Sir John Philipps, 6th Baronet

Sir John Philipps, 6th Baronet PC (c. 1701 – 22 June 1764) was a Welsh Jacobite politician.

Picton Castle

Sir John was the son of Sir John Philipps, 4th Baronet. He studied at Pembroke College, Oxford, and went on to Lincoln's Inn.

In 1736 he was elected mayor of Haverfordwest and in 1741 he became MP for Carmarthen. In 1743, his elder brother, Sir Erasmus Philipps, 5th Baronet, was accidentally drowned, and Sir John inherited the baronetcy and Picton Castle. He gave up the Carmarthenshire seat in 1747, but re-entered Parliament as MP for Petersfield (1754–1761), and Pembrokeshire (1761–1764). In 1763 he became a privy counsellor. [1]

A patron of education, he founded several scholarships at his former Oxford college. Proposed by his elder brother, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1742. [2]

In 1725, he had married Elizabeth, the daughter of Henry Shepherd of London, with whom he had a son and 3 daughters. He was succeeded by the son, Richard, who was created Baron Milford in 1776.


  1. ^ "PHILIPPS, John (1700-64), of Picton Castle, Pemb". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Fellows Details". Royal Society. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Arthur Bevan
Member of Parliament for Carmarthen
Succeeded by
Thomas Mathews
Preceded by
William Gerard Hamilton
William Beckford
Member of Parliament for Petersfield
With: William Gerard Hamilton
Succeeded by
John Jolliffe
Richard Pennant
Preceded by
Sir William Owen, Bt
Member of Parliament for Pembrokeshire
Succeeded by
Sir Richard Philipps, Bt
Honorary titles
New title
Lord Lieutenant of Haverfordwest
Title next held by
Sir Richard Philipps, Bt
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Erasmus Philipps
(of Picton Castle)
Succeeded by
Richard Philipps