Francis Phillip Bedingfeld was living in Deal, Kent at the time of the 1841 census, with his widowed father and siblings.
Sometime between 1841 and 1848 he went to the West Indies, maybe joined the Army like his father. He married a lady called Myra Jane who was born there, they had three children in the West Indies before they came back to England in around 1852.
Eliza Elinor born 1848, Myra Emmaline born 1850 and Francis D or R born 1852.
The family are living in Birkenhead, Cheshire in the 1861 census, Francis as a Clerk, and now with four more children all born in Cheshire, Richard Augustus born 1854, Henry Havers born 1856, Selina Catherine born 1859 and an infant daughter called Mary Coralie who is just 1 day old on the census and unamed, born 6th April 1861. Then another son in 1862 who they called Charles De Longueville Bedingfeld, I assume after Francis’s brother who had died in 1859.
Between 1861 and 1867 they moved down south to London.
Sadly at the age of 45 Francis’s wife Myra Jane died, source= 1867, Kensington, April Q, Vol 1a, page 95. Listed on FMP as Bedingeld and Ancestry as Bedingfeld.
Francis Phillip is still in Kensington, London at the time of the 1871 census, Frances a Landowner, with three of his children, Eliza 23, Henry 15, Charles 8. Selina (listed as Selma) and Mary the youngest two girls are pupils at Roxborough Park School at Harrow, Middlesex. Have found also in the 1871 census a Francis R Bedingfeld aged 18 at a public school, as a boarder pupil in Portsea, it might be correct.
Francis Phillip Bedingfeld died on the 27 June 1874. And surprisingly didn’t leave a lot in his will.
Here’s 90/98 Bleinheim Crescent, Nottinghill, London now (See photo below) just the other side of Hyde Park is the Photographers Bassano at 122 Regent Street, where the CDV was taken, sometime between 1866 and 1874 as that is when he was operating at that address.
There are a couple of family trees on Ancestry if you are interested in the Bedingfeld/Bedingfield family, there is so much more info there to be delved into too, looks a very interesting family…