Thursday, June 6, 2024

Treasure Chest Thursday - 1737 Birth of Mary Rice (1737-1767) in Worcester, Massachusetts Bay

  It's Treasure Chest Thursday - an opportunity to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history research and genealogy musings.

The treasure today is the 1737 birth entry for Mary Rice in the Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts town records:

The birth record is near the bottom of the Rice items on the left-hand list of the image:

The transcription of this record is::

"Mary Rice Daughter of Jonas Rice & Jean his wife Born ye July 18 1737"

The source citation for this record is (using Evidence Explained 4th edition template):

Worcester [Massachusetts] Town Records, Mary Rice, daughter of Jonas and Jean Rice, 18 July 1737; imaged, "Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988," (; Worcester > Birth, Marriages and Deaths > R names > image 54 of 7288; original records in Worcester town record book for "Worcester Births and Deaths, 1719-1750."  

This is a birth entry from the Worcester, Massachusetts town records.  It is an Original Source, with Primary Information and Direct Evidence of Mary Rice's birth date and place, and her parents names.

Mary Rice (1737-1767) was born 18 July 1737 in Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts Bay, the daughter of Jonas and Jean (Hall) Rice of Worcester.  Mary married Jasper Partridge (1732-1821) on 12 October 1756 in Barre, Worcester County, Massachusetts Bay.  Mary died in Guilford, Windham County, Vermont on 22 February 1767.  They had 7 children.
Jasper and Mary (Rice) Partridge are my 6th great-grandparents, through their son Thomas Partridge (1758-1828) who married Hannah Wakeman (1763-1814) in 1785.


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