Descendants of Robert Ward

 

Generation No. 1

1. Robert1 Ward He married ???? Warren.

Child of Robert Ward and ???? Warren is:

2. i. John2 Ward, b. 1550, Haverhill, England; d. October 1598.

 

Generation No. 2

2. John2 Ward (Robert1) was born 1550 in Haverhill, England (Source: The Waite Family of Malden Mass by Deloraine P. Corey), and died October 1598. He married (1) Susannah Ward. He married (2) Susannah Ward Bef. 1582. She died Aft. 1639.

Notes for John Ward:

Preacher at Haverhill, England Died 9 Oct 1598 -- English Origins of New England Families, 1500s-1800s, CD from Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. (see Candler Pedigree Chart of Ward Family)

Notes for Susannah Ward:

Was alive when son Samuel Ward made his will in 1639 -- English Origins of New England Families, 1500s-1800s, CD from Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. (see Candler Pedigree Chart of Ward Family)

Children of John Ward and Susannah Ward are:

3. i. Mary3 Ward, b. 1582, Essex, England; d. England.

4. ii. Samuel Ward, d. 1640.

iii. Abigail Ward, m. Samuel Wood.

iv. John Ward, m. Lydia Acton.

Notes for John Ward:

Master of Arts in New England of Haverhill, Mass. -- English Origins of New England Families, 1500s-1800s, CD from Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. (see Candler Pedigree Chart of Ward Family)He was sometimes rector at Dinnington in Suff. He was after a preacher in Bury, and lastly recotr of St. Clement's parish in Ipswich. His estate (at death) 1656 is thought worth viis et modis, 400 per annum. -- English Origins of New England Families, 1500s-1800s, CD from Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. (see Candler Pedigree Chart of Ward Family)

5. v. Nathaniel Ward.

 

Generation No. 3

3. Mary3 Ward (John2, Robert1) was born 1582 in Essex, England (Source: The Waite Family of Malden Mass by Deloraine P. Corey), and died in England. She married Samuel Waite 1613 in England (Source: The Waite Family of Malden Mass by Deloraine P. Corey). He was born 1577 in Wethersfield, Essex, England (Source: Our Heritage, Lee Powers Hynes, 36 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ (1957)), and died in England.

Notes for Samuel Waite:

THE WAIT FAMILY

In 1075 William the Conqueror gave to one of his knights, Ralf de Waiet, the Earldom, city and castle of Norwich, England when Ralf married William's sister Emma. Ricardus Le Wayte of Norwich was a descendent of Earl Ralf and Emma Waiet. The Wayte Coat of arms was a shield with three silver bugles and the motto, "Pro Aries et Foce" --"For our Homes and Altars". Illustrations of the design and realted matters are reproduced in "Records of Susan P. Waite, ed. the Watchman Colonial Families in America Great Little Watertown", by G. Frederick Robinson and Ruth Robinson Wheeler. "The Woodward/Woodard Family", by Francis McCrackin New England Register 1870:103 Wayte NER 1856:88, Abstracts of Early Wills, Desc. of Thomas Wait of Portsmouth, RI, Records of Susan Mortensen and these were all cited by Margery H. Freas of Felton, PA.

The name of Waite or Wayghte is derived from a high German WAKTEN, Meaning to keep the watch, in the sense of guard or Watchman. A Thomas Wayte was a member of Parliament under Cromwell and signed the warrant for the execution of charles I, 29 Jan 1648.

Sources: LDS Ancenstral File

The Waite Family of Malden Mass by Deloraine P. Corey

Children of Mary Ward and Samuel Waite are:

i. Mary4 Waite, b. 1604, Wethersfield, Essex, England (Source: 1. The Waite Family of Malden Mass by Delocraine P Corey); d. April 21, 1683, Ipswich, Essex, MA (Source: (1) Joseph B. Felt, History of Ipswich, Essex and Hamilton, (Printed by Charles Folsom, Cambridge, 1834)., (2) Selected by Gary Boyd Roberts, English Origins of New England Families, 1500s-1800s, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore (1984)), 600.); m. Robert Sr Lord, November 11, 1630, Finchingfield, Essex, England (Source: (1) Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, (Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc 1985)., (2) "The New England Historical and Genealogical Register," New England Historical and Genealogical Society: Volume L, Page 112 (1896), "Genealogical Gleanings in England" Waters.); b. 1603, Sudbury, St Gregory Parish, Suffolk, England; d. August 21, 1683, Ipswich, Essex, MA (Source: Vital Records of Ipswich Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849, (Published by The Essex Institute, Salem, Mass, 1910).).

Notes for Mary Waite:

Called sister of Rev. John Ward the father of Rev. Nathaniel W.;--Charlestown Genealogies and Estates

"The tailor went often from house to house to measure and cut and sew the garments made from the homespun fabric of the good wife, and the more finished product of the professional weaver. John Annibal, Thomas Clark, Jr., John French and one woman, Mary Lord, were of this most useful guild." ---- Thomas Franklin Waters, Ipswich in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Volume I, the Ipswich Historical Society (1905), Page 83

Thomas Wells Lot

"First, a lot about six rods square, on the corner where the Town Hall now stands {1905} was sold to Henry Bennett, who sold in turn to Obadiah Bridges, Sept 21, 1673 (Ipsw. Deeds 4: 112). Bridges built a house, and after his death, his widow Elizabeth sold the property to Nathaniel Rust, Sept. 2, 1680 (Ips. Deeds 4: 497). John Knowlton was in possession in 1685 (Hubbard's deed to Wilson, Ipsw. Deeds 5: 182), and he sold to Mary Lord, Taylor, a lot four rods front, "and one old house on the ground, east northeast by hie way going to Mr. Rust's" (10: 185). Thomas Lord was the owner of this small corner lot in 1758 (105: 171)."

---- Thomas Franklin Waters, Ipswich in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Volume I, the Ipswich Historical Society (1905), Page 450-451

 

 

Notes for Robert Sr Lord:

There are three main Lord families with early roots in New England. Robert is the founder of one line. Nathan Lord settled about 1650 in Maine. Thomas arrived in Cambridge about 1635 and settled in Hartford, Ct about 1639. There is no evidence that the three were related. A fourth Lord, William settled about 1650 in Salem, Ma but this line appears to have disappeared within fifty years or so.

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"Robert Lord is believed to have been the son of the widow Katherine Lord, who came with him to Ipswich about or perhaps earlier than 1635. He was born in England about 1602 or 1603, and married there, about 1630, Mary Waite. His life was given largely to public service and by reason of this long connection with official duties he always has been regarded as one of the prominent early public characters in colonial history. He was made a freeman 1635-6; deputy to general court, 1637-8; a member of committee to fix county, town and farm lines, 1637-8; clerk of court at Ipswich, 1648; recorder, 1649; sealer of weights and measures, Ipswich, 1649; clerk of court in Salem, 1658; impowered to issue executions, 1652; searcher of coin, 1654; marshal or sheriff of Ipswich court 1648-60. He died on or before August 21, 1683."

-----------William Richard Cutter, ed, Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts (1908)

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First showed on settlers list 1637 -- "History of Essex County" (1888) p 570

Served as Town Clerk of Ipswich 1645 until death 1683 -- "History of Essex County" (1888) p 572

Clerk of Court in Salem from 1846-- "History of Essex County" (1888) p 627

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Tradition said he came from England as one of seventeen men with Rev. Nathaniel Rogers -- "History of Essex County" (1888) p 581

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Nathaniel Rogers arrrived ".........On November 17{1636}, two ships arrived from London, names unknown, 'full of passengers.' One of them had been twenty-six weeks from the Thames, and eighteen weeks from land to land. 'Their beer all spent and leaked out a month before their arrival, so as they were forced to stinking water (and that very little) mixed with sack or vinegar, and their other provisions very short and bad. Yet, through the great provdience of the Lord, they came safe on shore, and most of them sound and well liking. One of the ships was overset in the night by a sudden gust, and lay so for half an hour, yet righted herself.'

[Rev. Nathaniel Rogers of Haverhill, county Suffolk Ipswich

Mrs. Margaret Rogers

Nathaniel Rogers of Haverhill, county Suffolk Ipswich

Samuel Rogers (Only eight passengers are shown for the two ships but there were clearly more.)

--- Banks, Charles Edward; The Planters of the Commonwealth 1620-1640; Genealogical Publishing Co.,Inc (Original 1930, Present 1997) page 179.

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Robert Lord took the Freeman's oath March 3, 1635 -- The Records of the Colony of Massachusetts 1623-1642 (Clearly he did not arrive with Rogers in 1636)

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GENEALOGICAL NOTES FROM

"OUR ENGLISH PARENT TOWNS"

Very many of our New England progenitors found their origin in Sudbury and its immediate vicinity. Notable among these is the Rev. John Wilson, named in the text of Mr. Adams's article, who had been in the ministry here before his engagement by the Massachusetts Bay Company; but preeminent of course we must rank the distinguished Gov. John Winthrop, who was born in the neighboring village of Groton, five miles to the east and whose example must have largely influenced the emigration from his county. In April, 1685, the " Planter " brought a number of Sudbury people, among whom we note the names of Haffield, Hawkins and Cooper (Hottens Lists, p. 55-56); and it may well be that Robert Lord of Ipswich, Mass., was of this company (although not in the lists of passengers), as we find him freeman there in March following. For his connection with Sudbury, as of so many others, we have to thank Mr. Waters' tireless industry (Waters's Gleanings, II., 1102). Robert Paine,also of Ipswich, Mass., was from here, while his wife, Ann Whiting, was of the neighboring town of Hadleigh. Hence, too, came the ill-fated Jeffrey Ruggles of Boston, and Giles Firman, apothecary, of the same place. In the neighboring village of Assington was the home of the Gordons, well known for their connection with our Saltonstalls. From Sudbury itself came also the Welds, Rev. Thomas, Capt. Joseph and Daniel being the sons of Edmund Welde, mercer, of this borough. (Waters's Gleanings, II, 1076}. Here, too, lived for many generations the Cole family, whose American connection (through the Lockes and Willoughbys) we owe to Col. Chester's labors (Register, XXXV., 59; and Salisbury's "Fam. Hists. and Gens.," I., pt. 2, 605). Nathaniel Rogers, minister at Ipswich, Mass,. from 1636, had also served in the ministry at Assington, and may be considered as of the Sudbury region, although he owed his birth to Haverhill on the Essex border. And many others, the list of whose names. might outrun the limits of this note. J. Henry Lea.

 

 

 

 

SUDBURY

GENEALOGICAL NOTES FROM

"OUR ENGLISH PARENT TOWNS"

SUDBURY

Very many of our New England progenitors found their origin in Sudbury and its immediate vicinity. Notable among these is the Rev. John Wilson, named in the text of Mr. Adams's article, who had been in the ministry here before his engagement by the Massachusetts Bay Company; but preeminent of course we must rank the distinguished Gov. John Winthrop, who was born in the neighboring village of Groton, five miles to the east and whose example must have largely influenced the emigration from his county. In April, 1685, the " Planter " brought a number of Sudbury people, among whom we note the names of Haffield, Hawkins and Cooper (Hottens Lists, p. 55-56); and it may well be that Robert Lord of Ipswich, Mass., was of this company (although not in the lists of passengers), as we find him freeman there in March following. For his connection with Sudbury, as of so many others, we have to thank Mr. Waters' tireless industry (Waters' Gleanings, II., 1102). Robert Paine, also of Ipswich, Mass., was from here, while his wife, Ann Whiting, was of the neighboring town of Hadleigh. Hence, too, came the ill-fated Jeffrey Ruggles of Boston, and Giles Firman, apothecary, of the same place. In the neighboring village of Assington was the home of the Gordons, well known for their connection with our Saltonstalls. From Sudbury itself came also the Welds, Rev. Thomas, Capt. Joseph and Daniel being the sons of Edmund Welde, mercer, of this borough. (Waters' Gleanings, II, 1076}. Here, too, lived for many generations the Cole family, whose American connection (through the Lockes and Willoughbys) we owe to Col. Chester's labors (Register, XXXV., 59; and Salisbury's "Fam. Hists. and Gens.," I., pt. 2, 605). Nathaniel Rogers, minister at Ipswich, Mass. from 1636, had also served in the ministry at Assington, and may be considered as of the Sudbury region, although he owed his birth to Haverhill on the Essex border. And many others, the list of whose names. might outrun the limits of this note. J. Henry Lea. -----English Origins of New England Families, 1500s-1800s, Genealogical Publishing (1984) Page 663

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"No name is oftener met in the Colonial records for this section than Mr. Robert Lord's. His life was occupied in the details of the courts. By virtue of his office as clerk, he was also registrar of probate. His clerkship covered a period of forty seven years -- from September 1636 to August 21, 1683. He was born about 1602 or '03, and appears to have been son of widow Katherine, who came with her sons to Ipswich as early as 1635. He married, about 1630, Mary Wait, who, with eight children, survived him. He was made freeman March 3, 1635/36, deputy to the General Court March 12, 1636/37, and was on a committee to raise fifteen hundred pounds for the Colony. He fixed the boundaries of towns and private lands, was clerk of court a year in Norfolk before the establishment of that county; was clerk of the Salem Court in June, 1658; in 1649 was town-sealer of weights and measures; March 30, 1652, was empowered by the magistrates to "issue all executions in civil and criminal cases"; was "searcher of coins" in 1654; was sheriff of the Ipswich Court till march 27, 1660, when he was superseded by his son Robert. He was also clerk of writs, whose duty it was to issue attachments, summons, replevin, etc. He made his last entry July 13, 1683, and on or before August 21st closed his mortal record. He was a good penman and a faithful and correct official. His line has furnished two registrars in the person of Nathaniel and Nathaniel's son George Robert." -- "History of Essex County" (1888) p 628

Robert or his son erected a grist mill in 1666 -- "History of Essex County" (1888) p 637

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"1683. Aug. 21st. Robert Lord d. in his eightieth year. He appears to have been son of Widow Catharine Lord, who was of Ipswich 1637. He became freeman in 1636, was Deputy to the General Court in 1638. He was appointed searcher of coin for this town in 1654. He was long Town Clerk, and also Clerk of the Court till his decease. The latter office included the duties now performed by the Clerk of Probate and Register of Deeds. He m. Mary Wait in 1630, who survived him. He left children Robert, Sarah Wilson, Nathaniel, Thomas, and Samuel, (these two last living at Charlestown,) Abigail Foster, Susannah Osgood, Hannah Gow, and children of his daughter Chandler. His estate was L645. Mr. Lord was a useful, upwright, and worthy man" --Felt, Joseph B. History of Ipswich, Essex, and Hamilton (1834) p167

"1654 Robert Lord is appointed searcher of cin at Ipswich. This referred to a late law, forbidding any specie to be exported, except for necessary expenses." --Felt, Joseph B. History of Ipswich, Essex, and Hamilton (1834) p105

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"Robert Lord 1, took the freeman's oath at Boston, March 3, 1635-6; was one of Denison's subscribers 1648; had a share in Plum Island, &c., 1664; was a voter in Town affairs, 1679.

1645. He was on a committee with Richard Saltonstall, Daniel Denison, Samuel Appleton, Richard Jacob, John Payne, empowered to grant houselots to the settlers.

1639. He had a house lot on High Street, next east from Mr. William Bartholomew; which property yet remains a possession of his descendents [1847]

He was Town Clerk, and Clerk of the Court, and Register of Deeds, for many years, -- till his decease in 1683.

He was selectman, 1661, and many years after.

He was Representative in 1638.

He died August 12, 1683, in the eightieth year of his age. His will is dated June 28, and was proved September 25, 1683. In the will he mentions his wife, Mary, "with whom by God's good providence we have lived comfortably together in a married condition almost fifty three years." He bequeathes to her all his estate during her life.

His wife was Mary Waite, whom he married, 1630.

In an account book, under date of 1660, he mentions his "sister ffitt."

He gives legacies to his eldest son, Robert 2; to his daughter Sarah Wilson; to his sons Nathaniel 2; Thomas 2, who removed to Charlestown; to the children of his daughter Chandler, deceased, viz: Mary, William, Joseph and Samuel; to his daughters Susannah Osgood, Abigail Foster, Hannah Grow (wife of John Grow) and to his grandchild Robert Lord 3.

His houselot on High Street was granted to him February 19, 1637. It adjoined the homestead of Mr. Humphrey Vincent."

---- Hammatt, Abraham; The Hammatt Papers -- Early Inhabitants of Ipswich, Massachusetts 1633-1700. (1980)

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"Robert, Senior, Ipswich, frm. March 3, 1635-6. Town officer, Recorder, deputy. He was a cousin of John L. of Sudbury, Suffolk, Eng., to whom he and his mother Katherine sold a tenenment in S. shortly before the date of his will, 1 March, 1640. The mother came to Ipswich; propr. 1637; was made a commoner 1641. (Reg. XXXI, 160, and L. 111.) He wrote a letter to Wm. Bartholomew, calling him brother; mentioned his own wife and son Thomas Lord; letter presented Midlx Court Feb. 2, 1673. He deposed July 30, 1660, ae 57 years. (Es Files)

"He wrote his will 28 June, 1683; it was probated 25 Sept. folg.; he beq to his wife Mary, mentioning that they had lived together in marriage almost 53 years; to eldest son Robert; to sons Thomas and Samuel, living at Charlestown; to son Nathaniel; to dau. Sarah Wilson; to Mary, William, Joseph and Samuel, the ch of dau. Chandler, dec., to dau Abigail Foster and her ch. and to dau Hannah Grow and her ch. provided that they pay a certain sum to their sister Susanna Osgood and her ch., to gr. son Samuel Lord, now living with me; to gr. son Robert Lord "tersha" --- Pope, Charles Henry (Pastor First Church, Charlestown, Boston), The Pioneers of Massachusetts (1900)

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"Robert Lord"

"Mr. Lord was probably the son of the widow Katherine Lord, (This is Mr. Felt's supposition, and it appears reasonable. There were several of the same name contemporaries, and it is very difficult to distinguish frequently one from another. There were Robert Lord, junior, and Capt. Robert Lord of the ship George, and a Robert Lord who arrived with his father, Thomas Lord, in 1635, aged nine years --neither of whom was the clerk.) who came to Ipswich with her son in 1635, or earlier. Robert was born in England about 1602 or 3, where he married Mary Wait about the year 1630.

"In 1635-6 (March 3d, O.S.) he was made a freeman of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay, and was chosen a deputy to the General Court March 12, 1637-8, when he was immediately appointed on a committee to raise a levy of L1500 for the use of the Colony. He afterwards served on other committees for the purpose of fixing the boundaries of contiguous towns and private lands in Essex County, which indicates his probable knowledge of surveying.

"In March, 1648, the General Court, having five years before erected the old county of Norfolk, established therein a court and appointed the first sitting to be held at Salisbury on the last Tuesday of the next month, by certain justices named, who were, some of them, of the Ipswich Court. To the office of clerk of this court Mr. Lord was appointed, and continued to hold till the 24th of April, 1649, when he was succeeded in this office by Mr. Thomas Bradbury, who was then chosen recorder, but seems to have performed all the duties of clerk. In June, 1658, it will be remembered, Mr. Lord acted as clerk of the Salem Court during the absence of Stileman and before the appointment of Veren. March 27, 1649, Mr. Lord was appointed Sealer of Weights and Measures for Ipswich. March 30, 1652, he is empowered by the magistrates to "issue all executions in civil and criminal cases." August 22nd, 1654, he is appointed searcher of coin.

"In addition to the above named offices, he was many years Marshal or Sheriff of the Ipswich Court, and was succeeded in this office by his son Robert, March 27, 1660. He was also cler of the writs and a member of the church, though I do not find that he ever held any high post in the militia, which in those days was considered almost indispensable to a public officer.

"Mr. Lord wrote a very legible but not fluent hand. (Mr David Pulsifer of Boston, who is an authority in such matters, relates a tradition of undoubted accuracy, that one of the early provincial judges, hearing a lawyer in court flippantly condemn the chirography of a deed, called for the paper, and finding it to be in the handwriting of Lord, burst into tears, exclaiming, "why, this is the had of Mr. Lord --I knew him well--it is the good old London print!") His last entry was July 13, 1683.

"He died very suddenly while seated in his chair, on or before August 21, 1683, and lies buried in the old High street burying ground in Ipswich. His wife, with whom he had lived nearly fifty three years, survived him, and also eight of his children, from one whom two Registers of Probate, viz:--the late Nath'l Lord, and his son, Geo. R. Lord, Esq., are descended." -- Papers of the Essex Institute, Salem, Ma, Volume 2, Page 216

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"Robert, Ipswich, freem. 3 Mar. 1635, rep 1638, was clk. of the courts, marshal, town clk. and re. of deeds, coffin thot.; m. Mary Waite, had Thomas, b. 1633; Robert, a. 1634; Samuel, 1640; Joseph, d. young; Nathaniel, d. 1658; and ds. Abigail, wh. m. 26 Feb. 1666, Jacob Foster; Hannah; and ano. wh. m. a Chandler; and he d. perhaps 12 May 1650. A wid. Catherine L. who had gr. of ld. at I. 1641, may have been his mo. and it was prob. his s. wh. d. 11 Nov. 1696." --- Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of The First Settlers of New England

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GENEALOGY AND FAMILY HISTORY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

LEWIS PUBLISHING CO. 1908

LORD

Many of the Lords of New Hampshire trace their descent to Robert, the

immigrant, who since he settled in New England before 1650, is entitled to be called a pioneer. Sterling worth and upright in character have been attributes of the Lords as a family, and many of them have attained positions of prominence in manufactures, trades and the professions.

(1) Robert Lord, the immigrant, was born in England in 1603, and appears to have been the son of widow Catherine Lord, who was residing in Ipswich, Massachusetts, in 1637, and was a commoner in 1641. Robert Lord took the freeman's oath at Boston, March 3, 1636. His house lot on High street was granted to him February 19, 1637. In 1639 he he had a house lot on High street, which property remains a possession of his descendants. He was one of Denison's subscribers in 1648; had a share in Plum Island, in 1664; and was a voter in town affairs in 1679. He was on a committee with Richard Saltonstall and others, empowered to grant house lots to settlers, in 1645.He was representative in 1638; selectman in 1661 and many years after; and was appointed "searcher of the coin" for the town of Ipswich in 1654. He was long town clerk, and also clerk of the court till his decease. The latter office included the duties now erformed by the clerk of probate and register of deeds. He served more than wenty years in the Indian wars and became so inured to camp life and exposure that he could never afterwards sleep upon a feather bed. He is said to have been below the medium stature, but of powerful mould and one of the most athletic, strong, and fearless men in the Colonial service.

There is a tradition that the Indians themselves at one time, when onfronted by Lord's rangers, proposed to decide the battle that was anticipated by an encounter between the champions of the two parties; to this the whites agreed, and Robert Lord walked to the front. The Indians selected the most powerful of their tribe, a perfect giant, full seven feet in stature. The two men were to meet at full run and take the "Indian hug" as they closed. The savages anticipated an easy victory. They came together like two infuriated bullocks with a tremendous shock, but in an instant the redskin lay stretched upon the earth, and the shouts of the Colonial scouts rang out in the forest. Not satisfied with a single experiment, they were required to rush and clinch again. In this encounter Lord took the "hip-lock" on his greasy antagonist and threw him with such force that a blood vessel was ruptured in the fall. The Indians took him up and carried

him from the arena, fully acknowledging themselves defeated; they afterward

reported that some whiteman's devil invested Lord with supernatural strength.

(This tale is certainly just a tale as to Robert Sr but Robert Jr was a blacksmith and very well may have been to person referred to in the tale)

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See notes for William. This Robert may have been the one that came to Ipswich, Ma in 1634

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"In Feb. 1643-4, Robert Lord was chosen by the Town, "from this time forward to be present at every general meeting of the Town, and of the freemen and of the seven men, and to record in a book what is committed to him by [ ] Moderator of every such meeting, and to tend in some convenient time before the end of the meeting to read over what is written, and he is to have [ ] third parts of the fines for not appearing at meetings, for this service." He was termed Recorder, but the duties of his office were very similar to those of the Town Clerk of later days."

"Glimpses are had here of the rigor with which the body of voters directed its own action. In 1648, in general Town meeting, it was ordered that all the inhabitants of the Town that shall be absent fronm the yearly meeting, or any other part whereof they have lawful warning, shall forfeit a shilling. Robert Lord earned his two- thirds no doubt, for his duties included ringing the bell, calling the roll, and collecting the forfeit. Twelve Freemen were soon called upon to pay a fine of 12d apiece for absence." ---- Thomas Franklin Waters, Ipswich in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Volume I, the Ipswich Historical Society (1905), Page 57-58

"Commendable care for the neat and tidy appearance of the public throughfares was manifested in the vote of March, 1645, that Robert Lord "keep the streets clear of wood and timber under penalty 12d the load and as proportionable for more or less for lying or standing above three days in any of the streets or lanes," and in 1652, the Town

"Ordered that all dung-hills lying in the streets shall be removed by the 20th of October and from that time noe dung hills to be layed in the streets under the pnealty of 10s." ---- Thomas Franklin Waters, Ipswich in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Volume I, the Ipswich Historical Society (1905), Page 66

"The cordwainers" as the men of the awl and lapstone were called, were quite a numerous body, amd they were men of quality, too: Dea. Thomas Knowlton, Robert Lord, Thomas Smith, Nathaniel Knowlton, John Wilson, John Lovell and William Bulkley." ---- Thomas Franklin Waters, Ipswich in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Volume I, the Ipswich Historical Society (1905), Page 83

"1678--"in that year, Charles II ordered a new oath of allegiance to be taken, and the constables of every town and village were ordered to convene all the inhabitants for the administration of the oath. In Feb., 1678-9, a list of commoners was recorded and in December 1679, a list of freeman was also prepared and put on record.

Freeman: Robert Lord, Sen.

Robert Lord, Jun.

Commonage: Robert Lord, Sen.

Robert Lord, Marshall

---- Thomas Franklin Waters, Ipswich in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Volume I, the Ipswich Historical Society (1905), Page 91-96

Listed as one of 72 signers of Loyalist petition to General Court in support of the King 1666 along with Robert Jun. ---- Thomas Franklin Waters, Ipswich in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Volume I, the Ipswich Historical Society (1905), Page

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More About Robert Sr Lord:

Immigration Date: 1636, Boston, Ma

ii. Thomas Waite, b. 1615, England (Source: The Waite Family of Malden Mass by Deloraine P. Corey); d. 1713 (Source: The Waite Family of Malden Mass by Deloraine P. Corey).

iii. Samuel Waite, b. 1616, England (Source: The Waite Family of Malden Mass by Deloraine P. Corey); m. Hellin Crosse; b. 1618, England; d. Bef. 1675 (Source: Selected by Gary Boyd Roberts, English Origins of New England Families, 1500s-1800s, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore (1984)), 601.).

iv. John Waite, b. 1618 (Source: Our Heritage, Lee Powers Hynes, 36 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ (1957)); d. September 26, 1693, Windsor, Hartford, CT (Source: The Waite Family of Malden Mass by Deloraine P. Corey); m. (1) Sarah Parker; m. (2) Mary Hills, Abt. 1638, England; b. 1625, England (Source: The Waite Family of Malden Mass by Deloraine P. Corey); d. November 25, 1674 (Source: (1) Deloraine P. Corey, The Waite Family of Malden Mass., (2) Selected by Gary Boyd Roberts, English Origins of New England Families, 1500s-1800s, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore (1984)), 601.).

Notes for John Waite:

Settled with father in law and wife in Malden after immigrating in 1638. John Waite and Joseph Hills compiled the Massachusetts Laws of 1648 and received a sum of money from the colony for their service. In 1666 John Waite succeeded Joseph Hills as a member of the House of Deputies. Some years later he retired after he had lost his sight.

Sources:

The Waite Family of Malden Mass by Deloraine P. Corey

More About John Waite:

Immigration Date: 1638, to Ma in Ship Susan and Ellen

Title: Captain

v. Joseph Waite, b. 1620, England (Source: The Waite Family of Malden Mass by Deloraine P. Corey); d. June 29, 1670, Connecticut (Source: (1) Deloraine P. Corey, The Waite Family of Malden Mass., (2) Selected by Gary Boyd Roberts, English Origins of New England Families, 1500s-1800s, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore (1984)), 600. From Clark's Ipswich, p. 354); m. Margaret Lawrence; d. 1675 (Source: Selected by Gary Boyd Roberts, English Origins of New England Families, 1500s-1800s, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore (1984)), 679.).

Notes for Joseph Waite:

Rector of Sproughton, m. to Margaret, dau. of Matthew Lawrence, preacher at Ipswich, who cond. test. P.C.C., 118 Bowyer, 19 Feb. 1651, providing amongst other things, for her education and her future marriage portion -- English Origins of New England Families, 1500s-1800s, CD from Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. (see Candler Pedigree Chart of Ward Family)

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We are indebted to Henry F. Waters, Esq., of Salem, for the following letter, from Essex Co. Court Papers, Liber 27: folio 143. Its recipient, Robert Lord, of Ipswich, was clerk of thecourts of that county; and to that circumstance we doubtless owe its preservation. As it is a private letter, and has no apparent connection with other papers on the files, it probably came into its present position by accident. Had its owner found it, it might have been lost to us, and the information it gives have never reached us. Robert Lord according to the late Rev. Dr. Felt, married Mary Waite, and died April 21, 1683. Candler's pedigree of Ward informs us that Mary, eldest child of Samuel and Mary (Ward) Waite, of Wthersfield, co. Essex, Eng., married Robert Lord.[Dean's Mem. of Nathaniel Lord, p. 129.] Susan Redington, the writer of the letter, was the Susan Waite of the Candler pedigree. The will referred to was that of the Rev. Joseph Waite, rector of Sproughton, in Suffolk, a brother of the writer, wo died June 29, 1670. His wife was "Margaret, daughter of Matthew Lawrence, Towne preacher of Ipswich," and her death, in June 1675,caused her husband's estate to pass into the hands of trustees, as provided in his will. Col. Joseph L. Chester, of London, in a letter to the Editor of the Register, has kindly given the following abstract of the will:

The Will of Joseph Waite, of Sproughton, co. Suffolk, clerk', dated 7 June 1669, was proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 11 Sept., 1671, by his relic Margaret. His bequests were as follows: to my dear and honored mother, Mrs. Judith Lawrence, L10; to my loved sister Mary Lawrence, L40, at marriage. All the residue of my estate to my wife Margaret for life, and after her death my house and lands at Framlingham, co. Suffolk, to my loving cousin Samuel Golty, of Ipswich, Clerk, and my loving brother Mr. Thomas Whiting, of Hadleigh, draper, as trustees, to be sold by them (the same cost me L565.), and the proceeds divided equally among 'my naturall brothers and sisters then surviveing in old England or in New, or to the heirs of each of them.' )--English Origin of New England Families, 1500s-1800s; Genealogical Publishing Co page 600.

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vi. Anne Waite, b. 1622 (Source: The Waite Family of Malden Mass by Deloraine P. Corey); m. (1) Phillip Bill; b. Abt. 1620 (Source: Selected by Gary Boyd Roberts, English Origins of New England Families, 1500s-1800s, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore (1984)), 601.); m. (2) Samuel Bucknell.

Notes for Anne Waite:

Anne and Hannah were interchangeable names. If this is correct marriage, she is more often referred to as Hannah -----English Origins of New England Families, 1500s-1800s, Genealogical Publishing (1984) Page 601

vii. Susan Waite, b. 1626 (Source: The Waite Family of Malden Mass by Deloraine P. Corey); m. Redington.

Notes for Susan Waite:

LETTER OF MRS. SUSAN REDINGTON, CONCERNING THE ESTATE OF HER BROTHER, REV. JOSEPH WAITE, OF SPROUGHTON, ENGLAND.

Communicated by Deloraine P. Corey, Esq., of Malden, Mass.

We are indebted to Henry F. Waters, Esq., of Salem, for the following letter, from Essex Co. Court Papers, Liber 27: folio 143. Its recipient, Robert Lord, of Ipswich, was clerk of thecourts of that county; and to that circumstance we doubtless owe its preservation. As it is a private letter, and has no apparent connection with other papers on the files, it probably came into its present position by accident. Had its owner found it, it might have been lost to us, and the information it gives have never reached us. Robert Lord according to the late Rev. Dr. Felt, married Mary Waite, and died April 21, 1683. Candler's pedigree of Ward informs us that Mary, eldest child of Samuel and Mary (Ward) Waite, of Wthersfield, co. Essex, Eng., married Robert Lord.[Dean's Mem. of Nathaniel Lord, p. 129.] Susan Redington, the writer of the letter, was the Susan Waite of the Candler pedigree. The will referred to was that of the Rev. Joseph Waite, rector of Sproughton, in Suffolk, a brother of the writer, wo died June 29, 1670. His wife was "Margaret, daughter of Matthew Lawrence, Towne preacher of Ipswich," and her death, in June 1675,caused her husband's estate to pass into the hands of trustees, as provided in his will. Col. Joseph L. Chester, of London, in a letter to the Editor of the Register, has kindly given the following abstract of the will:

(See notes of Joseph Waite for Will)

To My Deare Brother Robert Lord at

Ipswich in New England This

Dear Brother and sister kind our wills presented unto you and your children and grand children hoping and wishing your temporall and sprituall wellfare, wee received yours dated in July with your leter of aturny and note for your goods and its no small trouble to us that we can now only send you words in anser to it so it is the Reason we canot give you, for still there is nothing don by the trustees, for all our going and sending nothing but it shall be don very speedily. I suppose Mr Paine can give you a better acount of things then I having bin so long at Ipswich, we have sent you a copy of the will yet we heer cossen Golty hath sent one we could never get it till now: I supose it is somwhat disputable wther Broth Sam children will have a share by Rason of yt word then surviveing yet me thinks I should be glad they might though poor Joseph yet remains a prodigall, yet we would hope not all so bad as formerly, we shall do what we can in it, though not by Mr Paine yet by the first opertunity we can, we heard by sister Bill from you that the lord hath taken our dear cossen Mary out of this sinful world, we long to heer how it (is) with you in reference to your war, and though as yet the sword is at quiet amongst us, we are in a very sad confussed condition and sin growes to a desperate height without controwl our parliament is mett once again what the lord will do for us by them we know not, we may well say lord help us for vaine is the help of man o yt we could look to him as we ought; so far as I know our relations are well, cossen Helen had 2 boys at a birth about decemb last but both dead, Brother Bill hath had a thistilo in his face tis we hope in a way of cure, I purpose this night to write to cossin Golty once more to hasten the bisiness, to the lord, I comit you my time to write being very short and rest

yor loveing sister

March 2 1676-7 Susan Redington

Pray present our kind loves to broth John and wife to whom I canot now write pray send me word which of the parkers widows she was

Deare sister I thank you for your letter and as to sister Abigail her second match she hath a very loving-careful husband who I hope minds the best things though we should be glad to se more hopes of the maine in him; we beg your prayers that we and ours may be the lords, inabled to do and suffer his will.

I thank you for my childrens tokens though they yet have them not

Footnotes to letter:

1. Mr Paine---Perhaps of the family of Robert Paine, of Ipswich, N.E., treasurer of Essex Co., who is supposed to have been a native of Suffolk; and who married Ann, dau. of John Whiting of Hadleight, in that county. (SAVAGE) It may be noticed in this connection that "my loving brother Mr. Thomas Whiting of Hadleigh" was one of the trustees. Hadleigh is about ten miles from Ipswich.

2. Samuel Golty, of Ipswich, Eng., one of the trustees, and probably son of Rev. Richard Golty, rector of Framlingham, and his wife Deborah, dau. of the Rev. Samuel Ward, of Ipswich. (See Candler in Dean's Ward, p. 125)

3. Samuel Waite, eldest son of Samuel and Mary Waite, of Wethersfied (Candler, ut supra), who married Helen Crosse; and who, it appears, was now deceased, leaving issue, of whom was the "prodigal" Joseph. Perhaps John Crosse, who, with wife Anne, was a passenger in the "Elizabeth of Ipswich," in 1634, and who is found at Ipswich in N.E., the next year, was a relative of his wife.

4. Perhaps Anne, the fifth child of Samuel and Mary Waite. Anne and Hannah, it is well known, were interchangeable names. Phillip Bill, presumed son of John and Dorothy Bill, and brother of James and Thomas of Boston, was born about 1620, and was in Ipswich, N. E., 1663-68. In the latter year he removed to Pulling Point, then in Boston, now in Winthrop, and soon after to New London, where he died. He had wife Hannah, who afterwards married Samuel Bucknell, or Buckland. (Bill Gen. p 55, et seq.)

5. Philip's War, which had closed with the death of Philip in the preceding August.

6. The writer conveys in a few words a lively impression if the state of popular feeling in England at that time. These were the days when the people were distracted by jealousies of the court and fears of the Romish party. Rumors were exaggerated, and the wars on the continent were, in anticipation, brought to their own doors.

7. Capt. John Waite, of Malden, whose wife Mary, dau. of Joseph Hills, of Malden, co. Essex, Eng., and Malden, N. E., died Nov 25, 1674; and who had married, Aug 4, 1675, Sarah, widow of Jacob Parker, of Chelmsford. (Candler, ut supra; Register, xxvi, 82, xxi, 111. Probably "the Parkers" were acquaintances of the Waite Family while in England.

8. Abigail is a younger sister. The Candler pedigree gives another, still younger, sister, Sarah. One of those was probably wife of Thomas Whiting, of Hadleigh, the "loving brother" of the will. There was also a brother, Thomas, not mentioned in this letter. Thomas waite, of Ipswich in 1658, if not earlier, may have been this brother. I think he was dead, or had removed from Ipswich, at the date of the letter, and that Mr. Savage has confounded him with a younger man, when he speaks of him as living in 1678. The other Thomas Waite, who appears in Essex Court papers, aged 21 in 1672, may have been his son.

-----------English Origins of New England Families, 1500s-1800s, Genealogical Publishing (1984) Pages 600-602

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viii. Abigail Waite, b. 1628, England (Source: The Waite Family of Malden Mass by Deloraine P. Corey).

ix. Sarah Waite, b. 1630, England (Source: The Waite Family of Malden Mass by Deloraine P. Corey); m. Thomas Whiting; b. Hadleigh, England.

4. Samuel3 Ward (John2, Robert1) died 1640. He married Deborah Leech January 02, 1604/05 in Isleham, Cambridge, England (Source: Selected by Gary Boyd Roberts, English Origins of New England Families, 1500s-1800s, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore (1984)), 616.).

Notes for Samuel Ward:

Town Preacher at Ipswich, Ma -- English Origins of New England Families, 1500s-1800s, CD from Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. (see Candler Pedigree Chart of Ward Family)

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"Ward and Waite.--- I have received from col. Joseph L. Chester, of London, a copy of the following entry which he recently found in the parish register of Isleham, co. Cambridge:

1604-05. "Samuel Warde Mr of Arts married Debora Boulton widdow the second of January."

This Samuel Ward was the eldest brother of the Rev. Nathaniel Ward, of Ipswich, Mass. In the appendix to my memoir of the latter, published in q868, pp 124-9, is printed Candler's pedigree of this family, from which it appears that this Mrs. Deborah Bolton was "the daughter of _______ Leech, the relict of _______ Bolton, clrke, by whom she had issue, Robert, Dr. of Physicke and John, Rector of Bucklesham." Query: What was the Christian name of Mr. Bolton, the first husband of Deborah Leech, and what is known of his history? I presume he was a clergyman of Isleham, as his widow is called of that place, and she was married there.

The same pedigree gives the family of Samuel Waite, who married Mary Ward, represented to be a sister of John Ward, the father of the Revs. Samuel and Nathaniel Ward (Register, xviii. 273-4) The children of Samuel and Mary (Ward) Waite, given by Candler, are: --

[1] Mary, m. to Robert Lord; [2] Samuel Waite, m. Hellin Crosse;

[3] John Waite, m. --------, daughter of _________ Hill, of Malden; [4] Joseph Waite, m. Margaret, daughter of Matthew Lawrence, Towne preacher for Ipswich;

[5] Anne Waite; [7] Susan; [9] Sarah.

[6] Thomas; [8] Abigail;

The Robert Lord who married Mary Waite, the eldest child in this family, is supposed to be Robert Lord, an early settler of Ipswich, Mass., whose wife, according to Rev. Dr. Felt, was Mary Wait. John Waite, who is represented as having married a daughter of Mr. Hill of Malden, is supposed to be John Waite of Malden, Mass., whose first wife was Mary, daughter of Joseph Hills of Malden, Eng., who early emigrated to Malden, Mass. (Register, xxvi. 82)." John Ward Dean -- -----English Origins of New England Families, 1500s-1800s, Genealogical Publishing (1984) Page 616

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Child of Samuel Ward and Deborah Leech is:

i. Deborah4 Ward, m. Samuel Golty.

5. Nathaniel3 Ward (John2, Robert1)

Notes for Nathaniel Ward:

Preacher of Haverhill. He was sometimes an Vutter (sic) barrester in......but after he betooke himselfe to the ministrye. He was sometimes pastor of Ipswich in New England; and after rector of Shenfield in Essex. He was a learned and able man. He wrote the book called the Simple Cobler of Agawam -- English Origins of New England Families, 1500s-1800s, CD from Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. (see Candler Pedigree Chart of Ward Family)

 

Children of Nathaniel Ward are:

i. Susan4 Ward, m. Giles Firman.

Notes for Giles Firman:

Rector of Shalford in Essex -- English Origins of New England Families, 1500s-1800s, CD from Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. (see Candler Pedigree Chart of Ward Family)

ii. James Ward.

Notes for James Ward:

Harvard College 1645 -- English Origins of New England Families, 1500s-1800s, CD from Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. (see Candler Pedigree Chart of Ward Family)