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Generation No. 1

      1. MYLES1 STANDISH, CAPTAIN, MAYFLOWER PASSENGER1 was born 1586 in of Lancashire, England, and died 10/03/1656 in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, New England. He married (1) ROSE UNKNOWN, MRS, MAYFLOWER PASSENGER2 Abt. 1611. She was born WFT Est. 1580-1586, and died 01/29/1620-21 in Plymouth Colony, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, New England. He married (2) BARBARA ALLEN3 1623 in of Plymouth Colony or Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, New England. She was born 1590 in England, and died Aft. 10/06/1659 in of Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, New England.

Myles Standish was born probably in Lancashire, England, probably in the vicinity of Chorley and Duxbury. There have been several attempts, generally unsuccessful, to place his origins on the Isle of Man, but the weight of the historical evidence leans towards the more probable Lancashire origin.

Myles Standish is alleged to have joined Queen Elizabeth's army and attained the rank of Lieutenant, but the documentation for this claim was lost in the 1920s without having been published or transcribed, so may be suspect. In any case, Standish was certainly a part of Queen Elizabeth's army, and was stantioned for a time in Holland where he eventually met and became well acquainted with John Robinson and the Pilgrims who were living in Leiden. Standish was hired by the Pilgrims to be their military captain, to establish and coordinate the Colony's defense against both foreign (French, Spanish, Dutch) and domestic (Native American) threats.

Standish led or participated in all the early exploratory missions sent out to explore Cape Cod, and was heavily involved in selecting the site where the Pilgrims would settle. He was one of the few who did not get sick at all the first winter, and is recorded as having greatly helped and cared for those who were sick. He organized the deployment of the colony's cannons and the construction of the fort at Plymouth. He led both trading expeditions and military expeditions to the various Indian groups in the region. He led the party that went in pursuit of the alleged killers of Squanto (who was later discovered to be safe). He led the revenge attacks on the Indians in the Massachusetts Bay after they were caught in a conspiracy planning to attack and destroy the Plymouth and Wessagussett colonies; several Indians are killed or executed, for which Standish received some criticism, even from his friends, for being too heavy-handed.

Standish was heavily involved in numerous aspects of Plymouth Colony, from defense to keeping the law. He was on the receiving end of John Billington's verbal wrath in 1621 (Billington refused to follow the captain's orders), and was called a "silly boy" in a letter that was sent out during the Oldham-Lyford scandal of 1624, and was noted for his short stature and for his quick temper. He was sent to arrest Thomas Morton in 1628, for which he received the nickname "Captain Shrimp" from Morton. William Hubbard reported Standish's temper was like a "chimney soon fired".

Despite the heavy criticism by his enemies, Standish was well respected within the Plymouth Colony, and held a number of positions of authority. He made several trips to England to bring trading goods back and to negotiate with the Merchant Adventurers who had financially sponsored the joint-stock company that funded the Pilgrims' voyage. In the mid-1630s, Standish moved his family and helped found the town of Duxbury, which may have been named after his ancestral home. Standish is an heir to a fairly sizeable estate in Lancashire, but his lands are lost during the English Civil War, and neither he nor his son Alexander were ever able to legally regain control of the estate.

Myles Standish's first wife Rose came with him on the Mayflower, and died the first winter. His second wife, Barbara, arrived on the ship Anne in 1623, and they were apparently married before the year was out. Nothing is known about either of his wives: there is absolutely no indication they were his cousins, as has sometimes been claimed.

Standish lived out his later years in Duxbury, dying in 1656 "after his suffering of much dolorous pain," apparently from kidney stones.

***The last Will and Testament of Captain Myles Standish***
7th March 1655

The Last will and Testament of Captaine Myles Standish Exhibited before the court held att Plymouth (the 4th) of may 1657 on the oath of Captaine James Cudworth; and ordered to bee recorded as followeth;
Given under my hand this march the 7th 1655 Witnesseth these prsents that I Myles Standish senir of Duxburrow being in prfect memory yett Deseased in my body and knowing the fraile estate of man in his best estate I Doe make this to be my last will and Testament in manor and forme following;

1 my will is that out of my whole estate my funerall charges be taken out & my bod(y) to be buried in Decent manor and if I Die att Duxburrow my body to bee layed as neare as Conveniently may bee to my two Daughters Lora Standish my Daughter and Mary Standish my Daughterinlaw

2 my will is that that out of the remaining prte of my whole estate that all my jus(t) and lawful Debts which I now owe or att the Day of my Death may owe bee paied

3 out of what remaines according to the order of this Govrment: my will is that my Dear and loveing wife Barbara Standish shall have the third prte

4 I have given to my son Josias Standish upon his marriage one young horse five sheep and two heiffers which I must upon that contract of marriage make forty pounds yett not knowing whether the estate will bear it att prsent; my will is that the resedue remaine in the whole stocke and that every one of my four sons viz Allexander Standish Myles Standish Josias Standish and Charles Standish may have forty pounds appeec; if not that they may have proportionable to ye remaining prte bee it more or lesse

5 my will is that my eldest son Allexander shall have a Double share in land

6 my will is that soe long as they live single that the whole bee in prtenership betwix(t) them

7 I do ordaine and make my Dearly beloved wife Barbara Standish Allexander Standish Myles Standish and Josias Standish Joynt Exequitors of this my last will and Testament

8 I Doe by this my will make and appoint my loveing frinds mr Timothy hatherley and Capt: James Cudworth Supervissors of this my last will and that they wilbee pleased to Doe the office of Christian love to bee healpfull to my poor wife and Children by theire Christian Counsell and advisse; and if any Difference should arise which I hope will not; my will i(s) that my said Supervissors shall Determine the same and that they see that m(y) poor wife shall have as comfortable maintainance as my poor state will beare the whole time of her life which if you my loveing frinds pleasse to Doe though neither they nor I shalbee able to recompenc I Doe not Doubt but the Lord will; By mee Myles Standish

further my will is that marcye Robenson whome I tenderly love for her Grandfathers sacke shall have three pounds in somthing to goe forward for her two yeares after my Decease which my will is my overseers shall see prformed

further (m)y will is that my servant John Irish Junir have forty shillings more then his Covenant which will appear upon the towne booke alwaies provided that hee continew till the time hee covenanted bee expired in the service of my exequitors or any of them with theire Joynt Concent

March 7th 1655 By mee Myles Standish.

9 I give unto my son & heire aparent Allexander Standish all my lands as heire apparent by lawfull Decent in Ormistick Borsconge Wrightington Maudsley Newburrow Crawston and the Ile of man and given to me as right heire by lawful Decent but Surruptuously Detained from mee my great G(ran)dfather being a 2cond or younger brother from the house of Standish of Standish

March the 7th 1655 by mee Myles Standish

Witnessed by mee
James Cudworth


The alleged "Bridgewater Triangle" encompasses "an area of about 200 square miles" in southeastern Massachusetts "and includes the towns of Abington, Rehoboth and Freetown as the points of the Triangle. Within the Triangle are Bridgewater, West Bridgewater, North Middleboro, Segregansett, Dighton, North Dighton, Berkeley, Myricks, Raynham, East Taunton and Taunton. Central to the area is the mysterious Hockomock Swamp, which Native Americans called 'the Devil's Swamp.' The first UFO sighted in Bridgewater was in 1760."

The Eniskeetompauwaug indigenous people, who were living in the area when the Mayflower Pilgrims arrived in 1620, had 37 deities, and they named the swamp for Hobbomacho, their "God of Death." The first European to set foot in the swamp is Captain Myles Standish in April 1621.)

Possible direct surname descendants, spouses and\or cousins in the New England area:

"Standish A","11a Linden","Brighton","MA","02135","617-779-8197","Suffolk"
"Standish A & R","48 Camp St","Yarmouth","MA","02673-3207","508-778-6286","Barnstable"
"Standish Ann R","528 Center St","Pembroke","MA","02359-3221","781-293-2326","Plymouth"
"Standish Arthur L Jr","37 Bridge St","Lakeville","MA","02347-1653","508-947-1171","Plymouth"
"Standish Auto Repair","237 Washington St","Pembroke","MA","02359-1848","781-826-5129","Plymouth"
"Standish Auto Repair","240 Alfred Lord Blvd","Taunton","MA","02780-2004","508-824-7161","Bristol"
"Standish Ayer & Wood Inc","1 Financial Ctr Fl # 26","Boston","MA","02111-2662","617-350-6100","Suffolk"
"Standish B","405 Root Rd","West Springfield","MA","01085-9834","413-568-0740","Hampden"
"Standish Barry & Donna","Bridge","Lakeville","MA","02347","508-947-7194","Plymouth"
"Standish C","34 Brookside Ave","Jamaica Plain","MA","02130-2370","617-983-1937","Suffolk"
"Standish Christopher","30 Steere Way","Marstons Mills","MA","02648-2142","508-428-3247","Barnstable"
"Standish Clairmont B","Mc Cormack Rd","Spencer","MA","01562","508-885-2791","Worcester"
"Standish Courtney & Derek","28 Inman","Cambridge","MA","02138","617-864-6915","Middlesex"
"Standish D","60 Raymond Ave","Somerville","MA","02144-1210","617-628-2920","Middlesex"
"Standish Delivery","178 Standish Rd","Sagamore Beach","MA","02562","508-888-0479","Barnstable"
"Standish Delivery","178 Standish Rd","Sagamore Beach","MA","02562","800-660-0479","Barnstable"
"Standish Earle","451 Salem End Rd","Framingham","MA","01702-5527","","Middlesex"
"Standish George & Doll","78 School St","Middleboro","MA","02346-2514","508-946-9504","Plymouth"
"Standish Glenn & C","17 Wood St","Middleboro","MA","02346-2726","508-946-4099","Plymouth"
"Standish Grille","175 N Bedford St","East Bridgewater","MA","02333-1168","508-378-3682","Plymouth"
"Standish Group","586 Route # 6a","Dennis","MA","02638-1906","508-385-7500","Barnstable"
"Standish Group","720 Washington St","Hanover","MA","02339-2369","781-826-4010","Plymouth"
"Standish Humane Society","622 Congress St","Duxbury","MA","02332-3113","781-834-4663","Plymouth"
"Standish J","161 Perham St","West Roxbury","MA","02132-3213","617-325-7862","Suffolk"
"Standish J & B","141 Renfrew St","Arlington","MA","02476-7218","781-648-0917","Middlesex"
"Standish J & K","17 Craig St","Carver","MA","02330-1369","","Plymouth"
"Standish J M","295 Goodmans Hill Rd","Sudbury","MA","01776-2413","978-443-6072","Middlesex"
"Standish Jack","289 Goodmans Hill Rd","Sudbury","MA","01776-2413","978-443-5048","Middlesex"
"Standish James L","2 Richardson Rd","Stoneham","MA","02180-2323","781-438-1519","Middlesex"
"Standish John","1224 E Mountain Rd","West Springfield","MA","01085-1406","413-568-4453","Hampden"
"Standish John N","Rear 19 Baker Rd","Nahant","MA","01908","781-581-0115","Essex"
"Standish John W","10 2nd St","Saugus","MA","01906-3625","781-233-9250","Essex"
"Standish Keith & Sandra","7 Barstow St","Lakeville","MA","02347-1707","","Plymouth"
"Standish Kelly","320 Wood St","New Bedford","MA","02745-5664","508-998-7833","Bristol"
"Standish L","185 Pleasant St # 4","Brookline","MA","02446-3188","","Norfolk"
"Standish L O","73 Green St","Fairhaven","MA","02719-2843","","Bristol"
"Standish M","58 Twin Hill Rd","Hubbardston","MA","01452-1218","978-928-4433","Worcester"
"Standish M","21 Pierce St","Revere","MA","02151-1410","781-286-1321","Suffolk"
"Standish M G","41 Bates St","Osterville","MA","02655-1902","508-420-5598","Barnstable"
"Standish Matthew","3 Commonwealth Ave # T-5","Attleboro","MA","02703-1064","","Bristol"
"Standish Matthew & Jennifer","3 Commonwealth Ave","Attleboro","MA","02703-1064","508-222-7998","Bristol"
"Standish Melinda","29 Wellington Rd","Boston","MA","02128-2008","617-262-7787","Suffolk"
"Standish Motors Inc","591 Bedford St","Whitman","MA","02382-1865","781-447-2141","Plymouth"
"Standish Motors Inc","591 Bedford St","Whitman","MA","02382-1865","800-675-2141","Plymouth"
"Standish Oil Co","62 Cambridge St","Middleboro","MA","02346-2004","508-947-0150","Plymouth"
"Standish P","100 Water St","Stoughton","MA","02072-2831","781-344-8420","Norfolk"
"Standish Peter & Anne","148 Cottage St","Concord","MA","01742-3036","978-371-3127","Middlesex"
"Standish Peter M","73 E Bay Rd","Osterville","MA","02655-1928","508-428-6123","Barnstable"
"Standish Realty Group","813 Broad St","East Weymouth","MA","02189-2030","781-335-3800","Norfolk"
"Standish Richard & Barbara","33 Bridge St","Lakeville","MA","02347-1653","508-947-4812","Plymouth"
"Standish Rob","89 Summer St","Kingston","MA","02364-1410","781-585-0936","Plymouth"
"Standish Ronald","48 Camp St","Yarmouth","MA","02673-3207","508-778-9149","Barnstable"
"Standish S","3 Wheelwright Ln","Acton","MA","01720-7728","978-635-1756","Middlesex"
"Standish S & T","26a Algonquin Rd","Canton","MA","02021-1202","781-821-4753","Norfolk"
"Standish Stuart & Tahnee","165 Tispaquin St","Middleboro","MA","02346-3329","508-947-5212","Plymouth"
"Standish T L","11 Village Gate Rd","Canton","MA","02021-2412","781-828-1153","Norfolk"
"Standish T Russell","33 Forest St","Middleboro","MA","02346-2017","508-947-2528","Plymouth"
"Standish Theodore","6 Sandy Dr","Acton","MA","01720-4467","978-263-0256","Middlesex"
"Standish Travel","19 Depot St","Duxbury","MA","02332-4431","781-934-5671","Plymouth"
"Standish Travel","40 Long Pond Rd","Plymouth","MA","02360-2606","508-747-6262","Plymouth"
"Standish Travel","19 Depot St","Duxbury","MA","02332-4431","800-433-3005","Plymouth"
"Standish Travel","40 Long Pond Rd","Plymouth","MA","02360-2606","800-834-0003","Plymouth"
"Standish Village At Lower Mill","1190 Adams St","Dorchester","MA","02124-5772","617-298-5656","Suffolk"

"Standish Al & Sydney","26 Hilltop Dr","Milford","NH","03055-3808","603-672-4005","Hillsborough"
"Standish Alan G","119 Eastern Ave","Manchester","NH","03104-4617","603-626-6092","Hillsborough"
"Standish Arnold M","32 Constance St","Merrimack","NH","03054-2871","603-424-3795","Hillsborough"
"Standish Bill & Alice","72 Atkinson St","Dover","NH","03820-3732","603-742-2033","Strafford"
"Standish C J","1 Scituate Pl","Merrimack","NH","03054-2761","603-429-3106","Hillsborough"
"Standish Don & Lynn","73 Meetinghouse Ln","Manchester","NH","03109-5950","603-623-4408","Hillsborough"
"Standish Gordon","9 Wentworth St","Exeter","NH","03833-2021","603-772-2189","Rockingham"
"Standish K","476 Kelley St","Manchester","NH","03102-2906","603-626-3946","Hillsborough"
"Standish K","16 Shelburne Rd","Merrimack","NH","03054-2733","603-429-1826","Hillsborough"
"Standish M","","Portsmouth","NH","03801","603-430-5435","Rockingham"
"Standish M S","22 Sylvan Dr","Dover","NH","03820-4465","603-749-4931","Strafford"
"Standish Mark","3 Belvina Cir","Pelham","NH","03076-3305","603-635-9409","Hillsborough"
"Standish Mark & Carol","10 Morrow St","Exeter","NH","03833-2009","603-778-3961","Rockingham"
"Standish Mark & Christina","3 Belvina Cir","Pelham","NH","03076-3305","603-635-2216","Hillsborough"
"Standish Michael","38 New York St","Dover","NH","03820-3173","603-740-1920","Strafford"
"Standish Rick","17 Briar Rd","Bedford","NH","03110-4912","603-472-5053","Hillsborough"

"Standish A A","","Bridgewater","VT","05034","802-672-5239","Windsor"
"Standish Anne T","","Cambridge","VT","05444","802-644-5031","Lamoille"
"Standish Bernice","Dominion Ave","North Troy","VT","05859","802-988-4037","Orleans"
"Standish Bruce","Kennedy Dr","South Burlington","VT","05403","802-658-9572","Chittenden"
"Standish Dorothy","206 School St # 205","Bennington","VT","05201-2522","","Bennington"
"Standish E O","","Killington","VT","05751","802-422-8117","Rutland"
"Standish Ellsworth & Helen","Shadow Lake Rd","Glover","VT","05839","802-525-6606","Orleans"
"Standish J","","Bridgewater","VT","05034","802-672-3702","Windsor"
"Standish J B","","Bridgewater","VT","05034","802-672-3135","Windsor"
"Standish James","","Plymouth Union","VT","05056","802-672-3869","Windsor"
"Standish John & Ericka","Nonsolicit","Morristown","VT","05661","802-888-4160","Lamoille"
"Standish Phoebe","N Bridgewater Rd","Bridgewater","VT","05034","802-672-3800","Windsor"
"Standish Steve & Lois","Dominion Ave","North Troy","VT","05859","802-988-4150","Orleans"
"Standish Thomas & Betsy","Nonsolicit","Morristown","VT","05661","802-888-7069","Lamoille"

"Standish A F P & J","14 Oak Ridge Rd","Brunswick","ME","04011-7367","207-729-4735","Cumberland"
"Standish Aline","","Sebago","ME","04029","207-787-3553","Cumberland"
"Standish Animal Control","Ossipee Trail E","Standish","ME","04084","207-642-4343","Cumberland"
"Standish Arnold F","","Stockton Springs","ME","04981","207-567-3405","Waldo"
"Standish Arnold F P","108 Maine St","Brunswick","ME","04011-2013","207-729-9614","Cumberland"
"Standish Baptist Church","181 Ossipee Trl W","Standish","ME","04084-6127","207-642-5358","Cumberland"
"Standish Bill & Judith","Sheepscot Lk","Palermo","ME","04354","207-993-2758","Waldo"
"Standish Charles","340 Eastern Promenade","Portland","ME","04101-2754","207-761-0826","Cumberland"
"Standish Charles & Mary","18 Mains Rd","Otisfield","ME","04270-7202","207-627-4446","Oxford"
"Standish Chiropractic Ctr","Route # 25","Standish","ME","04084","207-642-4800","Cumberland"
"Standish Church-Christ","Route # 114","Steep Falls","ME","04085","207-675-3234","Cumberland"
"Standish Collision Ctr","57 Northeast Rd","Standish","ME","04084-6423","207-642-3322","Cumberland"
"Standish Congregational Church","","Standish","ME","04084","207-642-3386","Cumberland"
"Standish D","Main Rd","Brownville","ME","04414","207-965-3411","Piscataquis"
"Standish Darrell & Rhonda","Cross Hill Rd","Augusta","ME","04330","207-623-9553","Kennebec"
"Standish Darrell & Rhonda","2 Elm St","Winthrop","ME","04364-1204","207-377-5701","Kennebec"
"Standish Darren","2 Elm St","Winthrop","ME","04364-1204","207-377-5720","Kennebec"
"Standish Dental Lab Inc","Route # 35a","Standish","ME","04084","207-642-2310","Cumberland"
"Standish Donald D & Lynn","Littlefield Vlge St","Ogunquit","ME","03907","207-646-9140","York"
"Standish Dwayne R","Metcalf Rd","Winthrop","ME","04364","207-377-2557","Kennebec"
"Standish E & J","Littlefield Vlg","Ogunquit","ME","03907","207-646-5801","York"
"Standish Family Practice","Route # 25","Standish","ME","04084","207-642-4434","Cumberland"
"Standish Fire Dept","PO Box 597","Standish","ME","04084-0597","207-642-4343","Cumberland"
"Standish George A","21 Warren St","Hallowell","ME","04347-1230","207-622-2211","Kennebec"
"Standish Greta","Logging Rd","York","ME","03902","207-363-0191","York"
"Standish H","120 Iffley St","Portland","ME","04103-1253","207-878-5961","Cumberland"
"Standish Hardware","5 Oak Hill Rd","Standish","ME","04084-6000","207-642-2771","Cumberland"
"Standish House Of Pizza","Route # 25","Standish","ME","04084","207-642-3333","Cumberland"
"Standish John & Carol","Lands End","Cape Porpoise","ME","04014","","York"
"Standish Laundry Ctr","Route # 25","Standish","ME","04084","207-642-4963","Cumberland"
"Standish Mobil","State Route 25 & # 35","Standish","ME","04084","207-642-9601","Cumberland"
"Standish Mobil","Route 25 & # 35","Standish","ME","04084","207-642-3963","Cumberland"
"Standish Municipal Office","25 Ossipee Trl E","Standish","ME","04084-6404","207-642-3461","Cumberland"
"Standish P","RR # 1","York","ME","03909-9801","207-363-4065","York"
"Standish Paul","Harriet Cir","Gorham","ME","04038","207-839-3491","Cumberland"
"Standish Public Safety Dept","Ossipee Trail E","Standish","ME","04084","207-642-4343","Cumberland"
"Standish Public Works Dept","Ossipee Trail E","Standish","ME","04084","207-642-4343","Cumberland"
"Standish Raymond & Maureen","","Palmero","ME","04354","207-993-2507","Waldo"
"Standish Recreation Dept","PO Box 597","Standish","ME","04084-0597","207-642-2875","Cumberland"
"Standish Rescue Dept","25 Ossipee Trl E","Standish","ME","04084-6404","207-642-4343","Cumberland"
"Standish Telephone Co","Route # 25","Standish","ME","04084","207-642-9911","Cumberland"
"Standish Transfer Station","Moody Road","Standish","ME","04084","207-642-5559","Cumberland"
"Standish Veterinary Hospital","Route # 25","Standish","ME","04084","207-642-4999","Cumberland"
"Standish Video","58 Ossipee Trl","Standish","ME","04084","207-642-8273","Cumberland"

"Standish Boat Yard Inc","1697 Main Rd","Tiverton","RI","02878-4523","401-624-4075","Newport"
"Standish C D","425 Camp Westwood Rd","Coventry","RI","02827-1507","401-397-3393","Kent"
"Standish Donald W","Charlestown Beach Rd","Charlestown","RI","02813","401-364-3205","Washington"
"Standish Frederick E","15 North Ave","Tiverton","RI","02878-4528","401-624-6432","Newport"
"Standish Heating & Air Cond","120 Hill Farm Camp Rd","Coventry","RI","02816-6947","401-397-3371","Kent"
"Standish Jill","65 Knotty Oak Shrs","Coventry","RI","02816-7940","401-826-7536","Kent"
"Standish Jim","70 Spanker St","Jamestown","RI","02835-3035","401-423-2337","Newport"
"Standish John","72 Hill Farm Camp Rd","Coventry","RI","02816-6945","401-397-7057","Kent"
"Standish John","240 Cards Pond Rd","South Kingstown","RI","02879-6903","401-792-0955","Washington"
"Standish John C","4 Smithfield Dr","Middletown","RI","02842-5233","401-846-7225","Newport"
"Standish Johnson Co","475 Hope St","Providence","RI","02906-1639","401-751-3170","Providence"
"Standish K","153 Bradford St","Bristol","RI","02809-2300","401-254-0874","Bristol"
"Standish Linda","67 Hill Farm Camp Rd","Coventry","RI","02816-6946","401-392-3483","Kent"
"Standish Nicole","","Newport","RI","02840","401-848-2822","Newport"
"Standish Oil Co","120 Hill Farm Camp Rd","Coventry","RI","02816-6947","401-397-3414","Kent"
"Standish Richard M","18 Annawamscutt Rd","Barrington","RI","02806-1916","401-245-3474","Bristol"
"Standish Steven","Nonsolicit","Charlestown","RI","02813","","Washington"
"Standish William M","24 Fountain Ave","Barrington","RI","02806-1427","401-246-0531","Bristol"

"Standish A","20 Imperial Dr","South Windsor","CT","06074-3819","860-644-9513","Hartford"
"Standish A","20 Imperial Dr","South Windsor","CT","06074-3819","860-644-9623","Hartford"
"Standish Alexander","553 Greenhaven Rd","Pawcatuck","CT","06379-2055","860-599-1610","New London"
"Standish Alexander","553 Greenhaven Rd","Pawcatuck","CT","06379-2055","860-599-1610","New London"
"Standish Arthur D","168 Standish Rd","Colchester","CT","06415-2220","","New London"
"Standish Arthur M","307 West Rd","Colchester","CT","06415-1842","860-537-1926","New London"
"Standish Associates","280 Hartford Ave","Wethersfield","CT","06109-1248","860-563-2024","Hartford"
"Standish B W Jr","13 Overlook Dr","Preston","CT","06365-8816","860-887-2360","New London"
"Standish C Myles","176 Standish Rd","Colchester","CT","06415-2220","","New London"
"Standish D","21 Tall Oaks Rd","Wilton","CT","06897-1337","203-834-7400","Fairfield"
"Standish D R & C","120 Grist Mill Cir","Guilford","CT","06437-1919","203-453-9535","New Haven"
"Standish D W","1555 Stafford Rd","Mansfield","CT","06268-1143","860-429-3412","Tolland"
"Standish David","15 Sunset Dr","East Hampton","CT","06424-1617","860-267-2635","Middlesex"
"Standish Donald","175 Standish Rd","Colchester","CT","06415-2219","","New London"
"Standish Edward","9 Route # 6","Andover","CT","06232-1023","","Tolland"
"Standish Eric","431 Washington Ave","Bridgeport","CT","06604-3641","203-366-6829","Fairfield"
"Standish G W M","10 Island View Ave","Branford","CT","06405-5630","203-488-5531","New Haven"
"Standish H","45 Otis","Norwich","CT","06360","860-885-0321","New London"
"Standish H C","275 Steele Rd","West Hartford","CT","06117-2716","860-233-0414","Hartford"
"Standish Holly","299 Dr Foote Rd","Colchester","CT","06415-1528","860-537-0057","New London"
"Standish Holly","31 Buckley Rd","Salem","CT","06420-3710","860-887-1016","New London"
"Standish II Welles A","168 Woodpond Rd","West Hartford","CT","06107-3531","860-561-8466","Hartford"
"Standish J","","Gales Ferry","CT","06335","860-464-1591","New London"
"Standish J","585 Ellis St","New Britain","CT","06051-3729","860-348-0523","Hartford"
"Standish J & C","7 Roosevelt Ave","Greenwich","CT","06870-1810","203-698-0886","Fairfield"
"Standish J B","812 Pleasant St","Southington","CT","06489-2015","860-621-6107","Hartford"
"Standish James","55 Shelley Rd","Meriden","CT","06451-4950","203-238-0106","New Haven"
"Standish James","603 Jeremy Swamp Rd","Southbury","CT","06488-2370","203-264-1908","New Haven"
"Standish James & Kathleen","5 Hardin Rd","East Hampton","CT","06424-2112","860-267-6161","Middlesex"
"Standish James & Lori","166 Standish Rd","Colchester","CT","06415-2220","","New London"
"Standish James D","1008 Trout Brook Dr","West Hartford","CT","06119-1244","860-233-2978","Hartford"
"Standish John C","108 Valley Rd","Cos Cob","CT","06807-2210","203-629-3319","Fairfield"
"Standish K","131 Marsh Rd","Groton","CT","06340-5654","860-572-8137","New London"
"Standish Kevin M","PO Box","Plymouth","CT","06782-0025","860-585-8065","Litchfield"
"Standish L M","135 Tromley Rd","East Windsor","CT","06088-1600","860-623-2120","Hartford"
"Standish Leigh","278 Hartford Ave","Wethersfield","CT","06109-1248","860-563-1341","Hartford"
"Standish M A","631 Westchester Rd","Colchester","CT","06415-2224","860-267-9649","New London"
"Standish Maggie","78 Eastview Ter","Meriden","CT","06450-6609","203-630-0411","New Haven"
"Standish Margaret A","9 Route # 6","Andover","CT","06232-1023","860-742-7502","Tolland"
"Standish Mark & Patricia","24 Silver Birch Ln","Clinton","CT","06413-1173","860-669-0810","Middlesex"
"Standish Morris","189 Alps Rd","Branford","CT","06405-4701","203-315-5171","New Haven"
"Standish Morris V","48 Linwood St","West Hamden","CT","06516-7103","203-934-4741","New Haven"
"Standish Murray","Beaver Hill Rd","North Windham","CT","06256","860-423-6710","Windham"
"Standish N","17 Old Flanders Rd","Woodbury","CT","06798-2110","203-266-9032","Litchfield"
"Standish Neil","17 Old Flanders Rd","Woodbury","CT","06798-2110","203-266-4750","Litchfield"
"Standish Peter G","35 Point Beach Dr","Milford","CT","06460-7642","203-876-1831","New Haven"
"Standish R","69 High Top Cir E","Hamden","CT","06514-4827","203-389-2391","New Haven"
"Standish R B","268 Washington St","Norwich","CT","06360-2928","860-887-3886","New London"
"Standish R H","5 Hardin Rd","East Hampton","CT","06424-2112","860-267-4305","Middlesex"
"Standish R Ted","43 Denshow Hill Rd","Hamden","CT","06514","203-288-3995","New Haven"
"Standish Raymond & Maureen","18 Petersson Cir","Stafford","CT","06076-4013","860-875-5025","Tolland"
"Standish Richard & Dorothy","11 Farmcliff Dr","Glastonbury","CT","06033-4120","860-659-8766","Hartford"
"Standish Richard & Karen","78 Atwater St","West Hamden","CT","06516-5308","203-933-5607","New Haven"
"Standish Robert A","24 N 3rd St","Meriden","CT","06451-7629","203-238-1813","New Haven"
"Standish Robert D","212 Otrobando Ave","Norwich","CT","06360-2137","860-887-1724","New London"
"Standish Robert W","Norwich Salem Rd","Lyme","CT","06371","860-526-9241","New London"
"Standish Rosamand","275 Steele Rd","West Hartford","CT","06117-2716","860-232-4133","Hartford"
"Standish Theodore","23 N 3rd St","Meriden","CT","06451-7630","203-237-8796","New Haven"
"Standish Tv & Appliance Ctr","171 Norwich Ave","Colchester","CT","06415-1274","860-537-5658","New London"
"Standish Welles A II Arch","168 Woodpond Rd","West Hartford","CT","06107-3531","","Hartford"

There is approximately a total of 894 Standish telephone numbers listed in the USA as of the year 2000

Burial: 1656, Miles Standish Burying Ground, Chestnut Street, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, New England
Immigration: 12/26/1620, Pilgrim Ship the "Mayflower"
Mayflower Descendant: #32, 624#

MYLES STANDISH, who is born about 1585 or 1586. One would infer from his will that his great-grandfather had been unjustly deprived of his share of inheritance, that his boyhood had on that account been one of privation, or at least of trial, which otherwise need not have been. He is said to have been an officer in the English army in Holland, whereby he gained considerable experience in the art of war before he joined the Pilgrims at Leyden.

He is their military leader against the Indians and led them in their early exploring expeditions. A young man of about thirty-five, when they came from England, he is soon one of the chief councilors of the infant settlement. During the first winter of want, sickness, and death, he is one of the few who, not attacked by the terrible scourge, could render assistance to the others.

Governor Bradford says there are only seven sound persons in the company: "two of these 7 are Mr. William Brewster, ther Reverend Elder, & Myles Standish, ther Captain & military commander, unto who my selfe, and many others, were much beholden in our low & sickly condition." Here Governor Bradford dropped the third person in his narrative, and paid his return of thanks and appreciation to Standish in the second person.

Myles Standish is assistant nineteen or twenty years, treasurer ten years or so, on the council of war three times, is made commander of the Plymouth forces. In 1653, he is Deputy Governor. He is employed at home in all manner of business for the Colonists, and is sent to England as their agent. We cannot wonder that the Colonists should again and again call him affectionately, "Our Captain." Cool, courageous, strong, tactful, just, wise, honest, experienced, tender, thoughtful, a good judge of men and their character, with strong will and firm purpose, probably with quick temper, under control, Myles Standish is just the kind of leader needed to guide the Colony through the difficulties which surrounded them in their early years.

His birthplace is not known, not much as to his early life. The ninth clause of his will gives a clue to his family. In it, he states that he is of the House of Standish of Standish. "I give unto my son & heir aparent Alexander Standish all my land as heir aparent by lawful decent in Ormistick, Borsonge, Wrightington, Maudsley, Newburrow, Craston and the Ile of Man and given to me as right heir by lawful desent, but surreptitiously detained from me, my great grandfather being second or younger brother from the House of Standish of Standish."

In "Charters and Deeds relative to the Standish Family of Standish and Duxbury, Co. Lancaster," edited by Earwaker, are given abstracts of a large number of documents relative to the Standish family.

The first document bears date 1222 and is called: "Fine sur cognizance de droit." Thurston de Standish seeks to recover land in Lancashire as son heir of his mother Margery, daughter of Henry de Hulton. His wife's name is also Margery.

Then there are charters which list a Ralph de Standish had a son Jordan de Standish. The relation of Ralph to Thurston de Standish is not listed.

In 1273, William, son of Jordan de Standish, is witness, to a charter and is called "Lord of Standish." William's name is found until 1318-10. The name of John de Standish, son of William, Lord of Standenische, occurs from 1329 to 1348. One of the grants made by this John de Standish is attached a seal, having the Standish arms - a saltire between four crosses patence: legend "St. Johannis de Standish." Of course the color are not given. This coat of arms differs from that of Ralph de Standish (1400) and from the later arms usually known the Standish arms.

In 1339 the me of Gilbert de Southworth is signed as witness to a dead given by Adam de Tyldeslegh to John de Standish. John's children are: Henry, William (1332), Edmund (1332), Ralph (1332), and perhaps Gilbert (1392). The descendants of Ralph can be followed for several generations.

Henry de Standish, Lord of Standish, eldest son of John, is named in deeds and charters from 1318 to 1393. Of Henry's children only the name of Ralph de Standish is found. He died before 1403-04. His children are: Lawrence, George (1400, 1407), John (1410), Gilbert (1400), and probably Alexander (1398, 1405), who is pastor of the church of Standish. Ralph's arms, as shown in a seal appended to one of the documents is - saltire for Standish, the bordure engrailed: Legend, "Sigil Radulphi de Standish."

Lawrence de Standish is eldest son and heir of Ralph. In 1399, by fine, Ralph de Standish and Cecelia, his wife, settled on Lawrence de Standish and Lora, his wife, land in Shevington. Lawrence is living in 1431. His son and heir is Alexander de Standish, died before 1445-1446; married 1421-22, Constance Gerard, daughter of John Gerard of Bryn; had a large family of sons, Ralph , Lawrence, Oliver, Hugh, Robert, piers. His eldest son and heir,

Ralph de Standish, died before 1473-74, had three sons, Alexander, Thomas, Brian. Alexander (1451-52), later Sir Alexander de Standish, Knt., is followed by his son and heir, Ralph Standish de Standish, son of Alexander. This is the first time this combined name "Standish de Standish" appears in any documents (1485-1538). In 1520, Ralph Standish received land in Duxbury called Alddall, the land in Wrightington; in 1524 from Thomas Duxbury, he received Duxbury Hall. The children of this Ralph are: Alexander, Roger, George, and a daughter Anna, that married, 1518-1519, John Holcroft.

Alexander Standish de Standish is first mentioned in 1513, died 1542-44. He is followed by his son, Ralph Standish of Standish, who died young, before 1547. He is followed by his brother, Edward Standish of Standish, son of Alexander. Edward is minor at the death of Ralph. His children are: Alexander, his eldest son and heir, Edward, third son; and Thomas, fourth son. The name of the second son does not appear. Alexander, son and heir of Edward, married, 1575, Elisabeth Harwarden, daughter of Adam Harwarden of Wolston, which came into the Standish family through this marriage. About this time a new mansion house is built, called the "Hall of Standish." Alexander had Ralph, Thomas, Roger and John. Ralph Standish of Standish had a son Edward, who, 1632 married Elisabeth Howard.

Myles Standish believed that a wrong had been done his great-grandfather. Several of the documents refer to certain legal transactions, which list that land in several villages, in Standish and Duxbury, Longree and Worthington among others, are involved. The papers are not sufficiently explicit to enable us, with our ignorance of the localities, to understand exactly what was done, nor to judge of the justice of the transactions. During his life time, Lawrence de Standish, father of Alexander de Standish, had enfeoffed to James de Standish of Erley and others, the right and title to the manor of Standish, and advowson of the church, etc. These are released to Roger de Standish, parson of Standish, and other trustees in 1454-56. This James Standish's connection with the family does not appear from the records. In 1512-13, Ralph Standish conveys the manor of Standish, with advowson of the church, to Matthew Standish and James Standish of Erley, and others in trust. 4th March 1513, is a recovery roll, an old English method of transferring land, or confirming title to land. Fines and recoveries are abolished in 1833. Alexander Osbaldston, James Smithley and others against James Standish of Erley, Roger Braidshaigh of Haigh and Matthew Standish of lands in Blackrad, Chorley and Duxbury, with the third part of two mills in Duxbury and Chorley. 24th March 1518, is the confirmation deed to the recoverer, James Standish of Erley and Constance, his wife, and the heirs of that marriage; remainder over to George Standish, son of Ralph Standish, Esq., and his heirs male lawfully begotten; remainder to Roger, another son of Ralph, and his heir; remainder to Alexander, son and heir apparent of Ralph Standish and his heirs male; remainder to Ralph Standish and his heirs general forever.

In 1525, Alexander Standish, son and heir bf Rauff, is made executor of the last will and testament of James Standish of Erley. The will is not given. According to the confirmation deed, Ralph Standish of Standish (1485 to 1538), had only three sons: George, Roger and Alexander. As the "remainder over" is deeded last to the eldest son, it is probably that it is deeded first to the youngest son, which would list that George is the youngest. Then George is the "second brother." One of the two brothers, Roger or George, must have been the ancestor of Myles, and it seems from the wording of Myles' will that the second, or younger, brother of Alexander Standish is he to whom Myles refers as not receiving the estate which rightfully belonged to him. According to the confirmation deed, the property should have passed to George Standish and his heirs male, if James Standish of Erley had no children. Here, then is a possibility of such a miscarriage of the inheritance as Myles Standish refers to. Alexander, the eldest brother, son and heir of Ralph, is executor of James Standish's will. There would seem to have been an opportunity for Alexander to take illegal advantage of his younger brother in settling the estate of James Standish of Erley. He may have disregarded the confirmation deed. There is no information as to what became of the Property. It did not descend to Myles.

The line to which Myles Standish belonged branched from the main line at his great-grandfather. Ralph Standish of Standish, mentioned above, would belong to the same generation as Myles of Plymouth, one born about 1576, or a little later, the other in 1585. The great-grandfather of Myles would belong, then, to the same generation as Alexander, who died 1542. He had two brothers, Roger and George. Ralph, the father of these three, is the first Standish who received the name Standish of Standish, 1485-1538.

Ralph Standish of Standish (1485-1538) is great-great-grandfather of Myles Standish.
Alexander, Roger, George (1513). George, Probably great-grandfather of Myles Standish.
Edward, about 1560-80. Grandfather of Myles, unknown.
Alexander, ca. 1575. Father of Myles, unknown.
Ralph, b. 1575 to 1596. Myles Standish, b. 1585.

*The old Duxbury records were burned about 1740 and the present records are compiled from various sources, chiefly church records.

Burial: Bet. 1620 - 1621, Cole's Hill, remains now placed in a sarcophagus there, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, New England
Immigration: 12/26/1620, Pilgrim Ship the "Mayflower"

STANDISH, Myles, soldier, born in Lancashire, England, about 1584 ; died in Duxbury, Massachusetts, 3 October, 1656. It is supposed that he was a scion of the Standish family of Duxbury Hall in Lancashire, and that his name was erased from the family register to deprive him of a share in the estate. The name is ancient, and Froissart, describing the meeting between Richard II, and Wat Tyler, relates how the latter was killed by a "squyer of the kynges called John Standysshe," who was knighted for this act. Later another Sir John Standish par-tieipated in the battle of Agincourt. While still a youth, Myles entered the English forces on the continent, and after serving in the Netherlands he joined in Leyden the colony that sailed in the " Mayflower" from Plymouth, England, on 16 September, 1620. The vessel anchored in the Bay of Cape Cod on 21 November, 1620, and on 25 November sixteen armed men, "every one his Musket, Sword, and Corslet, Under the command of Captaine Myles Standish," were sent ashore for a second exploration. They marched in single file through what is now Provincetown, where they saw several Indians, followed their tracks about ten miles, and spent the night in the woods. Three subsequent expeditions were sent out. On the third, after landing in the vicinity of Eastham, they went toward Wellfleet, found an Indian burying-place and Indian houses, and encamped before nightfall at Nanskeket. On the following day they were surprised by the Indians, upon whom Standish fired, but the skirmish was slight. On 29 September, 1621, after the founding of Plymouth, a party of ten men, witch three savages as guides, under command of Standish, who had been appointed military captain in February, 1621, explored Massachusetts bay. They anchored off what is now Thomson's island, which Standish explored and named Trevore. This party also explored the broad plain known as "Massachusetts fields," the gathering-place of the tribes, which comprised a part of what is now Quincy. In 1622 Thomas Weston sent out emigrants to plant a new colony, which they did at Wessagussett (now Weymouth). They incurred the enmity of the Massachusetts Indians, who formed a plot to destroy them; but, fearing that such an act would be avenged by the Plymouth colony, they decided to exterminate the English. Before this plan was executed, Massasoit revealed the plot, and the Plymouth colonists determined to send an expedition to Wessagussett. Fearful of exciting the suspicion of the Indians by an armed body, Myles Standish selected eight men to march to the relief of that colony, which he found in a wretched condition. By Massasoit's advice, Standish, with a few of his men, enticed the chiefs Pecksuot and Wituwamat, with a half-brother of the latter, into a room, and, closing the door, killed the Indians after a desperate fight. This was the first Indian blood that was shed by the Pilgrims. A general battle ensued in the open field, from which the Indians fled and in which no lives were lost. This victory of Standish spread terror among the savages, and, as a warning to further depredations, the head of Wituwamat was exposed to view at. Plymouth. When the news of Standish's exploit reached the pious John Robinson, the pastor at Leyden, he wrote to the governor of Plymouth on 19 December, 1623, "to consider the disposition of their captain, who was of a warm temper," and concluded with the remark: "O how happy a thing had it been that you had converted some before you had killed any!" In the summer of 1625 the colony was in great trouble, owing to its unhappy relation with its partners, the so-called "merchant adventurers" in London, and Captain Standish was sent to England to seek relief, bearing a letter from Governor William Bradford to the council of New England urging their intervention in behalf of the colony ; but Bradford says that, on account of the plague in London, Standish could accomplish nothing. In 1628 Standish captured Thomas Morton, of Merry Mount (q. v). In retaliation for an attack of D'Aulnay (see CHARNISE, AULNAY DE), who drove away in 1635 a party of Plymouth men at Penobscot, Plymouth despatched a vessel and a force under Standish to compel the surrender of the French at that post; but this expedition failed. In addition to being the military leader of every exploit of importance in the colony, his counsel was often required in civil affairs, and for many years he was also treasurer of the colony. He was not a member of the Plymouth communion, but was a dissenter from the dissenters. He was resolute, stern, bold, and of incorruptible integrity, "an iron-nerved Puritan who could hew down forests and live on crumbs." A portrait, painted on an old panel, was found in 1877 in a picture-shop in School Street, Boston, bearing the date 1625, and " Aetatis Sua, 38," on which the name of M. Standish was discovered after removing the frame. It now hangs in Pilgrim hall, Plymouth, and is reproduced in the accompanying vignette. His first wife, Rose, died on 29 January, 1621, and his second courtship has been made the subject of a romance by Henry W. Longfellow, in which there are several anachronisms. Although his envoy, John Alden, won his chosen bride, Priscilla Mullens, they remained close friends until death, and later generations of the Standish and Alden families intermarried. A tradition says that his second wife, Barbara, was the younger sister of Rose Standish. In his will, dated 7 March, 1655, he left his property to his wife, Barbara, and to his four sons, Alexander, Myles, Josias, and Charles. His goods and chattels, worth 350, were exhibited in the court that was held in Plymouth on 4 May, 1657 One of his swords is preserved in the cabinet of the Massachusetts historical society, and another is in Pilgrim hall, Plymouth. Several other relics are in the possession of the Pilgrim society, which also owns a piece of ingenious embroidery made by his daughter, Lora. In 1632 several of the "Mayflower" families settled in Duxbury, Massachusetts Standish established himself on "Captain's Hill," so named from his military office, and it is probable that he was buried there. It is supposed that his house stood unchanged until about 1666, and that it was then enlarged by his son Alexander, who it is thought was a trader and possibly town-clerk of Duxbury. The present house was built by this son. A granite monument is now being erected to his memory on Captain's Hill, Duxbury, as seen in the accompanying illustration. The shaft is one hundred feet in height and upon it stands a statue of Standish looking eastward. His right hand, holding the charter of the colony, is extended toward Plymouth, while his left rests upon his sheathed sword.
  2 i.   Charles2 Standish I, born Abt. 1624 in EXACT BIRTH DATE AND LOCATION UNKNOWN of Plymouth Colony, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, New England; died Bet. 05/22/1627 - 1634 in of Plymouth Colony, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, New England.
  3 ii.   John Standish, born Bef. 05/22/1627 in EXACT BIRTH DATE AND LOCATION UNKNOWN of Plymouth Colony, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, New England; died Bef. 08/1643 in of Plymouth Colony, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, New England.
+ 4 iii.   ALEXANDER STANDISH, born Abt. 05/22/1627 in EXACT BIRTH DATE AND LOCATION UNKNOWN of Plymouth Colony, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, New England; died 07/02/1702 in aged about 76 years old, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, New England.
  5 iv.   Loara Standish, born Aft. 05/22/1627 in of Plymouth Colony, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, New England; died Bef. 03/07/1654-55 in about 17 years of age, of Plymouth Colony, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, New England.
  6 v.   Myles Standish, born Abt. 1629; died Aft. 03/20/1660-61 in "Disappeared at Sea". He married Sarah Winslow, Standish, Payne 07/19/1660 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, New England; born Abt. 1638 in of Plymouth Colony, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, New England; died 04/09/1726 in aged 88 years old, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, New England.
+ 7 vi.   Josiah Standish, Lieutenant, born Abt. 1633 in EXACT BIRTH DATE AND LOCATION UNKNOWN of Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, New England; died 03/19/1689-90 in Preston, New London County, Connecticut, New England.
  8 vii.   Charles Standish II, born Aft. 1634 in EXACT BIRTH DATE AND LOCATION UNKNOWN of Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, New England; died Aft. 03/07/1655-56 in of Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, New England.

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