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Standen family

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Jean Report 16 Aug 2013 12:45

Sorry Im back again with one of them Joseph Bridge Standen born abt 1882/3 in Ripon Yorkshire is on a 1911 census unmarried and living in Nottingham. Does anyone have Joseph in their tree and did he marry and if so who was she.


Potty Report 16 Aug 2013 12:49

Did you look on freebmd:

Deaths Jun 1916 (>99%)
Standen Joseph B 33 Basford 7b 264


Andrew Report 16 Aug 2013 12:49

This looks like his death. Can't see a marriage

England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007
about Joseph B Standen

Joseph B Standen

Birth Date:abt 1883
Date of Registration:Jun 1916
Age at Death:33
Registration District:Basford
Inferred County:Nottinghamshire



Penny Report 16 Aug 2013 12:50

Have you searched tree's? - use the tab top right A magnifying glass thingy


Reggie Report 16 Aug 2013 13:02

It's easy to look for marriage info yourself using freebmd

But, as shown above...........he died in 1916

Always look for info on freebmd first


GlitterBaby Report 16 Aug 2013 13:07

Name: Joseph Bridge Standen
Probate Date: 13 Jun 1916
Death Date: 30 Apr 1916
Death Place: Nottinghamshire, England
Registry: Nottinghamshire, England

22 Kilbourn St, Nottingham, accountants clerk
Administration (with Will) to Betsy Booth, spinster
Effects £1169 13s 10d


Jean Report 17 Aug 2013 12:47

Thank you for your help in finding Joseph Bridge Standen I appreciate it.


MarieCeleste Report 17 Aug 2013 14:45

I'm afraid he committed suicide.

Publication:Nottingham Evening Post
Publication date:Monday 01 May 1916

I'll summarise what the article says as the details are rather unpleasant (if you want a copy of the article let me know and I'll send it by pm).

The body of Joseph Bridge Standen (a clerk age 33 of Kilbourne Street, Nottingham) was found by two soldiers passing through Clifton Grove. His body was found in the woods near what is known as the cow path.

He had shot himself in the head and the gun (for which he'd recently obtained a licence) was on him.

He was described as being of a reserved disposition and had recently been rejected by the army, which had apparently preyed on his mind. He had also been unwell and received treatment for pains in his head.

A verdict of suicide during temporary insanity was returned.

Poor man.