Thank you so much again for coming back to me with these items of information.
Thank you also for clarifying the middle name for Alfred; I had it listed as "Caniam" because that was how I found it on this website. Coniam now links in with your further work on the marriage of Thomas and Elizabeth, which leads me to believe I have the wrong Thomas and Elizabeth and that I should be working on the Phillips Coniam marriage rather than investigating any links to Watkins.
FWIW, I have now located an Elizabeth Coniam in the 1841 Census, on here, as a result of this new line of enquiry. She is listed as being born in Torrington in the search criteria (though the printout copy makes it hard to read).
This would further confirm that I now have the right Thomas and Elizabeth; all else that follows appears to be unaffected by this error so I am very grateful for that!
There also appears to be an Alfred Cecil Phillips who passes away in 1975, in Torbay, that was born around the same time as the one I have in my tree.
As with before, this has certainly added a greater perspective to my researches and I am grateful for your time and contribution.