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Mary Munn (abt. 1639 - aft. 1687)

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Mary Munn
Born about in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial Americamap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 1661 in Newark, Essex, New Jersey, British Colonial Americamap
Descendants descendants
Died after in Newark, Essex, New Jerseymap
Profile last modified 6 Mar 2020 | Created 29 May 2011 | Last significant change: 6 Mar 2020
06:11: Lauren Russell edited the data for Mary Munn (abt.1639-aft.1687). (Merged Munn-1393 into Munn-162: Clear duplicate.) [Thank Lauren for this | 2 thank-yous received]
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Biography

Mary Munn ... was probably the sister of the Daniel Munn that died leaving property to a Mary Riggs. See notes.

Notes

Was thought to have been the wife of Edward Riggs. Neither Wallace nor Abbott [1] found any record of a marriage, but both reported that the wife of Edward Riggs was named MARY. Torrey [2] reported her as "MARY [MUNN]?". This is probably based on the fact that a 'Daniell Munne' of Milford made an oral will prior to 13 JNE 1666 leaving his estate to a Mary 'Riggs.[3] According to Jacobus "A Mary Riggs is given his property by a Daniel Munn of Milford in 1666, but is not called the wife of Edward and is more likely his sister." [4][5][6][7] Robert Charles Anderson recognized the wording of the will as that of someone caring for an intended bride which suggests that Edward's sister, Mary Riggs, was intended to be Daniels wife when he died unexpectedly.[4][5][6][7]

Mary was born about 1639 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts and died about 1688 in Newark, Essex, New Jersey.

Marriage uncertain

Mary’s LNAB is uncertain. Also, a marriage document was not found. Some family trees have her last name as Brown but there is no source for this either.

Neither Wallace nor Abbott [8] found any record of a marriage, but both reported that the wife of Edward Riggs was named MARY. Torrey [9] reported her as "MARY [MUNN]?". This is probably based on the fact that a 'Daniell Munne' of Milford made an oral will prior to 13 JNE 1666 leaving his estate to a Mary 'Riggs.[10]- Info posted by Evan R Thompson on RIGGS- Robert Charles Anderson recognized the wording of the will as that of someone caring for an intended bride which suggests that Edward's sister, Mary Riggs, was intended to be Daniels wife when he died unexpectedly.

This casts doubt on a statement made by a recent researcher that Edward married twice: that a MARY BROWN, born in 1639 at Roxbury, was the mother of his ten children and that Mary MUNN his second wife, also born in 1639, died in 1689. The first child was born about 1662 and the last about 1685, so if Mary MUNN married Edward prior to 13 June1666 and did not die until 1689 as the researcher states, she would have been the mother of at least 7 of these children. The statement may have been an attempt to reconcile the probability that Edward married Mary MUNN with a possible reference elsewhere to him marrying a Brown (if so, he could have been confused with his brother Joseph who married Hannah Brown).[11]

Sources

  1. Founders of Early Milford Connecticut, Susan Woodruff Abbott, pub Gen Publ Co.Inc, Baltimore, 1979 - copy examined in SOG Lib
  2. New England Marriages Prior to 1700, by Clarence Almon Torrey, pub GPC 1995 - copy examined in SOG Lib
  3. New Haven CT Probate Records, Volume One, Part Two, p 6 - Info posted by Evan R Thompson on RIGGS-L@rootsweb.com 08 JAN 2002.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Anderson, Robert Charles (F.A.S.G) and Alvy Ray Smith. “The Genealogy of Edward Riggs of Roxbury, Massachusetts, Revisited“, final version as it appears in The Genealogist 23(2009):131-73, with correction of the brief erratum reported in The Genealogist 24(2010):72. http://www.alvyray.com/Riggs/printpapers/RiggsRevisited_finalTGversion.pdf.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Alvy Ray Smith, FASG. Edwardian Riggses of America III: Edward Riggs (1593–. 1672), Immigrant in 1633 to Roxbury, Massachusetts Through Twelve Generations Part I: the Connecticut Branch. Berkely, Ars Longa, 2016. Please also specify the version number on the title page. Retrieved from http://alvyray.com/Riggs/vol3/EdwardRiggs3i_v8.12.pdf.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Alvy Ray Smith, FASG. Edwardian Riggses of America III: Edward Riggs (1593–. 1672), Immigrant in 1633 to Roxbury, Massachusetts Through Twelve Generations Part II: the New Jersey Branch. Berkely, Ars Longa, 2016. Please also specify the version number on the title page. Retrieved from http://alvyray.com/Riggs/vol3/EdwardRiggs3ii_v8.29.pdf.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Alvy Ray Smith, FASG. Edwardian Riggses of America III: Edward Riggs (1593–. 1672), Immigrant in 1633 to Roxbury, Massachusetts Through Twelve Generations Part III: the New Jersey Branch (Problematical). Berkely, Ars Longa, 2016. Please also specify the version number on the title page. Retrieved from http://www.alisongopnik.com/Riggs/vol3/EdwardRiggs3iii_v14.61.pdf.
  8. Founders of Early Milford Connecticut, Susan Woodruff Abbott, pub Gen Publ Co.Inc, Baltimore, 1979 Not online.
  9. New England Marriages Prior to 1700, by Clarence Almon Torrey, pub GPC 1995 - copy examined in SOG Lib..
  10. New Haven CT Probate Records, Volume One, Part Two, p 6
  11. http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~riggs/USAEdw3.htm#top

Acknowledgements

  • WikiTree profile Munn-265 created through the import of Newsom.ged on Nov 6, 2012 by Hans Nielsen. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Hans and others.
  • Reynolds, Cuyler,Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, Vol. I pg 154

See also:

  • Smith, Alvy Ray. The Probable Genetic Signature of Edward1 Riggs, Immigrant to Roxbury, Massachusetts, in 1633, The New England Historical & Genealogical Register (NEHGS, Boston, Mass., 2010) Vol. 164, WN 654, Page 97. Shows her maiden name as unknown.
  • New England Marriages to 1700. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015. [1]
Mary MUNN
Marriage 1662
Location Derby, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Original Text RIGGS, Edward3 & Mary [MUNN]?; by 1662; Derby, CT/Newark, NJ {Riggs 4-5; Parke Anc. 109}
Spouse Edward RIGGS
Later Residences Newark, NJ
Volume Name Volume 2 Page 1277


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Munn-1393 and Munn-162 appear to represent the same person because: Births are the same. Same possible spouse source are discussed on both profiles. The parents are inadequately sourced in either case, although the fathers appear to be duplicates Will check that merge of fathers is under consideration.
posted by Tim Prince
Re Munn question, I can’t find any documentation except the one marriage record with the ? And most of these links don’t work. Unsourced.
posted on Munn-1393 (merged) by Ellen Gustafson
Has the Munn controversy been resolved? My understanding was that researchers simply could not definitely determine that Mary was in fact Mary Munn.
posted on Munn-1393 (merged) by Eric Kennedy
Mumm-240 and Munn-162 are not ready to be merged because: dates
posted by Hans Nielsen

Mary is 13 degrees from Alice Paul, 16 degrees from Michael Schell and 12 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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