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Deacon Edward Rice was born 13 October 1622 in Stanstead, Suffolk, England to Edmund Rice (1594-1663) and Thomasine Frost (1600-1654) and died 15 August 1712 Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes.


Biography

Edward Rice resided in Sudbury MA, but in 1661 he removed to Marlborough, Massachusetts where he is one of 13 on the petition for the founding of the town there. He was also deacon of the EHH? there.

He was close to age 93 when he died in Marlborough.

1706 Deed of Edward Rice

Deacon Edward Rice and wife Anna of Marlborough conveyed, 01 Apr 1686, to their son Edmund Rice of Sudbury, half of the farm (he purchased of his father Edmund, and some land he purchased of his brother Benjamin - John Rice of Sud, brother of Edmund, had the other half, and his choice of them) lying within the ounds of Sudbury, near the spring. Deed acknowledged 16 Apr 1706.

Marriage & Family

1st Marriage: Agnes Bent

Died without issue - according to Barry's History of Framingham. No marriage or death record found.

2nd Marriage: Anna

  1. Lydia Rice (1648-1648) - died same day
  2. Lydia Rice (1649-1723) - md John Woods
  3. John Rice (1651-1719) - md Tabitha Stone
  4. Edmund Rice (1653-1719) - md Joyce Russell
  5. Daniel Rice (1655-1737) - md Bethia Ward
  6. Caleb Rice (1658-1658) - died age 2.5 months
  7. Jacob Rice (1660-1746) - md Mary Barrett ?
  8. Anna Rice (1661-1731) - 2nd wife of Thomas Rice (1654-1747) - her cousin
  9. Dorcas Rice (1664-1753) - md Thomas Forbush
  10. Benjamin Rice (1666-1749) - md Mary Graves
  11. Abigail Rice (1671-1788) - md Samuel Forbush - brother of Thomas above.




Children



Offspring of Deacon Edward Rice and Agnes Bent (1631-1713)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Lydia Rice (1648-1648)
Lydia Rice (1649-1723) 10 December 1649 Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 24 September 1723 Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts John Woods (1641-1716)
John Rice (1651-1719) 20 December 1651 Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 6 September 1719 Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Tabitha Stone (1655-1726)
Edmund Rice (1653-1719) 9 December 1653 Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 25 September 1719 Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Joyce Russell (1660-1719)
Daniel Rice (1655-1737) 8 November 1655 Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 6 July 1737 Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bethiah Ward (1658-1721) Bethiah Ward (1658-1721) Elizabeth Wells (c1660)
Caleb Rice (1658-1658)
Jacob Rice (1660-1746) 1 March 1660 Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 30 October 1746 Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Mary Barrett (1672-1752)
Anna Rice (1661-1731) 19 November 1661 Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 2 May 1731 Westborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Thomas Rice (1654-1747)
Dorcas Rice (1664-1753) 29 January 1664 Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 24 March 1753 Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts Thomas Forbush (1667-1738)
Benjamin Rice (1666-1749) 22 December 1666 Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 23 February 1749 Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Mary Graves (1669-1736)
Abigail Rice (1671-1788) 9 May 1671 Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 22 August 1788 Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts Samuel Forbush (1674-1766)










Siblings

References

  • The Genealogical History of the Descendants of Edmund Rice- pg 6, pulb 1858 by Andrew H Ward - free on Google Books.


Residences

Footnotes (including sources)

Ω Birth
  • Baptism 26 Oct 1622 at St James Church in Stanstead.



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