Thomas Phillips, SV/PROG 2 (c.1785 - d.) MP

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About Thomas Phillips, SV/PROG 2

Thomas Phillips replaced Charles Crause as leader of the 1820 Settler party when Crause separated from the party. He was succeeded by James Moorcroft.

PHILLIPS, Thomas

London Metropolitan Archives:

  • Thomas PHILLIPS married Alice FAME on 7 November 1805 in St.George's, Hanover Square. Both signed their names. Witnesses: John GRANT and Jno. STANLEY
  • Robert, son of Thomas and Alice PHILLIPS baptised 30 April 1809 in St.Peter Paul's Wharf (born 24 March)

IGI extracted baptisms for St.Mary Magdalene, Old Fish Street:

  • Alice Ann, daughter of Thomas and Alice PHILLIPS, baptised 13 February 1814 (born 7 April 1811)
  • Thomas Henry, son of Thomas and Alice PHILLIPS, baptised 13 February 1814 (born 16 January 1814)
  • Maria Frances, daughter of Thomas and Alice Phillips, baptised 2 February 1817 (born 23 August 1816)
  • George, son of Thomas and Alice PHILLIPS, baptised 6 June 1819 (born 3 January 1819)

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From eGGSA 1820 Settler Correspondence

PHILLIPS, Thomas (CRAUSE's Party), 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 10

  • 15 Little Knight Rider Street
  • Doctors Commons
  • July 17 1819

Hon' Sir

In consequence of my trade being so bad I am unable to provide for the wants of a wife and family of 5 children. From this cause I am anxious to proceed as a settler to the Cape of G. Hope. The great advantages which that Colony possesses over any others for British skill and industry induces to believe that by removing to that settlement I shall be better enabled to provide for the future welfare of my family than according to my present circumstances by remaining in England. Should you deem my application worthy of relief and that I am a fit and proper person to participate in the beneficient and patriotic views of the Executive, a line or circular stating the particulars and what deposits will be acknowledged with the utmost respect of thankfullness by, Hon' Sir

Your Obt. Humble Servant

Thos PHILLIPS



National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 37

  • 15 L Knight Rider St
  • Drs Comms
  • July 23 1819

Hon' Sir,

I have had the honor of receiving a printed Circular from you relative to the new settlement about to be formed at the Cape of G. Hope. My circumstance will not permit me to derive any benefit from the plan proposed by Government upon a large scale. But I should be glad to be informed whether I may be allowed a passage for myself & family, depositing a sum of money according to the terms proposed in the Circular. If I may be permitted to proceed to the Colony & a free passage allowed I shall make my arrangements accordingly. I am Hon' Sir with the utmost Respect

Your Obt. Sert

T PHILLIPS



National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 69

  • 15 L Knight Rider St, Drs Comms
  • [Received 30 July 1819]

Hon Sir,

I beg leave to apply to you for further information concerning the intended Settlement about to be formed at Algoa Bay. I will engage 10 persons or familys agreable to the conditions specified in the Circular. But I should be glad to be informed of a few particulars as under -

Will the Settlers be permitted to carry out whatever they conceive necessary free of Port Charges, of Customs or other Duties

[Margin note from GOULBURN: a reasonable amount of tonnage will be allowed but not exemption from Duties]

As the victualling ceases immediately upon leaving the ship, are there any means of provisions in ready supply at the Cape or adjacent settlements

[Margin note from GOULBURN: there are the means]

Is the country intended for location in the interior & will it be necessary to provide any land carriage -

Will any implements of Agriculture be provided by Government –

[Margin note from GOULBURN: may be purchased by settler]

Will there be any temporary covering for the Settlers such as tents & be furnished by Government [Margin note from GOULBURN: No]

An answer to this stating further particulars and permission to proceed will Most Humbly Oblige

Your Obt Servant

Thos PHILLIPS



National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 82

  • 15 Little Knight Rider St
  • Doctors Commons

[Received 4 August 1819]

Hon' Sir,

I beg leave to solicit your notice to my letter of the 29th ultimo requesting permission to proceed to the Cape with 10 persons according to the conditions of the circular. An answer to that letter as early as possible will be of importance, the interval before the transport sails being requisite for the necessary arrangements.

I am Hon'ble Sir

Your Most Obt.Servant

Thos PHILLIPS



National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 104

  • 15 Little Knight Rider St
  • Doctors Commons

[Received August 9th 1819]

Hon' Sir

I have received a letter from you stating that my proposals were under consideration. Not having rec'd an answer since the 5th Aug't I am quite anxious for the ultimatum. I have 10 persons ready & willing to proceed as Settlers. It is my intention to conform in every respect to the first Circular issued by Government. All that I request is permission to participate in the beneficient views of Government. An early answer will oblige as the persons & myself who are desirous of proceeding to the Cape, are quite in a state of suspense.

I am Sir Your Most Obt. Servant

Thos PHILLIPS

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Thomas Phillips, SV/PROG 2's Timeline

1785
1785
England
1805
November 7, 1805
Age 20
London, England
1809
March 24, 1809
Age 24
London, England
1811
April 7, 1811
Age 26
London, England
1813
February 13, 1813
Age 28
London, England
1816
August 23, 1816
Age 31
London, England
1819
January 3, 1819
Age 34
London, England
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