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Rev. James BACON

Male Abt 1595 - 1649  (~ 54 years)


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  • Name James BACON 
    Title Rev. 
    Born Abt 1595 
    Gender Male 
    Will 24 Sep 1647  Burgate, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 9 Nov 1649  Burgate, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 23 Jan 1650  Commisary Court of Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) Source: Torrence, Clarence, Winston of Virginia and Allied Families, Richmond, VA: Whittet & Shepperson, 1927, p. 373.

      (2) Note by compiler: In the following article, the author mentions "Martha Honeywood." Martha's maiden name was not Honeywood; it was Woodward; Martha was a daughter of George Woodward and Elizabeth Honeywood.

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      Townshend, Charles Hervey, "The Bacons of Virginia and Their English Ancestry," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 37 (April 1883), pp. 189-198:

      The second son of Sir James Bacon . . . was the Rev. James Bacon, Rector of Burgate, Suff. His will is dated September 24, 1647, proved January 23, 1649-50, having died November 9, 1649, and he was buried in the chancel of the Church of Burgate. By his wife Martha, daughter of _____ Honeywood, who died August 25, 1670. This Martha Honeywood married secondly the Rev. Robert Peck, preacher of the gospel in the town of Old Hingham, Norfolk, Eng., who was born at Beccles in Suffolk in 1580, and graduated at Magdalen College, Cambridge, with degree of A.B. in 1599, and A.M. in 1603, and was inducted over the Church of St. Andrew, Hingham, aforesaid, January 7, 1605, and held the rectorship there until 1638; but being persecuted by Bishop Wren he moved with many of his parishioners to New England, and settled the plantation of New Hingham on the south shore of Boston Bay, where he was granted lands and ordained teacher of the church there, November 28, 1638, and remained until the Long Parliament or the persecution in England had ceased, when he returned to England and resumed the rectorship at Old Hingham, October 27, 1641, and died there in 1656, when his funeral sermon was preached by Nathaniel Joceline, A.M., pastor of the church of Hardingham, Norfolk, and published by him, being dedicated to Mr. John Sidley, High Sheriff, Brampton Gurdon and Mr. Day, Justices of the Peace, and Messrs. Church, Barnham and Mann, Aldermen and Justices in the city of Norwich. His daughter Anne remained in New England, having married Major John Mason, the noted conqueror of the Pequot Indians of Connecticut.

      Returning to Martha Honeywood's first husband (the Rev. James Bacon, of Burgate, Suff.) we find she had by him three daughters and a son Nathaniel (of whom hereafter). Elizabeth the eldest was married at Burgate, September 16, 1647, to Thomas Burrowes, Esq., of St. Mary's Parish, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. Martha, the second daughter, was married to Mr. Smith of Colchester, Essex, and had a son and heir George Smith, aged 14 in 1668, and a younger daughter, Anne Bacon, baptized at Burgate, November 18, 1681, the wife of Mr. Wilkinson, of Burgate. The before mentioned Nathaniel Bacon, Esquire, was born and baptized in the parish of St. Mary's, Bury St. Edmunds, August 29, 1620.

      (3) Torrence, Clarence, Winston of Virginia and Allied Families, Richmond, VA: Whittet & Shepperson, 1927, p. 378-379:

      Will of James Bacon, of Burgate, County of Suffolk, Clerk; dated September 24, 1647; probated January 23, 1649. After a long introduction setting forth his religious beliefs testator bequeaths £10 to be divided between ten poor Christians in want and disposed of by John Symonds, of Giislingham, and Clement Raie, of Watisfield, both in Suffolk, Clerks. Having paid to Richard Tomes, Merchant, of London, £500 for my son Nathaniel Bacon, who is now in France, and in doing so has sold certain lands in Steonfield, Suffolk. Whereas testator has assured unto wife Martha for term of her natural life, the manor of Pirley's and diverse lands, tenements and hereditaments, in Steonfield, Suffolk, after decease of said wife, said manor of Pirley's, etc., to my son Nathaniel Bacon and to my daughters Elizabeth, Martha and Anne; and if said son Nathaniel or any of said daughters die without lawful issue, the part of the one so dying to be divided amongst the rest of my children then living. To daughter Martha, land and tenements purchased of Anthony Baker, situated in Snape and Friston, in Suffolk, and now in occupation of Robert Dymyngton. To daughter Anne, meadow called Saxmondham Meadow, alias Sedgfen, in Saxmondham, Suffolk, and also a smaller meadow adjoyning, both lately in possession of Nathaniel Bacon, of Friston, and now in occupation of Anthony Fleming. Should either Martha or Anne die without lawful issue, said lands to surviving daughter. To wife Martha, all ready money, jewels and debts. All plate, goods, chattels, household stuff to be divided in two equal parts, one part to my wife Martha, and other part to my daughters Martha and Anne, equally divided between them. To daughter Elizabeth, now wife of Mr. Thomas Burrowes, my books of Mr. Perkins workes. To poor of Burgate £6 to be distributed amongst them; and to poor of six several towns next adjoining Burgate, £6 (or to say 20 shillings to each town) to be distributed amongst them. Wife, Martha, whole and sole executrix. Witnesses: Robert Harris, James Bacon, Tho: Alexander. (From Commissary of Bury.)
    Person ID I40039  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2018 

    Father James BACON,   b. of Friston Hall, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1618, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth BACON 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F17204  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha WOODWARD,   b. Bef 12 Jun 1597, Upton cum Chalvey, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1670  (Age > 73 years) 
    Children 
     1. Nathaniel BACON,   b. Bef 29 Aug 1620, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1692, York County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 71 years)  [natural]
     2. Elizabeth BACON,   b. Abt 1622  [natural]
     3. Anne BACON,   b. Bef 18 Nov 1631, Burgate, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Martha BACON  [natural]
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2018 14:55:00 
    Family ID F17186  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart