Edward Rice (priest)

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The Hon and Very Rev Edward Rice, DD,[1] MA(19 November 1779 – 15 August 1862)[2] was Dean of Gloucester from 1825[3] until his death.

The second son of the Welsh politician George Rice[4] and his wife the Cecil de Cardonnel, 2nd Baroness Dynevor,[5] he was educated at Christ Church, Oxford. In 1800 he married Charlotte Lascelles, the illegitimate daughter of General Francis Lascelles and singer Ann Catley.[6] Their second son was Francis William Rice, 5th Baron Dynevor.[7] He was Precentor of York Minster from 1802, and Prebend of Driffield until his death;[8] and held the living at Great Rissington[9] from 1810 to 1856 when he passed it to his eldest son, Henry.


  1. ^ Deaths The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Aug 19, 1862; pg. 1; Issue 24328
  2. ^ ARS
  3. ^ 'Berrow's Worcester Journal (Worcester, England), Thursday , December 22, 1825; Issue6416
  4. ^ Peter D. G. Thomas, ‘Rice, George (1724?–1779)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, May 2006 accessed 4 April 2013
  5. ^ "No. 12892". The London Gazette. 9 June 1787. p. 274.
  6. ^ rebus
  7. ^ thePeerage.com
  8. ^ Death Of The Dean Of Glocester The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Aug 20, 1862; pg. 9; Issue 24329
  9. ^ Geograph
Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Plumptre
Dean of Gloucester
Succeeded by
Henry Law

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