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Martha Bacon (Woodward)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Upton, Buckinghamshire, England
Death: Died in Burgate, Suffolk, England
Place of Burial: Burgate, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of George Woodward, MP and Elizabeth Woodward
Wife of Rev. James Bacon
Mother of Martha Smith; Nathaniel Bacon; William Bacon; Thomas Bacon; Ann Mason and 1 other
Sister of Elizabeth Woodward; Robert Woodward; Anna Woodward; Henry Woodward; Bridget Woodward and 13 others

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About Martha Bacon

  William James Woodward. History informs us that several persons bearing the name of Woodward suffered persecution among the Friends of England, and one of them, named Henry, died in prison. In Worcestershire we find the names of Joan, John, Richard and Thomas, all of whom suffered more or less for their religious opinions. From careful research we find that there appears to have been as many as five different settlements of those bearing the name of Woodward in the early colonization of this country. They settled in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia. Those of Maryland, in the counties of Anne Arundel and St. Mary's were found there among the earliest settlers, near St. Anne's chapel, which is supposed to be one of the earliest churches of the Episcopal denomination in America. The Woodwards of Virginia antedate all others of the early settlers. Henry Woodward came to Virginia in the ship "Diana," and was living at Hog Island, with Jane, his wife, in 1624. '''The Rev. James Bacon, of England, first cousin of Sir Francis Bacon, married Martha''', a daughter of George Woodward, of Buckinghamshire, England, '''and had issue''', Nathaniel, born 1620, died in 1692, member of council in Virginia, 1657; burgess of York, 1659; acting governor, 1689; this was not the rebel. During the reign of Charles, fifteen thousand families had been ruined for their religious persuasions, and on the accession of James, twelve hundred Friends were released from filthy prisons and noisome dungeons, in which five thousand had perished for conscience's sake. In 1690 grants of land were made in North Carolina to William and Samuel Woodward. In 1719, grants were made to Henry, James and Edward Woodward. We find other records as follows: Thomas Woodward, clerk of the assembly, in March, 1655 ; Thomas Woodward, of the Isle of Wight, in 1678; Thomas Woodward constituted sole surveyor of North Carolina, in 1662. Captain Henry Woodward was an active participant in the French and Indian wars,  .... etc. 

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  • Nathaniel Bacon (bap. 1620–1692)
  • Contributed by Peter V. Bergstrom and the Dictionary ofVirginia Biography
  • Nathaniel Bacon, a member of the governor's Council, was often referred to as Nathaniel Bacon (the elder) in order to distinguish him from his namesake cousin, known as Nathaniel Bacon (the rebel) (1647–1676). Little is known about his early life. By 1653 Bacon had moved to Virginia. He settled in Isle of Wight County before moving to York County. In March 1656 Bacon represented York County in the House of Burgesses, and by December of that year he had become a member of the governor's Council, where he served for three years. After another term as a burgess in 1659, he had once again been named to the Council by August 1660. As the senior member of the Council by January 1682, on three separate occasions in the 1680s and early in 1690 he served as president and acting governor of the colony. Bacon had no children, and when he died on March 16, 1692, his niece Abigail Smith Burwell inherited his vast estate.
  • Nathaniel Bacon was the only son of James Bacon and Martha Bacon. His father, who also had three daughters by this or another marriage, was rector of Burgate in the county of Suffolk, England. Bacon was born probably at his paternal grandfather's Suffolk seat, Friston Hall, and he was christened on August 29, 1620, in the Parish of Saint Mary's, Bury Saint Edmunds, Suffolk. He was distantly related to the philosopher Francis Bacon.
  • Little is known about Bacon's youth, .... etc.
  • From: http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Bacon_Nathaniel_bap_1620-1692

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  • The New England Historical and Genealogical Register ..., Volume 57; Volume 1903 By New England Historic Genealogical Society Staff
  • http://books.google.com/books?id=ZasL5T7AmxcC&printsec=frontcover&dq=New+England+Historical+and+Genealogical+Register&source=bl&ots=Frk6i9azCE&sig=szP_UHQzaVSJY8kjIGQpllNso7o&hl=en&ei=-eJvTZzUJYiasAOC5ojLCw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CB0Q6AEwATgK#v=onepage&q=bacon&f=false
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  • James Bacon, the above testator, was married three times; by his first wife Mary, dau. of John Gardiner of Grove Place, co. Bucks., he had a daughter Anne, who married John Ryvett of Bramston, co. Suff., Esq., and three other children who all died in infancy. By his second wife, Margaret, daughter of Richard Rawlins of London, and widow of Richard Goldstone of London, salter, he had issue Sir James Bacon of Freston Hall, Suff., Knt., and William, second son, as well as two other children who did not survive.* His wife was Ann, dau. of Humphrey Packenton, and relict of Edward Jackman, Alderman and Sheriff of London, by whom he had no issue. The eldest son, Sir James Bacon, by his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Francis and Anne (Drury) Bacon, left issue Nathaniel Bacon, his son and heir, who was grandfather through his eldest son Thomas, of Nathaniel Bacon of Virginia, "the Rebel," and through his second son, Rev. James Bacon, Rector of Burgate in Suff., by his wife Martha Honeywood, of the other Nathaniel of Virginia, Councellor and acting Governor.
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  • Martha, the widow of Rev. James Bacon, married second, Rev. Robert Peck, for 30 years Rector of Hingham in Suff., afterward of Hingham in Massachusetts, who had had issue by his first wife, a daughter, Anne Peck, who became the wife of Major John Mason of Seabrook, Conn., distinguished in the Pequot War. *

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Martha Bacon's Timeline

1597
June 12, 1597
Upton, Buckinghamshire, England
June 12, 1597
Upton, Cum Chalvey, Buckinghamshire, England
June 12, 1597
Upton, Cum Chalvey, Buckinghamshire, England
1601
1601
Age 3
Probably London, Middlesex, England
1618
1618
Age 20
Friston, Suffolk, England
1620
1620
Age 22
Burgate, Suffolk, England
1620
Age 22
Friston, Suffolk, England
1622
1622
Age 24
Burgate, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
1626
1626
Age 28
Burgate, Suffolk, England
1629
1629
Age 31
Of, Burgate, Suffolk, England