Bedford, William an English Congregational minister, was born at Norwich, Dec. 16, 1790. He was converted:about the age of twenty; received his academical training at Old College, Homerton; and in 1820 was ordained pastor of the Independent Church at Narborough. Here he labored till 1860, and then retired to Great Snoring, Norfolk, where he died, Dec. 17, 1863. Mr. Bedford was noted for great liberality. His preaching was characterized by earnestness, fidelity, and an experimental acquainitance with Gospel truths. He excelled in letter-writing. He rarely lost an opportunity; either by voice or pen, of commending the Gospel of Christ. See (Lond.) Cong. Year- book, 1865, p. 220.