Standeven ...

The entries for people & families with the surname Standeven are gathered together in this SideTrack.

This Page does not include people with other forms of the surname.

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Standeven, MrRef 344-3096
[1???-1???] Partner in Standeven & Earnshaw

Standeven, MrRef 344-2249
[18??-18??] Farmer. He was a member of Steep Lane Baptists. In 1863, he offered a barn at Pickwood Scar for use by a group of Baptists formed by John Jowett

Standeven, CrowtherRef 344-484
[1849-1918] Born in Halifax.

He was a wool warehouseman [1881, 1891] / a warehouse foreman worsted [1901] / a wool warehouse foreman [1911]

In [Q3] 1872, he married Hannah Crossley [1852-1???] in Halifax.


  1. Crossley [b 1873] who was a wool sorter [1891]
  2. Mary Hannah [b 1875] who was a woollen weaver [1891, 1901], a carpet weaver [1911]
  3. Frank Newton [b 1877] who was a worsted doffer [1891]
  4. Joseph Eli [b 1879] who was a warehouseman hosiery [1901]
  5. Agnes Ellen [b 1881] who was a worsted spinner [1891]
  6. Flora Jane [b 1884] who was a worsted coating weaver [1901]
  7. John [b 1886] who was a worsted colour mixer [1901]
  8. David [b 1888] who was a worsted spinner [1901], a grocer's shop assistant [1911]
  9. Alec / Alex [b 1891] who was a grocer's warehouse clerk [1911]
  10. Harry [b 1892] who was a woollen finisher clerk [1911]
  11. Maurice Crowther

The children were all born in Sowerby.

The family lived at

  • Clough, Sowerby [1881]
  • Boulder Clough, Sowerby, Luddenden Foot [1891]
  • 19 Sowerby New Road, Boston Street, Sowerby Bridge [1901]
  • 16 King Street, Sowerby, Sowerby Bridge [1911]

Standeven, Denis WilliamRef 344-899
[1911-1978] Second son of Jack Standeven. He was president of Halifax RUFC.

In 1935, he married Violet Stephanie Constance, youngest daughter of Canon Watkinson.


  1. Angela Louise [b 1937] who married Mr Smith
  2. Stephanie Mary [b 1939] who married Mr Hay
  3. John

See Ovenden Park

Standeven, EliRef 344-741
[1887-1922] Son of Fred Standeven.

Born in Cragg Vale [15th May 1887].

He was a cotton weaver.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the West Riding Regiment.

He survived the War.

He died April 1922 (aged 34).

He is buried in the family grave at St John's Church, Cragg Vale [17th April 1922].

He is remembered in the book Royd Regeneration

Standeven, FredRef 344-1859
[18??-19??] Tailor at Woolshops, Halifax.

He lived at 17 Aked's Road, Halifax [1905]

Standeven, FredRef 344-3
[1860-1907] Born in Erringden.

He was a cotton spinner [1885, 1891].

On 7th March 1885, he married Sarah Jane Cockcroft [1863-1949] at St John's Church, Cragg Vale.

Sarah Jane was born in Erringden [26th Oct 1863]


  1. Lily [1885-1971] who married Arthur Shaw
  2. Eli
  3. Rosa [1890-1891] who was buried with her parents
  4. Harry [1892-1940]
  5. Clara [1894-1952] who married Joe Normanton
  6. Sarah Ellen [1896-1978] who married Fred Haworth
  7. Alice [1898-1906] who was buried with her parents
  8. Edward [1901-1976]
  9. Annie [1906-1983] who married Horace Oldfield

They lived at Clunters [1891].

Fred died at Castle Lodge, Cragg Vale [25th December 1907].

Sarah Jane died at Castle Lodge, Cragg Vale [17th January 1949]

Members of the family were buried at St John's Church, Cragg Vale

Standeven, GeorgeRef 344-1770
[18??-19??] Cotton manufacturer at Square Mill, Mytholmroyd [1905]

Standeven, HenryRef 344-2350
[18??-18??] Partner in Thomas & Henry Standeven.

He lived at Gibbet Street, Halifax [1874]

Standeven, HenryRef 344-7200
[1851-1911] Born in Soyland.

He took over from George Robinson as landlord of the Queen Hotel, Ripponden [1881, 1887, 1891, 1894].

In [Q4] 1878, he married Ellen Robinson in Halifax.

Ellen was born in the Rastrick, daughter of George Robinson

Standeven, JohnRef 344-3099
[17??-1???] Of Bowood Farm, Sowerby.

He married Unknown.


  1. William
  2. Samuel

Standeven, JohnRef 344-1195
[18??-19??] Waste dealer at West Vale.

In November 1879, he was declared bankrupt

Standeven, JohnRef 344-3097
[1823-1854] Son of Samuel Standeven.

Born in Colne.

He was a potato dealer in Halifax [1851]

In 1844, he married Alifs Charlotte Clarkson [1821-1893] in Bradford.

Charlotte, from Low Moor, was born 25th November 1821


  1. John William

John died 29th September 1854 (aged 31).

Charlotte died at Fylde, Lancashire [3rd October 1893].

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 342]

Standeven, JohnRef 344-898
[1880-1947] Aka Jack.

Son of J. W. Standeven.

In 1905, he married Louisa Walton [1883-1964] in Halifax.


  1. John Trevor
  2. Denis William

The family lived at Heath Bank, Halifax. See Ovenden Park

Standeven, John TrevorRef 344-1254
[1906-1944] Elder son of Jack Standeven.

He married Barbara Southworth [1909-1987] from Clitheroe, Lancashire and Anglesey.

He died at Longlands, Lightcliffe, and was buried at Rylstone.

In 1946, his widow married Anthony Brooke from Oxfordshire and London

Standeven, John WilliamRef 344-743
[1851-1930] Son of John Standeven.

Born in Halifax [22nd April 1851].

He was educated at Park Place Academy.

He (possibly) trained as an accountant and worked in the offices of John Foster & Son Limited.

Around 1855, he established business at Mixenden with Sam Earnshaw as Standeven, Earnshaw & Company. The business eventually became J. W. Standeven & Company Limited.

From 1870 to 1888, he was choirmaster at Ebenezer Primitive Methodist Church, Halifax.

In May 1878, he married Mary Ann (Marian) Crockford [1855-1924] from Horncastle, Lincolnshire, at Ebenezer Primitive Methodist Church, Halifax.

Marian was the daughter of David Crockford of Lincolnshire


  1. Edith [b 1879] who married Sam Broadhead
  2. Jack
  3. Annie [1882-1965] who married Savile Merrall Sykes
  4. Frederick Clarkson [1888] who died at the age of 6 months and is buried at Lightcliffe Old Church

Frederick Clarkson was buried at Lightcliffe Old Church Graveyard.

The family lived at

In 1922, he gave money for rebuilding the church in memory of his mother, Charlotte.

On 20th September 1924, in memory of his wife, Mary who died in April of the same year, he gave £10,000 to Crossley & Porter School as an endowment for reducing orphans' fees.

In 1928, he gave £3,500 towards the rebuilding of the organ at Halifax Parish Church

He was buried in the family mausoleum at St Peter's Church, Rylstone, Skipton in Craven

Standeven, JonathanRef 344-978
[1???-17??] He lived at Limed House, Shibden.

He married Unknown.


  1. John [b 1731]

Standeven, JosephRef 344-9502
[1776-1827] Of Shelf. He was a Corporal in the King's Dragoon Guards.

He was buried at Coley Church

Standeven, Joshua SharpRef 344-2
[1796-1???] Illegitimate son of Sarah Standeven of Shelf.

Baptised at St John the Baptist, Coley [5th February 1796]

Standeven, Maurice CrowtherRef 344-491
[1897-1915] Son of Crowther Standeven.

He was a shop assistant (drapers) at J. Walker Clark [1911] / a member of Steep Lane Baptist Church, Sowerby.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in Belgium by being shot through the stomach whilst returning to the HQ after delivering a message [13th August 1915] (aged 18).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [21st August 1915].

He was buried at Colne Valley Cemetery, Belgium, Boesinghe [Grave Ref D 17]. A memorial service was held at Steep Lane Baptist Church.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint Peter's Church, Sowerby, and on the Memorial at Steep Lane Baptist Church, Sowerby

Standeven, PercyRef 344-2293
[18??-19??] Partner in Standeven Brothers.

He lived at 5 South Parade, Halifax [1905]

Standeven, SamuelRef 344-3098
[1795-18??] Son of John Standeven.

Born in Sowerby.

He married Unknown.


  1. James
  2. Martha
  3. John

Standeven, T.Ref 344-1978
[18??-18??] Millwright at Halifax.

In November 1863, he was declared bankrupt

Standeven, ThomasRef 344-658
[15??-15??] Vicar of Coley [1562]. He was the master at a school held in Coley Chapel

Standeven, ThomasRef 344-2349
[18??-18??] Partner in Thomas & Henry Standeven.

He lived at 22 Melville Place, Halifax [1874]

Standeven, TitusRef 344-5501
[1811-1858] Of Sowerby.

He married Mary [1809-1878].


  1. Sarah [1830-1903]
  2. Hannah [1836-1882] who never married
  3. Joseph [1840-1846]
  4. infant
  5. infant
  6. Mary Hannah [1844-1905] who never married
  7. Achsah [1846-1918]
  8. Titus

Titus died 27th January 1858 (aged 47).

Mary died 8th October 1878 (aged 69).

Members of the family were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby

Standeven, Rev TitusRef 344-6360
[1849-1910] Son of Titus Standeven.

Born 13th March 1849.

He died 13th October 1910.

He was buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby with other members of his family

Standeven, WilliamRef 344-3100
[1789-18??] Son of John Standeven.

Born in Sowerby.

He married (1) Grace Hartley [1794-1843].

He married (2) Susanna Eastwood [1796-1868] from Skircoat.


  1. Jane [b 1827]
  2. William
  3. Mary [b 1832]

Standeven, WilliamRef 344-3101
[1829-1???] Son of William Standeven.

In 1850, he married Sarah Schofield [1830-1???] in Halifax.


  1. John [b 1850] who emigrated to the US in the 1870s
  2. Herbert
  3. Thomas [b 1851]


The Standeven familyRef 344-1899
Worsted mill owners. They lived at Longlands, Lightcliffe


Standeven surnameRef 344-1
Other forms of the surname include Standen and Standhaven.

There are over 20 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Standeven, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Standeven

Marriage 1902; Death 1900

Unattached burials at Lister Lane Cemetery: Plot 3382


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