Thursday, August 26, 2010

300th Anniversary Wedding Vows

The is a photo of the reenactment of the wedding of Mercy Gallup and William Denison's wedding in 1710 at last Saturday's (21 Aug 2010) combined Denison and Gallup reunion in Mystic, CT hosted by the Denison Society at Pequotsepos Road.

The magistrate was Archibald Gallup and the groom (William) was Jonathan McCue and the bride (Mercy" was Amy Marie Scott.

The guest speaker was historian Gail White.She told us that it was the custom for the groom to run away after the banns were published and the men who were family and friends of the bride had to go look for him and bring him back for the wedding!

Presenting the bride and groom

"William" looks to the crowd for support

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