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Francis Bacon

Birthdate: (44)
Birthplace: Hessett, Norfolk, England
Death: December 14, 1580 (44)
Barton, Suffolk, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Robert Bacon, Kt. and Isabella Bacon
Husband of Elizabeth Bacon
Brother of Anne Blackman; Thomas Bacon; Barbara Sharp; James Bacon, Sheriff of London; Sir Nicholas Bacon, Kt., Lord Keeper of the Great Seal and 4 others

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About Francis Bacon


  • Sir James Calthorpe (c. 1558–1615) of Cockthorpe, Norfolk was Sheriff of Norfolk in 1614
  • James Calthorpe was the son of Christopher Calthorpe, a student in Lincoln's Inn, and Joan his wife (who survived him, and re-married Sir Jerome Bowes, of London).[1]
  • Calthorpe was a knight on 23 July 1603 in the Royal Garden at Whitehall just before the Coronation of James I,[2] and was Sheriff of Norfolk in 1614. He died on 15 June 1615. [3]
  • Calthorpe was buried in All Saints Church Cockthorpe where there is a memorial table in at the east end of the south aisle with two coloured shields:
    • 1.Chequy or and azure, a fesse ermine, Calthorp.
    • 2.Calthorp, impaling, Argent, on a fesse engrailed gules, between three escutcheons o fthe last, as many mullets of the first, Bacon of Hesset.
  • A crest: A boar's head couped.[4]
  • Inscription:[5]
    • To God and posterity, in assured hope of a joyful resurrection, resteth the body of Sr James Calthorp, Knight, and Dame Barbara his wife, daughter to John Bacon of Hesset, Esqrs. By her he had 8 sons and 6 daughters, in whose several marriages and issue the ancient glory of yt family (resting then chiefly and almost solely in himself) did reflourish and is dilatated into many of the best houses of this country. He was buried the 16th day of June, A.D. 1615, and of his age 57. The said Dame Barbara surviving him, and much comforted with the sight of 193 of her children and their offspring, at the age of 86 years exchanged this life for a better upon the 3d day of November, 1639.
      • Behold, children are the inheritance of the Lord, And the fruit of the womb his reward. Ps. 127. 3
  • Calthorpe married Barbara daughter of Francis Bacon, of Hesset in Suffolk and died June 15, in the 12th of king James. Barbara his wife survived him, and they were both buried and had a monument in the church of Cockthorpe. They had at least three sons:
    • Christopher (died 14 March 1624), his son and heir. On 6 November 1602 he married Maud (1584–1624), daughter and co-heir of John Thurton, of Broome in Norfolk. They had five sons and three daughters James, Christopher, Edward, Charles and Oliver and three daughters.[3][6]
    • Henry (1586–1637), their third son became a prominent lawyer.
  • From:


  • Peyton, of Iselham, co. Cambridge (E Baronet, 1611 - ?1720/1840)
  • Sir Edward Peyton, 2nd Bt.
  • born c. 1588
  • mar. (1) 24 Apr 1604 Martha Livesey (bapt. 25 Oct 1584; bur. 30 Oct 1613 at Iselham, co. Cambridge), dau. of Robert Livesey, of Tooting, co. Surrey
  • children by first wife .... etc.
  • mar. (2) 6 Jun 1614 Jane Thimblethorpe (widow of Sir Henry Thimblethorpe), dau. of Sir James Calthorpe, of Cockthorpe, co. Norfolk, by his wife Barbara Bacon, dau. of Francis Bacon
  • only child by second wife
    • 4. Thomas Peyton, of Rougham, co. Norfolk (b. c. 1616; d. 1683), mar. Elizabeth Yelverton (d. 15 Jun 1668), sister and cohrss. of Sir William Yelverton, 3rd Bt., of Rougham, co. Norfolk, and 1st dau. of Sir William Yelverton, 2nd Bt., of Rougham, co. Norfolk, by his wife Ursula Richardson, 1st dau. of Sir Thomas Richardson, Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench 1631-34, by his first wife Ursula Southwell, dau. of John Southwell, of Barham, co. Suffolk, and had issue: .... etc.
  • mar. (3) 13 Dec 1638 Dorothy Minshaw (b. c. 1617; mar. (2) Rev Edward Lowe, Vicar of Brighthelmstead, co. Sussex; bur. 10 Apr 1681 at Brighthelmstead, co. Sussex)
  • children by third wife .... etc.
  • died Apr 1657 (bur. in St Clement's Danes Church, London)
  • suc. by son by first wife
  • note knighted 1611; admitted to Gray's Inn 1611; Member of Parliament for Cambridgeshire 1621-22, 1624-25, 1625 and 1626; Sheriff of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire 1622-23; taking an active part with the Presbyterians in the Civil War, he so impoverished himself that he ruined his whole estate and (probably) had to sell Iselham
  • From:


  • 'Bacon01'
  • .... etc.
  • Thomas Bacon of Hessett (d before 05.06.1546) - continued above
  • m. Ann Rous (dau of Henry Rous of Dennington)
    • 1. Francis Bacon of London (d before 24.10.1595, 3rd son)
    • m. Ann Drury (dau of John Drury of Rougham)
      • A. John Bacon of the Inner Temple
      • m. Elizabeth Paynell (dau of Henry Paynell of Belaugh, she m2. John Bowles of Langley)
        • i. Francis Bacon of Norwich (b 1586-7, d 22.08.1657, judge)
        • m. Elizabeth Robinson (b 1594-5, d 09.10.1651, dau of William Robinson of Norwich)
          • a. Francis Bacon of Norwich and Attlebridge (b 1673-4, d 28.09.1692)
          • m. Dorothy Bedingfield (bpt 1619, d 12.08.1663, dau of Philip Bedingfield of Ditchingham)
            • (1) Anne Bacon
            • m. Robert Davy (recorder of Norwich)
              • (A) Robert Davy of Ditchingham apparently of this generation
              • m. Elizabeth Bedingfeld (dau of Thomas Bedingfeld)
            • (2)+ other issue (a 1664) - Francis (b c1655), Barbara
          • b. Thomas Bacon (b 1626-7, d 18.05.1710)
          • m. Jane de Grey (d 27.07.1698, dau of Sir William de Grey of Merton)
            • (1) Anne Bacon (b c1660)
            • m. Arthur Branthwaite of Hethel
            • (2) Mary Bacon
          • c. Henry Bacon (d unm 1675)
          • d. Barbara Bacon
          • m. Thomas Pepys of Impington
          • e. Elizabeth Bacon
          • m. Robert Longe of Reymerson
      • B. Elizabeth Bacon possibly fits here
      • m. Sir James (or Francis) Bacon of Friston
      • C. Barbara Bacon possibly fits here
      • m. Sir James Calthorpe of Cockthorpe
  • Main source(s):
  • (1) For upper section : 'Ancestry of Overmire, etc.' at (accessible from with support for the Hessett line from other web sites
  • (2) For lower section : Visitation (Norfolk, 1664, Bacon of Norwich)
  • From:


  • 'Bacon02'
  • Robert Bacon of Drinkstone and Hessett (d 1548)
  • m. Isabel Cage (dau of John Cage of Pakenham)
    • 1. .... etc.
    • 3. James Bacon, Sheriff of London (d 05.06.1573)
    • The following comes from Commoners (vol iv, Northey-Hopkins of Oving House) with some input from Visitation (Suffolk, 1561, Bacon of Drinkstone and Redgreave) and Visitation (Suffolk, 1664-8, Bacon of Friston Hall).
    • m1. Mary Gardener (dau of _ Gardener of Grove Place, Buckinghamshire)
      • A. ..... etc.
    • m2. Margaret Rawlins (dau of William Rawlins of London)
      • B. Sir James (or Francis) Bacon of Friston named Francis by Commoners but James by the Visitations
      • m. Elizabeth Bacon (dau of Francis Bacon of family of Hesset)
        • i. Nathaniel Bacon of Friston
        • m. Anne Legross (dau of Sir Thomas Legrosse or Le Gros of Crostwick, Norfolk)
          • a. .... etc.
  • Main source(s): BP1934 (Bacon) with a little support from Visitation (Suffolk, 1561, Bacon of Drinkstone and Redgrave)
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Francis Bacon's Timeline

Hessett, Norfolk, England
December 14, 1580
Age 44
Barton, Suffolk, England