John Ross Philip, Dr

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John Ross Philip, Dr

Birthdate: (81)
Birthplace: Aberdeen, Scotland
Death: July 18, 1898 (81)
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. Dr. John Philip and Jane Philip
Husband of Isabel Philip
Father of Jane Ross Yalden Philip; Alice Agnes Leslie; John William Philip; Durant Fairbairn Philip; William Yalden Thomson Philip and 2 others
Brother of Mary Christie; Elizabeth Fairbairn; Rev. William Enowy Philip; Rev. Thomas Durant Philip; Jane Margaret Philip and 2 others

Occupation: Editor & Co-founder of Eastern Province Herald
Managed by: George (Mike) Rushby
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About John Ross Philip, Dr

Dr Philip’s second son was John Ross Philip who became a printer and publisher . In 1845 he moved to Port Elizabeth where he became the Editor and co-founder of the “Eastern Province Herald” one of the two oldest surviving newspapers in South Africa.

In 1859 he represented Port Elizabeth in the Legislative Assembly. He married Isabel Thomson, daughter of Thomas William Thomson and Jane Yalden who had arrived at the Cape in 1816 and 1819. The daughter of John Ross Philip and Isabel Thomson was Alice Agnes Philip who married George Leslie thus ending the Philip branch of this family on joining the Leslie branch.

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John Ross Philip, Dr's Timeline

September 9, 1816
Aberdeen, Scotland
July 11, 1843
Age 26
April 22, 1845
Age 28
Port Elizabeth, Natal, South Africa
August 11, 1847
Age 30
January 4, 1849
Age 32
Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Cape, South Africa
October 7, 1850
Age 34
November 27, 1853
Age 37
September 22, 1856
Age 40
July 18, 1898
Age 81
Port Elizabeth, South Africa