Person:Edward Rice (2)

m. 15 OCT 1618
  1. Mary Rice1619 - Bef 1638
  2. Henry Rice1620/21 - 1710/11
  3. Edward Rice1622 - 1712
  4. Thomas Rice1625/26 - 1681
  5. Lydia Rice1627/28 - 1675
  6. Matthew Rice1629/30 - Bef 1717
  7. Daniel Rice1632 - 1632
  8. Samuel Rice1634 - 1684/85
  9. Edmund Rice, IIAbt 1638 - Abt 1714
  10. Joseph Rice1637/38 - 1711
  11. Benjamin Rice1640 - 1713
  • 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[3] Edward Rice
Gender Male
Christening[4] 26 Oct 1622 Stanstead, Suffolk, England
Marriage ABT 1646 Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United Statesto Agnes Bent
Death[2] 15 Aug 1712 Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

Resided first at Sudbury, and removed to Marl. 1664, and was Deacon of the church there.

Came to America with his father

He received one lot in the Sudbury Two-Mile Grant in 1655. In 1655 at Sudbury, MA. He resided in 1664 at Marlborough, MA, were he was a Deacon of the church. He declared age 42 in a paper filed in court on 2 October 1666 at Middlesex County Court, Cambridge, MA. He was assessed 8s 7d in the 1688 Marlborough tax roll. In 1668 at Marlborough, MA.11 He was in a land transaction on 1 April 1686 at Sudbury, MA, to their son Edmund Rice of Sudbury, half of the farm lying within the bounds of Sudbury, "near the spring". (Edward had purchased this from his father Edmund and some purchased from his brother Benjamin. John Rice of Sudbury, a brother of Edmund had the choice half.) Deed recorded 16 August 1734. He was elected deacon in 1687. He was questioned in court aged 70y in 1692 at MA. A 1712 obituary in the Boston News Letter gave the death year as 1711 and said he had been born in Berkhamstead in 1618. It also said he had 142 descendants at that time, of which 119 were living. It further said that Edward's brother Henry, who had died in Framingham in 1711, had a similarly large number of descendants.

References
  1.   Ward, Andrew Henshaw. A Genealogical History of the Rice Family: Descendants of Deacon Edmund Rice, who came from Barkhamstead, England and settled at Sudbury, Massachusetts, in 1638 or 9. (Boston: C. Benjamin Richardson, 1858), page 6.

    He resided at Sud[bury], removed to Marlboro' 1664, was deac. of the chh. there and d. Aug 15, 1712. By a paper on the court files at Cambridge, his age was 47 Oct 2, 1666 if so, he was b about 1619 and not far from 93 years old at the time of his death.

  2. Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Marlborough, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849. (Worcester, Massachusetts: Franklin P. Rice, 1908), 384.

    Rice, Dea. Edward, Aug. 15, 1712, about 93.
    [Birth about 1619.]

  3. Gerald Rice. Rice, Gerald G.. (Rice, Humphrey, Shattuck, Gervais, Beaudette, Angell and allied lines).
  4. , Mary Lovering. "English Notes on Edmund Rice", in The American Genealogist. (Demorest, Habersham, Georgia, United States: D.L. Jacobus), 10:134.

    [Parish Register of Stanstead, Suffolk, England]
    1622 Edmund Ryce the son of Edmund Ryce 26 October.