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Francis James Phillips,b. ca 1766, bro/o William Phillips, dec'd; Info. Wanted

15 Apr 2018 13:51 #1823 by Mamie
By a decree of the High Court of Chancery, made in a cause, JAMES against NEWMAN, it is among other things referred to Wm. Graves, Esq., one of the matters of the said court, "to take an account of the Legacies bequeathed by the will of the testator, WILLIAM PHILLIPS, late of Newgate Street, London, deceased, and also to inquire and state to the court whether Francis James, the brother of the complainant's named as one of the Legatees in the said will is dead, and whether he died in the life time of testator;"Therefore all persons who can give any information whether the said Francis James be living or last resided, and when and at what place, and when and where he was last heard of, and if dead, when and where he died, are hereby requested to give such information to the said William Graves, Esq. at his office in Southhampton Buildings, Chancery Lane, London, on or before the first day of March next, otherwise he will be excluded the benefit of the said decree.

The said Francis James was born at or near Kidwelly, in the county of Caermarthen, and if living, is about the age of thirty-four years, and about the year 1779, was a foremast man on board the Milford, a merchant ship, belonging to port of Bristol, and sailed for Jamaica in September, 1780, afterwards he returned to Bristol, and in November, 1781, was pressed in Kingwroad, Bristol, and sent on board the king's frigate called the Diomede, in which he sailed from Plymouth on a cruise, and on board of which he afterwards became a quarter gunner, and deserted the said ship at Charleston Bar in North-America in September, 1782.

Should any person in the United States of America, be enabled to give information of the above named Francis James, whether living or dead, they are requested to communicate
the same to DAVID A. OGDEN, No. 69; Stone Street, New York.

The printers throughout the United States are requested to publish the above. april 18.

Source: Gazette of the United States and Philadelphia Daily Advertiser, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Tuesday Evening, April 29, 1800; Pg. 4, Column 2

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