About William Phillips
William Phillips, Hartford, 1639, one of the inhabitants to whom land was granted " by courtesie of the town." He served in the Pequot War; townsman, 1650; surveyor of highways, 1653; chimney-viewer, 1643. He died in 1655; inventory December 4, 1655, £314. 4. 6. His widow and executrix, Ann Phillips, died at Hadley, 1669; inventory November 13. She left a legacy to her brother, which was receipted by him, in 1671, as "Samuel Young, of Staplehurst, Co. Kent, husbandman." She also left legacies to her brother, John Rogers, in England, to Mr. John Hooker, living in Old England, £10, if he come to live in New England, to Mr. Samuel Hooker, £10, and to his sister, wife of Rev. John Wilson, of Modfiold (all children of Rev. Thos. Hookor), £10.
SOURCE: James Hammond Trumbull, editor, The memorial history of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884, Volume 1 (Boston, Massachusetts: Edward L. Osgood, 1886), page 255. Retrieved: 3 May 2011 from Google Books