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Re: Cundiff Family
Posted by: B. Cundiff (ID *****9347) Date: June 23, 2009 at 06:43:09
In Reply to: Cundiff Family by Mary Russell of 459

Elase or Alice/Alce Conry/Conree etc. was Richard's daughter, not his wife. She was married to Dennis Conry, as noted in his will "Conry, Dennis, of Wicomoco Parish. 1 Feb. 1734" (Lancaster County VA Deeds & Wills No. 12 (1726-1736), pp. 356-357, Reel 3)

The earliest record I've seen of Richard Cundiff in the colonies was witnessing a document for Joseph Huglett, February 11, 1667 (Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book 1666-1670, Page 36)

There is a web page..."Richard Cundiff the Immigrant"...that has most if not all of the info available on Richard Cundiff.

It is difficult to trace Richard back to England, partly because of possible spelling variations of the surname. The earliest I've seen the surname spelled "Cundiff" is a 1663 record in the Newchurch-in-Rossendale, Lancashire, England parish records, with Henrici Cundiff de Tunstid (Tunstead). Henrici, or Henry, is listed by 4 different surnames over a span of 8 years in baptismal records of his children...those being Cunlife, Cundiff, Cundliff and Cunliffe.

One possible theory that I'm looking into is that Henry might be Richard's brother. There is a record of "Ric. Cunlife" in "The Hearth Tax of 1663", parish of Preston.

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