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Lord Family of Ipswich

Updated September 6, 2005

Bruce William Lord
77 David Rd
Bellingham, MA 02019
United States
Fax: 508-966-2129

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I am originally from Ipswich, Ma where my family first settled in 1635. I have a fairly broad background in the Town and colonial America. I have an extensive genealogy on the Lord Family which I will be very happy to share with anyone. Most of the information has been sourced. I am interested in areas of disagreement with information others may have so as to have the most complete and correct genealogy.

Robert Lord began one of the three main Lord families in New England. Nathan Lord in Maine and Thomas Lord in Connecticut were the other two. Most of the Lords in the northeast descend from these three men although there were others particularly William Lord who settled in Salem, MA.

Also included are many families that settled in Ipswich. Because of the early arrival of my ancestors and the small initial pool of families, I am related to most of the early families of Ipswich. As I get time I will put in seperate reports for some of the side families of my line. These are limited.

I am particularly interested in finding anyone who has researched the Lord Family prior to 1636 in England and has sourced information prior to that time. I would also like to add to the present lines.



Family Photos

  • Asa Lord's Store in Lord's Square Ipswich (152 KB)
    Asa Lord ran a market in Lord's Square in Ipswich. The area surrounding Lord's Square was the home to a very large part of the Lord family and with the store was the reason for the name of the Square. Across the street was the Burying Ground where 15 generations of Lords are buried. Behind to the right is the Payne School. The picture is from a turn of the century postcard.
  • Robert Lord House, High St, Ipswich (193 KB)
    This house was built about 1725 according to Franklin Waters on the site of the original Robert Lord house built about 1638. Picture was taken in 1998. For other Lord houses see Ipswich Walking Tour link
  • North Burying Grounds, Ipswich (47 KB)
    The North Burying Grounds off of High St in Ipswich is the final resting place for most of the early Ipswich Settlers and their descendents. The cemetary is still connected to an active cemetary. Fifteen generations of the Lord Family are buried here, my father being the last buried here to date.
  • 1640 Hart House (101 KB)
    The 1640 Hart House was partially built about 1640. In 1755 it was purchased by Phillip Lord and remained in his possession until his death in 1816. His daughter Sarah Lord Kimball then became the owner. Her son Isaac eventually sold it. It is now a restaurant called the 1640 Hart House on Linebrook Road in Ipswich.
  • 1641 Map (79 KB)
    This map is a recreation of the area of High St and Lord's Square about 1641 and was printed in T. Franklin Waters Ipswich in the Massachusetts Bay Colony
  • 1872 Map (106 KB)
    This is a portion of a map published in 1872 showing the High St and Lord's Square area with residences. Asa Lord's store is shown in the square as well as the many Lord residences in that area at that time
  • Ipswich 1950--Aerial View (186 KB)
    This picture shows the center of Ipswich and the area immediately surrounding about 1950.

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Related Files

  • Ward- -Waite Report (48 KB)
    Mary Waite married Robert Lord. This report gives a little of her ancestry
  • Rev. Joseph Lord (14 KB)
    Rev. Joseph Lord left Dorcester, MA in 1696 for Dorcester, S.C. the following is a brief description of the area at the time
  • Sarah Lord Wilson -- Accused Witch (16 KB)
    In 1692, Sarah Lord Wilson was accused and jailed as a witch in Andover, Ma. Here are a few documents relating to that incarceration
  • DAY FAMILY (20 KB)
    A brief glimpse of the Day Family in relation to the Lord Family
  • Robert Lord (5 KB)
    Robert Lord was the first to arrive in Ipswich in 1634 or 1635
  • The Cook Family (13 KB)
    The enclosed cook Family is related through my grandmother Annis (Cook) Bowen

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