'Bedford1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Bedford of Crownest, Bedford of Dewsbury, Bedford of Ponds, Bedford of Salisbury, Bedford of Smythey Brook

MGH provides some information on 14th century Bedfords of Hull but unfortunately we do not have a connection to them. MGH's main connected pedigree starts with ...
John Bedford of Dewsbury (b 1480?, d before 12.09.1527)
m. Johanna (a 1527)
1. Robert Bedford of Dewsbury (bur 16.09.1582)
m. ?? (bur 05.02.1579)
  A. Robert Bedford of Dewsbury (bur 20.01.1627)
  m. ?? (bur 26.10.1597)
  i. John Bedford of Crownest in Dewsbury (a 07.1571, bur 02.1636)
  m. (22.11.1603 Alice Savile (dau/heir of Robert Savile of Snydale, son of Thomas of Stanley Hall, m2. Robert Nettleton)
  a. Robert Bedford (bpt 11.12.1605, bur 27.01.1659)
  m. Ann (bur 12.1651)
  (1) John Bedford (bpt 16.11.1630)
  (A)+ issue - Robert (bpt 11.1653), John (bpt 04.02.1655), Thomas (bpt 29.10.1663), Sarah (bpt 06.04.1670), Mary (bpt 01.06.1676)
  (2) Robert Bedford of Crownest (bpt 28.12.1631, d before 20.04.1661)
  m. (09.01.1653) Isabel Riche (dau of (William?) Riche of Bull House)
  (A) Thomas Bedford of Crownest (b c1668, d unm 1748)
  (B) Robert Bedford of Crownest (d 1712)
  m. Ann Calverley of Leeds (m2. Robert Wynne)
  (i) John Bedford of Leeds
  m1. Sarah Squires of Leeds
  (a) Robert Bedford (d unm at Madras)
  (b) John Bedford of Huntingdon
  m. (09.08.1768) Elizabeth Thong (dau/heir of Walter Thong of Huntingdon by Elizabeth, dau of John Ferrar of Huntingdon)
  (c) Elizabeth Bedford
  m. Thomas Glover
  (d) Sarah Bedford
  m. William Turner
  m2. Alice
  (e)+ other issue - Alice, Mary
  (ii) Elizabeth Bedford
  m. _ Wrigglesworth of Winlayton
  (C) Robert Bedford of Thornhill Briggs (dsp, Major)
  m. Mary (a 12.1735)
  (3)+ other issue - Edward (bpt 09.1650), Mary (bpt 05.1634), Elizabeth (bpt 09.1636)
  b. John Bedford of Smythey Brook near Dewsbury (bpt 23.04.1609)
  m. (09.11.1641) Elizabeth Leatham
  (1) Robert Bedford of Smythey Brook (bpt 01.03.1652, bur 19.06.1686)
  m. (02.01.1681) Martha Fowleson of Dewsbury (bur 11.03.1699)
  (A) Robert Bedford of Smythey Brook (b c1682, a 1708)
  (i) John Bedford of Ponds in Penistone (bpt 21.06.1704, d 07.05.1791)
  m. Mary Pashley (bpt 20.12.1715, d 01.01.1800, dau of John Pashley of Oxspring Lodge, son of John of Oxspring Lodge son of Thomas of Oxspring Lodge)
  (a) John Bedford of Ponds (bpt 29.10.1747, d 23.10.1809)
  m. (14.12.1774) Martha Crossley (d 06.12.1834, dau of Abraham Crossley of Handbank)
  ((1)) William Bedford of London (bpt 23.06.1778, d c1849) had issue
  m. ?? of London
((2)) Joseph Bedford of Oxspring & Penistone (b 24.01.1782, d 31.01.1845) had issue
  m. Dorothy Wain (b 12.04.1770, d 30.09.1840, dau of Thomas Wain of Birchen Lee)
  ((3)) John Bedford of Ponds & Oughtibridge (bpt 04.12.1786, d 18.01.1839) had issue
  m. (26.05.1814) Ann Grayson (b 10.11.1787, d 02.12.1860, dau/heir of George Grayson of Oughtibridge by Martha, dau/heir of Joseph Hall of Oughtibridge)
  ((4))+ other issue (d unm) - Thomas of Liverpool (bpt 22.08.1793, d 28.08.1825), Mary (b 16.06.1784, d 17.13.1813)
  (b) Mary Bedford (dsp)
  m. John Robinson of Wakefield
  (c) Frances Bedford
  (ii)+ other issue - David (bpt 03.11.1708), Ann (bpt 03.01.1702)
  (B)+ other issue - John (d yoing), Mary (bpt 18.01.1684)
  (2)+ other issue - John (bpt 24.02.1655, bur 25.02.1658), Mary (bpt 18.09.1642)
  ii. Edward Bedford (bpt 16.06.1577, dsp bur 06.02.1614)
  m. (25.04.1614) Jennet Forrest (m2. Michael Speight)
  iii. Grace Bedford (bpt 26.02.1565)
2.+ other issue - John of Emley (dsp by 10.1571), William of Hemsworth (dsp before 20.04.1575), Elizabeth, Marion, Johanna, Alice



The Visitations, between which the Harleian editors cross-reference, disagree with the names for the first two generations. Visitation (London) names the first Thomas Bedford of Salisbury but Visitation (Wiltshire) names him
William Bedford ("who came out of ye County Bedford")
m. Dorothy Penruddock of Wiltshire
1. ?? Bedford of Salisbury named William by Visitation (London) but George by Visitation (Wiltshire)
m. Margaret Eyre (dau of Robert Eyre of Salisbury)
  A. George Bedford of Salisbury (d before 24.02.1607/8)
  m. Mary Hodgson (d before 09.11.1613, dau of William Hodgson of Winchester, m2. Henry Sherfield of Salisbury)
  i. William Bedford of Salisbury
  m. Elianora Garrard (dau of Roger Garrard of Berkshire)
  a. Grace Bedford (b c1616, a 1623)
  ii. George Bedford of London (b c1599, a 1684, 3rd son)
  m. Edeth Scraes (dau of Tuppen Scraes (Scrase) of Bletchington)
  iii.+ other issue (a 1623) - John (b c1597, of Lincoln's Inn), Thomasof Boston in Lincolnshire (b c1606), Maria (b c1602), Jane (b c1604)
  B. John Bedford (Captain)
  C. Dorothea Bedford
  m. Ralph Briscoe of Hertfordshire
  D. Anna Bedford
  m. Phillipp Pine or Payne of Dorset
2.+ other issue - William, Thomas mentioned by Visitation (Wiltshire)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : MGH (NS1, vol 3 (1880), 'Pedigree of the Bedfords of Hull, Dewsbury, Penistone, etc., co. York', p189+)
(2) For lower section : Visitation (Wiltshire, 1623, 'Bedford'), Visitation (London, 1634, 'Bedford')
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