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From: Thomas Hamm <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Quakers in Virginia/North Carolina
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 11:58:46 -0600
>When did the Quakers come into the Albermarle Sound
>area of North Carolina? My ancestor, Robert WILLSON
>is listed in the Perquimins County as early as 1688
>and I think was already a Quaker when he came from
>Chuckatuck, Nansemond County, Virginia. He was 6
>when he came from England on the ship Paul in 1635
>with his mother Katherine and brother Richard. They
>are listed as being of the Church of England then.
>So I quess my question is....Were there Quakers in
>that part of Virginia before 1688? And what were the
>names of the meetings?
>Thanks, Sally ()
When Friends from England visited the Albemarle country in 1672, they
found only one Quaker family, that of Henry Phillips or Phelps. By
1688, though, a number of Quaker families lived in the area, enough
to form at least two monthly meetings, Perquimans and Pasquotank,
whose earliest records begin about 1680.