Person:Agnes Bent (8)

m. 3 Oct 1644
  1. Robert Bent1624 - 1648
  2. William Bent1626 -
  3. Robert BentAbt 1628 -
  4. Peter Bent1629 - 1678
  5. William BentAbt 1630 -
  6. Agnes BentAbt 1630 - 1713
  7. Corporal John Bent1636/7 - 1717
  8. Joseph Bent1641 - 1675
  9. Martha BentAbt 1643 - 1680
  • HEdward Rice1622 - 1712
  • WAgnes BentAbt 1630 - 1713
m. ABT 1646
  1. Lydia Rice1648 - 1648
  2. Lydia Rice1649 - 1723
  3. John Rice1651 - 1719
  4. Deacon Edmund Rice1653 - 1719
  5. Daniel Rice1655 - 1737
  6. Caleb Rice1657/58 - 1658
  7. Jacob RiceAbt 1659/60 - 1746
  8. Anna Rice1661 - 1731
  9. Dorcas Rice1664 - 1753
  10. Benjamin Rice1666 - 1748/49
  11. Abigail Rice1671 -
Facts and Events
Name[2] Agnes Bent
Gender Female
Birth? Abt 1630 Penton Grafton, Hampshire, England
Christening[3] 1631 Penton Grafton, Hampshire, England
Alt Birth? 12 Dec 1631 Wayhill, Penton Grafton, Hampshire, England
Marriage ABT 1646 Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United Statesto Edward Rice
Death[1] 4 Jun 1713 Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United Statesat age 83
Alt Death[3][4] 4 Jun1715 Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

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.
References
  1. Andrew Henshaw Ward (Boston: C. Benjamin Richardson 1858), page 6.
  2. Gerald Rice. Rice, Gerald G.. (Rice, Humphrey, Shattuck, Gervais, Beaudette, Angell and allied lines).
  3. 3.0 3.1 Forsythe, Warren.
  4. Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Marlborough, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849. (Worcester, Massachusetts: Franklin P. Rice, 1908), 384.

    1713: RICE, Ann, w. Dea. Edward, June 4, 1713, a. 83. Death, Marlborough