The American Revolution in North Carolina

William Lord

Lt. Colonel in the Brunswick County Regiment of Militia - 1776-1778
Colonel over the Brunswick County Regiment of Militia - 1777-1778

On June 8, 1776, William Lord was appointed as a Lt. Colonel under Col. Parker Quince in the Brunswick County Regiment of Militia, replacing Lt. Col. Thomas Davis who had recently resigned his commission.

In August of 1777, William Lord was appointed as Colonel/Commandant over the Brunswick County Regiment of Militia, replacing Col. Parker Quince, who had recently resigned his commission. Col. William Lord resigned his commission in August of 1778, and was replaced by Col. Edward Wingate.

William Lord was a delegate to the Fifth Provincial Congress of November 1776 at Halifax. He was elected to represent Brunswick County in the NC House of Commons in 1777.

William Lord, the son of William Lord and Margaret Espey, was born in 1732. He married Sarah Espey, a cousin, on July 13, 1758, and they had two known children - John Quince and Sarah Elizabeth. William Lord died in Brunswick County in 1780.


Click Here for a brief online biography of William Lord provided by Dames of the American Revolution.

If anyone has a better biography of this man, please send to this Author via e-mail or snail mail, and it will be added here, with full credit given.



© 2013 - J.D. Lewis - PO Box 1188 - Little River, SC 29566 - All Rights Reserved