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Capt Robert Lord
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Birth: 1625
South Northamptonshire Borough
Northamptonshire, England
Death: Jul. 13, 1678
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA

Captain Robert Lord was born in 1625 in Towchester, Northamptonshire, England. He married Rebecca Stanley. He probably died in England while transacting business in the mariner-goods trade. Captain Robert and Rebecca Stanley Lord each inherited 1,000 acres in York County, Maine from her step-father Major William Phillips.
Their parcels were part of the 19,000 acre Fluellen Tract which was evenly divided into 1,000 acre parcels and given to children, relatives and a few unrelated associates of Major William Phillips. Regarding Rebecca and Martha, children of Capt. Christopher and Susannah Stanley, "The Pioneers of Massachusettes" p 291 states:
"Rebecca Lord's mother gave her part of a house in which she was already living (in Boston) adjoining her sister, Thurston's, Aug. 18, 1652. ... Capt. Richard Thurston and wife Martha [Stanley], and Robert Lord and Rebecca [Stanley], his wife, living in England, sold their right in a certain house in Boston in connection with Lieut. Phillips. Jan. 8, 1656. "Rebecca [Stanley] and husband, Capt. Robert Lord evidently crossed the Atlantic at least twice, perhaps more. That is, if they were married in Mass. before 1650, were living in England in 1656, gave birth to dau. Mary Lord (Carhart) Warne at Cambridge, Mass. in 1668, and died abroad (probably in England). This according to "Warne Family in America", and "the Salsburys" citing Suffolk County and town records. Their son, Richard "in all probability followed the fortunes of the father in London. No issue is known in the male line." It would have been a lot of travelling and uncommon for most early colonists, but Robert Lord was a sea Captain and had business in America and England. Major William Phillips, Sr was born in England in 1610 and died in Boston, Mass. in 1683. Major Phillips married three times and had twenty children; nine children and eleven step-children. With his first wife Mary, he had three children; Phoebe b. 1640, Nathaniel b. 1642 and Mary b. 1644. His first wife Mary died in 1646. Major Phillips' second wife was the former Mrs. Christopher Stanley. Mrs. Susanna Stanley, his second wife, had two step-daughters Rebecca Stanley and Martha Stanley from her first marriage. Rebecca and Martha Stanley, after their mother's remarriage, became the step-daughters of Major William Phillips. The former Mrs. Susanna Stanley and Major William Phillips had three children; William, Elizabeth and Sarah. After the death of his second wife; the former Mrs. Susanna Stanley, Major William Phillips married for a third time. Major Phillips married Mrs. Bridget Hutchinson Sanford. Bridget Hutchinson Sanford had nine children from her first marriage to John Sanford. They were; Elphal, Peleg, Endcome, Restcome, Wiiliam, Esbon, Francis, Elisha and Anne. Major William Phillips and Bridget Hutchinson Sanford had three children; John, Samuel and William. Major William Phillips, upon arriving in America, resided in Cambridge, Mass. until 1646 when he moved to Boston, Mass. and became a vinter. In 1660 he moved to Saco, Maine where he became a large land proprietor and in connection with his son-in-law Captain John Alden, Jr., in lumbering operations. He was commander of the Yorkshire forces, Kings commissioner and justice for New England. according to the History of Warren County, in 1675 he moved to Boston after his house and mills were burnt to ashes in Maine "... by the indian savages." The Indian Mogg Megone confirmed a tract of land on the Saco and Kenebeck Rivers to William Phillips. This is mentioned by John Greenleaf Whittier in his poem of "Mogg Megone, also from the History of Warren County. Christopher and Susanna Stanley had two children; Rebecca and Martha. After the death of her first husband Christopher Stanley, Mrs. Susanna Stanley, the mother of Rebecca Stanley Lord and Martha Stanley, married Major William Phillips and had three more children; William, Elizabeth and Sarah Phillips. Elizabeth Phillips, the 1/2 sister of Rebecca Stanley Lord, married Captain John Alden, Jr., the son of Priscilla Mullins and John Alden, Sr. made famous in Longfellow's "The Courtship of Miles Standish." John Alden, Sr. is credited with being the first voyager on the Mayflower to set foot at Plymouth Rock. Captain John Alden, Jr. was a survivor of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692.
Family links: 
  Thomas Lord (1585 - 1678)
  Dorothy Bird Lord (1588 - 1676)
  Mary Stanley-Lord Carhart Warne (1668 - 1713)*
  Richard Lord (____ - 1662)*
  Anna Lord Stanton (1614 - 1688)*
  William Lord (1618 - 1678)*
  Thomas Lord (1619 - 1662)*
  Robert Lord (1625 - 1678)
  Aymie Lord Gilbert (1626 - 1691)*
  Dorothy Lord Ingersoll (1631 - 1657)*
*Calculated relationship
Specifically: Most likely died while transacting business in England.
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Record added: Mar 28, 2013
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