Richard Lord
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Richard Lord (abt. 1555 - abt. 1610)

Richard Lord
Born about in Towcester, Northamptonshire, Englandmap
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Son of [uncertain] and [mother unknown]
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died about at about age 55 in Towcester, Northamptonshire, Englandmap
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Richard Lord of Towcester, Northamptonshire, England. [1][2]


Richard was born about 1555[3], "perhaps from the Lord family of Yelvertoft, Northamptonshire.[3]


In 1582, the Towcester registers record the marriage of Richard Lord to Joane (LNAB unknown). [4]
  • Joan, wife of Richard Lord, was buried at Towcester on 22 Sept 1610, about four months after Richard named her in his will, and three weeks before the death of Richard Lord. [2][3]


Occupation: Yeoman[5]
Richard Lord calls himself a "Husbandman of Towcester" in his will written 1610. [2]


Military Service: Lt. in English Army

Will & Probate

Will: signed 30 May 1610[2]
Probate: 7 Feb 1611, Archives of Northamptonshire, England, 2nd Series, 2nd Vol V, folio 38[2]
A transcipt of the will can be found on the Living in the Past website. [6]


Burial: 16 Oct 1610, [2] St. Lawrence Churchyard, Towcester, Northampton, England[2] [2][7]In the first paragraph of the will (1610) of Richard Lord, he requested burial in the churchyard, and the first item in Richard Lord's will was a donation of money to the parish church of Towcester.

Research Notes

St Lawrence Church - Grave of Richard Lord (1610)

St. Lawrence's Church, standing in the middle of Towcester, is a 12th-century Norman building.
"Its ecclesiastical heritage may well relate back to Roman times as St Lawrence was patron saint of the Roman legions. The building was reconstructed in the perpendicular style 1480–85 when the church tower was added. Permission to quarry stone for this restoration from Whittlewood Forest was granted by Edward IV..." Towcester,, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.


  1. Great Migration 1634-1635, I-L, page 332
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Genealogy of the Descendants of Thomas Lord: an Original Proprietor and Founder of Hartford, Conn. in 1636, by Kenneth Lord, pages 1 -2
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 The ancestry of Lorenzo Ackley & his wife Emma Arabella Bosworth, by Donald Lines Jacobus, (1960), pp 281
  4. The Lord Family.
  5. The Descendants of William Lord, Sr., b. 1535, d. 1610, Yelvertoft or Towcester, Northampton, England, p. 1James T. Lord, rev. through 2014, unpublished. Personal copy in the files of M. Gaulden
  6. The Last Will.
  7. Northamptonshire Record Office; Northampton, England; Register Type: Parish Registers; Reference Numbers: 329P/255. $
  • 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. Richard is named the father of immigrant Thomas Lord, of Towcester, Northamptonshire, England, on page 332-333
  • 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. Source cited by Anderson in Great Migration.
  • The Descendants of William Lord, Sr., b. 1535, d. 1610, Yelvertoft or Towchester, Northhampton, England, p. 1James T. Lord, rev. through 2014, unpublished. Personal copy in the files of M. Gaulden

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Hi - I think we can add better sources to this profile - the town is Towcester not Towchester, went ahead an fixed that.
posted by Kirk Hess
Hello Everyone. I have finally gotten back round to our Lords. Mags
posted by Mags Gaulden
Hello Profile Managers,

I am descended from William Lord, Sr, of Yelvertoft, England, and of this Richard Lord, of Towchester, Northhampton, England, who was a Lt. (Yeoman) in the English Army and who is buried in the Churchyard at Towchester. I have information and sources to add to this profile. Not today but upcoming, so I wanted to let you know. Mags

posted by Mags Gaulden

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