George Philips

?1599-1696; Irish writer and Gov. of Londonderry [Derry], inherited Sir Thomas’s estate at Newtown Limavady; sent word to Derry garrison, as recorded by the sheriffs of that city [‘received the first intelligence of the general insurrection of the Papists from our much honoured friend George Philips Esq.’, Treasury Papers, 19th Jan. 1688-89];

Philips resigned his Governorship to Lundy, and acted as an intermediary with King William, carrying a letter which decided the town against surrender; he wrote The Interest of England in the Preservation of Ireland, humbly presented to the Parliament of England, a quarto pamphlet (15 July 1689), and other papers; he was ruined by the war, his house being burned. ODNB.

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