The history of the Besfords


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Besfords who have settled permanently in a new country.

UK to USA / Canada

John David Besford (1883-?) emigrated in 1907 from Glasgow, UK to Ontario, Canada and then to Detroit, USA

George Robert Besford (1909-?) emigrated in 1947 from Seaton Delaval, Northumberland, UK to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

UK to Australia

Thomas Besford transported as a convict in 1818 from Shropshire, UK, to New South Wales.

John Besford transported as a convict in 1835 from Shropshire, UK to Hobart, Tasmania.

Hannah Besford transported as a convict in 1833 from Shropshire, UK to St Philip’s, Sydney, New South Wales.

David Besford (1897-1991) emigrated in 1925 from Choppington, Northumberland, UK to Victoria, Australia, and later in 1943 to Tasmania.

Thomas Besford (1899-1994) emigrated in 1928 from Kent, UK to Wonthaggi, Victoria, Australia.

Lee Besford