Richard Lord: of Towcester, Northamptonshire, England
Birth: about 1555, "perhaps from a family of Yelvertoft, Northamptonshire.
Marriage: About 1582 (estimated), to Joan (LNAB unknown), who is named in Richard's will. 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.
Military Service: Lt. in English Army
Richard Lord calls himself a "Husbandman of Towcester" in his will written 1610.
Probate: 7 Feb 1611, Archives of Northamptonshire, England, 2nd Series, 2nd Vol V, folio 38
Burial: 16 Oct 1610,  St. Lawrence Churchyard, Towcester, Northampton, EnglandIn 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.
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, Wikipedia.org, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
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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. 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, 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.
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 through 2014, unpublished.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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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Richard 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: