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William Lord

Birthplace: Towcester, Northamptonshire, England
Death: May 17, 1678 (59)
Lyme, New London County, Connecticut
Place of Burial: Old Lyme, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Lord and Dorothy Lord
Husband of Hattie Nickerson; Dorothy Lord; Harriet Lord and Lydia Post
Father of William Lord, II; William Lord, Jr.; Thomas Lord; Lt. Richard Lord; Mary Olmstead and 11 others
Brother of Ellen Lord; Capt. Richard Lord; Louisa Barnes; Rachel Lord; Ann Anna Stanton and 12 others

Occupation: landed proprietor in Saybrook and Lyme
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About William Lord

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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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  • 'Hyde genealogy: or, The descendants,in the female as well as in the male ... By Reuben Hyde Walworth
  • Pg. 9
  • 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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  • 'George Hayes of Windsor and his descendants By Charles Wells Hayes
  • Pg. 61
  • NATHAN, b. Rowley, Sept. 9, 1706, d. n. Lyme, Ct., Feb. 10, 1762; rem. c. 1729 to Lyme, farmer, with large estate (see an interesting account of his family, farm, servants, &c., by the Rev. J. Bailey, in Bartlett's "Frontier Missionary," Coll. P. E. Hist. Soc. II.); m. Lyme, Dec. 23, 1729 DEBORAH LORD, (6th dau. Lieut. Richard (s. 'Wm'., s.Thomas I. of Hartford) and Elizabeth (Hyde, dau. Sam., s. Wm. of Norwich) L. of Lyme, b. c. 1698, d. Nov. 19, 1777. .....
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  • 'Genealogical guide to the early settlers of America: with a brief history of ... By Henry Whittemore
  • Pg. 332
  • THOMAS LORD, Hartford, came in the Eliz. and Ann, 1635, from London, aged 50, with wife Dorothy, 46, and children, Thomas, 16; Ann, 14; 'William, 12'; John, 10; Robert, 9; Annie, 6, and Dorothy, 4; called at the London custom-house a smith, but that may have been a godly deception. his eldest son, Richard, had been sent over three years before, and Thomas stopped at Boston, or Cambridge, a year or more, but was an original propr. and among the first settlers at H. Date of his death is not ascertained. his widow, Dorothy, who died 1676, made her will 1670, in which she names children of her deceased son, Thomas, daughter Ann, wife of Thomas Stanton; William, John, Robert, Annie, wife of John Gilbert; grandson Richard and grandchildren Hannah, Dorothy and Margaret, child of daughter Dorothy, wife of John Ingersoll.
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  • '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."

•ID: I7144 •Name: William LORD •Given Name: William •Surname: Lord •Sex: M •Birth: in Towchester,Northampton,Eng. •Christening: 27 DEC 1618 Towcester,Northampton,England •Death: 17 MAY 1678 in Lyme,New London,Conn •Ancestral File #: 89CG-VF

Father: Thomas LORD b: 1585 in of Towchester,Northampton,England c: in ,,England Mother: Dorothy BIRD b: 1588 in of Towchester,Northampton,England c: 25 MAY 1588 in Towcester,Northampton,England

Marriage 1 Hattie NICKERSON b: ABT 1621 in Saybrook,Middlesex,Massachusetts •Married: 1642 Children 1. William LORD b: OCT 1643 in Saybrook,Middlesex,Massachusetts 2. Thomas LORD b: DEC 1645 in Saybrook,Middlesex,Connecticut 3. Richard LORD b: 16 MAY 1647 in Saybrook,Middlesex,Connecticut 4. Mary LORD b: MAY 1649 in Saybrook,Middlesex,Connecticut 5. Robert LORD b: 16 AUG 1651 in Saybrook,Middlesex,Connecticut 6. John LORD b: SEP 1653 in Saybrook,Middlesex,Connecticut 7. Joseph LORD b: SEP 1655/1656 in Saybrook,Middlesex,Connecticut 8. Sarah LORD b: ABT 1658 in Saybrook,Middlesex,Connecticut

Marriage 2 Dorothy b: ABT 1623 •Married: ABT 1642 Children 1. William LORD b: OCT 1643 2. Thomas LORD b: DEC 1645 in Saybrook,,Connecticut 3. Richard LORD b: MAY 1647 in Saybrook,,Connecticut 4. Mary LORD b: MAY 1649 5. Robert LORD b: AUG 1651 6. John LORD b: SEP 1653 7. Joseph LORD b: SEP 1655

Marriage 3 Lydia BUCKLAND b: ABT 1632 in Rehoboth,Bristol,Ma •Married: 3 JUN 1664 in ,,Connecticut Children 1. Benjamin LORD b: 30 MAR 1666 in Rehoboth,Bristol,Mass 2. James LORD b: 2 APR 1668 in Saybrook,Middlesex,Ct 3. Daniel LORD b: ABT 1668 in ,,Connecticut 4. Daniel LORD b: ABT 1670 5. James LORD b: ABT 1670 in ,,Connecticut 6. Hannah LORD b: 1670/1678 in Saybrook,,Connecticut c: 1674 in of Saybrook,New Haven,Ct 7. Samuel LORD b: ABT 1672 in Saybrook,Middlesex,Ct 8. Daniel LORD b: ABT 1673 in Saybrook,Middlesex,Ct 9. Dorothy LORD b: ABT 1674 in ,,Connecticut 10. Hannah LORD b: ABT 1675 in Saybrook,Middlesex,Ct 11. Dorothy LORD b: ABT 1676 in Saybrook,Middlesex,Ct 12. Elizabeth LORD b: ABT 1676 in Saybrook,Middlesex,Ct 13. Elizabeth LORD b: ABT 1677 in Saybrook,,Connecticut 14. Elizabeth LORD b: ABT 1678 15. Susannah LORD b: ABT 1680

Marriage 4 Spouse Unknown

Marriage 5 BUCKLAND b: ABT 1615 Children 1. Hannah LORD c: 1674 in of Saybrook,New Haven,Ct

Notes for William Lord: Some records show a spouse as Harriet Nickerson born in 1621 in Saybrook, Middlesex, CT. William actively acquired land. He purchased much of the land that later became the town of Salem and in April 1669 he received 8 square miles of land from Chapeto, a kinsman of Uncas. William was on good terms with Chapeto and Uncas. In 1678 Saybrook voted to build a new stone meeting house measuring 50 feet by 30 feet. William was appointed to the committee to “consider the capacity of the town for erecting of a new meeting house.”

More About William Lord and <Unnamed>: Marriage: Abt. 1650, England.

Children of William Lord are: +William Lord, b. Oct 1643, Saybrook, Middlesex, CT, d. Dec 04, 1696, Haddam, CT.

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William Lord's Timeline

December 27, 1618
Towcester, Northamptonshire, England
October 1643
Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut
October 1643
Old Saybrook Colony
December 1, 1645
Old Saybrook Colony
May 16, 1647
Old Saybrook Colony, (Present Middlesex County), (Present Connecticut)
May 6, 1649
Old Saybrook Colony
August 16, 1651
Old Saybrook, Connecticut Colony
September 1653
Saybrook, Middlesex County, CT, United States
September 1655
Old Saybrook, Connecticut