Alexander Standish (c.1627 - c.1702) MP

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Birthplace: Plymouth, Plymouth
Death: Died in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Occupation: Town Clerk of Duxbury
Managed by: Jocelynn Elaine Oakes
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About Alexander Standish

Source: "New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of Commonwealths and the Founding of a Nation", P 1921-1922 by William Richard Cutter

Alexander Standish, son of Captain Myles Standish, was admitted a freeman in 1648, was third town clerk of Duxbury from 1695 to 1700.

Occupation: Town Clerk of Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, New England

He died in Duxbury in 1702 widow Desire in 1723.

His will was dated July 5 1702 and proved August 10 1702. He bequeathed to his eldest son Myles his dwelling house and homestead at Duxbury, mentions also children Thomas Ichabod and Desire Standish, Lorah Sampson, Mercy Sampson, Elizabeth Delano, Sarah Soule, Ebenezer. The estate in England to which his father referred to in his will he devised also stating that he had committed it into ye hands of Robert Orchard to recover in England by letters of Attorney from under my hand and seal and John Rogers of Boston in New England by a letter of Attorney from under my hand & seal.

He married first Sarah Alden daughter of John and Priscilla Mullins Alden.

Alexander Standish House: Alexander built the house in 1666. He and Sarah lived in the house until their deaths.

Alexander married second Desire Doty Sherman daughter of Edward Doty and widow first of Israel Holmes and second of William Sherman.

Children of first wife Myles Ebenezer mentioned below: Lorah, Lydia, Mercy, Sarah, Elizabeth.

Children of second wife: Thomas born 1687, Desire 1689, Ichabod, David.

Sources:

From "Myles Standish & Shaw, allied families of Plymouth Colony"

-------------------- Information comes from Warren Willard's copy of the Howard geneaology, compiled and handwritten by his aunt Lillian Howard Floyd.

Age at death listed as about 76, birth year estimated. Listed as 1st child...

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Alexander Standish's Timeline

1627
May 22, 1627
Plymouth, Plymouth
1652
1652
Age 24
Duxbury, Plymouth, MA, United States
1656
1656
Age 28
Duxbury, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
1658
1658
Age 30
Duxbury, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
1658
Age 30
Duxbury, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
1659
1659
Age 31
Duxbury, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
1663
1663
Age 35
Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
1666
1666
Age 38
Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
1668
1668
Age 40
Preston, New London County, Connecticut Colony
1672
1672
Age 44
Duxbury, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)