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Burke's Peerage References to Phelps Family

By David Phelps

The book The Phelps Family in America quotes the following:

From Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, "Francis Phylppe of Nether Teyne, in Parish of Checkley, died 6th of Edward VI, and was succeeded by his son John Phelipe of Nether Teyne, who died in 1641, leaving, among others, a son Anthony Phelps," etc. "Nether Teyne is about twelve miles from Litchfield, Staffordshire, and from fifty to sixty miles north of Tewkesbury" [in Gloucestershire GazateerMap] (The Phelps Family in America, Vol. I, p 50.)

(Note: Edward VI ruled 1547-1553, which would make the above date 1553.)

The following is the actual text refered to by P & S (emphasis added):

Phillips, Of Heath House

The family of Philips has been, for many centuries, resident in the county of Stafford.

Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland, John Burke, Esq. (Orig, pub. 1834-1838), Vol. II, page 591 .

Most of this is based upon the finding in Burke's, "Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland" and is very speculative. Anyone reading or using this information should take great care before documenting any of this as factual. I am not a genealogist as I'm sure the body of this note will reveal but I am enthusiastic about resolving this roadblock in our Phelps ancestory.

David Phelps 304 Bridlewood North, Colleyville, Texas 76034

Source: The Phelps Family of America and Their English Ancestors, (Save $200 by ordering through us.) By Oliver S. Phelps and Andrew T. Servin. (Get a free, updated index here.), Vol. I, p 50.