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Standish line - Captain Miles/Myles Standish of the Mayflower

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  • Myles Standish, III (c.1668 - 1739)
    DESCENDANT OF MAYFLOWER PASSENGER EDWARD DOTY Experience was born in 1678. She was the daughter of William Sherman and Desire Dotey. She was the granddaughter of Mayflower Passenger Edward Doty Sr. D...
  • Alexander Standish, Jr. {Fictional} (1652 - d.)
    According to MF his child did not exist: Alexander Standish, Jr. Robert S Wakefield, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations Descendants of the Pilgrims Who Landed in Plymouth Massachusetts Dec...
  • Miles Standish (deceased)
    Myles Standish (c. 1587 - October 3, 1656), (sometimes spelled Miles Standish) was an English-born professional soldier hired by the Pilgrims as military advisor for Plymouth colony. Arriving on the Ma...
    Hannah Standish (1729 - 1803)
    Descendant of Mayflower passenger George Soule Hannah Standish Magoon aka Magoun 13 July 1729–23 August 1803 Birth • 1 Sources 13 July 1729 Pembroke, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British C...
  • Capt. Myles Standish, "Mayflower" Passenger (c.1584 - 1656)
    Captain Myles Standish (c.1584 – 1656) was a Mayflower passenger who accompanied the Pilgrims as the commander of their militia, but was not a Pilgrim in the religious sense of the group. Born in Lanca...

There is controversy on the ancestry of Captain Myles Standish of the Mayflower-- but we can at least try to clean up what we do know. We do not have Myles' parentage OR the town of his birth. His first wife, Rose, doesn't have a maiden name -- some say she is the sister of his second wife, Barbara. Barbara's parentage is also unknown.

Myles Standish (born circa 1584- 31 October 1656)

married Rose

married Barbara (NOT Mullens/Mullins. This error is discussed in her profile)

had children:

  • # Charles (died young)
  • # Alexander Standish m. Sarah Alden AND m. Desire (Doty) Holmes
  • # John
  • # Myles m. Sarah Winslow
  • # Lora (not married! died before her father; she is the one who made the crosstitch sampler)

  • # Josiah (Captain) m. Mary Dingley AND m. Sarah Allen
  • # Charles (who lived to adulthood)

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Heather's main source material:

L., Russell, Edna Waugh, and General Society. Mayflower families through five generations: descendants of the Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth, Mass., December 1620. Volume 14 Myles Standish. Plymouth, MA: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997. Print. []

Arnoux, Annie. Signers of the Mayflower Compact. Clearfield Co, 1998. eBook.

Standish, Myles. The Standishes of America. Boston, MA: Priv. Print. for the Author by S. Usher, 1895.

picture of his sword



Johnson, Henry. The Exploits of Myles Standish. London: Sampson Low, Marston, 1897

Standish, Myles. The Standishes of America. Boston, MA: Priv. Print. for the Author by S. Usher, 1895.