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Lt. Jonathan Rudd

Male - Bef 1658


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  • Name Lt. Jonathan Rudd  [1, 2
    Born of Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef Jul 1658  Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I1174  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of FF, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 27 May 2016 

    Family (Unknown wife of Jonathan Rudd) 
    Married Abt 1646  Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Children 
    +1. Mary Rudd,   b. Abt 1648,   d. 5 Aug 1726, Windham, Windham, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2015 
    Family ID F1698  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Emigrated 1639; first at Hartford, then New Haven, then Saybrook.

      From The Granberry Family, citation details below:

      Jonathan Rudd first appears at Hartford, Conn., 2 Apr. 1640, when with other youths he was before the Court for being too intimate with Mary Bronson. He came to New Haven, where he was one of several fined for defective arms, 4 Jan. 1643/4. Three months later, he was fined with others for attending a drinking party; and he took the Oath of Fidelity, 1 July 1644. [...]

      His title of lieutenant, which appears in the records of his estate, may have come from his being one of the two men appointed to assist Captain Mason at Saybrook Fort, but unlike his co-assistant, Thomas Tracy, he does not seem to have been formally commissioned. [...]

      Jonathan Rudd is chiefly remembered for the romance of his marriage, as told by Gov. John Winthrop in a deposition relating to the boundary between New London and Saybrook. "It fell out, the first winter of our setling there [at New London, 1646-7], that Jonathan Rudd being to be maried at Saybrooke, there falling out at that time a great snow, the magistrate intended to goe downe thither was hindred by the depth of the snow; whereupon they desired me to assist them there in yt businesse. But I saw it necessary to denye them in that way, but told them that for an expedient of their accommodation, if they come to the plantation [New London] it might be done: but that being too difficult for them, it was agreed they should come to the place wch is now called Bride brooke; and accordingly I mett them there, at the tyme appointed (others of our plantation being wth me, knowing the place) and there those persons were then maried, as being a place wthn the bounds of the authority wherby I then acted; otherwise I had exceeded the limits of my commission." Mr. Winthrop was then acting under a commission issued by Massachusetts Bay, before New London joined Connecticut Colony, hence had no authority to perform marriages in Saybrook in the latter colony. By meeting the wedding party at "Bride Brook," on the boundary between New London and Saybrook, he did not exceed his authority.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2280] The Granberry Family and Allied Families, Including the Ancestry of Helen (Woodward) Granberry based on data compiled by and for Edgar Francis Waterman and compiled by Donald Lines Jacobus. Hartford, Connecticut: Edgar F. Waterman, 1945.

    2. [S1297] The Bingham Family in the United States: The Descendants of Thomas Bingham of Connecticut by Donna Bingham Munger. New York: The Bingham Association, 1996.

    3. [S163] Genealogy of the Bingham Family in the United States, Especially of the State of Connecticut, by Theodore Alfred Bingham. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Harrisburg Publishing Company, 1898.

    4. [S1288] Encyclopedia of Connecticut Biography, Genealogical - Memorial. Volume 2. New York: The American Historical Society, 1917.

    5. [S2203] New England Marriages Prior to 1700 by Clarence A. Torrey. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015.

    6. [S2280] The Granberry Family and Allied Families, Including the Ancestry of Helen (Woodward) Granberry based on data compiled by and for Edgar Francis Waterman and compiled by Donald Lines Jacobus. Hartford, Connecticut: Edgar F. Waterman, 1945., "[I]n the winter of 1646-7". Does not name his wife.