THE PHELPS LINE
PHELPS LINE - FIRST GENERATION
Born: abt 1625
Died: bef 1672 in Virginia
Married 1st: ____Tresler, dau of Thomas Tresler
Married 2nd: (Our connection) Hannah Bassett (Basket) in 1652. Hannah was b. abt 1625 and died after 1695.
NOTE: See a great biography of Hannah Basket (Baskel), my 8th great grandmother) at http://www.geocities.com:0080/Heartland/Prairie/2995/hannah.htm
Henry lived in Salem, MA and came to America from London, came on the "Hercules" in 1634. henry was Hannah's first husband, and after his death, she wed 2nd James Hill and 3rd Joseph Smith
The children of Henry and ----- Tresler were:
1. John Phelps b.___, m. Abigail____ abt 1668. They had: Abigail 1669; John 1671; Henry 1673,; Joseph 1675; Abigail 1678; Samuel 1680; Hannah 1683. John Phelps was remembered in the will of his grandmother Tresler.
Children of Henry and Hannah Bassett (Baskel):
2. Jonathan Phelps b. abt 1655 MA. This son also resided in Perq. Co NC. He had a son, Jonathan who wed Elizabeth Tomes in Perq. Co NC.
3. HANNAH PHELPS b. abt 1652 (see below)
PHELPS LINE - SECOND GENERATION
Born: abt 1652 in Boston, MA
Parents: Henry Phelps - Hannah Bassett (Baskel)
Married 1st: abt 1672 in Perq. Co NC to James Perisho (Our connection)
Married 2nd: 1697/8 to George Castleton (Our connection)
NOTE: Per "Colonial Records" by Parker, Price & Cain Oct 1687, (2nd Series) 2:377.....A Court order in 1687 instructed Hannah Castleton that she "repaire home....and live with him again and that she departs from him anymore" the magistrates were to "use such means as may cause her to live with her husband." It is located at http://www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/hp/colonial/nchr/Subjects/spindel.htm
1. We descend through Hannah and James Perisho's son James. See the Perisho/ Parisho line for children and descendants.
2. We descend through Hannah and George Castleton's daughter, Hannah. See Castleton line.
Line of Descent:
HENRY PHELPS, HANNAH PHELPS, JAMES PERISHO, JOHN PERISHO, SAMUEL PARISHO, CAMWELLS (CAMPBELL) PARISHO, SAMUEL PARISHO, ELWOOD PARISHO, JAMES PARISHO, WAYNE PARISHO, SUSANNE PARISHO
HENRY PHELPS, HANNAH (PHELPS) PERISHO, HANNAH CASTLETON, MARY (ANN) MAUDLIN, JOHN COX, DAVID COX, ELIZABETH COX, ELIJAH THOMAS, LYDIA THOMAS, LORETTA MACY, JAMES PARISHO, WAYNE PARISHO, SUSANNE PARISHO
REF: Gen. Dict. of 1st Settlers in New England by Savage. Also per letter in my possession by William Perry Johnson, noted professional genealogist.
Per findings of William Perry Johnson:
From "Southern Quakers and Slavery" by Stephen Week 1896, pg 31.....In the morning William Edmundson, on his 1672 visit to NC and his two companions reached the house of Henry Phillips (this is Henry Phelps), situated on "Albermarle" (Perquimans) River, where the town of Hertford now stands, Phillips' and his wife had been convinced of the truth in New England, and came here to live; and not having seen a Friend (Quaker) for seven years before, hey wept for joy to see us.....
pg 35...."We may safely conclude that in 1672, when Edmundson arrived in Albemarle, ghere was only one Quaker family in the colony. This was the family of Henry Phillips (Phelps.), and Edmundson went directly to his house. Phillips came to Albemarle in 1665, and his is the only case of immigration in the earliest days of the colony that bears on its face any indications of religious persecution. The religious meeting at his house was in all probability the first ever held in Albemarle, and Edmundson, the Quaker, was the first to proclaim he gospel of peace."
From Colonial & State Records of NC Vol I, pg 226....Extracts from journal of William Edmundson 1676, second visit to North Carolina...."and in two days came well to Carolina, first to james Hall's (Hill's) house, who went from Ireland to Virginia with his family. His wife died there, and he had married the widow Phillips ( Phelps) at Carolina, and lived there...."
From Colonial Records of North Carolina (New Series) Vol II, pub 1968, pg 363, 364.....October 1685 "Whereas George Castleton hath absented himself from the county and Imbezled the estate belonging to the Orphans of James Perisho deceased. It is therefore ordered that no person or persons buy any Cattle belonging to the said Orphans or any part of the estate of the said Castleton and that Jonathan Phelps gather the Corne and measure the same and deliver the one half to Hannah Castleton and secure the other half till further order."
Note; This information shows that Hannah Hill was the widow Phelps first. Her daughter Hannah wed James Perisho. When James died, she wed Castleton, who stole from her children. her brother, Jonathan Phelps was put in charge.
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