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Thomasine (Frost) Rice (1600 - 1654)

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Thomasine "Tamazine" Rice formerly Frost
Born in St James, Suffolk, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Bury St. Edmunds, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusettsmap
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Categories: Puritan Great Migration | English Immigrants to Massachusetts Bay Colony | Stanstead, Suffolk | Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire | Sudbury, Massachusetts.

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Thomasine (aka Tamazine) Frost was baptized 11 August 1600 at Saint James Church, Stanstead, England, daughter of Edward Frost and Tamazine Belgrave.[1][2][1][3]

She married Deacon Edmund Rice on 15 October 1618 at St Mary's Church, Bury St. Edmunds, England. As late as 1627, they resided in 1627 at Berkhamstead, England.[4][5][6][7][8][9]

Likely of Puritan faith, being among those who fled religious persecution in England. They settled in Sudbury, Massachusetts. She died there on 13 June 1654.[1] where she was buried June 18, 1654.[10]


Thomasine gave birth to the following children:[1] (We should replace the ERA references with references to more original sources where available.)</ref>

  1. Mary Rice, born August 23, 1619.
  2. Henry R. Rice, born February 13, 1619–20, died February 10, 1709–-10, married Elizabeth Moore February 1, 1641–42.
  3. Edward Rice, born October 20, 1622, died August 15, 1712, married (1) Anna, (2) Agnes Bent 1646.
  4. Thomas Rice, born January 26, 1625–6, died November 16, 1681, married Mary King 1652.
  5. Lydia Rice, born March 9, 1626–27, died April 5, 1675, married Hugh Drury 1645.
  6. Matthew Rice, born February 28, 1627–28, died 1717, married Martha Lamson November 2, 1654.
  7. Daniel Rice, stillborn.
  8. Samuel Rice, born November 12, 1634, died February 25, 1683–84, married (1) Elizabeth King, (2) Mary Dix September 1668, (3) Sarah White December 13, 1676.
  9. Joseph Rice, born March 13, 1636–37, died December 23, 1711, married (1) Sarah Prescott, (2) Mary Beers, (3) Mercy King.
  10. Benjamin Rice, born May 31, 1640, died December 19, 1713, married (1) Mary Chamberlain, (2) Mary Browne.
Note: Despite the presence of such in many locations (including here on WikiTree), the 1983 Edmund Rice (1638) Association publication "Supplement 2 part 1" says there is no proof that a son Edmund ever existed. An April 1714 Middlesex Co probate [citation?] gave the illusion of such a child, but subsequent research revealed this 1714 probate action was for son EDWARD. Somehow this probate involved the estate of the old man Edmund Rice Senior because essentially every one one his offspring had a descendant represented in that probate (see the Ward ca1857 Rice book, the very same book that created the false illusion of a son Edmund).

The Edmund Rice (1638) Association estimates that after 13 or 14 generations, descendants of Edmund Rice may be in the many hundreds of thousands to millions.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The Edmund Rice (1638) Association, p. 13, gives four secondary sources for the birth and baptism of Thomasine Frost: 1. A Genealogical Register of Edmund Rice Descendants. Rutland, VT: The Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1970. 2. Porter, Harold F.. "The Paternal Ancestry of Thomasine Frost, Wife of Deacon Edmund Rice of Sudbury, Mass.", The American Genealogist 63, No. 3 (July 1988). 3. Holman, Mary Lovering. "English Notes on Edmund Rice", The American Genealogist 10 (1933-34). 4. Porter, Harold F. "The Strutt Ancestry of Thomasine Frost Wife of Edmund Rice of Sudbury, Mass.", The American Genealogist 61, No. 3 (January/April 1986).
  2. Sudbury Biographies from Hudson's History of Sudbury, 1889
  3. Descendants of Thomas Farr of Harpswell, Maine and ninety allied families,, Online publication - Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. Original data - Sumner, Edith Bartlett.. Descendants of Thomas Farr of Harpswell, Maine and ninety allied families. Los Angeles, Calif.: Lithographed from compiler's typescript by American, Includes bibliographical references and index.
  4. Rice Gen'l Register, p. 1.
  5. Harold F. Jr Potter, "The Paternal Ancestry of Thomasine Frost", p. 134.
  6. Harold F. Jr Porter, "The Strutt Ancestry of Thomasine Frost", pp. 165-166.
  7. Mary Lovering Holman, "Notes on Edmund Rice", in The American Genealogist, vol 10, pp. 134-135.
  8. Andrew Henshaw A.M. Ward, The Rice Family.
  9. "Sudbury, MA Vital Records, ," in New England Historic Genealogical Society, vol #? (date) p. 323.
  10. Sudbury Biographies from Hudson's History of Sudbury, 1889

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On 7 Jan 2016 at 00:37 GMT Cynthia (Billups) B wrote:

Frost-4695 and Frost-28 appear to represent the same person because: Same name, birth date is a guess, same marriage, same death date and place.

Please approve if you agree. Thanks!

On 23 Aug 2015 at 01:45 GMT S (Hill) Willson wrote:

Frost-4806 and Frost-28 appear to represent the same person because: Same birth year, same spouse (dups pending merge), child on -4806 also on -28. No other data to go on in orphan -4806. Please merge.

Thomasine is 13 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 13 degrees from Joseph Broussard, 17 degrees from Helmut Jungschaffer and 16 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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