chr.26 Oct 1622 Stanstead, Suffolk, England
d.15 Aug 1712 Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
m. 15 OCT 1618
m. ABT 1646
Facts and Events
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.