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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.

The individuals listed are not necessarily related to each other.

Mr Standeven [1???-1???]
Mr Standeven [18??-18??]
Crowther Standeven [1849-1918]
Denis William Standeven [1911-1978]
Eli Standeven [1887-1922]
Fred Standeven [18??-19??]
George Standeven [18??-19??]
Henry Standeven [18??-18??]
Henry Standeven [1851-1911]
John Standeven [17??-1???]
John Standeven [18??-19??]
John Standeven [1823-1854]
John Standeven [1880-1947]
John Trevor Standeven [1906-1944]
John William Standeven [1851-1930]
Jonathan Standeven [1???-17??]
Joseph Standeven [17??-1827]
Joshua Sharp Standeven [1796-1???]
Maurice Crowther Standeven [1897-1915]
Percy Standeven [18??-19??]
Samuel Standeven [1795-18??]
T. Standeven [18??-18??]
Thomas Standeven [15??-15??]
Thomas Standeven [18??-18??]
Titus Standeven [1811-1858]
Rev Titus Standeven [1849-1910]
William Standeven [1789-18??]
William Standeven [1829-1???]

Standeven, Mr
[1???-1???] Partner in Standeven & Earnshaw

Standeven, Mr
[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, Crowther
[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 William
[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, Eli
[1887-1922] Born in Cragg Vale.

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 was buried 17th April 1922.

He is remembered in the book Royd Regeneration.

Standeven, Fred
[18??-19??] Tailor at Woolshops, Halifax.

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

Standeven, George
[18??-19??] Cotton manufacturer at Square Mill, Mytholmroyd [1905]

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

He lived at Gibbet Street, Halifax [1874]

Standeven, Henry
[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, John
[17??-1???] Of Bowood Farm, Sowerby.

He married Unknown.


  1. William
  2. Samuel

Standeven, John
[18??-19??] Waste dealer at West Vale.

In November 1879, he was declared bankrupt

Standeven, John
[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] from Low Moor, in Bradford.


  1. John William

Charlotte died at Fylde, Lancashire.

John and Charlotte were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery

Standeven, John
[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 Trevor
[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 William
[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, Jonathan
[1???-17??] He lived at Limed House, Shibden.

He married Unknown.


  1. John [b 1731]

Standeven, Joseph
[17??-1827] Of Shelf. He was a Corporal in the King's Dragoon Guards.

He was buried at Coley Church

Standeven, Joshua Sharp
[1796-1???] Illegitimate son of Sarah Standeven of Shelf.

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

Standeven, Maurice Crowther
[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).

He was buried at the Colne Valley Cemetery, Belgium, Boesinghe [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, Percy
[18??-19??] Partner in Standeven Brothers.

He lived at 5 South Parade, Halifax [1905]

Standeven, Samuel
[1795-18??] Son of John Standeven.

Born in Sowerby.

He married Unknown.


  1. James
  2. Martha
  3. John

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

In November 1863, he was declared bankrupt

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

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

He lived at 22 Melville Place, Halifax [1874]

Standeven, Titus
[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 Titus
[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, William
[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, William
[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 family
Worsted mill owners. They lived at Longlands, Lightcliffe

Standeven surname
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

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