Charles Stuart PHILLIPS 1855-1929

Wrexham Cemetery 20/02/2018

Charles Stuart Phillips was born in Aberdeen about 1855 and in late 1889 married Elizabeth Trevor in a civil marriage at Wrexham, he had served with the 99th Highlanders and also the RWF. He hasn’t been found before his marriage and may have been overseas.

Elizabeth Trevor was born on 20 March 1867at Bryngolau, Erddig, she was the daughter of Edward Trevor a farmer and Hannah Cartwright.  Her birth was announced in the Wrexham Advertiser, the  family remained in Erddig for quite a while  but by 1891 they had moved to Manley Road, her father had given up farming and was now a sawyer as was one of his sons. Her elder sister Deborah was working  for Simon Yorke at Erddig Hall.

Elizabeth’s mother Hannah died in 1894 and her father Edward in 1895.

In 1901 Charles and Elizabeth are living at 21 Ruthin Road, and Charles is a sawyer, they have 4 children, Charles Edward8, Alexander Trevor 7, Mary E 5, and Isabella 7 months.
By 1911 they have moved to Princess Street, Charles is working for the corporation and they have 2 more children Donald Stuart 8 and Kenneth 6.

Charles Edward had died on 16 December 1905 and Alexander isn`t at home.  

On 12 March 1918 Alexander was killed at Nuene Chappelle, he was a Corporal with the 2nd Batt Gordon Highlanders and is buried in Estaires, France. His headstone has the inscription”THY WILL BE DONE”

Charles Stuart Phillips died 19 May 1929aged 74, their son Donald Stuart died at the War Memorial Hospital in Brecon on28 November 1931, he was only 28, and he was buried with his father and brother Charles Edward on 28 November 1931.

Elizabeth died 6 February 1933 she was still living in 13 Princess Street, she was buried with her husband and sons.

Wrexham Cemetery 20/02/2018

Researched by Annette Edwards. November2018. Gravestone photograph by Graham Lloyd.

Grave ref: Wrexham Cemetery A-00040