|Robert Rice + Juliana Whyte||Patrick Hussey + Catherine Barnewall|
I'm looking for evidence for or against the following sketch of family history:
Dominick Rice of Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland (M.P. in 1635 aet 70), had five sons, of whom Richard (b. 1588?) was eldest and James (b. 1596?) was youngest. James was father of Lord Chief Baron Sir Stephen Rice (1637?-1715?). Richard had eight sons, of whom four at least, Francis (b. 1620), Richard (b. 1628), Edward (b. 1628) and John (b. 1634) came to VA. Francis had a son Dominick, named after his br. Dominick (b. 1622).
Edw m. Mary (I) Claiborne who later m. (2) Harris. John m. Rebecca, had the Rice of Dingle Coat of Arms, and was in Rappahannock Co. in 1667.
It was Dominick son of Francis, not Edward brother of Francis who had the son Thomas who m. Marcy and had twelve children, one of whom (Edward b. 1690) m. Mary (II) Claiborne. This is the Thomas in Dominick's will proved 1685 (Rappahannock Co.) who was to send his young bro Stephen to England(?) to his gr-father (note Francis d. ca 1704 according to LDS). The name David among Thomas's children has replaced Dominick after the RC connections for Dominick became politically inexpedient after 1688. (I have some recollection that the Dominick Rice ca. 1643(?)-1685 was one of Bacon's people in Bacon's Rebellion.)
The "estate" Thomas went to England(?) to seek ca. 1710/1715 would have been the estate of the Lord Chief Baron [of the Exchequer in Ireland] Sir Stephen Rice, who was the son of Richard (b. 1588)'s youngest son James. As the heir male of Richard's eldest son Francis and being an Anglican, Thomas would be Sir Stephen's heir male. My guess is the younger Stephen, Thomas's bro sent to England(?) in 1685, may have been his grandfather's cousin Sir Stephen's chosen heir (tho' not by law): in the event, Thomas did not survive to press any claim and succession remained in Ireland.
This makes sense of all the data I have, but I would like to have any data either supporting or confirming it. -- Jared Lobdell
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