The parents of Edmund Rice are UNKNOWN. I wish that they were known, but they are not. I just had to get that out there.
Today, for fun, I decided to try to contact all the Ancestry.com members who have Edmund Rice in their tree. So far I have made 81 connections, and have 711 to go. The number seems to still be going up.
I'm curious how many responses I will get.
There are millions of descendants of Edmund Rice, and many of them have muliple lines of descent from Edmund Rice.
If YOU are a descendant of Edmund Rice, possibly here because I recently contacted you at ancestry.com, please consider autosomal DNA testing. You can read my blog post about autosomal testing HERE.
Edmund Rice married Thomasine Frost 15 Oct 1618 at St. Mary's Church, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England.
They had 10 children.
Edmund married (2) Mercy Hurd. 1 Mar 1655
They had 2 children.
The Edmund Rice Association has a wonderful online site which includes the first 5 generations of descendants. If you are an Edmund Rice descendant you might consider joining the Association as well. They also run a Y-DNA testing project for RICE males.