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Cape Cod Captain Shrimpe

The travels of Myles Standish took him over much of the Massachusetts wilderness and he knew something of the Cape as well as the immediate area of Plymouth.

He was really a sort of soldier policeman and was always ready to march out with a small band of men to use stern measures on troublesome Indians.

“Captain Shrimpe,” as his enemies called Myles Standish, died on October 3, 1656. Standish was then over seventy years old.

He became sicke of the stone, or strangury, whereof, after his suffering of much dolorous paine, he fell asleep in ye Lord, and was honourably buried at Duxburrow.

At his request he was buried near Lora Standish, his daughter, and Mary Standish, his daughter-in-law. Four sons and his “dearly beloved wife Barbara” survived the Captain.

His estate was large and worth $13,000, which, in those days, was a lot of money. Among the possessions he left were five horses, fourteen head of cattle, a flock of sheep, some swine, three muskets, four carbines, two smaller guns, a sword, a cutlass, a small library, a malt mill and three beer casks.

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