Sarah Standeven

20 March 1774–June 1869 (Age 95)
Sowerby, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Sarah

When Sarah Standeven was born on 20 March 1774, in Sowerby, Yorkshire, England, her father, John Standeven, was 11 and her mother, Jane, was 20. She married Anthony Crossley on 7 November 1813, in St John the Baptist's Church, Halifax, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Halifax St James, Halifax, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841. She died in June 1869, in Halifax, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 95.

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Anthony Crossley
Sarah Standeven
Marriage: 7 November 1813
John Crossley
Sarah Crossley
Hannah Crossley
Levi Crossley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 November 1813St John the Baptist's Church, Halifax, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World
    Age 1
    "On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."
    1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia
    Age 13
    The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.
    Age 41
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

    Name Meaning

    English: locative name, hypercorrect form of Standen . Citing Nicholas Standen or Standeven of Slaidburn (1561–81), Redmonds rightly infers that Standen was re-interpreted by folk etymology as though it were a vulgar pronunciation of stand even as stand e’en.

    Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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    Sources (7)

    • Sarah Standeven, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Sally Standeven, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Sally Standeven, "England, Yorkshire, Bishop's Transcripts, 1547-1957"

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