Barbara Rice (Fuller) (b. - 1588) MP

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Barbara Fuller (d. after 1588). Fuller is probably the maiden name of Barbara Rice, wife of William Rice of Herefordshire (d. July 29, 1588) by 1553. They had no children, or at least none that survived and little is known about them prior to the access of Queen Mary. Rice was made a gentleman of the privy chamber and Barbara served as a chamberer from 1553-1557. On November 7, 1553, the queen granted them, jointly, for good service, the manors of Backnoe in Thurleight, Bedfordshire and Medmenham, Buckinghamshire. Later they were granted manors in Kent and Somersetshire. Rice withdrew from court after Elizabeth Tudor took the throne. In 1561, he was imprisoned in the Tower for hearing mass. He made his will on July 22, 1588 at Chipping Wycombe, naming Barbara one of his executors. He had already settled the manor of Medmenham on his nephew, another William Rice.

Source: A Who’s Who of Tudor Women, visited Aug. 2, 2013.

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