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Rice Williams

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Rappahannock, Virginia
Death: Died in Richmond, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of John Williams (1595-1667) and Mary Williams (Billington, b. 1600)
Husband of Mary Williams
Father of Elizabeth (Williams) Settle, of Virginia
Brother of John Williams; Henry Williams; Luke Williams and Mary Williams

Managed by: Christy Marie Upshaw
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About Rice Williams of Virginia

He appears to have only been married ONCE, to Mary ------- (unknown surname and parents).

The Williams family apparently came to the colonies before 1634 and lived in Rappahannock and Richmond Co., Virginia.

1677- Francis Settle gave a deed of gift to George and Jane Bruce, children of George Bruce. [recorded in Rappahannock County, later Richmond,VA]

1692- Rice Williams has a Proprietor's Deed in Westmoreland Co., Virginia for 107 acres. [Virginia County Records, New Series, Vol. I, 1913: Westmoreland County, Proprietor's Deeds or Grants, Book I. page #144]

1701, 3 March - Thomas Radley files a will in Richmond County. He names his son Thomas; daughters Patience and Isabella Radley; wife Isabella to executor; witnesses Dominic Dawson, Rice Williams. [Virginia County Records, Volume VI, Richmond County Wills, book 2, page 417 on Ancestry.com digital records]

1701 - Rice Williams dies and his widow, Mary, rather quickly remarries to Francis Settle SR.1702. [Richmond Marriage Records, p. 164] (HRB: Francis Settle is also the father-in-law of Rice and Mary Williams' daughter, Elizabeth, married to Francis III.)

1701, 5 Feb. - Rice Williams files his will naming his wife as Mary; daughter Elizabeth Settle; grandson Francis Settle; son Thomas Williams to be executor. Witnesses were Elizabeth Jones; John Faver. Probate seems to have taken place on August 4, 1701 [Virginia County Records, Volume VI, Richmond County Wills, book 2, page 417 on Ancestry.com digital records]

Francis Settle has a long and interesting linage. His father was Francis Settle, (b. 1622, Potterton, Barwick in Elmet, England) and Elizabeth Bruce,(b. @ 1639, VA; died 1721-1722, VA.) Married: 1658, Rappahannock. Francis III marries Elizabeth Williams.

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Rice Williams was born about 1620 probably in James City, VA. He married about 1650 to Mary whose maiden name is unknown. He died about 1700 in Richmond, VA. A Rice Williams is listed in the Muster of Inhabitants 1623/24 for Jamestown as Rice Williams/AP (the AP is for the Welsh language split between B and P. The name could have originally been Bryce or Price).

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I have no other information on this family. The primary information comes from Melton Meek who is compiling volumes 3 and 4 on the Williams due to published shortly.

sources:

  • Records of Melton P. Meek. M. D., 3410 N. W. Oak, Lawton, OK 7350-5139 email - melmeek@sirinet.net
  • Wills of Richmond Co., VA
  • Richmond Marriage Records, p.164. Richmond Co., VA
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Rice Williams of Virginia's Timeline

1625
1625
Rappahannock, Virginia
1663
1663
Age 38
Rappahannock, Virginia, United States
1701
August 1701
Age 76
Richmond, Virginia
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