Saturday, August 11, 2018

Surname Saturday ~ STANDLAKE of Scituate, Massachusetts

(all these spellings are found in the Scituate, Massachusetts vital records)

Daniel Standlake, my 10th great grandfather, and his wife Jane, was of unknown origins, and it is unknown when he arrived in New England from England.  He was make a freeman in Scituate, Massachusetts in 1636.  The History of Scituate, page 50, states that he “settled amongst the men of Kent, on Kent Street, the 3d. lot south of the ‘drift way’".   He had three children, and he died in May 1638 shortly after arriving here.  He left a wife and three children,  the youngest died the following year recorded in the vital records as “the youngest child, a daughter, of “Goody Standley” was buried 19 April 1639”. 

The oldest child, Richard Standlake, is my 9th great grandfather.  He had five children by an unknown wife.  He remarried to a woman known only as “Lydia”, the widow of Jeremiah Barstow.  His only son died young “killed by the discharge of a gun by Robert Trayes, a Negro tried and acquitted it appearing to be accidental".   Richard’s will mentions his four daughters and his wife Lydia. The History of Scituate records that Richard’s house “was on the west side of Walnut Tree Hill, near that of Cornet John Buck”.  There is an abstract of his will in the Mayflower Descendant, Volume 31 [1933], page 62 “Abstracts of Plymouth County Probate Records”.

I descend from Richard’s eldest daughter, Joanna Standlake, my 8th great grandmother, who married John Mendall, a Quaker, and had three children.  Her only daughter, Joanna Mendall, my 7th great grandmother, married William Green (my ancestor) and Daniel Butler.  

My STANDLAKE genealogy:

Generation 1:  Daniel Standlake, died May 1638 in Scituate, Massachusetts; married to Jane Unknown.  Three children.

Generation 2:   Richard Standlake, born about 1636, died 14 May 1691 in Scituate; married first to Unknown and had five children; married second  to Lydia Unknown, widow of Jeremiah Barstow.

Generation 3:  Joanna Standlake, born about 1661 in Scitutate, and died 5 June 1738 in Rochester, Massachusetts; married about 1687 in Scituate to John Mendall, so of John Mendall.  He was born 15 December 1663 in Marshfield, and died before 14 July 1743 in Rochester.  Three children.

Generation 4. Joanna Mendall m. William Green
Generation 5:  Tabitha Green m. Jabez Robinson
Generation 6:  Elizabeth Robinson m. Ebenezer Crosby
Generation 7: Rebecca Crosby m. Comfort Haley
Generation 8:  Joseph Edwin Healy m. Matilda Weston
Generation 9:  Mary Etta Healey m. Peter Hoogerzeil
Generation 10:  Florence Etta Hoogerzeil m. Arthur Treadewll Hitchings
Generation 11:  Gertrude Matilda Hitchings m. Stanley Elmer Allen (my grandparents)


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, “Surname Saturday ~ STANDLAKE of Scituate, Massachusetts”, Nutfield Genealogy, posted August 11, 2018, ( accessed [access date]). 

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