Hon. Nathaniel Bacon

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Nathaniel Bacon

Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: Stretton, Derbyshire, England
Death: Died in Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of William Bacon; Nathaniel Bacon; Rebecca Bacon and Elizabeth Bacon
Husband of Hannah Bacon
Father of Hannah Shove; Nathaniel Bacon; Mary (Bacon) Lane; Samuel Bacon; Jeremiah Bacon and 2 others
Brother of Mary Lakin

Occupation: Tanner and currier
Managed by: Chris Prather
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About Hon. Nathaniel Bacon

Nathaniel had settled at Barnstable by 1640. He was proposed for freeman in 1645. He was elected Constable in 1650.

Nathaniel was a prominent and influential citizen of Plymouth Colony. He was a large landowner.

He was a representative at the General Court from 1652-1665. He was Deputy of the General Court from 1652-1667. In 1667, he was elected Assistant to the Court and was re-elected each year until his death in 1673.

In 1658 and again in 1667 he was a member of the council of war [The Compendium of American Genealogy, Vol. 6, p. 752].

From the Cape Cod Library, Vol. II, Barnstable Town Records, p. 1675 (genealogylibrary.com):

12/22/1656 : "order, reciting great damages by neglect to keep the fences up -- that they shall be made by the 1st of March, as proportioned by Henry Cob, Nathaniel Bacon, John Gorham, Thomas Huckens & George Lewes."

"Resolved by ye Towne this 21st of May, 1662, That Thos. Hinckley, Nathl Bacon, Thos. Huckens, Joseph Lothrop & John Davis be empowered to make such orders Respecting ye general field as may be for ye preservation of ye corn for this present year and for so long time as untill ye Town shall take some other course therein & it was further ordered as an addition thereunto that what order or orders ye aforementioned five men or any three of them shall agree upon Respecting ye said field, shall stand in force till ye town make some other provision therein."


  • MAYO, Hannah
  • b. ABT 1628
  • d. Barnstable, Barnstable, Mass.
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 4 DEC 1642 Barnstable, Barnstable, Mass.
  • Spouse: BACON, Nathaniel
  • b. 12 APR 1613 England
  • d. 16 MAR 1691/2 Barnstable, Barnstable, Mass.
  • Children:
    • BACON, Hannah
    • BACON, Nathaniel
    • BACON, Mary b. 12 AUG 1648 Barnstable, Barnstable, Mass.
    • BACON, Samuel
    • BACON, Elizabeth b. 28 JAN 1652/3 Barnstable, Barnstable, Mass. d. 1676
    • BACON, Jeremiah
    • BACON, Mercy
    • BACON, John
  • From: http://www.genealogyofnewengland.com/f_2a4.htm#126


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Hon. Nathaniel Bacon's Timeline

April 12, 1614
Stretton, Derbyshire, England
September 4, 1643
Age 29
Barnstable, Cape Cod (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony
February 5, 1645
Age 30
Barnstable, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
August 12, 1648
Age 34
Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, America
February 25, 1651
Age 36
Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
May 8, 1657
Age 43
Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
February 28, 1659
Age 44
Barnstable, Cape Cod (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
June 1661
Age 47
Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Colony
December 31, 1691
Age 77
Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts