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Bacon, of Redgrave, co. Suffolk (E Baronet, 1611)

 

Creation: let.pat. 2 May 1611

 

Family name: Bacon

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Arms:

Gules on a Chief Argent two Mullets pierced Sable

Crest:

A Boar passant Ermine

Motto:

Mediocria firma (Moderation is stable)

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Sir Nicholas Bacon, 1st Bt.

half-brother of Francis [Bacon], 1st Viscount St Albans, and 1st son and heir of Sir Nicholas Bacon, of Redgrave Hall, co. Suffolk, and Gorhambury Hall, co. Hertford, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal 1558-78/9, by his first wife Jane Fernley, dau. of William Fernley, of West Creting, co. Suffolk

born

c. 1540

mar.

1564 Anne Butts (b. c. 1548; d. 19 Sep 1616; bur. at Redgrave, co. Suffolk), dau. and hrss. of Edmund Butts, of Thornage. co. Norfolk, by his wife Anne Bures, dau. and cohrss. of Henry Bures, of Barrow, co. Suffolk

children

1. Sir Edmund Bacon, 2nd Bt.

2. Sir Robert Bacon, 3rd Bt.

3. Butts Bacon, later Sir Butts Bacon, 1st Bt.

4. Nicholas Bacon, of Gillingham, co. Norfolk, mar. (1) Anne Weston, dau. of Sir James Weston, a Baron of the Exchequer, and had issue:

1a. Anne Bacon (dsp.), mar. 23 Jun 1636 as his first wife Sir John Rous, 1st Bt., of Henham, co. Suffolk

Nicholas Bacon mar. (2) 26 Oct 1622 Margaret Darcy, dau. of Eustace Darcy, of Bury St Edmunds, co. Suffolk, and had issue:

1a. Nicholas Bacon, later Sir Nicholas Bacon, 1st Bt.

5. Sir Nathaniel Bacon, of Culford, mar. Jane Cornwallis (widow of Sir William Cornwallis), dau. of Hercules Meautys, and had issue

1. Anne Bacon (d. 1624), mar. Sir Robert Drury, of Hawstead, co. Suffolk (b. 1574; d. 1615), and had issue

2. Dorothy Bacon, mar. (1) 30 Apr 1595 as his second wife Sir Bassingbourn Gawdy, of West Harling, co. Norfolk, Sheriff of Norfolk (b. 19 May 1560; bur. 23 May 1606), and had issue, and (2) Philip Colby

3. Jemima Bacon, mar. (1) as his second wife Sir William Waldegrave, of Smallbridge, co. Suffolk (d. 25 Nov 1613), and had issue, and (2) Henry Killigrew

died

12 Nov 1624 (bur. at Redgrave, co. Suffolk)

created

22 May 1611 a Baronet of England, styled "of Redgrave, co. Suffolk"

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for Beverley 1563-67 and for Suffolk 1572-83; knighted 1578; Sheriff of Suffolk 1581-82 and of Norfolk 1597-98

 

Sir Edmund Bacon, 2nd Bt.

born

c. 1570

mar.

Hon Philippa Wotton (bapt. 7 Jun 1576; d. 1 Oct 1626; bur. at Redgrave, co. Suffolk), only dau. Edward [Wotton], 1st Baron Wotton, by his first wife Hester Pickering, illegit. dau. of Sir William Pickering, of Oswaldkirk, co. York

died

s.p. 10 Apr 1649 (bur. at Redgrave, co. Suffolk)

suc. by

brother

note

Member of Parliament for Eyre 1588-89 and for Norfolk 1593 and 1625

 

Sir Robert Bacon, 3rd Bt.

born

mar. (1)

Anne Peyton (bur. 27 Sep 1640 at Ryburgh, co. Norfolk), 1st dau. of Sir John Peyton, 1st Bt., of Isleham, co. Cambridge, by his wife Alice Osborne, 1st dau. of Sir Edward Osbourne, Lord Mayor of London 1583

children by first wife

1. Robert Bacon (dvp. 25 Aug 1652), mar. Catherine Violett, dau. of Grave Violett, of Tatterford, co. Norfolk, and had issue:

1a. Sir Edmund Bacon, 4th Bt.

1a. Jemima Bacon, mar. (1) Thomas Gardiner, and (2) Sir John Brattell

2a. Philippa Bacon, mar. as his first wife Sir George Reeve, 1st Bt. MP, of Thwaite, co. Suffolk, and had issue

3a. Frances Bacon, mar. Paul Bockenham, of Great Thornham

4a. Anne Bacon, mar. Edmund Yaxlee, of Yaxlee, co. Suffolk

2. Butts Bacon (d. Jan 1662), mar. Catherine Tracy, dau. of Sir John Tracy, of Stanhow, co. Norfolk, and had issue:

1a. Sir Robert Bacon, 5th Bt.

3. Peyton Bacon, mar. Jun 1647 Elizabeth Suckling (d. bef. 30 Apr 1703), dau. of Charles Suckling, of Wotton, co. Norfolk, by his first wife Mary Drury, dau. of Stephen Drury, of Aylsham, co. Norfolk

4. Edmund Bacon (dvp. young)

5. Nathaniel Bacon (dvp. young)

6. Henry Bacon (dvp. young)

7. Francis Bacon (dvp. young)

8. Drury Bacon (dvp. young)

9. Nicholas Bacon (dsp.), mar. Margaret Hobart, dau. of ..... Hobart, of Thwaite, co. Norfolk

1. Philippa Bacon, mar. Hamon Claxton, of Lavermore

2. Anne Bacon, mar. Thomas Hunt, of Sharington

3. Alice Bacon, mar. Richard Gwyn, of Fakenham

mar. (2)

Katherine .....

bur.

16 Dec 1655 (bur. at Ryburgh, co. Norfolk)

suc. by

grandson

note

Member of Parliament for St Ives 1621-22

 

Sir Edmund Bacon, 4th Bt.

born

mar.

bef. May 1650 Elizabeth Crane (b. 18 Aug 1634; mar. (2) after 10 Jan 1686/7 John Tate, Serjeant-at-Law; d. 6 Dec 1690; bur. at Redgrave,co. Suffolk), 4th dau. and cohrss. of Sir Robert Crane, 1st Bt., of Chilton, co. Suffolk, by his wife Susan Alington, 3rd dau. of Sir Giles Alington, of Horseheath, co. Cambridge, by his wife Lady Dorothy Cecil, 7th dau. by his first wife of Thomas [Cecil], 1st Earl of Exeter

children

1. Frances Bacon, mar. Walter Norborne, of Calne, co. Wiltshire

2. Elizabeth Bacon, mar. as his first wife William Ettrick MP, of the Middle Temple, London (b. c. 1652; d. 4 Dec 1716), 1st son and heir of Anthony Ettrick, of Holt Lodge, Wimborne Minster, co. Dorset, by his wife Anne Davenant, dau. of Rev Edward Davenant, of Gillingham, co. Norfolk, and had issue

3. Susannah Bacon, mar. Charles Morris, of Loddington, co. Leicester

4. Philippa Bacon (bapt. 29 Jul 1672; bur. 12 Jul 1710 at Gillingham, co. Norfolk), mar. Dec 1688 as his first wife her third cousin Sir Edmund Bacon, 4th Bt. MP, of Gillingham, co. Norfolk, and had issue

died

s.p.m.s. 12 Sep 1685 (bur. at Redgrave, co. Suffolk)

suc. by

cousin

note

Sheriff of Suffolk 1665-66

 

Sir Robert Bacon, 5th Bt.

born

mar.

Elizabeth Chandler (d. 21 Dec 1686; bur. at Wyghton, co. Norfolk), dau. of Daniel Chandler

only child

1. Sir Edmund Bacon, 6th Bt.

died

31 Jan 1704 (bur. in All Saints' Church, Garboldisham, co. Norfolk)

suc. by

son

note

sold the family estate of Redgrave to Chief Justice Holt and removed to Garboldisham, co. Norfolk

 

Sir Edmund Bacon, 6th Bt.

born

mar.

27 Nov 1712 Mary Kemp (d. 14 Sep 1727; bur. at Garboldisham, co. Norfolk), dau. of Sir Robert Kemp, 3rd Bt., of Gissing, co. Norfolk, and sole heir of her mother Letitia King, dau. of Sir Robert King, of Great Thurlow, co. Suffolk

children

1. Letitia Bacon (bur. 7 Apr 1758), mar. 3 Oct 1738 Sir Airmine Wodehouse, 5th Bt., of Kimberley, co. Norfolk, and had issue

2. Mary Bacon

3. Sarah Bacon (d. 20 May 1767), mar. 20 Sep 1752 Pryse Campbell MP, Yr. of Cawdor (dvp. 14 Dec 1768), 1st son and heir ap. of John Campbell of Cawdor, by his wife Mary Pryse, dau. and cohrss. of Lewis Pryse. of Gogirthen, co. Cardigan, and had issue

4. Elizabeth Bacon (d. unm.)

died

s.p.m. 30 Apr 1755

suc. by

third cousin once removed

note

Member of Parliament for Thetford 1710-13 and for Norfolk 1728-41

 

Sir Richard Bacon, 7th Bt., of Redgrave, and 8th Bt., of Mildenhall

born

22 Feb 1695

mar. (1)

29 Dec 1720 Bridget Mayhew, of Colchester, co. Essex (d. 6 Jan 1725/6; bur. in Trinity Church, Colchester, co. Essex)

mar. (2)

18 Jul 1729 Lucy Gardiner (b. 30 Jan 1691; d. 17 Aug 1765; bur. in Trinity Church, Colchester, co. Essex), 1st dau. of Thomas Gardiner, of Tolleshunt, co. Essex, by his wife Lucy Mildmay, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Henry Mildmay, of Graces, co. Essex

died

s.p.s. 26 Mar 1773 (bur. in Trinity Church, Colchester, co. Essex)

suc. by

nephew

note

suc. his brother, Sir Henry Bacon, 7th Bt., Apr 1753 as 8th Baronet, styled "of Mildenhall, co. Suffolk"

 

Sir Edmund Bacon, 8th and 9th Bt.

born

14 Oct 1749

mar.

29 Jan 1778 Anne Beauchamp-Proctor (b. 8 Aug 1749; d. 26 Aug 1813; bur. at Raveningham, co. Norfolk), 1st dau. of Sir William Beauchamp-Proctor, 1st Bt., by his first wife Jane Tower, dau. of Christopher Tower, of Iver, co. Buckingham

children

1. Sir Edmund Bacon, 9th and 10th Bt.

2. Nicholas Bacon (b. 6 Jun 1786; d. 9 Feb 1863), mar. 14 Oct 1813 Jane Bowker (d. 1888), 2nd dau. of Alexander Bowker, of King's Lynn, co. Norfolk, and had issue:

1a. Sir Henry Hickman Bacon, 10th and 11th Bt.

2a. Rev Francis Bacon, of The Hall, Much Hadham (b. 17 Feb 1824; d. 28 Jun 1882), mar. 19 Jun 1855 Caroline Cecilia Cazalet (d. 6 Oct 1897), 4th dau. of Peter Clement Cazalet, of Kemp Town, Brighton, co. Sussex, and had issue

1a. Jane Bacon, mar. 9 May 1832 William Hutton, of Gate Burton (d. 5 Dec 1877), and had issue

2a. Anne Elizabeth Bacon (d. 1899), mar. 7 May 1837 John Henry Barker, of Bakewell, co. Derby (d. 28 Jan 1876), and had issue

3. Henry Bacon later Bacon-Hickman, of Thonock Hall, co. Lincoln (b. 29 Oct 1788; d. 10 May 1862)

1. Anne Frances Bacon (d. 2 Sep 1866), mar. 1803 Edward Thomas Hussey, of Galtrim and Rathkenny, co. Meath (b. 1778; d. 27 Sep 1846), only son of Thomas Hussey, of Galtrim and Rathkenny, co. Meath, by his wife Lady Mary Walpole, 2nd dau. of Horatio [Walpole], 1st Earl of Orford, and had issue

2. Maria Bacon (d. 27 Jan 1864), mar. Maj Edward Hodge (d. 16 Jun 1815), and had issue

died

5 Sep 1820 (bur. at Raveningham, co. Norfolk)

suc. by

son

 

Sir Edmund Bacon, 9th and 10th Bt.

born

6 Jul 1779

mar.

27 Aug 1801 his cousin Mary Anne Elizabeth Bacon (d. 24 Oct 1820; bur. at Raveningham, co. Norfolk), dau. of Dashwood Bacon, of Ottery St Mary, co. Devon, by his wife Anne Barbara Ogilvie, dau. of .... Ogilvie, of the Island of St Christopher, planter

children

1. Edmund Bacon (b. 31 Jan 1803; dsp. and vp. 14 Apr 1852), mar. 22 Aug 1832 Louisa Richardson (d. 23 Feb 1881), dau. and cohrss. of William Richardson MP, of Rich Hill, co. Armagh

2. Nicholas Henry Bacon (b. 23 May 1814; dvp. 15 May 1843)

1. Anna Maria Bacon (dvp. 28 Jun 1849)

2. Harriet Laura Bacon (dvp. 16 Nov 1828)

3. Frances Bacon (d. 4 Oct 1892), mar. (1) 28 May 1833 Rev Henry Walpole Neville, Rector of Burgh Apton, co. Norfolk, and Otley, co. Suffolk (b. 10 Nov 1803; dsp 3 Mar 1837), 2nd son of Rev Hon George Henry Neville, of Flower Place, co. Surrey (by his wife Caroline Walpole, 2nd dau. of Hon Richard Walpole MP (by his wife Margaret, sister of Joshua [Vanneck], 1st Baron Huntingfield, and 4th dau. of Sir Joshua Vanneck, 1st Bt.), 3rd son of Horatio [Walpole], 1st Baron Walpole), 2nd son of George [Neville], 1st Earl of Abergavenny, and (2) 29 Oct 1840 Col Sir Hambleton Francis Custance KCB, of Weston House, co. Norfolk (d. 1893), and had issue by her second husband

died

s.p.m.s. 30 May 1864 (bur. at Raveningham, co. Norfolk)

suc. by

nephew

 

Sir Henry Hickman Bacon, 10th and 11th Bt.

born

5 Apr 1820

mar.

17 Mar 1853 Elizabeth Beckett (b. c. 1826; d. 29 Nov 1885; bur. at Raveningham, co. Norfolk), yst dau. and cohrss. of Sir Thomas Beckett, 3rd Bt., of Somerby Park, by his wife Caroline Beckett, dau. of Joseph Beckett, of Barnsley, co. York

children

1. Sir Hickman Beckett Bacon, 11th and 12th Bt.

2. Sir Nicholas Henry Bacon, 12th and 13th Bt.

3. Lieut Edmund Bacon (b. 15 Jan 1860; d. 13 Aug 1886)

4. Thomas Walter Bacon JP, of Ramsden Hall, Billericay, co. Essex (b. 16 Sep 1863; d. 2 Dec 1950), mar. 30 May 1901 Edith Mary Leslie-Melville (d. 18 Apr 1950), 4th dau. of Alexander Samuel Leslie-Melville JP DL, of Branston Hall, co. Lincoln (by his wife Hon Albinia Frances Brodrick, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Charles [Brodrick], 6th Viscount Midleton), 1st son of Hon Alexander Leslie-Melville, of Branston Hall, co. Lincoln (by his wife Charlotte Smith, yst. dau. of Samuel Smith, of co. Hertford), 5th son of Alexander [Leslie later Leslie-Melville], 9th Earl of Leven, and had issue

5. Capt Richard Castell Bacon JP DL, High Sheriff of Lincolnshire 1914 (b. 20 Feb 1866; d. 12 Jan 1961)

1. Louisa Bacon (d. 2 Mar 1882)

2. Frances Elizabeth Bacon (d. 2 Feb 1944), mar. 28 Dec 1882 Ralph Creyke, of Rawcliffe Hall, co. York (d. 16 Apr 1908), and had issue

3. Mary Rose Bacon (d. 1 Mar 1943), mar. 14 Feb 1895 Sir Charles Burton Barrington, 5th Bt., and had issue

died

14 Nov 1872 (bur. at Raveningham, co. Norfolk)

suc. by

son

note

Sheriff of Lincolnshire 1867

 

Sir Hickman Beckett Bacon, 11th and 12th Bt., JP DL

born

14 Apr 1853

died

13 Apr 1945

suc. by

brother

note

Sheriff of Lincolnshire 1887

 

Sir Nicholas Henry Bacon, 12th and 13th Bt., JP

born

22 Oct 1857

mar.

22 Jun 1893 Constance Alice Leslie-Melville CBE (d. 11 Feb 1962), 5th dau. of Alexander Samuel Leslie-Melville JP DL, of Branston Hall, co. Lincoln (by his wife Hon Albinia Frances Brodrick, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Charles [Brodrick], 6th Viscount Midleton), 1st son of Hon Alexander Leslie-Melville, of Branston Hall, co. Lincoln (by his wife Charlotte Smith, yst. dau. of Samuel Smith, of co. Hertford), 5th son of Alexander [Leslie later Leslie-Melville], 9th Earl of Leven

children

1. Sir Edmund Castell Bacon, 13th and 14th Bt.

1. Margery Frances Bacon (b. 24 Nov 1894; d. 15 Mar 1977), mar. 7 Jan 1920 Lt Col Sir Charles Samuel Rowley, 6th Bt., and had issue

2. Albinia Joane Bacon (b. 3 Jan 1897; d. 5 Jul 1997), mar. 9 Jan 1924 Brig Wilson Theodore Oliver Crewdson CB (d. 8 Dec 1961), son of Wilson Crewdson, of Southside, St Leonards-on-Sea, co. Sussex, and had issue

3. Bridget Louisa Bacon (b. 25 Dec 1897; d. 1973), mar. 24 Jul 1934 Lt Col William Noel Arnold MC, son of Charles Arnold

4. Constance Rhoda Elizabeth Bacon (b. 21 Aug 1899; d. 26 Mar 1969), mar. 1 Oct 1919 Capt Gerard William Reginald Fane DSC (b. 7 Aug 1898; d. 1979), 2nd son of Sydney Algernon Fane, by his wife Selina Violet FitzWygram, only child of Loftus FitzWygram, by his wife Lady Frances Georgina Butler, sister of John Vansittart Danvers [Butler-Danvers later Butler], 6th Earl of Lanesborough, and had issue

5. Katharine Mary Bacon (b. 15 Jul 1906; d. 17 Aug 2000), mar. 22 Jul 1930 Maj John Fowell Buxton, High Sheriff of Hertfordshire 1958 (b. 21 Jun 1902; d. 27 Mar 1970), 1st son of Henry Fowell Buxton, of Easneye, Ware, co. Hertford, and Upton House, Cromer, co. Norfolk (by his first wife Katharine Tayspel Round, dau. of Rt Hon James Round, of Birch Hall, co. Essex), 1st son of John Henry Buxton DL, of Easneye, Ware, co. Hertford, and Upton House, Cromer, co. Norfolk (by his wife Emma Maria Pelly, dau. of Capt Richard Wilson Pelly RN), 1st son of Thomas Fowell Buxton, of Easneye, Ware, co. Hertford, and Upton House, Cromer, co. Norfolk (by his wife Rachel Jane Gurney, 5th dau. of Samuel Gurney, of Ham House, co. Essex), 2nd son of Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, 1st Bt., and had issue

died

1 Jan 1947

suc. by

son

note

served in the Egyptian Campaign 1892 as Capt, 4th Dragoon Guards; High Sheriff of Norfolk 1895

 

Sir Edmund Castell Bacon, 13th and 14th Bt. KG KBE JP DL

born

18 Mar 1903

mar.

15 Jan 1936 Priscilla Dora Ponsonby (d. 19 Mar 2000), 1st dau. of Col Sir Charles Edward Ponsonby, 1st Bt., by his wife Hon Winifred Gibbs, 1st dau. of Herbert Cokayne [Gibbs], 1st Baron Hunsdon and Hunsdon

children

1. Sir Nicholas Hickman Ponsonby Bacon, 14th and 15th Bt.

1. Joanna Constance Bacon (b. 12 Mar 1937; d. 28 Jan 1994), mar. (1) 18 May 1957 Hon Edward Roundell Palmer (b. 10 Apr 1926; d. 1 Aug 1974), 4th son of Roundell Cecil [Palmer], 3rd Earl of Selborne, by his first wife Hon Grace Ridley, 3rd dau. of Matthew White [Ridley], 1st Viscount Ridley, and (2) ?1984 John Bernard Bruce, and had issue by her first husband

2. Lavinia Winifred Bacon (b. 7 Jun 1939), mar. 21 Nov 1972 her first cousin once removed Stephen Cokayne Gibbs OBE, of Dougarie, Isle of Arran (b. 18 Jul 1929), 2nd son of Hon Sir Geoffrey Cokayne Gibbs KCMG (by his wife Helen Margaret Leslie CBE, yst. dau. of Charles Frederick Henry Leslie, of Epcombs, Hertingfordbury, co. Hertford), 2nd son of Herbert Cokayne [Gibbs], 1st Baron Hunsdon and Hunsdon, and has issue

3. Elizabeth Albinia Bacon (b. 15 Jan 1944), mar. 11 Sep 1971 Ronald James Hoare, of Roydon Hall, Diss, co. Norfolk, son of Wilfred Hoare, of Orwell House, Milnathorp, co. Kinross, and has issue

4. Sarah Bacon (b. 1 Jun 1947), mar. 18 Jul 1970 Sir Paul Douglas Nicholson, of Quarry Hill, Brancepeth, co. Durham, Lord Lieutenant of Co. Durham (b. 7 Mar 1938), 1st son of (Frank) Douglas Nicholson JP DL, by his wife Pauline Lawson-Tancred, 2nd dau. of Maj Sir Thomas Selby Tancred later Lawson-Tancred, 9th Bt., and had issue

died

30 Sep 1982

note

Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk 1949-82; High Steward of Norwich Cathedral 1956-79; Chairman, British Sugar Corporation 1957-68; Pro-Chancellor, University of East Anglia 1964-73; KBE 1965; Knight of the Garter 1970

 

Sir Nicholas Hickman Ponsonby Bacon, 14th and 15th Bt. DL

born

17 May 1953

mar.

1981 Susan Henrietta Dinnis, dau. of Raymond Dinnis, of Edenbridge, co. Kent

children

1. Henry Hickman Bacon (b. 23 Apr 1984)

2. Edmund Bacon (b. 1986)

3. Nathaniel Bacon (b. 1989)

4. Thomas Castell Bacon (b. 1992)

 

Last updated 29 Jul 2012

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Titles:

14th Baronet, styled "of Redgrave, co. Suffolk" Premier Baronet of England

(England, 2 May 1611)

15th Baronet, styled "of Mildenhall, co. Suffolk"

(England, 29 Jul 1627)

Address:

Raveningham Hall, Norwich, Norfolk NR14 6NS

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