Catalogue description PHILIPS OF WESTON

This record is held by Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

Details of DR 198
Reference: DR 198

Letters and papers of George (afterwards 1st baronet) Philips of Sedgeley, Lancashire and Weston House, Warwickshire, and Sir George Richard Philips, 2nd baronet, and their immediate circle.

Date: 1806-c.1890
Held by: Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Philips, George, 1766 - 1847, 1st baronet

Physical description: 195 items
  • Philips family
  • Warwickshire
  • Sedgeley, Lancashire
Administrative / biographical background:

George Philips (1766-1847), was the eldest son of the successful Manchester cotton manufacturer, Thomas Philips, of Sedgeley, which estate George inherited in 1811. In 1812 he entered Parliament, sitting as a Whig for various constituencies until 1834. George Philips purchased Weston House and estate for £75,000 in 1819 and was created a baronet in 1828. His son, George Richard Philips, the 2nd baronet, sat in parliament from 1818-1852.

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