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me, and rem. to Concord, where he d. 9 June 1709, having nearly or quite completed his century.
In a deposition, 7 Oct. 1684, he is styled 72 years old; if this were his true age, he was 97 at death, and Mr. Shattuck assumes this as the true age; but he was reputed among his contemporaries to be still older.
Judge Foxcroft made a memorandum on the back of Mr. Rice's will,—Paul Rice the surviving Executor in the same named, exhibited this writing as the last will and testament of his father Richard Rice, late of Concord, (aged 100 years), deceased for probate, etc., 8 Aug. 1709.
In the will are named chil.
Paul, Peter, Mary (who d. between 27 Dec. 1708 and 8 Aug. 1709), Hannah Wilcockson, Abigail teed, and Sarah Cootsay. It has been supposed, but erroneously, by several writers, that this Richard was ancestor of the numerous race in Sudbury and Marlborough, distinguished for longevity.
Their ancestor was Edmund, freeman 1640, first of Sudbury and afterwards of Marlborough, where h