Thompson Phillips

Thompson Phillips (1832 – 1909) was Archdeacon of Furness from 1892 until 1901.[1]

Born at Convamore, County Cork, Ireland, he was educated at Manchester Grammar School, Trinity College, Dublin and St John's College, Cambridge,[2] and ordained priest in 1857.[3] After curacies in Paddington and Coventry he held incumbencies at Holme Eden, Ivegill and Barrow-in-Furness.[4]

He married Eliza, daughter of General James Wallace Sleigh. Their eldest son was James Robert Phillips.

For twelve years he employed Elizabeth Everest as a nanny to his daughter, Ella;[5] in 1894, after Mrs Everest was dismissed as nanny to Winston and Jack Churchill, Rev. Phillips took her into his home for about a year,[6] until she found her final home with her sister.


  1. ^ Canon Thompson Phillips The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Apr 20, 1909; pg. 13; Issue 38938.
  2. ^ "Phillips, Thompson (PHLS852T)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1908 p 1127: London, Horace Cox, 1908
  4. ^ ‘PHILLIPS, Ven. Thompson’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2015; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014 ; online edn, April 2014 accessed 23 July 2015
  5. ^ Churchill, Winston. My Early Life: 1874-1904. Amazon Kindle Edition. pp. Location 334.
  6. ^ Churchill, Randolph. Winston S. Churchill: Youth, 1874-1900. Amazon Kindle Edition. pp. Location 4831.
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Campbell West-Watson
Bishop of Penrith
1926 – 1944
Succeeded by
Herbert Turner