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Quaker emigration into the New World pretty much began with with the arrival of Wm Penn, in 1682, and the creation of Pennsylvania, the Quaker colony. From that date onward Quakers swept into the colonies, mainly from England, Ireland and Wales, but there was no specific emigration from York Co. Pa received the majority of these Quakers, but, of course, not all. There was a migratory pattern of Quakers into the southern colonies...mainly from Pa, down the Shenandoah Valley, with many stopping of in the Frederick Co area, and others proceeding further south, into the Carolinas. This is the main migratory 'trail' south. The usual migratory pattern was southward, not from south northward....this did take place during the French and Indian war, when many Quakers moved out of western Va southward, where the Indian attacks weren't as grea...many to the Carolinas... and then went back to Va after the war was over....but generally speaking, the flow was always southward.
I looked through the Va meeting records on Hinshaw's Quaker Encyclopedia, with no luck finding anything on a John Parker...nor did I find anything in NC meeting records on Thomas or Jeane Parker. Do you know what meeting they belonged to?
If I read someone "came from England in 1700 and settled on the James River" I would feel it was implicit in that statement that the person was born in England, and 'came' to settle in Va in 1700..it would he highly improbably that he was born here, educated in England and then said to have 'come' to Va in 1700, after schooling.
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