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The Chapman and Gillions Family
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The Chapman and Gillions Family

John James Chapman was born on the 10th January 1790 at Hungerford, Berkshire. He was the son of Captain Thomas Chapman and Mary (née Lowndes). Throughout the 17th and 18th centuries John James Chapman’s ancestors...

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04 Aug 2021
Policing in Bedfordshire
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Policing in Bedfordshire

Up to four separate police forces served Bedfordshire during Queen Victoria’s reign, as boroughs became incorporated: Bedford Borough Police Force – established in 1836, policing the Borough of Bedford. Bedfordshire Police Force – established in 1840, initially...

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21 May 2021
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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11 Feb 2021