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icrannogleadlettert.jpghis set of webpages has been created to try and give those interested a glimpse into the earliest history of the family descended from Richard and Joan Lord, who lived in Towcester, England up to their deaths in 1611.You can start here and go through the pages in chronological order, just clicking on the "NEXT" icon at the end of each page. Or you may use the content listing below to go directly to a particular webpage. At the end of any page, clicking "TOP" will bring you back here. Enjoy your journey. 

Click on the book at the right of the webpage description to open it, or click the books below to begin.

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A philosophical essay on the symbolism of round and rectangular houses and a look at the Bronze Age "Crannog" in symbolic terms.

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Richard Lord in Towcester c. 1600 to 1610 based on a close examination of his will of 1610 and reconstructing his social class and house as it may have been.

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Thomas Lord and family in Towcester c. 1611 to 1635, based on details in the Richard Lord will and other information.

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Richard Lord Jnr and Thomas Lord and family in Cambridge, Massachusetts, from c. 1631 to 1636, before their migration to Connecticut.

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Thomas Lord and family establishing new settlement of Hartford, Connecticut after 1636 to about 1670.

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Biographies of the Lord family that came from Towcester as they lived out their lives in New England.

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We should learn of our roots and appreciate those who came before. I am a 12th generation direct male line descendant of Richard Lord of Towcester and that connection, with the man and with the town, has brought me endless pleasure, historical insights and enduring friendships. This lineage, as traditionally envisioned in the male line, ends with me and my brother.
Christmas, 2008

    
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At top left: The "Lord" Coat of Arms as recorded in the College of Arms, London, 1511, and used  in Connecticut by Dorothy Lord, wife of Thomas, in 1669, and by the family in New England since. (Copyrighted - used here by permission.)