Joshua Phillips1

#5134, (circa 1647 - between 10 April 1679 and 2 May 1679)
Relationship7th great-granduncle of William David Lewis
Father*Deacon Nicholas Phillips1 (1611 - )
Mother*Elizabeth Jewson1 (c 1613 - )
Birth*circa 1647He was born circa 1647 at Weymouth, Norfolk Co., MassachusettsG; "second son."2 
2 June 1671In Deacon Nicholas Phillips's will dated 2 June 1671 at Norfolk Co., MassachusettsG, Joshua Phillips was named as an heir "second son."3,4 
10 April 1679He left a will on 10 April 1679.5 
Death*between 10 April 1679 and 2 May 1679He died between 10 April 1679 and 2 May 1679.2 
Probate*2 May 1679His estate was probated on 2 May 1679 at Suffolk Co., MassachusettsG.6 


  1. [S576] History of Weymouth Massachusetts (Weymouth, Mass.: Weymouth Historical Society, 1923), vol. 4, pp. 464ff.
  2. [S571] Nicholas Phillips and Elizabeth Jepson, online…, 8 vii. Joshua Phillips was born about 1647 in Weymouth, Norfolk Co., MA. He died unmarried between 10 April 1679 and 2 May 1679.
  3. [S576] History of Weymouth (WHS), 4:465, Phillips Genealogy.
  4. [S575] New England Families, online, Will: Dated 2 June 1671: “Nicholas Phillips of Weymouth, “age Sixty yeares or thereabouts having a very weake body,” made his will which was proved 3 October 1672. To eldest son Richard Phillips the marsh which is now in his possession. To his three sons Richard Joshua & Benjamin Phillips his wearing apparel. To second son Joshua Phillips £6. To third son Benjamin Philips £6; To eldest daughter Alice Shaw £l10; to my six younger children, viz., Joshua Phillips, Benjamin Phillips, Alice Shaw, Experience King, Hannah White, and Abigail Phillips, the rest of his estate to equally divided. Overseers; sons: Richard, Joshua and Benjamin Phillips. Son Richard Phillips, exeitor. “my loving brother Henry Phillips and my loving friends Thomas Dyer and Jonas Humphrey” mentioned; Witnesses: Elizabeth Shaw and Thomas Dyer, Jr.
    [Nicholas Phillips mentions Alice as his eldest daughter because his little daughter Elizabeth, who was actually his eldest daughter, was deceased prior to the family coming to America; Elizabeth, wife of Nicholas is not named in his will. She preceded him in death.]
  5. [S576] History of Weymouth (WHS), IV:466, "calling himself '32 years of age, or thereabouts'."
  6. [S576] History of Weymouth (WHS), IV:466, citing Suffolk Probate, 6:281.