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PHILLIPS , SAMUEL LEVI (originally SAMUEL LEVI ) ( c. 1730 - 1812 ), banker and jeweller ;

b. probably at Frankfort-on-Main , Germany . With his brother, MOSES , he came to London (he had property in Lambeth ) and settled at Haverfordwest , Pembrokeshire . There they were befriended by a Phillips , whose surname they adopted, and were baptized ( Moses on 23 June 1755 ) at S. Mary's church , Haverfordwest . Samuel was one of the founders of the Haverfordwest Bank and the Milford Bank . He m. Dorothy Hood , and amongst their children were Philip , whose grandson was Hugh Price Hughes (q.v.) , and Sarah ( 1757 - 1817 ), who m. David Charles I (q.v.) . Their daughter, Eliza ( 1798 - 1876 ), m. Robert Davies ( 1790 - 1841 ) (q.v.) .

Sources:

  • West Wales Historical Records , 1910–29 , vi, 155-8;
  • Er Clod Saith Bennod ar Hanes Methodistiaeth yng Nghymru , 69-71;
  • personal information.

Author:

Thomas Iorwerth Ellis, M.A., (1899-1970), Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959