Person:Thomas Rice (1)

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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
  • HThomas Rice1625/26 - 1681
  • WMary King1629/30 - 1714/15
m. 1651
  1. Grace RiceAbt 1652 - 1653/54
  2. Thomas Rice1654 - 1747
  3. Mary Rice1656 - 1733
  4. Peter Rice1658 - 1753
  5. Nathaniel Rice1660/61 - 1726
  6. Sarah Rice1662/63 - Abt 1742
  7. Ephraim Rice1665 - 1732
  8. Gershom Rice1667 - 1768
  9. James Rice1669 - 1730
  10. Frances Rice1670/71 - Abt 1767
  11. Jonas Rice1672/73 - 1753
  12. Grace Rice1675/76 - Aft 1768
  13. Elisha Rice1679 - Bef 1761
Facts and Events
Name Thomas Rice
Gender Male
Christening[4] 26 Jan 1625/26 Stanstead, Suffolk, England
Marriage 1651 Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United Statesto Mary King
Death[2] 16 Nov 1681 Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

Joined his father and some brothers in being some of the first settlers of Marlborough, MA (1657) per John Buczek`s web-site History of Marlborough: "HISTORY: An In Depth Look Source Program Book - Marlborough Tercentenary Celebration "

A petition was presented to the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in May 1656 for the right to start a new plantation by thirteen men then residents of the town of Sudbury. They were Edmond Rice and two of his sons, Edward and Henry Rice... The next year, 1657, the names of ... Samuel Rice, Thomas Rice... became proprietors.

Was freeman 30 May 1660

Moved to Marlborough 1660; granted land in Sudbury 1658 and in Marlborough 1660-1665.

References
  1.   Gerald Rice. Rice, Gerald G.. (Rice, Humphrey, Shattuck, Gervais, Beaudette, Angell and allied lines).

    [1] b. bef 26 Jan at Stanstead, Suffolk, England.

  2. Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Sudbury, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1903), 323.

    Rice, Thomas, [died] Nov. 16, [16]81. M.R.

  3.   Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), 3:531.

    THOMAS, Sudbury, s. of Edmund the first, b. in Eng. by w. Mary had Grace, wh. d. 1654; Thomas b. 30 June 1654; Mary, 4 Sept. 1656, m. 1678, Joseph White; Peter, 24 Oct. 1658; Nathaniel, 3 Jan. 1660; Sarah, 15 Jan. 1662, m. John Adams; was freem. 1660, rem. to Marlborough, had there Ephraim; Gershom, said to be b. 9 May 1667; James, 1669; Jonas, 1673; Grace, 1675, m. 1702, Nathaniel Moore; perhaps Elisha; and Frances, wh. m. an Allen; and in Geneal. Reg. XIII. 140, was made to live 96 yrs. His will was pro. 1681, so that we may be sure his age was by ten yrs. magnif. by his s. as in Geneal. Reg. XIII. 140; and the will of his wid. was pro. 1715.

  4. Holman, Mary Lovering. "English Notes on Edmund Rice", in The American Genealogist. (Demorest, Habersham, Georgia, United States: D.L. Jacobus), 10:134.

    [Parish Registers of Stanstead, Suffolk, England]
    1625 Thomas Ryce the son of Edmund Ryce 26 January [1625-26].
    [The indication of the correct double dating was added by the author.]

  5.   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), 7.

    Will of Thomas Rice, dated 11 Nov 1681, proven 4 apr 1682, mentions sons Thomas, Peter, Nathaniel and Ephraim; wife Mary; "younger children not mentioned above". "My three brothers, Henry and Mathew Rice and Peter Kings to be overseers". [Wife's will named some of the unnamed children.]