Capt. Benjamin Munn

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Benjamin Munn

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Halberton, Devon, England
Death: Died in Springfield, Hampshire County (Present Hampden County), Massachusetts Bay Colony
Cause of death: Probably killed by Indians
Immediate Family:

Husband of Abigail Stebbins
Father of Abigail Stebbins; John Munn; Mary Wheeler; Benjamin Munn, Jr; James Munn and 2 others

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About Capt. Benjamin Munn

BIOGRAPHY: He started Hartford, Connecticut and then moved on to startthe community of Monson, Massachusetts. It appears Benjamin may have born in England, but there are others researching the Munn connection that think his kin originally came from Scotland.

Fron Northern New York Genealogy: Benjamin Munn, the immigrant ancestor, was a resident of Hartford, Conn. in 1639, and was a soldier in the Pequot war in 1637. He removed to Springfield, Mass., where he was living in 1649, and was a proprietor in 1651. In 1663 he was fined ten shillings "for taking tobacco on his hay cock." In 1665, "being very aged and weak," he was exempted from military service. He was probably killed by the Indians in Nov., 1675.

Bradley, Collette et al has marriage on April 2.

Marriage Contract; 12 Apr 1649; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA. "Know allmen that whereas there is a marriage intended to be this day sollomnised between the widdow Ball and Benjamin Mun of Hartford: That the said Widdow Ball in the presence and with the consent of the said Benjamin doth condition to pay fourteene pounds in such pay as shall be estemed worth fourteene pounds to be paid to the two sonns of the said widdow that is to say eight pounds to Jonathan Ball now about 4 yere ould and six pounds ot Samuell Ball now about the age of a yere to be paid to them when they shall accomplish the age of twenty yeres and in case either of them dye the other is to have all the said 14Ð: provided also that if the said Benjamin shall put out the said boyes to be apprentises to some trade then he shall lay our their said portions for thier accommodation and so shall be freed of the said payment at 20 yeares of age and the said Benjamin doth acknowledge himself to stand bound in the some of 20Ð for the true performance of the said conditions: and uppon this their agreement I do give them leave to proceed in mariage:

The marke of Benjamim X Mun in the presence of me William Pynchon --------------------

Biographical Summary:

Benjamin Munn served in the Pequot War, 1637; was one of those who received land in 1639 "by the town's courtesie," and his lot was on the east side of the " road to the Cow Pasture" (North Main St.), between Samuel Hale and Thomas Root. He was viewer of chimneys and ladders in 1647; removed to Springfield in 1649; married that same year, Abigail, widow of Francis Ball, and daughter of Henry Burt, of Springfield. He died Nov., 1675, and his widow married December 14, 1676, Thomas Stebbins.

SOURCE: James Hammond Trumbull, editor, The memorial history of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884, Volume 1 (Boston, Massachusetts: Edward L. Osgood, 1886), page 252. Retrieved: 3 May 2011 from Google Books

Family

Family

  • Abigail Burt b. c 1623, d. 3 Feb 1691/92

Children

  1. Abigail b. 28 Jun 1650, d. 6 Feb 1692
  2. John b. 8 Feb 1652, d. 16 Sep 1684
  3. Benjamin b. 1 Mar 1654/55
  4. James b. 10 Feb 1656
  5. Nathaniel b. 25 Jul 1661

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S929] Pynchon BMD Record Index, 38, 64, widdow Bal/Benjamin Mun m.
  2. [S106] NEHGR, 86:216-220: "Genealogical Research in England," 1932.
  3. [S929] Pynchon BMD Record Index, 64, Abigail Mun b.
  4. [S929] Pynchon BMD Record Index, 64, John Mun b.
  5. [S929] Pynchon BMD Record Index, 64, Benjamin Mun b.
  6. [S929] Pynchon BMD Record Index, 64, James Mun b.
  7. [S27] Warren, "Springfield Families", 457, James (3.) Munn.
  8. [S929] Pynchon BMD Record Index, 64, Nathaneell Mun b.

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Capt. Benjamin Munn's Timeline

1620
1620
Halberton, Devon, England
1649
April 12, 1649
Age 29
Springfield, Hampden, Ma
1650
June 28, 1650
Age 30
Springfield, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1652
February 8, 1652
Age 32
Springfield, Hampden, MA, USA
1653
1653
Age 33
Franklin, Norfolk, MA, USA
1653
Age 33
Hartford, Hartford, CT, USA
1655
March 1, 1655
Age 35
Springfield, Hampden, MA, USA
1656
February 10, 1656
Age 36
Springfield, MA
1661
July 25, 1661
Age 41
Springfield, MA
1675
November 1675
Age 55
Springfield, Hampshire County (Present Hampden County), Massachusetts Bay Colony