Phelps, William John (1813 -1891)
Probably the crest of William John Phelps of Chestal in Gloucestershire, born in 1813, the second but only surviving son of the Reverend James Phelps, Rector of Brimpsfield cum Cranham and of Alderley in Gloucestershire, and Mary Anne, daughter of John Blagden Hale of Alderley. He was educated at Oriel College, Oxford, where he took his B.A. in 1835, his M.A. 1838, and entered Lincoln's Inn in 1839. He succeeded his uncle John Delafield Phelps in 1842, and his own brother James in 1852.. He was a Justice of Peace for Gloucestershire and High Sheriff in 1860. He died, without issue, in 1891, and was succeeded by his nephew William Clifford, who assumed the name of Phelps by Royal licence.