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Linda Ayres

James William Seamark 1865-1951
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James William Seamark 1865-1951

James William Seamark was born and raised in poverty and denied a higher education. He spent a great part of his life in the service of the public; having served as a Justice of the...

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September 04, 2020
The Foster Family of Brickhill House
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The Foster Family of Brickhill House

Brickhill House was the farmhouse to Brickhill Farm that once stood over the brow of Cemetery Hill. When John Foster and his family lived there in the early 1800s, there were beautiful groves, lawns and...

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August 04, 2020
Dr Charles Edward Prior 1820 - 1907
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Dr Charles Edward Prior 1820 – 1907

Dr. Charles Edward Prior was the Coroner of the Borough of Bedford. He was a Public Analyst and the Medical Officer of Health for the Borough and of several Sanitary Authorities, including Bedford, Ampthill, Biggleswade...

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June 29, 2020
George Wesley Royle  1888 - 1946
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George Wesley Royle 1888 – 1946

George Wesley Royle was born on the 9th January 1888 at Kingston -on-Thames in Surrey, to Sir George Royle and his wife Lady Rosetta, nee Wilford. George had an elder brother, Ernest Rupert (1884 -1944),...

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June 09, 2020
Joseph Hull 1850-1931
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Joseph Hull 1850-1931

Joseph Hull was born on the 13th of October 1850 at his grandparents’ home at 6 Bell Court in St. John’s, Bedford. His christening was held at St. John’s Church, on the 10th November 1850....

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April 07, 2020
Susannah Gale: Funeral by Torch Light
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Susannah Gale: Funeral by Torch Light

Susannah Gale’s life was remarkable as were the days leading up to her unusual funeral. Susannah Gale, nee Bradley was born in 1796 in the village of Alwalton in Huntingdonshire. She was the daughter of a...

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February 29, 2020