Cox/Cock Extracts from the 1851 Census for Bedfordshire

In Saxon times Bedford was known as "Bedanford or Bedicanford" signifying "The lodging or fortress at the ford" which one supposes is the river Ouse. It is the capital town of Bedfordshire that in turn is of great antiquity, the scene of several early battles. It was once inhabited by the tribe named Cassii and then became part of the Roman Britannia Superior after which it became part of Britannia Prima and in 310AD, part of the Flavia Caesariensis. It then belonged in the time of Heptarchy to Mercia and first took the name of Bedford during the reign of Alfred the Great. Many of the remains of these various occupations are to be found in this county which was and is still a centre of manufacturing.

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B

Bedford Prison - Biggleswade Workhouse - Bolnhurst -

C

Cardington - Carlton -

D

E

Eaton Socon - Eaton Socon Workhouse - Eggington -

F

G

Girtford

H

Houghton Conquest -

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J

K

L
Leegrave - Leighton Buzzard -

M

N

O

Odell -

P

Q

R

S

Sharnbrook - Stagsden -

T

Tetworth - Turvey -

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V

W

X

Y

Z