Thank you for your reply re my Phillips query . Its got me flummexed totally .
On the 1861 census 1871 1881 Jane ,and Sophia Lydia, are listed as being born in Ris Janeirs ' i have no idea what Janes surname was as iv'e not been able to locate any information about Phillip Phillips other than his birth and death ,, birth St James Middlesex 1787 ,death Sunderland Co Durham 1867 age 80yrs , but thats all .
I do have cerificates of the marriage of his daughter Sophia to my mam's grandad William Holdridge Brown Sunderland Co Durham England 1865 .Prior to this they do not appear to be on any earlier census neither 1841 or 1851 .
I am sorry that i'm unable to help with any other links,,i have the family downwards from Sunderland but there's nothing to give any clues ' family stories have it that Sophia Lydia may have been Jewish but who's to know .
What they were doing in Brazil is uknown as no threads to follow.
So dissapointed that i'm unable to locate any other links to my mam's grt grt grandad Phillips side ,,but will not give up .