John Bacon

John Bacon (1683 - 1742)

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Captain John Bacon
Born in New Kent, Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in New Kent Co., VAmap
Husband of — married in New Kent, VAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in New Kent, Virginiamap
Profile last modified | Created 20 Jan 2014
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Categories: Virginia Colony | St. Peter's Parish, Virginia | St. Peter's Parish Cemetery, New Kent County, Virginia | Virginia Slave Owners.


John Bacon, son of Captain Edmund and Anne Lydall Bacon was born in 1683 in New Kent County, VA. He married first Sarah Langston who died 4 January 1709/1710. He married a second time to Susanna Park, daughter of John Parke. [1]

John patented land in 1701 that had been patented by his father Edmund in 1687, and John passed the plantation to his son Edmund, who was his only son then remaining in New Kent Co. John was sheriff of New Kent County and a vestryman of St. Peter's Parish, as his father had been. In 1707, John Bacon was ordered to assist in clearing roads in New Kent County. [2] He also served as Burgess from before 1727 until 1742.

John and Sarah's children were:

1. Nathaniel, b. 14 Aug 1708
2. William, b. 30 Dec 1709, patented land in Henrico Co. in 1749 and was living there as late as 1788.
Note: Several sources, including James, cite the New Kent County St. Peters Parish register for the identity of John and Sarah's children; however, P. Fall Taylor says that the register was "mutilated," that only the dates of birth are legible, and that their names were identified through "other sources." [3]

John married second to Susanna Parke, and their children were: [4]

3. John, b. 04 May 1711, m1. Ann ____, m2. Frances ____
4. Sarah, b. 28 Dec 1712
5. Lyddall, b. 1717, m. Mary Gordon (or Jordan)
6. Edmund, b. 08 Apr 1722, m1. Elizabeth Edloe, guardian of half-brother Nathaniel's children, [5] d. 1767
7. Anne, b. 29 Oct 1727
8. Susanna, b. 06 Jan 1730
9. Fanny, b. 05 Feb 1735, m. Bulstrode Whitlocke

Transcribed excerpts from St. Peters Parish record: [6]

Sarah ye wife of Jno Bacon Departed this Life Janry ye 4th. 1709.
John Bacon and Susanna Parke were married ye 4th day of July, 1710. p.47
______ of Jno Bacon born Aug. ye 14th, 1708.
______ son of Jno Bacon born 8ber ye 30th, 1709.
______ belonging to Jno Bacon born April __, 1708.
John son of Jno Bacon by Susanna his wife Born May ye 14th, 1711.
Hagar a negro belonging to ye sd Bacon Born June ye 14th, 1711.
Sarah Daughter of Jno Bacon by Susanna his wife Born Dec. 28th, 1712.
Kit a negro boy belonging to ye sd Bacon Born June 13th, 1713.
_____ a negro of Mr Jno Bacons Deceasd Augt 25, 1722-3


____, b. __ Apr 1708
Hagar, b. 14 Jun 1711
Kit, b. 13 Jun 1713
____, d. 25 Aug 1722/23


  1. Register of St. Peter's Parish - New Kent Co. VA
  2. Davis, Virginia Lee Hutcheson; Tidewater Virginia Families, 1989
  3. Bacon, by P. F. Taylor, 1909. Compiled from: "The Baronetage of England," by E. Kimber & R. Johnson, London, 1771; "Americans of Royal Descent," William & Mary Quarterly, Vol. X, pp. 267-9; "Register of St. Peters Parish, New Kent County, Virginia; and from family records. (Copy available from The Filson Historical Society, Louisville, Kentucky)
  4. ibid. Taylor
  5. Statement of Sallie Farrar, 1913
  6. USGWA Archives, Register of St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia, p.55

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On 3 Oct 2015 at 09:24 GMT Trudy Roach wrote:

Hey really like this profile. But is Sussanna Park the son of John Park? I'd edit it but I get things messed up sometimes.

On 7 Nov 2014 at 03:18 GMT Mags Gaulden wrote:

I guess we need to pour back over the Parish records...Mags

On 7 Nov 2014 at 00:25 GMT Vicki Smith wrote:

I'm interested in any documentation of john's marriage to Sarah Langston or any evidence linking John as son of Edmund Bacon and Ann Lyddall. I know the name lyddall was used for years as a first or middle name in subsequent generations, about the plaque in the church and that john repatented Edmunds land in 1701. Just hoping that there might be something else even more definitive that has come to light

On 27 Jun 2014 at 21:37 GMT Bob Tonsmeire wrote:

Bacon-2663 and Bacon-2567 appear to represent the same person because: After Sarah Langston Bacon died, John Bacon msrried for a second time to Susannah Parke

John is 24 degrees from Rosa Parks, 21 degrees from Anne Tichborne and 15 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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