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William Lord, Sr.

Birthdate: (96)
Birthplace: England
Death: January 14, 1673 (96)
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Burial: Unknown
Immediate Family:

Husband of Abigail White

Occupation: Constable, Cutler, Landowner
Managed by: Alice Zoe Marie Knapp
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About William Lord, Sr.

William LORD 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 was born 6 1577 in , , England. He died 7 14 Jan 1673 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts. William married 8 Abigail on 1636 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts.

3. William Lord of Salem, Mass., 1635, called 'Senior' in the Records, ' Constable ' and ' Cutler,' and a wealthy landholder, benefactor of the First Church of Salem, Mass., married Abigail , who survived him, but left no issue. He devised his estate mostly ' to kinsman William Lord of Salem, Mass.,' Abigail ( ) Lord, widow of WiUiam Lord Senior, married, secondly, Resolved White, who was brother to Peregrine of the Mayflower- Pilgrims family (see Savage).


  1. Edward Elbridge Salisbury. Family-histories and genealogies : containing a series of genealogical and biographical monographs on the families of .... (page 36 of 38)


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William Lord, Sr.'s Timeline

January 14, 1673
Age 96
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts

William Lord Sr
in the Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
Name: William Lord Sr
Event Type: Death
Birth Date: abt 1575
Death Date: 14 Jan 1672
Death Place: Salem, Massachusetts
Death Age: 97
Source Information
Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data: Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook).
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January 14, 1673
Age 96
Burial: Unknown

Birth: 1577, England
Death: Jan. 14, 1672
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA

Born about 1577 ("aged seventy-seven years" on 1 December 1654; d. 14 January 1672[/3?], "aged 97 years").
Died in Salem 14 January 1672[/3?], "aged 97 years."
Married by 1637 Abigail _____. She was born about 1606 (deposed 2 March 1679/80 "aged about seventy-four years") and married (2) Salem 5 October 1684 Resolved White, son of WILLIAM WHITE {1620, Plymouth}
The younger William Lord first appeared in New England in 1655, when William Lord Sr. stood surety for William Lord Jr. over a minor infraction. He lived until 1685, having had nine children.
On 2 March 1679/80, "William Lord Jr." mentioned "Mrs. White as his aged aunt." On 25 March 1680, "Abigaile Gray testified" to an event that occurred "about a year before her uncle William Lord died" [EQC 7:347]. Both of these deponents were children of the younger William Lord who was named as "kinsman" in the will of the William Lord who is the subject of this sketch. A straightforward interpretation of these two documents would be that the two immigrant men by the name of William Lord were brothers. However, the chronology suggests that this cannot be correct.
William Lord Jr. was probably born about 1630, inasmuch as he probably married about 1655, when he first appeared in Salem, about which time his first child was born. William Lord Sr. was born about 1577 ("aged seventy-seven years" on 1 December 1654; d. 14 January 1672[/3?], "aged 97 years"), so there was a difference of at least half a century in age between the two men. The exact degree of relation between these two men remains uncertain.
On 22 March 1668/9, "William Lord Sr. of Salem" made a power of attorney to "Robert Lord Sr. of Ipswich and John Pickard of Rowly." This may or may not indicate a relationship between William Lord and Robert Lord. The latter was for many years a court officer, and he may have been acting only in that capacity here. Also, if there were a relationship between the two men, one would expect more records of interaction between them.

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Abigail Lord White (1606 - ____)


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