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Looking for Ancestors of James Phillips - Wales

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15 Nov 2010 08:25 #83 by pphillip
Hi,

I have just subscribed to the Phillips DNA site so I hope I am not stepping out of line making general genealogical enquires about my Phillips family, rather tha DNA enquiries.

My name is Peter Phillips and I live in Melbourne Australia. My ancestors came to Australia around 1868 and originally settled in Adelaide, South Australia. My Phillips family come from Pembroke in Wales.

I have been able to track my family back to James Phillips of Hubberston, Pembroke, Wales. He was serving as a mate on the ship the MS Syren owned by C & S Enderby when he was drowned in 1817 on a voyage in the South Seas Fishing Trade. Fortunately all this is documented in great detail by his widow Diana when she applied to Trinity House London for a pension following his death. They were married at St David's Church Hubberston on 16/6/1811 and had two children Robert Morris b 1812 and William b 1816. I am a descendant of Robert Morris.

I am trying to find the ancestors of James Phillips as I have been unable to find any baptism records for him. I am guessing he would have been born about 1788 plus or minus about years, given he was a mate in 1816 and Diana was born in 1788.

Does anybody have any knowledge of my Phillips family from this part of Wales? Unfortunately it is a very very common name in South Wales!

Kind Regards
Peter Phillips

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15 Nov 2010 11:10 #84 by NancyKiser
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Hi, Peter,

You are definitely not stepping out of line making general genealogy inquiries. Unfortunately, I don't have any information on your line of Phillips but we would love to see you get your DNA tested. We know that Phillips is a very common surname in South Wales and we are trying hard to recruit more Phillips men from Wales. If you are interested in getting tested, I believe I could arrange a free test kit for you.

Sincerely,
Nancy Kiser
Volunteer administrator
Phillips DNA Project

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25 Nov 2010 05:35 #89 by pphillip
Hi Nancy,

Thankyou very much for the offer of the DNA test. I would be very pleased to have the test carried out.

It may well get over the current road block!

Please advise what I need to do to have the the DNA test done.

Regards
Peter

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26 Nov 2010 13:09 #90 by NancyKiser
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Great, Peter! If you will give me your street address, I will have the lab send a kit to you. My email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so you do not have to post your street address on this public forum.

Nancy

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