He was the son of John Standon and his wife Elizabeth. He held a number of public appointments such as buyer for the King’s household (1378–1396) and tax collector for London (1382) and served on a number of Commissions.
He married three times; firstly Elizabeth, secondly Agnes and thirdly another Agnes, the daughter and eventual coheiress of Sir Adam Francis and widow of Thomas Basings (d.1400) of Kenardington, Kent. They had one daughter.
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- "Chronological list of aldermen: 1302-1400". British History Online. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
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