Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Nathaniel Bacon

Male 1647 - 1676  (29 years)

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  • Name Nathaniel Bacon 
    Born 2 Jan 1647  Friston Hall, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Oct 1676  Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I44639  Tree1
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2022 

    Father Thomas Bacon,   b. 1615, Friston Hall, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1656, Westmoreland County, Virginia - inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Relationship Adopted 
    Mother Elizabeth Brooke,   b. Bef 1619, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1660, Friston Hall, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 41 years) 
    Relationship Adopted 
    Family ID F27117  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Duke 
    Married May 1670  Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F27118  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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      January 2, 1647 - Nathaniel Bacon is born at Friston Hall in Suffolk County, England, the seat of his father.

      May 5, 1661 - Nathaniel Bacon matriculates at Saint Catherine's College, Cambridge University.

      1663 - After two years, Thomas Bacon withdraws his son, Nathaniel Bacon, from Cambridge University, probably due to the younger Bacon's inattention to his studies.

      November 22, 1664 - After studying with a tutor and touring the Continent, Nathaniel Bacon is admitted to Gray's Inn and returns to Cambridge University.

      1667 - Nathaniel Bacon receives his M.B. from Cambridge University.

      May 1670 - Nathaniel Bacon marries Elizabeth Duke, whose disapproving father disinherits her as a result. The couple will have two daughters.

      1674 - Nathaniel Bacon and his wife Elizabeth and possibly their two daughters leave England for Virginia. Involved in a fraudulent land scheme, Bacon is plagued by a persistent lawsuit.

      August 1674 - Nathaniel Bacon purchases 820 acres of land at Curles Neck in Henrico County from Thomas Ballard and probably moves into an existing house on the site soon thereafter. He also acquires a smaller tract of land near the falls of the James River that becomes known as Bacon's Quarter.

      October 26, 1676 - Nathaniel Bacon, in the midst of leading a rebellion against the governor of Virginia, dies of dysentery at the house of Thomas Pate in Gloucester County. Joseph Ingram takes command of the rebel troops.

      VIRGINIA GLEANINGS IN ENGLAND; The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, pp 576; SIR JAMES BACON, of Finsburie neere London, in co. Middx. Knight. Dated 6 Feb. 1618-19. Proved 23 Feb. 1618-19.
      To JAMES BACON, my younger sonne, my manor house and manor of Verlies, with all their appurtenances, and my lands, tenements and hereditaments whatsoever lying in Starnefeild Benhall Saxmondham and Kershall.
      To my sonne NATHANIEL, the lease of the "manor of howse Earle in Alderton", also one other lease of the manor of Reymes in Alderton. Whereas my sonne JAMES hath an estate for terme of yeares yet to come in the manors of Snape Tastardes and Scotts with the late dissolved Monasterie of Snape and the demeasne lands thereunto belonging by vertue of a lease or grant made by the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Arundell and JOHN HOLLAND Esqr., deceased, bearing date 26 Nov. 1611. Nov my will is that my son NATHANIEL suffer my sonne JAMES to enjoy the same peaceably.
      All my controversies concerning my manors, lands etc. shall be
      compromitted and decided to and by Sir THOMAS BELLOYE, of Fleete streete nere London, Knt. and WILLIAM WALL, of Hoxton, in co. Middx. and EDWARD COTTON of Finsburye Esqrs.
      Sole Executor: my sonne JAMES BACON.
      STEPHEN ALCOCKE Witnesses.
      Proved 23 Feb. 1618/19 by the Sole Executors named.
      15 Parker.

      [James Bacon, Alderman of London, who died June 15, 1573, was a brother of Sir Nicholas Bacon, Lord Keeper and uncle of Francis Bacon, Lord Verulam, and had a son, Sir James Bacon, described in a pedigree as "Friston Hall, Suffolk", the testator above. This James Bacon was knighted at White Hall, in 1604 and died at Finsbury, Jan. 17, 1618. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Francis Bacon of Hesset, and had two sons: (1) Nathaniel, (1593-1644) of Friston Hall, grandfather of Nathaniel Bacon, the "Rebel", of Virginia; (2) James Bacon, rector of Burgate, Suffolk, who died 1670. He was the father of President Nathaniel Bacon of Virginia, and of Martha, who married Anthony Smith, of Colchester, tanner, and had a daughter Abigail Smith, brought to Virginia by her uncle President Bacon, who married Lewis Burwell, of "Carter's Creek", Gloucester County and has very many descendants. See this Magazine II, 125-129, and references there given.]

      1653-1656 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 3; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 274
      NATHANIEL BACON, 1,075 acs. Isle of Wight Co., 23 Mar. 1652, p. 189. Upon a branch of Pagan Cr., beg. at Southermost point of Cross Cr. where Anthony Jones land begins &c. to where William Smiths lands begins &c. to miles end of John Sparkes land &c. Trans. of 22 pers: Richard Morganson, William Harwood, Henry Bisshop, Robert Hall, Robert Glan, Thomas Hyatt, Tho. Charles, John Grymes, Row. Happ, Hector Hutchinson, Wm. Crawle, Duning Glasse, Fra. Armstrong, James Wilson, Andre. Hutchinson, Oneale Stuart, John Ward, John Banks, Mary Walker, John Appleby, John Bridge, James Hunter, Dudgill Martin, William Parry. 125 acres due.
      1662-1666 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 5; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 547
      COLL. NATHANIELL BACON, Esqr., 2000 acs. New Kent Co., 22 Mar. 1665/6. D. 479, (585). S. side of Yorke Riv. upon the freshes thereof, beg. at a marked oplar being the upper bounds of land belonging to Capt. Wm. Bassett & Capt. Phillip Ludwell, bounding upon the river up unto a marked red oak by the river side, thence into the woods W.S.W. 345 po., thence S. &c. to upper line of sd. land of Bassett & Ludwell, thence downe sd. line 345 po. to beg. Trans. of 40 pers: Peter Key, Ann Browne, Tho. Hancock, Jno. Morgan, Jno. Senton, Margtt. Wilson, Wm. Floyd, Rachaell Boras, Jno. Runner, Richd. Taylor, An Owen, Henry Norman, Jno. Fisher, Wm. Thomas, David Hamlett, Tho. Lawrence, Faith Chaire, Evan (a) Welchman, 7 more by assig'mt. from Capt. Gunnell, Jno. Birch, 9 Negroes; Thomas Corr, Eliz. Davies, Eliz. -, Roman Barboe, Thomas Michell.
      1666-1679 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 6; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 2
      COLL. NATHLL. BACON, Esqr., 25 acs. Yorke Co., p. 6, 26 Oct. 1666. Granted unto Wm. Evans, decd., & now granted &c.
      1689-1695 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 8; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 396
      MAJOR LEWIS BURWELL, of Gloster Co., 1200 acs., York Co., at Kiskeyack ; E. on Kings Cr., towards Capt. John West; W. on Queens Cr; N. on the maine river called Pamunkey Riv; 26 Oct. 1694. p. 394. Late in possession of Elizabeth, late wife of Honble. Nathaniel Bacon, Esqr., dec'd.. from whom it escheated by inquisition under Edward Hill, Esqr., Esch'r. &c., 9 Dec. 1691 & a judgement of the Genrll. Ct., 26 Oct. 1693; now granted. &c. Surveyed by Col. Lawrence Smith.

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