The history of the Besfords

Robert Besford (1856)

Robert Besford was the son of John Besford and Margaret Besford (née Patterson).

Robert was born on 14th November 1856 at “Mill, Cowpen”. A windmill called Crofton or Cowpen Mill had been built in 1799. This was located near to Cowpen Square, where John and Margaret were recorded as living on the 1851 census.

Robert died on 5th December 1856 at “Mill, Cowpen”. His death certificate gives the cause of death as “Convulsions – two days”. He was just three weeks old.

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