John Masters (1581-1639) married Jane or Joan Cox (?-1639)
Lydia Masters (~1605- ~1649) married Philip Taber (~1605- ~1672)

Mar. 8, 1581 in Derbyshire ENG 1
~1605/6 to Jane unknown OR Joan Cox 2
will dated
Dec. 19, 1639 3
Dec. 21, 1639 at Cambridge, MA 3
Children: 6
Sarah Masters
b. ~1607; m. unknown Dobson/Dobyson
Elizabeth Masters
b. ~1611; m. 1st Edmund Lockwood; m. 2nd Cary Latham; d. Aug. 14, 1712 at New London CT
Nathaniel Masters
b. ~1613; m. Ruth Pickford
Abraham Masters
b. ~1615

~1605, possibly at Tiverton, Devon ENG
< Dec. 21, 1639 5 to Philip Taber at Middlesex MA
~1649 4 at Cambridge, Middlesex MA

 1 Derbyshire, as John Masters' place of birth, is based on James Allyn in Swamp Yankee of Mystic, while James Savage states that his place of birth is unknown and elsewhere it is listed as Finglesham, Kent.
 2  John Masters' wife, Jane, is named in his will.  It is repeated in the family history compiled by Poole and in Savage.  Although many sites list "Jane or Joan Cox",  the source(s) for either Joan or Cox have not yet been identified.  The marriage date is variously recorded as ~1606 and Dec. 4, 1597.
 3  There is substantial agreement on the date of the will and the death date of John Masters.
 4  Lydia Masters' date of death is various recorded as 1640, before 1650,and  before 1672 and 1672. 1640 has currently been rejected because there is a presumption that her last child was born ~1648 and that her name was Lydia and it seems likely that she was named after her mother.   1672 conflicts with other information that Philip Taber married second to Jane Latham ~1650.  "Before 1672" is presumably because she is not named in Philip Taber's will.  "~1649" therefore seems most accurate--at least until further information should come to light.
 5  See footnote 7 under Taber.
 6  The names of the children of John and Jane Masters are from the passenger list of the Arbella and John Masters' will.

History of Waltham
The Winthrop Fleet 0f 1630
hp0674.txt from website of Anthony Maitland
RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project Don Stormo's Burlingame Ancestors
RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project Ancestral Families of Clark Wilber Brownell (1787-1863)
Ancestors of Nancy Ann Norman - aqwg29
Savage New England Register, Volume #4, Swift - Taintor
RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project New England, Irish, Scotish, Isle of Man
RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project Tingley
RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project Ancestors of Donald Judson Wood 1919-1956
RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project Larry Alexander's Family File

UNDERLYING SOURCES referenced by the above
Allyn, James H., Swamp Yankee from Mystic, Mystic, Conn. : Roy N. Bohlander, c1980
Austin, John, Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island 1887
Austin, John Osborne, The Ancestors of 33 Rhode Islanders, Joel Munsell's Sons, Albany, NY, 1889
Bartlett, John R., Records of the Colony of Rhode Island
Bond, Henry, Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, Watertown Records, Land Grants, New England Historical and Genealogical Register 1894
Mayo, Mary E. ed., 1600 Lines to Pilgrims, National Society Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims
Meech, Susan Spicer and Meech, Susan Billings, Spicer Genealogy, pps. 522-527
A family history compiled by Herbert Armstrong Poole between 1905 & 1960, transcribed by AAA Maitland 1998, and based on The Genealogy of Francis Weekes, by Dr. Frank Edgar Weeks, Kipton, Ohio, 1939; and Masters, Massachusetts and English Notes, by George W. Chamberlain, Malden, Mass.
Roebling, Mrs. Washington A., Genealogies of Mayflower Families 1500s-1800s, Richard Warren, Broderbund Software, Inc. CD 171
Savage, James, A Genealogical Dictionary of The First Settlers of New England Before 1692