Capt Richard LORD, Sr.

Male Bef 1611 - 1662  (> 51 years)


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  • Name Richard LORD  [1, 2, 3, 4
    • Captain Richard Lord, bapt. England, Jan. 5, 1611-12, came to America, ahead of his father, in 1632. He settled in Newtown (now Cambridge), Mass. In 1636, in company with his father and mother and brothers and sisters, he traveled with Rev. Dr.Hooker and their party through the wilderness and settled the town of Hartford, Conn. he became a patentee of Connecticut under charter of King Charles II and an Original Proprietor and first settler of hartford, his home lot in 1639 being next west to his father's......

      Richard Lord was one of the most energetic and efficient men in the colony. When the first Troop of Horsemen was organized, he was chosen commander, March 11, 1658, and distinguished himself in the Indian Wars. He was constable in 1642, townsman in 1645 and represented Hartford in the General Court from 1656 until his death. He was the captain relied on, in conjunction with John Pynchon, for securing the persons of the regicides Goffe and Whalley, He married, in 1635 Sarah (?). He became a very prominent citizen and addition to being captain of cavalry, was a ship owner in the carrying trade between New London and the West Indies. He found it necessary to have a home in New London, Conn., where he purchased a corner at main and Pearl Streets. He died in New London May 17, 1662, in the fifty-first year of his age, and his gravestone may still be seen there, with the following epitaph:

      "The bright Starre of our Cavallrie lyes here;
      Unto the State, a Counselour full Deare
      And to ye truth a Friend of Sweet Content,
      To Hartford Towne a silver Ornament.
      Who can deny to Poore he was Reliefe,
      And in composing Paroxysmes was Chiefe.
      to Marchantes as a Patterne he might stand,
      Adventring Dangers new by Sea and Land."

      His inventory, taken May 10, 1662, amount to L1539.9.5. His widow died in 1676. [1]
    Title Capt 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Birth Abt 1611  [3
    Born Bef 05 Jan 1611  Towcester, Northamptsonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Christened 5 Jan 1611/12  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 May 1662  New London, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Death 17 May 1662  New London, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I36927  Main Tree
    Last Modified 10 Mar 2016 

    Father Thomas LORD,   b. 1585, Towcester, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1678, Hartford, Hartford Co. Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Dorothy BIRD,   b. 25 May 1588, Towcester, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Aug 1675, Hartford, Hartford Co. Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 23 Feb 1610/11  Towcester, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Family ID F05191  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah ?,   b. 1615, Towcester, Northamptsonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Sep 1676  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 1635  [3
    Children 
     1. Richard LORD, Jr.,   b. 1636, Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Nov 1685, Lost at Sea Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     2. Dorothy LORD,   b. Abt 1640  [Natural]
     3. Sarah LORD,   b. Abt 1638, Hartford, Hartford County,Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1705, Hartford, Hartford County,Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)  [Natural]
    Family ID F19583  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S00060] "Genealogy of the Descendants of Thomas Lord", Kenneth Lord, (Name: Name: New York 1946;;).

    2. [S03077] RootsWeb: World Connect - Chesebro' Genealogy @ RootsWeb by Larry Chesebro'.

    3. [S01765] Ancestry.com: Families of Early Hartford, Connecticut.

    4. [S3597] "Genealogical Notes on the Founding of New England" My Ancestors Part in that Undertaking, Ernest Flagg.