Profile & Legacies Summary
Slave-owner on St Kitts. Given variously as of Ruxley Lodge Esher Surrey and of South Carolina. He married Elizabeth Spence (q.v., under Elizabeth Philips nee Spence) in 1772. No will has been found for him to date. He was still alive in 1823 when his son Hon. James Philips (q.v.) made his will. Logically his estate would have been Philips in St Kitts but LBS has not yet confirmed this. In 1809 when his wife made her will she noted that she had £5000 secured on her husband's estate on St Kitts.
- Charles Philips was party to a series of deeds with William Smith, ingam Foster and Charlton Palmer concerning plantations and lands in the parish of Trinity, Palmetto Point in 1777.
- Archives at Yale, British Caribbean Collections, Two deeds between Charles Philips, late of St. Christopher, and William Smith, Ingam Foster, and Charlton Palmer, 1777 (https://archives.yale.edu/repositories/11/archival_objects/2192400) and Deed between Charles Philips, late of St. Christopher, and William Smith, Ingam Foster, and Charlton Palmer about plantations and lands in the Parish of Trinity, Palmeto Point, 1777 July 29 (https://archives.yale.edu/repositories/11/archival_objects/2192401) - the latter mentioned that the lands had previously belonged to Sir John Boye [sic].
George Washington; Henry Leigh
Associated Estates (1)
The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:
- SD - Association Start Date
- SY - Association Start Year
- EA - Earliest Known Association
- ED - Association End Date
- EY - Association End Year
- LA - Latest Known Association
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Owner