In his will he names:[2]

  • eldest son Samuel
  • son Benjamin
  • grandson John, son of Benjamin
  • daughter Mary Phillips, to be maintained and cared for by son Benjamin, Mary being unable to care for herself
  • the rest of my grandchildren, children of Samuel and Benjamin [2]

Children

by wife Mary

  1. John Philips Jr. born ___; was killed by lightning July 31, 1658. [3] John was a young man when he died say 17-25 so estimate born about 1638.
  2. Samuel Philips born ___. [2] Born about 1642[12]
  3. Jeremiah Philips born ___; he and his stepmother Grace were killed by lightning on October 3, 1666. [3] [13] Born about 1636; a young man of twenty when he died in 1666.[12]
  4. Mary Philips born ___; unmarried; living in 1691 when named in her father's will. [2] b. say 1638 (guess)

by wife Grace. Grace's children, Grace and Hannah, by William Holloway were baptized 4 Oct 1657 the same day as son Joseph Phillips.[14]

  1. Joseph Philips born at Marshfield on March 31, 1655 [15]; baptized at Scituate on October 4, 1657. [16] ; slain by Indians on March 25, 1675/6 in Perce's Fight.
  2. Benjamin Philips [2] baptized at Scituate on August 15, 1658.

A John Phillips, son of John and Mary Phillips was bpt. 4 Aug 1622 in Duncton, Sussex, England[17] There is no evidence to connect the immigrant with the John bpt. in 1622

Sources

  1. Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Begins, Boston, MA: NEHGS (1995), p. 1455
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Abstracts of Plymouth County Probate Records [John Phillips: Plym. Co. Probate 1: 140] in: The Mayflower Descendant,: Volume 34: 1937: p. 36-7, Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, Boston, Massachusetts. Reprint: Hertiage Books, Bowie, Maryland, 1991
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Crane, Alicia Williams. Edward Bulkeley in Early New England Families, 1641-1700, p. 3 (Original Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2013. (By Alicia Crane Williams, Lead Genealogist.)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Marriages of Marshfield, Massachusetts in: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 6, NEHGS, Thomas Prince Publisher, Boston, Massachusetts, 1852 p. 347-8 Grac Ann
  5. The Vital Records of Marshfield Massachusetts in: The Mayflower Descendant, A Magazine of Pilgrim Genealogy and History. Volume 2. Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, Boston, Massachusetts, 1900, p. 182 (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010)
  6. Plymouth: Volume 1: p. 665: Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850 ([https://www.americanancestors.org/DB190/i/14012/665/253537887 Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org], New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Book Reviews: Mayflower Families Through Five Generations Volume 11: Part 3: Edward Doty in: The Connecticut Nutmegger, Volume 33, Glastonbury, Connecticut, 2001, p. 582-3: Connecticut Society of Genealogists, 1970-. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009.)
  8. Marshfield, Volume 1: p. 9. Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).
  9. The Will of Faith (Calrk) Doty Phillips in: The Mayflower Descendant, A Magazine of Pilgrim Genealogy and History. Volume 3, Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, Boston, Massachusetts, 1901, p. 89-91 (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010)
  10. Anderson, Robert C. William Hatch in: Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume III, G-H, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts, 2003, p. 241-3 (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009.)
  11. Stott, Clifford L. Humphrey Blake (1494-1558) and His Descendants in New England and South Carolina: Blake, Richards, Selleck, Torrey and Wolcott (concluded) in: New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 164, New England Historical and Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts, 2010, p. 67 (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2018.)
  12. 12.0 12.1 Ames, Azel, The family and vicissitudes of John Philips. (Malden, Mass. : Press of G. E. Dunbar, 1903) appendix IV
  13. Marshfield, Volume 1: p. 10. Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).
  14. Vital Records of Scituate, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Volume 1- Births, NEHGS, Boston, Massachusetts, 1909 p. 292 baptisms site CR2
  15. Marshfield, Volume 1: p. 3. Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).
  16. Vital Records of Scituate, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Volume 1- Births, NEHGS, Boston, Massachusetts, 1909 p. 295 baptism site CR2
  17. "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NYJW-89R : 11 February 2018, John Phillips, 04 Aug 1622); citing , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 416,351.
  • Torrey, Clarence Almon. Torrey’s New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore, 1985) list s the following
    • Phillips, John (1602-1691/2) & 1/wf Mary? __?__ ; in Eng, b 1634; Duxbury
    • Phillips, John (1602-1691/2) & 2/wf Grace Hollaway (-1666), w William; 6 July 1654; Marshfield
    • Phillips, John (1602-1691/2) & 3/wf Faith (Clark) Doty (-1675), w Edward; 14 Mar 1666/7; Plymouth
    • Phillips, John (1602-1691/2) & 4/wf Ann (Hatch) Torrey, w James; 3 Apr 1677; Marshfield
  • Ames, Azel, The family and vicissitudes of John Philips. (Malden, Mass. : Press of G. E. Dunbar, 1903) appendix IV

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Notes

Note: BIOGRAPHY: John, his wife, and two children (Mary and John), arrived in New England aboard one of the eleven ships of the Winthrop Fleet in 1630. They do not seem to have been aboard the same ship as Rev. George Phillips. Son Michael's name is not immediately apparent on this list. [citation needed]
BIOGRAPHY: John became solvent and successful, and active in the legal and social life of the community. Here is a portion of a document, courtesy the Mayflower web site...
BIOGRAPHY: [From unrecorded bond] On 13 July, 1714, "Samuel Kinsley" of Taunton North Purchase, "Eldest son of mr Samuel Kingley of sd North Purchase", as administrator, gave bond for Ð500, with John Phillips and Benjamin Drake, both of Taunton North Purchase, as sureties.
The witnesses were Thomas Fenton and John Cary. (Note: different man, after this John's death in 1691/2)
BIOGRAPHY: From original warrant] On 6 March, 1721/2, "mr]Epharaim Randall mr John Phillips mr Benjamin Drake mr Thomas manley & mr Clementt Briggs" .... "All sufficient freeholders within the County of Bristoll or any three of you" wereappointed "to make a Divission on ye Houseing and Lands of mr Samuell Kingsley of Taunton North Purchass Deceased Intestate and also of his Personall Estate .... amongst the Widdow and childreen and shuch as shall Legally represent them if any of them be Dead". "The gentleman Above Named" Were Sworn the same day. [Also recorded, 4: 141] (Note: different man, after this John's death)
BIOGRAPHY: John's son John married third Ann Hatch,a granddaughter of Thomas Tilden, a passenger on the ship 'Anne', 1623, a sister ship of the Mayflower. (Note: Disproven, his son John died in 1658, the father - this John married 4th Ann Hatch)
BIOGRAPHY: John became a part of a legal proceeding against fellow colonist James Latham...
BIOGRAPHY: from the criminal record of WILLIAM LATHAM:
BIOGRAPHY: 1638: Breaking the Peace: Illegal entertainment of John Phillips.
BIOGRAPHY: 1638: Public drunkenness.
(courtesy Caleb Johnson, Mayflower Web Site)
BIOGRAPHY: REMA: took the Oath of Freemen - Mass. Bay Colony
Sources: Title: Bishop's transcripts, 1561-1830
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Immingham
Publication: Microfilm of original records at the Lincolnshire Records Office, Lincoln.
Note: LDS film reference FHL BRITISH Film 504254 Item 1.
Repository:
Call Number:
Media: Church Record
Text: The birth of John is found in this parish register. His father is identified as William.
What proves this is the same William who went to Hartford?
? Marie Streate m. John Phillips 24 Aug 1620, Shermanbury, Sussex, England
Title: Parish registers, 1653-1875 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Shermanbury (Sussex). :: Note: Microfilm of original records (8 vols.) in the West Sussex Record Office, Chichester. Available throughthe Church of JC of LDS, reference FHL BRITISH Film 918472 Item 2
"England Marriages, 1538–1973 ," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NKB7-C2K : 10 February 2018), John Phillips and Marie Streate, 24 Aug 1620; citing Shermanbury,Sussex,England, reference , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 918,472, 416,746.
Answer: no corresponding children born in Shermanbury. We don't know her first name or her last.


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I had it right the first time. Sorry about all the messages.
posted by Anne B
Phillips-9089 and Phillips-3053 appear to represent the same person because: Use b. 1601. death Oct 1691 was date of will the other is date of probate. Grace Dotey was name of her first husband She is Grace Unknown. Son Benjamins are the same
posted by Anne B
I mis-spoke (too many Johns). Rethinking this. I'll come back to it.
posted by Anne B
Since this profile has Benjamin a son of the immigrant and Faith (allegedly Doty) wife of the immigrant, and the date of his will as a death date. He most resembles John Phillips the immigrant, not the son of the immigrant. I am detaching him from father Phillips-3053 and proposing a merge with Phillips-3053
posted by Anne B
Regarding John: (1) There was a John bpt. 1622 in Arlington to a John and a Mary. However, there is no evidence to connect this family with the family in Massachusetts. (2) Faith Clark, widow Doty was married to the immigrant father John not the son. (3) The John who died in 1691 was the immigrant father. Terry and Howard, who would you like this to be? Please respond by placing a comment here.
posted by Anne B
Thank you
posted by Chris Hoyt
Mary Street is real enough but there is no proof she was the wife of this John Phillips. Objections to disconnecting?

Mary Gerrard is real enough, but there is no evidence to link her with Phillips either. Merges have been proposed, Then she will need to be disconnected.

Creating a new first wife. Unknown Unknown

posted by Anne B
Phillips-713 and Phillips-7721 do not represent the same person because: they weren't the same guy yesterday. Need to straiten this out.
posted by Anne B
Joanna belongs to Phillips-713 and its' duplicates. Changing.
posted by Anne B
And after we've identified the two different John Phillips, each should be PPP'ed so we don't accidentally merge them. Thanks.
posted by Jillaine Smith

P  >  Phillips  >  John Phillips

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