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Niantic in New London County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Bride Brooke

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, June 22, 2010
1. Bride Brooke Marker
Inscription.
Bride Brooke
A.D. 1664 – 1647
"It fell out the first winter of our settling there that Jonathan Rudd being to be maried at Saybrooke there falling out at yt tyme a great snow the magistrate intended to goe downe thither was hindered by the depth of yt snow where upon they desired me to assist them there in yt businesse and it was agreed they should come to yt place wch is now called Bride Brooke and accordingly I mett them there at the tyme appointed *** and there those persons were then maried as being a place wth in ye bounds of yt authority whereby I then acted *** and at that tyme that place had the denomination of Bride Brooke."
Thus, many years later did John Winthrop the Younger, Governor of Connecticut refer to the marriage solemnized near this spot, during that brief period when he was a Massachusetts magistrateat Pequot, now New London, and Bride Brook was the accepted boundary between his jurisdiction and the Saybrook Colony.
This memorial was placed here by
Descendants of Lieutenant Jonathan Rudd
1925

 
Erected 1925 by Descendants of Lieutenant Jonathan Rudd.
 
Location. 41° 19.023′ N, 72° 14.585′ W. Marker is in Niantic, Connecticut
Bride Brooke Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, June 22, 2010
2. Bride Brooke Marker
, in New London County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (Connecticut Route 156) and Liberty Way, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Niantic CT 06357, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. East Lyme (approx. 2.6 miles away); East Lyme Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.7 miles away); East Lyme Honor Roll (approx. 2.7 miles away); Old Lyme (approx. 4.5 miles away); Old Lyme Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.5 miles away); Waterford (approx. 5.9 miles away); American Legion Post 113 Memorial (approx. 6 miles away); Old Saybrook (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niantic.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lieutenant Jonathan Rudd on ancestry.com. (Submitted on June 27, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Jonathan Rudd of Saybrook, CT on ancestry.com. (Submitted on June 27, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 27, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 989 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 27, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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