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Benjamin Rice

Male 1723 - 1796  (73 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document


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  • Name Benjamin Rice 
    Born 1 Feb 1723  Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Biographical Information 1773 
    Benjamin served on a committee that on December 7th, 1773 drafted a document in opposition to the tax on tea which they felt violated their right to "No taxation without representation".

    On December 16, 1773 he took part in the "Destruction of the Tea" which years later would become to be known as the "Boston Tea Party".

    Many of the protesters were disguised as natives from the Mohawk tribe not only to hide their identity and (hopefully) protect them from arrest but, to symbolize that they identified with America and not the monarchy of Great Britain.

    The protesters took control of three ships and destroyed an entire shipment of 342 chests of tea sent by the East India Company.

    The event would become an iconic part of American history and triggered additional protests that would eventually escalate into the American Revolutionary War.  
    The Tax on Tea.
    The Tax on Tea.
    The Tax on Tea. The "History of North Brookfield Massachusetts. Preceded by an account of old Quabaug, Indian and English occupation, 1647-1676; Brookfield records, 1686-1783". by J. H. Temple. Published by the town of North Brookfield 1887. Pages 225 & 226.
    The Destruction of the Tea AKA the Boston Tea Party.
    The Destruction of the Tea AKA the Boston Tea Party.
    Currier & Ives 1846.
    Died 8 Feb 1796  Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 8 siblings 
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    Person ID I33246  Nagel
    Last Modified 17 Dec 2017 

    Father Azariah Rice,   b. 13 Aug 1693, Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1779, North Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Hannah Bartlett,   b. 17 Feb 1694, Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1754, Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F10655  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart