The Founders of Hartford
Thomas Lord, smith, embarked April 19, 1635, in the Elizabeth and Ann, at London, aged 50,
with wife Dorothy, aged 46.-Ch.: Thomas (l6), Ann (14), William (12), John (10), Robert (9), Aymie (6), Dorothy (4),
in same ship with Clement Chaplin, William Swayne, and others. He was an original proprietor at Hartford, and his
homelot in 1639 was on the highway on the bank of the Little River, now Wells St. He m. ab. 1610, Dorothy. The time
of his death is unknown. Mrs. Dorothy Lord d. in 1676, a. 87. Her will, executed Feb. 8, 1669-70, is sealed with the
above coat of arms.1 - Ch. : i. Richard, b. ab. 1611. Ii. Thomas, b. 1619. iii. Ann, b. 1621 ; m.
Thomas Stanton, of Hartford, afterward THE Lord ARMS. of Stonington, ab. 1637 ; d. in 1688. iv. William, b. 1623;
removed to that part of ancient Saybrook now called Lyme ; married; d. May 17, 1678. v. John, b. 1625 ; m. (1)
Rebecca, dau. of Francis Bushnell, of Guilford, who d. before 1647; (2) May 15, 1648, Adrean Basey, of Hartford,
prob. a sister of John Baysey; he abandoned his wife, and in September, 1651, the General Court ordered the Townsmen
of Hartford to require of John Lord the wearing apparel of his wife and a bed "for her to lodge on." He probably had
fled to Virginia; Porter (p. 11) prints a letter, dated at Apomatixe (Appomattox), Feb. 20, 1663-4, from him to his
nephew, Richard Lord, promising to pay his debts if the next season was favorable to tobacco. Oct. 17, 1648, John
Lord, Taylor, was bound over to good behavior, his brother, Thomas Lord, giving bonds for him. vi. Robert, b. 1627 ; he
was a sea-captain, supposed to have been living in 1670, and to have d. abroad after that year univ. vii. Amy, b. 1629 ;
m. May 6, 1647, John Gilbert (q. v.), of Hartford; d. Jan. 8, 1691. viii. Dorothy, b. 1631 ; m. ab. 1651, John
Ingersoll, of Hartford, afterward of Northampton, where she d. January, 1657.
1 These arms correspond exactly with those of ward, alias Lord, given in Burke's Armory.