1. Charles Sterne born about 1530 and buried 17 March 1577/8 at Cockfield, Suffolk, England. His wife's name is unknown. He was the father of:
2. Thomas Sterne born about 1555 at Raydon, England and was buried 28 May 1599 at Fordham, Essex, England. He married before 1576 Dorothy Plampin, born about 1555 and died at Fordham in February 1617/8, daughter of John Plampin. Thomas and Dorothy had twelve children: Thomas, William, Charles, Richard, Mary, David, Dorcas, Susan, Felix, Anne, Isaac, and Dorothy.
3. Isaac Stearns baptized 3 October 1595 at Fordham, Essex, England and died 19 June 1671 at Watertown, Massachusetts. He married on 20 May 1622 at Nayland, England, Mary Barker, born about 1600 at Nayland and died 23 April 1677 at Watertown, daughter of John and Margaret (Walter) Barker. Isaac was a tailor. He arrived with the Winthrop Fleet in 1630. Mary and Isaac had eight children: John, Mary, Anna, Isaac, Sarah, Samuel, Elizabeth and Abigail.
4. Mary Stearns born 26 January 1626/7 at Nayland, Suffolk, England and died 8 January 1663/4 at Chelmsford, Massachusetts. She married first on 9 July 1646 at Woburn, Massachusetts, Isaac Learned, born 25 February 1623/4 at Bermondsey, Surrey, England and died 27 November 1657 at Chelmsford, son of William and Goodethe (Gilman) Learned. Mary married secondly on 9 June 1662, John Burge of Weymouth. Mary and Isaac had six children: Mary, Hannah, William, Sarah, Isaac, and Benoni.
Fifty Great Migration Colonists to New England & Their Origins by John Brooks Threfall (Madison, WI, 1990).
Robert Charles Anderson The Great Migration Begins; Immigrants to New England 1620-1633 (NEHGS, Boston, 1995), III:1747-50.
Genealogies of the Families & Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts by Henry Bond, 2nd ed. (1860, reprint 1978).
The Learned Family in America 1630-1967 by Eugenia Learned James (US, 1967).
The Ancestry of Eva Belle Kempton IV: The Ancestry of Linda Anna Powers by Dean Crawford Smith and Melinde Lutz Sanborn (NEHGS, Boston, 2001).