Philip was born in 1844 at Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, to parents Thomas, a farmer, and Louisa.
Before entering the ministry, Philip worked as a solicitor’s clerk (1861). After leaving the Primitive Methodist ministry, Philip was a coal merchant and boot & shoe manufacturer (1871) in Hastings.
He married Louisa Jenner (1840-1923) in the spring of 1869 at Hastings, Sussex. Census returns identify two children.
- Philip William (1871-1941) – a clerk
- Fanny Louisa (1874-1946) – married Henry Charles Moore Hunwick in 1899
Philip died on 13 January 1886 at Adelaide, South Australia.
- 1866 Maidstone
- 1867 Hastings
- 1868 Croydon
- 1869 disappears
- 1873 Bristol Theological Institute (Congregational)
- 1875 Cannington
- 1879 Milverton
- 1881-4 Trinity, Perth, Australia
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Surman Index id:5460
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers