By 1620, many Pilgrim separationists had already
fled England, establishing themselves at Plimoth (Plymouth) while other stock companies
were being formed to promote settlement in the Americas. It is during the Great Puritan
Migration of the 1630's that Nicho ffilipes leaves his homeland to face the vicissitudes
of the New World. It is in Dedham, Massachusetts along the Charles River that he and his
family take up farmland. Later moving to Wessagusset (Weymouth) he was made Freeman of
the Massachusetts Bay Colony charter in 1640, elected Commissioner in 1643 and later
elected church Deacon in 1660.
Nicholas PHILLIPS, son of Nicholas PHILLIPS and Abigail SEWELL, b. Abt 1611 Wendover
Buckinghamshire, England, m. Elizabeth JUSSON 26 Jun 1631 in Wendover Buckinghamshire, England,
b. Abt 1610 Wendover Buckinghamshire, England (daughter of Richard
JUSSON and Elizabeth KIPPING) d. Abt 1649. Nicholas died 1 Sep 1672 Boston Suffolk,
MA at the age of 61.
- Elizabeth PHILLIPS b. Abt 1633 Wendover England, died in infancy.
- Alice Elizabeth PHILLIPS b. Abt 1636 Wendover Buckinghamshire, England,
m. John SHAWE Abt 1652, b. 23 May 1630 Halifax Yorkshire, England (son of Abraham
SHAW and Bridget BEST) d. 17 Sep 1704 Weymouth, MA. Alice died 1 Sep 1672 Boston Suffolk, MA.
- Richard PHILLIPS
- Experience PHILLIPS b. 8 May 1641 Weymouth, MA, m. Samuel KING 17 Feb 1658, b. Abt 1640
Weymouth Norfolk, MA (son of John and Mary KING) d. 24 Dec 1711 Weymouth, MA.
Experience died 21 Jan 1717.
- Caleb PHILLIPS b. 22 Jan 1643 Weymouth Norfolk, MA, d. Bfr 2 Jun 1671.
- Joshua PHILLIPS b. Abt 1647 Weymouth Norfolk, MA, d. 2 May 1679.
- Hannah PHILLIPS b. 25 Nov 1652 Weymouth Norfolk, MA, m. Ebenezer WHITE Bfr 2 Jun 1671,
b. Abt 1648 Weymouth Norfolk, MA (son of Thomas WHITE) d. Bfr Aug 1703. Hannah died Abt 1703.
- Benjamin PHILLIPS b. Abt 1654 Weymouth Norfolk, MA, m. Anne [unknown] 13 Feb 1687,
b. Abt 1654, MA. Benjamin died 13 Feb 1687 Charlestown, MA.
- Abigail PHILLIPS b. Abt 1660 Weymouth Norfolk, MA, m. John BLANCHARD in 1684,
b. 27 Mar 1660 Weymouth Norfolk, MA, d. Abt 1733. Abigail died 19 Sep 1724.