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Richard Rice

Birthdate: (100)
Birthplace: Frome, Somerset, England
Death: April 16, 1709 (96-104)
Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Mary Rice; Elizabeth Rice and Mary Rice
Father of Elizabeth Billings; Paul Rice; Mary Rice; Hannah Wilcoxson; John Rice and 4 others

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About Richard Rice, of Concord

Notes for Richard Rice:

His origin is unknown, however the presence of Edmund Rice of neighboring Sudbury might suggest a possible relationship. Richard is found first in Cambridge, MA in 1636 and then in Concord, MA in the same year. He is made a freeman in Concord on June 2, 1641. He left few records, he did, however, convey land to his son Peter in 1695 which he signed with his mark, while his wife Elizabeth signed her name. The births of only two of his children have yet to be found in records, it is probable though, that all of his children were born in America.

When Richard died in 1709 it is claimed that he was 100 years old, records in previous years give evidence that he was indeed 100 years old at his death.


The will, signed by mark, was executed 27 Dec 1708, probated in Middlesex Probate Court, where it is still extant (file 18793), 8 Aug 1709. As we should expect, no wife is mentioned, and the children are named in the following order: Paul, Mary, Hannah, Elizabeth, Abigail, Peter , and Sarah, John, and Timothy being not named, as they were dead. The e xecutors were to be the son Paul and daughter Mary, but, as we shall se e, Mary preceded her father in death: witnesses: Noah Brooks, James Har twell, and John Meriam, Jun.r, all of whom testified at the probation.



  • NEHGR, George E. McCracken, "Richard Rice of Concord", 112(1958):66.
  • Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages, Richard Rice entry.
  • NEHGR, George E. McCracken, "Richard Rice of Concord", 112(1958):67.
  • NEHGR, George E. McCracken, "Richard Rice of Concord", 112(1958):65-70.
  • The Pioneers of Massachusetts Pope. Page 383
  • Updated from MyHeritage Family Trees via son Peter Rice by SmartCopy: Jan 28 2015, 23:07:31 UTC
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Richard Rice, of Concord's Timeline

Frome, Somerset, England
Age 26
Concord, Middlesex, MA
Age 28
Concord, Middlesex, Mass
Age 30
Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
October 27, 1641
Age 32
Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
February 23, 1643
Age 34
Concord, Middlesex, MA
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Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts
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Concord, Middlesex, MA