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Abigail Lee (Lord)

Birthdate: (42)
Death: September 19, 1742 (42)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Lt. Richard Lord and Elizabeth Lord
Wife of Col. Stephen Lee, Justice of the Peace
Mother of Hannah Lay; Abigail Hyde; Stephen Lee; Joseph Lee; Frederick Lee and 8 others
Sister of Elizabeth Watrous; Phebe Lord; Jane Ely; Judge Richard Lord, Jr.; Mary Pearson and 3 others

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  • 'A genealogical history of the Kelley family : descended from Joseph Kelley of Norwich, Connecticut, with much biographical matter concerning the first four generations and notes of inflowing female lines (1897)
  • "From Hotten's 'Original Lists', we learn that on April 29, 1635, were registered for transportation from London to New England in the ship 'Elizabeth and Ann', Robert Cooper, master, Thomas Lord, aged 50, his wife Dorothy, aged 46, and their children, Thomas, aged 16, Ann, aged 14, William, aged 12, John, aged 10, Robert, aged 9, Aymie, aged 6, Dorothy, aged 4."
  • The story of this Thomas Lord in the new world and the descent of Lydia Lord from his is as follows:
  • I. THOMAS LORD, born about 1585, m. Dorothy ___, born about 1589; came to America 1635 and first settled in Newtown (now Cambridge) Mass., where his eldest son Richard had already established himself in 1632. He remained in Newtown a year or more, but in 1636-37 he and his family were a part of that large company, led by Rev. Thomas Hooker, from Massachusetts to form a new settlement on the Connecticut River. "they travelled more than a hundred miles through a hideous, trackless wilderness to Hartford," of which they were the founders. Thomas Lord became one of the original propietors and first settlers of Hartford. he lived on the north side fronting Mill River. The date of his death is not known, but he died early. His wife Dorothy died 1675,
  • aged 86. Her will is given by Salisbury in full and shows that they had accumulated considerable property. The children of Thomas and Dorothy Lord are named above. The fourth of these, William, was our ancestor.
    • II. WILLIAM LORD, born in England about 1623; died May 17, 1678; settled at Saybrook about 1645; ws there at the division of lands 1648; became a large landed proprietor both in Saybrook and Lyme. he bought great tracts of the Indians. He married twice. The name of his first wife is unfortunately not preserved. His second married occurred in 1664 to Lydia Brown. By his first wife he had seven children: William, b. 1643; Thomas, Jr., b. 1645; Richard (our ancestor), b. 1647; Mary, b. 1649; Robert, b. 1651; John, b. 1653; and Joseph, b. 1656. By his second wife he also had seven children.
      • III. LIEUTENANT RICHARD LORD, born at saybrook 1647, settled in Lyme, where he was a landowner as early as 1680. The situation of the Lord estates was very fine. They stretched from the east side of the Connecticut river for several miles toward the north and north-east. In 1682 Elizabeth Hyde, eldest daughter of Samuel Hyde and Jane (Lee) Hyde, of Norwich. Accounts of the Hyde and Lee families are given below. In 1705 Richard Lord was appointed Justice of the Peace and Quorum, and again Judge and Justice in 1706, as "Richard Lord, Gent." He held various other appointments of responsibility and honor in the public service. He was generally known in later years as Lieute. Richard Lord. The original commission of lieutenancy given him by Gov. Saltonstall in 1708, is still preserved. He died August 20, 1727, at Lyme. His wife survived him and died at Lyme July 23, 1736.
      • Richard Lord and Elizabeth (Hyde) Lord had nine children: Elizabeth, b. Oct. 28, 1683; Phebe, Jane, Judge Richard, Mary, Lydia (our ancestress), Deborah, 'Abigail' and John.
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Abigail Lee's Timeline

April 5, 1700
September 21, 1720
Age 20
Lyme, CT, United States
August 10, 1722
Age 22
May 4, 1724
Age 24
Lyme, New London County, Connecticut, United States
September 2, 1726
Age 26
Lyme, New London County, Connecticut, United States
November 14, 1728
Age 28
December 12, 1730
Age 30
Lyme, New London County, Connecticut, United States
September 9, 1732
Age 32
Lyme, New London County, Connecticut, United States
August 26, 1734
Age 34
Lyme, New London County, Connecticut, United States
August 26, 1734
Age 34
Lyme, New London County, Connecticut, United States