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An Introduction to the Higgins of Bedford & Turvey Family Tree
Starting with John Higgins of Weston Underwood (1595 - 1656) the article describes the family ancestry leading to the Turvey House and Turvey Abbey Estates together with Pictshill Farm and the Bedford Brewery.
Charles Higgins: The Grocer who purchased Turvey
The article details the apprenticeship of Charles Higgins to his uncle Joseph Kilpin and the establishment of his own business. The proceeds from this wholesale grocery business provided the wealth for the purchase of part of the Turvey Estate.
The Purchase of Turvey
The 5th Earl of Peterborough decided to sell his estates in Turvey in 1786. The sale was divided into 6 lots. The six lots are described together with the purchaser and the price paid.
Who were the Mordaunts?
The Mordaunt family: their connection to Turvey and their importance in the public and political life in England.
Stories in the Landscape
Buildings, Monuments and Features
Events and Traditions
Health and Society
Leisure and Recreation
Trade and Industry
Turvey Through Time