The LORD Family of Towcester

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RICHARD LORD (d. 1610) m. Joan Unknown (d. 1610)
THOMAS LORD (b. c. 1858) of Towcester m. Dorothy Bird
ANN LORD (bp. 1614) m. Thomas Stanton

First Generation

RICHARD LORD (d. 1610)


Richard Lord, yeoman, was buried on 16 Oct 1610. [Ref] He married Joan Unknown. She was buried on 22 Sep 1610. [Ref]

In his will, written on 30 May 1610 and probated on 7 Feb 1611, Richard mentions his wife Joan and children Thomas, Elizabeth, Ellen and Alice. [Ref provides a transcription] He left his wife has of his goods, the use of the chamber over the kitchen and an annuity of £5 from his lands in Towcester.

Children of Richard Lord:

  1. Thomas Lord was born about 1585. He married Dorothy Bird.
  2. Elizabeth Lord was left £20 in her father's will.
  3. Ellen Lord was left £30 and £10 more if she married Robert Marriot of Calcot in her fathers will.
  4. Alice Lord probably married Richard Morris on 20 May 1611 in Towcester. [Ref] Her father left her £30 at her marriage. [Ref]


5 Jan 1611/12 Richard, son of Thomas Lorde baptism
18 Sep 1614 Anna, daughter of Thomas Lord baptism
15 Nov 1616 Thomas, son of Thomas Lord baptism
27 Dec 1618 William, son of Thomas Lord and Dorothie his wife baptism
12 May 1620 Robert, son of Thomas Lord and Dorothy, his wife baptism
21 Jan 1623/4 John, son of Thomas Lord and Dorothy, his wife baptism
30 Nov 1626 Amy, daughter of Thomas Lord and Dorothy, his wife baptism
1 Jul 1629 Dorothy, daughter of Thomas Lord and Dorothy, his wife baptism
23 Feb 1610/1 Thomas Lorde & Dorithee Byrde marriage
20 May 1611 Richard Morris & Alice Lorde marriage
22 Sep 1610 Joan, wife of Richard Lorde burial
16 Oct 1610 Richard Lorde, yeoman burial

Second Generation

THOMAS LORD (b. abt 1585) of Towcester

Parents: Richard Lord and Joan Unknown [Ref]

Thomas Lord was born about 1585. Thomas probably died before 14 May 1663, when the General Court ordered Dorothy to mend the fence granted to her and her husband. [Ref] He married Dorothy Bird on 20 Feb 1610/1. [Ref]

On 10 Feb 1610/1 Thomas was issued a marriage license in Peterborough, allowing him to marry Dorothy, the daughter of Robert Bird of Towcester. [Ref]

His father left Thomas half of his goods and his lands in Towcester and told him to pay his debts and pay his mother a £5 annuity. [Ref]

Thomas Lord , a 50-year-old smith, Dorothy, his 46-year-old wife and their children Thomas (16), Ann (14), William (12), John (10), Robert (9), Amy (6) and Dorothy (4) are on a 29 Apr 1635 list of passengers to be transported to New England on the Elizabeth and Ann. [Ref] The ages are significantly younger than is consistent with their baptisms.

Children of Thomas Lord and Dorothy Bird, all baptised in Towcester, Northampton:

  1. Richard Lord was baptised on 5 Jan 1611/2. [Ref] He came to New England about three years before his parents. [Ref] He married Sarah Unknown.
  2. Ann Lord was baptised as "Anna" on 18 Sep 1614. She married Thomas Stanton.
  3. Thomas Lord was baptised on 15 Nov 1616. [Ref] He died before 8 Feb 1669, when his mother wrote her will; she says that she died at 18 but this does not seem plausible.
  4. William Lord was baptised on 27 Dec 1618. [Ref] William, Sr. died 17 May 1678 in Saybrook.
    some descendants of William Lord
  5. John Lord was baptised on 21 Jan 1623/4. [Ref]
  6. Robert Lord was baptised on 16 May 1620. [Ref]
  7. Amy Lord was baptised on 30 Nov 1626. She married Capt. John Gilbert. [Ref, p. 26]
    some descendants of Amy Lord
  8. Dorothy Lord baptised on 1 Jul 1629. [Ref] Presumably she died before 8 Feb 1669, when her mother wrote her will. She must have married Ingersoll.

A Robert Lord is on a 19 Dec 1648 list of residents of Ipswich who paid a tax to pay Maj. Daniel Denison (brother of Capt. George Denison) to be their leader. [Ref]

Third Generation


Parents: Thomas Lord and Dorothy Bird

Ann Lord was baptised as "Anna" on 18 Sep 1614 in Towceste. [Ref] She married Thomas Stanton. [Ref]

Mrs. Anna Stanton was admitted to the first church in Stonington on 14 Mar 1675. [Ref]