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Bedfordshire Orphanages

Ely Deaconnesses Orphanage, Bedford, Sister Fanny Eagles, Head Sister. Also Ely Deaconnesses Home, Bromham Road, Sister Fanny Eagles, Head Sister.

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.

Source:
Kelly's Directory Bedfordshire 1894


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