PHILIPPS, John George (?1761-1816), of Cwmgwili, Carm.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1784 - 1796
7 Nov. 1796 - Dec. 1803

Family and Education

b. ?1761, 1st surv. s. of Griffith Philipps by his 2nd w.  educ. Westminster 1773; B.N.C. Oxf. 16 Dec. 1779, aged 18; L. Inn 1781.  m. (1) Anne, da. of John Ball of Aberystwyth, 4s. 4da.; (2) Anne.  suc. fa. 27 Feb. 1781.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Carm. 1812-13.


John George Philipps succeeded to his father’s influence in Carmarthen. In Parliament he was a follower of Fox. No speeches by him are recorded 1784-90

On 28 Mar. 1787, in response to requests from the mayor, sheriffs, and the dissenting minister of Carmarthen, he voted for the repeal of the Test and Corporation Acts.1 In consequence the bishop of St. David’s called on the Anglican clergy in the town to oppose Philipps at the next general election:2 but Philipps retained his hold on the borough.

He died in June 1816.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Peter D.G. Thomas


  • 1. Trans. Carm. Antiq. Soc. xxvi. 26-27.
  • 2. Oldfield, Boroughs (1792), iii. 15-16.