Miles Standish's origin and parents are unknown. Competing theories about his birth have him born in either Lancashire, England, or the Isle of Man.
Robert C. Anderson estimates his birth date about 1593, based on the date of his first marriage. Caleb Johnson, Mayflower Historian, places his birth date closer to 1587, likely somewhere in Lancashire, England.
Captain Myles Standish arrived in the New World upon Mayflower in 1620, hired as a military commander and defender of the Plymouth Colony. He was joined by his wife Rose, who died shortly after their arrival. Known as Captain Shrimpe due to his diminutive stature
Miles married twice.
"Captain Standish his wife dyed in the first sickness and he maried againe, and hath 4 sones liveing, and some are dead" (Bradford's account)
Myles' wife Rose's maiden name is not known. She may have come from the Isle of Man, and some have assumed her surname was " Allen."
Many Standish descendants believe Barbara was the sister of Rose Standish and probably brought his son Thomas Standish with her from England. Thomas Standish also could have been the child of an earlier marriage as little is known of Capt Myles' earlier life except that he was a professional military man who served in England and on the continent before being hired by the Plymouth Bay Company. However, there is no evidence of Myles having a son Thomas, and Thomas is not one of the children accepted by the Mayflower Society. in addition, there is no evidence of Barbara's last name. The profile for Thomas Standish has been disconnected as a son.
There is no evidence of Myles having surviving children from his marriage to Rose. Mayflower Families through Five Generations, Vol. 14. Myles Standish  lists seven children of Myles Standish:
Myles served in Queen Elizabeth I's army in Holland, and it was there that he met John Robinson and Pilgrims. They hired him to head their military endeavors. He was very involved in helping scout and choose the spot for the Plymouth Colony.
Myles served the Plymouth Colony as commander and adviser of their military forces. He was known for his preemptive style, which often caused skirmishes with the natives. He was known for his courage and military skill, but also for some his more brutal tactics. Though he worked to protect the Plymouth Colony most of his life, there is no evidence that he was ever part of the Puritan Church which founded the colony.
Miles died on October 3, 1656, likely of kidney stones and after much suffering, in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony. He was buried at Chestnut Street at Pilgrim Byway, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Many towns and structures memorialize Standish, being named after him, and he is depicted in the the poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "The Courtship of Miles Standish."
Myles Standish' y-DNA haplogroup has been identified as I-L38.
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On 23 Mar 2018 at 00:41 GMT Frank Leach wrote:
Name: Rose Standish [Rose Handley] Birth Date: 1580 Volume: 166 Page Number: 302 Reference: McCutcheon (Cutcheon) fam. Recds. And allied fams. By Flor. (McCutcheon) McKee. Grand Rapids, 1931. (316, 46p.):316 Gen. Column of the " Boston Transcript". 1906-1941.( The greatest single source of material for gen. Data for the N.E. area and for the period 1600-1800. Completely indexed in the Index.): 25 Jul 1923, 819; 1 Aug1923, 827; 12 Aug 1925, 3287
On 16 Nov 2017 at 18:42 GMT Abby (Brown) Glann wrote:
We're featuring Myles as our Example Profile of the Week next week. If any of you want to make some tweaks, add something to his bio, or maybe a few more inline citations, we'd appreciate it. It looks to be in pretty good shape right now, but it's always nice when these profiles really shine.
On 29 Aug 2016 at 05:02 GMT Anonymous (Holland) Carroll wrote:
Thank you, :-)
On 29 Sep 2015 at 00:28 GMT Chantay Cassaday wrote:
On 22 Jun 2015 at 18:44 GMT Marty Ormond wrote:
Mary was a truly warm enthusiastic intellectual lady who contributed so much to my Ray & Ormond family. Mary was my personal inspiration and guide in almost all of my genealogy and family research. I will mention one of her finest historic collaborations. Mary was a great researcher & historian of Gloucester MA, and surrounding Cape Ann sites. With the Archives Committee, She authored and published in 2002, "Gloucester Massachusetts, Historical Timeline, 1000-1999". This written heritage is detailed record from first settlers 1623. So many sources are compiled here, & inconsistencies are pointed out. but it has source material just as written in over 4400 entries. Marty
On 5 Feb 2015 at 07:32 GMT Jim McCullough wrote:
Consolidated repeated Source references.
Began clean up of imported Sources to cite original artifacts versus imported Ancestry references.
Deleted a few extra line feeds on the Profile page.
Will continue to improve Source reference citations.
On 4 Feb 2015 at 14:08 GMT Jim McCullough wrote:
Gary Boyd Roberts
On 4 Feb 2015 at 14:08 GMT Jim McCullough wrote:
On 4 Feb 2015 at 14:04 GMT Jim McCullough wrote:
Per "New England Marriages, Prior to 1700", by Clarence Almon Torrey Published by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore, MD Library of Congress Catalogue Card Number 84-81867 Copyright 1985, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA Page 700
Two entries of Marriage for this Myles Standish:
"STANDISH, Myles (1584-1656) & 1/wf Rose __?__ (-1621); b 1620; Plymouth"
"STANDISH, Myles (1584-1656) & 2/wf Barbara [ALLEN]? (-1659+); betw Jul 1623 & 3 Apr 1624; Plymouth/Duxbury"
On 1 Feb 2015 at 09:15 GMT Jim McCullough wrote:
Sent: Saturday, January 31, 2015 10:10 PM To: email@example.com Subject: Re: Findagrave - Short Bio for Myles Standish
You have my permission to add the biography to WikiTree, provided it is offered free of any charges to others. If others have to pay to join WikiTree, then permission is not granted. You may add the biography to your personal Family Tree collection for free since you are related to Miles Standish.
In a message dated 1/6/2015 10:34:02 P.M. Alaskan Standard Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes: Hello Kit and Morgan Benson,
My name is James Albert “Jim” McCullough, a member of Find A Grave (Find A Grave #48314903), and I’m also a user member of both Ancestry.com, and of WiKiTree.com. I’m a descendent of Miles Standish and perhaps needless to say I was very impressed with the subject Bio you’ve written.
I’m writing to ask if it would be OK with you if your biography for Miles Standish (Find A Grave Memorial# 971) were to be posted on WiKiTree.com, specifically on Miles Standish’s Profile page ( http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Standish-112)?
I would ensure credit is included per your instructions, i.e. : "© Morgan and Kit Benson on Find A Grave".