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Henry Rice (1621 - 1711)

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Henry Rice
Born in St. James, Stanstead, Englandmap
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Husband of — married 1 Jan 1644 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusettsmap
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Died in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusettsmap
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Biography

Henry Rice was christened 13 Feb 1620/21 in Stanstead, Suffolk, England, son of Edmund Rice and Thomasine Frost.[1] [2] [3] [4][5][6][7][8][9]

He was one of the early grantees or settlers, who went to the Sudbury Plantation about 1638 or 1639.[10] Henry was assigned a house-lot on the south street of the settlement, adjacent to his father, Edmund, on the west.[10][11]

He married Elizabeth Moore 1 January 1643/44 in Sudbury, Massachusetts.Elizabeth Moore, daughter of John Moore Sr and (per Edmund Rice Association) Bridget Unknown, on 1 January 1643/44 at Sudbury, MA; (February per Ward).[1][4][2][12][9][5][13].

He swore an oath of fidelity at Sudbury, on 9 July 1645.[1][13][9] and was designated a Freeman on 10 May 1648 at Massachusetts. Henry received one lot in the Sudbury Two-Mile Grant in 1655 and was one of the thirteen Sudbury petitioners for the grant of Marlborough in 1656. His father (Edmund Rice) deeded him a track of land in the wilderness then called "New Trouble" in 1659. He received 50 acres in 1659 at Rice's End from his father, where he built a house.

1648: Made freeman 10 May.[13][14][9]

1655: Received one lot in the Sudbury Two-Mile grant.[15][9]

1656: one of the thirteen Sudbury petitioners for the grant of Marlboro; was an early proprietor (with father Edmund and brother Edward) of Marlboro.[3][9]

1659: His father (Edmund Rice) deeded him a track of land in the wilderness then called "New Trouble".[16][9]

1659: He received 50 acres at Rice's End from his father, where he built a house in 1659.

25 January 1667 deposition in court: he called himself about 50 years old.[1]

In 1679, he was selected tythingman 30 January at Selectmen's Meeting; sworn in 1st March following. In 1684 he was one of the signers of the land deed purchasing Marlborough lands from the Indians for 30 pounds.

1684: was one of the signers of the land deed purchasing Marlborough lands from the Indians for 30 pounds, probably settling there by 1691.[5] (see Page 9)

Henry was one of the first members of the church of Framingham in 1701.[16][9]

His wife died 3 August 1705, and he made his will shortly thereafter.

Henry Rice died 10 February 1710/11 in Framingham, Middlesex (or Worcester?), Massachusetts and is supposedly buried in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts.[9][1][4]

Last Will & Testament

His will, dated October 3, 1705, was proved at Cambridge, Massachusetts, February 29, 1710-11. Inventory was £527.11.0. It names his two sons, Jonathan and David, and a son-in-law Thomas Drury. It also names seven daughters: Elisabeth Brewer, Hannah Taylor, Tamisana Parmenter, Lidia Wheelock, Mercy Allen, Abigail Smith, Rachel Drury; and granddaughter Mary Brigham, living with Henry Rice at the time he made his will. [17][1][9]

Children

  1. Mary Rice, b 19 Sep 1646,[18] d 30 May 1695; m. Brigham, had dau Mary; deceased by time of father's will, which names a granddaughter, Mary Brigham, living with him.
  2. Elizabeth Rice, b 4 Aug 1648,[19] d 25 Feb 1739/40; m. John Brewer.
  3. Hannah Rice, b abt 1650, d 11 Aug 1707; m1. 5 Aug 1675 Eleazar Ward; m2. 17 Oct 1677 Richard Taylor.
  4. Jonathan Rice, b 3 Jul 1654,[20] d 12 Apr 1725; (named in father's will).
  5. Abigail Rice, b 17 Jun 1657, d 9 Dec 1735; m. Thomas Smith.
  6. David Rice, Deacon, b 27 Dec 1659,[21] d 16 Oct 1723; (named in father's will).
  7. Tamasine or Thomasine Rice, b 2 Feb 1662,[22] d 15 Apr 1748; m. Benjamin Parmenter.
  8. Rachel Rice, b 10 May 1664,[23] d 10 May 1730; m. Thomas Drury.
  9. Lydia Rice, b 4 June 1668;[24] m. Samuel Wheelock.
  10. Mercy Rice, b 1 Jan 1671,[25] d 30 Aug 1727; m. Elnathan Allen.

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Andrew Henshaw Ward, Rice Family (Ward), Boston, MA: C. Benjamin Richardson, 1858. p. 5
  2. 2.0 2.1 Margaret Skinner Rice, The Rice Family, Amesbury, MA: Edmund Rice Association, 1983. Supplement 2, Part 1, p. 1.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Charles Hudson, History of the town of Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Boston, MA: T R Marvin & Son, 1862, p 27, 41, 42
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Edmund Rice (1638) Association, A Genealogical Register of Edmund Rice Descendants, Rutland, VT: The Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1970, pp 1-2.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Brewer Genealogy, Page 9
  6. Holman, Mary Lovering. "English Notes on Edmund Rice", in The American Genealogist, 10 (1933-34) p. 134.
  7. Elden L. Brigham, From Whence We Came, p. 71.
  8. Letter, Dr Joanna Martin to Dr Robert V Rice, 13 November 1997.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 9.9 The Edmund Rice (1638) Association, www.edmund-rice.org Descendants of Edmund Rice, 2011.
  10. 10.0 10.1 The History of Sudbury, Massachusetts, 1638-1889, by Alfred S. Hudson, Publ. by the Town, 1889 Page 26
  11. Page 42
  12. Sudbury MA, Vital records of Sudbury, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1903, p. 258.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 James Savage, Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Boston, MA: Little, Brown & Co, 1860, 3:529
  14. Lucius R. Paige, List of Freemen of Massachusetts, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1978
  15. Sumner Powell, Puritan Village, Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1963.
  16. 16.0 16.1 Josiah H. Temple, History of Framingham, Massachusetts, 1640-1885, Framingham, MA: The Town of Framingham, 1887.
  17. Probate Court, Case records (for place noted), docket 18712
  18. Name Mary Rice Gender Female Birth Date 19 Sep 1646 Birthplace SUDBURY,MIDDLESEX,MASSACHUSETTS Father's Name Henry Rice Mother's Name Elizabeth Citing this Record "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VQ6D-LJL : 10 February 2018), Henry Rice in entry for Mary Rice, 19 Sep 1646; citing SUDBURY,MIDDLESEX,MASSACHUSETTS, ; FHL microfilm 1599521 IT 4.
  19. Name Elizabeth Rice Gender Unknown Christening Place Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts Birth Date 04 Aug 1648 Birthplace , Middlesex, Mass. Father's Name Henry Rice Mother's Name Elizabeth Citing this Record "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FC3G-X4N : 10 February 2018), Henry Rice in entry for Elizabeth Rice, 04 Aug 1648; citing , Middlesex, Mass., 1640-1840; FHL microfilm 185,455.
  20. Name Jonathan Rice Gender Unknown Birth Date 03 Jul 1654 Birthplace Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts Father's Name Henry Rice Mother's Name Elizabeth Citing this Record "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4DW-RRF : 9 February 2018), Henry Rice in entry for Jonathan Rice, 03 Jul 1654; citing Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, p 116; FHL microfilm 185,455.
  21. Name David Rice Gender Unknown Birth Date 27 Dec 1659 Birthplace , Middlesex, Mass. Father's Name Henry Rice Mother's Name Elizabeth Citing this Record "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FHPD-P5V : 9 February 2018), Henry Rice in entry for David Rice, 27 Dec 1659; citing , Middlesex, Mass., 1640-1840; FHL microfilm 185,455.
  22. Name Thomasin Rice Gender Unknown Christening Place Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts Birth Date 02 Feb 1661 Birthplace , Middlesex, Mass. Father's Name Henry Rice Mother's Name Elizabeth Citing this Record "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FC3G-XRL : 10 February 2018), Henry Rice in entry for Thomasin Rice, 02 Feb 1661; citing , Middlesex, Mass., 1640-1840; FHL microfilm 185,455.
  23. Name Rachell Rice Event Type Birth Event Date 10 May 1664 Event Place Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Gender Female Father's Name Henry Rice Mother's Name Elizabeth Citing this Record "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FCMB-8PL : 3 November 2017), Henry Rice in entry for Rachell Rice, 10 May 1664; citing Birth, Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, , town clerk offices, Massachusetts; FHL microfilm 892,249.
  24. Name Lydia Rice Gender Unknown Birth Date 04 Jun 1668 Birthplace Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts Father's Name Henry Rice Mother's Name Elizabeth Citing this Record "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4DW-TMS : 9 February 2018), Henry Rice in entry for Lydia Rice, 04 Jun 1668; citing Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, p 116; FHL microfilm 185,455.
  25. Name Mary Rice Event Type Birth Event Date 01 Jan 1670 Event Place Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Gender Female Father's Name Henry Rice Mother's Name Elizab. Citing this Record "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FCM1-P44 : 3 November 2017), Henry Rice in entry for Mary Rice, 01 Jan 1670; citing Birth, Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, , town clerk offices, Massachusetts; FHL microfilm 892,249.

See also:

  • Elden L. Brigham, From Whence We Came, Ann Arbor, MI: Edwards Brothers, Inc, May 1976.
  • Thomas W. Baldwin, Vital records of Framingham, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, Boston, MA: Wright & Potter, 1911.
  • Bullard and Allied Families, p. 114
  • Sudbury town records: Selectmen's Meeting, 30 Jan 1679

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Rice-10382 and Rice-53 appear to represent the same person because: Same birth date, one year difference in death year, father and daughter match
Rice of Framingham-1 and Rice-53 appear to represent the same person because: The LNAB field on "Rice of Framingham 1" has some issues; based on parent and dates, the person in the profile is fundamentally the same person as profiled in Rice-53. I'm in process of cleaning up and proposing merges for the relatives (amongst whom there are spelling variations and other cleanup). Thanks :)
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