Birth: Myles Standish was born about 1593 (based on the
estimated date of his first marriage).
Death: He died on October 3, 1656 in Duxbury and was
buried in the Old Burying Ground.
Ship: Mayflower, 1620
Life in England: There is no information about his life
in England, although there is some evidence for believing that he was
born in Ellenbane on the Isle of Man.
Life in Holland: Myles Standish was a soldier in the
Netherlands serving in the area of Leiden.
Life in New England: Myles Standish came over to take
command of the colony’s military affairs. As Captain, he was prominent
in dealing with the area Natives as well as with other colonies on
several occasions. He also returned to England for several months in
1625–6 as Plymouth’s representative. He served as governor’s assistant
for many years, as well as Deputy Governor in 1653 and Treasurer,
1644–56. He was a freeman, first of Plymouth and later of Duxbury. His
second wife, Barbara, came to Plymouth in 1623, either on the Anne or
Little James. They were married before the new colonists received land
for corn planting the following spring.
Family: Myles Standish married (1) Rose _____ by
about1618. She died on January 29, 1620/1, in Plymouth. He married (2)
Barbara _____ by 1624 and had seven children. She died after October 6,
Children of Myles and Barbara Standish: