Thomas Lord migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640). (See The Great Migration (Series 2), by R. C. Anderson, vol. 4, p. 331) Join: Puritan Great Migration Project Discuss: pgm
Thomas Lord [Note: occasionally confused with his son also named Thomas Lord who was doctor.]
Thomas Lord, the son of Richard Lord, of Towcester, Northamptonshire, England, was born about 1585. Anderson gives no name for the mother of Thomas Lord. 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.  In the will of Thomas Lord's father Richard Lord, he names his wife Joan (no maiden name for her), and his son Thomas.
Marriage & Children
Thomas Lord married Dorothy Bird 23 Feb 1610/11, Towcester. Northamptonshire, England
Parish Register reads: Marriage: Name: Thomas Lorde [Tomas Lorde] Gender: Male Marriage Date: 23 Feb 1610 Marriage Place: Towcester, Northamptonshire, England Spouse: Dorithee Byrd. 
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.
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. [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. Thomas was an original proprietor of Hartford, Connecticut.
"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."
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 
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.
Thomas Lord, Sr.'s name is on the Founder's Monument in the Ancient Cemetery at Hartford, Connecticut, where he is buried.
↑ 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.
↑ 10.010.1Society of the Descendants of the Founders of Hartford
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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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Thomas by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
Lord, Kenneth Genealogy of the Descendants of Thomas Lord (Lord, New Haven, Connecticut, 1946)
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.