- Source? Is this couple the parents of these children?
John Phillips is a direct ancestor of both Presidents George Bush (through son Richard), and many other notable people. He is the progenitor of many Phillips who came to America via New England after 1630. For the progenitor of most Phillips who came to America via Pennsylvania, see the file of Griffinus Phillips, Pennsylvania Progenitor. For another major progenitor of American Phillips families, see the file of John Phillips, Sir, Fifth Baronet. For a fourth, see the file of John Phillips, Virginia Progenitor, descended from this John. All of these families are somewhat interwoven, deriving from the titled family of Picton Castle, Wales.