Bridge, Christopher (1)

Bridge, Christopher (1), a Protestant Episcopal clergyman, was educated at the University of Cambridge, England, and arrived in Boston, Mass., in March, 1699, as an assistant to Reverend Samuel Myles, rector of King's Chapel. After a few years a difficulty, which threatened to convulse the Church, arose between the two on, account of the inequality of the official rights. Mr. Bridge was removed in 1706 to the Church at Narragansett, R.I., where he again became involved in difficulty, the bishop of London, in a letter to the officers of King's Chapel, declaring that he had "committed an insolent riot upon the Church of Rhode Island." The nature of the "riot" has not been ascertained. Mr. Bridge remained only a short time at Narragansett, and in January 1709, became rector of the Church at Rye, N.Y., where he closed his ministry and his life, May 23, 1719, aged about forty-eight years. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 5:70.

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