Lord

Name origin: the name derived from the Anglo-Saxon ord, which comes from ored, a governor, with the prefix of the letter L, le denoting the person or place. The Gaelic ard, ord high, lofty, the prime chief, superior. Lord has been derived from hlaford, which is compounded of hlaf, a loaf, and ford, to give; a bread giver.

Abraham Lord

CHILDREN included:

  1. Nathan Lord b.abt.1590

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Nathan Lord

b.abt.1590 Rye, England; s/o Abraham Lord
d./bur. Feb. 1, 1633/4 England
m.abt. 1625 Rye, England Ann (Anne)______
b.1605 d.1636 Canterbury, Kent, England
Anne m.(2)Jan. 1, 1634/5 at Wittersham, Co., Kent; Abraham Conley

CHILDREN included:

  1. John Lord christened July 16, 1626 d.bef.1632
  2. Mray Lord christened Nov. 9, 1628 burial Jan. 6, 1634
  3. Abraham Lord christened Jan. 1630 burial Feb. 22, 1630
  4. John Lord christened Mar. 25, 1632 burial Apr. 15, 1632
  5. Nathan Lord christened Sept. 1, 1633 d.Dec. 24, 1690 Berwick, ME

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_____ Lord

CHILDREN included:

  1. Rachel Lord b.England d.Feb. 9, 1686 Salisbury, MA m.1637 William Barnes

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Nathan Lord

b.Rye, Sussex, England son of Nathan Lord and Ann _____
christened Sept. 1, 1633 Rye, England
d.Dec. 24, 1690 South Berwick, ME
came to Maine in 1637/8 as a small child
m.(1)1653/4 Kittery, ME; Judith Conley
b.1630 d/o Abraham Conley
d.1659
m.(2)abt.1640 at Kittery, Martha Everett
b.1640 prob.at Dover, NH; d/o William and Margaret (Margary) Everett
d.aft. Dec. 1, 1730, when she sold property [York Deeds, 14:165-66]
[See 1st NOTE below, re: Wives of Nathan Lane]

CHILDREN of Nathan included:

  1. Nathan Lord b.1656 Berwick, ME d.1733 Berwick, ME m.Nov. 22, 1678 Martha Tozier; d/o Richard and Judith (Smith) Tozier
  2. Abraham Lord b.1658 Berwick, ME d.1705 Kittery, ME m.1693/4 at Kittery; Susannah ______
  3. Samuel Lord b.abt.1661 Kittery, ME d. drowned Nov. 20, 1689 m.abt.1685 Dorothy _____
  4. Margery Lord b.abt.1665-1674 d.1702 Dover, NH m.Nov. 1692 at Kittery,ME William Frost [Fost]
  5. Sarah Lord b.abt.1670/1 m.Dec. 13, 1691/2 at Kittery, John Cooper
  6. Martha Lord b.abt. 1662 d.1696 Wells, ME m.(1)Oct. 1, 1687 Moses Littlefield, m.(2)John Abbott, m.(3)Alexander Taylor
  7. Amy (or Anne) Lord b.abt. 1672-1678 d.aft.1742 m.Aug. 28, 1698/9 Tobias Hanson
  8. Mary Lord b.abt.1668-1677 Kittery d.July 26, 1691/6 Dover N.H. m.1690/1 Thomas Downs
  9. Benjamin Lord b.abt.1680-1685 Kittery, ME d.1745 m.Jan. 10, 1709/10 at So. Berwick, ME Patience Nason

NOTE: from The Maine Genealogist, Feb. 2011 Vol. 33, Num.1: While A History of the Descendants of Nathan Lord asserted that Nathan had married first Judith Conley, reportedly a dau. of Abraham Conley by a wife antecedent to Anne Lord, Abraham Conley,...was a bachelor at the time of his marriage to Anne Lord. No evidence was discovered For an earlier wife of Nathan Lord.

NOTE: from Pioneers of Maine and New Hampshire 1623-1660 by POPE page 129: LORD, LORDE, LAWDE, Nathan, Kittery, signed (with mark) petition to Parliament concerning Mr. Leader 20 Dec. 1652.[Bax. MSS] He m. Martha, dau. of William Everett, born about 1640, as she deposed 23 June 1682. She joined him in a deed of land June 22, 1678 to Thomas Abbe and Jonathan Nayson. His son Nathan deposed 25 March 1686, ae. about 29 years. Abraham Conley calls him "son in law" in will dated March 1, 1674. This may mean step-son; or Lord may have married a daughter of Conley for his first wife.

GEMNH: He was sometimes referred to as Nathaniel. At death, his age is given as 87. However, this may be exaggerated or he was much older than his wife.

From State of Maine page 501: LORD...In 1676, with his son and namesake, he took possession of an estate of seventy-seven acres...located in Oldfields in South Berwick. Upon this place a garrison was maintained during the Indian troubles and was occupied as a residence as late as 1816. This was a unique and extensive edifice and had a door through which could be driven a yoke of oxen and cart. The door was surmounted by a carved figurehead, representing the prow of a ship, while many wood carvings on its interior added to its adornment...

From Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700 by Holmes: NATHAN or NATHANIEL, came from County Kent, England; purchased land at Kittery, Maine, 1662; removed to South Berwick, Maine.

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