4 May 2020

One ship that links four nations, spans 400 years of history and connects millions of people.

From November 2019, an ambitious commemoration will mark the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s pioneering voyage, telling the story of a ship and its passengers - a group of people that a remarkable 30million+ US citizens have descended from.

It will include a creative, inspiring and unforgettable series of events - from breathtaking, once-in-a-lifetime festivals to grand, thought-provoking artistic installations and a vast network of community events.

It's the world's biggest family reunion - and you're invited.

In England, the commemoration focuses on the key towns and cities that make up the national Mayflower trail.

Who were the Pilgrims?

The Mayflower story begins with the origins of the people who became known as the Pilgrims - the passengers on the Mayflower. They boarded the Mayflower in Plymouth UK in 1620 and against great odds crossed the Atlantic to reach what is now Plymouth, Massachusetts.

But their story starts with the beginnings of the Separatist movement in England, taking in a spell in Holland before the pioneering voyage. When these Separatists boarded the Mayflower they were joined by others known as 'Strangers', plus servants and the crew.

MYLES STANDISH

One man who accompanied the pilgrims on their Mayflower journey was Myles Standish.

ACTIVITY: Can you research Myles Standish and write 5 facts about him. Be careful to question your source.

Posted by Year 6 on 4 May 2020

Category: Class of 2021




L.H.
5 May 2020

1.He was a soldier in the Eighty Years war.
2.He and his wife did not believe in the Church of England.
3.They wanted to travel to the New World on a ship called the Mayflower.
4.He was born in 1584 in Lancashire.
5.He had two children.

LT
6 May 2020

• Myles Standish has a road named after him next to Holy cross

• Myles Standish was born in 1584 in Great Britain, Lancashire.

• Myles Standish died in 1656 at the age of 72 in Duxbury, Massachusetts.

•Myles Standish had two children called Josiah Standish and Loara Standish.

• Myles Standish was the captain of the mayflower.

Coast Guard CG
14 May 2020

Myles Standish - Five Facts

-The unknown place of his birth:
It is not known whether he was born in Lancashire (around Chorley) or the Isle of
Man.

-He sailed across the Atlantic on the Mayflower and helped establish the colony of
Plymouth, Massachusetts.

-He was one of the few who survived the first winter of his voyage.
It is said he cared for the sick during this time.
His first wife Rose died within this period.

-There is a poem named “The Courtship of Myles Standish and Other Poems

-He (with others) split off from the main settlement founding the town of Duxbury.
He lived here until he died on the 3rd October 1656.
He named the town after his inherited residence in the town of Chorley, called
Duxbury Hall.
There is now a monument in the town of his honor.

h4rry mcd3rm0tt
22 May 2020

5 FACTS ABOUT MYLES STANDISH!!!

Myles Standish was in 1584 and died on 3rd of October 1656. Myles Standish died of "strangullion" or strangury, a condition often associated with kidney stones or bladder cancer. He was buried in Duxbury's Old Burying Ground, now known as the Myles Standish Cemetery.

Myles Standish married two people. The first wife he had was called Rose Standish, they had been married since 1618 -1621. In 1621 Rose died on the Mayflower.Then in 1624 Myles married Barbara Standish until 1656 when Myles died.

Grace Ford
7 September 2020

Myles Standish was born in 1584,Lancashire, England.
He died on the 3rd of October 1656 aged 72 , Duxbury , Massachusetts
Myles Standish died of " strangullion" a condition often associated with kidney stones or bladder cancer. His burial site was in Duxbury's old burying ground now it is the Myles Standish Cemetery
He married two women rose 1618 - 1621( rose died in 1621 on the mayflower )
Barbra 1624-1656 when Myles died


Felicity R
7 September 2020

My 5 facts about Myles Standish
• Myles Standish lived in Chorley Lancashire.
• Myles Standish had two children.
• Myles Standish died at the age of 72 in Duxbury, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
.•Myles Standish and his Wife did not believe in the church of England.
• Myles Standish sailed across the Atlantic to America at the estimated
age of 36.

Holly Makinson
7 September 2020

.Myles Standish was born in 1584 but his birth place is unknown it could possibly have been in Lancashire, England
.He died on October the 3rd in 1656 at Duxbury Mass aged 72.
.He was hired by the pilgrims to be military adviser and went with them on the Mayflower journey to start a new life.
.He had three children one daughter and two sons their names were Loara, Josiah and Alexander.
.Myles Standish was the fourth person to sign the Mayflower compact 1620 which were the rules of how they would live their lives.

Jack
7 September 2020

Myles Standish
facts
1.Myles Standish was born in 1584 and died in 1656 at the age of seventy two.
2.There is a road in Chorley called the Myles Standish Way.
3.Myles Standish was the captain of the ship called the Mayflower.
4.Myles Standish had two children.
5.Myles Standish had two wives.

Maddy
8 September 2020

5 facts about Myles Standish

He was born in 1584 and died in 1656

He was an English military officer and travelled on the Mayflower in 1620

The Mayflower was supposed to land in Virginia Colony in 1620 but the ship was too damaged so they were forced to land at Cape Cod.

After more trips in late December 1620 Myles Standish picked a place to live. They built a small fort. Myles’ wife died shortly after.

Myles Standish had 7 children called Charles, John, Myles, Loara, Josiah and Charles again as his first child Charles died.

Emily Westby
8 September 2020

5 facts about Miles Standish

Miles Standish was born in 1554 and died in 1656.

He was stationed in Holland.

Standish was hired by the Pilgrims to be their military captain in North America and to help coordinate their future colony's defenses.

there is now a monument in his honor.

he married Barbara Standish until 1656 when he died.

amy :)
8 September 2020

Here are my facts about Myles Standish for our homework this week!!

1. Myles Standish was born in the year 1584, in Lancashire, United Kingdom.
2. Standish was named after "Myles Standish".
3. He sailed over to America on the Mayflower in 1620, as the military leader when they established Plymouth in England.
4. He married Rose Handley.
5. He died on the 3rd Of October, 1656 of strangury; a condition to do with kidney stones or bladder cancer.
6. He was still named "Captain" in 1620 when the Pilgrims had arrived.
7. He had over 3 children!

Scarlett mosses
8 September 2020

Facts about Myles Standish

Myles Standish was born in 1584.
He died in 1656.
He was an English military officer hired by the Pilgrims.
There is a road named after him called “Myles Standish Way”.
He journeyed on the Mayflower in 1620 on 16 September on the travel to America.
His place of birth is uncertain.
On the Mayflower there was 102 passengers and 30–40 crew.

Ruthie
8 September 2020

1. Myles Standish was a English Military officer.
2. On February 17, 1621, the Plymouth colony militia elected him as the first commander.
3.He was born in 1584.
4. He died on 3 October 1656.
5. Some believe that he was born in Lancashire.

Izzy waite
8 September 2020

1. He was born in 1584 in Lancashire.

2. They started off with two boats but the one they started using sunk so they had to use the Mayflower.

3. They docked at Cape cod instead of Northern Virginia.

4. He was an English MiIitary officer who was to defend the Pilgrims.

5. He fought against the Spanish in the eighty year war.

Eva JC
9 September 2020

Five facts about Myles Standish!
-The amazing man was born in 1584 (a long time ago ????)
-He married Rose Standish in 1618, and sadly Rose passed away on the Mayflower in 1621. (due to the long journey) He married again to barbara Standish in 1623 before dieing himself. :(
-He was a soldier and fought against the Spanish in the Eighty Years War.
- Myles place of birth is uncertain. In his will he mentions Lancashire. Nathaniel Morton, (secretary of Plymouth Colony) wrote that Standish was born in Lancashire.

Daisy W
10 September 2020

5- Facts about Myles Standish!

Myles Standish was born in 1584.

It was unknown were he was born it was probably Lancashire England.

Myles Standish had two wives Barbra Standish and Rose Standish.

He dies on the 3rd of October 1615 aged 72.

He married two people because it was thought that Rose died whilst on the Mayflower.

Roza Matewska
10 September 2020

Miles Standish was an English military soldier born on the year 1584 and died on 3rd of October, 1656. Although we do not know where exactly where he was born in England but people say he was born in Lancashire.
He also accompanied the Pilgrims on their journey to find new land on their ship, called the Mayflower.

Jake parker
10 September 2020

Myles standish was an english military officer who defended the pilgrims on their journey. He died at rhe age of 72. He was a soldier who fought the Spanish in the eighty year war. He also signed the mayflower compact. They nearly chose John smith but he was to bold and they were worried that he would have tried to overrule them.

Maisie.E
12 September 2020

1.Myles Standish was born in 1584 and it was believed he was born in Lancashire.
2.Myles Standish was asked to captain a ship to take people to America, the ship was called the Mayflower.
3.He was at sea for 66 days to get to America.
4.He had two wives called Barbara and Rose.
5.Myles had 7 children with Barbara .
6. He died on October 3, 1656 (aged 72) in Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA.

Ryan McDonagh
12 September 2020

1. Born in 1584
2. Died on 3rd October 1656
3. 102 passengers were on the mayflower
4.on 11.11.1620 they found land.
5.41 men signed the Mayflower Compact.

Lennon Mc Donagh
12 September 2020

1. Standish began to seek a quieter life by 1635.
2. Standish is buried at Duxbury's Old Burying Ground.
3. Standish had 2 wives over time and were called Rose and Barbara.
4. Standish had 7 children over his life.
5. In 2020 Chorley commemorates 400 years of Myles Standish's pilgrim journey.

Ruby Stephenson
13 September 2020

September 2020.
Many people debate the birth place of Myles Standish. Whilst some believe he originated from Lancashire others believe he was from the Isle of Man. This was probably because in Myles' will it spoke about the land he owned on the Isle of Man which at one time all belonged to Thomas Standish. Was Myles standish a relative of Thomas Standish?

When Myles Standish lived in America he named his home Duxbury, which was also the name of his home in Lancashire Duxbury hall.

Myles Standish was a Lieutenant when he served in Queen Elizabeth's army. Although this was only suspected because the paper work was lost in 1920's.

Myles Standish married twice. Sadly his first wife Rose passed away in the first winter they were married. Myles married again to a lady called Barbara in 1623. No more information is known about his wives.

Myles died at his home in Duxbury in 1656. Apparently he died in lots of pain thought to be caused by kidney stones.

Logan caunce
13 September 2020

The Pilgrims were a group of religious people they went to America to find a better home because of thefts that they would be exskerted. They boroed the Mayflower with 102 people, it was crowded. There was a desease serpeding it wiped half of the crew. The waters were deadly it very wavey one person flew of the Mayflower and held on the side in a storm when they got to America there had'nt a fide at the place were told to because of all the storms.

Harry Drinkwater
13 September 2020

1. Myles Standish's early life is a mystery but most historians say he was born in Chorley.

2. Myles Standish set off from Plymouth onboard the Mayflower ship in 1620. He was a military advisor hired by the pilgrim fathers.

3. It is 400 years since Myles Standish set sail to find land in America

4. He was one of the first settlers and founders of the town Duxbury in Plymouth County

5. He died in 1656 in Duxbury, America and he has a statue in his honour.

Adam Fitzsimons
13 September 2020

5 Facts about Myles Standish.

Myles Standish was one of the 102 passengers on the mayflower, the mayflower was recognised for it famous trip from Plymouth, England to Plymouth, USA Where it took the Pilgrims on its journey to the new world. here are 5 facts about Myles Standish,

1. Myles Standish has a road named after him near holy cross.

2. Myles Standish was born 1584, Supposedly In Standish, Near Chorley although there is no evidance that he was born there. He died aged 72, 1656

3. Myles was the first ever governor of Plymouth in america.

4. Myles has a statue in Duxbury , america

5. This 400 year anniversary of the Mayflower 1620-2020

Summer Cole
13 September 2020

1. It is believed that Myles Standish was born in Lancashire possibly in the vicinity of Chorley, Lancashire

2. Standish was a soldier and fought against the Spanish in the eighty years war.

3. Standish’s first wife Rose died in 1621. Standish then married Barbara who died in 1659. They had 7 children, Charles, John, myles, Loara, Josiah and Charles (again)

4. Standish, Maine is named after Myles Standish.

5. Standish was asked to protect the people going to the new world, they couldn’t afford John Smith so asked Standish instead. They decided to hire the ship “Mayflower“ to take them. The Mayflower left Plymouth England on 16th September 1620 heading for the New World.

Henry Blake
13 September 2020

September 2020.

HERE ARE MY FACTS ABOUT MYLES STANDISH!!!!!

• Born 1584.

•Died 1656.

• Myles Standish has been married twice, his first wife was called Rose but she died in the first winter and his second wife's name was Barbara.

•Myles and Barbara had 6 boys and 1 girl .

• Myles Standish set sail 400 years ago on September 6 aboard the Mayflower ship to Plymouth in America.

• Myles Standish was aboard the Mayflower with 102 passengers. Many of the people who where aboard the ship died.

• Myles Standish had a road named after him in Chorley, it is called Myles Standish Way.

By Henry Blake.

lilly holt
14 September 2020

Miles Standish was born 1584 lancashire England and he died October 3rd 1658 (aged 72). The place he died was Duxbary Massachusetts. His rank was Captain, English militry adviser for Plymouth colany. He acomplished the may flower jorney. He had 2 kids and a big family group. He was also a soldier in the Eighty year war.

lilly holt
15 September 2020

Miles Standish was born 1584 lancashire England and he died October 3rd 1658 (aged 72). The place he died was Duxbary Massachusetts. His rank was Captain, English militry adviser for Plymouth colany. He acomplished the may flower jorney. He had 2 kids and a big family group. He was also a soldier in the Eighty year war.

Mrs Beesley
27 September 2020

Excellent blogs on Myles Standish Year 6. Please see your History books for individual feedback. :)

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