Ancestors of Tim Farr and Descendants of Stephen Farr Sr. of Concord, Massachusetts and Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England


Edmund RICE [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 about 1594 in Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. He died 3, 4 on 3 May 1663 in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He was buried 5, 6 in 1663 in Wayland, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Edmund married 7, 8 Thomasine FROST on 15 Oct 1618 in St Mary, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

Edmund's will was probated 9 on 16 Jun 1663 in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
, Mercy

The modern name Rice comes form the old Welsh name Rhys. The name means "to rush" .

William Rice of Buckinghamshire was granted a coat of arms by Queen Mary of England in 1555 and the Rice family was seated in England some time around 1570. Rice families have been found to have resided in all the thirteen original colonies.

One of the first of the Rice families to immigrate to America was William's grandson Deacon Edmund Rice b 1594 in Buckinghamshire. He and his family settled in Sudbury Massachusetts in 1638.

Re: Edmund Rice 1600's Mass
Posted by Ray W. Justus on March 09, 1999 at 19:52:28:
In Reply to: Re: Edmund Rice 1600's Mass posted by Vicki on March 09, 1999 at 14:23:12:

Edward had a brother, Thomas, but he was not a twin.
Sources:
1. "A Genealogical History of the Rice Family: Descendants of Deacon Edmund Rice" (1858) by Andrew Henshaw Ward
Henshaw does not include daughter Mary (Marie).
2. "More About Those Rices" (1954) by Elsie Hawes Smith
Smith lists all twelve children.  First child is Marie.
3. "Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England" (1965 Reprint) by James Savage
Savage does not include daughters Mary (Marie) and Lydia.
4. "A Treatise on the Rice Family" by Roger E. Price (1989)
Price lists all twelve children..  First child is Mary.

I have also used the following source for corrections:
5. "Supplement the Rice Family: Descendants of Deacon Edmund Rice" (1967) by Edmund Rice (1638)Association, Inc.
This supplement starts with the third generation so no information on the children is included. There have been two additional supplements which I have not seen.


Some sources say that Edmund had no daughter named Mary or that she died in England. Mary's Christening record has been found in the Stanstead, Suffolk, England records as being 18 Aug 1618 and her father as "Edm.".
[See notes on Mary Rice]

Thomasine FROST [Parents] [scrapbook] was christened 1, 2, 3 on 10 Aug 1600 in Stanstead, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. She died 4, 5 on 13 Jun 1654 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She was buried 6 in BET JUN 1654 AND 1659 in Wayland, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Thomasine married 7, 8 Edmund RICE on 15 Oct 1618 in St Mary, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

The records I have show the correct spelling to be Thomasine Frost her mother was Thomasine Belgrave, father, Edward Frost,

They had the following children.

  F i Mary RICE was christened on 18 Aug 1619. She died about 1680.
  M ii Henry RICE was christened on 13 Feb 1620/1621. He died on 10 Feb 1710/1711.
  M iii Edward RICE was christened on 27 Oct 1622. He died on 16 Aug 1712.
  M iv Thomas RICE was christened on 26 Jan 1625/1626. He died on 16 Nov 1681.
  F v Lydia RICE was christened on 9 Mar 1627/1628. She died on 5 Apr 1675.
  M vi Matthew RICE was christened on 28 Feb 1629/1630. He died in 1717.
  M vii
Daniel RICE was christened 1 on 1 Nov 1632 in Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried on 10 Nov 1632 in Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M viii Samuel RICE was christened on 12 Nov 1634. He died on 25 Feb 1685.
  M ix Joseph RICE was christened on 14 Mar 1636/1637.
  M x Benjamin RICE was christened on 31 May 1640. He died on 19 Dec 1713.

Henry RICE [Parents] [scrapbook] was christened 1, 2 on 13 Feb 1620/1621 in Stanstead, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He died 3, 4, 5 on 10 Feb 1710/1711 in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Henry married 6, 7 Elizabeth MOORE on 1 Nov 1643 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


Extracted Marriage from Sudbury, Middlesex, MA. Vital Records. Film #0185455
Birth-Sudbury VR 2:258

From Find A Grave:
Henry Rice was born in England and baptised at St. James' Church in Stanstead, Suffolk on February 13, 1620-21. His parents were Edmund and Thomasine Frost Rice. 

Around 1626 the family moved from Stanstead to Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire. The reason for the move was probably Edmund's hunger to have his own land. That hunger led Edmund to move his family to New England in 1639, where he was one of the original settlers of Sudbury, Massachusetts. Henry received a home lot next to his father's land. In 1642, the Rices sold their land to John Moore and received another grant of land from the town. Henry married Elizabeth Moore, daughter of John Moore and his first wife, Elizabeth, in Sudbury on January 1, 1643-4. Henry was granted more land in 1645 and in 1648, Henry took the freeman's oath and was granted even more land in Sudbury. Henry was a selectman and served on a jury in 1652. Henry and Elizabeth had ten children between 1646 and 1670.

Henry, along with his father, was among the petitioners for a new town west of Sudbury in 1656. That town, Marlborough, was incorporated in 1660. Edmund settled in the new town, but Henry stayed in Sudbury. Henry's relations with the town weren't always good, in 1658, he was presented in court for operating a tavern without a license. Henry served on various committees and was again selectman from 1664 to 1668.

In 1675, King Philip's War began, and on April 21, 1676, the natives attacked and burned part of the town of Sudbury. Henry and some of his sons were members of the garrison at Sudbury. Henry himself suffered the loss of stock and buildings worth 180 Pounds during the war. In 1700, Henry and others whose land was in Sudbury, but far from the town center, petitioned to have their land included in the new town of Framingham. 

Elizabeth died in August 1705, and Henry made his will two months later. He willed all his sons land, and all his daughters money. Henry died in Framingham on February 10, 1710-11. His estate was valued at 527 Pounds, but he had already disposed of much of his land by giving it to his sons.
--Ken Smith

Elizabeth MOORE [Parents] was born 1 about 1626. She died 2 on 23 Aug 1705 in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Elizabeth married 3, 4 Henry RICE on 1 Nov 1643 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


Source: "The History of the Brigham Family" 2nd Vol. by Emma Elisabeth Brigham

They had the following children.

  F i Mary RICE was born on 19 Sep 1646. She died on 30 May 1695.
  F ii Elizabeth RICE was born on 4 Aug 1648. She died on 25 Feb 1739/1740.
  M iii Jonathan RICE was born on 3 Jul 1654. He died on 12 Apr 1725.
  F iv
Abigail RICE was born 1 on 17 Jun 1657 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  M v David RICE was born on 27 Dec 1659. He died on 16 Oct 1723.
  F vi Thomasine RICE was born on 2 Feb 1661. She died on 15 Apr 1748.
  F vii Rachel RICE was born on 10 May 1664.
  F viii Lydia RICE was born on 4 Jun 1668.
  F ix Mercy RICE was born on 1 Jan 1670. She died in 1727.

John MOORE 1, 2 was born on 18 Jun 1592 in England, United Kingdom. He died 3, 4 on 6 Jan 1673/1674 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. John married 5, 6 Elizabeth about 1625 in Henham, Essex, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
RICE, Elizabeth


Source: "The History of the Brigham Family" 2nd Vol. by Emma Elisabeth Brigham Came on the "Planter" in 1635

Elizabeth was born on 31 Jan 1593 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 14 Dec 1690 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She was buried in Dec 1690. Elizabeth married 1, 2 John MOORE about 1625 in Henham, Essex, England, United Kingdom.


Source: "The History of the Brigham Family" 2nd Vol. by Emma Elisabeth Brigham

They had the following children.

  F i Elizabeth MOORE was born about 1626. She died on 23 Aug 1705.
  M ii John MOORE was born about 1628. He died on 23 Sep 1702.

Thomas BRIGHAM [Parents] was born on 9 Mar 1641 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 1 on 25 Nov 1716/1717 in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Thomas married 2 Mary RICE on 27 Dec 1665 in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
SHATTUCK, Susanna


Source: "The History of the Brigham Family" 2nd Vol. by Emma Elisabeth Brigham

Mary RICE [Parents] was born 1 on 19 Sep 1646 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 30 May 1695 in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She was buried in May 1695. Mary married 2 Thomas BRIGHAM on 27 Dec 1665 in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Extracted from Sudbury, Middlesex, MA. Vital Records. Film #0185455 Source: "The History of the Brigham Family" 2nd Vol. by Emma Elisabeth Brigham

They had the following children.

  M i
Thomas BRIGHAM was born 1 on 24 Feb 1666/1667 in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 5 Dec 1683 in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  M ii Capt. Nathan BRIGHAM was born on 17 Jun 1671. He died on 16 Feb 1746/1747.
  M iii
David BRIGHAM was born 1 on 6 Jan 1673 in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He was buried 2 on 11 Aug 1673 in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  M iv Jonathan BRIGHAM was born on 22 Feb 1674/1675. He died on 4 Jan 1768.
  M v David BRIGHAM was born on 12 Apr 1678. He died on 26 Jun 1750.
  M vi Gershom BRIGHAM was born on 23 Feb 1680. He died on 3 Jan 1748/1749.
  M vii Ellnathan BRIGHAM was born on 7 Mar 1683. He died on 10 Apr 1758.
  F viii
Priscilla BRIGHAM was born 1 in Feb 1684/1685 in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 on 10 Apr 1685 in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  F ix Mary BRIGHAM was born on 26 Oct 1687.

John BREWER. John married Elizabeth RICE.

Elizabeth RICE [Parents] was born 1 on 4 Aug 1648 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 25 Feb 1739/1740 in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Elizabeth married John BREWER.

Extracted Birth from Sudbury, Middlesex, MA. Vital Records. Film #0185455


Jonathan RICE [Parents] was born 1 on 3 Jul 1654 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 12 Apr 1725. Jonathan married Martha EAMES.

Other marriages:
WATSON, Rebeccah
WHEELER, Elizabeth

Extracted Birth from Sudbury, Middlesex, MA. Vital Records. Film #0185455

Martha EAMES. Martha married Jonathan RICE.


Jonathan RICE [Parents] was born 1 on 3 Jul 1654 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 12 Apr 1725. Jonathan married 2 Rebeccah WATSON on 9 Mar 1677 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
EAMES, Martha
WHEELER, Elizabeth

Extracted Birth from Sudbury, Middlesex, MA. Vital Records. Film #0185455

Rebeccah WATSON. Rebeccah married 1 Jonathan RICE on 9 Mar 1677 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


Jonathan RICE [Parents] was born 1 on 3 Jul 1654 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 12 Apr 1725. Jonathan married 2 Elizabeth WHEELER on 12 Feb 1690/1691 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
EAMES, Martha
WATSON, Rebeccah

Extracted Birth from Sudbury, Middlesex, MA. Vital Records. Film #0185455

Elizabeth WHEELER. Elizabeth married 1 Jonathan RICE on 12 Feb 1690/1691 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


David RICE [Parents] was born 1 on 27 Dec 1659 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 16 Oct 1723 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. David married 2 Hannah WALKER on 7 Apr 1687 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Extracted Birth from Sudbury, Middlesex, MA. Vital Records. Film #0185455
Death is Probably

Hannah WALKER. Hannah married 1 David RICE on 7 Apr 1687 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


Benjamin PARMENTER. Benjamin married Thomasine RICE on 22 Sep 1680.

Thomasine RICE [Parents] was born 1 on 2 Feb 1661 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 15 Apr 1748 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Thomasine married Benjamin PARMENTER on 22 Sep 1680.

Extracted Birth from Sudbury, Middlesex, MA. Vital Records. Film #0185455

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