BACON, Edmund (?c.1570-1649), of Redgrave, Suff.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

b. ?c.1570, 1st s. of Nicholas Bacon of Redgrave by Anne, da. and h. of Edmund Butts of Thornage, Norf. educ. Corpus, Camb. 1584; G. Inn 1586. m. Philippa (d.1626), da. and event. coh. of Edward, 1st Baron Wotton of Marley, by his 1st w. Hester, da. and coh. of Sir William Puckering, s.p. suc. fa. as 2nd Bt. Nov. 1624. Kntd. prob. by Apr. 1614, certainly by July 1624.

Offices Held

J.p.q. Suff. from c.1592; col. for musters 1627-38; dep. lt. Suff. temp. Chas. I.


The date of Bacon’s birth given in the Baronetage, 1570, seems late considering that his parents were married in 1562, though it agrees well enough with his education. His first parliamentary seat, for the nearby borough of Eye, was obtained through local famil