Bedford, Thomas an English nonjuring clergyman, son of Hilkiah Bedford, was educated at Westminster School and St. John's College, Cambridge, where he was matriculated, Dec. 9, 1730. Being a nonjuror, he never took a degree; but, going into orders in his own party, officiated among them in Derbyshire, fixing his residence at Compton, near Ashbourne. He died at Compton in Feb. 1773." He edited Simeon of Durham's De Exordio argue Procursu Durhelmensis Ecclesice (printed by subscription, 1732). He also published a Historical Catechism (2d ed. 1742). See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.