Open a form to report problems or contribute information

 
1 Introduction 2 Message details 3 Upload file 4 Submitted
Page 1 of 4

Help and advice for Bedford

If you have found a problem on this page then please report it on the following form. We will then do our best to fix it. If you are wanting advice then the best place to ask is on the area's specific email lists. All the information that we have is in the web pages, so please do not ask us to supply something that is not there. We are not able to offer a research service.

If you wish to report a problem, or contribute information, then do use the following form to tell us about it. We have a number of people each maintaining different sections of the web site, so it is important to submit information via a link on the relevant page otherwise it is likely to go to the wrong person and may not be acted upon.

Bedford

BEDFORD, a township and a chapelry in Leigh parish, Lancashire. The township lies on the Tyldesley and Kenyon branch railway, 1 mile ENE of Leigh; and has a station on the railway. Post Town, Leigh, under Manchester. Acres, 2,438. Real property, £11,144. Pop., 6,558. Houses, 1,323. The property is much subdivided. There are cotton and silk mills, an iron foundry, collieries, and brickfields. The chapelry is conterminate with the township; and was constituted in 1842. The living is a vicarage in the dio. of Manchester. Value, £300.* Patron, the Vicar of Leigh. The church is recent; and there are Methodist and Roman Catholic chapels and a national school.

John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)

topup
topup

Census

topup

Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Bedford area is Wigan and Leigh.
topup

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Bedford which are provided by:

topup

Gazetteers

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Bedford to another place.

Click here for a list of nearby places.

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

  • "BEDFORD, a township in the parish of Leigh, hundred of West Derby, in the county palatine of Lancashire, 1 mile from Leigh. The Bolton and Kenyon Junction railway runs near it. The workpeople are chiefly employed in the cotton manufactures. Good limestone is obtained here, which is much used for subaqueous works. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, value £150, in the patronage of the Vicar of Leigh. The Wesleyans have a chapel here. Bedford Hall is in the neighbourhood."

    (See more)
topup

Historical Geography

In 1835 Bedford was a township in the parish of Leigh.

You can see the administrative areas in which Bedford has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

topup
topup
topup

Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Bedford was in the Archdeaconry of Chester, in the Diocese of Chester. The original Lancashire wills for the Archdeaconry of Chester are held at the Lancashire Record Office.
topup

You can also see Family History Societies covering the nearby area, plotted on a map. This facility is being developed, and is awaiting societies to enter information about the places they cover.