In the 1841 UK Census Philip Toms, aged 40, resided at Kingsbridge, Devon with William Toms age 42 also a surgeon, and William's wife and children. Alexander Henry age 18, assistant-surgeon resided with the family.
Philip Toms was appointed Surgeon to the Tyne in April 1843
In 1848 he was appointed to the Tortoise guard-ship at Ascension
In 1853 he was appointed to the Royal George, 120, screw, at Sheerness 
William Toms, Kingsbridge, Devon, M.R.C.S.E. 1820; L.S.A. 1819.
In 1860 he was on a List of members of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, resident in Plymouth, Devonshire, Stonehouse who signed correspondence to the Members of the Medical Council of the United Kingdom re granting a diploma to men of insufficient education. 
When the 1861 Census was taken Philip Toms, unmarried, aged 55, retired surgeon, resided in Plymouth at the house of widow Amy Moore and her two unmarried daughters Louisa and Fanny. The other lodger at the house of was William Barke, a ship owner.
Philip Toms was on the List of Surgeons of the Royal Navy retired in 1877
He died at his residence, 29 Torrington Place, Plymouth, May 27th, 1879.
 England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977,' database, FamilySearch, Philip Toms, 21 Dec 1800, Birth; citing p. 27, Plymouth, Devon, record group RG4, Public Record Office, London.