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Thomas Lord, Sr.

Birthdate: (84)
Birthplace: Saybrook, Middlesex, CT, USA
Death: June 22, 1730 (84)
Lyme, New London, CT, USA
Place of Burial: Duck River Cem, Lyme, New London, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Son of William Lord, Sr. and Harriet Lord
Husband of Mary Marah Lord
Father of Thomas Lord, Jr.; Joseph Lord; Theophilus Lord; Daniel Lord; Samuel Lord and 1 other
Brother of William Lord, Jr.; Lt. Richard Lord; Mary Pemberton; Robert Lord, Sr.; John Lord and 2 others
Half brother of Benjamin Lord; James Lord, Sr., Ensign; Samuel Lord, Sr.; Dorothy Hopson; Daniel Lord and 2 others

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About Thomas Lord, Sr.

  • 'Prominent families of New York; being an account in biographical form of individuals and families distinguished as representatives of the social, professional and civic life of New York city (1897)
  • "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."
  • "He died there prior to the decease of his wife, which, as stated in the records of the place, occurred in 1675. 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."
  • ' "Thomas Lord, the second son of William, was born in December, 1645, at Lyme, married Mary Lee in 1693 and died in 1730."
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  • 'Hyde genealogy: or, The descendants,in the female as well as in the male ... By Reuben Hyde Walworth
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  • III. ELIZABETH HYDE(9), born at Norwich, Conn., Aug., 1660, the eldest daughter of Samuel Hyde (2) and Jane Lee, was a granddaughter of William Hyde the first of Norwich. She m. in 1682 Lieut. Richard Lord, b. in May 1647, at Saybrook, the third son of William Lord of Saybrook.
  • [This William Lord, born in England about 1623, was third son of Thomas Lord (born in England in 1583) and Dorothy his wife, who came to Newton, Mass., in 1635, and went from there to Hartford, Conn., in 1636, and had lands assigned to him there in 1639, where she d. in 1676. This William Lord was among the early settlers of Saybrook. he d. there 17 May, 1678. he had 14 children: 1, William, b. October, 1643, who married Mary Shaylor, and settled at East Haddam; '2, Thomas, b. in Dec., 1645, who married Mary Lee, daughter of the first Thomas Lee of Lyme, and settled at Lyme'; 3, Lieut. Richard; 4, Mary, b. in May 1649; 5, Robert, b. in Aug., 1651; 6, John, b. in Sept., 1653; 7, Joseph b. in Sept., 1656; 8, Benjamin, b. in 1666, father of Rev. Benjamin Lord, D.D., of Norwich; 9. Daniel; 10, James; 11, Samuel; and three daughters.]
  • Lieut. Richard Lord settled at Lyme, where he held a considerable tract of land. he d. there 20 August, 1727. His wife survived him, and d. there 22 July, 1736. They were both buried in the cemetery at old Lyme, below the hill (where his brother, Thomas Lord, and Mary Lee his wife were also buried).
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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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Thomas Lord, Sr.'s Timeline

December 1, 1645
Saybrook, Middlesex, CT, USA
September 22, 1694
Age 48
Lyme, New London County, Connecticut, United States
October 17, 1697
Age 51
Lyme, New London County, Connecticut Colony
December 19, 1698
Age 53
Lyme, CT, USA
December 19, 1703
Age 58
Lyme, New London, CT, USA
Age 59
Age 62
Lyme, New London County, Connecticut, United States
June 22, 1730
Age 84
Lyme, New London, CT, USA
July 1, 1933
Age 84