Hoe and Worthing Archive: The Phillippo family 


Phillippo family

The Phillippo family was prominent in Worthing following the acquisition of the tannery in 1890 by James Phillippo. James' brother Edward was a worker at the tannery and one of his tenants, as the sale details of 1906 show. According to the 1911 census, Edward and Emma Phillippo had six daughters an two sons. Edward was described as a fellmonger but was out of work. This photograph appears to be of about that date.

Edward Phillippo

Some wells in Worthing, far from having 'good Water', were so polluted with effluent from the tannery that in 1900 there was an outbreak of typhoid for which James Phillippo was prosecuted. The newspaper report of the case is on the Tannery page w_tannery.html. An undated memorandum written on the back of the 1890 conveyance to James suggests that Edward bought the cottages in 1906 when the tannery was sold.