The County of Bedford
Bedfordshire takes its name from the shire Town of Bedford and lies in the southern part of the Midlands, about 50 miles north from London. It is a very small shire of irregular shape. Its greatest length is 36 and half miles from north to south, and its greatest breadth 22 half miles from east to west. The number of acres is 298,494 while about half the average size of a county. There are only 3 smaller counties, Hunts, Middlesex and Rutland. The population in 1831 was 95,483.
Bedfordshire Record Office
Telephone:- 01234 228833/228777
Kelly's Directory Bedfordshire 1894
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