Descendants of Deacon Edmund RICE . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Aug 2020

Compiler: John F. Chandler, Historian, Edmund Rice (1638) Association



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Deacon Edmund RICE

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Deacon Edmund RICE [QQ1, w1], born about 1594 in England, but no record of his birth or baptism has been found1 {p5}. He died 3 May 1663 at Sudbury, MA, (not found in the published records)1 {p5},2 {p1}. He was buried May 1663 at Sudbury (Wayland), MA, according to the Marlborough (sic) vital records, but the precise location is unknown. One possible grave site is marked by a monument designed by Arthur Wallace Rice of Boston, MA. It was dedicated by the Edmund Rice Association on 29 August 1914. A boulder with a bronze tablet was also erected by the Association to mark Edmund's homestead site on the Old Connecticut Path in Wayland3,2 {p1}. In 1638 Edmund Rice acquired 4 acres in the part of Sudbury that is now Wayland and laid out the plot in the fall of that year. He was one of the first to build in the area. According to Massachusetts Colonial Records, Volume 1, page 271, on 4 September 1639 Edmund Rice was one of the committee appointed by the Massachusetts General Court to lay out the land in Sudbury.

    Edmund Rice's house was situated on the "Old North Street", near Mill brook. He received his proportion of meadowlands, which were divided "to the present inhabitants" under dates of 4 September 1639, 20 April, and 18 November 164-, his share being 42 1/2 acres. He shared in all the division of uplands and commons - the total number of acres which fell to his lot, as an original inhabitant, was 247.4 {680, 681},5 {1:271} He was a Selectman in 1639, 1643, 1644, and subsequent years; a Deacon of the church in 1648, and, in 1656, one of the petitioners for a new plantation that became known as Marlborough.1 {p1},6 {book 1} He was designated a Freeman 13 May 1640 in Massachusetts7,5 {1:377}. He was a deputy to the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (the Massachusetts legislature) representing the Town of Sudbury, serving in 1640, 1652, 1653, and 1654.5 {1:301, 3:259, 3:297, 3:340} He was appointed by the General Court to decide small cases in the town of Sudbury in the years 1641, 1646, and 16485 {1:328, 3:66, 3:130}. He resided after 1656 at Marlborough, MA, on "The Great Road" on the northerly side of the pond (Cochituate Pond), not far from Williams Tavern. The pond is also spelled Wachittuate, Caochituet, Chochichawicke, Coijchawicke, Catchchauitt, Charchittawick, Katchetuit, Cochichawauke, or Cochichowicke1 {p2}. Twice in the 20th century nationally recognized research genealogists have attempted to determine the parents and ancestors of Edmund Rice. Mary Lovering Holman described the negative result of her search for records in the parishes near Stanstead and Sudbury, Suffolk County, England in "English Notes on Edmund Rice", The American Genealogist, Volume 10 (1933/34), pp. 133 - 137. Mrs Holman is considered by many to be one of the best research genealogists in the 20th century. In 1997 the Edmund Rice (1638) Association commissioned Dr. Joanna Martin, a nationally recognized research genealogist who lives in Hitcham, Suffolk, England, only a few miles from Stanstead and Sudbury, to search again for records of Edmund Rice's parents. Dr. Martin reported in 1999 that she found no record that identified Edmund's parents or ancestral line.

    Several authors of published works and computer data sets have claimed names for Edmund Rice's parents. Regrettably they have not given sources that would assist in definitive genealogical research. For example, the Ancestral File and International Genealogical Index, two popular computer data sets widely distributed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, offer parent candidates that include: Henry Rice and Margaret Baker, Henry Rice and Elizabeth Frost, Thomas Rice and Catherine Howard, and Thomas Rice and Elizabeth Frost.

    From Mrs. Holman's paper we have an authoritative record of one Henry Rice's marriage to Elizabeth Frost in November 1605 at Stanstead. Mrs. Holman also documents the baptism of Edmund's first child on 23 August 1619 at Stanstead. If this is the Henry Rice and Elizabeth Frost to which the LDS records refer, the LDS records must be erroneous. Our researchers have not been able to find records that support any Henry Rice and Elizabeth Frost, Henry Rice and Margaret Baker, Thomas Rice and Catherine Howard, or Thomas Rice and Elizabeth Frost as parents of Edmund Rice.

    A scholarly investigation by Donald Lines Jacobus, considered by many as the dean of modern American genealogy, appeared in The American Genealogist, volume 11, (1936), pp. 14-21 and was reprinted in the fall of 1968 and the winter of 1998 issues of Newsletter of the Edmund Rice (1638) Association. Jacobus traced many of the false accounts to the book by Dr. Charles Elmer Rice entitled "By the Name of Rice", privately published by Dr. Rice at Alliance, Ohio in 1911.

    Sudbury, England includes three parishes, two of which do not have complete records for the years near 1594, which is Edmund's most likely birth year. Edmund Rice deposed in a court document on 3 April 1656 that he was about 62 years old. Thus, if he had been born in Sudbury, his records have been lost and we may never know his origin.

    In his address to the 1999 annual meeting of the Edmund Rice (1638) Association, Gary Boyd Roberts, Senior Researcher, New England Historic Genealogical Society, reviewed all of the genealogical sleuthing on Edmund's parentage. Mr. Roberts is well known for his research on royal lineage. He concluded that there was no evidence whatsoever that supports the published accounts of Edmund Rice's parents and no evidence that Edmund Rice was from a royal lineage.

    The Edmund Rice (1638) Association is very interested in proving the ancestry of Edmund Rice. The association encourages anyone who can identify a primary source that names Edmund and his parents to come forward. Records of a baptism, estate probate, or land transaction naming Edmund and his parents are the most likely records to contain that proof. Until someone can cite such a record, the association must state emphatically that Edmund Rice's parents and ancestry are not known and that Edmund Rice's descendants can not claim royal ancestry.8 {10:133},8 {11:14},8 {15:227}

He married first, Thomasine FROST 15 Oct 1618 at Saint Marys Church, Bury Saint Edmunds, co Suffolk, England2 {p1},8 {61:166},9. She was baptized 10 Aug 1600, (11th per Rice Gen'l Register) at Saint James Church, Stanstead, co Suffolk, England10,2 {p1},8 {63:134},8 {10:134-135},8 {61:165-166}, died 13 Jun 1654 at Sudbury, MA (under the name Rice)2 {p1},11 {p323}, daughter of Edward FROST and Thomasine BELGRAVE. Deacon Edmund RICE and Thomasine FROST resided in 1627 at Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire, England8 {10:136}.

He married second, Mercy 1 Mar 1655/56, (literally 1655) at Sudbury, MA, registered as Mary Brigham11 {p258},2 {p1}. She was born about 1618 in England2 {p1}, died 22 Dec 1693 at Marlborough, MA (under the name Hunt)3,2 {p1}. The probate file of Thomas Brigham confirms that his widow Mercy was married to Edmund Rice by 1656.12 The 1656 marriage record apparently gives her name as Mary, while the Brigham probate records call her both Mary and Mercy. However, it should be noted that "Marcy" is often misread as "Mary." As Mercy Hunt, she sued Robert Wilson in 1673 for debts owed to the estate of "Edmund Rice sometime her husband."12 It is now popular to give Mercy's maiden name as "Hurd", following the 1907 Brigham genealogy, which in turn quoted Abner Morse reporting a half-century earlier that such was the "family tradition". However, Andrew H. Ward, a contemporary of Morse, reported in his Rice genealogy that "Hunt" was the tradition. Neither authority cited any evidence besides the apparently equivocal tradition, nor has any evidence surfaced since then. Given that "Hunt" was her third husband's name, it seems plausible that the supposed tradition was nothing more than confusion on the part of a 19th-century family historian. We therefore choose to leave the maiden name blank until such time as cogent evidence appears.1 {p3}

    Children of Deacon Edmund RICE and Thomasine FROST:

i
Mary RICE [QQ111], baptized 18 Aug 1619, (23rd per TAG) at Stanstead, co Suffolk, England13 {73#4:17},8 {10:134},2 {p1},14 {p1},15 {12, 13},9. She died before 1638 in England, presumed to have died, as we have found no record of her in America. There is an as-yet-unconfirmed report that she married Thomas Axdell and emigrated separately, but nothing about that report gives assurance that Thomas's bride was Edmund's daughter, rather than some other Mary Rice2 {p1},14 {p1}.
ii
Henry RICE, b. 1620, d. 1710, MA
iii
Deacon Edward RICE, b. 1622, d. 1712, MA
iv
Thomas RICE, bp. 1625, England, d. 1681, MA
v
Lydia RICE, b. 1627, England, d. 1675, MA
vi
Matthew RICE, b. 1629, England, d. 1717, MA
vii
Daniel RICE [QQ114, w7a], baptized 1 Nov 1632 at Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire, England1 {p11},2 {p1},8 {10:136}. He died Nov 1632 at Berkhamstead2 {p1}. He was buried 10 Nov 1632 at Berkhamstead1 {p11},8 {10:136}.
viii
Samuel RICE, bp. 1634, England, d. 1684, MA
ix
Joseph RICE, bp. 1637, England, d. 1711, MA
x
Benjamin RICE, b. 1640, MA, d. 1713, MA


    Children of Deacon Edmund RICE and Mercy:
i
Lydia RICE, b. 1657, MA, d. 1718
ii
Ruth RICE, b. 1659, MA, d. 1742, CT

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Henry RICE

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Henry RICE [QQ48, w2] (Edmund1) , born about 1620, calling himself about 50 years old on January 25, 1667, in a deposition at court, but we must presume he was rounding his age up1 {p5},2 {p1}, baptized 13 Feb 1620/21 at Stanstead, co Suffolk, England2 {p1},14 {p1},8 {10:134},15 {p71},9, son of Deacon Edmund RICE and Thomasine FROST. He died 10 Feb 1710/11 at Framingham, MA16,1 {p5},2 {p2}. He swore an oath of fidelity at Sudbury, MA on 9 July 1645.1 {p5},17 He was designated a Freeman 10 May 1648 in Massachusetts7,17 {3:529}. He received one lot in the Sudbury Two-Mile Grant in 1655.18 He was one of the thirteen Sudbury petitioners for the grant of Marlborough in 1656.19 {p27} He received 50 acres in 1659 at Rice's End (Framingham) from his father and built a house there.4 He made a deposition 25 Jan 1667, aged 50y (sic) in Middlesex County, MA1 {p5}. He was an original member of the church in Framingham in 17014. He made a will 3 Oct 1705, mentioning sons Jonathan and David; daughters Elizabeth Brewer, Hannah Taylor, Abigail Smith, Tamasin Parmenter, Rachel Drury, Lydia Wheelock, Mercy Allen; and granddaughter Mary Brigham1 {p5}. His will was proved 28 Feb 1710/11 in Middlesex County, inventory 527.11.01 {p5},20 {docket 18712}.

He married Elizabeth MOORE 1 Jan 1643/44, (February per Ward) at Sudbury, MA1 {p5},2 {1, 2},14 {p1},11 {p258}. She was born about 162814 {p1}, died 23 Aug 1705, (3rd per Ward) at Framingham, MA (under the name Rice)16,1 {p5},14 {p1}, daughter of John MOORE and Bridget.

    Children of Henry RICE and Elizabeth MOORE:

i
Mary RICE, b. 1646, MA, d. 1695, MA
ii
Elizabeth RICE, b. 1648, MA, d. 1739, MA
iii
Hannah RICE, b. 1652, MA
iv
Jonathan RICE, b. 1654, MA, d. 1725, MA
v
Abigail RICE, b. 1657, MA, d. 1735, MA
vi
Deacon David RICE, b. 1659, MA, d. 1723, MA
vii
Tamasine RICE, b. 1661, MA, d. 1748, MA
viii
Rachel RICE, b. 1664, MA, d. 1730, MA
ix
Lydia RICE, b. 1668, MA
x
Mercy RICE, b. 1670, MA, d. 1727, MA

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Deacon Edward RICE

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Deacon Edward RICE [QQ57, w3] (Edmund1) , born about 1622, (1619 per Ward)1 {p6}, baptized 27 Oct 1622, (26th per TAG, 20th per Rice Gen'l Register) at Stanstead, co Suffolk, England, listed as Edmund Ryce. However, we are convinced that Edward was the child baptized (and born) that year, and that he exaggerated his age in later life9,13 {73#4:17},8 {10:134},2 {1, 2}, son of Deacon Edmund RICE and Thomasine FROST. He died 15 Aug 1712, aged about 93 at Marlborough, MA3 {p384},1 {p6}. He received one lot in the Sudbury Two-Mile Grant in 1655.18 He resided in 1664 at Marlborough1 {p5}. He made a deposition 2 Oct 1666, aged 47y (sic) at Middlesex County Court, Cambridge, MA21. He was elected deacon in 1687.19 {p285} He was assessed 8s 7d in the 1688 Marlborough tax roll.22 {36:191} He made a court deposition in 1692, aged 70y in Massachusetts8 {10:133}. A 1712 obituary in the Boston News Letter gave the death year as 1711 and said he had been born in Berkhamstead in 1618. It also said he had 142 descendants at that time, of which 119 were living. It further said that Edward's brother Henry, who had died in Framingham in 1711, had a similarly large number of descendants.12

He married Agnes BENT about 16471 {p6},2 {1, 2},23 {p15}. She was born about 16312 {p2},23 {p14}, died 4 Jun 1713, aged 83y at Marlborough, MA, registered as Ann Rice1 {p6},2 {p2},3 {p384}, daughter of John BENT and Martha. She was also known as Ann. Barry's History of Framingham states Agnes Bent was without issue, which is clearly wrong. The will of John Bent of 1672 makes provision specifically for his daughter Agnes Rice and her son John Rice, which not only shows she was still living at that time, but also proves she was indeed the wife of Edward Rice (there being only one John Rice available as a grandson of John Bent). The confusion stems from the fact that the birth records of her children and the record of her death all show her name as Ann (a common variant of Agnes in her time). On 1 April 1686 at Sudbury, MA, Edward and Agnes Rice gave to their son Edmund Rice of Sudbury, half of the farm lying within the bounds of Sudbury, "near the spring". (Edward had purchased some of this land from his father Edmund and some of the land from his brother Benjamin. John Rice of Sudbury, a brother of Edmund, had the choice half.) Deed recorded 16 August 1734.1 {p6},24

    Children of Deacon Edward RICE and Agnes BENT:

i
Lydia RICE [QQ59, w24], born 30 Jul 1648 at Sudbury, MA11,1 {p6},2 {p2}. She died 30 Jul 1648 at Sudbury, (not found in the published records)1 {p6},2 {p2}.
ii
Lydia RICE, b. 1649, MA, d. 1723, MA
iii
John RICE, b. 1651, MA, d. 1719, MA
iv
Deacon Edmund RICE, b. 1653, MA, d. 1719, MA
v
Daniel RICE, b. 1655, MA, d. 1737, MA
vi
Caleb RICE [QQ60, w28], born 8 Feb 1657 at Sudbury11,1 {p6},2 {p2}. He died 27 Apr 1658 at Sudbury1 {p6},2 {p2},11 {p322}.
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Jacob RICE, b. 1660, MA, d. 1746, MA
viii
Anna RICE, b. 1661, MA, d. 1731, MA
ix
Dorcas RICE, b. 1664, MA, d. 1753, MA
x
Benjamin RICE, b. 1666, MA, d. 1748, MA
xi
Abigail RICE, b. 1671, MA

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Thomas RICE

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Thomas RICE [QQ138, w4] (Edmund1) , baptized 26 Jan 1625/26 at Stanstead, co Suffolk, England8 {10:134}, son of Deacon Edmund RICE and Thomasine FROST. He died 16 Nov 1681 at Sudbury, MA, (at Marlborough per Ward)11,1 {p6},2 {p2}. Thomas was a proprietor of the town of Marlborough and settled there in 1664.19 {p432} He made a will 11 Nov 1681 at Marlborough, MA, giving to sons Thomas, Peter, Nathaniel and Ephraim, residue to wife Mary, and at her decease to go to "the younger children Rice, and Peter King to be overseer of my will"1 {p7}. His will was proved 4 Apr 1682 in Middlesex County, MA1 {p7}. The Boston Gazette of 26 December 1768 discusses the longevity of Thomas' children, but the article contains errors. See also a follow-up in the Middlesex News Extra, Jun 8-14, 1984.25,26

He married Mary KING in 1651 at Sudbury, MA, (not found in the published records)1 {5-7},2 {p1},14 {p1}. She was born in 1630 at Shaston, Dorsetshire, England27 {55 & 56},28, died 22 Mar 1714/15 at Sudbury, MA (under the name Rice)11,2 {p2},27 {55, 56}, daughter of Thomas KING and Anne COLLINS. She made a will 10 May 1710, (8 Ann) at Marlborough, MA, mentioning sons Thomas of Marlboro, Peter, Nathaniel, Ephraim, Gershom, James, Jonas and Elisha; daughters Mary White, Sarah Adams, Frances Allen and Grace Moore1 {p7}. Her will was proved 11 Apr 17151 {p7}.

    Children of Thomas RICE and Mary KING:

i
Grace RICE [QQ140, w34], born 12 Aug 1652 at Sudbury, MA22 {193:207},1 {p6}. She died 3 Jan 1653/54, (literally 1653) at Sudbury1 {p6},2 {p2},11 {p322}.
ii
Thomas RICE, b. 1654, MA, d. 1747
iii
Mary RICE, b. 1656, MA, d. 1733, MA
iv
Capt. Peter RICE, b. 1658, MA, d. 1753, MA
v
Nathaniel RICE, b. 1660, MA, d. 1726, MA
vi
Sarah RICE, b. 1662, MA, d. 1742
vii
Ephraim RICE, b. 1665, MA, d. 1732, MA
viii
Gershom RICE, b. 1667, MA, d. 1768, MA
ix
James RICE, b. 1669, MA, d. 1730, MA
x
Frances RICE, b. 1670, MA, d. 1767
xi
Jonas RICE, b. 1672, MA, d. 1753, MA
xii
Grace RICE, b. 1675, MA, d. 1768
xiii
Elisha RICE, b. 1679, MA, d. 1761, MA
xiv
Remnant RICE [QQ152, w46a], born about 1681 at Marlborough, MA. Your authors have found no evidence that this person ever existed. The name "Remnant" suggests a hoax. This record is kept in our records only to demonstrate how bad genealogy can be perpetuated in today's world of instant communication.

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Lydia RICE

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Lydia RICE [QQ154, w8] (Edmund1) , born about 1627 at Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire, England19 {p431}, daughter of Deacon Edmund RICE and Thomasine FROST. She died 5 Apr 1675, aged 47y at Boston, MA (under the name Drury)29 {p745},1 {p9},2 {p4},30,19 {p431}. She was buried at Boston, in Kings Chapel Cemetery, and her stone (with husband, Hugh Drury) still stands, but Hugh's half of the stone is almost gone29 {p745}. (See notes on the other Lydia from the Genealogical Register of Edmund Rice Descendants.)

She married Lieutenant Hugh DRURY, though the marriage is not found in the vital records of Sudbury or Boston1 {5, 9, 223},2 {1, 4}. He was born about 1616, (on 26 January 1674 at Superior Court he gave his age as 57)2 {p4},31, died 6 Jul 1689 at Boston2 {p4},30,32 {p222}, was buried at Boston, in Kings Chapel Cemetery, and his stone (with wife, Lydia) is still there, but the inscription with his name was no longer legible in 200029 {p745},32 {p222}. Although numerous secondary sources list Hugh Drury as born c 1616 in London, England, and Hugh's father as Obed Drury, we have found no evidence to support Hugh Drury's birth or parents. Until we find compelling evidence, we will not list his birth place as London or his father as Obed Drury. He became a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company in 1659 and was subsequently its Lieutenant.1 {p9} Your authors note that Savage says Hugh had a son Thomas, but Thomas was actually a grandson, son of Hugh's only known son John.

    Children of Lydia RICE and Lieutenant Hugh DRURY:

i
Lieut. John DRURY, b. 1646, MA, d. 1678, MA

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Matthew RICE

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Matthew RICE [QQ158, w5] (Edmund1) , born about 1629 at Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire, England1 {p5}, son of Deacon Edmund RICE and Thomasine FROST. He died in 1717, aged about 89 at Sudbury, MA, (not found in the published records)1 {p7},2 {p3}. He made a will 14 Oct 1716, mentioning wife Martha; daughters Deborah Sawin, Dorothy Ware, Patience Leland; four (unnamed) children of Sarah Loker, deceased. Inventory 112.8.2 on 29 November 1717. Son, Isaac Executor1 {p7}. His will was proved 30 Dec 17171 {p7}.

He married Martha LAMSON 7 Jul 1654 at Sudbury1 {5, 7},2 {1, 3},33 {p620},11 {229, 260}. She was baptized 13 Jan 1634 at Ridgewell, co Essex, England2 {p3}, died after 1717, as she was mentioned in her husband's will1 {p7},2 {p3}, daughter of Barnabas LAMSON and Mary LIGGETT. Matthew RICE and Martha LAMSON resided about 1655 at Sudbury, MA1 {p7}.

    Children of Matthew RICE and Martha LAMSON:

i
Sarah RICE, b. 1655, MA, d. 1702, MA
ii
Martha RICE, b. 1657, MA
iii
Deborah RICE, b. 1659, MA, d. 1727, MA
iv
Ruth RICE [QQ1271, w50], born 2 Apr 1662 at Sudbury11,1 {7, 32},2 {p3}. She died 28 Jan 1682/83, (literally 1682) at Watertown, MA (under the name Hastings)34 {1:51},1 {p32}.

She married Joseph HASTINGS 21 Nov 1682 at Watertown34 {1:51},1 {7, 32},2 {p3}. He was born 12 Sep 1657 at Watertown34 {1:19},1 {p32}, died 7 Oct 1695 at Watertown34 {2:18},1 {p32}, son of Deacon Thomas HASTINGS and Margaret CHENEY. Joseph HASTINGS and Ruth RICE resided in 1683 at Watertown1 {p32}.
v
Elizabeth RICE, b. 1663, MA, d. 1719, MA
vi
Dorothy RICE, b. 1664, MA, d. 1728, MA
vii
Mary RICE [QQ1274, w53], born about 1666 at Sudbury, MA, (not found in the published records)1 {p7},2 {p3}. She died young1 {p7},2 {p3}.
viii
Isaac RICE, b. 1668, MA, d. 1717, MA
ix
Patience RICE, b. 1671, MA, d. 1720, MA

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Samuel RICE

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Samuel RICE [QQ171, w6] (Edmund1) , baptized 12 Nov 1634 at Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire, England1 {p11},2 {1, 3},8 {10:136}, son of Deacon Edmund RICE and Thomasine FROST. He died 25 Feb 1684/85, (literally 1684) at Marlborough, MA3,2 {p3}. In testimony of court files at Cambridge, MA, on 2 May 1666, Samuel Rice stated that he was 32 years old.1 {p7} He made a will 10 Feb 1684 at Marlborough, mentioning wife Sarah; sons Joshua and Edmund; daughters Elizabeth Haynes, Hannah Hubbard, and Esther Hubbard; "my son Samuel Rice, whom I have given to brother and sister King for their own"; sons Edward and Joseph; and two daughters Mary and Abigail Rice, under 18. Brothers Edward and Joseph Rice were named overseers1 {p8}. His will was proved 7 Apr 1685 in Middlesex County, MA, inventory 349.2.61 {p8},20 {docket 18798}.

He married first, Elizabeth KING 8 Nov 1655 at Sudbury, MA11,1 {p7},2 {1, 3}. She died about 1667 (under the name Rice), at Sudbury according to Ward3,1 {p7},22 {130:302}, was buried 30 Oct 1667 at Marlborough, MA2 {p3},3 {p384}, daughter of Thomas KING and Anne COLLINS. Samuel RICE and Elizabeth KING resided about 1661 at Marlborough3 {p157}.

He married second, Mary DIX Sep 1668 at Sudbury, MA, (not found in the published records)1 {p8},2 {1, 3}. She was born 2 May 1639, (literally 3rd month) at Watertown, MA (under the name Dikes)34 {1:7},2 {p3}, died 18 Jun 1675, (1678 per county records, apparently in error) at Marlborough, MA, (at Concord per Rice Gen'l Register) (under the name Rice)2 {p3},3 {p386},19 {p432}, daughter of Edward DIX and Jane. The births of all three children of Samuel and Mary Rice are also entered in the Marlborough vital records under Samuel and his first wife Elizabeth.3

He married third, Sarah WHITE 13 Dec 1676 at Concord, MA35 {p19},2 {1, 3},19 {p432}. She was baptized 9 Apr 1643, (literally 2nd month) at 1st Church, Salem, MA36,2 {p3}, died in 1711 at Woodstock, CT2 {p3}, daughter of John WHITE and Joane WEST. Samuel Rice's second wife is entered in the Marlborough VR as having died 18 June 1678. Therefore, either that death date or this marriage date is undoubtedly wrong. Your authors believe the marriage date to be correct.

    Children of Samuel RICE and Elizabeth KING:

i
Elizabeth RICE, b. 1656, MA, d. 1727, MA
ii
Hannah RICE, b. 1658, MA, d. 1747, MA
iii
Joshua RICE, b. 1661, MA, d. 1734, MA
iv
Edmund RICE, b. 1663, MA, d. 1726, MA
v
Esther RICE, b. 1665, MA, d. 1737, MA
vi
Lt Samuel Rice KING, b. 1667, MA, d. 1713, MA


    Children of Samuel RICE and Mary DIX:
i
Mary RICE, b. 1669, MA, d. 1736, MA
ii
Edward RICE, b. 1672, MA, d. 1741, MA
iii
Abigail RICE [QQ1282, w64, wf51], born 10 Mar 1673/74, (literally 1673) at Marlborough, MA3 {p152},1 {p8},2 {p4}. She died after 1684. Ward lists Palmer Goulding as spouse, but then goes on to explain that the Abigail Rice who married Goulding was a completely different person, the daughter of Timothy Rice of Concord (q.v.). It would appear that Ward initially believed that this Abigail was indeed the bride of Palmer Goulding but then found compelling contrary evidence. Regrettably, Ward does not describe the evidence.1 {p39}


    Children of Samuel RICE and Sarah WHITE:
i
Joseph RICE [QQ1283, w65], born 16 May 1678 at Concord, MA35 {p21},1 {p8},2 {p4}.

He married Mary TOWNSEND 25 Jun 1701 at Boston, MA37 {p5},1 {p8},2 {p4}. She was born about 1681 in probably Massachusetts.

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Joseph RICE

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Joseph RICE [QQ159, w7] (Edmund1) , baptized 13 Mar 1637/38 at Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire, England1 {p11},2 {1, 4},8 {10:136}, son of Deacon Edmund RICE and Thomasine FROST. He died 23 Dec 1711, aged 76y at Stow, MA38,2 {p4}. He was buried at Stow, in Old Cemetery38. He resided in 1675 at Marlborough, MA, (his house was one of the garrisons set up in Marlborough during King Philip's War)22 {40:315}. He resided between 1677 and 1681 at Watertown, MA. He was chosen one of the tithingmen in Watertown in 1680.39

He married first, Mercy KING 4 May 1658 at Sudbury, MA, but there is some uncertainty about whether Mercy King died soon after her marriage to Joseph or whether she is the Martha Rice, wife of Joseph, who appears in the Marlborough vital records as having died on 4 January 1668. Ward lists both Mercy King and Martha (?) as wives of Joseph. The Rice Genealogical Register lists only wife Mercy King and takes the death record on 4 January 1668 to be that of Mercy King. There is no mention of a marriage between Joseph Rice and Martha (Eames) in the Sudbury vital records. On the other hand, the birth records of Joseph's first four children all list the mother as Martha1 {p8},2 {1, 3, 4},11 {227, 259}. She was born 26 Feb 1638/3921, was baptized 10 Mar 1638/39 at Shaftesbury, co Dorset, England, listed as Martha10, died 4 Jan 1668/69, (literally 1668) at Marlborough, MA, registered as Martha wife of Joseph Rice3,2 {p4}, daughter of Thomas KING and Anne COLLINS. She was also known as Martha RICE3 {p386},11 {p123}.

He married second, Mary BEERS in 16702 {1, 4},33 {p620}. She was born 10 Mar 1642/43, (literally 10(1)1642, but listed as 1633 by the Rice Gen'l Register) at Watertown, MA34 {1:9},2 {p4}, died 13 May 1677 at Watertown (under the name Rice)34 {1:42},1 {p8},2 {p4}, daughter of Capt. Richard BEERS and Elizabeth FIRMAN.

He married third, Sarah PRESCOTT 22 Feb 1677/78, (literally 12th month 1677) at Dedham, MA (under the name Wheeler)40 {p17},2 {1, 4}. She was born about 16402 {p4}, was baptized 16 Apr 1637 at Sowerby, Yorkshire, England, died 20 Nov 1727 at Sudbury, MA (under the name Rice)11,2 {p4}, daughter of John PRESCOTT and Mary PLATTS.

    Children of Joseph RICE and Mercy KING:

i
Rebecca RICE [QQ1284, w66], born 6 Apr 1660 at Sudbury11,1 {p9},2 {p4}. She died young1 {p9},2 {p4}.
ii
Martha RICE, b. 1662, MA, d. 1695, MA
iii
Josiah RICE [QQ1286, w68, wf54], born 13 May 1663, (3 May per county records) at Marlborough, MA3 {p157},1 {9, 40},2 {p4}.
iv
Deacon Caleb RICE, b. 1666, MA, d. 1738, MA


    Children of Joseph RICE and Mary BEERS:
i
Joseph RICE, b. 1671, MA, d. 1745, MA
ii
Eleazer RICE [QQ1291, w71], born 26 Oct 1672 at Marlborough3 {p154},1 {p9},2 {p4}. He died before 17061 {p9},2 {p4}.
iii
Mary RICE, b. 1674, MA, d. 1745, MA


    Children of Joseph RICE and Sarah PRESCOTT:
i
Deacon Jonathan RICE, b. 1679, MA, d. 1772, MA
ii
Sarah RICE [QQ1293, w74], born 14 Feb 1680/81, (literally 1680) at Watertown, MA34 {1:48},1 {p9},2 {p4}. She died 20 Jun 1681 at Watertown34 {1:49},1 {p9},2 {p4}.
iii
Phineas RICE, b. 1682, MA, d. 1768, MA

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Benjamin RICE

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Benjamin RICE [QQ166, w10] (Edmund1) , born 31 May 1640 at Sudbury, MA11 {p119},1 {5, 10},2 {1, 4}, son of Deacon Edmund RICE and Thomasine FROST. He died 19 Dec 1713 at Sudbury11 {p322},1 {p10},2 {p4}. He was assigned a house lot of 24 acres in 1660 at Marlborough, MA19 {p37}. On 29 September 1673 at Sudbury, MA, farm land was sold by written contract, naming Benjamin and Mary (Brown) Rice as the sellers of land given to them by their parents. Edmund Rice and William Brown(e), were named as the father and father-in-law of Benjamin Rice. The buyer was John Death.21 {p1} Benjamin Rice sued Dr. William Avery, of Boston, for malpractice. Verdict for defendant on 23 May 1685.1 {p10}

He married first, Mary BROWNE 2 Jun 1661 at Sudbury, MA, (not found in the published records)1 {p10},2 {p4}. She was born 18 May 1643, (listed as the 28th in a secondary copy of the vital records) at Sudbury11 {p28},2 {p4}, died 3 Jan 1690/91 at Sudbury (under the name Rice)11 {p323},2 {p4}, daughter of William BROWNE and Mary BISBY.

He married second, Mary CHAMBERLAIN 1 Apr 1691 at Sudbury (under the name Graves)1 {6, 23},2 {p4},14 {p4},11 {207, 257}. She was born 30 Jan 1648/49, (it has also been guessed that she was born c1645, possibly in Sudbury, but the Sudbury candidate's father, Richard Chamberlain, mentioned a daughter Mary Smith in his will of 1673, not Mary Graves) at Woburn, MA41,2 {p4},17 {1:354},19 {p433}. Your authors note that there is widespread confusion over the identities of the two Marys who married two Benjamin Rices (WRN 10) and (WRN 32). The marriage records give only the names and dates, with no additional details, so the identification must rest on circumstantial evidence. To begin, we have the two marriages: 1691 in Sudbury to Mary Graves and 1692 in Marlborough to Mary Rice. Almost exactly nine months after the Marlborough marriage, a child was born at Marlborough to Benjamin and Mary, and there is a gravestone at the Old Common cemetery in Marlborough for a Mary, wife of Benjamin Rice, with a reported age that indicates her birth to be about 1671 (consistent with the observation that the Marlborough couple had nine children at regular intervals starting in 1693). There are no births recorded in Sudbury for children of Benjamin and Mary there. We believe these facts provide a convincing case for the identifications presented here: the Sudbury couple were middle-aged widower Benjamin Rice and middle-aged widow Mary (Chamberlain) Graves, both of Sudbury, (rather than young Benjamin Rice of Marlborough and Mary Graves, daughter of Benjamin Graves of Concord), and the Marlborough couple were young Benjamin Rice and young Mary Rice, both of Marlborough. There is an unexplained discrepancy of two years between the recorded birth of Mary Rice (WRN 62) and the gravestone-indicated birth of the wife of Benjamin of Marlborough, but such discrepancies are relatively common (and Mary Graves of Concord is no improvement).

    Children of Benjamin RICE and Mary BROWNE:

i
Benjamin RICE [QQ168], born about 1663 at Sudbury, MA21 {p1}.
ii
Ebenezer RICE, b. 1671, MA, d. 1724, MA


    Benjamin RICE and Mary CHAMBERLAIN had no recorded children.

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Lydia RICE

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Lydia RICE [QQ121] (Edmund1) , born about 1657 at Sudbury2 {1, 5}, daughter of Deacon Edmund RICE and Mercy. She died 26 May 1718, (death year may be 1709). This second Lydia Rice is proven by the fact she was given land by her father on 10 May 1662, long after her half sister Lydia had married in 1645 to Hugh Drury.2 {p1}

She married James HAWKINS Jr about 16782 {1, 5}. He was born about 1653, as calculated from his gravestone, died 6 Jan 1709/10, aged c56 at Boston, MA42,2 {p5}, was buried 8 Jan 1709/10 at South Burial Ground, Boston, MA42, son of James HAWKINS and Mary MILLS.

    Children of Lydia RICE and James HAWKINS Jr:

i
James HAWKINS [QQ1301], born 22 Jan 1679 at Boston, MA37,2 {p5}.
ii
Lydia HAWKINS [QQ1302], born 24 Aug 1681 at Boston37,2 {p5}. Is this the Lydia who married Samuel Adams at Boston in 1702?
iii
James HAWKINS [QQ1303], born 8 Aug 1683 at Boston37,2 {p5}.
iv
Mercy HAWKINS [QQ1304], born 29 Oct 1687 at Boston37,2 {p5}. She died young.
v
Abigail HAWKINS [QQ1305], born 13 Oct 1689 at Boston37,2 {p5}.
vi
Mercy HAWKINS [QQ1306], born 20 Jul 1691 at Boston37,2 {p5}. She died young.
vii
Mary HAWKINS [QQ1307], born 17 May 1693 at Boston37,2 {p5}.
viii
Mercy HAWKINS [QQ1308], baptized 20 Sep 1696, (incorrectly listed as a death by the Rice Gen'l Register) at 1st Church, Boston, MA37,2 {p5}.
ix
Abigail HAWKINS [QQ1309], baptized 26 Feb 1699, (incorrectly listed as a birth by the Rice Gen'l Register) at 1st Church37,2 {p5}. Your authors note that Abigail's baptism entry fails to list her mother's name, thus leaving the identity of her father also open to question. Is this the Abigail who filed intention to marry Nathaniel Fedre in 1733?

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Ruth RICE

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Ruth RICE [QQ123, w11] (Edmund1) , born 29 Sep 1659 at Sudbury (Marlborough), MA11,1 {p5},2 {1, 4},14 {p1}, daughter of Deacon Edmund RICE and Mercy. She died 30 Mar 1742 at Glastonbury, CT (under the name Welles)43 {1:14},2 {p4},14 {p1},44 {p52}.

She married Capt Samuel WELLS 20 Jun 1683 at Wethersfield, CT, (not found in the published records)1 {p5},2 {1, 4},14 {p1}. He was born 13 Apr 1660, (18th per Supplement) at Wethersfield43 {LR2:30},22 {80:279},2 {p4},14 {p1}, died 28 Aug 1731 at Glastonbury, CT43 {1:14},14 {p1},44 {p52}, son of Samuel WELLS and Elizabeth HOLLISTER. He was grandson of Governor Thomas Wells of the Connecticut Colony.14 {p1} Samuel and Ruth Wells sold land on 1 June 1684 as follows: "In consideration of 34, paid by Eleazer How, Carpenter, for the town of Marlboro, in the Countie of Middlesex, &c, sold and conveyed to said Eleazer How, a parcel of upland or House lot of about 12 1/2 acres, lying within the bounds of the town of Marlboro...."1 {p10},44 {p52}

    Children of Ruth RICE and Capt Samuel WELLS:

i
Mercy WELLES [QQ1258], born 15 Oct 1684 in Connecticut2 {p4},14 {p1}. She died 1 Nov 1684 in Connecticut2 {p4},14 {p1}.
ii
Samuel WELLES [QQ1259], born 9 Jul 16882 {p4},14 {p1}. He died 16 Oct 16882 {p4},14 {p1}.
iii
Rev. Samuel WELLES, b. 1689, CT, d. 1777, CT
iv
Thomas WELLES, b. 1692, CT, d. 1767, CT
v
Thaddeus WELLES, b. 1695, CT, d. 1781
vi
Silas WELLES [QQ1300], born 21 Mar 1699/0, (4 March per Rice Gen'l Register) at Glastonbury, CT43 {1:14},2 {p5},14 {p1}. He died 17 Sep 1754, supposedly unmarried2 {p5},14 {p1}.

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Mary RICE

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Mary RICE [QQ125, w13] (Henry2, Edmund1) , born 19 Sep 1646 at Sudbury, MA11,2 {p2},45 {p1}, daughter of Henry RICE and Elizabeth MOORE. She died before 30 May 1695 at Marlborough, MA1 {p11}.

She married Thomas BRIGHAM 27 Dec 1665 at Marlborough, registered without the bride's maiden name1 {11, 232},2 {p2},3 {p233}. He was born in 1641 at Cambridge, MA, (not found in the published records)1 {11, 232}, died 25 Nov 1717, aged 76y at Marlborough, MA3,1 {11, 232}, son of Thomas BRIGHAM and Mercy. He made a will 21 Apr 1716, (also noted as 2 Geo I) at Marlborough, mentioning sons Elnathan, Nathan, Jonathan, David, and Gershom, daughter Mary wife of Jonas Houghton Jr of Lancaster, daughter(-in-law) Mary wife of Jonathan Brigham, and executors sons Nathan, Jonathan, and Gershom20 {docket 2703}. His will was proved 1 Jan 1717/18 in Middlesex County, MA20 {docket 2703}.

    Children of Mary RICE and Thomas BRIGHAM:

i
Thomas BRIGHAM [QQ1311, w78], born 24 Feb 1666/67, (literally 1666) at Marlborough, MA3,1 {p11},46 {1:49}. He died 5 Dec 1683 at Marlborough3 {p350}.
ii
Capt Nathan BRIGHAM, b. 1671, MA, d. 1746, MA
iii
David BRIGHAM [QQ1312, w80], born 11 Aug 1673 at Marlborough3,1 {p11},46 {1:49}. He was buried 6 Jan 1673/74, (literally 1673) at Marlborough3.
iv
Jonathan BRIGHAM, b. 1674, MA, d. 1768, MA
v
David BRIGHAM, b. 1678, MA, d. 1750, MA
vi
Gershom BRIGHAM, b. 1680, MA, d. 1748, MA
vii
Elnathan BRIGHAM, b. 1683, MA, d. 1758, CT
viii
Priscilla BRIGHAM [QQ202905], born Feb 1684 at Marlborough3. She died 10 Apr 1685 at Marlborough3.
ix
Mary BRIGHAM, b. 1687, MA

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Elizabeth RICE

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Elizabeth RICE [QQ126, w14] (Henry2, Edmund1) , born 4 Aug 1648 at Sudbury, MA11,2 {p2}, daughter of Henry RICE and Elizabeth MOORE. She died 25 Feb 1739/40 at Sudbury (under the name Brewer)11. On 12 March 1693, her share of her husband's estate was settled at 292.8.32

She married John BREWER. He was born 10 Oct 1642 at Cambridge, MA, (but our John Brewer's connection with this birth record is uncertain. Ward reports his age at death as "in his 50th year," but no age appears in the vital records for his death. Therefore, Ward's report of age should not be used as evidence to connect our John Brewer with the John Brewer whose birth record appears in the Cambridge vital records in 1642)47,1 {p11}, died 1 Jan 1690/91 at Sudbury, MA1 {p11},11 {p296}, son of John BREWER and Ann. Administration on his estate was granted in 169120 {docket 2547}.

    Children of Elizabeth RICE and John BREWER:

i
Lt John BREWER, b. 1669, MA, d. 1709, MA
ii
Elizabeth BREWER [QQ1322, w87], born 21 May 1670, (sic, 1671 per Rice Gen'l Register) at Sudbury1 {p11},11 {p21}.
iii
Hannah BREWER [QQ1323, w88], born 22 Mar 1672/73, (literally 1672) at Sudbury11,1 {p11}.
iv
Deacon James BREWER, b. 1675, MA, d. 1764, MA
v
Sarah BREWER, b. 1677, MA
vi
Mary BREWER, b. 1679, MA, d. 1722, MA
vii
Abigail BREWER, b. 1682, MA, d. 1758, MA
viii
Martha BREWER [QQ1327, w93], born 5 May 1685 at Sudbury1 {p12},11 {p21}.
ix
Jonathan BREWER, b. 1689, MA, d. 1752, MA

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Hannah RICE

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Hannah RICE [QQ127, w15] (Henry2, Edmund1) , born 24 Jun 1652 at Sudbury22 {193:207},2 {p2}, daughter of Henry RICE and Elizabeth MOORE.

She married first, Eleazer WARD 10 Jul 1675, (5 August per Ward) at Marlborough, MA1 {5, 12},2 {p2},3 {p301},48. He was born in 1650, (1649 per Ward) at Sudbury, MA49,1 {p12}, died 21 Apr 1676 on the road between Marlborough and Sudbury, MA, slain by Indians3,1 {p12}, son of Deacon William WARD and Elizabeth.

She married second, Richard TAYLOR 17 Oct 1677 at Sudbury, MA (under the name Ward)1 {p12},2 {p2},45 {p1},48,11 {p275}. He was born about 165050, died 9 Jul 1694 at Sudbury50. His will was proved 24 Sep 1694 in Middlesex County, MA20,50.

    Children of Hannah RICE and Eleazer WARD:

i
Hannah WARD, b. 1676, MA


    Children of Hannah RICE and Richard TAYLOR:
i
Richard TAYLOR, b. 1678, MA, d. 1753
ii
John TAYLOR [QQ1434, w97], born 27 Apr 1680 at Sudbury, MA1 {p12},11 {p141}.
iii
Elizabeth TAYLOR [QQ1793, w97a], born 18 Feb 1681 at Sudbury11,45 {p1}.
iv
Anna TAYLOR, b. 1684, MA, d. 1746, MA
v
Lydia TAYLOR [QQ1436, w99], born 11 Jun 1686 at Sudbury1 {p12},11 {p141}.
vi
Caleb TAYLOR, b. 1689, MA, d. 1762
vii
Jonathan TAYLOR, b. 1692, MA

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Jonathan RICE

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Jonathan RICE [QQ128, w16] (Henry2, Edmund1) , born 3 Jul 1654 at Sudbury11,1 {p5},2 {p2}, son of Henry RICE and Elizabeth MOORE. He died 12 Apr 1725, aged 70y at Framingham, MA16,1 {p12}. He was buried at Framingham, in Church Hill Cemetery16. Occupation: an innkeeper, operating a public house for many years, at East Sudbury, MA32. He resided about 1706 at Framingham, MA, having moved in with his father after his mother died4,32. On 16 June 1707 Jonathan Rice bought 38 acres at Salem End in Framingham from Benjamin Nurse and resold it to son Abraham in 1725.4 He served as selectman in Framingham 10 times beginning 1708 and sat in the General Court in 1711 and 1720.32 He made a will 15 Mar 1724/25 at Framingham, mentioning wife Elizabeth, sons Jonathan, David, Henry, Hezekiah, Abraham, Ezekiel, Phineas, and Richard, and daughters Anna wife of William Cutler, Martha wife of James Whitney, Elizabeth wife of Daniel Pratt, Sarah, and Abigail. Executor: son Hezekiah1 {p12},20 {docket 18743}. His will was proved 21 May 1725 in Middlesex County, MA1,32,20 {docket 18743}.

He married first, Martha EAMES 23 Mar 1674/75, (literally 75-6, and so probably wrong because of the conflict with Martha's death) at Sudbury, MA1 {p12},2 {p2},11 {191, 259}. She died 2 Feb 1675/76, (literally 75) at Sudbury (under the name Rice)11 {p323}.

He married second, Rebecca WATSON 1 Nov 1677, (1679 per Cambridge records, which do not mention Sudbury at all) at Sudbury2 {p2},11 {259, 281},47. She died 22 Dec 1689 at Sudbury (under the name Rice)11 {p323}.

He married third, Elizabeth WHEELER 12 Feb 1690/91 at Sudbury1 {p12},2 {p2},11 {259, 282}. She was thinly documented.

    Children of Jonathan RICE and Martha EAMES:

i
Martha RICE [QQ2228, w100], born 27 Jan 1675/76, (literally June 75) at Sudbury11,1 {p12}. She died young1 {p12},32.


    Children of Jonathan RICE and Rebecca WATSON:
i
Jonathan RICE, b. 1678, MA, d. 1744
ii
David RICE, b. 1679, MA, d. 1761, MA
iii
Anna RICE, b. 1683, MA, d. 1753, MA
iv
Henry RICE, b. 1685, MA, d. 1758


    Children of Jonathan RICE and Elizabeth WHEELER:
i
Martha RICE, b. 1692, MA, d. 1731, MA
ii
Lt. Hezekiah RICE, b. 1694, MA, d. 1761, MA
iii
Cornet Abraham RICE, b. 1697, MA, d. 1777, MA
iv
Ezekiel RICE, b. 1700, MA
v
Elizabeth RICE, b. 1702, MA
vi
Phineas RICE, b. 1705, MA, d. 1760, MA
vii
Sarah RICE [QQ2237, w111], born 24 Sep 1707 at Framingham, MA16,1 {p12}. She died in her minority1 {p12}.
viii
Richard RICE, b. 1709, MA, d. 1737
ix
Abigail RICE, b. 1713, MA, d. 1753

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Abigail RICE

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Abigail RICE [QQ129, w17] (Henry2, Edmund1) , born 17 Jun 1657 at Sudbury, MA2 {p2},11 {p156}, daughter of Henry RICE and Elizabeth MOORE. She died 9 Dec 1735 at Sudbury (under the name Smith)11 {p326}.

She married Thomas SMITH about 16791 {5, 13},2 {p2},45 {p1},48,32. He was born 29 Jul 1658 at Sudbury, but your authors have not yet found proof that this birth record refers to the same Thomas11, died before 1735, as his wife Abigail was listed as a widow at her death11. There have been claims in the popular press that Abigail (Smith) Adams, wife of President John Adams, was a descendant of Thomas and Abigail (Rice) Smith. These claims are unfounded.

    Children of Abigail RICE and Thomas SMITH:

i
Thomas SMITH, b. 1679, MA
ii
Henry SMITH [QQ1439, w115], born 15 Dec 1682, (September per county records) at Sudbury11 {p133},1 {p13}.
iii
Abigail SMITH [QQ1440, w116], born 21 Jul 1684 at Sudbury1 {p13},11 {p131}.
iv
Jonathan SMITH [QQ1796, w116a], born 2 Jan 1689 at Sudbury45 {p1},11 {p134}.
v
Elizabeth SMITH, b. 1693, MA, d. 1778, MA
vi
Amos SMITH, b. 1699, MA

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Deacon David RICE

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Deacon David RICE [QQ130, w18] (Henry2, Edmund1) , born 27 Dec 1659 at Sudbury11,1 {p5},2 {p2}, son of Henry RICE and Elizabeth MOORE. He died 16 Oct 1723, aged 63y at Framingham, MA, (not found in the published records)1 {p13},4. He bought 60 acres between Cochituate Pond and his father's land, from Gookin and How 11 Oct 16824. He was an original member of the church in Framingham, serving as deacon, selectman, and treasurer in Framingham.4,1 {p13} Administration on his estate was granted Nov 1723, to Bezaleel and Josiah Rice. Agreement of the heirs, 9 November 1723, was signed by Bezaleel Rice, Josiah Rice, Samuel Frost and his wife Elizabeth, John Bent and his wife Hannah1 {p13}.

He married Hannah WALKER 7 Apr 1687 at Sudbury, MA1 {p13},2 {p2},45 {p1},11 {257, 280}. She was born 10 Jan 1669/70, (literally 1669) at Sudbury1 {p13},11 {p146}, died 18 Dec 1704 at Framingham, MA (under the name Rice)16,1 {p13}, daughter of Thomas WALKER and Mary STONE.

    Children of Deacon David RICE and Hannah WALKER:

i
Sarah RICE [QQ1444, w117], born 8 Sep 1689 at Sudbury, MA, (not found in the published records)1 {p13}. She died before 9 Nov 1723, as she was not mentioned in the settlement of her father's estate1 {p13}.
ii
Elizabeth RICE, b. 1689, MA, d. 1736
iii
Hannah RICE, b. 1691, MA, d. 1736
iv
Bezaleel RICE, b. 1697
v
Josiah RICE, b. 1701, MA, d. 1745, MA

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Tamasine RICE

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Tamasine RICE [QQ131, w19] (Henry2, Edmund1) , born 2 Feb 1661/62, (literally 1661) at Sudbury11,2 {2, 6}, daughter of Henry RICE and Elizabeth MOORE. She died 15 Apr 1748 at Sudbury (under the name Parmenter)11,14 {p3}.

She married Benjamin PARMENTER 22 Sep 1680 at Sudbury1 {5, 13},2 {2, 6},45 {p1},14 {p3},11 {p261}. He was born about 1660, as estimated from his marriage, died 1 May 1737 at Sudbury (under the name Pamenter)1 {p13},2 {p6},11 {p319}, son of John PARMENTER and Amy. In a letter dated 26 September 1676 at Hadley, MA, Benjamin Parmenter was described as being impressed into the service against the Indians -- at which time the Rev. Edmund Brown of Sudbury wrote: "to his Honor, John Leverett, Governor of ye Massachusetts Colony, with an earnest prayer for the release and return of Benjamin Parmenter, to whose friends I spoke to get him to be one in my house for a guard, to fortify which I have been at a round charge."1 {p13}

    Children of Tamasine RICE and Benjamin PARMENTER:

i
Lydia PARMENTER, b. 1681, MA, d. 1760, MA
ii
Benjamin PARMENTER, b. 1682, MA
iii
David PARMENTER, b. 1686, MA, d. 1742, MA
iv
Mercy PARMENTER, b. 1687, MA, d. 1761, MA
v
Thankful PARMENTER [QQ1335, w126].
vi
Mary PARMENTER [QQ202639]. She died 29 Oct 1704 at Sudbury11.
vii
Edmund PARMENTER [QQ56797]. He died 12 Jun 1709 at Sudbury (under the name Permenter)11 {p320}.
viii
Jonathan PARMENTER, b. 1702, MA, d. 1734, MA

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Rachel RICE

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Rachel RICE [QQ31, w20] (Henry2, Edmund1) , born 10 May 1664 at Sudbury11,2 {p2},30, daughter of Henry RICE and Elizabeth MOORE. She died before 10 May 1730 at Framingham, MA.

She married Capt. Thomas DRURY 15 Dec 1687 at Sudbury, MA1 {13, 43, 223},2 {p2},45 {1, 6},11 {190, 260}. He was born 10 Aug 1668 at Boston, MA37,1 {43, 223},45 {1, 6},30, died before 11 Nov 1723 at Framingham, MA, (not found in the published records)1 {14, 223},45 {p1},30, son of Lieut. John DRURY and Mary WEARE. He was the first Town Clerk and first Representative to the General Court (Massachusetts legislature), also Selectman at Framingham1 {p14},32 {222 as cited by WARD}.

    Children of Rachel RICE and Capt. Thomas DRURY:

i
Caleb DRURY, b. 1688, MA, d. 1723, MA
ii
Thomas DRURY, b. 1690, MA, d. 1783, MA
iii
John DRURY, b. 1692, MA, d. 1754, MA
iv
Mary DRURY, b. 1694, MA
v
Rachel DRURY, b. 1696, MA, d. 1780
vi
Lydia DRURY, b. 1698, MA, d. 1781, NH
vii
Elizabeth DRURY, b. 1701, MA
viii
Micah DRURY, b. 1704, MA
ix
Uriah DRURY, b. 1706, MA, d. 1754, MA

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