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Father of Edwin Standen

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Bev Report 1 May 2019 19:01

I am trying to find out who were my fathers fathers parents. His name was Edwin Standen and married to Phoebe Sedley. Any info would be helpful


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 1 May 2019 19:39

Bev, it would really have helped if you told us when & where they were both born as well as where they were married.

As a starting point (& we realise your enquiry was about Edwin) you have Phoebe in your tree as
Phoebe Sedley 1876 Cannock, Staffordshi...

A tree on Ancestry has her as

Phoebe Alice Hulme
BIRTH ABT 1876 • Staffordshire, Stafford, England
DEATH 1952 • England

Edwin Standen
BIRTH 1882 • england
DEATH 1930 • England

They also cite the 1911 census
Phoebe Standen
[Phoebe French] - no justification for an alternative name.
Age in 1911: 35
Estimated birth year: abt 1876
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Staffordshire, Stafford, England
Civil Parish: Kensington
Search Photos: Search for 'Kensington' in the UK City, Town and Village Photos collection
County/Island: London
Country: England
Street address: 101 Ifield Rd, South Kensington S W
Marital status: Married
Years Married: 12
Estimated Marriage Year: 1899
Registration district: Kensington
Registration District Number: 2
Sub-registration district: Kensington South
ED, institution, or vessel: 39
Piece: 126
Household Members:
Name Age
Phoebe Standen 35
Phoebe Standen 11 - born Fulham
Cecila Standen 4 - born South Kensington
George Standen 2 - Born South Kensington
William Standen 0 (6 months) born South Kensington

The following names are transcribed but not on the image.
Mary Elzth French 63
Sidney E French 28
Amy Grace French 20
Stephen French 19
Joseph Evans 62
Florence Evans 47

Confirmation of mothers maiden name as given on the Ancestry tree, birth for William
GRO Reference: 1910 D Quarter in KENSINGTON Volume 01A Page 90

Perhaps you could give as more details please so that we can confirm your research?


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 1 May 2019 19:44

The only Hulme/Standen marriage seems to be

First name(s) PHOEBE A
Last name HULME
Marriage quarter 4
Marriage year 1915
Registration month -
MarriageFinder ™

PHOEBE A HULME married one of these people
Edwin Standen

Spouse's last name Standen
District Steyning
County Sussex
Country England
Volume 2B
Page number 845

If this is relevant, perhaps one of them wasn't free to marry??
Do you have a copy of the MC? Who does Edwin name as his father, and what was Edwin's declared age?


safc Report 1 May 2019 19:46


Record Transcription:
1901 England, Wales & Scotland Census

48, Danehurst Street, Fulham, London & Middlesex, England

Household Members
Members that resided in the household at the time of the census.
First name(s) Last name Relationship Marital status Sex Age Birth year Occupation Birth place
Phoebe Sedley Head Married Female 26 1875 Domestic Servant Cannock, Staffordshire, England
Phoebe Sedley Daughter - Female 1 1900 - Fulham, Middlesex, England


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 1 May 2019 19:51

Baptism of Cecilia

Cecilia Alice Standen
Gender: Female
Record Type: Baptism
Baptism Date: 26 Jul 1906
Baptism Place: Worlds End St John, Kensington and Chelsea, England
Father: Edwin Standen - Bricklayer
Mother: Phoebe Standen

Address as per 1911 census


Rambling Report 1 May 2019 19:55


GRO Reference: 1877 D Quarter in STOKE UPON TRENT Volume 06B Page 257


Rambling Report 1 May 2019 20:07

Standen Household (3 People)
52 Glycena Road , Battersea, London, England

Phoebe A Standen Female 26 Oct 1878 Unpaid Domestic Duties Widowed 147 1
Cecilia A Standen Female 21 May 1906 Stores Wage Clerk Single 147 2
William Standen Male 02 Oct 1910 Shop Manager (Tailors) Divorced 147 3

GRO Reference: 1910 D Quarter in KENSINGTON Volume 01A Page 90

GRO Reference: 1906 J Quarter in KENSINGTON Volume 01A Page 170


Rambling Report 1 May 2019 20:11

Birth of the Phoebe posted by safc

GRO Reference: 1899 D Quarter in FULHAM Volume 01A Page 282


Rambling Report 1 May 2019 21:02

As it's same area as marriage? but you'd need the cert to check

GRO Reference: 1881 D Quarter in STEYNING Volume 02B Page 302

Marriages Dec 1869 (>99%)

LAMBORN Elizabeth Steyning 2b 439
Standen William Steyning 2b 439

Mother remarried Marriages Jun 1894 (>99%)
Adams Harry Steyning 2b 554
Standen Elizabeth Steyning 2b 554

She is named on service record for Edwin. ( ON FMP some pages hard to read but discharged as "not likely to become an efficient soldier". Suffering from "melancholia" ) I note he does not answer the question on attestation form "are you married" one way or the other.


Rambling Report 1 May 2019 21:22

Elizabeth & second husband With other Standen children 1901 England, Wales & Scotland Census
Foredown Road, Portslade, Steyning, Sussex, England

Harry Adams Head Married Male 40 1861 Agricultural Labourer Hurst, Sussex, England
Elizabeth Adams Wife Married Female 52 1849 - Redlynch, Wiltshire, England
Fanny A Standen Daughter Single Female 26 1875 - Sussex, England
Henry Standen Son Single Male 24 1877 Carter On Farm Sussex, England
George Standen Son Single Male 21 1880 Carter On Farm Sussex, England
James Standen Son Single Male 17 1884 Carpenter (Jobbing) Sussex, England


Rambling Report 1 May 2019 21:25

Edwin 1891

1891 England, Wales & Scotland Census
New Barn Cottage, West Hill, Portslade, Steyning, Sussex, England

Elizabeth Stunden Head Widow Female 45 1846 - Wiltshire, England
William Stunden Son Single Male 20 1871 Carter Sussex, England
Henry Stunden Son Single Male 14 1877 Farm Labourer Sussex, England
George Stunden Son Single Male 11 1880 - Sussex, England
Edwin Stunden Son Single Male 9 1882 - Sussex, England
James Stunden Son Single Male 7 1884 - Sussex, England
Harry Adams Boarder Single Male 30 1861 Farm Labourer Sussex, England

Note the boarder


Rambling Report 1 May 2019 22:18

Bev, Sadly it seems the Edwin from Portslade was suffering from depression as per the service record, there are several reports in the newspapers. Will PM if wanted and if this proves to be the right person.


ErikaH Report 3 May 2019 11:52


Bev Report 15 May 2019 17:57


I have my grandfathers bith cert and confirms his mother was Mary Ann Lellaway and his father was Frances. I cannot at this time trace backwards and find any records of Frances. Help would be good thanks


Rambling Report 15 May 2019 19:18

Bev that's the wrong cert for the details of the person you have given as grandfather.

Can you please check as the birth cert you have is this one

GRO Reference: 1857 D Quarter in MARYLEBONE Volume 01A Page 658

That is way before the Edwin George on this thread, as you can see from the dates. And that cert is NOT the man who married Phoebe, the ages are all wrong.


greyghost Report 15 May 2019 22:36

Thread headed Mary Ann Kellaway involving the Standens - last added to14 May -