Mrs S. Standering (d.1784)
Mrs S. Standering was born in Newry, Northern Ireland. According to her obituary by the preacher Christopher Hopper, 'her parents were credible people and brought her up in a moral way'. She was converted by the preaching of the itinerant John Hampson, an experience so dramatic that 'she dropt down in the market place at Newry as if she had been dead'.
She was married to John Standering in about 1765 and the couple moved to Bolton in Lancashire where her husband died four years after the marriage. She moved to Manchester at an unspecified date.
Standering suffered from very poor health for the last sixteen years of her life, which included a temporary blindness. Her last illness was particularly severe and lasted for twenty weeks before she died at the end of October 1784.
Source: Arminian Magazine 1785, 80-81.