Saturday, January 10, 2015

Surname Saturday -- RICE (England to colonial Massachusetts)

It's Surname Saturday, and I'm "counting down" my Ancestral Name List each week.  


I am in the 8th great-grandmothers and I'm up to Ancestor #1077 who is Frances RICE (!671-1721?) 
[Note: the earlier great-grandmothers and 8th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts].

My ancestral line back through three generations in this RICE family line is:


1. Randall J. Seaver

2. Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983)
3. Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)

4. Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942)
5. Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962)

8. Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922)
9. Hattie Louise Hildreth (1857-1920)

16. Isaac Seaver (1823-1901)
17. Lucretia Townsend Smith (1827-1884)

32. Benjamin Seaver (1791-1825)
33. Abigail Gates (1797-1869)


66.  Nathan Gates (1767-1830)
67.  Abigail Knowlton (1774-1855)

134.  Jeremiah Knowlton (1745-1785)
135.  Abigail Pierce (1750-1776)

268.  Jeremiah Knowlton (1713-1752)
269.  Sarah Allen (1717-1796)


538.  Thomas Allen (1690-1777)
539.  Sarah Grande (1691-????)

1076.  Benjamin Allen, born 30 January 1662 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States; died 12 August 1721 in Weston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.  He was the son of 2152. John Allen and 2153. Sarah.  He married before 1690 in probably Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
1077.  Frances Rice, born 03 February 1671 in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; died after 28 August 1721 in Lincoln, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.  

Children of Benjamin Allen and Frances Rice are:
*  Thomas Allen (1690-1777), married 1711 Sarah Grande (1691-????).
*  Grace Allen (1696-1730), married 1714 Benjamin Harrington (1685-1768).
*  Jonas Allen (1699-1789), married 1725 Elizabeth Brazier (1695-1787).
*  Zebadiah Allen (1702-1777), married 1725 Mary Hoar (1710-1777).
*  Frances Allen (1704-1753), married (1) 1724 John Gregory (1701-1736); (2) 1753 William Chubb (1706-????).
*  Benjamin Allen (1709-1768), married 1731 Eunice Gale (1711-1793).

2154.  Thomas Rice, born before 26 January 1626 in Stanstead, Suffolk, England; died 16 November 1681 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.  He married about 1651 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
2155.  Mary King, born before 12 February 1630 in Shaston, Dorset, England; died 22 March 1715 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.  She was the daughter of 4310. Thomas King and 4311. Anne.

Children of Thomas Rice and Mary King are:
*  Grace Rice (1653-1654).
*  Thomas Rice (1654-????), married (1) Mary (????-1677); (2) 1681 Anna Rice (1661-1731).
*  Mary Rice (1656-1733), married (1) 1678 Josiah White (1643-1714); (2) 1718 Thomas Sawyer (1649-1736).
*  Peter Rice (1658-1753), married 1688 Rebecca How (1668-1749).
*  Nathaniel Rice (1660-1726), married (1) 1691 Sarah Stone; (2) 1704 Patience Brown (1672-1722).
*  Sarah Rice (1662-1742), married 1678 William Adams (1647-1728).
*  Ephraim Rice (1665-1732), married (1) 1689 Hannah Livermore (????-1724); (2) 1725 Mary Noyes (1662-1744).
*  Gershom Rice (1667-1768), married 1696 Elizabeth Balcom (1672-????).
*  James Rice (1670-1730), married 1694 Sarah Stone (1675-1730).
*  Frances Rice (1671-1721), married 1690 Benjamin Allen (1662-1721).
*  Jonas Rice (1673-1753), married 1702 Mary Stone (1677-1764).
*  Grace Rice (1675-1768), married 1702 Nathaniel Moore (1677-1761).
*  Elisha Rice (1679-1761), married 1708 Elizabeth Wheeler (1669-1744).

4308.  Edmund Rice, born about 1594 in probably Boemer, Buckinghamshire, England; died 03 May 1663 in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.  He was the son of 8616. Thomas Rice and 8617. unknown.  He married 15 October 1618 in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England.
4309.  Thomasine Frost, born before 11 August 1600 in Stanstead, Suffolk, England; died 13 June 1653 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.  She was the daughter of 8618. Edward Frost and 8619. Thomasine Belgrave.

Children of Edmund Rice and Thomasine Frost are:
*  Mary Rice (1619-????).
*  Henry Rice (1621-1711), married 1644 Elizabeth Moore (1626-1705).
*  Edward Rice (1622-1712), married 1647 Agnes Bent (1631-1713).
*  Thomas Rice (1626-1681), married 1651 Mary King (1630-1715).
*  Matthew Rice (1629-1717), married 1654 Martha Lamson (1634-1717).
*  Lydia Rice (1629-1675), married 1645 Hugh Drury (1616-1689).
*  Daniel Rice (1632-1632).
*  Samuel Rice (1634-1685), married (1) 1655 Elizabeth King (1635-1667); (2) 1669 Mary Dix (1639-1675); (3) 1676 Sarah White (1643-1711).
*  Joseph Rice 1638-1711), married (1) 1658 Mercy King (1638-1669); (2) 1670 Mary Beers (1643-1677); (3) 1678 Elizabeth Prescott (1637-1727).
*  Benjamin Rice (1640-1713), married (1) 1661 Mary Brown (1643-1691); (2) 1691 Mary Chamberlain (1650-1716.

Information about these Rice families was obtained from:

*  Mary Lovering Holman, "English Notes on Edmund Rice, " The American Genealogist, Volume 10, 1933, page 133 

*  Donald Lines Jacobus, "Pre-American Ancestries, IX. Edmund Rice of Sudbury, Mass.," The American Genealogist, volume 11, 1934, page 14.

*  Andrew Henshaw Ward, The Genealogical History of The Rice Family:  Descendants of Deacon Edmund Rice (Boston, Mass. : J.B. Richardson, 1858)

*  Edmund Rice (1638) Association (compiler), A Genealogical Register of Edmund Rice Descendants, (Rutland, Vt. : C.E. Tuttle, 1970).

*  Vital record books of several Massachusetts towns.

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