James Buckingham PHILP


Born in Falmouth, James Buckingham Philp was the son of James George PHILP. In 1846 the family were living in London, where young Philp trained as a lithographer. He was also a painter, architectural draughtsman and amateur actor and emigrated to Melbourne, Australia in 1853. He lived there until 1865, when he suddenly disappeared, reportedly with a great sum of money he had stolen.