Descendants of Deacon Edmund RICE . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Sep 2021

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


 
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Lydia RICE

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Lydia RICE [QQ134, w21] (Henry2, Edmund1) , born 4 Jun 1668 at Sudbury, MA11,2 {2, 5},14 {p3}, daughter of Henry RICE and Elizabeth MOORE.

She married Deacon Samuel WHEELOCK about 16921 {5, 14},2 {p2},45 {p2},14 {p3},32. He was born 21 Jan 1664/65 at Medfield, MA (under the name Wheelocke)51,14 {p3}, died 8 Apr 1756 at Shrewsbury, MA (under the name Whelock)52,1 {14, 76}, son of Gershom WHEELOCK and Hannah STODDER. He was living 24 Dec 1723 at Shrewsbury, where Samuel was a founder and one of the first Deacons of the church1 {p14}.

    Children of Lydia RICE and Deacon Samuel WHEELOCK:

i
Captain Gershom WHEELOCK, b. 1693, MA, d. 1770, MA
ii
Lydia WHEELOCK, b. 1694, MA, d. 1750, MA
iii
Samuel WHEELOCK, b. 1696, MA
iv
Martha WHEELOCK, b. 1698, MA
v
Elizabeth WHEELOCK, b. 1700, MA
vi
Hannah WHEELOCK [QQ1472, w141], born 23 Jan 1701 at Marlborough, MA (under the name Wheelocke)3,1 {p15},45 {p2},46 {1:15}.
vii
Tamar WHEELOCK, b. 1703, MA
viii
Mary WHEELOCK, b. 1706, MA
ix
Daniel WHEELOCK [QQ1474, w144], born 10 Aug 1708 at Marlborough (under the name Wheelocke)3,1 {p15},45 {p2},46 {1:15}.
x
Lois WHEELOCK, b. 1710, MA, d. 1799
xi
Rachel WHEELOCK, b. 1714, MA, d. 1764, MA

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Mercy RICE

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Mercy RICE [QQ135, w22] (Henry2, Edmund1) , born 1 Jan 1670/71, (literally 1670, listed as Mary) at Sudbury, MA11,2 {p2},48, daughter of Henry RICE and Elizabeth MOORE. She died 30 Aug 1727 at Sudbury, listed as Mary Allen. (Ward indicates location of death as Hopkinton)11,1 {p15},32.

She married Elnathan ALLEN. He was born 7 Jan 1666/67, (literally 7.11.1666, given as February 11 per Ward) at Lancaster, MA53 {p11},1 {p15}, died 1 Oct 1735 at Shrewsbury, MA, "... died while standing on the hinder end of a cart load of stalks, his oxen started, whereby he fell off and was killed in his 69th year", (not found in the published records)1 {p15},26, son of Daniel ALLEN and Mary SHERMAN.

    Children of Mercy RICE and Elnathan ALLEN:

i
Obadiah ALLEN, b. 1694, MA
ii
Israel ALLEN [QQ1485, w148], born 20 Oct 1695 at Watertown, MA, (not found in the published records)1 {p16}. He died young, (not found in the published records)1 {p16}. His existence is doubtful.
iii
Elizabeth ALLEN, b. 1700, MA
iv
Anna ALLEN, b. 1702, MA, d. 1783
v
Israel ALLEN, b. 1705, MA
vi
Mary ALLEN [QQ1489, w152], born 28 Feb 1707/8 at Sudbury, MA1 {p16},11 {p11}. She died before 1711 at Sudbury1 {p16}.
vii
Mary ALLEN [QQ1490, w153], born 14 Jul 1711 at Sudbury11,1 {p17}. She died unmarried1 {p17}.
viii
Thankful ALLEN, b. 1713, MA, d. 1801, MA

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Lydia RICE

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Lydia RICE [QQ64, w25] (Edward2, Edmund1) , born 10 Dec 1649 at Sudbury11,1 {p6},2 {2, 6}, daughter of Deacon Edward RICE and Agnes BENT. She died 24 Sep 1723 at Marlborough, MA (under the name Woods)2 {p6},3 {p404}.

She married Deacon John WOODS, John of Marlboro2 {2, 6}. He was born 8 May 1641 at Sudbury, MA11,2 {p6}, died 5 Apr 1716 at Marlborough, MA, described as age 75 in the Ward manuscript3 {p404}, son of John WOODS and Mary PARMENTER.

    Children of Lydia RICE and Deacon John WOODS:

i
John WOODS Jr, b. 1670, MA
ii
Lydia WOODS, b. 1672, MA, d. 1738, MA
iii
Hannah WOODS, b. 1677, MA
iv
WOODS (male) [QQ1340], born 10 Jul 1678 at Marlborough2 {p6}. He died 10 Jul 1678 at Marlborough2 {p6},3 {p404}.
v
Joseph WOODS [QQ1341], born 10 May 1680 at Marlborough2 {p6},3 {p207}. He died 1 Nov 1681 at Marlborough2 {p6},3 {p404}.
vi
Joseph WOODS [QQ1342], born 5 Sep 1682 at Marlborough2 {p6},3 {p207}. He died 30 Aug 1698 at Marlborough2 {p6},3 {p404}.
vii
Sarah WOODS, b. 1685, MA, d. 1751, MA
viii
Silence WOODS [QQ1344], born 27 Jun 1688 at Marlborough2 {p6},3 {p207}.
ix
Col Benjamin WOODS, b. 1691, MA, d. 1740, MA
x
Deacon James WOODS, b. 1694, MA, d. 1772, MA

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John RICE

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John RICE [QQ37, w23] (Edward2, Edmund1) , born 20 Dec 1651, (about 1647 per Ward, 22 December per Supplement) at Sudbury, MA1 {p6},2 {p2},45 {p2},11 {p121}, son of Deacon Edward RICE and Agnes BENT. He died 6 Sep 1719, (5th per Supplement) at Sudbury11,1 {p17},45 {p2}. He resided in the part of Sudbury that is now Wayland, on the easterly side of the road leading from Weston to Saxonville, and on part of the homestead of his grandfather Edmund Rice, not far distant from "the spring," near which was the residence of his brother, Deacon Edmund Rice. He was a subscriber for Prince's Chronology, and fond of historical reading.1 {p17} He was named guardian for five children (not named) of Samuel King, alias Rice 27 Jan 1718/191 {p38}. His estate was inventoried 17 Sep 1719, sworn by widow Tabitha at Weston, rather than in court, because of her infirmity1 {p17}. Administration on his estate was granted 29 Jan 1719/20, to his widow Tabitha and son Moses1 {p17}.

He married Tabitha STONE 2 Nov 1674, (27th per Ward) at Sudbury11 {259, 272},1 {6, 17, 29},2 {p2},45 {p2}. She was born 29 May 1655, (20th per county records) at Sudbury (under the name Ston)11 {p138},45 {p2}, died after 29 Jan 1719/20, when she was appointed co-administrator of her husband's estate1 {p17},45 {p2}, daughter of Deacon John STONE and Anna.

    Children of John RICE and Tabitha STONE:

i
John RICE, b. 1675, MA, d. 1733, MA
ii
Anna RICE, b. 1678, MA, d. 1727
iii
Deliverance RICE, b. 1681, MA, d. 1723
iv
Tabitha RICE, b. 1683, MA, d. 1729
v
Prudence RICE, b. 1685, MA, d. 1728
vi
Abigail RICE, b. 1687, MA, d. 1754, MA
vii
Capt. Edward RICE, b. 1689, MA, d. 1756, MA
viii
Dinah RICE, b. 1691, MA, d. 1717, MA
ix
Capt. Moses RICE, b. 1694, MA, d. 1755, MA
x
Tamar RICE, b. 1697, MA, d. 1765, MA
xi
Capt Aaron RICE, b. 1700, MA, d. 1755, Crown Point

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Deacon Edmund RICE

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Deacon Edmund RICE [QQ65, w26] (Edward2, Edmund1) , born 9 Dec 1653 at Sudbury11,1 {p6},2 {p2},45 {p2}, son of Deacon Edward RICE and Agnes BENT. He died 25 Sep 1719 at Sudbury1 {p19},45 {p2},11 {p322}. He represented the Town of Sudbury in the Massachusetts General Court (legislative assembly) in 1707 at Boston, MA1 {p17}. Edmund Rice was a member of the church at Sudbury where he was a Deacon. On 6 June 1710 John Rice surrendered to his brother Edmund Rice, by deed, all his right to land by "the spring", and on which some part of Deacon Edmund Rice's house then stood... "At the request of Mr. John Rice and Deacon Edmund Rice, we have stated a way from John Rice's house by the southerly side of Deacon Edmund's house to THE SPRING, May 10, 1710."

    Signed
    John Brigham, Hopestill Brown, David Haynes,
    Thomas Frink, John Balcom Selectmen.1 {p17} The inventory of his estate, 451.1.0, was taken by Jonathan Rice, Richard Parks, and Edward Sherman on 19 November 1719. On 24 November 1719, Samuel Abbot and Joyce his wife; Joseph Parmenter and Lydia his wife; and William Rice and Martha his wife "convey all our right to Hon'd father Edmund Rice's estate in Sudbury or elsewhere to our brother, Jason Rice."1 {p19}

He married Joyce RUSSELL 13 Oct 1680 at Sudbury, MA11,1 {6, 17, 19},2 {p2},45 {p2}. She was born 31 Mar 1660 at Cambridge Farms (Lexington), MA54,1 {p17},45 {p2}, died about 171945 {p2}, daughter of William RUSSELL and Martha. On 14 Nov 1718 Edmund and Joyce Rice convey to their son Jason: "...for love and good will, convey unto our son Jason Rice, all of Sudbury," their homestead, viz: "half the house, half the barn, two-thirds of the meadow land, orchard and pastures."1 {p19}

    Children of Deacon Edmund RICE and Joyce RUSSELL:

i
Joyce RICE, b. 1681, MA, d. 1750
ii
Edmund RICE [QQ68, w167], born 9 Jul 1688 at Sudbury, MA1 {p19},11 {p120}. He died 1 Oct 1712 at Sudbury1 {p19},11 {p322}.
iii
Lydia RICE, b. 1690, MA
iv
Jason RICE, b. 1692, MA, d. 1729, MA
v
William RICE, b. MA, d. 1769, MA

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Daniel RICE

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Daniel RICE [QQ70, w27] (Edward2, Edmund1) , born 8 Nov 1655 at Sudbury1 {6, 19, 20},45 {p2},11 {p119}, son of Deacon Edward RICE and Agnes BENT. He died 14 Jul 1737, (6th per Ward), aged about 82 at Marlborough, MA3 {p384},1 {p20}. He made a will 5 May 1729, mentioning sons Daniel, Luke, Eleazer; son-in-law Edward Wilson and Hopestill, his wife; daughters Bethiah Newton and Judith Rice. Edward Wilson, Executor. Ward suggests that wife Elizabeth was notl1 {p20}. His will was proved 19 Dec 17371 {p20}.

He married first, Bethia WARD 10 Jan 1681, (February per Ward) at Marlborough1 {6, 19, 20},2 {p2},45 {p2},3 {p300}. She was born in 1658 at Sudbury, MA49,1 {p19}, died 8 Dec 1721, aged 63y at Marlborough, MA (under the name Rice)3,1 {p19}, daughter of Deacon William WARD and Elizabeth.

He married second, Elizabeth WELLS 9 Mar 1725, (May per Ward) at Marlborough, registered as Elizabeth Wheler1 {p20},3 {p300}. She died before 1729, as she was not mentioned in her husband's will1 {p20}.

    Children of Daniel RICE and Bethia WARD:

i
Bethiah RICE, b. 1682, MA, d. 1754, MA
ii
Daniel RICE, b. 1684, MA, d. 1734
iii
Judith RICE [QQ1508, w173], born 29 Sep 1687 at Marlborough3 {p157}. She died 14 Mar 1754 at Southborough, MA, the identification depending in part on the fact that she was mentioned as Judith Rice in her father's 1729 will55,1 {p20}.
iv
Luke RICE, b. 1689, MA, d. 1754, MA
v
Priscilla RICE [QQ1510, w175], born 6 Apr 1692 at Marlborough, MA1 {p20},3 {p160}. She died 24 Dec 1721 at Marlborough1 {p20},3 {p387}.
vi
Eleazer RICE, b. 1695, MA, d. 1767
vii
Deborah RICE, b. 1697, MA, d. 1725, MA
viii
Hopestill RICE, b. 1702, MA, d. 1730, MA


    Daniel RICE and Elizabeth WELLS had no recorded children.

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Jacob RICE

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Jacob RICE [QQ73, w29] (Edward2, Edmund1) , born 2 Feb 1660 at Sudbury, MA, (not found in the published records)1 {6, 20},2 {p2}, son of Deacon Edward RICE and Agnes BENT. He died 30 Oct 1746, aged 86y 8m 28d at Marlborough, MA1 {p20},56,3 {p385}. He was buried at Marlborough, in Old Common Cemetery56,3. On 12 October 1733, Jacob Rice conveyed for 60, land in Brookfield to his son, Amos, that was laid out to said Amos, on the right be, Jacob, purchased of John Parsons of Brookfield.1 {p20} He made a will 23 May 1741, mentioning wife Mary; sons Amos, Obediah, Jacob, and Gershom; daughters Martha Rice, Esther Jennings, and Bethiah Brigham. Son Gershom Rice executor1 {p20}. His will was proved 10 Nov 17461 {p20}.

He married Mary BARRETT in 16931 {6, 20},2 {p2},45 {p2}. She was born 24 Apr 1672 at Marlborough3,1 {p6},46 {1:48}, died 6 Oct 1752, aged 80y 16d at Marlborough (under the name Rice)1 {p6},3 {p386},56, was buried at Marlborough, in Old Common Cemetery56,3, daughter of John BARRETT and Mary POND. She made a will 23 Nov 1748, mentioning sons Amos Obadiah, Jacob, and Gershom; daughters Martha (sic) Rice and Bethiah Brigham; grandchildren Moses and Thankful, children of her daughter Esther Jennings, late of Brookfield, deceased1 {p21}. Her will was proved 30 Oct 17521 {p21}. They resided in 1694 at Marlborough1 {p20}.

    Children of Jacob RICE and Mary BARRETT:

i
Deacon Amos RICE, b. 1693, MA, d. 1767, MA
ii
Martha RICE, b. 1696, MA, d. 1785, MA
iii
Obadiah RICE, b. 1698, MA
iv
Esther RICE, b. 1700, MA, d. 1742, MA
v
Eunice RICE [QQ79, w183], born 11 Feb 1702 at Marlborough1 {p20},3 {p155}. She died 11 Nov 1715 at Marlborough1 {p20},3 {p387}.
vi
Mary RICE [QQ80, w184], born 14 Jul 1705 at Marlborough1 {p20},3 {p158}. She died Feb 1804 at Marlborough, (not found in the published records)1 {p20}. She was also known as Marcy3 {p158}.
vii
Jacob RICE, b. 1707, MA, d. 1788, MA
viii
Gershom RICE, b. 1710, MA, d. 1790, MA
ix
Bethiah RICE, b. 1712, MA, d. 1794, MA

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Anna RICE

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Anna RICE [QQ86, w30] (Edward2, Edmund1) , born 19 Nov 1661 at Sudbury, MA11,1 {p6}, daughter of Deacon Edward RICE and Agnes BENT. She died 2 May 1731 at Westborough, MA, wife of Thomas1 {p23},57 {p251}.

She married Thomas RICE 10 Jan 1681/82, (literally January 1681 per vital records, 11th month 1681 per Ward, but November 1717 per Rice Gen'l Register) at Marlborough, MA, (in Sudbury per Supplement)1 {p23},2 {p2},14 {p2},3 {p300}. He was born 30 Jun 1654 at Sudbury, MA11,1 {p6},2 {p2}, died in 1747, according to the Boston Gazette, which claimed Thomas died at age 94. This is presumed to be erroneous, since the same article is demonstrably wrong about the ages of other Rices. However, we have no other, better evidence for his death1 {p23},26 {26 December 1768}, son of Thomas RICE and Mary KING. Ward asserts that Thomas had a wife Mary who died at Watertown in 1677, but that was really his uncle Joseph's wife. He resided in 1677 at Marlborough, MA1 {p23}. He was an original member of the Westborough church, founded in 1724.1 {p23} He represented the Town of Marlborough for several years in the Massachusetts General Court (legislative assembly) in Boston.1 {p23} They resided after 1717 at Westborough, MA, when part of the Town of Marlborough was set off as Westborough1 {p23}. They lived in the portion of Marlborough that became Westborough.1 {p23}

    Children of Anna RICE and Thomas RICE:

i
Thomas RICE, b. 1683, MA
ii
Charles RICE, b. 1684, MA, d. 1773
iii
Eunice RICE [QQ90, w204], born 3 May 1688, (1686 per Ward) at Marlborough, MA1 {p23},3 {p155}.
iv
Jason RICE [QQ91, w205], born 23 Feb 1688/89, (literally 1688) at Marlborough3,1 {p23}. Some researchers have this Jason Rice married to Abigail Clark on 31 May 1722 at Westborough. As recorded elsewhere in our association records, Abigail Clark married a different Jason Rice on 31 May 1722 at Watertown.
v
Damaris RICE, b. 1688, MA, d. 1769, MA
vi
Jedediah RICE, b. 1690, MA, d. 1715, MA
vii
Abiel RICE [QQ93, w207], born 11 Dec 1692 at Marlborough1 {p23},3 {p152}. He died 27 Dec 1692 at Marlborough1 {p23},3 {p383}.
viii
Anna RICE [QQ94, w208], born 11 Dec 1692 at Marlborough1 {p23},3 {p152}. She died 25 Dec 1692 at Marlborough1 {p23},3 {p384}.
ix
Ashur RICE, b. 1694, MA, d. 1773, MA
x
Adonijah RICE [QQ96, w210], born 11 Aug 1696 at Marlborough1 {p23},3 {p152}. He was captured by the Indians, never to return 8 Aug 17041 {p23}.
xi
Perez RICE, b. 1698, MA, d. 1782, MA
xii
Vashti RICE, b. 1700, MA
xiii
Beriah RICE, b. 1702, MA, d. 1764
xiv
Noah RICE, b. 1705, d. 1759, MA

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Dorcas RICE

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Dorcas RICE [QQ103, w31] (Edward2, Edmund1) , born 29 Jun 1664, (January per Ward) at Sudbury, MA11,1 {p6},2 {p2}, daughter of Deacon Edward RICE and Agnes BENT. She died 24 Mar 1753 at Westborough, MA (under the name Forbush), widow of Thomas57 {p238}. She was dismissed from the Marlborough Church and admitted to the Westborough Church 25 Jul 17251 {p21}. There have been suggestions that Dorcas Rice first married a John Weldon or Walderne (see, for example, the LDS Ancestral File). Indeed, the marriage of a Dorcas Rice and John Walderne appears in the published vital records of Wenham, MA on 22 Sep 1680 (transcribed from the Essex County court records). The marriage is also entered in the Salem vital records, but with a date of 25 Sep 1679. Further, that marriage resulted in at least two children, sons Edward and Ebenezer, recorded at Wenham in 1686 and 1696, respectively. However, there is no evidence that the Wenham Dorcas is the same Dorcas shown here. Indeed, since Ebenezer Walderne was born at Wenham after our Dorcas had begun raising a family in Marlborough, we must conclude that they are different.58,36

She married Thomas FORBUSH. He was born 7 Mar 1667 at Cambridge, MA (under the name Farrabas)47,1 {p21}, died 20 Mar 1737/38 at Westborough, MA57, son of Daniel FORBUSH and Rebecca PERRIMAN. He was the next to sign the covenant after Mr. Ebenezer Parkman, Pastor elect, 28 Oct 1724 at Westborough Church, Westborough, MA1 {p21}.

    Children of Dorcas RICE and Thomas FORBUSH:

i
Aaron FORBUSH, b. 1693, MA, d. 1752, MA
ii
Thomas FORBUSH, b. 1695, MA, d. 1783
iii
Tabitha FORBUSH, b. 1699, MA
iv
Rebecca FORBUSH, b. 1700, MA
v
Eunice FORBUSH, b. 1704, MA

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Benjamin RICE

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Benjamin RICE [QQ105, w32] (Edward2, Edmund1) , born 22 Dec 1666 at Marlborough, MA1 {p6},2 {p2},45 {p3},3 {p153}, son of Deacon Edward RICE and Agnes BENT. He died 23 Feb 1748/49, (literally 1748), aged 82y 2m at Marlborough56,1 {p23},45 {p3},3 {p384}. He was buried at Marlborough, in Old Common Cemetery56,3. He made a will 31 Dec 1744, naming sons Azariah, Zerubabel, and Matthias; daughters Lydia Rice, Elizabeth How, Rachel How, Priscilla Partridge and Damaris Brigham; and grandchild (of son Simon, deceased) Ebenezer. Zerubabel Rice, Executor1 {p23}. His will was proved 27 Mar 17491 {p23}.

He married Mary RICE 15 Nov 1692 at Marlborough1 {6, 23},2 {p4},45 {p3},14 {p4},3 {300, 302}. She was born 6 Aug 1669, (listed just as the first week of August by the vital records) at Marlborough1 {p8},2 {p4},45 {p3},3 {p158}, died 22 Oct 1736, aged 65y at Marlborough1 {p23},3 {p386},45 {p3},56, was buried at Marlborough, in Old Common Cemetery56, daughter of Samuel RICE and Mary DIX. Note that the marriage specified by WARD is apparently in error and that the Rice Genealogical Register line has the correct line. The Sudbury VR lists the marriage of Benjamin Rice and Mary (Chamberlain) Graves on 1 April 1691. This would be the Benjamin Rice born 1640 at Sudbury. The Marlborough VR lists the marriage of Benjamin Rice and Mary Rice on 15 Nov 1692. This would be the Benjamin Rice born 1666 at Marlborough as shown here.

    Children of Benjamin RICE and Mary RICE:

i
Azariah RICE, b. 1693, MA, d. 1779, MA
ii
Lydia RICE, b. 1695, MA, d. 1755, MA
iii
Elizabeth RICE, b. 1697, MA, d. 1775, MA
iv
Simon RICE, b. 1699, MA, d. 1733, MA
v
Zerubbabel RICE [QQ1539, w197], born 1 Jan 1702 at Marlborough1 {p23},45 {p9},3 {p162}. He died 27 Aug 1775, aged 73y at Marlborough56,1 {p59},45 {p9},3 {p388}. He was buried at Marlborough, in Old Common Cemetery56,3. He made a will 21 Aug 1775 at Marlborough, leaving part of his house to his housekeeper, Lydia Howe, widow of Abraham Howe Jr, until she remarry, and also mentioning Betty Rice Barns eldest daughter of Edward and Submit Barns, and also foster son David Wyman. Deacon Samuel Stow to be Executor. Witnesses to the will were Asa Brigham, Amos Cotting, Ithamar Goodnow and Alpheus Woods1 {p59}. His will was proved 24 Apr 1776 in Middlesex County, MA, will contested but allowed1 {p59}.

He married Elizabeth BARRETT 4 Feb 1728/29 at Marlborough, MA, both of Marlborough3,1 {23, 59},45 {p9}. She was born 29 Jul 1702 at Marlborough (under the name Barret)3,45 {p9},46 {1:28}, died 25 May 1770, aged 67y 10m at Marlborough (under the name Rice)56,45 {p9},3 {p384}, was buried at Marlborough, in Old Common Cemetery56,3, daughter of Thomas BARRETT and Elizabeth STOW.
vi
Rachel RICE, b. 1703, MA, d. 1782
vii
Deacon Matthias RICE [QQ62, w199], born 4 Apr 1706 at Marlborough1 {p23},3 {p159}. He died 13 Feb 1764, aged 57y 10m at Westborough (Northborough), MA1 {p60},59 {p147}. He was admitted to the church 23 Nov 1740 at Marlborough, MA1 {p60}. He was a founder of the church at Northboro and one of its Deacons 21 May 1745 at Northborough, MA1 {p60}.

He married Anna BIGELOW 13 Apr 1731 at Southborough, MA55,1 {23, 60}. She was born 25 Jun 1712 at Marlborough, MA (under the name Biglo)3,45 {p11},46 {1:21}, died 14 Dec 1793, aged 81y (under the name Rice)56,1 {p65},45 {p11}, was buried at Marlborough, in Old Common Cemetery56, daughter of John BIGELOW and Jerusha GARFIELD.
viii
Priscilla RICE, b. 1708, MA, d. 1792, MA
ix
Damaris RICE, b. 1711, MA

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Abigail RICE

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Abigail RICE [QQ109, w33] (Edward2, Edmund1) , born 9 May 1671 at Marlborough1 {p6},2 {2, 6},3 {p152}, daughter of Deacon Edward RICE and Agnes BENT.

She married Capt. Samuel FORBUSH 8 Mar 1698/99 at Marlborough3,1 {p6},2 {2, 6},46 {1:201}. He was born about 16742 {p6}, died in 1766, "probably". However, Capt. Samuel's death is not found in the vital records of Marlborough or Westborough. Moreover, the 1766 date is apparently just an upper bound based on the fact that his presumed son Lt. Samuel was known as "Samuel Sr" in Westborough by 1767. Of course, if Capt. Samuel were living elsewhere, his son could be known as "Samuel Sr" anyhow. Thus, this upper bound is not entirely reliable2 {p6}, son of Daniel FORBUSH and Rebecca PERRIMAN.

    Children of Abigail RICE and Capt. Samuel FORBUSH:

i
Lt. Samuel FORBUSH [QQ1356], born about 1707 at Marlborough, (not found in the published records)2 {p6}. He died 10 Oct 1767 at Westborough, MA57. Your authors note that an extensive line of descendants has been found for Samuel and Sarah Forbush of Westborough. Unfortunately, the identification of Samuel as the son of Samuel and Abigail (Rice) Forbush of Marlborough is only tentative at best. We therefore omit the descendants until the connection is established.

He married Sarah COOLIDGE 4 Jun 1730 at Watertown, MA, listed as Samuel of Westborough and Sarah of Watertown34 {2:87},2 {p6}. She died 1 Oct 1776 at Westborough, MA (under the name Forbush)57.
ii
Charles FORBUSH [QQ1357], born in 1709 at Marlborough, MA, (not found in the published records)2 {p6}.

He married Margaret LOVEJOY. She was born about 1712 in probably Massachusetts.

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Thomas RICE

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Thomas RICE [QQ85, w35] (Thomas2, Edmund1) , born 30 Jun 1654 at Sudbury, MA11,1 {p6},2 {p2}, son of Thomas RICE and Mary KING. He died in 1747, according to the Boston Gazette, which claimed Thomas died at age 94. This is presumed to be erroneous, since the same article is demonstrably wrong about the ages of other Rices. However, we have no other, better evidence for his death1 {p23},26 {26 December 1768}. Ward asserts that Thomas had a wife Mary who died at Watertown in 1677, but that was really his uncle Joseph's wife. He resided in 1677 at Marlborough, MA1 {p23}. He was an original member of the Westborough church, founded in 1724.1 {p23} He represented the Town of Marlborough for several years in the Massachusetts General Court (legislative assembly) in Boston.1 {p23}

He married Anna RICE 10 Jan 1681/82, (literally January 1681 per vital records, 11th month 1681 per Ward, but November 1717 per Rice Gen'l Register) at Marlborough, (in Sudbury per Supplement)1 {p23},2 {p2},14 {p2},3 {p300}. She was born 19 Nov 1661 at Sudbury, MA11,1 {p6}, died 2 May 1731 at Westborough, MA, wife of Thomas1 {p23},57 {p251}, daughter of Deacon Edward RICE and Agnes BENT. Thomas RICE and Anna RICE resided after 1717 at Westborough, when part of the Town of Marlborough was set off as Westborough1 {p23}. They lived in the portion of Marlborough that became Westborough.1 {p23}

    Children of Thomas RICE and Anna RICE are shown under Anna RICE.

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Mary RICE

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Mary RICE [QQ141, w36] (Thomas2, Edmund1) , born 4 Sep 1656 at Sudbury, MA11,1 {p6},2 {p2},45 {p3}, daughter of Thomas RICE and Mary KING. She died 22 Aug 1733 at Lancaster, MA (under the name Sawyer)53 {p156},45 {p3}. She was admitted to the church 30 Aug 1712 at Lancaster53 {p271}. She is said in the Gazette to have lived to the age of 80.1 {p24}

She married first, Josiah WHITE 28 Nov 1678 at Marlborough, MA1 {6, 24},2 {p2},45 {p3},3 {p302}. He was baptized 4 Jun 1643, (literally 4th month) at 1st Church, Salem, MA36, died 11 Nov 1714 at Lancaster, MA53 {p156}, son of John WHITE and Joane WEST. He was admitted to the church 13 Mar 1708/9 at Lancaster53 {p270}.

She married second, Thomas SAWYER 15 Jul 1718 at Lancaster53 {p17},45 {p3},60. He was born 2 Jul 1649, (literally 5th month) at Nashaway (Lancaster), MA53 {p10}, died 5 Sep 1736, aged 88y53 {p406},56, was buried at Lancaster, MA, in Old Settlers Cemetery53 {p406},56, son of Thomas SAWYER and Mary PRESCOTT. He made a will mentioning daughters Mary Rice and Hannah Moore, son-in-law Jonathan Moore, and executors sons William, Joseph, Bezaleel, and Elias61. His will was proved 29 Nov 173661.

    Children of Mary RICE and Josiah WHITE:

i
Sarah WHITE, b. 1680, MA
ii
Deacon Josiah WHITE, b. 1682, MA, d. 1772, MA
iii
Capt John WHITE Sr, b. 1684, MA, d. 1725, MA
iv
Thankful WHITE, b. 1689, MA
v
Jonathan WHITE [QQ1813], born in 1692 at Lancaster, (not found in the published records)45 {p3}. He died 16 Jul 1707, aged 15y at Lancaster, killed by Indians53 {17, 156},45 {p3}.
vi
Judith WHITE, b. 1694, MA, d. 1774, MA
vii
Keziah WHITE, b. 1696, MA, d. 1739


    Mary RICE and Thomas SAWYER had no recorded children.

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Capt. Peter RICE

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Capt. Peter RICE [QQ142, w37] (Thomas2, Edmund1) , born 24 Oct 1658 at Sudbury, MA11,1 {6, 24},2 {p2},45 {p3}, son of Thomas RICE and Mary KING. He died 28 Nov 1753, aged 95y 1m 4d at Marlborough, MA56,1 {p24},45 {p3},3 {p387}. He was buried at Marlborough, in Old Common Cemetery56. He resided at Marlborough, in a house he built, and his descendants for many generations occupied. This house is now the home of the Marlborough Historical Society14 {p4}. He was in the military as a Captain of the train-band and, in 1711, one of the committee to designate the garrison houses in Marlborough, MA and designated the heads of families that were to belong to them in 17111 {p24}. He made a will 6 Jan 1746/47, mentioning wife Rebecca; sons Elisha, Cyprian, Pelatiah, Peter, and Abraham; daughters Abigail Bouker and Rebecca Eager. Abraham Rice, Executor1 {p24}. His will was proved 7 Jan 17541 {p24}.

He married Rebecca HOWE about 1688 at Marlborough. There is no record of their marriage in Marlborough, but Rebecca was mentioned as wife of Peter Rice in her father's will of 1694 and as Rebecca Rice in her mother's will of 17161 {6, 24},2 {p2},45 {p3}. She was born 4 Feb 1668/69, (literally 1668) at Marlborough (under the name How)3,1 {p24},45 {p3}, died 13 May 1749, aged 80y 3m at Marlborough (under the name Rice)3,56,1 {p24},45 {p3}, was buried at Marlborough, in Old Common Cemetery56, daughter of Abraham HOW and Hannah WARD.

    Children of Capt. Peter RICE and Rebecca HOWE:

i
Elisha RICE, b. 1690, MA, d. 1789, MA
ii
Cyprian RICE, b. 1691, MA, d. 1788, MA
iii
Rebecca RICE [QQ2308, w224], born about 1694, as calculated from her gravestone, baptized 22 Sep 1706 at Marlborough3,1 {p24},45 {p11}. She died 17 Jan 1790, aged 95y at Marlborough (under the name Eager)56,3,1 {p64},45 {p11}. She was buried at Marlborough, in Spring Hill Cemetery56.

She married Capt. Uriah EAGER 16 Dec 1746 at Marlborough3,1 {24, 64},45 {p11}. He was born 4 Apr 1700 at Marlborough3, died 30 Dec 1780, aged 80y at Marlborough56,3,1 {p64}, was buried at Marlborough, in Spring Hill Cemetery56, son of Zerubbabel EAGER and Hannah KERLEY.
iv
Pelatiah RICE, b. 1694, MA, d. 1775, MA
v
Elnathan RICE [QQ2304, w220], born 28 Jan 1697/98 at Marlborough1 {p24},3 {p155}. He died 28 Oct 1716 at Marlborough1 {p24},3 {p385}.
vi
Peter RICE, b. 1700, MA, d. 1759, MA
vii
Abigail RICE, b. 1703, MA, d. 1762, MA
viii
Deborah RICE [QQ2307, w223], born 22 May 1704 at Marlborough1 {p24},45 {p3},3 {p153}. She died before 1746, as she was not mentioned in her father's will1 {p24}. We have two records for two Deborah Rices both married a James Brown on 26 January 1725. Ward has one set of parents and Sup 1 has another set for Deborah. It is quite certain that the James Brown is the same person and that the ancestors of one Deborah Rice are in error. Unfortunately the Marlborough marriage record does not list Deborah's parents. And she died before either presumed father died so a will would be no help.

She married James BROWN 26 Jan 1724/25 at Marlborough45 {p3},60. He was born about 1701 in Massachusetts.
ix
Ensign Abraham RICE, b. 1709, MA, d. 1786, MA

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Nathaniel RICE

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Nathaniel RICE [QQ143, w38] (Thomas2, Edmund1) , born 3 Jan 1660/61, (literally 1660) at Sudbury, MA11,1 {6, 24},2 {p2},45 {p3}, son of Thomas RICE and Mary KING. He died 13 Nov 1726, aged 65y at Sudbury11 {p323},62,1 {p24},45 {p3}. He was buried at Wayland, MA, in North Cemetery62. He made a will 11 Nov 1726, mentioning son Nathaniel, daughters Patience Muzzy and Mary Rice, and son-in-law Micah Stone. Joseph Muzzy, Executor. Samuel Stone was appointed guardian on 9 December 1726 for Mary Rice in her 19th year and Nathaniel Rice in his 17th year1 {p25}.

He married first, Sarah before 17041 {6, 24},2 {p2},45 {p3}. She died about 1704. It is not clear whether this Sarah really existed. There is no record of such a marriage for Nathaniel Rice, nor of the births of any children before 1705, nor of any deaths of such children, nor of Sarah's death, nor any mention of such children in Nathaniel's will. It is possible that she is merely the product of confusion with Nathaniel's son Nathaniel, who did indeed have a first wife named Sarah. It is clear, at least, that the references to Sarah as "Sarah Stone" by the Supplement and the Rice Gen'l Register are the result of confusion over Ward's description of Nathaniel being named guardian of three children of "his wife" (without saying what wife) by a previous marriage. Those children's surname was Stone, but they were the children of Patience (Brown) Stone, not of the mysterious Sarah.

He married second, Patience BROWN Dec 1704 at Sudbury, MA11,1 {p24},45 {p3}. She was born 26 Feb 1671/72, (literally 1671) at Sudbury (under the name Browne)11, died 13 Nov 1722, aged 52y at Sudbury (under the name Rice)56,11 {p323},62, was buried at Wayland, MA, in North Cemetery56,62, daughter of Thomas BROWN and Patience FOSTER. On January 1709 Nathaniel Rice was guardian for three children of his wife (Patience) by a former husband (Daniel Stone Jr), all under 14 years of age: Kezia Stone, Micah Stone, and Lois Stone who married Moses Maynard of Sudbury 18 March 1723/24.

    On 9 December 1726 Samuel Stone was guardian for Mary Rice, in her 19th year, and for Nathaniel Rice, in his 17th year, children of Nathaniel Rice, deceased (Barry's History of Framingham, p. 398).1 {p25}

    Nathaniel RICE and Sarah had no recorded children.

    Children of Nathaniel RICE and Patience BROWN:

i
Patience RICE, b. 1705, MA, d. 1742, MA
ii
Mary RICE [QQ271450, w227], born 16 Sep 1707 at Sudbury, MA11,1 {p25}. She died after 1726, when Samuel Stone was named her guardian1 {p25}. Note that some confusion exists between this Mary and her second cousin (WRN 283) the daughter of Isaac Rice, born about the same time, but not entered in the vital records of Sudbury. Ward is quite clear in stating that the other Mary married Ephraim Curtis, but he does not cite the specific evidence.1 {p33}
iii
Nathaniel RICE, b. 1710, MA, d. 1801

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Sarah RICE

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Sarah RICE [QQ144, w39] (Thomas2, Edmund1) , born 15 Jan 1662/63, (literally 1662) at Sudbury11,1 {p7},2 {2, 6}, daughter of Thomas RICE and Mary KING. She died about 1742, at age 80 according to the Boston Gazette1 {p7},2 {p6}. She was dismissed from the church of Marlborough to that of Concord 16 Feb 16821 {p7}.

She married John ADAMS, his second marriage2 {2, 6}. He was thinly documented.

    Children of Sarah RICE and John ADAMS:

i
Thomas ADAMS [QQ1361], born 21 Oct 1706 at Sudbury (under the name Addams)11,2 {p6}.

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Ephraim RICE

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Ephraim RICE [QQ145, w40] (Thomas2, Edmund1) , born 15 Apr 1665 at Marlborough, MA1 {p7},2 {p3},45 {p3},3 {p155}, son of Thomas RICE and Mary KING. He died 25 Oct 1732, aged 67y at Sudbury, MA11,62,1 {p25},45 {p3}. He was buried at Wayland, MA, in North Cemetery62. Ephraim Rice was a proprietor of Worcester, having 30 acres of land granted him in that town in 1718. So far as is known, he never resided there.1 {p25} He made a will 20 Oct 1732, mentioning wife Mary; sons Ephraim, Thomas, Gershom, and John; the heirs of Josiah, deceased; daughters Mary and Hannah Rice. Son Isaac Rice, Executor1 {p25}. His will was proved 27 Nov 17321 {p25}.

He married first, Hannah LIVERMORE 21 Feb 1688/89, (22nd per Ward) at Watertown, MA, listed as Ephraim of Sudbury and Hannah of Watertown34 {4:99},1 {p25},2 {p3},45 {p3}. She was born 27 Sep 1670 at Watertown34 {1:33},1 {p25}, died 25 May 1724, (21st per Ward) at Sudbury, MA (under the name Rice)1 {p25},11 {p322},62,45 {p3}, was buried at Wayland, MA, in North Cemetery62, daughter of John LIVERMORE and Hannah. Ephraim RICE and Hannah LIVERMORE resided in 1688/89 at Sudbury, MA1 {p25}.

He married second, Mary NOYES 24 Mar 1724/25, (literally 1725) at Sudbury11,1 {p25},45 {p3}. She was born 22 Jun 1666 at Sudbury11,45 {p3}, died 11 Jan 1743/44 at Sudbury (under the name Rice)1 {p25},45 {p3},11 {p323}, daughter of Deacon Joseph NOYES and Mary DARWELL. She made a will 21 Jun 1742 at Sudbury1 {p25}. Her will was proved 12 Mar 17431 {p25}.

    Children of Ephraim RICE and Hannah LIVERMORE:

i
Hannah RICE [QQ2313, w229], born 5 Mar 1689/90 at Sudbury11,1 {p25}. She died Jul 1704 at Sudbury1 {p25},11 {p322}.
ii
Ephraim RICE, b. 1693, MA
iii
Mary RICE [QQ2315, w231], born 27 Jul 1695 at Sudbury11,1 {p25}. She died about 1780, when her will was proved. She was unmarried in 1732, when she was mentioned in her father's will.1 {p25} She made a will 8 May 1777, mentioning her sister, widow Hannah Stone of Sudbury63 {40, 41}. Her will was proved Mar 178063 {p41}.
iv
Josiah RICE, b. 1696, MA, d. 1730, MA
v
Grace RICE [QQ2317, w233], born 7 Jun 1699 at Sudbury11,1 {p25}. She died Jul 1704 at Sudbury1 {p25},11 {p322}.
vi
Thomas RICE, b. 1701, MA, d. 1785, MA
vii
Gershom RICE, b. 1703, MA
viii
John RICE, b. 1704, MA, d. 1771, MA
ix
Isaac RICE, b. 1710, MA, d. 1793
x
Hannah RICE, b. 1713, MA, d. 1784


    Ephraim RICE and Mary NOYES had no recorded children.

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Gershom RICE

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Gershom RICE [QQ146, w41] (Thomas2, Edmund1) , born 9 May 1667 at Marlborough, MA1 {p7},2 {p3},3 {p155}, son of Thomas RICE and Mary KING. He died 19 Dec 1768, aged 101y at Worcester, MA, regarded as one of the "fathers of the town". He had occupied many situations of public trust and confidence, and the first place of worship in Worcester was at his house. According to Ward, a tribute to Gershom appeared the following week in the Boston Gazette. In part it reads:

    "Worcester, Dec. 19, 1768.-- This day died here Mr. Gershom Rice, who completed the age of 101 years some time last May, besides retaining his reason and understanding in a very good degree to the last. He enjoyed a long and almost uninterrupted state of bodily health; was able, till very lately, to travel on foot a mile or two a day among his neighbors; eat his food with a good appetite, and slept quietly at night without any attendance.

    "He was naturally of a very pleasant disposition, very courteous in his behavior towards all, and withal grave and serious. Of late the decay of nature came on him fast; and he went away calmly and quietly at last, expressing his hope and trust in his Redeemer for admission to a better world"64,1 {p27},56,26 {26 Dec 1768}. He was buried at Worcester, in Old Common Cemetery64. He resided about 1696 at Groton, CT1 {p26}. From the Abstracts of Early Worcester Land Titles: "William Payne, of Boston, Blacksmith, sold to Gershom Rice of Groton in the County of New London and Colony of Connecticut, yeoman, May 26, 1712 for Fifty pounds of good Silver current money, All the Messuage or Tenement with all the land whereon ye Same Doth Stand, and is thereunto belonging and appertaining Situate Standing and being in Worcester in the County of Middlesex in New England Containing Fifty acres more or less ..... "

    "Deed signed by William Payne, and Elisabeth Payne, his wife, with her mark, in the presence of Jonas Rice and Edward Weaver, Sen., and recorded at Charlestown Oct 19, 1713, Book 16, p. 383"65 {65-66} According to the Abstracts of Land Records for New London and Groton, CT:
    On 28 April 1704 James Morgan and Nehemiah Smith, on behalf of the town, sell to Gershom Rice ten acres of meetinghouse finishing land .... joining westerly to his own land, which was laid out to Daniel Lane. The deed was recorded 23 July 1708.

    On 8 May 1708 Nehemiah Smith, Esq, of Groton to Gershom Rice of Groton and Jonas Rice of Sudbury, MA, 2 parcels: 200 acres in Groton, formerly New London, ... 50 acres in Groton (partially) ... deed recorded 16 May 1709, John Avery, John Seabury, Andrew Kinnicum, witnesses.

    On 19 May 1709 Jonas and Gershom Rice make a division of land ... deed recorded 20 May 1709, Andrew Kinnicum, Ephraim Rogers, Joseph Dean, witnesses.

    On 27 Feb 1709/10 Gershom Rice, husbandman, to Jonathan Smith, 40 acres ... consideration 19 ... witnesses Nehemiah Smith, Joseph Woodmansee, Lydia Smith, witnesses.

    On 10 Feb 1709/10 Gershom Rice of Groton for 40 in money at eight shillings per ounce ... to Nathaniel Brown ... deed recorded 8 March 1709/10, Aaron Stark, Abel Stark, witnesses.

    On 22 Jan 1713/14 Gershom Rice of Groton, yeoman, to Nathaniel Brown ... recorded 22 Jan 1713/14, Nehemiah Smith, Lydia Smith, Mary Cleveland (her mark), witnesses.

    On 29 April 1714 Gershom Rice to Aaron Stark ... recorded 29 April 1714 (Gershom Rice personally appeared), Edward Yeomans, Nehmiah Smith, witnesses.

    On 20 April 1714 Gershom Rice of Groton, yeoman, to Jonathan Smith, cordwinder ... recorded 20 Apr 1714, Lydia Smith, Dority Smith, Elizabeth Rice, witnesses.

    (undated) Gershom Rice of Groton to Nehemiah Smith, land at Nowayanck Neck ... recorded 8 Feb 1714, Lydia Smith, Elizabeth Hayns, witnesses.66 as Ward cites a petition dated 13 October 1713 signed by Gershom and Jonas "of Marlboro" as evidence that Gershom had moved back to Marlborough by the fall of 1713. (The petition was presented to the General Court expressing desire to enter upon a new settlement of Worcester.) We have found no other evidence that Gershom had returned to Marlborough in 1713. Rather, evidence suggests that Gershom may have still been living at Groton.1 {26-27} On 21 August 1721 Gershom Rice conveyed 103 acres of land in Worcester to John Duncan.1 {p27}

He married Elizabeth BALCOM. She was born 16 Aug 1672 at Charlestown, MA (under the name Ballcome)67 {p84}, died 16 Aug 1752 at Worcester, MA, as shown on a gravestone cited by Ward, but apparently no longer in existence when the comprehensive cemetery listing was published by Franklin P. Rice1 {p27}, daughter of Henry BALCOM and Elizabeth HAYNES. Note that Ward erroneously reports her maiden name as "Haynes" on p. 7 but corrects the error on p. 26. Haynes was in fact the maiden name of Elizabeth's mother.1 {7, 26} According to the Abstracts of Early Worcester Land Titles (copied from Middlesex County records): "Gershom Rice of Groton, Conn. and his wife, Elizabeth, sold to her brothers, John and Joseph Balcom, of Sudbury, November 12, 1709, for forty and Two pounds Some part in money the other part in moveables It being part of the Portion of my wife Elisabeth of her father Henry Balcoms Estate formerly of Charlestown in the County of Middlesex..."65 {173-4} A letter dated 1 April 1713 and addressed to Elizabeth Rice at Groton, CT: from "Elizabeth Balcom to her loving daughter, Elizabeth Rice, living in Groton." Letter also referenced grandchildren Gershom, Jr, Elizabeth, Matthias.1 {p26}

    Children of Gershom RICE and Elizabeth BALCOM:

i
Lieut. Gershom RICE Jr, b. 1696, d. 1781, MA
ii
Elizabeth RICE [QQ1252, w240], born 20 Oct 1698 at Groton, CT43 {1:112},1 {p27}. She died before 17441 {p27}.
iii
Abishai RICE, b. 1701, CT, d. 1748
iv
Sarah RICE, b. 1703, CT, d. 1781, MA
v
Matthias RICE, b. 1707, CT
vi
Ruth RICE [QQ1255, w244], born 11 Apr 1710 at Groton43 {1:112},1 {p27}. She died after 1710 at Groton.

She married ADAMS. He was born about 1707 in probably Massachusetts, died after 1730 in New Hampshire, killed fighting Indians1 {p27}. They resided in New Hampshire1 {p27}.

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James RICE

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James RICE [QQ147, w42] (Thomas2, Edmund1) , born 31 Mar 1669, (6th per Ward) at Marlborough, MA3 {p156},1 {p7},2 {p3},14 {p2}, son of Thomas RICE and Mary KING. He died 14 Oct 1730 at Worcester, MA64 {p152},1 {p28}. He was living in 1706 at Sudbury, MA1 {p28}. He resided about 1716 at Worcester, MA1 {p28}. He had 100 acres of land granted him in Worcester in 1718, of which town he was a proprietor.1 {p28} On 19 June 1730, after the deaths of his sons Daniel and James, James the father was granted administration of their estates. However, he in turn died before he could settle those estates.1 {p29} On 23 November 1730, James' eldest son Jotham took over administration of all three estates: father James and brothers Daniel and James.1 {p29}

He married Sarah STONE. She was born 14 Feb 1675 at Sudbury, MA1 {p28},11 {p139}, daughter of Deacon Daniel STONE and Mary MOORE.

    Children of James RICE and Sarah STONE:

i
Jotham RICE, b. 1696, MA, d. 1782, MA
ii
Zebediah RICE, b. 1698, MA, d. 1778
iii
Lt. Tyrus RICE, b. 1700, MA, d. 1783, MA
iv
Frances RICE, b. 1702, MA
v
Daniel RICE [QQ2335, w249], born 13 Mar 1704/5 at Framingham, MA, (at Marlborough per Ward)16 {p168},1 {p29}. He died 8 Mar 1729/30 at Worcester, MA64 {p152},1 {p29}. Administration on his estate was granted 19 Jun 1730, to his father1 {p29}. However, his father died in turn before he could wind up the estate, and administration was then granted to Daniel's eldest brother Jotham.1 {p29}
vi
James RICE [QQ2336, w250], born 30 Apr 1707 at Sudbury, MA11,1 {p29}. He died 26 May 1730 at Worcester, MA64 {p152},1 {p29}. Administration on his estate was granted 19 Jun 1730, to his father1 {p29}. However, his father died in turn before he could wind up the estate, and administration was then granted to James's eldest brother Jotham.1 {p29}
vii
Jasoniah RICE, b. 1709, MA, d. 1761
viii
Grace RICE [QQ2338, w252], born 19 Jan 1711/12 at Sudbury, MA11,1 {p29}. She died 26 Feb 1729/30, (21st per Ward) at Worcester, MA64 {p152},1 {p29}.
ix
Barzilai RICE, b. 1714, MA, d. 1741, MA
x
Beulah RICE [QQ2340, w254], born 23 Nov 1716 at Worcester68,1 {p29}.

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Frances RICE

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Frances RICE [QQ148, w43] (Thomas2, Edmund1) , born 3 Feb 1670/71, (literally 1670) at Marlborough, MA3,1 {7, 29},2 {p3}, daughter of Thomas RICE and Mary KING. She died about 1767, as calculated from an assertion in the Boston Gazette, cited by Ward, that Frances lived to the age of 96. However, no record of her death or remarriage has been found1 {p29}.

She married Benjamin ALLEN, but there is no mention of this marriage in the vital records of Watertown, where it presumably occurred, nor in those of Newbury or Marlborough1 {7, 29},2 {p3},45 {p3}. He was born about 1662, as calculated from his death records, died 12 Aug 1721, aged 59y at Weston, MA69 {12, 335},1 {p29}, was buried at Weston, in Central Avenue Cemetery69 {p335}. Was he the Benjamin Allen born at Newbury in 1662?

    Children of Frances RICE and Benjamin ALLEN:

i
Thomas ALLEN, b. 1690, MA
ii
Frances ALLEN, b. 1691, MA
iii
Grace ALLEN, b. 1695, MA, d. 1729, MA
iv
Jonas ALLEN, b. 1699, MA
v
Zebadiah ALLEN, b. 1701, MA, d. 1777, MA
vi
Benjamin ALLEN, b. 1709, MA, d. 1780, MA

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