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Recorders of the Borough of Bedford

 

1650                Sir Samuel Browne , resigned 1661

1661                Rt. Hon. Oliver St John Earl of Bolingbroke , resigned 1684

1684                Robert Earl of Ailesbury, died 1685

1685                Thomas Earl of Ailesbury

1689                Paulet St John 3rd Earl of Bolingbroke, died 1711

1712                Charles Lord Bruce, died 1747

1747                John Baron St John of Bletsoe, resigned 1767

1767                John Duke of Bedford 

1771                Sir Robert Bernard, died 1789

1789                Francis Duke of Bedford, died 1802

1802                John Duke of Bedford

No recorder between 1835 and 1846, when the Borough recovered the privilege of holding its own Quarter Sessions

1846                Michael Prendergast

1849                Thomas Borrow Burcham

1857                M. L. Wells

1859                Richard Couch

1862                Michael Prendergast

1866                David Deedy Keene Q.L.

1870                John Thomas Abdy, resigned 1898

1899                William Russell Griffiths, died June 1910

1910                Henry Dawes Bonsey

1912                Harold John Hastings Russell, died 1926

1926                Honourable Victor A F V Russell

1948                Charles Lamand Henderson

1963                Geoffrey Dawson Lane

1966                S. Silkin Q.C., M.P.