Facts and Events
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.
- Gerald Rice. Rice, Gerald G.. (Rice, Humphrey, Shattuck, Gervais, Beaudette, Angell and allied lines).
 b. bef 26 Jan at Stanstead, Suffolk, England.
- ↑ 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, 81. M.R.
- 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.
- ↑ 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.]
- 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.]