Edmund Rice1,2,3,4,5,6

#2479, b. circa 1594, d. 3 May 1663

Spouse 1

Thomasine Frost b. 11 Aug 1600, d. 13 Jun 1654

Spouse 2

Mary/Mercy Hurd b. c 1618, d. 28 Dec 1693


     Edmund Rice was born at England circa 1594. He married Thomasine Frost, daughter of Edward Frost and Thomasine Belgrave, on 15 October 1618 at Suffolk, England; See GMB 1:206, 303; GM2 1:339; Rice Genealogy_2. Edmund Rice married Mary/Mercy Hurd on 1 March 1655 at Sudbury, Middlesex, Mass; She married ca 1665 William Hunt.7 Edmund Rice died on 3 May 1663 at Marlborough, Middlesex, Mass; Marlborough VRs, p. 384; also Wayland VRs, p. 151; also Rice_2. He was buried on 5 May 1663 at North Cemetery Wayland, Middlesex, Mass.8

Other Events

     Thomasine and Edmund Rice and their children emigrated from England to Sudbury, Middlesex, Mass, in 1639.9 Edmund Rice became a Freeman at Boston, Suffolk, Mass., on 13 May 1640.10
His second wife was Mercy (Hurd?), the widow of Thomas Brigham.

Time Line

Birthc 1594, England
Marriage1618, Suffolk, EnglandThomasine Frost
Birth of Son1622, Suffolk, EnglandEdward Rice
Birth of Son1629, Herts, EnglandMatthew Rice
Emigration1639, Sudbury, Middlesex, MassThomasine Frost9
Freeman1640, Boston, Suffolk, Mass10
Death of Wife1654, Sudbury, Middlesex, MassThomasine Frost11
Marriage1655, Sudbury, Middlesex, MassMary/Mercy Hurd7
Death1663, Marlborough, Middlesex, Mass
Burial1663, North Cemetery Wayland, Middlesex, Mass8
ChartsDescendants of Edward Frost
Descendants of Edmund Rice


F-A-G Memorial Found


  1. James Savage, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, 4 vols. (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1860-1862), 3:528.
  2. Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston: NEHGS, 2011), 2:1265.
  3. Martin E. Hollick, New Englanders in the 1600s (Boston: NEHGS, 2012), 197.
  4. Meredith B. Colket, Jr, Founders of Early American Families, 2nd rev. ed. (Cleveland: Order of the Founders and Patriots of America, 2002), 269.
  5. Donald Lines Jacobus, Index to Genealogical Periodicals, Together with "My Own Index", 3 vols in 1 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2010), 3:65.
  6. Andrew Henshaw Ward, Genealogical History of the Rice Family: Descendants of Deacon Edmund Rice (Boston: C. Benjamin Richardson, 1858), 005.
  7. Vital Records of Sudbury, Massachusetts, to the year 1850 (Boston: NEHGS, 1903), 258.
  8. Find A Grave Memorial.
  9. Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Directory (Boston: NEHGS, 2015), 281.
  10. Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, Records of the Governor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, 1628-1686, 5 vols. in 6 (Boston: The Legislature, 1853-1854), 1:377.
  11. Sudbury VR's, 323.