Place of migration
Migrated to/Born in UK
Additional Information
Date of Birth 1st Sep 1853 (circa)
Date of Death 1st Jan 1927 (circa) VIEW SOURCE
Townland born Eglish, King's County now Co Offaly
Father (First Name/s and Surname) Thomas Rice
Mother (First Name/s and Maiden) Elizabeth Neil
Names of Siblings Mary,Lucy, Roger, Thomas and Patrick
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  • Siblings 

    Mary 1841,Lucy 1844-1883,Roger 1846,Thomas 1856-1914 and Patrick 1857-1938 all born in Eglish County Offaly but lived in surrounding areas Birr, Parsons town

    Wife marriage 2 may 1886 UK,  Manchester 

    Martha Kay daughter before marriage Lily Kay

    Thier children 

    William, Margaret, Mary Agnes, Thomas,James Roderick, John (my grandpa), Joseph, Lucy and Elizabeth.


    Friday 2nd July 2021 07:25AM
  • By any chance was his first wife Eleanor Downey?


    Leslie Rice

    L. Rice

    Thursday 4th August 2022 05:46PM
  • Hi

    No the William Rice is my Great grandfather but his Uncle was William John Rice he married the Eleanor Downey in question 

    We are Rice related definitely my Great grandfather William Rice came from Eglish Co Offaly born 1853 to Thomas Rice and Elizabeth Neil he joined army and came to UK also William John and Eleanor had a son Roderick he had a son Thomas who came to UK after William 


    I'm 3rd generation Rice born outside of Ireland 

    Had DNA test done 

    Dominic Anthony Rice 


    Thursday 4th August 2022 06:41PM
  • Hi Dominic 


    I'm lost.   my email is    I have the original documents downloaded.  I can send you what I have if you can explain it to be bit by bit on your side.   State records only go back to 1864.   church records only go back to about 1840.


    Leslie Rice

    L. Rice

    Thursday 4th August 2022 09:03PM
  • Hi Cuz

    Sent you numerous emails with attachments

    We are definitely connected my uncle told me story's about my Grandpa John Rice b 1902 and how Thomas Rice Son of Roderick Rice was very very close to my Great grandfather William Rice and spent hours with one another 


    My paternal haplogroup group is I-Y4751 



    Friday 5th August 2022 08:09AM

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