Thomas Lord

Thomas Lord (abt. 1585 - abt. 1644)

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Thomas Lord
Born about in Towcester, Northamptonshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Son of and [uncertain]
Husband of — married 23 Feb 1610 in Towcester, Northamptonshire, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticutmap
Profile last modified 12 Dec 2019 | Created 28 Aug 2009
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The Puritan Great Migration.
Thomas Lord migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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Contents

Biography

Name

Thomas Lord[1] [Note: occasionally confused with his son also named Thomas Lord who was doctor.]

Birth

Thomas Lord, the son of Richard Lord, of Towcester, Northamptonshire, England, was born about 1585.[1] Anderson gives no name for the mother of Thomas Lord.[1] The surname of Thomas Lord's mother is not stated by Flagg, Lord, Crowell, Barbour, or Jacobus, who all state her given name is Joan. [2][3][4] [5][6] In the will of Thomas Lord's father Richard Lord, he names his wife Joan (no maiden name for her), and his son Thomas.[3]

Marriage and Children

Thomas Lord married Dorothy Bird 23 Feb 1610/11, Towcester. Northamptonshire, England[2][3][1]
Thomas & Dorothy (Bird) Lord were the parents of at least nine children, all born in England.

Immigration to Boston, Massachusetts

Thomas Lord & Dorothy and their children Thomas, Ann, William, John, Robert, Amy and Dorothy, on 29 April 1635, "were enrolled at London as passengers for New England on the ship Elizabeth and Ann.[1][2][7][8]
They landed at Boston and joined Richard Lord, (the eldest son who went in 1632 to prepare the way for them), at Cambridge, Massachusetts Bay Colony.[3] [Hotten 72; Lord Gen 1-6].

A Founder of Hartford, Connecticut

Thomas and his family joined Rev. Thomas Hooker's party in founding Hartford, Connecticut Colony in 1636.[9] Thomas was an original proprietor of Hartford, Connecticut.[2]

Residence

"In 1639 his home was on the highway on the bank of the Little River (Now Wells Street) and he owned eight other parcels of land; he was a man of Position and Influence."[3]

Occupation

On the list for the Elizabeth and Ann, Thomas is shown as a smith.
Merchant, Mill Owner

Death and Burial

Death: "soon after 29 Jan 1643/4" at Hartford, Connecticut Colony [2] [1][6]
There is no record of Thomas's death, however he was given property by Hartford in February 1641/2, and his wife Dorothy sold property without his participation in March 1652/3. Anderson surmises that he died soon after January 29, 1643/4, when he was relieved on common work on the roads.[10]
Thomas Lord, Sr.'s name is on the Founder's Monument in the Ancient Cemetery at Hartford, Connecticut, where he is buried.[9]

Tombstone Inscription: Founder's Monument

IN MEMORY OF
MR. THOMAS LORD
BORN 1585. ONE OF YE
ORIGINAL PROPRIETORS
OF HARTFORD[11]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Great Migration 1634-1635, I-L, by Robert Charles Anderson, (2005), page 331-335
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Genealogical Notes On the Founding of New England, by Ernest Flagg, page 273
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Genealogy of the Descendants of Thomas Lord: an Original Proprietor and Founder of Hartford, Conn. in 1636 by Kenneth Lord, pp 1-7
  4. New Englanders in Nova Scotia by F.E. Crowell at NEHGS, page 278, #394 LORD
  5. Families of Early Hartford, Connecticut, by Barbour, pp 371
  6. 6.0 6.1 The ancestry of Lorenzo Ackley & his wife Emma Arabella Bosworth, by Jacobus, pp 281
  7. Elizabeth & Ann
  8. 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.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Society of the Descendants of the Founders of Hartford
  10. Hartford Town Votes, Vol. I, Page 69
  11. Find A Grave #11290361

See also:

  • Great Migration 1634-1635, I-L. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. 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
  • Hartford Town Votes, Vol. I, 1635-1716, Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society. Vol. VI. Hartford: The Connecticut Historical Society, 1897. Internet Archive
  • Barbour, Lucius Barnes, 1982, Families of Early Hartford, Connecticut, at Ancestry.com, $, and printed by Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc., Baltimore, Maryland and Connecticut Society of Genealogists, Inc., Glastonbury, Connecticut pp.371. Source cited by Anderson in Great Migration.
  • Genealogical Notes On the Founding of New England, database online, Ancestry.com, Ernest Flagg, (Hartford, Connecticut, Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co., 1926), p. 273. also found at FamilySearch, free access. Source cited by Anderson in Great Migration.
  • New Englanders in Nova Scotia, Manuscript. R. Stanton Avery Special Collections, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010.) by Fred E. Crowell, page 278, #394 Thomas Lord.
  • Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s - sailed from London, England in May, 1635 for New England on the Elizabeth & Ann
  • "English Emigrants to New England" - Catalog # 929.1B226t3 and "Genealogical Notes on the Founding of New England" catalog # 929.2F597, Mid-Continent Public Library, Independence, MO.
  • The Founders Monument, Erected by the Society of the Descendants of The Founders of Hartford A. D. 1986, to Commemorate the 350th Anniversary of the City. This stone replaces the original sandstone monument of 1837 The Founders Monument
  • The Descendants of William Lord, Sr., b. 1535, d. 1610, Yelvertoft or Towchester, Northampton, England, p. 1 & 2, James T. Lord, rev. through 2014, unpublished. Personal copy in the files of M. Gaulden
  • Genealogical Notes, or Contributions to the Family History of Some of the First Settlers of Connecticut and Massachusetts, Url: familytreemaker.GenealogyLibrary.com Publication: Name: F.A. Brown,, Hartford, 11/7/01, Original Date, 1856;

Please do not copy data from this FindaGrave memorial#11290361 - wrong facts as of 20 Jan 2018. Corrections and sources submitted to FindaGrave for editing. No marriage of Dorothy Bulkeley to Thomas Lord - all children from marriage to Dorothy Bird, see Great Migration source above.
See Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, (2011), Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Royal Ancestry series, 2nd edition, 4 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham, (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2011), volume I, page 346-348 entry for Edward Bulkeley and children:
  • Find A Grave #11290361, entry for Thomas Lord, memorial no. 11290361, (Created by: Nareen, et al; Record added: Jul 04, 2005) Ancient Burying Ground, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut."


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Lord-4752 and Lord-5 appear to represent the same person because: Lord-4752 was a conglomerate of three men. He is stabilized to Thomas. Please merge.
posted by Anne B
Changing profile to facilitate merge.
posted by Anne B
Who is this Anthony Lord? I do not find him in Flagg's Genealogical Notes or The Planters of the Commonwealth cited as sources. He is not listed in Anderson's Great Migration Directory, Savage's Genealogical Dictionary, or Colket's Founders of Early American Families. He is not listed as having died on that date in Hartford, nor is he found in the Connecticut Colonial records. A Thomas Lord b. 1585 was a Founder of Hartford. His son William Lord died on 17 May 1678. It seems he is a conglomeration of persons.
posted by Anne B
I just created a free space page for the Thomas Lord genealogy source. Someone might want to add the link to it in the 'See also' section:

Lord, Kenneth Genealogy of the Descendants of Thomas Lord (Lord, New Haven, Connecticut, 1946)

posted by Susan (Emens) Hughes
Thank you Robert Haviland -- your suggestions have been implemented for this profile, and are appreciated.
Lord-1933 and Lord-5 appear to represent the same person because: what little info is in -1933 is the same as in -5. I am also proposing a merge with Lord-2635
posted by Jennifer Lapham
Lord-2635 and Lord-5 appear to represent the same person because: what little info is in -2635 is the same as in -5. Most of the "sources" in -2635 don't seem to bear any relation to Thomas Lord. I am also proposing a merge with Lord-1933
posted by Jennifer Lapham
Great profile! Nice to see a pre-1700 profile that doesn't have artifacts and errors from past merges and gedcoms.

A couple of recommendations . . what do you think? 1) Move the negatives (like who he is NOT married to from the Marriage heading into a Research Notes or Common Errors to Avoid section. 2) Why is the colon for the Occupation (Merchant, Mill Owner) showing? 3) Should any of the sources be in a See Also section? Were all these sources used in the profile? 4) There may not be a Towchester, but there is a Towcester in Northamptonshire.

posted by Robert Haviland

Thomas is 35 degrees from Louis Braille, 14 degrees from Greta Moody and 12 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.