Person:Henry Rice (7)

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
m. 1 JAN 1643/44
  1. Mary Rice1646 - Bef 1695
  2. Elizabeth Rice1648 - 1738/39
  3. Hannah RiceAbt 1651 - 1707
  4. Jonathan Rice1654 - 1725
  5. Abigail Rice1657 - 1735
  6. David Rice1659 - 1723
  7. Thomasine Rice1661/62 - 1748
  8. Rachel Rice1664 - BEF 1730
  9. Lydia Rice1668 - 1756
  10. Mercy-Mary Rice1670 - 1727
Facts and Events
Name Henry Rice
Gender Male
Christening[1][3] 13 Feb 1620/21 Stanstead, Suffolk, England
Marriage 1 JAN 1643/44 Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United Statesto Elizabeth Moore
Alt Marriage 1 Feb 1643/44 Sudbury, Middlesex, Mato Elizabeth Moore
Death[2] 10 Feb 1710/11 Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

Contents

Origins

He came over with his parents about 1637.

Life in New England

1638-39: A list of the first proprietors of Sudbury does not name his as proprietor, but does indicate he received 12 acres

1643: first grant of land; also married this year.

1645: Took oath of fidelity (in Framingham?) July 9

1648: Made freeman;

1656: was an early proprietor (with father Edmund and brother Edward) of Marlborough.

Before 1705: removed to Framington

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

1679: Selected tythingman 30 January at Selectmen's Meeting; sworn in 1st March following

1684: was one of the signers of the land deed purchasing Marlborough lands from the Indians for 30 pounds.

1705: His wife died 3 August; he made his will shortly thereafter.

1711: He died 10 February in Framingham

Legacy

His will, dated October 3, 1705, was proved at Cambridge, Massachusetts, February 29, 1710-11.

It names his two sons, Jonathan and David, and a son-in-law Thomas Drury. It also names seven daughters:

1. Elisabeth Brewer

2. Hannah Taylor <-- THIS CONFIRMS THAT HENRY a) HAD A DAUGHTER NAMED HANNAH, and b) THAT SHE MARRIED SOMEONE NAMED TAYLOR.

3. Tamisana Parmenter

4. Lidia Wheelock

5. Mercy Allen

6. Abigail Smith

7. Rachel Drury

Also mentioned frequently in his will was a granddaughter, Mary Brigham, living with Henry Rice at the time he made his will. This implies the existence of an 8th daughter, who is probably Mary Rice, who had been married to Thomas Brigham; she died before Thomas's 1695 second marriage.

Additional Sources

(Incorporate into Sources)

1. Bullard and Allied Families, p. 114

2. Sudbury town records: Selectmen's Meeting, 30 Jan 1679

3. History of the town of Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts

References
  1. Holman, 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]
    1620 Henry Ryce the son of Edmund Ryce 12 February [1620-21].
    [The indication of the correct double dating was added by the author.]

  2. Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Framingham, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850. (Boston: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1911), 460.

    Rice, Henery, Feb. 10, 1710-1.

  3. Some sources estimate a birth about 1617 based on a deposition in 1667, aged about 50 (e.g., Source:Ward, Andrew Henshaw. Genealogical History of the Rice Family : Descendants of Deacon Edmund Rice, Who Came from Berkhamstead, England and Settled at, p. 5). Besides placing his birth before the marriage of his parents, this has been superceded by the location of his baptismal record.