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Rebecca Lord (Phillips)

Birthplace: Great Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England
Death: after 1670
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Maj. William Phillips, of Boston & Saco and Mary Phillips
Wife of Robert Lord, of London
Mother of Mary Warne
Sister of Mary Field; Elizabeth Alden; Phebe Gillam; Nathaniel Phillips; Sarah Turner and 1 other
Half sister of John Phillips; Samuel Phillips and William Phillips

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About Rebecca Lord

Rebecca Phillips

  • Christening 13 May 1632 St. Peter's, Great Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England
  • Died in England after say 1670
  • Daughter of William Phillips and Mary Bishop
  • Wife of Robert Lord, married 1650, son of Thomas Lord and Dorothy Bird

Returned to England


The children of Robert and Rebecca Lord were:

  • Robert, b. Apr. 6, 1661
  • Thomas, b. May 18, 1663, (died young)
  • Mary, b. July 13, 1668,
  • Sarah, most likely born in England, her parents evidently having gone there to end their days.

The said Robert Lord and his family, while in Boston, lived in a house there that came from his father-inlaw."[1]

Mentioned in Susanna Phillips 1655 will:

  • to daughter Rebecca Lord five pounds;

disputed origins

However her christening as daughter of William Phillips, published in 2013, would seem to settle the dispute.

Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011), 4:333.

'ROBERT LORD, bp. Towcester, Northamptonshire, 12 May 1620 [Flagg 274] ... m. by 1651 Rebecca _______ ... daughter of CHRISTOPHER STANLEY {1635, Boston} or WILLIAM PHILLIPS (1639, Charlestown} [GDMNH 548; Pope 430; Savage 3:416, 4:164].'

Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862).

"CHRISTOPHER [Stanley], Boston, came in the Elizabeth and Ann, from London 1635, aged 21, with w[ife]. Susanna, 31, join[ed]. our ch[urch]. 16 May 1641, and was adm[itted]. freem[an]. 2 June foll[owing]. He is call[ed]. taylor, wh[ich]. in my opin[ion]. means a mem[ber]. of the gr[eat]. comp[any]. of Merch[ant]. Taylors of London; was a capt[ain]. and d[ied]. early in 1646, leav[ing]. good est[ate]. to his wid[ow]. beside sev[eral]. legacies and devises, but names no ch[ildren]. Of his will. 27 Mar. in that y[ea]r. abstr[act]. is in Geneal. Reg. IV. 52, and therein it appears not to have been bro[ugh]t. to pro[bate]. until 29 Jan. 1650. His wid[ow]. m[arried]. William Phillips, and 10 Sept. 1650, with assent of her new h[usband]. made her wll of the est[ate]. that came from Stanley pro[bated]. 2 Aug. 1655. See Phillips, or a larger abstr[act]. in Geneal. Reg. V. 447.

From A Genealogy of the Warne Family in America: Principally the Descendants of ... By George Warne Labaw page 56

Mary Lord, b. July 13, 1668, at Cambridge, Mass., m. Thomas Carhart in November, 1691, and lived on Staten Island until the spring of 1695, when they removed to Woodbridge, N. J. Three sons were born to this union, John, Robert, and William Carhart. Thomas Carhart died in Woodbridge. "Some time between Mch. 16, 1695, the date of his will, and April 6, 1696, the date that the will was probated." Of Mary Lord's ancestry we will say that she was the daughter of Robert Lord, of Cambridge, Mass., b. in England about 1627, and Rebecca, formerly .of Boston, Mass., who (according to Carhart Genealogy, p. 25), was the daughter of Major William Phillips, of Saco, Me., and Boston, Mass. This, however, is an error, as Rebecca Lord's maiden name was Stanley, not Phillips. William Phillips was her stepfather, not her father. Her father's name, who was her mother's previous husband, was Christopher Stanley, a sea captain, [SIC] and a man of good estate, who with his wife came over in the same ship with Robert Lord's father and family, and settled in Boston, Mass., so that she also must have been born in England.

"The Pioneers of Massachusetts," by Charles H. Pope, 221 Columbus Ave., Boston, Mass., gives us: "Capt. Christopher Stanley, aged 32, with wife Susannah, aged 31, came in the Elizabeth and Ann, 1635. Settled in Boston; freeman, June 2, 1641. Wife Susannah admitted to church 23 June 1639. Children: Rebecca, (m. Robert Lord); Martha, (m. Richard Thurston). He (Christopher Stanley) died 27 Mch. 1646; will dated 27 Mch. 1646; probated 19 Mch. 1649." Also from same we have, p. 291: "Rebecca Lord's mother gave her part of a house in which she was already living (in Boston) adjoining her sister Thurston's, Aug. 18, 1652." Again, from same we have: "Capt. Richard Thurston and wife Martha, and Robert Lord and Rebecca, his wife, living in England, sold their right in a certain house in Boston in connection with Lieut. Phillips, Jan. 8, 1656."


  • William1 Phillips, in Bradley, Hal. The English Origin of William1 Phillips of Charlestown and Boston, Massachusetts, and Saco Maine. American Genealogist (D.L. Jacobus). (Jul, Oct 2013), 86:300. "Rebecca Phillips, bp. (St. Peter's) 13 May 1632 "
  • Labaw, George Warne. A Genealogy of the Warne Family in America; Principally the Descendants of Thomas Warne, Born 1652, Died 1722, One of the Twenty-four Proprietors of East New Jersey. New York: Frank Allaben Genealogical, 1911. 57-59. Print. GoogleBooks Link
  • page 7 of Suffolk Deeds, Volume 2 By Suffolk County (Mass.)
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Rebecca Lord's Timeline

May 13, 1632
Great Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England
May 13, 1632
Great Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
July 13, 1668
Age 36
Stonington, New London County, Connecticut Colony
Age 37
November 4, 1933
Age 38
December 22, 1933
Age 38
May 23, 1990
Age 38