PRIDE Changes his Name to PHILLIPS Does anyone have any information on the Alexander Pride (Edward Phillips) who married Mary Bailey (daughter of Rev James Bailey of Halifax)? They had 10 children (Mary Charlotte 1814 m George Quantz 7 children, Margaret Jane 1815 m Robert Arnold 12 children, John Pride 1817 m Polly Sharrard 11 children, Benjamin 1820 m Amanda Lynde 11 children, Francis 1820 m S. Lynde 8 children, Ann 1824 m Lideman 3 children, James 1826 m Mercy Card 7 children, Charles William 1818, Robert Seth 1830 m Alice Madrill 3 children, Susannah 1832).
Alexander Pride changed his name to Edward Phillips and all Phillips' related to this family have the common Scottish background of Pride in Bo'ness. I am related to John Pride Phillips of Halifax and Uxbridge & Brougham, Ontario. There is a great story as to why the name change - service with the British Navy in the Indian Ocean and off the American Coast during the War of 1812.