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Capt Richard Lord
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Birth: unknown
Death: May 17, 1662
New London County
Connecticut, USA

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The bright Starre of our cavallrie lyes here,
Unto the State a counsellour full deare,
And to ye truth a friend of sweet content,
To Hartford towne a silver ornament.
Who can deny to poore he was releife,
And in composing paroxysmes was chiefe,
To Marchantes as a Patterne he might stand,
Adventring dangers new by sea and land.

[Richard Lord was born in Townchester, Northampton, England in 1611, and baptized there on January 5, 1612, the son of THOMAS & DOROTHY (BIRD) LORD. He immigrated with his parents in 1633 at about 22 years of age, and became a freeman on March 4 1634/5. Between 1656 and 1661, he was a deputy to the general assembly at Hartford, served on the Connecticut petit jury in July of 1640, a constalble of Hartford in 1642, and a selectman in 1644..

Between 1639 and 1646, the Colonial Records of Conn. mention his name six times regarding legal issues. For example, in April 1642, during an argument with his brother-in-law, Thomas Stanton, regarding trading with the Indians in Long Island, Richard drew his sword and threatened Thomas. For this, he was ordered to pay a 5 pound fine.

On April 23, 1662, he was one of the patentees of the royal charter for Connecticut. He was elected Captain of a company of Troopers (the first cavalry of the colony) under the command of Major John Mason on March 11, 1657.

By 1635, he had received land in Cambridge, Mass. which included a homelot with a garden plot, one rod in "Cowyard Row", three acres on "Small Lot Hill", one rod in "Ox Marsh, and three acres in the "Great Marsh". He was one of the largest landholders in Hartford with nearly 50 parcels of land. On March 13, 1661/2 he was granted 350 acres of upland and 50 acres of meadow.

Richard & his father were merchants in Hartford and some of their dealing were in New London, Conn. It was there that he died and was buried even though his residence was in Hartford with his wife Sarah (married about 1635 in Hartford). Administration of his estate was granted on September 5, 1662 to Mrs. Lord, widow. The estate amounted to 3488 11s 1 d. There were debts due him from a wide range of places including most towns in Connecticut, Long Island, Delaware, Virginia, "Indian debts", Barbados, & England. His widow died at Hartford in 1676.

The known children of Richard & Sarah Lord:
Richard Lord, Sarah (Lord) Haynes, Dorothy Lord, & Jerusha (Lord) Whiting. -courtesy of Nareen Lake]
Family links: 
  Thomas Lord (1585 - 1678)
  Dorothy Bird Lord (1588 - 1676)
  Sarah Graves Lord (1615 - 1676)*
  Richard Lord (1635 - 1685)*
  Sarah Lord Haynes (1639 - 1705)*
  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
Ancient Cemetery
New London
New London County
Connecticut, USA
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Record added: Jul 11, 2005
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