Person:Richard Lord (1)

m. 23 Feb 1610/11
  1. Richard Lord1611/12 - 1662
  2. Ann Lord1614 - 1688
  3. Dr. Thomas Lord1616 - 1662
  4. William Lord1618 - 1678
  5. Robert Lord1620 -
  6. John Lord1623/4 - bet 1691 and 1692
  7. Amy Lord1626 - 1690/91
  8. Dorothy Lord1629 - 1656/7
  • HRichard Lord1611/12 - 1662
  • WSarah UnknownEst 1612 - Bef 1676
m. bef 1636
  1. Richard Lord1636 - 1685
  2. Sarah Lord1639 - 1705
Facts and Events
Name Richard Lord
Gender Male
Christening[1] 5 Jan 1611/12 Towcester, Northamptonshire, England
Immigration[1] 1633 Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage bef 1636 Based on estimated date of birth of eldest known child (Richard).
to Sarah Unknown
Death[1] 10 May 1662 Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Religion? Member of the First Church of Hartford
Alt Death? 17 May 1662 New London, New London, Connecticut

From Notes on the Founding of New England, American Genealogies

[Thomas Lord's] eldest son, Richard, came over some years before he did and was in Cambridge where he owned a shop... but followed his father to Hartford, where he was Constable in 1643. He afterwards settled in New London, became a very prominent citizen and was mentioned in the Royal Charter.

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Richard Lord, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), 2:1198-1201.

    p. 1200: 'Baptized Towcester, Northamptonshire, 5 January 1611/2, son of Thomas and Dorothy (Bird) Lord [Lord Gen 2].
    DEATH: Hartford 10 May 1662 (from inventory)'.

  2.   Early New England Settlers, 1600s - 1800s.
  3.   Lord, Kenneth. Genealogy of the Descendants of Thomas Lord: an Original Proprietor and Founder of Hartford, Conn., in 1636. (New York: The Compiler, 1946), page 2.

    'The Towcester Registers, 1561-1633, give the following baptisms:
    Richard Lord, baptized Jan. 5, 1611-12.'

  4.   Manwaring, Charles W. A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records. (Hartford, Conn.: R. S. Peck & Co., 1904-06), 1:136.

    'Lord, Richard, Hartford. Died 10 May, 1662. Invt. ...
    To Mrs. Sarah Lord, Relict of ye Sd. Capt Lord, ...'

  5.   Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), 3:115.

    RICHARD, Cambridge 1632, s[on]. of Thomas, who, perhaps, had sent him to look out the most desirable place for his friends, Gov[ernor]. Haynes and Rev. Thomas Hooker, was freem[an]. 4 Mar. 1635, but next y[ea]r. rem[oved]. with Hooker and his f[ather]. to Hartford, and Gov[ernor]. Haynes soon foll[owed]. He was an orig[inal]. propr[ietor]. and one of the earliest sett[lers]. capt[ain]. of the first troop in the Col[ony]. rep[resentative]. 1657 to 61, and is nam[ed]. in the Union chart[er]. of 1662, but bef[ore]. at was bro[ugh]t. over, d[ied]. at New London, 17 May 1662, in 51st y[ea]r. if the fig[ure]. well decyph[ered]. from the honorab[le]. inscript[ion]. on a crumbling sandstone monu[ment]. See Caulkins's Hist[ory]. of New London. Porter says he d[ied]. 17 May 1662, but he says also, he was rep[resentative]. to his d[eath]. and the latest y[ea]r. of his serv[ice]. as 61; and Goodwin makes his d[eath]. 10 May 1662, only 3 week diff[erent]. from Caulkins. His wid[ow]. was Sarah; the ch[ildren]. Richard, b[orn]. 1636; Sarah, 1638; and Dorothy. He was the capt[ain]. relied on, in conjunct[ion]. with John Pyncheon, for secur[ing]. the persons of the regicides, Goffe and Whalley, that they might be bro[ugh]t. to justice in Eng[land]. as Sir Thomas Temple wrote Secr. Morrice. His loyalty in this went beyond his judgment. See ss. Hist. Coll. VIII. 326. Sarah m[arried]. Joseph Haynes.