Family of Nathan Lord of Kittery, Maine

LORD

1. ABRAHAM -

Issue-

  • 2I. JOHN NATHAN- bpt. 14 May 1599 Kennington, Kent, m.c.1626 ANN ______ (m.2. 1 Jan. 1634/5 Wittersham, Kent, Abraham Conley (will 1 Mar. 1674 Kittery), bur. Nov. 1636 Wittersham), bur. 1 Feb. 1632/3 Rye, Sussex, Adm. 29 Apr. 1634


    2I. JOHN NATHAN (ABRAHAM 1)

    bpt. 14 May 1599 Kennington, Kent
    m.c.1626 ANN ______ (m.2. 1 Jan. 1634/5 Wittersham, Kent, Abraham Conley (will 1 Mar. 1674 Kittery), bur. Nov. 1636 Wittersham)
    bur. 1 Feb. 1632/3 Rye, Sussex
    Adm. 29 Apr. 1634

    St. Mary the Virgin- Rye, Sussex

    Several on-line sites give Hari Lord from Stackpole, Pembrokeshire as being the father of John, however, I have not found any primary sources listed to document this claim.

    John/Nathan Lord was a shoemaker from Rye, Sussex and died at a young age. It seems probable that our Nathan Lord was his son. Nathan, son of Nathan, bpt. 1633 appears to disappear from the local records so him popping up in the New World is a distinct possibility, although it seems a bit odd that a young man of 21 would be obtaining grants of land in Kittery in 1652. The connection with Abraham Conley shows a close relationship.

    On 21 June 1631 from the apprenticeship and indenture records from the Archive of the Rye Corporation, Nathan Lord was a witness to Elizabeth Nunton, daughter of Thomas Nunton, fisherman, deceased, apprenticed to Richard Wilford, cordwainer and his wife, Susanna in the profession of housewifery. (1) Issue-

  • I. John- bpt. 16 July 1626, probably d.s.p.
  • II. Mary- bpt. 9 Nov. 1628, bur. 6 Jan. 1634 Wittersham, Kent
  • II. Abraham- bpt. Jan., bur. 22 Feb. 1630 Rye
  • 3III. NATHAN- bpt. 1 Sept. 1633, age 3, m. before 20 June 1656 MARTHA (2) EVERETT (b.c.1640, living in 1729), Adm. Feb. 1690/1
  • V. John- bpt. 25 Mar. 1632, bur. 15 Apr. 1632 Rye

    Ref:

    (1) East Sussex Record Office- RYE/29/172

    Parish registers for Rye, Sussex and Wittersham, Kent
    Nathan Lord of Old Kittery- Ernest C. & Judith H. Maby- paper presented at the 1992 meeting of the "Sons & Daughters of Nathan Lord"


    3III. NATHAN (ABRAHAM 1, JOHN NATHAN 2)

    b.c.1630
    bpt. 1 Sept. 1633 Rye, Sussex, age 3
    m. before 20 June 1656 MARTHA (2) EVERETT (b.c.1640, living in 1729)
    Adm. Feb. 1690/1

    Nathan arrived in Maine c.1638 as his step-father Abraham Conley purchased a house and six acres in Kittery from John Ugrove on 5 Jan. 1638/9.(19)

    Nathan first appears in the Kittery records in 1652 when he had his first town grant of 60 acres at the Heathy Marsh, now in Eliot:

    Granted unto Nathan Lord his heirs and assigns forever by the selectmen of Kittery, sixty acres of upland and meadow at the Heathy Marsh with the timber on ye said land, bounded with ye marked trees on ye east and also on ye west with ye marked trees untill the said number of acres be completed(3) On 30 Mar. 1713 Nathan Lord sold to John Cooper, Tobias Hanson, and Moses Littlefield, his son-in-law, 67 acres of land, 60 of which were granted to Nathan Lord by the town 18 Dec. 1652 and seven acres granted to Abraham Conley 28 Sept. 1653.(13)

    He signed the submission to Massachusetts 16 Nov. and 20 Dec. 1652.(1)

    Oath of Allegience- Page 1, Page 2

    On 7 Sept. 1662 Nathan purchased of John Neal 25 acres of land and a house on the northeast side of the Piscataqua River which was half of the estate Neal had purchased from Alexander Maxwell of York. On 7 Nov. Nathan Lord, Senr., purchased the other 25 acres and five acres of marsh near Whites marsh in Kittery.(4) Nathan evidently paid off John Neal on 22 May 1683 as there is a deed conveying the house and 25 acres of land on the northeast side of the Piscataqua River near Whites marsh for £80. (10) On 11 Aug. 1712 Nathan and Benjamin Lord sold to Richard Lord the five acres near Whites marsh in Berwick which included "all ye marsh and marsh ground that goes by ye name of Nathan Lord, Sen."(12)

    On 7 July 1669 the bounds were settled between Nathan and Nicholas Frost, Richard Otis, the survivors of John Heard and Abraham Conley, by order of the court. On 29 May 1682 Stephen Jenkins and Jabez Jenkins deposed concerning the differences of opinion between Nathan Lord Sr. and Nicholas Frost in regards to a brook running into Sturgeon Creek "occasioning much trouble between the said Lord and Frost".(5)

    Nathan evidently had a grant from the town in April 1671 as it was mentioned in a deed 14 Mar. 1709 from Benjamin Lord to John Croud of three acres which was part of the 60 acres granted to Nathan by the parish of Unity.(11)

    On 8 Mar. 1671/2 Abram Tilton sold to Miles Thomson Sr., and Israel Hodgdon: "all that tract of upland and meadow bought of Nathan Lord... forty acres lying at the east end of the heathy marsh and which was granted unto Reginal Jenkins by the town of Kittery." The meadow was formerly owned by Jenkins.(6)

    In 1674 Nathan administered the estate of his brother-in-law William Everett Jr. On 23 Nov. 1674 Nathan Lord and Martha Lord, daughter of Margery Nash, consented to the transfer of an estate at Spruce Creek by Thomas Witham to Rowland Williams. William Everett consented as well. All three relinquished their title and interest.(14) In 1678 Nathan administered the estate of his step-father Abraham Conley. Abraham bequeathed to "Nathan Lord the elder my sone in law [meaning his step-son] all that land that Nicholas Frost now holdeth of me and all the other land either marsh meadow or upland that I now have or ought to have at Sturgeon Creek, (besides that I have lett or granted unto the aforesd Francis Small".(7) On 28 June 1678 Nathan and Martha sold to Thomas Abbott and Jonathan Nason, 10 acres called Abraham Conley's marsh at Sturgeon Creek as well as 40 acres adjoining the 10 acres of marsh, excepting Peter Withams' lot.(8)

    In 1676 Nathan Lord Sr. & Jr. purchased 77 acres including a house and barn at Old Fields in what is now South Berwick and had a garrison house there which was manned during King Philip's War. The house was an elaborate structure with wood carvings and a prow of a ship being represented in the front. The door was large enough to allow a yoke of oxen to enter. The garrison house was demolished about 1816 by Humphrey Lord who built the present house with some of the timbers from the old garrison being used in the construction of the new house and barn. Of the garrisons at Newichewannock in 1711 was that of "Mr Lord" containing five families, six men, 25 souls, but no soldiers.(18)

    On 1 Apr. 1681 Nathan Lord Sr. sold to Nathan Lord Jr. the house, barn and three tracts of land he had obtained from Abraham Conley.(9)

    On 23 Jan. 1682 Martha Lord, wife of Nathan, 42 years old, deposed that when she was a child her mother, Margarett Everett, had 10/ of her and laid it out for six acres of land which she bought of Reynold Jenkins, and which her husband, Nathan Lord, would not accept and she gave him a steer instead and sold the land to Will Leighton. On 4 Mar. 1684 Martha quit claimed this land to William Leighton.(15)

    "An inventory of the Estate of Nathan Lord Senr: Late of Barwick in the province of Maine in New England Deceased

    His wearing Cloathes apprized at……………………………………………………… …… … 006:00:00

    His Dwelling house barne out housing lands at home out lands and meadow…………… 100:00:00
    in all about two hundred acres at

    Two oxen 3 cows a 3 year old stere two 3 year old heifers & 1. 2 year old………………. 023:00:00
    and two mares al apprized at

    foure swine apprized at………………………………… …… ………………………………… 002:08:00

    eight sheepe at………………………… …… …………………………………………………. 002:00:00

    Two fether beds two bolsters two pillowes
    two rugs seven blankets one pair of sheets……………………………… ………………. 014:00:00

    four perter dishes 4 old small peeres & spoones………………… ………………………. 001:00:00

    one Iron pot. 1. Ketle. 1 skillet a frying pan one Dripping pan. 1 spitt & a brass ketle.... 002:00:00

    one paire of ( ) 1 warming pan…………… …… …………………………………………… 001:07:00

    woodden trays dishes 3 earthen pots 2 pans a keelen (?) two knot boules 2 meale seines (?) ……. 001:00:00
    and a spinning wheele

    and draft chaine a spade a tramell a beetle
    two pair of hooks a nob ring ( ) 4 wedges…………………………………………. 001:10:00

    two cloths: 6 napkins: 1 tablecloath………………………………………………… 001:04:00

    three chaires 6s 3 augers 3 s hand saw drawing knife………………………………. 000:12:00

    three Adses two chisells 2 pailes & a ( ) horn
    and two old axes……………………………………………………………………. 000:14:00

    two guns plow irons and harrow teeth……………………………………………… 002:10:00

    £ 159:05:00

    Apprized this 13th day of february 1690/91

    p us Richard Nason
    William Spencer"(2)

    Nathan Lord's Inventory

    Martha sold various pieces of property after Nathan's death and on 12 Mar. 1709 she turned the home place over to her son Benjamin including the house and land with the barn and orchard at Mt. Misery (Mt. Pleasant) in Berwick, three neat cattle, six sheep, and a breeding sow with Martha to have the use of the dwelling house during her life, enough land for a garden, the milk of a good new milch cow every summer, two apple trees of her own choice and Benjamin to pay Martha 20 bu. of merchantable Indian corn annually, two barrels of cider, £4 current money of the province annually on or before May 16th.(17)

    On 22 Mar. 1707 Martha Lord, Nathan Lord, Benjamin Lord, John Cooper, Tobias Hanson, William Frost, and Moses Littlefield sold to William Lord, 40 acres with the house and barn adjoining William's land, also the cattle and good in Kittery. The transfer included one yoke of oxen, one cow, two heifers, two calves, five pounds worth of clothing and half a grindstone.(16)

    On 30 Mar. 1713 Martha granted Nathan's original Kittery grant to three of her sons-in-law, giving John Cooper, Tobias Hanson, and Moses Littlefield "sixty-seven acres of land, sixty of which were granted to Nathan Lord by the town of Kittery, December 18, 1652, and seven granted to Abraham Conley, September 28, 1653".(20)

    Martha died after 1 Dec. 1730 when she and her son Benjamin sold 15 acres to her son-in-law John Cooper.(21)

    Map of Berwick- from Stackpole's Old Kittery And Her Families

    Issue-

  • I. Nathan- b.c.1657, m. 22 Nov. 1678 Kittery, Martha Tozier, will 6 July-24 Sept. 1733
  • II. Abraham-b.c.1658, m. before 11 May 1695 Susanna _____, (m.2. 29 Aug. 1714 Berwick, Robert Knight (b.c.1663, m.1. 3 Feb. 1686 Ipswich, Abigail Wilson, d. after 1739), d. before 6 July 1733), inv. 5 Nov. 1705
  • III. Samuel- m. Dorothy ______ (m.2. 18 Oct. 1690 William Rackley of Dover), d.s.p. 20 Nov. 1689
  • IV. Margery- m.c.1692 William Fost (b. 11 Mar. 1673/4 Dover, m.2. 26 Apr. 1703 Dover Sarah Fernside (m.1. Nathaniel Heard, living in 1714), 3. before 24 June 1729 Mary Horne (m.1. Benjamin Hanson), d. after 18 June 1739), d. before 1703
  • V. Martha- m.1. Moses Littlefield (d. 1 Apr. 1714 Wells), 2. 22 Jan. 1715/6 Berwick, John Abbott (m.1. 3 Jan. 1694 Kittery, Abigail Nason, adm. 25 May 1719), 3. 18 Aug. 1720 Berwick, Alexander Taylor
  • VI. Ann- m. 28 Aug. 1698 Dover, Tobias Hanson of Dover (m.1. Lydia Canney (b. 26 Aug. 1673), adm. 28 Aug. 1745 Dover)
  • VII. Mary- m. Thomas Downes (b. 17 Mar. 1653/4 Boston, m.1. Martha ______, 3. 24 Oct. 1698 Dover Abigail Roberts (m.1. John Hall), killed by Indians 1711 Dover, admin. 18 Apr. 1711), killed by Indians 26 July 1696 Dover
  • 4VIII. SARAH- m. 13 Dec. 1692 Kittery, JOHN (2) COOPER (b.c.1667, will 13 May 1759 Berwick)
  • IX. Benjamin- m. 10 Jan. 1709 Kittery, Patience Nason (b. 10 Nov. 1693 Kittery), will 6 Aug. 1745- 18 Feb. 1745/6 Berwick

    Ref:

    (1) Mass. Archives- Vol. 3, pp. 194, 209
    (2) York Co. Probate- No. 12241
    (3) A History of the Descendants of Nathan Lord of Ancient Kittery, ME- C.C. Lord, The Rumford Press, Concord, NH, 1912- p. 1; York Deeds- Vol. VII, p. 482
    (4) Ibid- p. 2
    (5) Ibid
    (6) Ibid
    (7) York County Probate- Vol. V, p. 74
    (8) York Deeds- Vol. III, fol. 25-6
    (9) A History of the Descendants of Nathan Lord of Ancient Kittery, ME- C.C. Lord, The Rumford Press, Concord, NH, 1912- pp. 2-3
    (10) Ibid- p. 3
    (11) Ibid-
    (12) Ibid-
    (13) Ibid-
    (14) Ibid- p. 7
    (15) Ibid
    (16) Ibid
    (17) Ibid; York Deeds- Vol. VII, p. 264
    (18) Ibid- pp. 24-6; "Maine History and General Record"- Vol. II, p. 114
    (19) York Deeds- Vol. V, p. 183
    (20) Ibid- Vol. VII, p. 482
    (21) Ibid- Vol. XIV, pp. 165-6

    "Old Kittery and Her Families"- pp.587-8
    "Genealogical Dictionary of Maine & New Hampshire"- p.443
    The Descendants of Nathan Lord of Kittery and Berwick, Maine- Priscilla Eaton, "The Maine Genealogist"- Vol. XXXIII, No. 1 (Feb. 2011), pp. 3- 6


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