Anne Phillips

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Anne Phillips

Birthplace: St. Kew, Cornwall
Death: Died in New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Phillips and Anne Phillips
Wife of John Johns James
Mother of John Phillips James; Louisa Jane James; John Jonas James; Frederick Roberts James; Sarah James and 9 others
Sister of Jane Climo; Richard Phillips; Emma Tucker; Mary Phillips; John Phillips and 1 other

Managed by: Jason Scott Wills
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About Anne Phillips

Ann Phillips was born in St Kew, Cornwall in 1823.

On the voyage on the SS William Bryan, to New Zealand she met John James. Now John really did turn her head and she fell completely in love with her bachelor blacksmith fellow. They were so much in love that John approached the ships Surgeon and asked if he would marry him and his sweet young Ann.

Now the Surgeon one Dr. Henry Weeks, Esq. kept a dairy of the Voyage and under the date of the 11th January 1841 we note…

.... One of the young men applied to me to marry him to Ann Phillips, a spinster, which I promised to do on Thursday.

Then on 14 January we note…

..... I married John James to Ann Phillips. The ceremony was performed in the cabin and conducted in great order. The cabin passengers stood to one side, the blushing bride and the bridegroom, bridesmaid and temporary father opposite, and the young men and young woman separately at each end of the cabin. The ring was borrowed one of the bride’s sister, and a very tight fit! Indeed the bridegroom made such a bundle of it that I at last stepped forward to assist him. It was later told me in New Zealand that Mrs James had asserted that she could claim me as her husband from my having pushed the ring over her finger. As soon as the ceremony was over someone outside struck up with a box of bells, the Fiddler joining in. A number of flags are streaming overhead and dinner is about to be eaten on deck on the occasion. The steward has made some very good bridecake for the occasion. There being no married births berths vacant the happy couple are allowed one of the empty hospitals for their honeymoon.


No. When Married. Name. Age. Condition. Profession. 1 Jan 14th, 1841 John James 27 Bachelor Blacksmith

                                               Ann Phillips	18		Spinster	        Servant

The above were married according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Church of England be me [Signed] Henry Weeks, Surgeon-Superintendent. The marriage was solemnised between us – The Mark of A Phillips.

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Anne Phillips's Timeline

St. Kew
March 30, 1841
Age 17
New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
Age 21
New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
December 21, 1846
Age 22
New Plymouth, Taranaki
July 16, 1847
Age 23
Age 23
New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
December 11, 1848
Age 24
New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
June 29, 1852
Age 28
New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
September 23, 1855
Age 31
New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand