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PHILLIPS James William

PHILLIPS James William

Male 1846 - 1920  (74 years)

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  • Name PHILLIPS James William 
    Born 5 May 1846  Paterson, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Baptised 15 June 1846
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Timbergetter; Hotel owner; Landholder 
    Died 13 Oct 1920  Bundaberg, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I44  Wood/O'Neill
    Last Modified 18 Oct 2013 

    Father PHILLIPS William Thomas,   b. 6 Dec 1813, Almeida, Portugal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1864, Mudgee, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother LYONS Mary Anne (Marian),   b. Abt 1824, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1876, Bona Vista Cottage, Brisbane, QLD Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 17 Oct 1843  St Joseph's Church, East Maitland, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • The birth dates for the children are not reliable as they often were not recorded or are estimated from baptismal records, with the baptisms likely to have occurred well after the birth.
    Family ID F146  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family HANLON Anna (Anne or Annie),   b. 8 Feb 1845, Kilkenny, County Kilkenny, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1921, Childers, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 29 Nov 1867  Donnybrook, Maranoa, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • There is some confusion about the marriage of James and Annie as no record exists - either in government records or Catholic Archives. The early birth certificates have the date of marriage as either the 25 November 1867 (Mary Ann Phillips' birth certificate) or the 29th November (birth certificates for the rest of the children, except Margaret where the date is given as the 29 December, 1867). The 29 November 1867 is given as the marriage date.
    Children 
     1. PHILLIPS Mabel Alice,   b. 17 Feb 1869, Dykehead Station Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1943, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. PHILLIPS Mary Ann,   b. 25 Dec 1870, Jindah, QLD Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. PHILLIPS May Lydia,   b. 27 Nov 1871, Maryborough, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1957, Bundaberg, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     4. PHILLIPS William James,   b. 29 Nov 1872, Maryborough, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1875, Maryborough, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     5. PHILLIPS Effie Isabel,   b. 30 Oct 1874, Maryborough, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1876, Maryborough, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     6. PHILLIPS Alfred James,   b. 8 Sep 1876, Maryborough, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1960, Sarina, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     7. PHILLIPS Catherine (Kitty or Kate) Isabella (Isobel),   b. 15 May 1878,   d. 21 Apr 1967, Gayndah, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     8. PHILLIPS Bridget (Maude),   b. 4 May 1880, South Kolan, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1961  (Age 81 years)
    +9. PHILLIPS Virgil Lyons,   b. 1 May 1882, Gin Gin, QLD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1959, Bundaberg, QLD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     10. PHILLIPS William Percival,   b. 19 May 1884, Walla, near Gin Gin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1885, Walla, near Gin Gin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     11. PHILLIPS Edward John,   b. 11 Feb 1886, Walla, near Gin Gin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1886, Walla, near Gin Gin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     12. PHILLIPS Annie (Dot),   b. 4 Mar 1887,   d. 22 Jun 1970  (Age 83 years)
     13. PHILLIPS Margaret,   b. 8 Mar 188, Walla near Gin Gin, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1889, Walla near Gin Gin, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 170 years)
    Last Modified 2 Jul 2013 11:40:28 
    Family ID F35  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    James William Phillips
    James William Phillips

  • Notes 
    • James seems to have started off working as a general labourer/station hand or timber getter when he moved to Queensland as a young man.

      Unclaimed letter James Phillips Juandah c (3) QLD Gazette 1865 p503 (Juandah was a pastoral station and the name passed on to the town but it is now called Wandoan)
      Unclaimed letter James Phillips Roma QLD Gazette 10 Aug 1867
      Unclaimed letter James Phillips Morinsh QLD Gazette 6 Feb 1869
      Unclaimed letter James Phillips Maryborough QLD Gazette 19 Oct 1872 (F Phillips also has one in Marybrough at the same time)

      "Donnybrook" was both a station and a "town reserve" about "32 miles north" of Mitchell. It was in an area that became heavily infested with prickly pear causing the leasehold to be resumed by the Government, returning to pastoral usage in 1930s, under strict conditions.

      Mabel was born on Dykehead station which apparently was on the Auburn River in the Burnett District and taken up by Robert Fleming in 1846. In the 1871 census listed under Dykehead is a public house and a station, with a population of 2 and 11 respectively.

      In early 1871, on Mary Ann's birth certificate, James William is described as a contractor, Central Sugar Factory. This was probably the Central Sugar Mill at Yangerie on Tinana Creek near Maryborough where a meat boiling down works had been converted to a sugar refinery and rum distillery using raw sugar in 1866. The Maryborough Sugar Factory was built nearby in 1886 and CSR built the first mill in Childers in 1893-4.

      James was also listed as a landholder and publican.

      In 1874 a James Phillips is listed as living in Sussex St Maryborough.

      When his mother died in 1876, he was listed as a lumberer.
      Nov 1877 - Apr 1878 Publican Crown & Anchor when hotel abandoned. For Crown and Anchor 2 application refused twice.

      1879 James W Phillips householder Richmond Lane, Maryborough.

      He purchased a property of 160 acres, "Bona Vista" at Walla 1883 and later resided there.

      In 1888 he wrote to the Kolan Board requesting that a road might be cleared from his farm to the Walla Road.

      In 1889, Alfred James, Bridget Maude, Catherine and Virgil Lyons were enrolled at Gin Gin State School. James is a leaseholder at Walla.

      In 1895, Virgil and Catherine were enrolled at South Kolan State School and in 1896, Annie, Virgil, and Bridget Maude were enrolled at Kalbar State School.

      In 1897, at the time of May Lydia's marriage, the family home was "Cuba Plantation", Burnett River, and James William was described as a sugar planter. "Cuba" in 1888, had been described as having 70 acres under cane, under a prior owner.

      J W Phillips was the licensee (licensed victualler) of the Doolbi hotel in the Childers district from 1898 to 1904. On the 1900 electoral roll, James William is aged 53 and is a licensed victualler and his claim was registered on 13 June 1899.

      In June 1905, James William became the licensee of the Railway Hotel in Bundaberg and held the licence until June 1912.

      In other notes it also says that James William Phillips was the licensee of the North Bundaberg Hotel in 1918 and that he owned Phillips Cordials which was managed by his son Virgil. (B'berg and District Pioneers)

      On the 16 October 1918, there is an advertisement in the Brisbane Courier to sell the aerated water business.