BACON, of Redgrave, eldest son of
the Lord Keeper [father of
was the first person advanced to
the dignity of a BARONET
on the institution of the order by
JAMES I, in 1611.
He m. Anne, only daughter
and heir of Edmund Butts, esq. of Thornage, in
Norfolk, by Anne his wife, daughter and co-heir of
Henry Buers, esq. of Barrow, in Suffolk, and had issue,
- EDMUND (Sir), who s. his father as second
baronet of Redgrave, but d.s.p. in 1649.
- ROBERT (Sir), whose male line terminated with
SIR EDMUND BACON,
the sixth baronet of Redgrave.
- BACHEVELL, of Hockham, in Norfolk, who left
three daughters his co-heirs, viz.
Mary, m. to Sir Robert Baldock, knt. one of
the judges of the Common Pleas.
Philippa, m. to Robert Keddington, esq.
Anne, m. to Nicholas Rookwood, esq.
- BUTTS, ancestor of the present SIR EDMUND
BACON, bart. of Redgrave and Mildenhall.
(See BURKE's Peerage and Baronetage.)
- NICHOLAS, of whom presently.
- NATHANIEL (Sir), of Culford, in Suffolk, K.B.
who m. Jane, daughter of Hercules Meautys,
esq. and widow of Sir William Cornwallis,
by whom he had one son and two daughters,
Nicholas, who d. whithout male issue.
Anne, m. first, to Sir Thomas Meautys, knt. ;
and, secondly, to Sir Harbottle Grimston, bart.
Jane, d. uum.
- Anne, m. to Sir Robert Drury, knt. of
Hawsted in Suffolk.
- Dorothy, m. first, to Sir Bassingbourn Gawdey,
knt. of Harling; and secondly, to Philip Colby, esq.
- Jemima, m. to William Waldegrave, knt. of Smallbridge.
The fifth son,
NICHOLAS BACON, esq. of Gillingham in Norfolk,
m. first, adaughter of Sir James Weston, baron of
the Exchequer, by whom he had an only daughter,
m. to Sir John Rous, bart. of Henham ; and, secondly,
Margaret, daughter of Eustace D'Arcy, esq. of Norwich, by whom he had a son,
- SIR NICHOLAS BACON, of Gillingham, who was
created a BARONET 7th February, 1661 ; he m. Elizabeth,
daughter and heir of Richard Freeston, esq. of Mendham, in Norfolk, and dying about the year 1666,
was s. by his eldest son,
- SIR EDMUND BACON, of Gillingham, at whose
decease unmarried, in 1683, the title devolved on his brother,
- SIR RICHARD BACON,
of Gillingham, who m.
Anne, daughter of Sir Henry Bacon, bart, of Herringfleet, but sying s.p.
in 1685, the BARONETCY became
EXTINCT, but the estates passed to his brother-in-law,
Sir Henry Bacon, bart. of Herringfleet, direct ancestor
of the present SIR EDMUND BACON,
bart. of Redgrave.
Arms—Gu. on a chief arg. two mullets sa.