PHILIPS, Richard (c.1640-1720), of Ipswich and Edwardstone, Suff.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690-1715, ed. D. Hayton, E. Cruickshanks, S. Handley, 2002
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10 Nov. 1696 - 1700
Dec. 1701 - 1702

Family and Education

b. c.1640, prob. 1st s. of Richard Philips of Halesworth, Suff. by his w. Lettice.  m. (1) lic. 16 Sept. 1667, Anne, da. and coh. of Edward Greene (d. by 1667), merchant, of London; (2) lic. 27 Dec. 1674, Frances, da. of Charles Burrough of Ipswich, 1s. 2da.  ?suc. fa. 1669.1

Offices Held

Portman, Ipswich 1685–?d., bailiff 1687–8, 1694–5, 1702–3; sheriff, Suff. 1703–4.2


Philips described himself, at his first marriage, as a grocer. He survived the changes in the Ipswich corporation in the 1680s, being named a portman in Charles II’s charter in 1685 and again in James II’s charter in September 1688. Returned at a b