LORD, Thomas (Dr. )


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BIRD, Dorothy

LORD, Thomas (Dr. ) 1 2 3

  • Born: 1585, England
  • Marriage: BIRD, Dorothy about 1610
  • Died: Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut

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Recipient of the first medical license granted in the New England Colonies.


Thomas married Dorothy BIRD about 1610. (Dorothy BIRD was born in 1588 in England and died in 1675 in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut.)



1 Savage, James, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Before 1692 (Online version, Nov 2000). Surety: 4. THOMAS, Hartford, came in the Elizabeth and Ann, 1635, from London, aged 50, with w. Dorothy, 46; and ch. Thomas, 16; Ann, 14; William, 12; John, 10; Robert, 9; Amie, 6; and Dorothy, 4; call. at the London custom-ho. a smith; but that may have been a godly deception. His eldest s. Richard, had been sent over three yrs. bef. and Thomas stopped at Boston, or Cambridge a yr. or more, but was an orig. propr. and among first sett. at H. Date of his a. is not ascert. but it was a. 1667. His wid. Dorothy, wh. a. 2 Aug. 1676, made her will 8 Feb. 1670, in wh. she names ch. of her dec. s. Thomas; a. Ann, w. of Thomas Stanton; William; John; Robert; Amie, w. of John Gilbert; gr.s. Richard, bef. ment.; and gr.ch. Hannah; Dorothy; and Margaret, ch. of d. Dorothy, w. of John Ingersoll. THOMAS, Wethersfield, s. of the preced. b. in Eng. was a physician and surg. for whose serv. the Gen. Ct. made liberal contr. in 1652, as in Trumbull, Col; Rec. 1. 234, appears, correct. stat. by Hinman, 47; but he mistakes in call. him the earliest on the rec. He was also employ. as sch.master; by w. Mary had Hannah, b. 1656; Mary, 1659; and prob. Sarah; beside Dorothy, the first b. 17 Aug. 1653. He d. a. 1661, and his wid. m. an Olmstead.

2 A record, genealogical, biographical, statistical, of Thomas Stanton of Connecticut, and His Descendants, 1635-1891, p. 11-12. Surety: 4. The next seventeen months of Mr. Stanton's life were eventful ones, for in them occured his marriage and settlement in Hartford, Conn. In June, 1636, Rev. Thomas Hooker and 100 other persons came from Newtown (Cambridge), Mass., and founded Hartford, Conn. In February, 1639, there were 127 property-holders in Hartford, and among them were Dr. Thomas Lord and his son-in-law, Thomas Stanton. It is not known whether Dr. Lord came to Hartford with Hooker or at a later date. The time of Mr. Stanton's arrival and marriage is not known, but we do know that his wife was Ann, eldest daughter and third child of Dr. Thomas and Dorothy Lord.

3 Ibid, p. 12. Surety: 4. "Courte in Hartford, 30th of June, 1652

Thomas Lord, having engaged to this Courte to continue his abode in Hartford for the next ensuing yeare, 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, as at all times, occasions and necessityes may or shall require; This Courte doth grant that hee shall be paid by the Countey the sum of fifteene pounds for the said ensuing yeare, and they doe declare that for every visit or journye that hee shall take or make, being sent for to any house in Hartford, twelve pence is reasonable; to any house in Wyndsor, five shillings; to any house in Wethersfield, three shillings; to any house in Farmington, six shillings; to any house in Mattabeseck, eight shillings; (hee having promised that hee will require no more,) and that hee shall be freed for the time aforesaid from watching, warding and training; but not from finding armes, according to lawe."

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