Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet
NamePeter Cundict (Condit)8,617
BirthProb 1670-1680
Deathaft 7 Feb 1714 and bef 19 May 1714, Newark, Essex Co., New Jersey8
FatherJohn Cundict (Condit) (-<1713)
Mother[--?--] (-1676)
Birthabt 16748
Death10 Dec 1761, Orange, Essex Co., New Jersey608
BurialOld Burying Grounds (1st Presbyterian Church), Orange, Essex Co., New Jersey605
FatherSamuel Harrison (~1647-<1724)
MotherMary Ward (1654-1738)
ChildrenSamuel , 1 (1696-1777)
 Peter , 2 (1699-1768)
 John , 3 (1701-<1783)
 Nathaniel , 4 (1703-1746)
 Mary , 8 (1705-)
 Philip , 6 (1709-1801)
 Isaac , 7 (1713->1782)
Notes for Peter Cundict (Condit)
Peter died in 1714. His widow survived him, and upon her (assisted, doubtless, by the eldest son, Samuel, then a young man of 18) devolved the care of the family. The prayers and teachings of the father undoubtedly, under the blessing of God, added much to the moral character of the children; but to the mother, coming, as she did, from a pious ancestry, must we attribute the larger part of the work of their early training and religious education. She probably lived with her mother-in-law, as reference is made in the early town records of Newark to "two widows Cundits."
Three of these sons of Peter, viz., John, Nathaniel and Isaac, settled at the foot of the Orange mountain, on the east; Samuel, the eldest, settled between the first and second mountains, then in Newark township--now the township of West Orange, N. J. The daughter, Mary, is said to have married W. Gould or Benjamin Lyon, and may have died without issue, as we have been unable to trace any descent. The other sons, Peter and Philip, settled in Morristown.

Following is a copy of the will of Peter Condit, on file at Trenton, N. J.:
In the Name of God Amen: This seventh day of February In ye year of Our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirteen Alias fourteen and in ye 12th year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lady Anne by ye Grace of God over Great Britain, France and Ireland, Queen Defender of ye faith &c.[editors note: Queen Anne ascended throne on 8 Mar 1702, will was probably written in 1714] I, Peter Cundit of Newark in ye County of Essex and Eastern Devision of New Jersey, Clothier: being sick and weak of body but of sound and Perfect Mind and Memory, thanks be given unto God therefore calling unto mind ye mortallity of my body and knowing that it is appointed unto man once to Dye, Do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament, That is to say first and principally I recommend my Soul into ye hands of God that gave it, hopeing through ye Alone Meritts of my only Savior Jesus Christ to have Eternall Life, and my body I Recommend to ye Earth to be buried in Decent Christian Buriall by my Executrix hereafter Named, Nothing Doubting but at ye Generall Reserection to Receive ye Same again through ye Mighty Power of God, and as for such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give Devise bequeath and Dispose thereof in ye following manner and form:
Imprimis: I give and bequeath unto my Loveing Son Samuel by Name a Weavers Loom Commonly Called Samuells Loom with all ye Tackling belonging to it.
Item: I give devise and bequeath unto my Six Sons (viz.) Samuell, Peter, John, Nathaniel, Philip and Isaac all my Land and Meadow Either in ye Bounds of Newark or Elsewhere to be Equally Devided among them by my wife and Some other Overseers whom I shall hereafter name, both in quantity and quality as they shall attain to ye Age of one and Twenty Years, and then their and each of their shares and proportion So devided Shall be to and for them their heires and Assignes forever.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my Loving Daughter Mary by Name the Sum of Twelve Pounds Money or that which is equivalent to be paid to her by my sd Six Sons, each of them forty Shillings to be paid to her or her order by them and each of them as they shall be of ye Age aforesd to Receive their Inheritance.
Itt.: I give and bequeath unto my Dearly beloved wife Mary by Name whom also I make Sole Executrix of this my Last will and Testament, all my Personall Estate that is not before Disposed of together with the Improvement of all ye Real Estate untill such time as my sd Sons shall be of age to Receive their parts or shares thereof, and then if Shee Remaines my widow to have ye Improvement of one Equall third part During her widowhood, and I do hereby Revoke, Disanull and make void all other will or wills bequest or bequests heretofore by me willed or bequeathed and Executor or Executors heretofore by me Named and owning and allowing this and no other to be my Last will and Testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and Seal ye day and year first above written.
Finally I do appoint and Do Desire my Loving friends Doctor George Harison and my Brother in Law Samuell Harison to be overseers to see this my Last will and Testament duly Executed.
PETER CUNDICT. Signed, Sealed, Published, Pronounced and Declared by ye sd Peter Cunduit to be his Last Will and Testament in ye presence of us ye Subscribers.
[s.] J. COOPER.
Mem : that on the 19th of May anno Dom. 1714 John Cooper one of the hereunto Subscribing Witnesses, Came before me and being Solemnly sworn on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God did depose that he saw Peter Cundict above named sign seal publish and declare the above Instrument to be his last Will and Testament, and that at the same time he was of sound mind and memory to the best of his understanding.
Jurat : anno eld ie Supradict : Coram me.
Mem : that on the 19th of May 1714 Mary the widow and Executrix of the above named Peter Cundict came before me and took Oath well and truly to execute the office of Executrix of the same.
Jurat : anno eld ie Supradict : Coram me.
THOMAS GORDON, Surrogate.8
Notes for Mary (Spouse 1)
Mary Harrison coming as she did from a pious ancestry, must we attribute the larger part of work of the early training and religious education. She probably lived with her Mother in Law, as reference in the early town records of Newark to " Two widows Condit."8
Buried in the Old Presbyterian Graveyard in Orange, New Jersey near son Peter Cundict.8
Last Modified 22 Jun 2016Created 16 Jan 2023 using Reunion for Macintosh
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