Hello! I am interested in any Beards (past or present)from the Bedfordshire area - particularly Haynes, Hawnes, Cardington, and (possibly) Wooton. I have traced my family back to the early 1700's (Richard, Samuel, Joshua being the main ones). There were many others as they had large families. Some (I believe) went to South Africa and the Americas. My branch came to Victoria, Australia around 1856.