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The Tacchi Family
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The Tacchi Family

Antonio Tacchi was born in 1784 at Bellagio on Lake Como, Lombardy in northern Italy. He was probably one of the many Italians who migrated to England in the early 1800s. Antonio settled in Bedford...

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18 May 2022
The Musical Rose family
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The Musical Rose family

Robert Rose was born on 17 October 1814 in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, the son of Robert and Priscilla Rose. He was baptised on 17 February 1815 at the ‘Independent’ church there, a Non-Conformist denomination which...

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22 Mar 2022
The Day Family
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The Day Family

The Days were a family who built up their business mainly in the building trade in Bedford but also in ironmongery, at a time when the town of Bedford was rapidly expanding. Through marriage they...

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07 Feb 2022
William Blower, Surgeon
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William Blower, Surgeon

William Blower was born in 1802 at Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire, and was the son of Mary (1772-1835) and Samuel Blower (1777-1844).Samuel ran his own business as a lace dealer. From a young age William enjoyed...

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01 Feb 2022
The Clarabut Family
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The Clarabut Family

Richard Clarabut and his brother, Alfred Bouchier Clarabut were two of the eight children of John Stone Clarabut and Mary Blaxland (née Love). John and Mary were both born at Sandwich, Kent  and were married...

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10 Nov 2021