|Col Frederick Philipse, III|
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|Birth: ||Sep. 12, 1720|
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
|Death: ||Apr. 30, 1785|
British Loyalist during the American Revolutionary War. He was 3rd and last Lord of the Manor of Philipsburg where the manor home, built in 1682 on the north bank of the Nepperhan River near the Hudson River in present day Yonkers, New York, is known as "Philipse Manor Hall." He was one of 200 colonial New Yorkers that signed the "Declaration of Dependence" on November 28, 1776 pledging their allegiance to King Georgia III. His Tory sympathies cost him his land and home which were confiscated by the state of New York in 1779. He returned with his family to England in 1783 where they adopted the surname Phillips.
Sacred to the memory of Frederick Phillips Esquire late of the province of New York a gentleman in whom the various social, domestic, and religious virtues were eminently united. The uniform rectitude of his conduct commanded the esteem of other whilst the benevolence of his heart and gentleness of his manners secured their love. Firmly attached to his Sovereign and the British Constitution he opposed at the hazard of his life the rebellion in North America and for this faithfull discharge of his duty to his King and Country he was proscribed and his estate one of the largest in New York was confiscated by the usurped legislature of that province. When the British troops were withdrawn from New York in 1783 he quitted a province to which he had always been an ornament and benefactor leaving all of his property behind him which reverse of fortune he bore with calmness, fortitude and dignity which had distinguished him through every former stage of his life. He was born in New York the 12th day of September in the year 1720 and died in this place the 30th day of April in the year 1785 aged 65 years.
Cheshire West and Chester Unitary Authority
Created by: Samuel Taylor Geer
Record added: May 06, 2012
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