Sir Edmund Bacon, 4th Baronet

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Sir Edmund Bacon, 4th Baronet (6 April 1672 – 10 July 1721)[1] was an English politician.

He was the oldest son of Sir Henry Bacon, 3rd Baronet and his wife Sarah Castleton, daughter of Sir John Castleton, 2nd Baronet.[2] In 1686, he succeeded his father as baronet.[3] He studied at St John's College, Cambridge.[4] Between 1700 and 1708, Bacon represented Orford[5] and sat as Member of Parliament (MP) in both the Parliaments of England and Great Britain.

On 25 December 1688, he married Philippa Bacon, daughter of his cousin Sir Edmund Bacon, 4th Baronet, of Redgrave at Redgrave, Suffolk.[6] Philippa died in 1710 and Bacon married again Mary Castell, daughter of John Castell at Raveningham on 16 April 1713.[6] He had five sons and two daughters by his first wife and two sons and two daughters by his second wife.[6] A week after his death, Bacon was buried at Gillingham, Norfolk.[2] He was succeeded in the baronetcy successively by his three sons Edmund, Henry and Richard.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Leigh Rayment - Baronetage". Retrieved 28 March 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "ThePeerage - Sir Edmund Bacon, 4th Bt". Retrieved 22 January 2009. 
  3. ^ Kimber, Edward (1771). Richard Johnson, ed. The Baronetage of England: Containing a Genealogical and Historical Account of All the English Baronets. vol. I. London: Thomas Wotton. p. 8. 
  4. ^ "Bacon, Edmund (BCN687SE)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  5. ^ "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, Orford". Retrieved 28 March 2009. 
  6. ^ a b c Debrett, John (1824). Debrett's Baronetage of England. vol. I (fifth ed.). London: G. Woodfall. p. 4. 
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Charles Hedges
Sir Thomas Felton
Member of Parliament for Orford
1700 – 1707
With: William Johnson 1700–1701
Sir Edward Turnor 1701–1707
Succeeded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Parliament of England
Member of Parliament for Orford
With: Sir Edward Turnor
Succeeded by
Clement Corrance
Sir Edward Turnor
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Henry Bacon
(of Mildenhall)
1686 – 1721
Succeeded by
Edmund Bacon