PHILLIPS, Charles (c.1720-74), of Camelford, Cornw.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1768 - 1774

Family and Education

b. c.1720, s. of John Phillips, a Camelford attorney, by his w. Elizabeth Pomeroy; bro. of Jonathan Phillips.  m. da. and coh. of John Speccot Long of Penheald, Cornw., s.p.1

Offices Held

Recorder, Camelford 1761- d.


Phillips succeeded his father about 1747 as Thomas Pitt’s parliamentary manager at Camelford, and gradually secured complete control of the borough in his own interest. In the House he was a regular Government supporter, and in the division lists never appears as one of the Opposition. Apparently he never spoke in the House.  He died 16 Oct. 1774.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Sir Lewis Namier


  • 1. Gilbert, Parochial Hist. Cornw. i. 130.