Stewart Hay Phillips
12 June 1870 -
- d. 27 December 1948
June 12, at 4h.45m p.m. born at 19 Wellington Street, Dundee, Scotland.
On the record his father John is shown as an ironmonger.
1871 census, he is baby at the home of his maternal
1880 Aged 9 years, he was a pupil at Stirling
(source: A small hardback book awarded as a First prize in arithmetic.
It was dedicated by officials, C.J.Seggie and R.Yellowlees).
the era of Sir Thomas Lipton's J-class, Britannia yachts,
Shamrocks I & II. Stewart 'crewed' for Lipton on the
boats. As Lipton opened his new shops on the south coast of
England, Stewart acted as a 'pilot' manager.
Reference only : Queen Victoria
referred to Lipton as her grandson's grocer friend. The
grandson here referred to was otherwise known a Kaiser Bill.
1900 aged 30, married Edith Eve at Shoreditch.
Group inc. Thomas Edison (centre-left) & Thomas Lipton
( That looks
standing behind Edison :)
recalls that in the 1940s Stewart still had a peaked cap, badged
with a sailing club pennant.
1901 census, living in lodgings with Edith at Longfleet,
May It is clear that he visited Dundee. He is named
on as 'informant' on his father's Death
Did Stewart and Edith remain in Scotland between May and November ?
1901 Nov 23 Stewart's son Frederick was born at
60 Main Street, Dundee, very close to the Longforgan Coaching Inn, in 2012.
children were Gordon (1929), and David
1911 census (and other records) show that some time after
1905 Stewart and Edith parted
1911 Aug 15 aged 41, his daughter Dora was born to Rosa Hellings
at 4 Hallville Road, Seacombe, Birkenhead, Cheshire.
1919 Stewart, Rosa and Dora moved to the
Manchester area via
They lived at 64 Mawson Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock. He
worked as a representative for a
firm of wine-merchants (Squires), eventually moving in 1936 to Whalley
Range as manager of a beer, wines and spirits shop for Hydes
of Moss-Side. The webmaster has happy memories of those
The place was set-up for life in a bygone era. There was ample space
for servants. All living rooms had bell-crank handles beside the
fireplaces to enable service calls for coal etc. The signal box
which indicated the source of a call was on the ground floor between
the main stair-case and the cellar-steps. However, all-in-all my
grandparents and their shop-customers rattled around in all that space
and I suppose during my times there during WWII business would be very
1948 Dec 27, Stewart
died aged 78. Cremated, Southern
Cemetery, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester. He left no will, and
the Probate system passed his estate to his lawful wife Edith from
whom he had been estranged for about 40 years.
Hydes off-licence 18
Greame St, Moss-Side, Manchester
c.1947--photographed by the webmaster
Stewart in Dundee, 1947
( or Dunfermline, Fife )
In the name of simplicity, data
sources in general are omitted