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Thomas Lord

Male Abt 1585 - Aft 1644  (~ 59 years)


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  • Name Thomas Lord  [1
    Born Abt 1585  Towcester, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 29 Jan 1644  [3
    Alternate death Bef 29 May 1651  [2
    Person ID I6161  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2020 

    Father Richard Lord,   b. Abt 1555, of Towcester, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 30 May 1610, Towcester, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Mother Joan,   d. Bef 22 Sep 1610, Towcester, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1582  [2
    Family ID F3545  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dorothy Bird,   b. Bef 25 May 1588, Towcester, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 8 Feb 1669 and 12 May 1675  (Age > 80 years) 
    Married 23 Feb 1611  Towcester, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Children 
    +1. Anna Lord,   b. Bef 18 Sep 1614, Towcester, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1688, Stonington, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 73 years)
    +2. William Lord,   b. Bef 27 Dec 1618,   d. 17 May 1678, Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 59 years)
    +3. Dorothy Lord,   b. Bef 1 Jul 1629,   d. Jan 1657, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 27 years)
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F3544  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Emigrated with his wife and children after 29 Apr 1635 on the Elizabeth & Ann.

      He was an original proprietor and one of the first settlers of Hartford, Connecticut; his name is on the Founders Monument in downtown Hartford. After arriving in Massachusetts in 1635, the Lord family joined the party of the Rev. Thomas Hooker and about 100 other men, woman, and children, and set out from Newtown to form a new settlement on the Connecticut River.

      "They traveled more than a hundred miles, through a hideous and trackless wilderness to Hartford. They had no guide but their compass; and made their way over mountains, through swamps, thickets and rivers, which were passable with great difficulty. They had no cover but the heavens, and no lodgings but such as nature afforded them. They drove with them one hundred and sixty head of cattle and subsisted by the way on the milk of their cows. Mrs. Hooker was borne through the wilderness on a litter. The people generally carried their packs, arms and some utensils. They were nearly a fortnight on their journey. This adventure was the more remarkable as many of this company were persons of figure, who in England had lived in honor, affluence and delicacy, and were strangers to fatigue and danger." [Trumbull's Memorial History of Hartford]

      His death date is unknown, but has to have been before 29 May 1651, as on that date Dorothy Lord is shown selling land, and at the time in Connecticut a wife could not make contracts while her husband was living. He may have died as early as shortly after 29 Jan 1644, the date of his last appearance in Hartford town records.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3133] David L. Greene, "The English Origin (and Spiritual Turmoil) of John1 Ingersoll of Westfield, Massachusetts." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 151:153, 1997.

    2. [S543] Genealogy of the Descendants of Thomas Lord, an Original Proprietor and Founder of Hartford, Conn., in 1636 by Kenneth Lord. New York, 1946.

    3. [S101] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3 and The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England,1634-1635, Volumes 1-7, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2011.

    4. [S543] Genealogy of the Descendants of Thomas Lord, an Original Proprietor and Founder of Hartford, Conn., in 1636 by Kenneth Lord. New York, 1946., "aft 20 Feb 1611".