Stewart Hay Phillips
12 June 1870 - 27
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 and Edith had a
son Frederick Stewart Hay Phillips his page was born at
60 Main Street, Dundee (Longforgan Coaching Inn ?).
children were Gordon (1929), and David
1903 Apr 26 Stewart and
Edith had a son John (Jack) Hay Phillips, born in Hull, who
for most of his life was a telephone engineer in Liverpool.
His granddaughter J.P. of Los Angeles has told me (email: 1 Dec
2018) that " - - he worked a great deal at Bletchley (Park) during the
war (WW2) in the secret division of telecommunications. Super
(Webmaster's observation : Bletchley Park had 'cover' names such as
B.P. / London Signals Intelligence Centre / HMS Pembroke V / RAF
Eastcote - - - and the postal address was "Room 47, Foreign
Office". I mention the latter as Jack's elder brother Frederick was
(1951) an Executive Officer, War Office; London. So, I wonder
whether these brothers ever met during the war ?)
(Webmaster's small-world trivia : 1958, my R.A.F. enlistment papers
directed me to travel by rail to RAF Cardington via Bletchley.)
(Webmaster's small-world trivia : 1851 Census, Geoff's ancestor,
engine-driver William Brown was lodging at Wolverton near Bletchley.)
- Child of the above Jack / Peter
b.1932 (mother Phyllis Snelgrove).
1905 Mar 10 Stewart's son
Eric Robert Phillips was born in Hull.
- Other children of the above Jack /
Stewart Phillips b.1947; Simon K Phillips b.1958; Andrew Colin Phillips
b.1959 (mother Sylvia Eileen Hollis)
Eric had a son Ian Eric Phillips
b.1943 (mother Mary Knox Tait)
1911 census (and other
records) show that some time after
1905 Stewart and Edith parted
1911 Aug 15 aged 41, Stewart's daughter Dora was born
Hellings SRN (midwife)
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 that during my times there, including 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 )
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