This is another triple descent family and it starts with an unknown man. Well, then it really begins with two brothers.
1. Mr. Rice born say 1550. He had at least two sons: Henry and Edmund.
2a. Henry Rice born about 1580 and died 1621 in Stanstead, England. He married November 1605, Elizabeth Frost, baptized 24 March 1587/8 at Glemsford, England and who died 20 June 1647 at Sudbury, Massachusetts, daugther of Edward and Thomasine (Belgrave) Frost. After Henry's death Elizabeth married 24 January 1621/2 at Bury St. Edmunds, England, Philemon Whale who died at Sudbury on 22 February 1675/6. Henry and Elizabeth had one daughter: Elizabeth who accompanied her mother and stepfather to New England.
2b. Edmund Rice born about 1594 at Stanstead, Suffolk, England and died 3 May 1663 at Sudbury, Massachusetts. He married on 15 October 1618 at Bury, Suffolk, England, Thomasine Frost, born 11 August 1600 at Stanstead and died 13 June 1654 at Sudbury, Massachusetts, daughter of Edward and Thomasine (Belgrave) Frost and sister of Elizabeth above. Edmund and Thomasine had ten children: Mary, Henry, Edward, Thomas, Lydia, Matthew, Daniel, Samuel, Joseph, and Benjamin. After the death of Thomasine, Edmund remarried to Mercy Bingham on 1 March 1655 at Sudbury. They had two daughters: Lydia and Ruth.
3ai. Elizabeth Rice, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Frost) Rice was born 18 November 1612 at Stanstead, England, died 14 December 1690 at Sudbury, Massachusetts. She married as his second wife, John Moore on 27 November 1633 at Little Gaddesden, Hertfordshire, England. John was born about 1602 and died at Sudbury 6 January 1673/4. By his first unknown wife, John had two children: Elizabeth and John. By Elizabeth he had nine children: Anna, Richard, William, Mary, Lydia, Jacob, Joseph, Elizabeth, and Benjamin.
3bi. Edward Rice, son of Edmund and Thomasine (Frost) Rice was born 26 October 1622 at Stanstead, England and died 15 August 1712 at Marlborough, Massachusetts. He married about 1646 Agnes Bent, born about 1631 at Penton-Grafton, Hampshire, England and died 4 June 1713 at Marlborough, daughter of John and Martha (---) Bent. Edward and Agnes had ten children: Lydia, John, Edmund, Daniel, Caleb, Jacob, Anna, Dorcas, Benjamin, and Abigail.
4bia. Lydia Rice, daughter of Edward and Agnes (Bent) Rice was born 10 December 1649 at Marlborough and died there 24 September 1723. She married about 1666, John Woods (Jr.), born 8 May 1641 at Sudbury, Massachusetts and died 5 April 1716 at Marlborough, son of John and Mary (Parmenter) Woods. John and Lydia had eight children: John, Lydia, Hannah, Joseph, Sarah, Silence, Benjamin, and James.
4bib. John Rice, son of Edward and Agnes (Bent) Rice was born 20 December 1651 at Sudbury, Massachusetts and died there 6 September 1719. He married on 2 November 1674 at Sudbury, Tabitha Stone, born 29 May 1655 at Framingham, Massachusetts and died after September 1719, daughter of John and Anne (Treadway) Stone. John and Tabitha had eleven children: John, Anna, Deliverance, Tabitha, Prudence, Abigail, Edward, Dinah, Moses, Tamar, and Aaron.
5bibi. John Rice (Jr.) son of John and Tabitha (Stone) Rice, was born 29 September 1675 at Sudbury, Massachusetts and died there 28 July 1733. He married at Sudbury 13 March 1700, Elizabeth Clapp, born 1 October 1682 at Dorchester and died 4 December 1705 at Sudbury, Massachusets, daughter of Ezra and Abigail (Pond) Clapp. John married secondly Sarah Frost, daughter of Thomas and Mary (Goodridge) Frost who died 9 December 1717. John's third wife was Sarah Dunton who he married at Weston on 11 November 1731. Sarah died 16 January 1738/9. By his first wife, John had Comfort, Abigail, and Elizabeth. By his second wife he had Josiah, Sarah, Mary, Abel, Sarah, Nathan, and Asa.
6bibia. Elizabeth Rice was born 4 December 1705 at Sudbury, Massachusetts. She married there 17 November 1726, Benjamin Dudley, born 20 March 1698/9 at Concord, Massachusetts and died after 1748, son of Joseph and Abigail (Goble) Dudley. Benjamin and Elizabeth had five children: Joseph, Abigail, Benjamin, William and Ebenezer.
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