Edward Besford (28 June 1915 – 12 July 1978) was the son of David Besford (1897-1991) and Rhoda Besford (née Websell). He was born in Northumberland, UK and moved to Australia aged 10. He went on to be an Australian rules footballer and cricketer.
George Besford was born at Fenrother, Northumberland, and was baptised on 20th March 1831 at St. Cuthbert’s Parish Church, Hebron. He was the son of Robert Besford (1792-1844) and his wife Mary Besford (née Marshall).
William Lyons was born on 29th September 1926 at 110 Maple Street, Ashington. He was the son of Daisy Besford and her husband William Lyons. He was always known to my mother and Uncle David (his cousins Dorothy Jane Besford and David Besford) as Willy.