The history of the Besfords

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  • Catherine (Kate) Besford (later Gordon)

    Catherine (Kate) Besford (later Gordon)

    Catherine Besford was born on 22nd September 1883 at Bog Row, Hetton-le-Hole, Co. Durham. Catherine was the daughter of George Besford (1852-1935), a coal miner, and his wife Isabella Besford (née Miller).The 1891 Census recorded Catherine (now 7) living with her parents at 130 Walker Road, Newcastle upon Tyne.

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  • John Besford (1820-1875)

    John Besford (1820-1875)

    John Besford (1820-1875) was born in Stannington, Northumberland in 1820. He was run over by a train on Stannington Viaduct on 3rd August 1875.

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  • John Besford (1890-1916)

    John Besford was born in 1890, the son of Thomas Besford and Elizabeth Besford (née Train). The 1891 Census records John aged 7 months and living with his parents at 5 Croft Street, Cowpen, Blyth, Northumberland.

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  • William Thomas Besford

    William Thomas Besford was born in 1856. His parents were William Besford and Jane Besford (née Reveley).

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  • Charles Herbert Besford

    Born on 3rd December 1898 at South Shields. His parents were William Besford and Ella E. Besford (née Stokes). The 1901 Census recorded Charles Herbert Besford aged 2 and living at 5 Second Avenue, Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne, with his parents.

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  • George Robert Besford (1909-?)

    George Robert Besford emigrated from England to Canada in 1947. He sailed from Southampton to Halifax, Nova Scotia, on the RMS Aquitania, a Cunard-White Star Line ship,  leaving on 13th September 1947.

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  • Thomas Bestford

    Thomas Bestford served with the Union Army during the American Civil War. He volunteered to serve in the 9th  Regiment, Pennsylvania Cavalry (92nd Volunteers) on 31st October 1861, joining up for a term of three years. He was recruited from Dauphin and Luzerne Counties, Pennsylvania.

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  • John David Besford (1883-?)

    John David Besford was born in 1883, the son of Armstrong Besford and his wife Margery Ann Besford. Armstrong Besford was born at Cramlington, Northumberland, and was the son of John Besford (1820-1875) who was killed on the viaduct at Stannington, and his wife Martha Besford (née Armstrong).

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