PHILLIPS Family Tree

with links to British India


Martin James Phillips was in the Army over in India we know very little about him or Selvanayagam except that they had a son (Albert). Martin and Albert are on the 1881 English census but without Selvanayagam.  By this time Martin had remarried (Bedelia) and had another son (James) and were living in Liverpool. Any help on filling in the missing pieces in our Anglo Indian family history would be greatly appreciated. Margaret Wright


? PHILLIPS married ??, children:

  1. Martin James Phillips (Born 1842 Ireland Died ?)

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Martin James PHILLIPS (Born 1842 Ireland Died ?)  married Selvanayagam DAVIES (??) around 1870-1880.  Son:

  1. Albert Phillips (Born 1878 Bengal East Indies.)

Martin James PHILLIPS (Born 1842 Ireland Died ?) remarried Bedelia ?? and had another son:

  1. James Phillips (lived in Liverpool.)


? PHILLIPS married ??, children:

  1. George Martin Phillips

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George Martin PHILLIPS married ??, children:

  1. John Martin Phillips (b 1842)

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John Martin PHILLIPS (b 1842) at 27yrs on 15 Feb 1869 in Black Town, Madras, married 24yr Emily Jane PHILLIPS (b 1845 daughter of William Phillips), children:

  1. Catherine Jane Phillips (b 11 Dec 1884 St Thomas Mount)

  2. John Phillips (b 17 May 1886 St Thomas Mount)

  3. Caroline Phillips (b 10 Nov 1888 Bangalore)


? PHILLIPS married ??, children:

  1. Thomas Phillips

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Thomas PHILLIPS married Felicity Bernadette ?, children:

  1. Hortense Elenora Phillips (b 1901)

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 Hortense Elenora PHILLIPS , (b 1901) at 22yrs on 12 Dec 1923 in Lahore married 29yr Kenneth Montague Lindsay LEVINE (b 1894) children:

  1. Phyllis Hartence Levine (b 1925)

  2. Ainsley Patricia Levine (b 25 Aug 1927 Lahore)

  3. Daphne Levine (b 4 Mar 1932 Lahore)


Any information on the Phillips or Dean families who left India on the SS Strathead for Britain in 1949.  Therese Mary Phillips


info from Stanley Garrett HOGAN

? PHILLIPS married ?, children:

  1. Betty Phillips

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Betty PHILLIPS married Harold TURNER; I think Harold was a school teacher. I have conflicting information on this family, but this is what I think the story is (Id be happy to be corrected on this information). I also recall my mother talking about a Betty Philips? I understand Harold and Betty had 2 Children a boy and a girl:

  1. Jackie Turner (as far as my story goes is a Bishop in Calcutta)?

  2. Isobel Turner who married. I do not know her married surname, sadly died young, she had two children 2 girls Virginia and Margaret both girls unmarried? Im sorry about the details and information I have on this family, but I would be grateful for contacts or any corrections, or other details or information, to keep the record straight?


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?? PHILLIPS married ??, children:

  1. Pamela Mary Phillips

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Pamela Mary PHILLIPS married Harry Richard JENNINGS, Children :

  1. Eugene Morgan Jennings

  2. Richard Alexander Jennings  (Calcutta born and bred. St Xaviers School, Calcutta 1963-70)

  3. Paul Patrick Jennings  (Born and brought up in Calcutta. St. Xavier's School, Calcutta 1963-72. Don Bosco's Technical Institute 1972-75. Working in New Allenberry Works, Calcutta.)

  4. Brian Anthony Jennings 

  5. Mark Allen Jennings 

  6. Andrew Phillip Jennings


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? PHILLIPS married ??, children:

  1. George Phillips (c.16 Sep 1838 Crowan, Cornwall, England)

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George PHILLIPS (c.16 Sep 1838 Crowan, Cornwall, England) married 16 Aug 1858 Bodmin, Cornwall, England, Harriet BUDGE (b. Abt 1840 Saint Just, Cornwall, England. Harriet Phillips is said to be buried in Old Delhi). children:

  1. Clara Jane Thompson Phillips (b. Abt 1863 India)

  2. Minnie Neil Phillips

  3. Frederick Richard Swaine Phillips

  4. Augusta Fanny Phillips (b. 26 Jun 1871 Delhi, West Bengal, India)

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Clara Jane Thompson PHILLIPS (b about 1863 in India. ) married James COATES in India in 1878, children : 

  1. Bertha Emily Frances Coates (b.25 Oct 1879 Dinapore, West Bengal, India)

  2. Ada Minnie Coates (b. 28 Nov 1880 Morar Gwalior, India)

  3. Ernest John Coates (b. 4 Mar 1885 Dover, Kent, England)


My mother was born in Calcutta in 1920 to Marie C. Thurman HOOD (daughter of Catherine O'Connor-Byrne and Edgar Moore HOOD) and a Mr. PHILLIPS (first name unknown).  Her mother had a second husband named Edgar Moore Hood.  My mother took Mr. Hood's name.  She has a half-sister Valentine HOOD who lives in the U.S. and a half-brother named Edgar Thurman HOOD who was adopted-out while he was still an infant.  Their mother Marie C. Thurman Hood died two weeks after giving birth to her son.  My mother and sister have no idea what happened to their brother.  The adoption was private and apparently there are no records.  My mother attend school near Darjeeling in Kalimpong at the convent school of St. Joseph D'Cluny.  We would love to find someone who might have known her family or have some idea what happened to her brother.  We can be reached at  I appreciate any assistance.  Priscilla Dunklee TRASK, St. Louis, Missouri 



? PHILLIPS married ??, children:

  1. Thomas Phillips

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Thomas PHILLIPS married ?, children:

  1. James Pengelly PHILLIPS (b 1845)

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James Pengelly PHILLIPS Accountant (b 1845, d 13 Apr 1895 Meerut) at 25yrs on 16 Dec 1870 in Lucknow married 21yr Emma Isabel LAWRENCE (b 1849, d 5 Mar 1919 Lahore) daughter of George Lawrence), children:

  1. Isabel Patience Ann Phillips (b 17 Sep 1871 Lucknow)

  2. Herbert Angus Pengelly Phillips (b 1874)

  3. Margaret Helen Phillips (c 17 Nov 1877 Agra)

  4. Blakely Graham Pengelly Phillips (b 13 May 1884 Meerut)

  5. Sidney Harkness Pengelly Phillips (b 11 Sep 1886 Meerut)

  6. Gladys Irene Phillips (b 25 Apr 1888 Meerut)

  7. Arthur Lawrence Pengelly Phillips (b 9 Feb 1894 Meerut)

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Herbert Angus Pengelly PHILLIPS (b 1874) married Moti De Hay , children:

  1. Helen Marie Phillips (b 1 Apr 1901 Mussoorie)

  2. Maurice Arthur Numan Pengelly Phillips (b 1 May 1903 Ferozepore)

  3. Vivienne Grace Phillips (b 6 Feb 1905 Ajmer)

Herbert Angus Pengelly PHILLIPS (b 1874) at 49yrs on 17 Nov 1923 in Agra married 24yr Kathleen Ellen JOYCE, (b 1899 daughter of William Bensley Joyce) children:

  1. Frances Joyce Pengelly Phillips (b 30 Aug 1924 Allahabad)

  2. Herbert John Pengelly Phillips (b 3 Dec 1925 Agra)

  3. Nancy Mary Pengelly Phillips (b 3 Sep 1929 Agra)

 Phillips Family of Calcutta


Sidney Harkness Pengelly Phillips (b 11 Sep 1886 Meerut) married Eublin Hilda ?, children:

  1. James Angus Denzil Pengelly Phillips (b 22 Sep 1921)


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information provided by Christopher Rose on 1 March 2004

?? PHILLIPS married ??, children:

  1. Audrey Phillips (b Bandiquie)

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Audrey PHILLIPS (b Bandiquie) in 1959 married  Owen ROSE (b Ajmer) in India, children:

  1. Colin Judge Rose (born ?  Mississauga Canada)

  2. Jacqueline Mary Rose (born ?)

  3. Cyril Gerard Rose (born ?)


?? PHILLIPS married ??, children:

  1. Freany Phillips

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Freany PHILLIPS  married Gerard Joseph SHAFTON -two children, 

  1. Martina Shafton

  2. Angelina Shafton

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