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  1. Thomas Lord: Birth: 1633. Death: 4 JUN 1713 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Ma

  2. Robert Jr Lord: Birth: 1634 in England. Death: 11 NOV 1696 in Ipswich, Essex, Ma

  3. Samuel Lord: Birth: 1640 in Ipswich, Essex, MA. Death: 27 MAY 1696 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Ma

  4. Abigaill Lord: Birth: 1646. Death: 4 JUN 1729

  5. Sarah Lord: Birth: 1647. Death: in Ma

  6. Susannah Lord: Birth: ABT. 1650 in Ipswich, Essex, MA. Death: JAN 1726/27 in Berkley Co, SC

  7. Nathaniel Lord: Birth: ABT. 1653 in Ipswich, Essex, MA. Death: 18 JAN 1732/33 in Ipswich, Essex, MA

  8. Hannah Lord: Death: 16 NOV 1728 in Ipswich, Ma

  9. Mary Lord: Death: 3 OCT 1676 in Newbury, Essex, Ma


Sources
1. Title:   Vital Records of Ipswich Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849
Publication:   Published by The Essex Institute, Salem, Mass, 1910
2. Title:   New England Marriages Prior to 1700
Publication:   Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc 1985
Author:   Clarence Almon Torrey
3. Title:   The New England Historical and Genealogical Register
Page:   Volume L, Page 112 (1896)
Publication:   New England Historical and Genealogical Society

Notes
a. Note:   NI0078
Note:   There are three main Lord families with early roots in New England. Robert is the founder of one line. Nathan Lord settled about 1650 in Maine. Thomas arrived in Cambridge about 1635 and settled in Hartford, Ct about 1639. There is no evidence that the three were related. A fourth Lord, William settled about 1650 in Salem, Ma but this line appears to have disappated in this area within fifty years or so. ************************************************************************************ "Robert Lord is believed to have been the son of the widow Katherine Lord, who came with him to Ipswich about or perhaps earlier than 1635. He was born in England about 1602 or 1603, and married there, about 1630, Mary Waite. His life was given largely to public service and by reason of this long connection with official duties he always has been regarded as one of the prominent early public characters in colonial history. He was made a freeman 1635-6; deputy to general court, 1637-8; a member of committee to fix county, town and farm lines, 1637-8; clerk of court at Ipswich, 1648; recorder, 1649; sealer of weights and measures, Ipswich, 1649; clerk of court in Salem, 1658; impowered to issue executions, 1652; searcher of coin, 1654; marshal or sheriff of Ipswich court 1648-60. He died on or before August 21, 1683." -----------William Richard Cutter, ed, Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts (1908) ___________________________________________________________
First showed on settlers list 1637 -- "History of Essex County" (1888) p 570 Served as Town Clerk of Ipswich 1645 until death 1683 -- "History of Essex County" (1888) p 572
Clerk of Court in Salem from 1846-- "History of Essex County" (1888) p 627 _________________________________________________________________
Tradition said he came from England as one of seventeen men with Rev. Nathaniel Rogers -- "History of Essex County" (1888) p 581 _________________________________________________________________
Nathaniel Rogers arrrived ".........On November 17{1636}, two ships arrived from London, names unknown, 'full of passengers.' One of them had been twenty-six weeks from the Thames, and eighteen weeks from land to land. 'Their beer all spent and leaked out a month before their arrival, so as they were forced to stinking water (and that very little) mixed with sack or vinegar, and their other provisions very short and bad. Yet, through the great provdience of the Lord, they came safe on shore, and most of them sound and well liking. One of the ships was overset in the night by a sudden gust, and lay so for half an hour, yet righted herself.' [Rev. Nathaniel Rogers of Haverhill, county Suffolk Ipswich Mrs. Margaret Rogers Nathaniel Rogers of Haverhill, county Suffolk Ipswich Samuel Rogers (Only eight passengers are shown for the two ships but there were clearly more.) --- Banks, Charles Edward; The Planters of the Commonwealth 1620-1640; Genealogical Publishing Co.,Inc (Original 1930, Present 1997) page 179. _________________________________________________________________
Robert Lord took the Freeman's oath March 3, 1635 -- The Records of the Colony of Massachusetts 1623-1642 (Clearly he did not arrive with Rogers in 1636) _________________________________________________________________ GENEALOGICAL NOTES FROM "OUR ENGLISH PARENT TOWNS"
SUDBURY
Very many of our New England progenitors found their origin in Sudbury and its immediate vicinity. Notable among these is the Rev. John Wilson, named in the text of Mr. Adams's article, who had been in the ministry here before his engagement by the Massachusetts Bay Company; but preeminent of course we must rank the distinguished Gov. John Winthrop, who was born in the neighboring village of Groton, five miles to the east and whose example must have largely influenced the emigration from his county. In April, 1635, the " Planter " brought a number of Sudbury people, among whom we note the names of Haffield, Hawkins and Cooper (Hottens Lists, p. 55-56); and it may well be that Robert Lord of Ipswich, Mass., was of this company (although not in the lists of passengers), as we find him freeman there in March following. For his connection with Sudbury, as of so many others, we have to thank Mr. Waters' tireless industry (Waters's Gleanings, II., 1102). Robert Paine,also of Ipswich, Mass., was from here, while his wife, Ann Whiting, was of the neighboring town of Hadleigh. Hence, too, came the ill-fated Jeffrey Ruggles of Boston, and Giles Firman, apothecary, of the same place. In the neighboring village of Assington was the home of the Gordons, well known for their connection with our Saltonstalls. From Sudbury itself came also the Welds, Rev. Thomas, Capt. Joseph and Daniel being the sons of Edmund Welde, mercer, of this borough. (Waters's Gleanings, II, 1076}. Here, too, lived for many generations the Cole family, whose American connection (through the Lockes and Willoughbys) we owe to Col. Chester's labors (Register, XXXV., 59; and Salisbury's "Fam. Hists. and Gens.," I., pt. 2, 605). Nathaniel Rogers, minister at Ipswich, Mass,. from 1636, had also served in the ministry at Assington, and may be considered as of the Sudbury region, although he owed his birth to Haverhill on the Essex border. And many others, the list of whose names. might outrun the limits of this note. J. Henry Lea. -----English Origins of New England Families, 1500s-1800s, Genealogical Publishing (1984) Page 663
(The reference to his probable passage on the Planter in April 1635 also does not fit with his having taken the Freeman's Oath in March 1635) _______________________________________________________________ "No name is oftener met in the Colonial records for this section than Mr. Robert Lord's. His life was occupied in the details of the courts. By virtue of his office as clerk, he was also registrar of probate. His clerkship covered a period of forty seven years -- from September 1636 to August 21, 1683. He was born about 1602 or '03, and appears to have been son of widow Katherine, who came with her sons to Ipswich as early as 1635. He married, about 1630, Mary Wait, who, with eight children, survived him. He was made freeman March 3, 1635/36, deputy to the General Court March 12, 1636/37, and was on a committee to raise fifteen hundred pounds for the Colony. He fixed the boundaries of towns and private lands, was clerk of court a year in Norfolk before the establishment of that county; was clerk of the Salem Court in June, 1658; in 1649 was town-sealer of weights and measures; March 30, 1652, was empowered by the magistrates to "issue all executions in civil and criminal cases"; was "searcher of coins" in 1654; was sheriff of the Ipswich Court till march 27, 1660, when he was superseded by his son Robert. He was also clerk of writs, whose duty it was to issue attachments, summons, replevin, etc. He made his last entry July 13, 1683, and on or before August 21st closed his mortal record. He was a good penman and a faithful and correct official. His line has furnished two registrars in the person of Nathaniel and Nathaniel's son George Robert." -- "History of Essex County" (1888) p 628
Robert or his son erected a grist mill in 1666 -- "History of Essex County" (1888) p 637 _________________________________________________________________
"1683. Aug. 21st. Robert Lord d. in his eightieth year. He appears to have been son of Widow Catharine Lord, who was of Ipswich 1637. He became freeman in 1636, was Deputy to the General Court in 1638. He was appointed searcher of coin for this town in 1654. He was long Town Clerk, and also Clerk of the Court till his decease. The latter office included the duties now performed by the Clerk of Probate and Register of Deeds. He m. Mary Wait in 1630, who survived him. He left children Robert, Sarah Wilson, Nathaniel, Thomas, and Samuel, (these two last living at Charlestown,) Abigail Foster, Susannah Osgood, Hannah Gow, and children of his daughter Chandler. His estate was L645. Mr. Lord was a useful, upwright, and worthy man" --Felt, Joseph B. History of Ipswich, Essex, and Hamilton (1834) p167
"1654 Robert Lord is appointed searcher of cin at Ipswich. This referred to a late law, forbidding any specie to be exported, except for necessary expenses." --Felt, Joseph B. History of Ipswich, Essex, and Hamilton (1834) p105
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"Robert Lord 1, took the freeman's oath at Boston, March 3, 1635-6; was one of Denison's subscribers 1648; had a share in Plum Island, &c., 1664; was a voter in Town affairs, 1679. 1645. He was on a committee with Richard Saltonstall, Daniel Denison, Samuel Appleton, Richard Jacob, John Payne, empowered to grant houselots to the settlers. 1639. He had a house lot on High Street, next east from Mr. William Bartholomew; which property yet remains a possession of his descendents [1847] He was Town Clerk, and Clerk of the Court, and Register of Deeds, for many years, -- till his decease in 1683. He was selectman, 1661, and many years after. He was Representative in 1638. He died August 12, 1683, in the eightieth year of his age. His will is dated June 28, and was proved September 25, 1683. In the will he mentions his wife, Mary, "with whom by God's good providence we have lived comfortably together in a married condition almost fifty three years." He bequeathes to her all his estate during her life. His wife was Mary Waite, whom he married, 1630. In an account book, under date of 1660, he mentions his "sister ffitt." He gives legacies to his eldest son, Robert 2; to his daughter Sarah Wilson; to his sons Nathaniel 2; Thomas 2, who removed to Charlestown; to the children of his daughter Chandler, deceased, viz: Mary, William, Joseph and Samuel; to his daughters Susannah Osgood, Abigail Foster, Hannah Grow (wife of John Grow) and to his grandchild Robert Lord 3. His houselot on High Street was granted to him February 19, 1637. It adjoined the homestead of Mr. Humphrey Vincent." ---- Hammatt, Abraham; The Hammatt Papers -- Early Inhabitants of Ipswich, Massachusetts 1633-1700. (1980) _________________________________________________________________
"Robert, Senior, Ipswich, frm. March 3, 1635-6. Town officer, Recorder, deputy. He was a cousin of John L. of Sudbury, Suffolk, Eng., to whom he and his mother Katherine sold a tenenment in S. shortly before the date of his will, 1 March, 1640. The mother came to Ipswich; propr. 1637; was made a commoner 1641. (Reg. XXXI, 160, and L. 111.) He wrote a letter to Wm. Bartholomew, calling him brother; mentioned his own wife and son Thomas Lord; letter presented Midlx Court Feb. 2, 1673. He deposed July 30, 1660, ae 57 years. (Es Files) "He wrote his will 28 June, 1683; it was probated 25 Sept. folg.; he beq to his wife Mary, mentioning that they had lived together in marriage almost 53 years; to eldest son Robert; to sons Thomas and Samuel, living at Charlestown; to son Nathaniel; to dau. Sarah Wilson; to Mary, William, Joseph and Samuel, the ch of dau. Chandler, dec., to dau Abigail Foster and her ch. and to dau Hannah Grow and her ch. provided that they pay a certain sum to their sister Susanna Osgood and her ch., to gr. son Samuel Lord, now living with me; to gr. son Robert Lord "tersha" --- Pope, Charles Henry (Pastor First Church, Charlestown, Boston), The Pioneers of Massachusetts (1900) _________________________________________________________________
"Robert Lord" "Mr. Lord was probably the son of the widow Katherine Lord, (This is Mr. Felt's supposition, and it appears reasonable. There were several of the same name contemporaries, and it is very difficult to distinguish frequently one from another. There were Robert Lord, junior, and Capt. Robert Lord of the ship George, and a Robert Lord who arrived with his father, Thomas Lord, in 1635, aged nine years --neither of whom was the clerk.) who came to Ipswich with her son in 1635, or earlier. Robert was born in England about 1602 or 3, where he married Mary Wait about the year 1630. "In 1635-6 (March 3d, O.S.) he was made a freeman of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay, and was chosen a deputy to the General Court March 12, 1637-8, when he was immediately appointed on a committee to raise a levy of L1500 for the use of the Colony. He afterwards served on other committees for the purpose of fixing the boundaries of contiguous towns and private lands in Essex County, which indicates his probable knowledge of surveying. "In March, 1648, the General Court, having five years before erected the old county of Norfolk, established therein a court and appointed the first sitting to be held at Salisbury on the last Tuesday of the next month, by certain justices named, who were, some of them, of the Ipswich Court. To the office of clerk of this court Mr. Lord was appointed, and continued to hold till the 24th of April, 1649, when he was succeeded in this office by Mr. Thomas Bradbury, who was then chosen recorder, but seems to have performed all the duties of clerk. In June, 1658, it will be remembered, Mr. Lord acted as clerk of the Salem Court during the absence of Stileman and before the appointment of Veren. March 27, 1649, Mr. Lord was appointed Sealer of Weights and Measures for Ipswich. March 30, 1652, he is empowered by the magistrates to "issue all executions in civil and criminal cases." August 22nd, 1654, he is appointed searcher of coin. "In addition to the above named offices, he was many years Marshal or Sheriff of the Ipswich Court, and was succeeded in this office by his son Robert, March 27, 1660. He was also cler of the writs and a member of the church, though I do not find that he ever held any high post in the militia, which in those days was considered almost indispensable to a public officer. "Mr. Lord wrote a very legible but not fluent hand. (Mr David Pulsifer of Boston, who is an authority in such matters, relates a tradition of undoubted accuracy, that one of the early provincial judges, hearing a lawyer in court flippantly condemn the chirography of a deed, called for the paper, and finding it to be in the handwriting of Lord, burst into tears, exclaiming, "why, this is the had of Mr. Lord --I knew him well--it is the good old London print!") His last entry was July 13, 1683. "He died very suddenly while seated in his chair, on or before August 21, 1683, and lies buried in the old High street burying ground in Ipswich. His wife, with whom he had lived nearly fifty three years, survived him, and also eight of his children, from one whom two Registers of Probate, viz:--the late Nath'l Lord, and his son, Geo. R. Lord, Esq., are descended." -- Papers of the Essex Institute, Salem, Ma, Volume 2, Page 216 _________________________________________________________________
"Robert, Ipswich, freem. 3 Mar. 1635, rep 1638, was clk. of the courts, marshal, town clk. and re. of deeds, coffin thot.; m. Mary Waite, had Thomas, b. 1633; Robert, a. 1634; Samuel, 1640; Joseph, d. young; Nathaniel, d. 1658; and ds. Abigail, wh. m. 26 Feb. 1666, Jacob Foster; Hannah; and ano. wh. m. a Chandler; and he d. perhaps 12 May 1650. A wid. Catherine L. who had gr. of ld. at I. 1641, may have been his mo. and it was prob. his s. wh. d. 11 Nov. 1696." --- Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of The First Settlers of New England _________________________________________________________________ GENEALOGY AND FAMILY HISTORY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LEWIS PUBLISHING CO. 1908
LORD Many of the Lords of New Hampshire trace their descent to Robert, the immigrant, who since he settled in New England before 1650, is entitled to be called a pioneer. Sterling worth and upright in character have been attributes of the Lords as a family, and many of them have attained positions of prominence in manufactures, trades and the professions. (1) Robert Lord, the immigrant, was born in England in 1603, and appears to have been the son of widow Catherine Lord, who was residing in Ipswich, Massachusetts, in 1637, and was a commoner in 1641. Robert Lord took the freeman's oath at Boston, March 3, 1636. His house lot on High street was granted to him February 19, 1637. In 1639 he he had a house lot on High street, which property remains a possession of his descendants. He was one of Denison's subscribers in 1648; had a share in Plum Island, in 1664; and was a voter in town affairs in 1679. He was on a committee with Richard Saltonstall and others, empowered to grant house lots to settlers, in 1645.He was representative in 1638; selectman in 1661 and many years after; and was appointed "searcher of the coin" for the town of Ipswich in 1654. He was long town clerk, and also clerk of the court till his decease. The latter office included the duties now erformed by the clerk of probate and register of deeds. He served more than wenty years in the Indian wars and became so inured to camp life and exposure that he could never afterwards sleep upon a feather bed. He is said to have been below the medium stature, but of powerful mould and one of the most athletic, strong, and fearless men in the Colonial service. There is a tradition that the Indians themselves at one time, when onfronted by Lord's rangers, proposed to decide the battle that was anticipated by an encounter between the champions of the two parties; to this the whites agreed, and Robert Lord walked to the front. The Indians selected the most powerful of their tribe, a perfect giant, full seven feet in stature. The two men were to meet at full run and take the "Indian hug" as they closed. The savages anticipated an easy victory. They came together like two infuriated bullocks with a tremendous shock, but in an instant the redskin lay stretched upon the earth, and the shouts of the Colonial scouts rang out in the forest. Not satisfied with a single experiment, they were required to rush and clinch again. In this encounter Lord took the "hip-lock" on his greasy antagonist and threw him with such force that a blood vessel was ruptured in the fall. The Indians took him up and carried him from the arena, fully acknowledging themselves defeated; they afterward reported that some whiteman's devil invested Lord with supernatural strength. (This tale is certainly just a tale as to Robert Sr but Robert Jr was a blacksmith and very well may have been to person referred to in the tale) _________________________________________________________________
See notes for William. This Robert may have been the one that came to Ipswich, Ma in 1634 _________________________________________________________________ "In Feb. 1643-4, Robert Lord was chosen by the Town, "from this time forward to be present at every general meeting of the Town, and of the freemen and of the seven men, and to record in a book what is committed to him by [ ] Moderator of every such meeting, and to tend in some convenient time before the end of the meeting to read over what is written, and he is to have [ ] third parts of the fines for not appearing at meetings, for this service." He was termed Recorder, but the duties of his office were very similar to those of the Town Clerk of later days." "Glimpses are had here of the rigor with which the body of voters directed its own action. In 1648, in general Town meeting, it was ordered that all the inhabitants of the Town that shall be absent fronm the yearly meeting, or any other part whereof they have lawful warning, shall forfeit a shilling. Robert Lord earned his two- thirds no doubt, for his duties included ringing the bell, calling the roll, and collecting the forfeit. Twelve Freemen were soon called upon to pay a fine of 12d apiece for absence." ---- Thomas Franklin Waters, Ipswich in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Volume I, the Ipswich Historical Society (1905), Page 57-58
"Commendable care for the neat and tidy appearance of the public throughfares was manifested in the vote of March, 1645, that Robert Lord "keep the streets clear of wood and timber under penalty 12d the load and as proportionable for more or less for lying or standing above three days in any of the streets or lanes," and in 1652, the Town "Ordered that all dung-hills lying in the streets shall be removed by the 20th of October and from that time noe dung hills to be layed in the streets under the pnealty of 10s." ---- Thomas Franklin Waters, Ipswich in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Volume I, the Ipswich Historical Society (1905), Page 66
"The cordwainers" as the men of the awl and lapstone were called, were quite a numerous body, amd they were men of quality, too: Dea. Thomas Knowlton, Robert Lord, Thomas Smith, Nathaniel Knowlton, John Wilson, John Lovell and William Bulkley." ---- Thomas Franklin Waters, Ipswich in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Volume I, the Ipswich Historical Society (1905), Page 83
"1678--"in that year, Charles II ordered a new oath of allegiance to be taken, and the constables of every town and village were ordered to convene all the inhabitants for the administration of the oath. In Feb., 1678-9, a list of commoners was recorded and in December 1679, a list of freeman was also prepared and put on record. Freeman: Robert Lord, Sen. Robert Lord, Jun. Commonage: Robert Lord, Sen. Robert Lord, Marshall ---- Thomas Franklin Waters, Ipswich in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Volume I, the Ipswich Historical Society (1905), Page 91-96
Listed as one of 72 signers of Loyalist petition to General Court in support of the King 1666 along with Robert Jun. ---- Thomas Franklin Waters, Ipswich in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Volume I, the Ipswich Historical Society (1905), Page 137-9



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