Abial Lord

29 August 1711–14 December 1790 (Age 79)
Saybrook, British Colonial America

The Life of Abial

When Abial Lord was born on 29 August 1711, in Saybrook, British Colonial America, his father, Benjamin Lord, was 45 and his mother, Elizabeth Pratt, was 38. He married Ann Chapman on 11 August 1737, in Old Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 14 December 1790, in Old Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Cypress Cemetery, Old Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States.

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Abial Lord
Ann Chapman
Marriage: 11 August 1737
Ann Lord
Abial Lord
Jabez Lord
Capt Jabez Lord

Spouse and Children

11 August 1737
Old Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States


    Ann Lord


    Abial Lord


    Jabez Lord


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World Events (2)


Age 65

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 70

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from the vocabulary word lord, presumably for someone who behaved in a lordly manner, or perhaps one who had earned the title in some contest of skill or had played the part of the ‘Lord of Misrule’ in the Yuletide festivities.It may also have been an occupational name for a servant in the household of the lord of the manor, or possibly a status name for a landlord or the lord of the manor himself. The word itself derives from Old English hlāford, earlier hlāf-weard, literally ‘loaf-keeper’, since the lord or chief of a clan was responsible for providing food for his dependants.2 Irish: English name adopted as a translation of the main element of Gaelic Ó Tighearnaigh ( see Tierney ) and Mac Thighearnáin ( see McKiernan ).3 French: nickname from Old French l’ord ‘the dirty one’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Abiel Lord in entry for Ann Chapman, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Abeil Lord, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Abiel Lord, "Find A Grave Index"

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