|Birthplace:||Cranbrook, Kent, England|
|Death:||Died in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, Colonial America|
|Occupation:||Freeman in 1652|
|Managed by:||Private User|
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About Nicholas Munger
- Nicholas Munger was born circa 1637, of Cranbrook, Kent, England, and died on 16 October 1688 in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut.
- He married Sarah Hull (1640-1689)' daughter of Andrew Hull and Catherine Cook, on 2 June 1659 at Killingsworth, Middlesex, CT.
The First Mungers in America Edmund Munger’s deeply religious and moral nature, like his patriotism, was an inheritance from his ancestors. The progenitor of his family who was the first Munger to migrate to American was Nicholas Munger. Born in England, probably in County Surrey, about 1630-1631,1 Nicholas came to this country as an apprentice to William Chittenden,2 one of the Puritans who sailed from Cranbrook County, Kent, England in May 1639. This was the Whitfield Colony, and Chittenden’s name appears on the covenant drawn up and signed on shipboard. After a voyage of about seven weeks, this shipload of Puritans arrived at the New Haven Colony in Connecticut about July 10. These Puritans started a new settlement near New Haven which they first called Monunkatuck, but which was soon changed to Guilford, after the shire town in County Surrey, England. Nicholas was believed to be the stepson of Henry Goldam, an early settler in New Have Colony who later became a prominent member of the Guilford Colony. He apparently married Nicholas’ widowed mother, Frances. Goldam had a daughter, Susannah, by his first wife. In his will, Goldam gave Nicholas (referred to as “son-in-law”): “All my land in the Neck.3 The land bequeathed him was situated in the East Parish of Guilford, now the town of Madison on the public road along the bank of the Neck River. Here, Nicholas settled in 1651. Later, he acquired additional land, including two pieces in the village, south of the Common. Nicholas Munger took the “Oath of Fidelity” and became a “freeman” in 1652. To qualify, he had to be of age, of sober and peaceable conversation, orthodox in religion, and possessed of a ratable estate of at least twenty pounds. While not a wealthy man, he was described as having been “comfortably situated and self-supporting.” However, the History of Guilford 4 states: “Munger was one of the poorer planters.” On June 2, 1659, he married Esther Hall at Guilford, Connecticut. The couple had two sons: Samuel and John. Nicholas died at the East Parish of Guilford on October 16, 1668. His widow remarried, becoming Mrs. Dennis Crampton. She died on January 31, 1689.
Nicholas Munger's Timeline
Cranbrook, Kent, England
April 26, 1660
East Parish Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut
East Parish, Guilford, New Haven Colony, (Present Connecticut)
October 16, 1668
Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, Colonial America