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Hannah Baskel, born about 1630 in England, married Nicholas Phelps about 1651 and came to Salem, Massachusetts Bay Colony and held the first Quaker meeting there in their home. She and her husband, Nicholas Phelps, became embroiled in anti-Quaker laws and had to escape. Hannah, in company of her children and Henry Phelps, her husband and her former brother-in-law, came to the Albemarle region of North Carolina. Hannah held the first recorded Quaker meeting in Carolina in their home. Henry Phelps died between 1670 and 1676 and Hannah married third to James Hill. James Hill became involved in the Culpepper Rebellion and Hannah’s son Jonathan Phelps, signed a remonstrance.