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PHILLIPS Francis Henry Fortunatus

Male 1817 - 1854  (37 years)


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  • Name PHILLIPS Francis Henry Fortunatus 
    Born 1817  Chester Place, Lambeth, County of Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Baptised as Frank Henry Fortunate on May 11, 1820 in the parish of St Mary, Lambeth, County of Surrey.
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Dec 1854  Maitland, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I270  Wood/O'Neill
    Last Modified 21 Jul 2013 

    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) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother BALLARD Lydia,   b. Abt 1790,   d. 24 Nov 1864, Paterson, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Abt 1808 
    Family ID F147  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family WINDEYER Susanna Gordon,   b. 7 May 1824, Westminster, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1896, NSW Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 9 Sep 1843  St James, Sydney, NSW Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. PHILLIPS Julian,   b. 16 Oct 1844,   d. 1856  (Age 11 years)
     2. PHILLIPS Charles Windeyer,   b. 7 May 1847, Clarence River, NSW Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1909, Cobar, NSW Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     3. PHILLIPS Francis Henry,   b. 1850,   d. 3 Mar 1883, Dubbo, NSW Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     4. PHILLIPS Clarence Alfred,   b. 11 Mar 1851, Ulster Lodge, Grafton, NSW Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1884, QLD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
    Family ID F191  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Baptised on May 10, 1820 in the parish of St Mary, Lambeth, County of Surrey. James and Lydia live in Chester Place and James' profession is gentleman.

      Educated at the Normal Institution in Sydney.

      The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser,Sat 11 Nov 1843
      PUNTAGE.-On Monday last a case was tried in the Court of Requests, before E. D. Day, Esq., in which the plaintiff was Mr. F. Phillips, the owner of the punt at Paterson, and the defendant Mr. C. Boydell, the mail contractor.

      Sydney Morning Herald Monday 11 Sept 1843
      At St. James's Church, Sydney, on the 9th September instant, Francis Henry Phillips, Esq., of Vorribang, William River, to Susannah Gordon Windeyer, fourth daughter of Charles Windeyer, Esq., Police Magistrate, of Sydney.

      Francis is listed as a Clerk in the Surveyor-General's office in 1839.

      Matiland Mercury Wed 26 Mar 1851
      Frank was a JP and he is recorded as overseeing an inquest: An inquest was held on the body, before F. H. F. Phillips, Esq, J.P., where a verdict of accidental death was returned.

      In 1852 the Moreton Bay Courier (Tues 23 March 1852) reports that wrecks had been seen on the coast between the Clarence and Richmond Rivers. F.H. Phillips Esq, accompanied by Mr Abbott, the Chief Constable of Grafton, proceeded in search but returned unsuccessful.

      Became Clerk of Petty Sessions on 1 March 1853 at Cassilis, NSW.

      Matiland Mercury
      A Francis Phillips committed suicide, dying in Maitland Hospital on 18 December 1854 and was buried in Campbell's Hill cemetery. The death was not registered but is recorded in the Maitland Mercury. It appeared that Francis Phillips had been admitted as a patient labouring under 'delirium tremens' on Tuesday 12 December. On the 14 December, he had attempted to cut his throat with a knife which he had been using for his dinner. Mr Riley, the resident apothecary, was called and the patient was secured and watched until he died about half past 10 on the 18 December.

      A coroner's inquest was held regarding his death on the 19 December 1854 at Maitland.

      The Maitland Mercury reported on Saturday 23 December 1854: The inquest at the hospital: The inquest on the deceased patient Francis Phillips held before Mr Green, on Tuesday last, terminated with a verdict of died from exhaustion produced by intemperance - the evidence of Mr. Riley showing that the marks on the throat were only superficial and the loss of blood slight.