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Henry Rice

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New England Families Genealogical and Memorial: Third series, Volume 4, page 2283

(III) Captain Thomas Drury, son of Lieutenant John Drury, was born in Boston, August 10, 1668, and died at Framingham in 1723. He was an early settler of Framingham and took a leading part in the organization and government of the town. He was the first town clerk, an office he held for eleven years. He was the first deputy to the general court in 1701. He was one of the first board of selectmen and served thirteen years. He was schoolmaster in 1713; lieutenant of the military company in 1713, captain in 1719. He was placed in charge of the public ammunition with Ensign Bridgem, June 15, 1719, and they were directed to store the powder, etc., in a vault in the loft of the meeting house. Framingham believed in "trusting in God and keeping the powder dry." He was a conveyancer and magistrate. In his will, dated November 11, 1723, he bequeaths to his own family and to a cousin, Mary Ball. He married, December 15, 1687, Rachel Rice, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Moore) Rice. Children, born in Framingham: Caleb, mentioned below; Captain Thomas, born August 29, 1690; John, died 1754; Mary, married, January 1, 1713, David Bent; Rachel, married George Fairbanks; Lydia, married Joseph Pike; Elizabeth, born June 22, 1701; Micah, May 2, 1704; Uriah, January 17, 1707.


Henry married Elizabeth Moore.

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