The earliest Besford that I have been able to trace.
James was living in Thropton at the time of his marriage to Margaret Robson. They were married at All Saints Parish Church, Rothbury, on 17th August 1679.
Their son George was born at Thropton and baptised at the same church on 5th September 1680.
🔍 Unsolved mystery
Where was James Besford born?
We know James Besford was married in Rothbury in 1679, but have been unable to find any record of his baptism.