Philip was born on 21 August 1883 at Brown Hills, Staffordshire, to parents William Evans, a PM minister, and Letitia Brace.
He married Rose Eliza Gosford (1881-1969) in the summer of 1908 at Kingston, Surrey. Records identify two children.
- Kathleen Letitia (1910-1996) – married John Robert Ellwood, a schoolmaster, in 1933
- Marion Gosford (1915-1998) – married name Fender; died in Los Angeles, California.
The 1939 Register describes Philip as a clerk in holy orders at Stratton, Cornwall, implying that he transferred to the Anglican communion.
Philip died in early 1948 at Stratton, Cornwall.
- 1903 Kingston
- 1906 Brixton
- 1908 Soham
- 1911 Ludlow
- 1914 Macclesfield
- 1916 ceased
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
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