Author Archives: Linda Ayres



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Anne Insull Tilby
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Anne Insull Tilby

Anne Insull Tilby (née Malden) was born into one of the most well-known families in Bedford. Her cousins were Charles Wells, the brewer, and George Wells who served five times as the Mayor of Bedford....

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February 11, 2021
Higgins and Sons -  Hoteliers and Brewers
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Higgins and Sons – Hoteliers and Brewers

Charles Higgins (1789-1862) and his wife Mary (née Branson) (1791-1862) were born in Northamptonshire. In 1817 Charles was the landlord of the 17th century Hind Inn in Sheep Street, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. In 1823, Charles and...

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January 27, 2021
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