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Philips was the son of wealthy Manchester cotton manufacturer Thomas Philips (d 1811). In Parliament he sat as a Whig and represented Steyning 1818-1820, Wootton Basset 1820-30 and Warwickshire South 1832-35.
He was succeeded by his son. The second Baronet represented three contituencies: Steyning 1820-32, Kidderminster 1835-37 and Poole 1839-1852. He served as High Sheriff of Warwickshire in 1859. He married the daughter of the 2nd Earl of Camperdown but had no male issue and the Baronetcy was extinct on his demise.
The family seat was at Weston House, Long Compton, Shipston on Stour which the first Baronet purchased for £75000 in 1819. The house was demolished in 1934.
Philips of Weston (1828)
- Family records at Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive, Stratford upon Avon ref DR198
- Leigh Rayment's Baronetage Page
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