Standish Addition to Mayflower Families Fifth Generation Descendants, 1700-1880

The Standish rapier made in Germany 1630-1650: At the Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA.

We have added a new volume to the searchable database of authenticated Mayflower Pilgrim genealogies, Mayflower Families Fifth Generation Descendants, 1700-1880:

  • Standish, Myles (Vol. 14)

This update adds 175 pages wth 3,300 records and 16,000 searchable names related to the descendants of Myles Standish. This volume was made possible by the invaluable efforts of our team of volunteers, including; Karen Ristic, Ray Ristic, and David Anderson. We appreciate the work of all our volunteers. If you would like to join the team please contact Bianca Renzoni, Database Services Volunteer Coordinator

This database is being constructed from the General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD) very well-known series of books Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Descendants of the Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth, Mass., December 1620 which document the first generation of descendants of the Pilgrims. Through our partnership with GSMD, American Ancestors is delivering this database with a full index of the fifth-generation descendants, and their children, coupled with the page images for those people.

Myles Standish was born about 1593, and married Rose _____ about 1618. They traveled together on Mayflower, but she died in January of 1621. William Bradford spoke highly of Myles and a few other men who cared for the sick and dying, writing that they “. . . spared no pains, night nor day, but with abundance of toil and hazard of their own health … did all the homeley & necessary offices for them, which dainty and queazy stomachs cannot endure to hear named”. Captain Myles Standish was an English military officer hired as advisor for the Plymouth Colony, and was commander of the forces defending the Colony. He also served as treasurer for the Colony. This information is also available on our Mayflower 2020 site here.

This database index includes birth, baptism, marriage, death, and deed records for these individuals, and where available, the names of parents and spouses.

Please note: This database is available to Individual-level and above NEHGS members only. Consider membership.