Henry Funk died (before ) 8 October 1735

Henry Funk was a Swiss Mennonite, and was born in Zürich, Switzerland.  He was part of the immigration to Pennsylvania, where on 27 September 1717, a warrant for 550 acres of land was issued to Henry and John Funk. 

Henry was named in the “First Naturalization List In Lancaster County (Some Men From Philadelphia County)”

An Act For the Better Enabling Divers Inhabitants Of The Province of Pennsylvania to Hold Lands, And to Invest Them With The Privileges Of Natural-Born Subjects Of the Said Province.

Whereas by the encouragement given by the Honorable William Penn Esquire, late proprietary and governor of the province of Pennsylvania, and by the permission of his late Majesty, King George the First, of blessed memory and his predecessor, Kings and Queens of England, etc., divers Protestants who were subjects to the Emperor of Germany, a prince in amity with the Crown of Great Britain, transported themselves and estates in the province of Pennsylvania between the years one thousand seven hundred and one thousand seven hundred and eighteen, and since they came hither have contributed very much to the enlargement of the British Empire and to raising and improving sundry commodites fit for the markets of Europe, and always behaved themselves religiously and peaceably, and have paid a due regard and obedience to laws and government of this province….

Section I – Be it enacted by the Honorable Patrick Gordon Esquire, Governor of the province of Pennsylvania, etc., by and with the advice of the freeman of the said Province, in General Assembly met, and by the authority of the same, That   Henry Funk,  [and numerous other names] be and shall be to all intents and purposes deemed, taken and esteemed His Majesty’s natural-born subjects of this province of Pennsylvania as if they and each of them had born within the said province, and shall and may and every one of them shall and may within this province, and shall and may and every one of them shall and may within this province take, receive, enjoy and be entitled to all rights, privileges and advantages of natural born subjects of this province as fully to all intents, constructions and purposes whatsoever as any of His majesty’s natural born subjects of this province can, do or ought to enjoy by virtues of their being His Majesty’s natural born subjects of His Majesty’s said province of Pennsylvania.

This motion passed February 14, 1729.  It was apparently never considered by the Crown but allowed to become law by lapse of time, in accordance with the Proprietary Charter.

Henry died before 8 October 1735 in Lancaster, PA. 

 

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