William Bedford was born about 1550, in Kingsland, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom as the son of Walter Bedford. He married Mrs William Bedford in 1753, in England. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters.
English: habitational name from the county seat of Bedfordshire, or a smaller place of the same name in Lancashire, or from Bedforth in Thornhill, Yorkshire. Both of the former are named with the Old English personal name Bēda + Old English ford ‘ford’. The name is now very common in Yorkshire as well as Bedfordshire.