b.Abt 1630 Penton Grafton, Hampshire, England
d.4 Jun 1713 Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
m. 3 Oct 1644
m. ABT 1646
Facts and Events
History of Marlborough says she died without issue; the death date of June 4, 1713 is said to be that of a second wife, Anna, age 83. But the Edmund Rice Association (http://www.edmund-rice.org/ERA5gens/p6.htm#i58) says this:
Agnes Bent b. 12 December 1631, d. 4 June 1713
Agnes Bent was born on 12 December 1631 at Wayhill, Penton Grafton, co Southampshire, England.3,4,5 She was the daughter of John Bent and Martha (?). Agnes Bent married Deacon Edward Rice, son of Deacon Edmund Rice and Thomasine Frost, circa 1647.1,2,6 Agnes Bent died on 4 June 1713 at Marlborough, MA; aged 83y, registered as Ann Rice.1,3,4 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.