Captain John PHILIP b. 1811, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, son of James PHILIP and Elizabeth LYALL, was a merchant sailor and early squatter around Victoria Lake, Miga Lake, Spring Bank and St Mary's Lake near Harrow in south-western Victoria.

John PHILIP married 1839, Aberdeenshire, Scotland to Margaret ROBERTSON, b. 1820, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, daughter of Thomas ROBERTSON and Ann LACHLAN.

John & Margaret PHILIP arrived at Port Phillip in 1847 and settled at "Mount Mitchell" station, Lexton, Victoria. By 1848 they had moved to "Victoria Lagoon" station, near Cavendish, S-W Victoria.

In 1881 John PHILIP died at "Miga Lake" station, near Harrow, S-W Victoria and his widow Margaret died there in 1909.

John PHILIP & Margaret ROBERTSON had the following family:

  1. Elizabeth PHILIP b. 1842, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, d. 1917, Portland, S-W Vic., m. Alexander DONALD 1834-1955. (3 children);

  2. Thomas PHILIP b. 1844, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, d. 1937, Hamilton, S-W Vic., m. Margaret LAIDLAW 1858-1935. (7 children);

  3. James Robertson PHILIP, b. 1847, "Mount Mitchell" station, d. 1905, Hamilton, S-w Vic., m. Margaret Cameron INNES ~1847-1922. (9 children);
    1. Margaret Robertson PHILIP, b. 1874, Harrow, Vic, mar ? RODWELL;
    2. Jessie Beatrice PHILIP, b. 1875, Harrow, Vic, mar...
      • John Cecil Drury REID, b. 1876, Eaglehawk, Vic, d. 1917, Belgium
      • WW1 1st AIF Lt. [MC], 4th Aus Pioneers
      • DOW, Belgium, 10-06-1917
      • Digby Avenue of Honour Tree No 65. planted by Mr Gavin SHAW
    3. James Robertson PHILIP, b. 1877, Lowan, Vic, mar Lucy FIDLER;
    4. Catherine Jane PHILIP, b. 1879, Digby, Vic, mar Cecil James READ;
    5. Elizabeth Alice PHILIP, b. 1880, Digby, Vic, mar John Thomas CLARKE;
    6. Lyell John PHILIP, b. 1882, Digby, Vic;
    7. Annie Maud PHILIP, b. 1883, Digby, Vic, mar Archibald Charles READ;
    8. Isabel Clare PHILIP, b. 1886, Digby, Vic, mar William Henry Vines READ;
    9. Mary PHILIP, b. 1888, Digby, Vic, d. 1912.

  4. Margaret PHILIP, b. 1849 "Victoria Lagoon" station, d. 1904, Melbourne, Vic.;

  5. Jane PHILIP, b. 1851 ......., d. 1853, "Mooralla" station, Cavendish, S-W Vic.;

  6. Catherine PHILIP, b. 1852 ......., d. 1854, "Mooralla" station, Cavendish, S-W Vic.;

  7. John PHILIP, b. 1855, "Victoria Lagoon" station, Cavendish, S-W Vic., d. 1916, Hamilton, S-W Vic., m. 1880 at Coleraine, S-W Vic., to Catherine SWAN 1856-1929, b. "Nangeela" Station, Casterton, S-W Vic., to William SWAN and Margaret McMURRICH, d. Nagambie, Victoria. 9 children 1881-1900...
    1. John Robertson PHILIP 1881-1940, b. "Nangawarry" Station, d. hamilton, S-W Vic., m. Catherine Buchanan MARSHALL c.1888-1949.
    2. William Swan PHILIP, b. 1883, Harrow, Vic, d. 1963
    3. Alexander Stuart PHILIP, b. 1885, Dartmoor, Vic;
    4. Isabel Jean PHILIP 1887-1954, b. "Ascot Heath" Station, S-W Vic, d. Melbourne, Vic., m. Peter Ralston McKECHNIE 1886-1949;
    5. James Duncan PHILIP, b. 1890, Dartmoor, Vic;
    6. Kathleen Margaret PHILIP 1892-1974, b. 1892, "Ascot Heath" Station, S-W Vic, d. Hamilton, S-W Vic., m. Douglas Hope JOHNSTONE c. 1874-1924;
    7. Edgar Thomas PHILIP, b. 1894, Ascot Heath, Dartmoor, Vic, d. 1917, France
      • WW1, Lt Royal Artillery and Royal Flying Corps
      • KIA, 1917 Paschendale, France
      • Digby Avenue of Honour Tree No 3;
    8. Miles Wallace PHILIP, b. 1898, Dartmoor, Vic;
    9. Eric McMurrich PHILIP, b. 1900, Dartmoor, Vic.

  8. William PHILIP, b. 1857, Hamilton, Vic, d. 1933, Hamilton, S-W Vic., m. Amelia Frances Jane HAMILTON 1861-1946 (7 children);

  9. Alexander PHILIP, b. 1861, Harrow, Vic., d. 1938, Melbourne, Vic., m. Eva Ann SINCLAIR 1875-1955.