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John PHILLIPS, Jr.13373, 13374 was born 1653 in Wales13375, 13376, 13377, 13378, and died Dec 1701 in Richmond Co, VA13379, 13380. He married (1) Elizabeth TOBIAS. He married (2) Elizabeth BRYANT on Abt. 1673 in North Farnham Parish, Rappahannock County, Virginia13381, 13382.

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[John Henry Duncan 5.FTW]

Nancy Kiser
Email: nancy_kiser@hotmail.com

After doing considerable research in the records of the Northern Neck of Virginia, I have come to the conclusion that the maiden name of Elizabeth, the first wife of John Phillips, was Bryant, not Tobias. I believe that previous researchers decided Elizabeth’s maiden name was Tobias because she and John named a son Tobias. Also, Tobias may sound more like a surname to modern ears, although it was a fairly common first name during the colonial period. There were no families with the last name of Tobias in the Northern Neck in the 1600s and 1700s that I can find. In fact, I cannot find the last name Tobias on any Virginia census until 1850. Also, it was the custom during colonial times to name your first and second born sons after their grandfathers. Tobias was John and Elizabeth’s fourth born son. Their second born son was named Bryant (also sometimes spelled Brian or Bryan.) I have found the following records in several counties of the Northern Neck that support the theory that Elizabeth’s maiden name was Bryant:

9/30/1656 Mary Bryan, widow. Deed of Gift to Thomas, Robert and Eliza Bryan. Three cows and their increase. WB 1, Pg 288, Lancaster County, VA. (Thomas, Robert and Eliza Bryan were probably the children of Mary Bryan. Mary may have decided to give them these cows because Mary was intending to remarry, and all of a woman’s property became her husband’s property on her wedding day during the colonial period.)

12/10/1680 Robert Brian inventory presented in Lancaster County Court by Jane Callahan, relict (ie, widow). (Jane Simpson apparently married Robert Bryan/Bryant/Brian first and Darbe Callahan second. I believe John Phillips married Eliza Bryan/Bryant/Brian, Robert’s sister. John and Elizabeth Phillips named their second son Bryan/Bryant/Brian. Ann Simpson may have referred to John Phillips as her son-in-law in her will because he married Eliza Bryant and her daughter Jane married Robert Bryant – see below. The term “in law” was used very loosely in the 1600s.)

1/19/1684-85 Will of John Simpson dated 9/27/1684 and recorded in Lancaster County, VA. Grandchild George Phillips, son of James Phillips 100 acres being part of dividend whereon I now live beginning at mouth of Little Creek...James Phillips, son in law, shall have my now plantation with my loveing wife Ann Simpson during her life. After death of both to my Daughter Jane Callahan… Darbe Callahan to quietly injoy that land whereon he now lives…Grandchildren James and George Phillips…two grey mares…Grandchild John Callahan. Executors: wife and James Phillips. Witnesses: Brian Stott, John Phillips, Thomas Owens. WB 5, Pg 99. (I think the James and John Phillips mentioned in this will were probably brothers or cousins. I believe James Phillips married Mary Simpson and John Phillips married 1st Eliza Bryan/Bryant/Brian, 2nd Mary _____. His second wife Mary MIGHT have been the widow of James Phillips.)

6/10/1687 Will of Darbe Callahan dated 1/18/1686 and recorded in Lancaster County, VA. Estate to be divided into four equal parts and to every one of my children I give one of those parts, only the estate of Eliza Brian, which I have disbursed for the estate of her father Robert Brian. Cozen George Phillips one horse. Cozen James Phillips one horse. Bryan Pullen son of Henry Pullen one heifer. Brother James Phillips two gold rings, silver button, plate. Executors: Loving brothers James Phillips and Thomas Bryan. Witnesses: Peter James, William Brasie. WB 5, Pg 112. (Apparently the Eliza Brian/Bryant mentioned in this will was Darbe’s stepdaughter, the daughter of Jane and Robert Brian/Bryant, not the Eliza Bryant who married John Phillips. Darbe Callahan married Jane Simpson Bryant after the death of Robert Bryant in 1680. Note that Darbe referred to James Phillips and Thomas Bryan as his brothers, although they were actually brothers-in-law. This was a common practice during the colonial period.)

6/13/1690 Will of Ann Simpson dated 8/24/1685. Parish of White Chappell. I give unto George Phillips, Son of James Phillips, one two year old filley. I give unto my Grand son James Phillips one two year old Gelding. I give unto Jane Callahan the wife of Darbe Callhan all the rest of my Estate. . .excepting one shilling I give to my son in law John Phillips. My will is that my son in law Darbe Callahan shall deliver unto my grand daughter Elizabeth Brim (Brian?) upon the day of her marriage. . .one two year old Mare. Darbe Callahan and Jane appointed Executors. Witnesses: John Stretchley, Nathaniel Browne, John Wells. Lancaster County, Virginia, WB 8, Pg 5. (Although Darbe Callahan died in 1687, Ann failed to drop his name as executor of her will. Note that Ann wrote her will in 1685, two years before the death of Darbe Callahan. I believe that Ann Simpson may have referred to John Phillips as her son-in-law because he married Eliza Bryant and her daughter Jane Simpson married Robert Bryant, Eliza’s brother. The term “in-law” was used very loosely back in colonial days.)

4/14/1690 Will of James Phillips dated 1/30/1689-90 and recorded in Lancaster County, Virginia. I give unto my Sone James Phillips my Plantacon in the Freshes of Rappahanock where I did once live my self…I give unto my Sone George Phillips my Plantacon in the Freshes of the Rappahanock that is by the side of the Cattayle Swamp…I give to my Sone Samuel Phillips one part of my devident of land before menconed with his two Brothers James Phillips and George Phillips…I give to my Sone James Phillips one Negroe called Aaron, likewise I give to him my Pistolls holsters bridle and saddle and all my working tooles and likewise one of my best suites of clothes and two shirts and two paire of drawers and one Sword and belt and what plate I have to be devided between my Sone James and my Sone George likewise I give my Sone James two bibles one Great Seaman Book in folio and a Booke called “The Practice of Piety,” and one new Catechisin and one new Booke of the same nature and hee to bee possest with his Estate presently after my death; I give onto my Sone George Phillips one Negroe called by the name Queendew, likewise I give him two bookes called the Exposition of the Assembly…I give unto my Wife Mary Phillips during her life one Negroe woman called by the name of Sarah…I give my Wife the Child of my England Servts labour, she payeing what charges belonging to him during his time yet being for the bringing up of my Sone, Samuell Phillips…in the case my Wife die before my Sone Samuell comes of age, then my Sone Samuell and his Estate to bee put in my Sone James Phillips hands till hee shall come of age…I appoint my loveing Frend, Mr. Andrew Jackson, Minister, to take into his owne my Sone George Phillips…till he comes of age…and likewise I appoint Mr. Francis Doughty, Minister, to advise and direct my Sone James Phillps in all his concernes till hee shall come of age, and in the case of Mr Doughty death, then I request Mr. Francis Tolleforro to doe the same office. Exors: sons James & George. Wit: John Phillips, James Stott, Abraham Goard. (According to the North Farnham Parish register, Samuel Phillips, the son of James and Mary Phillips, was baptized 11/30/1689. Therefore he was only a few months old when his father died. James and George must have been born after 1670, because they weren’t 21 by the time of their father’s death. It seems likely to me that witness John Phillips was the John Phillips who died in Richmond County in 1701. Note that John Phillips' son Bryant married a woman named Eliza Stott, his daughter Mary married William Goad, and his son Tobias married Hannah Goad.)

12/3/1701 Will of John Phillips dated 7/17/1701 and recorded in Richmond County, Virginia. Son John the plantation where I now live. Son Bryan land in Lancaster County. Son Thomas. Son Tobias. Daughters: Mary, Anne, Elizabeth Collin. If sons die without lawful male issue, the plantation where I now live to go to the use of the Parish of Northfarnham for a glebe and the plantation in Lancaster County to go to White Chapel Parish for a glebe. If wife Mary doth come to poverty, executor to allow her an honest maintenance so long as she doth remain Mary Phillips. Executors: sons John and Bryan. Witnesses: John Stott, James Harley, James Hill. Wills and Inventories 1699-1709, folio 32. (The baptism records of the children of John Phillips in Northfarnham Parish give his wife’s name as Elizabeth. It appears that Elizabeth predeceased John and he remarried a woman named Mary. Elizabeth must have died after the birth of her last child in 1690. Although many, many people on the internet propose that the maiden name of Elizabeth was Tobias, I believe she was the daughter of Mary Bryan(t). Mary Bryan, widow, gave a Deed of Gift to Thomas, Robert and Eliza Bryan in 1656. John and Elizabeth Phillips’ children were baptized as follows:
1.Elizabeth 12/03/1674
2.John 12/23/1676,
3.Bryant 2/13/1677-8
4.Mary 10/07/1681
5.Thomas 10/27/1684
6.Tobias 1/12/1686-7
7.Anne 9/23/1690
I think it is significant that John and Elizabeth Phillips named their second son Bryant and their second daughter Mary. I believe they were named after the parents of Elizabeth.)[John Henry Duncan.FTW]

The baptism records of the children of John Phillips in Northfarnham Parish give his wife's name as Elizabeth. It appears that Elizabeth predeceased John and he remarried a woman named Mary. Elizabeth must have died after the birth of her last child in 1690. Although many, many people on the internet propose that the maiden name of Elizabeth was Tobias, I believe she was the daughter of Mary Bryan(t). Mary Bryan, widow, gave a Deed of Gift to Thomas, Robert and Eliza Bryan in 1656. John and Elizabeth Phillips' children were baptized as follows: 1. Elizabeth 12/03/1674 2. John 12/23/1676, 3. Bryant 2/13/1677-8 4. Mary 10/07/1681 5. Thomas 10/27/1684 6. Tobias 1/12/1686-7 7. Anne 9/23/1690 I think it is significant that John and Elizabeth Phillips named their second son Bryant and their second daughter Mary. I believe they were named after the parents of Elizabeth.)

More About John PHILLIPS, Jr.:
Date born 2: Abt. 1650, England.13383, 13384, 13385, 13386
Burial: Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia.13387, 13388
Died 2: 1701, Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia.13389, 13390
Died 3: Aug 1701, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia.13391, 13392
Record Change: 20 Nov 200313393, 13394

More About John PHILLIPS, Jr. and Elizabeth BRYANT:
Marriage: Abt. 1673, North Farnham Parish, Rappahannock County, Virginia.13395, 13396
Record Change: 20 Nov 200313397, 13398

Children of John PHILLIPS, Jr. and Elizabeth TOBIAS are:
  1. +Tobias PHILLIPS, b. 12 Jan 1687, North Farmham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia13399, 13400, d. 01 Nov 1739, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia13401, 13402.

Children of John PHILLIPS, Jr. and Elizabeth BRYANT are:
  1. +Tobias PHILLIPS, b. 12 Jan 1687, North Farmham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia13403, 13404, d. 01 Nov 1739, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia13405, 13406.
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