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Munson Hoyt
Munson Hoyt
American, died 1805
Biography: Munson Hoyt was a native of Norwalk, Connecticut. He was a Tory, and served as a Crown officer during the American Revolution. In 1782, Hoyt served as a lieutenant in the Prince of Wales's American Volunteers and as quartermaster of the corps. He retired on half-pay and settled in New Brunswick, Canada. Hoyt engaged in commercial business and was a partner with General Benedict Arnold at St. John. He publicly accused Arnold of burning his warehouse and was sued by the traitor for defamation. Hoyt won the suit, but the jury awarded damages of just two shillings and sixpence (fifty cents.) In 1792, Hoyt married Lucretia Hammond (or Hammersley?) of Long Island, New York. He was probably a resident of that city. Hoyt died about 1805.