PHILIPPS, George (?1742-84), of Coedgain, Carm.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1780 - 1784

Family and Education

b. ?1742, s. of John Philipps of Coedgain by Elizabeth, da. of Thomas Bevan of Glasfryn, wid. of Rees Lloyd of Alltycadas.  educ. Westminster, Trinity, Camb. 21 May 1761, aged 18.  m. and had issue.  suc. fa. 11 Jan. 1762.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Carm. 1767-8; mayor, Carmarthen 1773-4.


Philipps was returned unopposed for Carmarthen in 1780 on the interest of Griffith Philipps. Although counted as a supporter of North’s Administration he did not vote in the division of 12 Dec. 1781 nor in those of February 1782. Pressure was put upon him to attend,1 and on 8 and 15 Mar. he voted with Administration. He voted for Shelburne’s peace preliminaries, 18 Feb. 1783, and seems to have been absent from the session preceding his death.  He died 17 Apr. 1784.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Peter D.G. Thomas


  • 1. Sandwich to Robinson, 16 Feb. 1782, Abergavenny mss.