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Elizabeth Bacon

Birthdate: (57)
Birthplace: Cockthorpe, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
Death: 1632 (56)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir Nathaniel Bacon, Kt., MP and Anne Bacon
Wife of Sir Thomas Knyvett, Kt.
Mother of Thomas Knyvet, de jure 5th Baron Berners; Nathaniel Knyvett; Edmund Knyvett; John Knyvett; Ralph Knyvett and 2 others
Sister of Anne Townshend and Winifred Gawdy

Managed by: Stanley Welsh Duke, Jr.
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About Elizabeth Bacon

Elizabeth Bacon was the second daughter of Sir Nathaniel Bacon of Stiffkey, Norfolk (1546-November 1622) and Anne Gresham (1549-1594). Elizabeth married Thomas Knyvett (1560-1605) in 1592. Their marriage settlement led to a case in Chancery years later when Elizabeth's father claimed that she should have received leases worth £300 from the estate of Sir Thomas Parry, Thomas's maternal grandfather. The judges decided that Thomas's father would have to make up the jointure out of his own lands. The unpublished dissertation, All the Queen's Women: The Changing Place and Perception of Aristocratic Women in Elizabethan England 1558-1620 (1987) by Joan Barbara Greenbaum Goldsmith, lists Anne Bacon Knyvett as being at court in 1602-3 and says she was Anne Cooke Bacon's niece. This may have been Elizabeth. It was certainly not Anne (see her entry), but both were step-granddaughters of Anne Cooke Bacon, not her nieces. Elizabeth's children by Thomas Knyvett were Thomas (1596-June 30,1658), Nathaniel, Edmund, John, Ralph, Elizabeth, and Muriel.

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Elizabeth Bacon's Timeline

May 1, 1575
Cockthorpe, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
June 10, 1596
Age 21
Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
Age 56