Isaac Stearns, Sr. was born 25 February 1600 in Stoke by Nayland, Suffolk, England to William Stearns (1550-1633) and Emma Ramsford (1568-1603) and died 19 June 1671 Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes. He married Mary Barker (1604-1677) 20 March 1622 in Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk, England.


1630 Winthrop Fleet

Arrival of the Winthrop Colony, by William F. Halsall

He was a passenger on the in the Winthrop Fleet in 1630, part of The Great Migration. It was the largest fleet ever assembled to carry Englishmen overseas to a new homeland. It was a well planned and financed expedition comprising eleven ships that carried 700 immigrants from England to the Massachusetts Bay Colony. The group, led by Governor John Winthrop, sailed from April to July of 1630. The fleet landed at Salem. Of the 700 on board, 200 died during the voyage, and 100 returned to England soon after arrival. Some of the 400 remaining settlers stayed in Salem, but many moved on to Boston, Watertown, or other settlements.

Isaac traveled with his wife and five children from England to Massachusetts.


Offspring of Isaac Stearns, Sr. and Mary Barker (1604-1677)
Name Birth Death Joined with
John Stearns (1623-1669) 20 April 1623 Halstead, Essex, England, United Kingdom 5 March 1669 Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States Sarah Mixer (c1625-1656) Sarah Mixer (c1625-1656) Mary Lathrop (1640-1735)
Abigail Stearns (1625-1690)
Mary Stearns (1625-1663) 6 January 1626 Nayland, Suffolk, England 8 January 1664 Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Isaac Learned (1623-1657)
Hannah Stearns (1628-1656)
Isaac Stearns (1633-1676) 6 January 1633 Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 29 August 1676 Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Sarah Beers (1639-1724)
Sarah Stearns (1635-1700)
Samuel Stearns (1638-1683)
Elizabeth Stearns (1640-1671)
Charles Stearns (1642-)
Abiel Stearns (1654-1713)




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