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Dorothy Lord (Bird)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Towcester, Northamptonshire, England
Death: Died in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
Place of Burial: Ancient Burying Ground, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Robert Bird, (Northamptonshire) and Amy Marsead Bird
Wife of Thomas Lord
Mother of Capt. Richard Lord; Ann Lord Stanton; William Lord, Sr.; Thomas Lord, Jr.; Robert Lord, Sr. and 8 others
Sister of Olive Crow; Perry Perris Tight; Annis Bird; Thomas Bird, Sr.; Ursula Green and 6 others

Occupation: Housewife
Managed by: Private User
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About Dorothy Lord

Dorothy Bird was born on 25 May 1588 in Of, Towcester, Northamptonshire, England. She was christened on 25 May 1588 in St. Lawrence Ch, Towchester, Northampton, Eng. She died on 2 Aug 1676 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut. She was buried in 1676 in Graveyard, 1st Church Of, Hartford, Connecticut. She married Thomas Lord on 23 Feb 1610 in Towchester, Northampton, England.

They had the following children:

  • M i Robert Lord was born on 12 May 1624 in Towchester, Northampton, England, Great Britain. He was christened on 12 May 1624 in ., Towcester, Northampton, Massachusetts. He died on 13 Jul 1678 in ., Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts.
  • M ii John Lord was born on 21 Jan 1624 in Of, Towchester, Northampton, England. He was christened on 21 Jan 1624 in Towcester, Northampton, England, England. He died in 1691/1692 in ., , Stafford, Virginia. He was buried in 1692 in , , Va.
  • F iii Ann Or Anna Lord was born on 18 Sep 1614 in Towchester, Northampton, England, Great Britain. She was christened on 18 Sep 1614 in ., Towchester, Northamptonshire, England. She died on 4 Sep 1688 in ., Stonington, New London, Connecticut. She was buried in 1688 in ., Stonington, New London, Connecticut.
  • M iv Richard Lord was born on 15 Nov 1611 in Towchester, Northampton, England, Great Britain. He was christened on 5 Jan 1611 in Towchester, Northampton, England, Great Britain. He died on 17 May 1662 in ., New London, New London, Connecticut. He was buried on 17 May 1662 in ., New London, New London, Connecticut.
  • M v Thomas Lord was born on 15 Nov 1616 in Towchester, Northampton, England, Great Britain. He was christened on 15 Nov 1616 in ., Towchester, Northamptonshire, England. He died on 23 Oct 1661 in ., Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut. He was buried on 28 Oct 1661 in , , Eng.
  • M vi William Lord was born on 27 Dec 1618. He died on 17 May 1678.
  • F vii Amy (Aymie, Ayme) Lord was born on 30 Nov 1626 in Towchester, Northampton, England, Great Britain. She was christened on 30 Nov 1626 in ., Towcester, Northampton, Massachusetts. She died on 8 Jan 1691 in ., Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut. She was buried in Wethersford, , Hartford Co, Conn.
  • F viii Dorothy Lord was born on 1 Jul 1629 in Towchester, Northampton, England, Great Britain. She was christened on 1 Jul 1629 in Towcester, Towcester, Northampton, Eng. She died on 3 Jan 1657 in Northampton, Hampshire, Ma. She was buried on 3 Jan 1657 in Northhampton, , Ma.
  • F ix Thank Ye The (Thankful) Lord-105506 was born on 30 Jun 1609 in Towchester, Northamptonshire, England. She was christened in 1612 in Towchester, Northamptonshire, England. She died in 1666/1681 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts. She was buried in 1693 in Old Rock Cemetery, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • F x Louisa Mellor was born on 9 Feb 1615 in St Gregory, Sudbury, Essex, England. She died on 9 Feb 1686 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts. She was buried in Massachusetts.
  • F xi Irene Lord was born on 30 Nov 1626 in ., Towcester, Northampton, Massachusetts. She was christened on 30 Nov 1626 in ., Towcester, Northampton, Massachusetts. She died on 8 Jan 1690 in Hartford, Hartford, Conn. She was buried in Jan 1690.

Will of Dorothy Lord of Hartford, CT

Contributed by M. Burns.

A will can one of the most useful tools for a genealogist, children's names, married names of daughters, etc, that may not be listed elsewhere. As you read this, see if you can pick up on the many tidbits of knowledge that can be gleaned from a few short paragraphs.

Dorothy Bird Lord, wife of Thomas Lord, died at age 86 in 1676; her will is as follows:

In the name of God Amen, I Dorothy Lord of Hartford in the colony of Connecticutt in New England, being stricken in years and at present laboring under some bodily weakness; though through the mercy of God, I at present have use of my understanding and memory, yet I know not how suddenly the Lord may put an end unto my few days in this life, and therefore according to my duty I am willing so to settle and dispose of that little estate the Lord hath lent me, that peace may be continued amongst my chidren when I am gathered to my fathers, and in order thereunto do declare this as follows to be my last will and testament.

First that all my just debts be paid out of my estate. I do give and bequeath my now dwelling house and barn and my home lot and my lower lot in the north meadow unto the children of my son Thomas Lord deceased, (when they reach) the age of 18 years, and if any decease before they attain that age, the survivor or survivors to possess it, and if they all die then my son William or his children to possess what is given to them.

  • Item I give unto my daughter Amy Gilbert and her children three acres of meadow or swamp in my upper lot in the long meadow next to that Mrs. Olcott hath now in possession.
  • Item I give unto my son Robert Lord (if he live after my decease so long as to have notice of this my will)--(Note: Robert was at this time living in England with his wife Rebecca Stanley, and is reported to have been sued in London--Genealogical Dictionary, by Savage--by his nephew, Richard, in 1675)--three acres of my upper lot adjoining to that which I have given to my daughter Gilbert.
  • Item I give unto my son William Lord and his heirs forever two acres in my great lot in the long meadow next adjoining to that which I have given my son Robert.
  • I give unto my son John Lord ten pounds in current pay of this country.
  • Whereas my grandson Richard Lord hath disbursed several sums of money or country pay for the building of my chimneys, shingling my house, and repairs about it, I do for the payment of him, do give grant and confirm unto him and his heirs forever all the remainder of my upper lot in the long meadow which abutts upon the great river east (Connecticut), the Little River west, Mr. Westwood's land north, and Barth Barnards land south.
  • I do also give and bequeath unto my grandson Richard Lord and his heirs forever all the remainder of my upper lot in the long meadow which I have not given to my sons Robert and William and my daughter Gilbert and her children, he paying this legacy hereafter express to my son John ten pounds. And in case my son Robert shall depart this life before he hath notice of this my last will, then that three acres of land given to him shall be divided between my son William and my grandson Richard Lord. I do also confirm unto my Grandson Richard Lord and his heirs all my woodland that is already laid out or to be laid unto me within the bounds of Hartford.
  • I give unto my grandchild Hannah Ingersall (daughter of her already deceased daughter, Dorothy, of Springfield, Mass.) my youngest cow, and my other cow I give unto my grandchildren Dorothy and Margery Ingersall.
  • I give my moveable estate and cattle to my son William Lord, my grandson Richard Lord, my daughter Stanton, my daughter Gilbert and the children of my daughter Ingersall to have one part, and the rest of them, each of them one part.
  • I give unto the wife of Nicholas Clarke ten shillings.
  • I do ordain and constitute my son William and my grandson Richard my executors, and desire my loving friend Mr. John Allyn to be overseer of this my will and for the confirmation hereof I have here unto set my hand this 8th of February 1669.

Signed in the presence of us: John Allyn Steven Hopkins Dorothy Lord, her mark (sealed with arms of Lord de Lawarr)

Articles inventoried for Dorothy Lord's estate were valued at £187.17.8 and were distributed as follows in a supplement:

To Richard Lord's wife: an iron dripping pan and great pewter pie plate

To Richard Lord Jr.: a great brass pot

To Mrs. Haynes: one pair of "best" sheets, two napkins, a pewter pie plate (the smaller one) and a pewter candlestick

To daughter Stanton: my great brass pan and great Bible

To son William Lord: "my silver drinking bowls and great brass kettle"

To Dorothy Phelps: "my coverlet, a feather pillow and a beere(pillow-case)

To Hannah Kelsey: "my hood, scarf and hat, a great white chest, a feather bed, two blankets, a bolster, two pillows, two pair of sheets, a small brass pot, a small brass kettle, a warming pan, a pair of curtains and curtain rods, a brass candlestick and all my earthenware"

To the children of son Dr Thomas Lord, deceased: "all the fire utensils in my house, a table, 'forme', and chairs"

To Mary Lord Jr. (daughter of son Thomas deceased): my bedstead

To Margery Ingersall (daughter of Dorothy Lord Ingersoll, deceased): 20 shillings

To her sister Dorothy Ingersall: 20 shillings--if remaining after all her debts and funeral expenses are paid.

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We are descended from Thomas and Dorothy Lord through both their daughter Thankful and their son Robert. Thomas and Dorothy Lord are the 6th Ggrandparents of Sarah through their daughter Thankful, and the 5th Ggrandparents of Sarah's husband Samuel Warn through their son Robert. This makes Sarah and Samuel sixth cousins once removed.

Sources

  1. Genealogical and personal memoirs relating to the families of the ..., Volume 4 By William Richard Cutter, William Frederick Adams PG.2631-2633
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Dorothy Lord's Timeline

1587
1587
Towcester, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
1588
May 25, 1588
Towcester, Northamptonshire, England
May 25, 1588
Towcester, Northamptonshire, England
May 25, 1588
Towcester, Northamptonshire, England, UK

Christened at St. Lawrence Church

1610
February 23, 1610
Age 21
Towchester, Northampton, England
1610
Age 21
1611
November 15, 1611
Age 23
Towcester, Northamptonshire, England
1614
February 9, 1614
Age 25
Sudbury, Essex, England
September 18, 1614
Age 26
Towcester, Northamptonshire, England
1618
December 27, 1618
Age 30
Towcester, Northamptonshire, UK