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James Bacon

Birthplace: City of London, Middlesex, England
Death: Died in Burgate, Suffolk, England
Place of Burial: Burgate, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir James Bacon, III, Kt. and Elizabeth Bacon
Husband of Martha Bacon
Father of Elizabeth Bacon; Ann Mason; Thomas Bacon; William Bacon; Nathaniel Bacon and 1 other
Brother of Nathaniel Bacon; William Bacon; Unnamed Daughter Bacon and Martha Smith

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About Rev. James Bacon

  • James Bacon, Rector of Burgate1
  • M, #41609, d. before 30 August 1648
  • James Bacon, Rector of Burgate was born at of Burgate, Suffolk, England.1 He married Martha Honeywood before 1648.1 James Bacon, Rector of Burgate died before 30 August 1648 at Burgate, Suffolk, England.1
  • Family Martha Honeywood
  • Citations
  • 1.[S100] Fifty Great Migration Colonists to New England, by John Brooks Threlfall, p. 289.
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  • Nathaniel Bacon (bap. 1620–1692)
  • Contributed by Peter V. Bergstrom and the Dictionary ofVirginia Biography
  • 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, and when he died on March 16, 1692, his niece Abigail Smith Burwell inherited his vast estate.
  • Nathaniel Bacon was the only son of James Bacon and Martha Bacon. His father, who also had three daughters by this or another marriage, was rector of Burgate in the county of Suffolk, England. Bacon was born probably at his paternal grandfather's Suffolk seat, Friston Hall, and he was christened on August 29, 1620, in the Parish of Saint Mary's, Bury Saint Edmunds, Suffolk. He was distantly related to the philosopher Francis Bacon. .... etc.
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  • The New England Historical and Genealogical Register ..., Volume 57; Volume 1903 By New England Historic Genealogical Society Staff
  • Pg.317
  • James Bacon, the above testator, was married three times; by his first wife Mary, dau. of John Gardiner of Grove Place, co. Bucks., he had a daughter Anne, who married John Ryvett of Bramston, co. Suff., Esq., and three other children who all died in infancy. By his second wife, Margaret, daughter of Richard Rawlins of London, and widow of Richard Goldstone of London, salter, he had issue Sir James Bacon of Freston Hall, Suff., Knt., and William, second son, as well as two other children who did not survive.* His wife was Ann, dau. of Humphrey Packenton, and relict of Edward Jackman, Alderman and Sheriff of London, by whom he had no issue. The eldest son, Sir James Bacon, by his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Francis and Anne (Drury) Bacon, left issue Nathaniel Bacon, his son and heir, who was grandfather through his eldest son Thomas, of Nathaniel Bacon of Virginia, "the Rebel," and through his second son, Rev. James Bacon, Rector of Burgate in Suff., by his wife Martha Honeywood, of the other Nathaniel of Virginia, Councellor and acting Governor.
  • Pg.318
  • Martha, the widow of Rev. James Bacon, married second, Rev. Robert Peck, for 30 years Rector of Hingham in Suff., afterward of Hingham in Massachusetts, who had had issue by his first wife, a daughter, Anne Peck, who became the wife of Major John Mason of Seabrook, Conn., distinguished in the Pequot War. *


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Rev. James Bacon's Timeline

City of London, Middlesex, England
Age 23
Friston, Suffolk, England
Age 25
Burgate, Suffolk, England
Age 25
Friston, Suffolk, England
Age 27
Burgate, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
Age 31
Burgate, Suffolk, England
Age 34
Of, Burgate, Suffolk, England
November 9, 1649
Age 54
Burgate, Suffolk, England
Burgate, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom