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About Anne Bacon

Anne Bacon was the eldest daughter of Sir Nicholas Bacon of Redgrave (1540-1624) and Anne Butts (d.1616) and was brought up as a Puritan. She married Robert Drury (1575-April 2, 1615) on January 30, 1592. His father had died £6000 in debt. Anne’s father took over management of the estate and Drury spent much of this time away from England as a soldier. They had two daughters, Dorothy (d.yng) and Elizabeth (c.1596-December 1610). Drury House was a meeting places for conspirators in the Essex rebellion of 1601, but Drury himself was cleared of charges of treason. Lady Drury remodeled Hawstead Place. In 1610, the Drurys and their daughter Elizabeth journeyed to Spa and then to Paris, returning to London in December, just before Elizabeth’s death. After her husband’s death, Anne was left very wealthy. She chose not to remarry, bur rather supervised her estate and invested in additional property.

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