Theophilus Phillips, I (1653 - 1688) MP

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Birthplace: New York, Queens, New York, United States
Death: Died in New York, Queens, New York, United States
Occupation: town clerk
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About Theophilus Phillips, I

Robert Flake was included in Thomas Harvey's list of 18 persons that he transported to the Colonies. Thomas Harvey received 950 acres in James City Co, VA on 3 July 1630 for his personal advise and for transporting these 18 people. The land was called Harveyes Necke and was bounded on the west by land owned by Bridges Freeman and Mr. Francis Fowler, and bounded on the north by Georg Grace unto a path leading to James Cittie from Chickahominy.

On 20 August 1650 Robert Flake and Samuel Eldridge received a land grant in Isle of Wight Co, VA of 560 acres for transporting 11 persons to the Colonies. This land was on the third swamp S.W. by W. from Henry White's plantation. (Samuel Eldridge sold his half of this property (280 acres) on 13 March 1654 to Humphrey Clark.)

Robert Flake received a land grant for 600 acres in Isle of Wight Co, VA on 10 March 1653. This property was located on the third swamp of the Blackwater, beginning at the mouth of a small reedy branch on the Bushes neck, running by said swamp southerly near a small run of water where the said Flakes former land first begins. He received this grant for transporting 12 persons to the Colonies.

On 13 October 1664 Robert Flake received a land grant for 600 acres, 200 acres of which were on the second swamp between the land of John Oliver and Thomas Wombrell opposite to the lower part thereof. The other 400 acres were on the western side of the sd. swamp. This grant was for transporting 12 persons to the Colonies.

On 18 October 1664 Robert Flake received a land grant of 200 acres in Isle of Wight Co, VA on the westward side of the second swamp of the Blackwater beginning at a marked white oak by John A. Pough's Indian Quarter.

On 18 October 1664 Robert Flake received a land grant of 300 acres in Isle of Wight Co, VA at the mouth of a branch on the west side of the third swamp at Blackwater, running up same west by north. This grant was for transporting 6 persons to the Colonies.

On 2 September 1665 Henry King had 100 acres of land and allowed Francis England to have it in exchange for 100 acres of Francis England's land. Test: Robert Flake and Thos. Woodward.

On 4 June 1666 Robert Flake gave John Proctor, son of Ambrose Proctor, sen., John Proctor "having been my son and his time is out".

On 20 Aug 1666 Robert Flake patented 2400 acres in Isle of Wight Co, VA on the branches of the Blackwater, beginning on the westward side of the second swamp at a marked white oak by John A. Pouch, his quarter.

On 10 September 1669 Robet Flake patented 450 acres in Isle of Wight Co, VA, beginning on the east side of the third swamp of the Blackwater at the mouth of a reedy branch.

On 18 October 1669 Robert Flake and Katherine, his wife, deed land to George Moore in Isle of Wight Co, VA.

On 25 October 1670 Robert Flake made a deed of gift of a mare foal to his daughter Mary Clark, wife of John Clark in Isle of Wight Co, VA.

In 1685 Robert Flake received a land grant of 170 acres in Isle of Wight Co, VA.

On 16 August 1691 Robert Flake, Sr. deeded as a gift 200 acres to each of his three Hayes grandsons: Robert, Samuel and Peter Hayes. These parcels were located on the second swamp of the Blackwater.

On 10 August 1692 in Isle of Wight Robert Flake, age 70, said that Wm. Evans on his death bed said that Mr. James Benn should have a deed of 400 acres out of his 500 acres on Kinsale as Mr. Benn has paid for it.

On 13 March 1696 Robert Flake, Sr. deeded as a gift 200 acres in Surry Co, VA to his son, Robert Flake, Jr., and his daughter-in-law, Margaret, wife of Robert Flake, Jr.

On 1 July 1696, Robert Flake, Sr. gifted by deed 450 acres in Surry Co, VA to William and John Gwaltney, sons of William and Alice Gwaltney, and if they should die, the land was to go to Katherine, daughter of William and Alice Gwaltney.

On 2 April 1697 Robert Flake, Sr. of the upper parish of Isle of Wight sold to Thomas Smyth, lately of Surry Co, VA. 250 acres which was part of the 600 acres called Flake's Mill and ran to Porter's branch. Wit: Thomas Walker. -------------------- http://www.moonzstuff.com/phillips/abner1737.html --------------------

 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
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Theophilus Phillips I's Timeline

1653
1653
New York, Queens, New York, United States
1670
December 9, 1670
Age 17
Newtown, Lewis, New York, USA
1671
1671
Age 18
Newton, Long Island, N Y Sons
1672
May 15, 1672
Age 19
Newton, Long Island NC
1676
June 25, 1676
Age 23
Maidenhead, Hunterdon, New Jersey, USA
1678
December 27, 1678
Age 25
Newton,, Long Island, New York
1688
January 26, 1688
Age 35
New York, Queens, New York, United States
1690
1690
Age 35
Virginia, USA
1692
December 10, 1692
Age 35
1710
1710
Age 35