The Lord Arms in
coat of arms that hung in my house.
For as long as I can remember, in a frame on
the wall of my childhood
home, hung a beautifully executed and handpainted coat of arms, beneath
which was inscribed the name - "Lord".
It had long been the focus of passive
curiosity and outright fascination. This study is a quest to discover
the true meaning of that coat of arms, and through this adventure, to
discover the roots of the "Lord" family and the
times in which it began.
Although I did not know it then, this framed
coat of arms represents the first piece of archeological
evidence in the unravelling of this detective story that will
eventually lead us back in time to Medieval England.
following pages were adapted from a report which I
prepared and presented to family members on Christmas Day, 1992.
Table of Contents
- Thomas Lord
- An introduction to the family Coat of Arms.
- A Coat of Arms
- What is a Coat of Arms?
- The components of a Coat of Arms.
- The Lord Arms
in the Literature
- The recorded Lord arms in the literature.
- More Variant
- Variations on the common style.
- Using the Will of Dorothy Lord - 1669.
- The Lord
- Using the painted Hartford hatchment.
- Helms, Hinds
- The components of the Lord Arms.
- The Owner of
- Finding the owner of the signet for the 1669 seal.
- The Lord Family
- The genealogy of this family before 1670.
Richard or Richard?
- Tracking down the owner of the signet in 1669.
- The Last Word
- Conclusions and summary.
- The Last Will
- The full text of Richard Lord's Will - 1610.
- The list of sources used and the lineage from Richard
to the author.