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Loyalist Directory: Nicholas (father of Jacob) Phillips, Philips, Philipse

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Surname : Phillips, Philips, Philipse
Given name : Nicholas (father of Jacob)
Rank : Private
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)
John Phillips
Margaret Phillips
Jacob Phillips (married Mary, surname unknown)
Two additional daughters, names unknown
Biography :  
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
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