Dorothy (Bird) Lord
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Dorothy (Bird) Lord (abt. 1588 - bef. 1675)

Dorothy Lord formerly Bird aka Byrd
Born about in Towcester, Northamptonshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 23 Feb 1610 in Towcester, Northamptonshire, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died before before about age 86 in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Colonymap
Profile last modified | Created 28 Aug 2009
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The Puritan Great Migration.
Dorothy (Bird) Lord migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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Dorothy Bird married THOMAS LORD, son of Richard Lord of Towcester, [1] 23 Feb 1610/11 at Towcester, Northamptonshire, England. [2] She was the daughter of ROBERT BIRD [3] & AMY BIRD of Towcester. Thomas & Dorothy Lord were early settlers of Hartford, Conn.


Birth: May 18, 1588, Northamptonshire, England [citation needed]


Baptized: 25 May 1588, Towcester, Northamptonshire, England [4] [5]


Husband: Thomas Lord
Wife: Dorothy Lord
Child: John Lord
Marriage: 23 Feb 1609/10
Place: Towchester
Parish Register reads: Marriage: Name: Thomas Lorde [Tomas Lorde] Gender: Male Marriage Date: 23 Feb 1610 Marriage Place: Towcester, Northamptonshire, England Spouse: Dorithee Byrd. [6]
Husband: Richard Lord (Richard Lord married Joan Bird)
Wife: Dorothy Bird (Dorothy Bird was Richard's daughter in law)
Child: Thomas Lord
Death Aug. 1, 1676, Hartford, Hartford Co., Ct.


All children baptized Towcester, Northamptonshire, England: [7]
Richard Lord, baptized 5 Jan 1611/12, (died 1662), married by 1636 Sarah (Unknown)
Anna Lord Stanton, baptized 18 Sept 1614, (died 1688) married by 1638 Thomas Stanton
Thomas Lord, baptized 15 Nov 1616, (died 1662), married 1652 Hannah Thurston
William Lord, baptized 27 Dec 1618, (died 1678), married (1) by 1643 Unknown Saybrook,
(2) about 1664 Lydia Buckland, widow of John Brown - 1678
Robert Lord, baptized 12 May 1620, married by 1651 Rebecca (Unknown)
John Lord, baptized 21 Jan 1623/4, married (1) Rebecca Bushnell, (2) Adrean Baysey
Aymie Lord Gilbert, baptized 30 Nov 1626, (died 1691), married 1647 John Gilbert
Dorothy Lord, baptized 1 July 1629, married about 1652 John Ingersoll, (children Hannah, Dorothy and Margaret named in the will of their grandmother, Dorothy Bird Lord) [8]


Event: Sailed from London, England on the "Elizabeth & Ann" in May, 1635 [9][10]
Arrival: 1635, Cambridge, Massachusetts Elizabeth & Ann [11]


Death: between 8 Feb 1669/70 (date of will) and 12 May 1675 (will proved) [12]
Place: Hartford, , Connecticut
Inscription at the bottom of stone:
Dorothy his wife
Born 1589 Died 1676

This profile is a collaborative work-in-progress. Can you contribute information or sources?


  1. Great Migration 1634-1635, I-L
  2. Great Migration 1634-1635, I-L
  3. Great Migration 1634-1635, I-L
  4. Great Migration 1634-1635, I-L
  5.  :Chrystenings Anno D'mni 1588
    Dorottee the daughter of Robart Burd 25 Maie
    Northamptonshire Record Office; Northampton, England; Register Type: Parish Registers; Reference Numbers: 329P/255, Towcester parish register 1561-1714, (viewed on, image 38/355)
  6. Northamptonshire Record Office; Northampton, England; Register Type: Parish Registers; Reference Numbers: 329P/255 accessed 4 Feb 2020 by subscription at:
  7. Great Migration 1634-1635, I-L
  8. ''Genealogical Notes On the Founding of New England, page 274
  9. Great Migration 1634-1635, I-L
  10. Hotten, John Camden (editor). The Original Lists of Persons of Quality: Emigrants, Religious Exiles, Political Rebels, Serving Men Sold for a Term of Years, Apprentices, Children Stolen, Maidens Pressed, and Others, who Went from Great Britain to the American Plantations, 1600-1700. London: John Camden Hotten, 1874. p. 72 see attached photo.
  11. Great Migration 1634-1635, I-L
  12. Great Migration 1634-1635, I-L
  • Great Migration 1634-1635, I-L. (Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume IV, I-L, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2005. Page 331-335 Thomas Lord
  • Genealogical Notes On the Founding of New England, database online,, Ernest Flagg, (Hartford, Connecticut, Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co., 1926), p. 273. also found at FamilySearch, free access.
See also:
  • The Descendants of William Lord, Sr., b. 1535, d. 1610, Yelvertoft or Towchester, Northhampton, England, p. 2, James T. Lord, rev. through 2014, unpublished. Personal copy in the files of M. Gaulden
  • Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s - sailed from London, England in May, 1635 for New England on the Elizabeth & Ann
Note: Information obtained from the internet at RootsWeb's World Connect Project from Sharon Garner, Michele Linse, Tammy Davis and Wendy Smith pedigree reports.
Information developed from Find A Grave memorial no. 11290420

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