WILLIAMS, Philip (by 1519-58 or later), of Ipswich, Suff.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1509-1558, ed. S.T. Bindoff, 1982
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Family and Education

b. by 1519, prob. 3rd s. of Francis Williams.1

Offices Held

Chamberlain, Ipswich 1550-1, treasurer 1557-8.2


Philip Williams was one of three brothers of Welsh descent living in Ipswich. Their father was the first of the family to adopt the surname Williams but the circumstances of its migration to East Anglia have not come to light. Williams himself first appears in 1540 when he was fined 6s.8d. by the corporation for ‘colouring foreigners’ goods’. He evid