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Clergyman

George Phillips, British clergyman.

Background

Phillips, George was born in 1593 in South Rainham, Norfolk, England. Son of Christopher Phillips.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Cambridge (England) University, 1613, Master of Arts, 1617.

Career

Came to American, 1629. A founder Watertown (Massachusetts), 1630. Drafted covenant of Watertown Church, pastor until 1644.

1st minister in Massachusetts to use congregational form of church polity. Led protest against arbitrary tax levied on Watertown by Massachusetts governor, 1632 (protest led to agreement of taxation by representation in General Court).

Connections

Married Miss Sergeant. Married second, Elizabeth Welden, 1630.

father:
Christopher Phillips. Phillips

spouses:
Miss Sergeant

Elizabeth Welden