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Burke's Peerage References to Phelps Family

By David Phelps

The book The Phelps Family in America quotes the following:

From Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, "Francis Phylppe of Nether Teyne, in Parish of Checkley, died 6th of Edward VI, and was succeeded by his son John Phelipe of Nether Teyne, who died in 1641, leaving, among others, a son Anthony Phelps," etc. "Nether Teyne is about twelve miles from Litchfield, Staffordshire, and from fifty to sixty miles north of Tewkesbury" [in Gloucestershire GazateerMap] (The Phelps Family in America, Vol. I, p 50.)

(Note: Edward VI ruled 1547-1553, which would make the above date 1553.)

The following is the actual text refered to by Phelps and Servin (emphasis added):

Phillips, Of Heath House

The family of Philips has been, for many centuries, resident in the county of Stafford.

1st Francis Phylyppe, of Neyther Teyne, in the parish of Checkley, died 6th Edward VI. and was succeeded by his son,
2nd   John Phelipe, of Neyther Teyne, who died in 1641, leaving, inter alios, a son, Anthony.
3rd     Anthony Philips, who wedded, in 1627, Elizabeth, daughter of Edward Rawlins, esq. of Teane, and dying in 1648, was s. [succeeded] by his son, Richard.
4th       Richard Philips, esq. who m. Christobel, second daughter and co-heir of Robert Whetall, of Bignoll Hill, in the parish of Audley, Staffordshire, and died in 1686, leaving a son and successor, Nathanial.
5th         Nathaniel Philips, esq. of Heath House, in the county of Stafford, b. 16th March, 1659. This gentleman m. in 1690, Elizabeth, daughter and co-heir of John Stubbs, gent. of The Shaw, in the same shire, by Ellen, his wife, daughter of John Jervis, esq. of Chatkill and Meaford, and had issue....

Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland, John Burke, Esq. (Orig, pub. 1834-1838), Vol. II, page 591 .

Most of this is based upon the finding in Burke's, "Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland" and is very speculative. Anyone reading or using this information should take great care before documenting any of this as factual. I am not a genealogist as I'm sure the body of this note will reveal but I am enthusiastic about resolving this roadblock in our Phelps ancestory.

David Phelps Phelps Family Research
304 Bridlewood North, Colleyville, Texas 76034

Source: The Phelps Family of America and Their English Ancestors, (Save $201 by ordering through us.) Two volumes. By Judge Oliver Seymour Phelps and Andrew T. Servin. (Eagle Publishing Company of Pittsfield, Mass., 1899), Vol. I, p 50.