Philip Walsh was formerly a Dublin-born merchant who was dispossessed of his Ireland property and in about 1685 settled in St. Malo, in Brittany in north-western France on the English Channel. He grew rich building naval ships for the French service.
He subsequently entered the slave trade to which it is said the Stuarts introduced the Irish. They remained fervently loyal to the Jacobite cause.
In 1695 Philip married Anne, daughter of James Whyte of Waterford and had seven children. He died in 1708 and is said to have been buried in the harbour at Madagascar.
|Walsh, Phillip||1666||Born into a Catholic family, probably in Dublin.|
|12. Aug. 1666||Baptised in Dublin.|
|c 1686||Capitaine marchand et Ct de navires corsaires|
|11. Jan. 1695||It is not known where he married Anne Whyte.|
|11. Sep. 1708||He died at sea while returning home from a trading voyage.|
|1708||He was buried at sea in the harbour at Madagscar.|