The Worland Family in America and Beyond

I began my life in the Puget Sound area of Washington State, on an island filled with forests and wild rhododendrons. I was separated from my Worland family there at an early age. Recently, I was reunited with my family and learned of my heritage. And so, this journey to know my ancestors began. The Worlands, Gideons, Newtons, Conards... they were the colonists, the settlers, the pioneers. They fought in the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Civil War. This is their story, and the story of a nation. -Deci Worland MacKinnon

Saturday, January 30, 2010

1729 Pennsylvania

September, 1729- Thones Kunders dies in Germantown, Pennsylvania. He is buried in the Friends Burying Ground in Haddonfield, New Jersey.

(Thones Kunders is my eighth great grandfather. He was also known as Dennis Cunrads.)

Will of Thones Kunders

In the name of god. Amen.

I, Dennis Cunrads of Gerntown in the County of Philadelphia in the Province of Pensilvania being not of perfect health of body but of sound and Perfect mind and memory Praise be therefore given to almight God Do make and Ordain this my last Will and Testment in manner and form following (that is to say) first and Principally I Commend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God hopeing through the merts of Jesus Christ to have full and free pardon of all my sins, and to Inherit everlasting Life, and my body I Commit to the Earth to be Decently Berryed at the Discretion of my Executors hereafter named---And as touching the Disposition of all such Temporal Estate as it hath pleased God to Bestow upon me I Give and Dispose thereof as followeth.

Imprimis:-It is my will that all my Debts and funeral Charges be paid and Discharged.

Item. I Give and bequeath unto (my Son In Law) Griffith Jones The Dwelling house wheren I, (and the s-d Griffith Jones) now Dwell, and the Lot thereunto belonging Containing fifty acres of Land together with the Barns Stables Orchards Outhouses Stills ( and Dying Kettle) Worms and Worm tubbs thereunto belonging To have and to hold the sd Land with the Premises and appurtenances thereunto belonging to him the sd Griffith Jones his heirs and assigns To the only proper use and behoof of him the sd Griffith Jones and his heirs and assigns forever, He the sd Griffith Jones finding and allowing Anthony Loofe (now living with me) suffecient meat and drink, washing and lodging and apparrell So long as the sd Anthony Loffe Shall Live, And It is my will that my said Son In Law Griffith Jones Pay for the sd Land and Premises, the sum one hundred and fifty Pounds of Lawfull money of Pensilvania After the Death of the sd Anthony Loofe the said L150 (150 pounds) to be equally divided amongst my children That is to say Cunrad Cunrads Mathias Cunrads, John Cunrads, Henry Cunrads Ann Streepers Agnes Powell and Elisabeth Jones, Each to have an Equal share and share alike of the sd One hundred and fifty Pounds To them and their heirs forever.

Item. I Give and bequeath unto my sd Children, Cunrad, Mathias, John, Henry, Ann, Agnes and Elisabeth All the REst and Remainder of my Estate, both Personal and Reall to be Equally Divided amonst them Each of my sd Children to have and to hold an Equall Share of the Remaind of my sd Estate to them (inseverally) and to their heirs and assigns forever.

Lastly, I do hereby nominate, Constitue and appoint my sd Son Cunrad Cunrads and my sd Son In Law Griffith Jones to be Joynt Executors of this my Last Will and Testament hereby witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this nineteenth day of June in the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and Twenty-Two.

Beit Known That before the Delivery and Sealing hereof I Give and Bequeath to (my above named Son-In-Law) Griffith Jones The bed and furniture Standing in the New Room To be for the use of friends.

Witness my hand and Seall the day and year above written.

DENNIS KUNDERS (seal)

Sealed Signed Published and Declared in the Presence of us

PETER SHOEMAKER

DIRK JANSEN

DAVID HEY

Thones Kunders and His Children: Also a List of the Descendants for 6 Generations of His Youngest Son Henry Cunreds of Whilpain, 1683-1891

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