Person:Martha Winthrop (1)

Martha Joanna Winthrop
m. 25 Apr 1629
  1. Martha Joanna Winthrop1630 - Bef 1655
  • HThomas LyonAbt 1621 - 1690
  • WMartha Joanna Winthrop1630 - Bef 1655
m. Abt 1647
  1. Mary Lyon1649 - Bef 1713
Facts and Events
Name Martha Joanna Winthrop
Gender Female
Christening[1] 9 May 1630 Groton, Suffolk, England
Marriage Abt 1647 Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United Statesto Thomas Lyon
Death? Bef 1655 Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

Martha Joanna Winthrop came to New England with her mother in 1631, grew up in Watertown, MA, and Greenwich, CT and married, not later than 1647, Thomas Lyon. Lack of money and her ill health combined to give them a rather hard life. She died at about age 24. She had two children, one of which supposedly died in infancy, and the second, her daughter, Mary Lyon. (The Winthrop Family in America by Lawrence Shaw Mayo, 1948, p. 61.

Baptism: 9 May 1630 Groton Manor, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk ? Emigration: 2 Nov 1631 Boston, MA on the ship "Lyon"

  1. Jacobus, Donald Lines. History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield. (New Haven, Conn.: The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, 1930-1932), v.I p.394.

    "[Thomas Lyon[ m. (1) Martha Winthrop, dau. of Henry and Elizabeth (Fones) Winthrop, and granddau. of the first Gov, Winthrop. She was bapt. at Groton, co. Suffolk, Eng. 9 May 1630, and was stepdau. of Robert Feke who founded Greenwich in 1640."