Bedfordshire England

1658 Marriage Banns – Thomas Ivory of Redborne and Mary PRIOR of Bartton, beginning 19 April 1658. (Bedfordshire Parish Registers)

1766 ResidentRev. Mr. PRIOR, Luton. (Constitutions [afterw.] Constitutions, orders and regulations By Clergy orphan corporation, pub. 1766)

1809 through 1812 AdsMr Charles Pryor of Biggleswade selling Blackmore and Co bolting cloths. (The Bury and Norwich Post, 29 Nov 1809)

1824 Death – Sarah Pryor, wife of Christopher Pryor, age 70 (The Annual Monitor 1826)

1825 Death – Christopher Pryor of Luton, age 77 (The Annual Monitor 1826)

1841 UK Census, Bedfordshire
Biggleswade, Chatton Street, Fanny PRYOR 40, wash woman, born in county. Ann PRYOR 8? born in county.
Biggleswade Union Workhouse Joseph PRYOR 40 agr lab born in county.
Houghton Regis, Dist 4, William PRYOR 80 agr lab, Martha 70. Neither person born in Bedfordshire.
St. Mary, County Lunatic AsylumRebecca PRYOR 50, patient, not born in county. William PRYOR, patient, 20, no born in county.
Bedford, St Paul Wm PRIOR 71 born in county, Ann 73, Fowler PRIOR 30, Sophia Denkins 36, Sophia Denkins 5, George Denkins 2, James Salsberg 7 (Thomas Fowler Prior baptized 1809 in Bedford St. Paul, parents William Prior and Ann.)
Bedford, St. Paul, page 29 William PRIOR 36 born in county, tailor. Julia Prior 38 born out of county. Martha 13, Julia 8, William 3, Maria 3, Elizabeth 11 mos. (William Prior married Julia Poole 3 Dec 1826 in Bedford)
Bedford, St. Paul, Stephen PRIOR 60 born in county. Joseph PRIOR 58 born in county

1846 Working in Bedford – An explosion at the shop of Fowler PRIOR, a chemist. His brother William PRIOR assisted at the scene. The explosion killed 21 year old shop assistant William Smith. The fire was caused by a spark from the fire igniting the combustible materials in the shop. This was the second incident involving Prior. A coroner’s inquest was to be held. (The Times, London, 9 Nov 1846)

1851 UK Census, Bedfordshire
Bedford, St. Paul, 14 High Street Thomas F PRIOR (Thomas Fowler Prior) 40 b. Bedford chemist & druggist, Emma Prior 38 wife, Saml Prior 3 mos son b. Bedford, M A Norman 30 visitor b. Bedford.
Bedford, St. Paul, Alms Houses, No. 4 William PRIOR Sr. widow 81 formerly tailor, b. St. Paul, Bedford. William PRIOR son 43 carpenter b. St Paul Bedford. William F PRIOR grand son 13 scholar b. West Hackney, Middlesex.
Bedford, St. Paul, Alms Houses, No. 7 Stephen PRIOR married 70 formerly tailor b. St. Pauls Bedford. Sarah wife 67 b. St. Pauls Bedford.