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  • Name PHILLIPS Henry 
    Born 10 Nov 1809 
    • Henry and his sister Jane were baptised on the same day - 19 May 1811 in the church of St Peter, Liverpool. Henry's birth date is clearly shown in the register as the 10 November 1809, not the 15th November as given on other family trees. Jane's date of birth is given as the 14 April 1811. The other discrepancy which this baptism record has highlighted is Lydia's maiden name. Numerous web sites have her maiden name as Ballard but this record, which is quite clearly for the correct family, has her maiden name as Lydia Kelsey. Perhaps this means that Lydia was married before she married James.
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 1864 
    Person ID I268  Wood/O'Neill
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2016 

    Father PHILLIPS James,   b. Abt 1777, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1851, Paterson, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Mother BALLARD Lydia,   b. Abt 1790,   d. 24 Nov 1864, Paterson, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Married Abt 1808 
    Family ID F147  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The Sydney Gazette and NSW Advertiser Tuesday 9 February 1836
      Mr. Henry Phillips, to be Clerk to the Bench of Magistrates at Paterson.

      Listed in the Returns of the Colony for 1836 as Clerk to the bench at Paterson. In the Returns of the Colony, Henry leaves his post as Clerk of the Bench early in 1838 as he was appointed as a Clerk in the Surveyor General's Office.

      SEE note re James Phillips one year later. Also working as a Clerk in the same office for that year is Francis Fortunatus Phillips.

      NSW Government Gazette 1838 P 779 Assignment of convicts - Henry Phillips, Paterson, is assigned 1 groom

      The Sydney Herald Monday 11 February 1839
      The undersigned cautions the public not to give credit to his son Henry Phillips as he will not be answerable for the same.
      JAMES PHILLIPS Feb 4 1839

      The Sydney Monitor and Commercial Advertiser Wed 27 Feb 1839
      A young man, named Henry Phillips, of respectable appearance and address, was brought up with a sailor, both being found sleeping in an unoccupied house in Elizabeth street, by Serjeant Higgins, on Sunday night. Phillips stated, that he was out of employment, and had no place to sleep in, but that he was going on board ship to work. Captain Innes observed, that it was a pity a young man of education, who had moved in a respectable sphere of life in the colony having once belonged to the Colonial Survey Department should be in such a miserable plight, but he (Captain Innes) feared, that the cause of his present destitution was the too prolific source of wretchedness in the Colony, namely,..the grog bottle, discharged, with a reprimand.