I am trying to trace my GGrandfather Ernest PHILLIPS. I do not know where he came from but he had two children (and possibly three) that I am aware of. These are Ernest Edgar PHILLIPS (born around 1881 in Victoria) and Myrtle Lillian PHILLIPS ( born around 1886 in New Zealand). I have not been able to source birth certificates for these but I do have marriage and death certificates for them both. Ernest Edgar married Mary Angela LAHIFF in Sydney on 22 Aug 1905 and he died 13 Sep 1949. They had five children (one of which is my mother). Myrtle Lillian married John Francis TORPY in Sydney on 23 Apr 1902, then later married Howard J Hayes on 16 Sep 1925 in Sydney. Myrtle had three children to John TORPY and she died in Sydney on 4 Mar 1959. If anyone can shed light on my elusive Phillips ancestors, I would be most grateful.