Nathaniel Bacon (1620 - 1692) MP

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Birthplace: Finsbury, Suffolk, England
Death: Died in Kings Creek, York County, Virginia Colony
Managed by: Martin Severin Eriksen
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About Nathaniel Bacon

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.


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Nathaniel Bacon's Timeline

August 29, 1620
Bury St Edmund Parish, , Suffolk, England
Finsbury, Suffolk, England
March 16, 1692
Age 72
Kings Creek, York County, Virginia Colony