Amy Lord: Death: 8 JAN 1690/1691
Note: STANTON GENEALOGY, by William Stanton, page 12. Came to America April 29, 1635 in the "Elizabeth and Ann". Mrs. Lord died in 1676, aged 87 years. She sealed her will with the arms of the "Lord alis Laward" family. Thomas was granted the first medical license in the New England Colonies. Death: ca 1644 GENEALOGICAL NOTES ON FOUNDERS OF NEW ENGLAND by Flagg, pgs 273-4 ca 1667 THE GENEALOGY OF JANE ELIZABETH WHEELER THOMAS by Bertha Jane Thomas Libby (1974) before 1648 ACKELEY-BOSWORTH GENEALOGY
ELDRED AND ASSOCIATED FAMILIES, Researched by: Catherine Matson & Clarice McNiven, Compiled by: Carol & Susan Matson, pp. 90, 91. Thomas was a man of means, position and influence and in 1632 he sent his eldest son Richard, then about 21 years of age to America. Richard settled in Newton MA which afterward became Cambridge. In 1633, Gov. Haynes and the Rev. Thomas Hooker, friends of Thomas sailed for America with about 200 passangers important to the Colony, and it is thought possible that Richard was sent in advance in order to select a place to settle. In 1636, with his entire family, Thomas joined the party of Rev. Hooker and Mr. Stone and 100 men, women and children, which took its departure from Newtown to form a new settlement on the Connecticut River. "They traveled for more than 100 miles, through a hideous and trackless wilderness to Hartford. They had no guide but their compass, and made their way over mountains, through swamps, thickets and rivers, which were passable with great difficulty. They had no cover but the heavens, and no lodgings but such as nature afforded. They drove with them 160 head of cattle and subsisted by the way on the milk of their cows. Mrs. Hooker was borne through the wilderness on a litter. The people generally carried their packs, arms and some utensils. They were nearly a fortnight on their journey. This adventure was more remarkable as many of the company were persons of figure, who in EN had lived in honor, affluence and delicacy and were strangers to fatigue and danger. It was early in June when they reached their journey's end. Their frist labor was to prepare their dugouts in the hillside and provide shelter for their cattle. They had for some time been close friends and neighbors in Newtown, and were already organized as a church, had been members of townships and were familiar, therefore, with action as a body. They agreed to purchase a territory jointly and afterwards parcel it out and so purchased a large area. Thomas Lord became an original proprietor and one of the first settlers of Hartford. The Hartford settlers were largely people of some culture cast into raw conditions, and there was a mingling of high breeding and rough life". There is a monument erected in Hartford with the names of the first members of the first church. Thomas Lord is named on it.
ANCESTORS OF ALDEN SMITH SWAN AND HIS WIFE MARY ALTHEA FARWELL, by Josephine C. Frost, The Hills Press, New York, MCMXXIII, page 148. Thomas Lord sailed for New England in the ship "Elizabeth and Ann" from London, in 1635, aged 50 years, bringing with him wife Dorothy, aged 46 years, and among other children their daughter Anne, aged 14 years. He became one of the original proprietors of Hartford, CT, and his homestead in 1639 was on what is now Wells Street, on the bank of the Little River. The date of his death is not known, but she died Aug. 2, 1676, and as she does not mention her husband in her will, he probably predeceased her.
MEMORIAL HISTORY OF HARTFORD COUNTY, CONN. Vol. 1, page 248. SAVAGE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN. by Wheeler.
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