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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
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