Information on the Loyalists
Loyalist Directory: Nicholas (father of Jacob) Phillips, Philips, Philipse
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|Surname :||Phillips, Philips, Philipse|
|Given name :||Nicholas (father of Jacob)|
|Where Resettled :||Niagara|
|Status as Loyalist :||Proven|
|Proof of Loyalty :|
|Notes (Expunged, Suspended, Reinstated) :|
|Regiment :||Butler's Rangers|
|Enlistment Date :||1777|
|Date & Place of Birth :||About 1732, probably in the USA|
|Settled before war :||Susquehanna Valley “up river” from Wyoming in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania|
|Date & Place of Death :||About 1789, Genesee County, New York, USA|
|Place of Burial :||Probably Genesee County, New York, USA|
|Wife Name :||Elizabeth (surname unknown)|
|Children :||Elizabeth Phillips (married Benjamin Davis)|
Nicholas Phillips Jr. (married Hannah McKay then Effie Alward)
Jacob Phillips (married Mary, surname unknown)
Two additional daughters, names unknown
|Proven Descendants :||Halifax-Dartmouth 2012.09.04 (Elizabeth Maize); Saskatchewan 2015.09.05 (Alfreda Jean Erickson);|
|Military Info :|
|Loyalist Genealogy :||See the certificate application from Elizabeth Maize to her loyalist ancestor.|
|Family History :||Two additional daughters, names unknown|
The parents of Nicholas Phillips are unproven at this time. However, it is known that his wife was Elizabeth; her surname remains a mystery. It appears that they had seven children, five of whom are known by name: Elizabeth, Nicholas, John, Margaret and Jacob. Evidence exists for two other daughters, names unknown.
Upper Canada Land Petitions have been found for three of their children, each of which clearly identifies Nicholas Phillips of Butler’s Rangers as their father. The land petition of Elizabeth (Phillips) Davis provides more details of the family. She stated that she had, in addition to her father, three brothers who served - two with Butler Rangers and one with the KRRNY. She further noted that her brothers and one sister had received land.
The petition of Nicholas Phillips junior, in addition to asserting that he was a son of Nicholas Phillips senior, provides information about the death of his father.
The 1797 petition of Jacob Phillips stated that Nicholas Phillips was his father.
|Family Genealogy :|
|Sources :||An Annotated Nominal Roll of Butler’s Rangers 1777-1784 With Documentary Sources by Lieutenant Colonel William A. Smy, OMM, CD, UE page 145|