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chr.13 Feb 1620/21 Stanstead, Suffolk, England
d.10 Feb 1710/11 Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
m. 15 OCT 1618
m. 1 JAN 1643/44
Facts and Events
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
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.
(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