Family:Edmund Rice and Thomasine Frost (1)

Facts and Events
Marriage[4] 15 Oct 1618 Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, EnglandSt. Mary's Parish
Bef 1638 England
chr. 13 Feb 1620/21 Stanstead, Suffolk, England
chr. 26 Jan 1625/26 Stanstead, Suffolk, England
Abt 1638 At Sea
Abt Apr 1714

Stanstead parish baptisms, as documented by Elizabeth Lovering Holman (TAG 10:133-134):

  • 1619 Marie the daughter of Edmund Ryce, 23 August.
  • 1620 Henry Ryce the son of Edmund Ryce, 13 February [1620-21]
  • 1622 Edmund Ryce the son of Edmund Ryce, 26 October. [ELH believes this to be his son EDWARD]
  • 1625 Thomas Ryce the son of Edmund Ryce, 26 January [1625-26]

Berkhamstead parish baptisms, also documented by ELH (TAG 10:133-134):

  • Lydia, bapt 9 Mar 1627-8
  • Matthew, bapt. 28 Feb 1629-30
  • Daniel, bapt. 1 Nov 1632; buried 10 Nov 1632 there
  • Samuel, bapt 12 Nov 1634
  • Joseph, bapt 13 Mar 1637-38

Sudbury, MA births:

  • Benjamin, b 31 May 1640

From this, it appears that they were married in Bury St. Edmunds, lived for six years in Stanstead, then moved to and lived in Berkhamstead for about ten years, before emigrating to New England shortly after Joseph's baptism.

  1.   Gerald Rice. Rice, Gerald G.. (Rice, Humphrey, Shattuck, Gervais, Beaudette, Angell and allied lines).
  2.   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)

    EDMUND, Sudbury, was from Barkhamstead in Co. Herts, and of the first sett. 1639, appoint. to lay out the planta. freem. 13 May 1640, and among proprs. that yr. is a wid. Rice, perhaps his mo. was rep. in Oct. foll. and 1643, deac. and selectman, b. a. 1594, brot. from Eng. w. Thomasine, and ch. by her, Edward, b. 1618; Henry; Edmund; Thomas; Matthew; Samuel; and Joseph, had here Benjamin, b. 31 May 1640. His w. d. 18 June 1654; and he m. 1 Mar, 1655, Mercy, wid. of Thomas Brigham, wh. surv. him, and had Ruth b. 29 Sept. 1659; and Ann, 19 Nov. 1661; was among early sett. of Marlborough, and he d. 3 May 1663, all the ten ch. having div. of his est. His wid. m. William Hunt. EDMUND, Marlborough, s. of the preced. b. in Eng. m. 13 Oct. 1680, Joyce Russell, d. of William of Cambridge, had Joyce b. 1681; Edmund, 9 July 1688; and Lydia, 24 May 1690; Joyce m. 1705, Samuel Abbot.

  3.   Puritan Village.
  4. Holman, Mary Lovering, "The Wife of Edmund Rice", in The American Genealogist (TAG). (Donald Lines Jacobus,

    Citing Marriage Register of St. Mary’s, Bury, Suffolk: 1618, October: Edmunde Rice & Thomasine Frost (15)