William Phillimore Watts Phillimore
|William Phillimore Watts Phillimore|
|Born||27 October 1853
|Died||9 April 1913
|Alma mater||The Queen's College, Oxford|
|Parent(s)||William Phillimore Phillimore
Mary Elizabeth Watts
Phillimore was the eldest son of Dr William Phillimore Phillimore (formerly Stiff) M.B. Lond., M.R.C.S. Eng., of Sneinton, Nottingham, and Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Benjamin Watts of Bridgen Hall, Bridgnorth, Shropshire. He studied at The Queen's College, Oxford being awarded a 2nd in Jurisprudence in 1876.
Phillimore was a solicitor. In 1897 he founded the publishing business which bears his name. From 1888 onwards, he advocated the formation of Local Record Offices, and to that end prepared bills to be put before Parliament.
Phillimore initiated the foundation of several record publication societies: British Record Society (then The Index Library) in 1887; the Scottish Record Series (afterwards Scottish Record Society) in 1896; the Thoroton Society of Nottinghamshire in 1897; the Canterbury and York Society in 1904, publishers of English medieval ecclesiastical records; and the Irish Record Society in 1909. He was a corresponding member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, the Virginia Historical Society, and the Chicago Historical Society.
Personal life and death
Phillimore married Jane Graham in 1887 and they left one surviving son, Wilfred Henderson Phillimore. He died on 9 April 1913.
Authored by Phillimore
- Nottinghamshire Church Bells (1872)
- Memorials of the family of Fynmore: with notes on the origin of Fynmore, Finnimore, Phillimore, Fillmore, Filmer, etc., and particulars of some of those surnames from the year 1208, to the present time (1886)
- How to Write the History of a Family (1887)
- Pedigree Work (1900)
- The Family of Middlemore (1901)
- The Family of Holbrow (1901)
- Heralds' College and Coats of Arms regarded from a Legal Aspect (1904)
- Law and Practice of Grant of Arms (1905)
- Changes of Name (1906)
- The Family of Phillimore (completed by Lord Phillimore, and published in 1922).
Edited by Phillimore
- 1297 Coram Rege Roll
- Rotuli Hugonis de Welles, episcopi Lincolniensis 1209-1235
- Irish Will Calendars
- County Pedigrees: Nottinghamshire
- upwards of 200 volumes of Parish Registers, Inquisitions, Will Calendars (chronological lists of wills) etc.
- Gloucestershire Notes and Queries
- Who Was Who 1897-1916; A & C Black Ltd, 1920
- The Genealogist, Vol XXX October 1913
- Men of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. R. Mellors, J & H Bells., Carlton Street, Nottingham. 1924