Mary Cecilia PHILLIPS

Mary Cecelia PHILLIPS(1559) was born in Foo-Chow, China, on 12 Aug 1894, the second of two children of Hugh Stowell PHILLIPS(1334) and his first wife Minnie Mary APPERSON(1557) 1. She was baptised on 09 Nov 1894, along with two other babies, at the English church in Foo-Chow by the Rev. Stewart2, and less that a week later, on 17 Nov, her mother died.

In 1901, aged 6, a british subject born in Foochow (Fuzhou is the current romanisation), China, she was staying at her widowed grandfather's house in Southport, Lancashire3.

She married Mervyn DUKE and had a son Kenneth DUKE4, about whom I know nothing further.


1) The date of her birth is noted in the CMS card index, see note 11 above, and on p. 209 of Victory, being reminiscences of and letters from Minnie M. Apperson (later Mrs. H. S. Phillips) of the Church of England Zenana Society, edited by Mrs E. C. Millard, with preface by Rev. Edward W. Moore. M.A., incumbent of Emmanuel Church, Wimbledon. London, E. Marlborough & Co. The publication was noted in The Times, Tuesday 14 Apr 1896, p.10.
2) Victory, see note 1 above, p.211.
3) 1901 England and Wales Census, RG13, piece 3536, folio 106, p.10, accessed through
4) Phillips family tree, received from Michael Phillips on 28 Mar 2011.

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