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Alexander Standish

Birthplace: Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt Myles Standish, "Mayflower" Passenger and Barbara Standish
Husband of Desire Standish and Sarah Standish
Father of Thomas Standish, Sr; Lydia Sampson; Mercy Sampson (Standish); David Standish; Sarah Soule and 6 others
Brother of John Standish; Charles Standish (first, died c1627); Lora Standish; Myles Standish, Jr.; Charles Standish (second, born c1634) and 3 others

Occupation: Town Clerk of Duxbury
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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.


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...

Son of Myles and Sarah/Barbara (MULLINS) STANDISH

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Alexander Standish's Timeline

May 22, 1625
Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Age 26
Duxbury, Plymouth, MA, United States
Age 36
Duxbury, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
Age 37
Duxbury, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
Age 37
Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
June 13, 1664
Age 39
Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Age 38
Duxbury, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
Age 40
Duxbury, Plymouth Colony
Age 42
Preston, New London County, Connecticut Colony