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Thomas Philips

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Thomas Philips (1728–1811), a Manchester merchant (later of Sedgley)

Married Mary Jolley Rider (d. 1806), daughter and heir of John Rider, also a Manchester merchant, and his wife, Sarah. They had 8 children.

Philips was a partner in the pioneering firm of J. and N. Philips and Co, the largest tape manufacturers in Europe, but was also involved in a hatting business with a growing American market in the late 1780s.

1766 Birth of second son George Philips

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