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Dr. Thomas LORD
Dorothy BIRD
Husband:  Thomas LORD
Birth:  1585, Towcester, Northamptonshire, England
Death:  2 Dec 1677, Hartford, Hartford Co., CT
Father:  Richard LORD of Towcester
Mother:  Joan __?__
Marriage:  23 Feb 1610/11, Towcester, Northamptonshire, England
Wife:  Dorothy BIRD
Birth:  25 May 1589
Death:  1676, Hartford, Hartford Co., CT
Father:  Robert BIRD
Mother:  Amy HILL
Children baptized in Towcester, Northamptonshire, England:
1.  (Capt.) Richard LORD, bap. 5 Jan 1611/2
2.  Anne LORD, bap. 18 Sep 1614 
3.  Thomas LORD, bap. 15 Nov 1616
4.  William LORD, bap. 27 Dec 1618; m. 1642, [Hester?] "Hattie" NICKERSON
5.  Robert LORD, bap. 12 May 1620
6.  John LORD, bap. 21 Jan 1623/4
7.  Aymie / Amy LORD, bap. 30 Nov 1626
8.  Dorothy LORD, bap. 1 Jul 1629


1.  Kenneth Lord.  1946.  Genealogy of the Descendants of Thomas Lord: an Original Proprietor and Founder of Hartford, Conn., in 1636. Tuttle, Morehouse, & Taylor, New Haven, CT (online at GenealogyLibrary.com).

2.  John Bernard Burke.  1975.  Burke's American Families with British Ancestry.  Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, MD.  On p. 2923:
Lineage.--THOMAS STANTON ... m. 1637, Ann (b. in England, 1614), eldest dau. of Dr. Thomas Lord (b. in Towcester, England, 1585), by his wife, Dorothy, dau. of Robert Bird, of Towcester, England...

3.  Mary E. Mayo, ed.  1982.  Sixteen Hundred Lines to Pilgrims, Lineage Book III.  National Society Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims (reprinted 1996, Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, MD; Broderbund CD-506).

4.  National Society of Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America.  1975.  Founders and Patriots of America Index.  Published by the society, Washington, DC  (reprinted 1989/93, Genealogical Publ. Co., MD; Broderbund CD-506).  On p. 141:
Thomas (1585-p. Jan. 29, 1643/4) m. Feb. 23, 1610/1 Dorothy Bird CONN XXIX, 74; XXXI, 126, 147

5.  Colonial Dames of America.  1910.  Ancestral Records and Portraits.  Vol. II.  Grafton Press, New York (reprinted 1969, Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, MD; Broderbund CD-506).  On p. 631:
The original emigrants of this family came to Dorchester, Mass., about 1630, one of whom, Thomas Lord, born in England, settled in Newtown (later Cambridge), and in 1636 is named as "one of the original proprietors and settlers of Hartford, Conn."  His wife was Dorothy _____ (1589-1676).

7.  Mary Louise M. Hutton, compiler.  1976.  Seventeenth Century Colonial Ancestors of Members of the National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century, 1915-1976.  Edwards Bros., Ann Arbor, MI (reprinted 1981/88 by Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, MD; Broderbund CD-506).  On p. 160:
Lord, Thomas (1585-d1668) Conn.; m. Dorothy Bird. Founder; Proprietor.

8.  Arthur Louis Finnell.  1997.  The Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry: Lineage of Members.  Genealogy Publ. Co., Baltimore, MD (Broderbund CD-506).

9.  John Matthews.  1991.  Complete American Armoury and Blue Book, combining 1903, 1907 and 1911-13 Editions.  Clearfield/Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, MD (Broderbund CD-368).  In Armorial Addenda, Part II, on p. 51, including illustration:
LORD.  Massachusetts.
Thomas Lord, Boston, 1635.
Argent, on a fesse gules between three cinquefoils azure, a hind passant between two pheons or.
CREST--A demi-bird, wings expanded sable, on its head two small horns or.  Dexter wing gules lined argent.  Sinister wing argent lined gules.

10.  Charles Knowles Bolton.  1927.  Bolton's American Armory: a Record of Coats of Arms Which Have Been in Use within the Present Bounds of the United States. 2nd. ed.  F.W. Faxon, Boston, MA (1964, Heraldic Book Co., Baltimore, MD; Broderbund CD-368).  On p. 105:
Arg on a fess gu bet 3 cinquefoils az a hind pass bet 2 pheons or.
Crest: a demi-bird with wings expanded sa.  On its head 2 small horns or.  The dexter win gu lined arg.  The sinister wing arg lined gu.
Seal on will of widow of Thomas Lord, who came 1635.  Vermont's Amer. Heral., pp. 22, 171
To translate:  a silver/white shield with a horizontal red band across the middle third; three blue cinquefoils (having five petals, as a flower; the center usually pierced), two above the red band, one below; on the center of the red band, a female deer (in American English, an elk much larger than the animal American's call "deer"), viewed from the side and walking, head facing in the direction it is walking, which is to the right from the viewpoint of the wearer of the shield (to left from the viewpoint of the viewer); on either side of the deer, two projectile points (barbed arrow/dart/spear heads with scalloped inner edges it's hard to describe a pheon, you really need to see one); the deer and pheons are gold/yellow.  As for the crest:  the upper half of a black bird with wings spread, two small gold/yellow horns on its head.  The bird's right wing lined silver/white; the birds left wing lined red.

11.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: Ancestral File.

12.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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