James Farrel Phipps was born 24 July 1744 on St. Kitts in the Caribbean, in what is now St. Kitts and Nevis. He was later of Petersborough in Northants.
His parents were Constantine Phipps of St. Kitts and Constantine’s wife Mary Farrel. The last post asked for whom Con Phipps on St. Kitts was named, and this might be a possibility.
Pownoll William Phipps, in The Life of Colonel Pownoll Phipps (London: Richard Bentley, 1894, following p. 228), charts James Farrel Phipps as a son of Constantine whose will is dated 1769. Constantine’s father is charted as Capt. Phipps, born “say” about 1684. He is charted as a son of Captain James Phipps, baptized 1653, who married Susanna Clarke, daughter of Capt. Richard Clarke of St. Kitts.
Capt. James Phipps is, in turn, charted as a son of Francis Phipps of Reading, Berkshire, England, and his wife Anne. This would be the Francis and Anne (Sharpe) Phipps of the Berkshire visitations which we discussed in a very recent post.
- “Phipps, James Farrel,” in the History of Parliament
- “Phipps, James Farrel,” in Lewis Namier and John Brooke, The House of Commons, 1754-1790 (The History of Parliament series), Vol. 1: Survey, Constituencies, Appendices, III: Members K-Y, London: Secker & Warburg for the History of Parliament Trust, 1985, p. 279
- Phipps, Pownoll William, The Life of Colonel Pownoll Phipps, London: Richard Bentley, 1894