Ephraim Pennington, I

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Ephraim Pennington, I

Birthdate: (40)
Birthplace: Muncaster, Cumberland, England
Death: March 1660 (40)
New Haven, New Haven Colony
Place of Burial: New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Pennington and Mary Pennington
Husband of Mary Pennington
Father of Ephraim Pennington, II and Mary Tompkins

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About Ephraim Pennington, I

Research Notes


Ephraim Pennington I was born 1620 in Muncaster, England, and died March 1660/61 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. He married Mary Unknown.

Notes for Ephraim Pennington I:

"The earliest ancestor to whom the Pennington family of New-Jersey can be directly traced is Ephraim Pennington, who, according to Savage's "Genealogical Dictionary," swore allegiance to the New-Haven colony in 1644. His signature is to be found among the "Proprietors' Records," at New Haven, under date of 1643---"to have six acres within the two mile in three parts." His home lot was on George street, south side of one of the original nine squares, which square is now (1867) subdivided by Orange street. At a General Court in New-Haven, in 1648, he was admitted a member and received the freeman's charge. In 1651 "a little island in the east river was granted him." He died about March, 1660-1, O.S., widow Pennington and her children came into Court---no will. Ephraim to have two thirds of the property and Mary one third. They nominate their mother guardian." : Genealogies of Connecticut Families, Vol. III, The Pennington Family of Connecticut and New Jersey, published on Family Tree Maker CD #179 - CT Genealogies #1, 1600s-1800s, p. 91, published 1998 by Broderbund Software, Inc.

"An inventory of the estate of Ephraim Penington late of New Haven, deceased, was presented, amounting to 112, 03, 00, proved in court at New Haven the 5th of Febr. 1661, and then by the widow of the deceased attested to contain the whole estate of her land husband, to the best of her knowledge. John Cowp and Roger Allen witnessed upon oath that the value was just, according to their best light." : Records of the Colony or Jurisdiction of New Haven, from May 1653 to The Union, by Charles J. Hoadly, M.A. 1858; FHL Salt Lake City, Utah, March 1997

Children of Ephraim Pennington and Mary ? are:

  • Ephraim Pennington II, born Abt. 1645 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, USA; died 28 January 1693/94 in Newark, Essex, NJ, USA; married Mary Brockett 25 October 1667 in Milford, New Haven, NJ, USA.
  • Mary Pennington, born 1646 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, USA; died Bet. 1666 - 1746; married Jonathan Tompkins 12 April 1666 in Milford, New Haven, CT, USA; born Abt. 1643 in bap. 17 December 1643 Milford, New Haven, CT, USA; died Bet. 1666 - 1743. Jonathan & Mary Pennington Tompkins settled in Newark, New Jersey in 1667. .

Birth: 1620 Cumbria, England Death: Mar., 1661 New Haven New Haven County Connecticut, USA

Ephraim Pennington I, Esquire was born about 1620 at Muncaster Parish, England He died March 1660/61 in New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut. The Christian name of his spouse was Mary (Stokes?). She was born 1622, probably in Muncaster Parish, England? Children

1. Ephriam II Pennington born about 1645 in New Haven, Connecticut

Ephraim Pennington I, “The Progenitor” is first found in the New Haven Colony of Connecticut where he swore allegiance to the Colony in 1644. His name appears in New Haven’s records until he died about March 1661/1662. He probably was born 1620, perhaps in Greater Manchester, England? He left a widow, Mary, and a son, Ephraim, baptized 22 Oct 1648, and a daughter, Mary, baptized 22 Oct 1648. Ephraim m. Mary Brockett, daughter of John Brockett, 25 Oct 1667, in New Haven Mary married Jonathan Tompkins 12 Apr 1666. These families moved to Newark, Essex Co. New Jersey, by 1673 where they appear in the records of the city.

Family links:

 William Pennington (1592 - 1652)

 Ephraim Pennington (1645 - 1693)*
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Burial: Unknown

Created by: Walter C. Burgner Record added: Mar 04, 2015 Find A Grave Memorial# 143306660

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Ephraim Pennington, I's Timeline

Muncaster, Cumberland, England
Age 23
to New Haven, CT
October 22, 1645
Age 25
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut
Age 26
New Haven, New Haven Colony
March 1660
Age 40
New Haven, New Haven Colony
New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States