Nicholas Bacon

Nicholas Bacon (1510 - 1579)

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Sir Nicholas "Lord Keeper of the Seal of England" Bacon
Born in Chislehurst, Kent, Englandmap
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Husband of — married in Chislehurst, London, Middlesex, Englandmap
Husband of — married in London, Englandmap
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Died in Gorhambury, Suffolk, , Englandmap
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Sir Nicholas Bacon (1510-1578/9) was the son of Robert Bacon and Isabella Cage. He m.(1) Jane Fernley, daughter of William Fernley (2) Anne Cooke, daughter of Sir Anthony Cooke and Anne FitzWilliam.

He went BA at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University in 1527. He was admitted to Gray's Inn and passed the bar in 1533. He held the office of Lord Keeper of the Great Seal between 1559 and February 1578/79.

Children of Sir Nicholas Bacon and Jane Fernley

  1. Edward Bacon+ d. 8 Sep 1618
  2. Anne Bacon
  3. Elizabeth Bacon
  4. Jane Bacon
  5. Sir Nicholas Bacon, 1st Bt.+ b. c 1540, d. 12 Nov 1624
  6. Sir Nathaniel Bacon+ b. c 1546, d. 7 Nov 1622

Children of Sir Nicholas Bacon and Anne Cooke

  1. Anthony Bacon
  2. Jane Bacon
  3. Francis Bacon, 1st and last Viscount Saint Alban b. 22 Jan 1560/61, d. 9 Apr 1626


Birth: Date: 28 Dec 1510
Place: Drinkstone, Suffolk, England
Death: Date: 20 Feb 1579
Place: Gorhambury, Hertfordshire, England


20 FEB 1579 Gorhambury, Hertfordshire, England[1]


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  • Find A Grave Memorial# 17956675, Nicholas Bacon, Saint Paul's Cathedral, London, Greater London, England.[1]
  • Sir Nicholas Bacon on WikiPedia
  • BACON, Nicholas (1510-79), of Gray's Inn and York House, London; Redgrave, Suff. Gorhambury, Herts. Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1509-1558, ed. S.T. Bindoff, 1982[2]
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Birth date: 13 Oct 1509 Birth place: Chislehurst, Kent
Death date: 20 Feb 1579 Death place: York House, Charing Cross
"Betwixt the Quire and the South Ile rested, under a very noble Moument, the Body of Sir Nicolas Bacon Knt. (of the ancient Family of Bacons in Suffolk) who was made Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England, 22 December, 1 Elizabeth, and died 20. Feb. 21 Eliz."


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On 28 Jun 2018 at 20:13 GMT Cheryl (Aldrich) Skordahl wrote:

source: "London Marriage Licenses," p. xi. [1]

source: "The Visitations of Suffolk" see under "Ferneley". [2]

On 27 Mar 2016 at 09:55 GMT Shelley Freestone wrote:

Please see Pedigree of Bacon for correct birth order and descent.

On 20 Mar 2016 at 19:52 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Bacon-3620 and Bacon-559 appear to represent the same person because: same person,

On 12 Jan 2015 at 15:55 GMT Mags Gaulden wrote:

Bacon-2911 and Bacon-559 appear to represent the same person because: Barb created duplicates of Sir Nicholas' family by accident - when the GEDCOM downloaded the Sir prefix title was placed in the first name field so a match was not found. Mags

On 12 Jan 2015 at 15:52 GMT Mags Gaulden wrote:

OK - I see how you created this duplicate profile without being notified that a duplicate was being made. The "Sir" should be in the prefix field instead of the first name field. Mags

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