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

Name: Samuel Levi Phillips
Date of birth: c. 1730
Date of death: 1812
Spouse: Dorothy Phillips (née Hood)
Child: Sarah Charles (née Phillips)
Child: Philip Phillips
Gender: Male
Occupation: banker and jeweller
Area of activity: Business and Industry; Economics and Money
Author: Thomas Iorwerth Ellis

Born 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 married Dorothy Hood, and amongst their children were Philip, whose grandson was Hugh Price Hughes, and Sarah (1757 - 1817), who married David Charles I. Their daughter, Eliza (1798 - 1876), married Robert Davies (1790 - 1841).


Published date: 1959

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