Frances Reed

NOTES: Her husband died just months before she sailed for the colonies aboard the Lyon with three of her sons and her brother-in-law.  Looking at these bare facts I would speculate that the (possibly destitute) widow gathered up her minor children (her oldest son, Francis, had his own family by then and presumably sailed at a different time; sons Thomas, John, and Moses may have died in childhood) and emigrated, late in 1630.  The Lyon was one of the Winthrop fleet of ships, captained by William Pierce. It sailed from Bristol Dec. 1, 1630, and arrived at Nantasket, near Boston, March 5, 1631.  [Josh tells me that Roger Williams was on the same ship.]
Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, pg. 382.
Dictionary of First New England Settlers, pg. 314.