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Nicholas Munger

Birthdate: (31)
Birthplace: Cranbrook, Kent, England
Death: October 16, 1668 (27-35)
East Parish, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, Colonial America
Place of Burial:, Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Dominick Munger and Frances Munger Goldham
Husband of Sarah Crampton
Father of John Munger, I and Samuel Munger

Occupation: Freeman in 1652
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About Nicholas Munger

Nicholas Munger was born 1630, of Surrey, England, and died on 16 October 1688 in Guilford, New Haven, County, Connecticut

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, 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, 1639. 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 the stepson of Henry Goldham, an early settler in New Have Colony who later became a prominent member of the Guilford Colony.  Henry Goldham married Nicholas’ widowed mother, Frances, before they left England.  Goldham had a daughter, Susanna(h), by his first wife.  In his will, Goldham gave Nicholas (referred to as “son-in-law”):  “All my land in the Neck.”. 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 (21), 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 Sarah HALL, in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut. The couple had two sons:  Samuel and John. Nicholas died at the East Parish of Guilford, on October 16, 1668, in Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut.

At some point in time, in early 1669, having 2 young sons to raise; Sarah married Dennis Crampton. They had 3 children. Sarah HALL Munger Crampton died on January 31, 1689, in Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut.

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The Munger Book : Something of the Mungers, 1639-1914, including some who mistakenly write the name Monger and Mungor; Compiled by Jeremiah ( J.B.) Munger ; with the valued assistance of John. E. Munger and Francis E. Munger.

Publication 1: Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, Connecticut, USA, in 1915.

Authors: Munger, Jeremiah B., b.1848 (Main Author) Munger, John Elijah, 1857-1911 (Added Author) of Chicago Illinois Munger, Francis Elbriggs, b.1851 (Added Author) of San Diego, California

Publication 2: Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Salt Lake City, Utah, 2011

References: (Has supplement) The Munger Quarterly / Munger, John Robert Format: Books/Monographs/Book on Digital Images; Language: English

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Nicholas Munger's Timeline

Cranbrook, Kent, England
April 26, 1660
Age 23
East Parish Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut
October 16, 1662
Age 25
East Parish, Guilford, New Haven Colony
October 16, 1668
Age 31
Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, Colonial America
Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States