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
Edward Bacon+ d. 8 Sep 1618
Sir Nicholas Bacon, 1st Bt.+ b. c 1540, d. 12 Nov 1624
Sir Nathaniel Bacon+ b. c 1546, d. 7 Nov 1622
Children of Sir Nicholas Bacon and Anne Cooke
Francis Bacon, 1st and last Viscount Saint Alban b. 22 Jan 1560/61, d. 9 Apr 1626
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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."
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