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Theophilus Phillips, I

Birthplace: Watertown, Middlesex, MA, USA
Death: Died in New York, Queens, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Zerubabel Phillips and Wife of Zarubabel Phillips
Husband of Elizabeth Powell; Anna Phillips and Mary Phillips
Father of Anna Phillips; Theophilus Phillips, II; William Phillips; Philip Phillips and John Phillips
Brother of Miss Phillips and Ephrian Phillips
Half brother of Daniel Phillips; Joseph Phillips; Phillips and Dyna Houghton

Occupation: town clerk
Managed by: Erin Spiceland
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About Theophilus Phillips I

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 Theophilus Phillips Sr. was grandson of the Reverend George Phillips (but whose exact father was unknown to Savage and Riker).2 He was the brother of Mrs. Nagle and Joseph Phillips.3 He was born in 1653 at Boston, Masachusetts. He was the son of N. N. Phillips. Theophilus Phillips Sr. was perhaps already present in 1663 at Long Island, New York.2 He married Anna Hunt, daughter of Raph Hunt of Middleburrough and Elizabeth Jessup, circa 1669/70 at Long Island, New York.1,2,4 Theophilus Phillips Sr. lived in 1672 at Newton, Long Island, New York.2 He received an allotment of land on 5 May 1674 at Newtown, Long Island, New York.5 He was chosen to a town office in 1676 at Newton, Long Island, New York.2 He was sold land by John Furman on 14 August 1676 at Newtown, Long Island, New York.6 He was chosen as town clerk, a position he held till he died in 1677 at Newton, Long Island, New York.2 He gave land at Maspeth to Henry Maple, of island of Nevis, on 16 August 1681.7 He married Patience (?) on 15 March 1682/83; His 2nd (widower).4,8 Theophilus Phillips Sr. was witness to the will of Elizabeth Stadom, of Newtown, on 1 December 1683 at Queens County, New York.9 He married Elizabeth Townsend, daughter of John Townsend and Susannah Townsend, Mrs., on 18 February 1684; His 3rd (widower). Her 1st.8 Theophilus Phillips Sr. was witness to the will of James Way, Sr., of Mespatt Kills, on 5 October 1685 at Queens County, New York.10 He left a will on 23 January 1688 at Queens County, New York; "Phillips, Theophilus, of Newtown. Life use of house and personal property to wife, Elizabeth, with remainder to son, Theophilus. To son, William, meadow on s. side of Long Neck, and to son Phillip part of meadow in Smith's meadow. Residue to daughters Hannah, Elizabeth, Mary, Anna, and expected child. Executors Wife and son, Theophilus. Witnesses: Daniel Phillips and George Wood. Overseers: father Townsend, brother Joseph Phillips, and brother Edward Hunt."11 He died on 26 January 1688/89 at Newtown, Long Island, New York, at age 36 years

-------------------- Occupation: Surveyor, Meat-Packer, County Clerk & Marshall.

From "genealogical & Personal Memorial of Mercer County, New Jersey" Vol. 1: Theophilus became a grantee under charter of Newtown in 1686. Was town surveyor 1678-1684, Clerk of County Court 20 years and town Marshall in 1684.

NOTE: Theo may have died 01/26/1689 Both Dates Found And Sharon Stalker list 01/26/1687/88 as Date of Death

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Theophilus Phillips I's Timeline

Watertown, Middlesex, MA, USA
December 9, 1670
Age 17
Newtown, Lewis, New York, USA
Age 18
Newton, Long Island, N Y Sons
May 15, 1672
Age 19
Newton, Long Island NC
June 25, 1676
Age 23
Maidenhead, Hunterdon, New Jersey, USA
December 27, 1678
Age 25
Newton, Long Island, Province of New York
January 26, 1688
Age 35
New York, Queens, New York, United States
Age 35
Virginia, USA
December 10, 1692
Age 35