Tuesday, July 5, 2011

HENRY RICE 1620-1710

[Ancestral Link: Marguerite Anderson (Miller), daughter of Hannah Anderson (Anderson), daughter of Mary Margaret Edmiston (Anderson), daughter of Martha Jane Snow (Edmiston), daughter of Gardner Snow, son of James Snow, son of Zerrubbabel Snow, son of Abigail Brigham (Snow), daughter of Gershom Brigham, son of Mary Rice (Brigham), daughter of Henry Rice.]


Henry Rice (1620 - 1711)Henry Rice was the son of Deacon Edmund Rice and Thomasine Frost. Henry was baptized on 13 February 1620/21 at Stanstead, Suffolk, England.

He married Elizabeth Moore, daughter of John Moore Sr.and Bridget, on 1 January 1643/44 at Sudbury, Massachusetts.

He swore an oath of fidelity on 9 July 1645 Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts. On 10 May 1648 Henry Rice was listed as a freeman at Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

He received one lot in the Sudbury Two-Mile Grant in 1655. On 1656 He was one of the thirteen Sudbury petitioners for the grant of Marlborough. He received 50 acres at Rice's End from his father where he built his house in 1659.

He stated in a court action that he was 50 years old on 25 January 1667 at Massachusetts.

He an original member of the church in 1701 at Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

Henry Rice died on 10 February 1710/11 at Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, at age 89. His estate was probated on 28 February 1710/11 at Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He left a will on 3 October 1705. His will mentions sons Jonathan and David, daughters Elizabeth Brewer, Hannah Taylor, Abigail Smith, Tamasen Parmentier, Rachel Drury, Lydia Wheelock, Mercy Allen and granddaughter Mary Brigham. His inventory was £527 11d.

May, 1656 Petition to Establish Village of Marlborough
To the Hon. Governor, Dep. Governor, Magistrates and Deputies of the General Court now assembled in Boston.The Humble Petition of several of the inhabitants of Sudbury, whose names are here underwritten showeth: That whereas your Petitioners have lived divers years in Sudbury, and God hath been pleased to increase our children, which are now divers of them grown to man’s estate: and wee, many of us grown into years, so that wee should be glad to see them settled before the Lord take us away from hence, as also God having given us some considerable quantity of cattle so that wee are so straightened that wee cannot so comfortably subsist as could be desired; and some of us having taken some pains to view the country; wee have found a place which lyeth westward about eight miles from Sudbury, which wee conceive might be comfortable for our subsistence.“It is therefore the humble request of your Petitioners to this Hon’d Court, that you would be pleased to grant unto us eight miles square for to make a plantation.“If it shall please this Hon’d Court to grant our Petition, it is further then the request of your Petitioners to this Hon’d Court, that, you will be pleased to appoint Mr. Thomas Banforth, of Liestenul Fisher to lay out the bounds of the Plantation, and we shall satisfy those whom this Hon’d Court shall please to employ in it.“So apprehending this weighty occasion, we shall no further trouble this Hon’d Court but shall ever pray for your happiness. Edmund Rice Thomas Goodnow John Bent Sen’r William Ward John Ruddocke John Maynard Thomas King Henry Rice Richard Newton John Woods John Howe Peter Bent Edward Rice
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Henry RiceHenry Rice was the son of Deacon Edmund Rice and Thomasine Frost. Henry Rice was baptized on 13 February 1620/21 at Stanstead, Suffolk, England. He married Elizabeth Moore, daughter of John Moore Sr. and Bridget (Unknown), on 1 January 1643/44 at Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Henry Rice died on 10 February 1710/11 at Framingham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 89. His estate was probated on 28 February 1710/11 at Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He swore an oath of fidelity on 9 July 1645 Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. On 10 May 1648 Henry Rice was listed as a freeman at Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was received one lot in the Sudbury Two-Mile Grant in 1655. On 1656 He was one of the thirteen Sudbury petitioners for the grant of Marlborough. He received 50 acres at Rice's end from his father where he built his house in 1659. He was an original member of the church in 1701 at Framingham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He left a will on 3 October 1705. His will mentions sons Jonathan and David, daughters Elizabeth Brewer, Hannah Taylor, Abigail Smith, Tamasen Parmentier, Rachel Drury, Lydia Wheelock, Mercy Allen and granddaughter Mary Brigham.His inventory was £527 11d.
Child of Henry Rice and Elizabeth Moore:
Mary Rice born 19 September 1646, died before 30 May 1695
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Henry RiceHenry Rice was born circa 1617, having called himself 50 years old on January 25, 1667, as appears by a deposition on the files of the court. He was the son of Deacon Edmund Rice and Thomasine Frost. Henry Rice was baptized on 13 February 1620/21 at Stanstead, county Suffolk, England. He married Elizabeth Moore, daughter of John Moore Sr and Bridget (?), on 1 January 1643/44 at Sudbury, Massachusetts; (February per Ward). Henry Rice died on 10 February 1710/11 at Framingham, Massachusetts. He estate was probated on 28 February 1710/11 at Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

He swore an oath of fidelity at Sudbury, Massachusetts on 9 July 1645. He was designated a Freeman on 10 May 1648 at Massachusetts. He received one lot in the Sudbury Two-Mile Grant in 1655. He was one of the thirteen Sudbury petitioners for the grant of Marlborough in 1656. He received 50 acres in 1659 at Rice's End from his father, where he built a house. He stated in a court action that he was 50 years old on 25 January 1667 at Massachusetts. He was an original member of the church in Framingham in 1701. He left a will on 3 October 1705, inventory was £527.11.0. The will mentions sons Jonathan and David; daughters Elizabeth Brewer, Hannah Taylor, Abigail Smith, Tamasin Parmenter, Rachel Drury, Lydia Wheelock, Mercy Allen; and granddaughter Mary Brigham.

Children of Henry Rice and Elizabeth Moore
Mary Rice
Elizabeth Rice
Hannah Rice
Jonathan Rice
Abigail Rice
Deacon David Rice
Tamasine Rice
Rachel Rice
Lydia Rice
Mercy Rice
found on ancestry.com

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