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Judge Richard Lord, Jr.

Birthdate: (86)
Birthplace: Lyme, New London County, Connecticut Colony
Death: August 20, 1776 (86)
Lyme, New London County, Connecticut Colony
Place of Burial: Lyme, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Lt. Richard Lord; Lt. Richard Lord and Elizabeth Lord
Husband of Elizabeth Lynde; Elizabeth Lord and Elizabeth Lord
Father of Susan Lord; Anne McCurry; Richard Lord; Susannah Lathrop; Capt. Enoch Lord and 4 others
Brother of Elizabeth Watrous; Phebe Lord; Jane Ely; Mary Pearson; Lydia Reynolds (Lord) and 3 others

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About Judge Richard Lord, Jr.

  • 'Family histories and genealogies. A series of genealogical and biographical monographs on the families of MacCurdy, Mitchell, Lord, Lynde, Digby, Newdigate, Hoo, Willoughby, Griswold, Wolcott, Pitkin, Ogden, Johnson, Diodati, Lee and Marvin, and notes on the families of Buchanan, Parmelee, Boardman, Lay, Locke, Cole, De Wolf, Drake, Bond and Swayne, Dunbar and Clarke, and a notice of Chief Justice Morrison Remick Waite. With twenty-nine pedigree-charts and two charts of combined descents (1892) Vol. 1
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  • It is only of the first named of these settlers, and of some of his descendants, that we propose to write. From Hotten's "Original Lists " we learn that on the 29th of April 1635 were registered for transportation from the port of London to New England, in the ship "Elizabeth and Ann" of which Capt. Robert Cooper was master, Thomas Lord, aged fifty (therefore born about 1585), his wife Dorothy aged forty-six (therefore born about 1589), and their children Thomas, aged sixteen, Ann, aged fourteen, William, aged twelve, John, aged ten, Robert, aged nine, Aymie, aged six, and Dorothy, aged four. Thomas Lord the father of the family first settled at Newtown, afterwards Cambridge, Mass., where his eldest son Richard, born in 1611, had already established himself in 1632. Savage says that his father "perhaps had sent him to look out the most desirable place for his friends Gov. Haynes and Rev. Thomas Hooker," who came over in 1633 with "two hundred other passengers of importance to the colony." Here he remained "a year or more." But in 1636-37 this family were of that large company' which was led by Rev. Thomas Hooker from Massachusetts, to form a new settlement on the Connecticut River.
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  • .... The date of his death is not known. Porter says "he died early." The place of his burial is not known ; but there is quite a number of Lord tombstones, of descendants of his in the early generations, in the rear of the First Church of Hartford. The names of Thomas Lord and his son Richard are inscribed on the granite monument in the old graveyard of Hartford as prominent among the first settlers. His widow Dorothy died in 1675, at the age of eighty-six, and her Will, dated February 8, 1669, is now on file among the Probate Records in the office of the Secretary of State at Hartford.' ....
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  • "The children of Thomas and Dorothy Lord :
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    • 29 "4. William,[2] born in England about 1623; of Saybrook and Lyme, Conn.; who married and had a large family of children ; and died 17 May, 1678."
    • This William Lord "settled in Saybrook, Conn., about 1645; was there at the division of lands in 1648 ; became a large land-owner both in Saybrook and Lyme ; bought a large tract of the Indians in Lyme, which land was subsequently exchanged with the town for other various parcels, by sons Thomas and Richard ; was twice married, had seven children by his first wife, and other children by his second, Lydia Brown of Rehoboth [Mass.] 1664. The children of his second wife remained in Saybrook. The name of his first wife is unknown. He must have been a man of unusual character, and has been classed with Gardiner, Winthrop, Higginson, Whittlesey, Griswold and Kirtland. He died in 1678."
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    • "The third child of William Lord of Saybrook was :
      • 91 "3. Lieut. Richard,[3] born in May 1647 [see below].
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      • We now take up the line of descent which especially concerns us, that of Lieut. Richard the third child of William Lord of Saybrook.
      • Richard (91) Lord of the third generation was born in 1647; and settled in Lyme, Conn., where he was a land-holder as early as 1680.
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      • In 1682 Lieut. Richard Lord married Elizabeth eldest daughter of Samuel and Jane (Lee) Hyde of Norwich, Conn, (see Lee), Miss Caulkins says : ....
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      • He died August 20, 1727, at Lyme. His wife survived him, and died at Lyme, July 23, 1736. Their headstones are still standing in the Duck River Burying-ground of Lyme, with the following inscriptions upon them : ...
      • They had nine children :
        • 111 1. Elizabeth,4 born October 28, 1683; who married, about 1700, Isaac Watrous, eldest son of Isaac Watrous and Sarah Pratt of Lyme, grandson of Jacob Waterhouse of a good English family intermarried with our Mitchells (see Mitchell).
        • 112 2. Phoebe,4 born about 1686 ; who married, in 1705, Joseph Sill, eldest son of Capt. Joseph Sill and his second wife, Mrs. Sarah (Clark) Marvin, widow of Lieut. Reinold Marvin of Lyme (see Marvin). She died at the age of eighty-five.
        • 113 3. Jane,4 born about 1688; who married Samuel Ely, son of Richard Ely and Mary Marvin (see Marvin), and grandson of Mr. Richard Ely the first of Lyme, an English "Gentleman" and original settler. They settled at Saybrook.
        • ' 114 4. Richard4 (see below).
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        • 115 5. Mary,4 born about 1692 ; who married, September 20, 1716, Peter Pearson (or Pierson) of Lyme, son of Samuel Pearson of Newbury, Mass., and his second wife Dorcas Johnson. She died at the age of forty-five.
        • 116 6. Lydia,4 born about 1694; who married, December 6, 1720, "Mr." John Reynolds of Norwich, Conn., son of Joseph Reynolds and Sarah Edgerton of Norwich.
        • 117 7. Deborah,4 born about 1698; who married, December 23, 1729, Capt. Nathan Jewett, son of Joseph Jewett and Mary Hibbert of Rowley, Mass. They settled in North Lyme. She died at the age of seventy-nine.
        • 118 8. Abigail,4 born about 1700; who married, December 24, 1719, Col. Stephen Lee, her mother's first cousin, son of Thomas Lee the first of Lyme and his wife Mary DeWolf. All those Griswolds of the Giant's Neck branch who descend from Elizabeth Lee, the second wife of Rev. George Griswold, are of Lord blood, through this Abigail daughter of Lieut. Richard Lord, who married Stephen Lee (see Griswold).
        • 119 9. John,4 born about 1703 ; who married, November 12, 1734, Hannah Rogers (b. 1712, d. 1762), daughter of Lieut. Joseph Rogers and Sarah his wife of Milford, Conn. His father (Lieut. Richard Lord) gave him "three hundred acres of land on Eight-Mile River at the valley in North Lyme, where he died at the age of seventy-two. ....
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      • The eldest son of Richard and Elizabeth (Hyde) Lord was:
        • ' RICHARD (114), born in 1690; of Lyme, Conn.; known as Judge Richard Lord, "an eminent example of Piety and Public Spirit."
        • ' Judge Richard Lord occupied a position of much quiet dignity and importance. He was easy in fortune both in his own right and in the inheritance of his wife, of a good family, and connected with many of the best families in the State on his own side. He married, in 1720, Elizabeth daughter of Judge Nathaniel Lynde a son of Judge Simon Lynde of
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        • 'Boston (see Digby=Lynde). She received her name from the mother of the latter, who was Elizabeth Digby, of the high English family of that name (see Digby). Elizabeth (Lynde) Lord was a niece of Chief Justice Benjamin Lynde and a cousin of the second Chief Justice Benjamin Lynde of Boston and Salem, Mass.
        • ' .... Mrs. Elizabeth (Lynde) Lord's mother was Susannah only daughter of Dep.-Gov. Francis Willoughby, a wealthy gentleman of Charlestown, Mass., of another high English family (see Willoughby). Her mother was Margaret (Locke) Taylor, who received a large property from her previous husband, Daniel Taylor Esq. of London.
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        • ' His epitaph in the Duck River Burying-ground of Lyme records :
        • ' "This Monument Sacred to the Memory of Richard Lord Esq., who in Life was an eminent Example of Piety and Public Spirit, and, after sustaining the offices of Dea'n, Justice of ye Peace and Judge of the Quorum, for many years, departed this Life in peace Aug'st 26, A. D. 1776, aged 86 years."
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        • ' Mrs. Elizabeth (Lynde) Lord survived her husband between one and two years, and was buried at Lyme by the side of her husband, where her headstone appears with this inscription :
        • ' "In Memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Lord, wife of the late Richard Lord Esq., who departed this Life June 22d, A. D. 1778, In the 83d year of her Age."
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        • ' Richard and Elizabeth (Lynde) Lord had seven children :
          • 129 I. Richard,5 born April 17, 1722; who died September 3, 1742, unmarried. Of this young man, the eldest son, who grew to manhood, we know nothing. His death broke the succession of the name of Richard, which has been repeated in every generation, in some one line of the family, to the present time.
          • 130 2. Susannah,5 born January 16, 1724; who married, January 23, 1746, Elijah Lathrop of Norwich, Conn. Elijah Lathrop was a descendant of Rev. John Lothrop, the first minister in Scituate, Mass. He was "born in Norwich, Conn., September 4, 1720 . . . They lived in Norwich, where he soon took rank among the most enterprising business men of the town. He and his wife were interred in the Chelsea burying-lot. Their grandson John, in 1835, set new stones to their graves, to preserve the records on the older and ruder stones. They give us the date of his death, March 13, 1814, aged 93 years; and hers, February 3, 1808, aged 85 years." ....
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        • ' The third child of Richard and Elizabeth (Lynde) Lord was :
          • 145 3. Enoch5 (see below).
          • 146 4. Elizabeth,5 born November 14, 1727; who died April 23, 1731.
          • 147 5. Ann,5 born December 22, 1729; who married, January 16, 1752, John McCurdy (see MacCurdy),
          • 148 6. Lynde,5 born February 2, 1733; who married, July 7, 1757, his second cousin Lois daughter of General Elisha Sheldon ; and died June 15, 1801. He settled in Litchfield, Conn., and was High Sheriff of Litchfield County for twenty-nine years, succeeding, in that office, Mr. Oliver Wolcott (afterwards Governor) ; and was the largest landholder there, but lost most of his property through the default of a subordinate officer for whom he was responsible. The fine house he built and resided in there is ....
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        • ' The seventh child of Richard and Elizabeth (Lynde) Lord was :
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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)
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  • "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:
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  • 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,
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  • 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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Judge Richard Lord, Jr.'s Timeline

Lyme, New London County, Connecticut Colony
April 17, 1722
Age 32
Lyme, New London County, Connecticut, United States
January 16, 1724
Age 34
Lyme, New London County, Connecticut Colony
Age 34
December 15, 1725
Age 35
Lyme, New London County, Connecticut, United States
November 14, 1727
Age 37
Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, United States
December 22, 1729
Age 39
December 22, 1729
Age 39
Lyme, New London County, Connecticut, United States
February 2, 1733
Age 43
Lyme, New London County, Connecticut, United States