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Mary Bingham (Rudd)

Also Known As: "Mabel Rudd"
Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: Old Saybrook, (Present Middlesex County), Connecticut County
Death: August 5, 1726 (78)
Windham, Windham County, Connecticut Colony
Place of Burial: Windham, Windham County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Lt. Jonathan Rudd, Jr.; Jonathan Rudd; Mary Rudd, of Saybrook and Mary Rudd
Wife of Thomas Bingham; Deacon Thomas Bingham and Thomas Perkins, II
Mother of Joseph Bingham; Anne Shooter; Thomas Bingham, Jr.; Deacon Abel Bingham; Mary Abbe (Bingham) and 8 others
Sister of John Rudd; Patience Rudd; Nathaniel Rudd; Johnathan Rudd; Child Rudd and 1 other

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               + Mary Rudd
               + Birth
                     # 1649
                     # in Daybrook,Middlesex,Connecticut,USA
               + Death
                     # 1726-08-05
                     # in Windham,Windham,Connecticut,USA
     Parents & Siblings
               Jonathan Rudd (1622-1668)
               Mary Metcalf (1619-1672)
     Spouse & Children
               Thomas Bingham (1642-1729)
               Abel Bingham (1669-1745)

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     12 Dec
     Age: 17
     Marriage to Thomas Bingham
         Norwich,New London,Connecticut,USA
     5 Aug
     Age: 77


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     Jonathan Rudd 
         1622 – 1668
     Mary Metcalf 
         1619 – 1672

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     Thomas Bingham 
         1642 – 1729
     Abel Bingham 
         1669 – 1745

Source: Rudd web page:

"Metcalf name is unproven and a great source of dispute. The book, "Descendants, Thomas Bingham of Connecticut", page 1-2 is one of the major sources cited for her being a Metcalf, yet there is no proof shown, only the following statement:

"Five years after the first division lots were laid out, Thomas married Mary Rudd 12 Dec 1666. He was twenty-four years old; she was seventeen. Mary probably was the daughter of Jonathan Rudd and Mary Metcalf, the celebrated "bride of Bride Brook." In a deed recorded in Norwich, Thomas named Nathaniel Rudd as his brother and in a deed recorded in Saybrook, Nathaniel Rudd named Jonathan Rudd as his father."

In the Bingham family there was such musical talent, which they could not account for unless inherited from Mary which indicates she was a person of education, talent and per haps gentle birth. Also from the Bingham family, as give n in the Bingham Family Genealogy, is a picture of a dower y chest which Jonathan supposedly gave his bride, with the initials J.R. and M.M. They also have printed her name as Mary Metcalf. I find no proof for this, the only Mary Metcalf that early that I have found is the daughter of Michael, of Dedham, MA. She was born 1620, came with parents, married in Dedham and lived there all her life. This dower y chest remained in their family, was loaned a few years a go to the Lyme Historical Society. Someone in California wished to buy it for $2,000. The historical society was seeking financial help to purchase it, so it would remain near the scene of the Brides Brook Wedding. When I wrote them, I requested a colored picture of the chest as it is in the Historical Society. They sent the negative, and some prints. It looks old, but I could not accept the initials as being made at the time it was given, but was most happy to have it.[69]

Bingham Genealogy Project,

birth 1649; death 5 Aug 1726, Windham"

On Dec 12, 1666 at Norwich, Conn., Thomas Bingham m. Mary Rudd, dau. of Jonathan Rudd of Saybrook, Conn., b. at Saybrook betw. 1648 and 1649. She d. at Windham, Conn. on Aug. 5, 1726, Æ 78. They had the following eleven children who are all recorded at Norwich, Conn.

• i. Thomas Bingham, b. Dec. 11, 1667, d. at Norwich on Apr. 1, 1710, Æ 33; m. Feb. 17, 1691/2 at Norwich, Conn., Hannah Backus, dau. of Lieut. William Backus, Jr. and second wife Elizabeth Pratt, b. circa 1675. Nine children of the family. Following Thomas Bingham's death, Hannah m. 2) Mar. 4, 1711/2 at Norwich as his second wife, Daniel Tracy, s. of Lieut. Thomas Tracy and Ann Peck, b. 1652 at Saybrook, Conn. and d. at Norwich on June 29, 1728, Æ 77, "killed instantly by falling from the framework of a bridge that had just been suspended over Shetucket river." There were two children of this marriage. Hannah m. 3) at an unknown date as his 2nd wife, Capt Samuel Griswold, s. of Lieut. Francis and Sarah Griswold, b. Sept. 1665 at Norwich and d. there on Dec. 2, 1740, Æ 76. There were no children of this marriage. The widow Hannah (Backus) (Bingham) (Tracy) Griswold d. of record at Norwich, Conn. on Feb. 25, 1752.

• ii. Abel Bingham, b. June 25, 1669, d. Mar. 25, 1745 at Windham, Conn., Æ 76; m. May 10, 1694 at Fairfield, Conn., Elizabeth Odell, who date of death is unknown. Nine children of the family, all recorded at Windham, Conn.

• iii. Mary Bingham, b. July 1672, d. Feb. 19, 1747/8 at Windham, Conn., Æ 76; m. Feb. 17, 1691/2 at Norwich, Conn., John Backus, s. of Lieut. William Backus, Jr. and first wife Sarah Charles, b. Feb. 9, 1661/2 at Norwich, Conn. and d. at Windham, Conn. on Mar. 27, 1744, Æ 83. Eight children of the family recorded at Windham.

• iv. Jonathan Bingham, b. Apr. 15, 1674, d. Feb. 28, 1750/1 at Windham, Conn., Æ 77; m. Oct. 28, 1697 at Windham, Ann Huntington, dau. of Christopher Huntington and Ruth Rockwell, b. Oct. 25, 1675 at Norwich, Conn. and d. at Windham, Conn. on Aug. 20, 1756, Æ 81.

• v. Ann Bingham, b. Aug. 1677, d. Aug. 2, 1724 at Windham, Conn., Æ 47; m. June 7, 1699 at Windham as his first wife, Hezekiah Mason, s. of Lieut. Daniel Mason and Margaret Denison, b. May 3, 1677 at Stonington, Conn. Nine children of the family. Following Ann's death, Hezekiah m. 2) Nov. 15, 1725 as her only husband, Sarah Robinson, dau. of Peter Robinson and Mary Manter, b. May 5, 1688 at Tisbury, Mass., Hezekiah dying shortly thereafter at Windham on Dec. 15, 1726, Æ 50. There were no children of this marriage.

• vi. Abigail Bingham, b. Nov. 4, 1678, d. Dec. 25, 1734 at Norwich, Conn., Æ 57; m. Jan. 31, 1705/6 at Norwich as his 1st wife, Daniel Huntington, s. of Dea. Simon Huntington and Sarah Clark, b. Mar. 13, 1675/6 at Norwich and d. there on Sept. 13, 1741, Æ 65. Five children of the family. He m. 2) July 8, 1735 at Norwich, Rachel Walcott of Windham, Conn., by whom he had one known child. Following Daniel Huntington's death, the widow Rachel m. as his second wife, Abigail (Bingham) Huntington's brother Joseph Bingham (see no. x. below).

• vii. Dea. Nathaniel Bingham, b. Oct. 3, 1681, d. Dec. 16, 1754 at Windham, Conn., Æ 74; m. July 25, 1705 at Windham, Conn., Sarah Lobdell, who d. at Windham on June 28, 1763. Three children recorded at Windham.

• viii. Deborah Bingham, b. Dec. 18, 1683, d. Dec. 6, 1735 at Windham, Conn., Æ 52; m. Jan. 26, 1707/8 at Windham, Stephen Tracy, s. of Lieut. John Tracy and Mary Prence, b. circa 1674 prob. at Duxbury, Mass. and d. at Windham, Conn. on Dec. 19, 1769, Æ 96. Six children of the family.

• ix. Capt. Samuel Bingham, b. Mar. 28, 1685, d. Mar. 1, 1760 at Windham, Conn., Æ 75; m. 1) Jan. 5, 1707/8 at Windham, Faith Ripley, dau. of Joshua Ripley, Esq. and Hannah Bradford, and gr.granddau. of Gov. William Bradford of the Mayflower and Plymouth Colony, b. Sept. 20, 1686 at Hingham, MMass. She d. Feb 11, 1720/1 at Windham, Conn., Æ 35. Five children of the family. Samuel m. 2) Nov. 23, 1721 at Windham, Elizabeth Manning, dau. of Samuel Manning and Deborah Spaulding, b. Nov. 21, 1701 purportedly at Cambridge, Mass. She d. Mar. 27, 1780 at Windham, Conn., Æ 79. Eight additional children of the family.

• x. Joseph Bingham, b. Jan. 15, 1687/8, d. Sept. 4, 1765 at Windham, Conn., Æ 78; m. 1) Dec. 14, 1710 at Windham, Abigail Scott, dau. of William Scott and Hannah Allis, b. Nov. 23, 1689 at Hatfield, Mass. She d. Mar. 30, 1741 at Windham, Conn., Æ 52. Five children of the family. Joseph m. 2) Nov. 30, 1742 at Norwich, Conn., the widow Rachel (Walcott) Huntington, formerly the wife of Daniel Huntington, who was Joseph's deceased brother-in-law, the former husband of Joseph's deceased sister Abigail. There are no recorded children of this marriage. Following Joseph Bingham's death, the widow Rachel (Walcott) (Huntington) Bingham m. 3) Oct. 31, 1769 at Windham as his 2nd wife, Thomas Welch, who d. at Windham Aug. 14, 1781, Æ 87. Rachel is named in Welch's will dated Feb. 1, 1770 at Windham, but when she died is not known.

• xi. Stephen Bingham, b. Apr. 30, 1690, d. Mar. 23, 1770 at what is now Andover, formerly part of Hebron, Conn., Æ 80; m. 1) Dec. 11, 1712 at Windham, Mary Kingsbury, dau. of Joseph Kingsbury and Love Ayer, b. Oct. 19, 1687 at Haverhill, Mass. She d. at Windham, Conn. Dec. 6, 1714. There were no children of this marriage. Stephen m. 2) Nov. 30, 1715 at Windham, Rebecca Bishop, dau. of Thomas and Esther Bishop, who d. at Hebron, now Andover, Conn., Feb. 8, 1764. Two known children of the family.

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Mary Bingham's Timeline

Old Saybrook, (Present Middlesex County), Connecticut County
3, 1665
Age 17
Tibshelf, Derbyshire, England
December 11, 1667
Age 19
Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, United States
June 25, 1669
Age 21
Norwich, New London County, Connecticut Colony
July 6, 1672
Age 24
Windham, Windham County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
April 15, 1674
Age 26
Windham, Windham County, Connecticut, United States