Thomas Lord (c.1585 - 1678) MP

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Birthplace: Towchester, Northamptonshire, England
Death: Died in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
Occupation: Blacksmith, Farmer, Doctor
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About Thomas Lord

Thomas Lord, smith, embarked April 19, 1635, in the “Elizabeth and Ann,” at London, aged 50, with wife Dorothy, aged 46.-Ch.: Thomas (l6), Ann (14), William (12), John (10), Robert (9), Aymie (6), Dorothy (4), in same ship with Clement Chaplin, William Swayne, and others. He was an original proprietor at Hartford, and his homelot in 1639 was on the highway on the bank of the Little River, now Wells St. He m. ab. 1610, Dorothy. The time of his death is unknown. Mrs. Dorothy Lord d. in 1676, a. 87. Her will, executed Feb. 8, 1669-70, is sealed with the above coat of arms.1 - 


The Lord family was from Towcester, Northamptonshire, England. There a a number of LORD entries in the Towcester Registers for the years 1561-1633, including baptisims, marriages and burials. Richard was born about 1585, the 2nd child of

  • parents: Richard Lord born 1555 & Joane.


  1. Dorothy Bird (daughter of Robert and Amy (?) Bird) on 23 Feb 1610/11 in


  1. Richard, b. ab. 1611
  2. Thomas, b. 1619
  3. Ann, b. 1621 ; m. Thomas Stanton, of Hartford, afterward THE Lord ARMS. of Stonington, ab. 1637 ; d. in 1688
  4. William, b. 1623; removed to that part of ancient Saybrook now called Lyme ; married; d. May 17, 1678
  5. John, b. 1625 ; m. (1) Rebecca, dau. of Francis Bushnell, of Guilford, who d. before 1647; (2) May 15, 1648, Adrean Basey, of Hartford, prob. a sister of John Baysey; he abandoned his wife, and in September, 1651, the General Court ordered the Townsmen of Hartford to require of John Lord the wearing apparel of his wife and a bed "for her to lodge on." He probably had fled to Virginia; Porter (p. 11) prints a letter, dated at Apomatixe (Appomattox), Feb. 20, 1663-4, from him to his nephew, Richard Lord, promising to pay his debts if the next season was favorable to tobacco. Oct. 17, 1648, John Lord, Taylor, was bound over to good behavior, his brother, Thomas Lord, giving bonds for him. vi. Robert, b. 1627 ; he was a sea-captain, supposed to have been living in 1670, and to have d. abroad after that year univ.
  6. Amy, b. 1629 ; m. May 6, 1647, John Gilbert (q. v.), of Hartford; d. Jan. 8, 1691
  7. Dorothy, b. 1631 ; m. ab. 1651, John Ingersoll, of Hartford, afterward of Northampton, where she d. January, 1657.

1 These arms correspond exactly with those of ward, alias Lord, given in Burke's Armory.


"THOMAS LORD, who was born in England about 1585, was the American Founder of the Lord family, the records of which, in the mother country, are traceable upon the Hundred Rolls, and other documents back to the thirteenth century."

"Thomas Lord, the founder of the American branch of the famly to which attention is called in this article, sailed from London in 1635, accompanied by his wife Dorothy and his children, Thomas, Ann, William, John, Robert, Aymie and Dorothy. He first established himself at Newtown, as it was then called, but which afterwards became known as Cambridge, Mass, where his eldest son, Richard Lord, born in 1611, who preceded his father, had already settled as early as 1632."

"William Lord, the fourth child of Thomas Lord, was born in England in 1623, and was a lad of about twelve years of age when he came to this country with his parents."

"William Lord's elder sister, Ann, married Thomas Stanton, who, in the early history of New England, was Interpreter-General of the United Colonies." (3)


  1. Founders of Hartford
  2. Findagrave
  3. Prominent Families of New York page 372


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Thomas Lord's Timeline

Towchester, Northamptonshire, England
Towcester, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 2
Towcester, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
February 23, 1610
Age 25
Towchester, Northampton, England
November 15, 1611
Age 26
Towcester, Northamptonshire, England
February 9, 1614
Age 29
Sudbury, Essex, England
September 18, 1614
Age 29
Towcester, Northamptonshire, England
December 27, 1618
Age 33
Towcester, Northamptonshire, UK
December 27, 1618
Age 33
Towcester, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
May 12, 1620
Age 35
Towcester, Northamptonshire, England