Thomas Lord

Thomas Lord

Birth
Towcester, South Northamptonshire Borough, Northamptonshire, England
Death 17 May 1678 (aged 93)
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 11290361 View Source

~MY ANCESTOR~

In the early part of the seventeenth century, there were four "Lords" who settled in this country: Nathan Lord landed in Kittery, Me; Thomas Lord, who landed in Boston, Mass.; William Lord who landed in Salem, Mass.' and Robert Lord who landed at Ipswich, Mass. They were not brothers, but they were probably descended from the same "Lord" family back in history.

The name, Lord, was derived with the Anglo-Saxon Ord or Ored, a governor, with the prefix L' or Le, denoting the person or place. The Gaelic ar. lord--high, lofty, the prime chief, superior.

"The Descendants of Thomas Lord, an original proprietor an founder of Hartford, Conn. in 1636"
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The son of Richard & Jeane Lord of County Towchester, Northampton, England, he married first Dorothy Buckley, daughter of Edward Buckley & sister of Rev. Peter Buckley. After her death, he married Dorothy Bird 23 Feb 1610/1611 in Towchester.

Thomas Lord aged 50, Dorothy Lord aged 46 (his second wife), son Thomas aged 16, Ann aged 14, William aged 12, John aged 10, Robert aged 9, Aymie aged 6, and Dorothy aged 4, came from England in The "Elizabeth and Ann" to Cambridge Mass, 1635. [Hotten's "Original Lists"] The oldest son, Richard had come to America in advance to find a place to settle.

They joined Rev. Thomas Hooker's party leaving Newtown and traveling though wilderness and rough terrain for nearly a fortnight purchasing land from the leader of the Suckiage Indians, Chief Sequassen where they founded Hartford, Conn. in 1636.

Thomas was an original proprietor of Hartford, Conn. His name is on the Founder's Monument in the Ancient Cemetery where he is buried. He and his family lived on the north side of the highway on the bank of the Little River (later Wells Street) near Gov. Haynes, Rev. Hooker, Mr. Goodwin and Gov. Wyllys. His sons, Richard and Thomas had the lots next to him.
Thomas & Dorothy (Bird) Lord were the parents of at least nine children all being born in England, one of which (WILLIAM LORD) was my ancestor.


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IN MEMORY OF
MR. THOMAS LORD
BORN 1585. ONE OF YE
ORIGINAL PRORIETORS
OF HARTFORD


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