The Founders of Hartford
Thomas Lord, Jr., was one of those who owned lend by the town's courtesie; his home-lot was on
what is now Wells St., next west of his brother, Capt. Richard Lord. Thomas Lord m. at Boston, Sept. 28, 1652,
Hannah Thurston, perhaps this Thomas, but his wife is supposed to have been related to Gregory Wolterton, as the
latter bequeaths in his will, July 14, 1674, to Dorothy, Hannah, and Mary Lord, dau'rs of Thomas Lord, dec'd,
things in the trunk, that was their mother's. In 1652 he was engaged by the General Court to continue
his aboade in Hartford for the next ensuing year, and to improve his best skill amongst the inhabitants of the Townes
uppon the River within this jurisdiction, both for setting of bones and otherwise. He was to be paid a salary of
f15; in addition to receive for visiting at any house in Hartford, 12d., in Windsor, 5s., and in Mattabeset
(Middletown), 8e., Farmington, 6s., Wethersfield, 3s. He d. in 1662 ; called of Wethersfield in will
dated Oct. 28, 1661 ; he names wife Hannah, and eldest dau. Dorothy ; leaves house and land in Hartford as well as
in Wethersfield; inv. April 5, 1662; amount, f202. 18. His widow, whom Porter (8) calls Mary, m. Nehemiah Olmsted.-Ch.:
i. Dorothy, b. Aug. 17, 1653. Thomas Lord, in his will dated Out. 28, 1661, leaves his house and land in Hartford
to eldest dau. Dorothy, incapable of caring for herself. ii. Hannah, b. 1656.1 iii. Mary, b.
1659 (all mentioned in Gregory Wolterton s will). iv. Sarah, b. 1648. Hannah and Mary Lord, dau'rs of Thomas Lord,
sometime of Wethersfield, deed, wards of George Gardner, of H., convey, May 21, 1677, to Phineas Wilson, a lot of
land, which was evidently their gr.f Thomas Lord's home-lot.
1 Savage says (vol. iv. p 188) that Joseph Stanton, b. 1848, son of Thomas and Ann (Lord) Stanton,
m. Hannah Lord, possibly this Hannah.