Sir Edmund Bacon, 6th Baronet

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Sir Edmund Bacon, 6th Baronet (c. 1686 – 30 April 1755)[1] was a British politician.

Life[edit]

Edmund Bacon was the oldest son of Sir Robert Bacon, 5th Baronet and Elizabeth Chandler, daughter of Daniel Chandler.[2] He was educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge.[3] Bacon succeeded his father as baronet in 1704.[1] In 1710, he stood as Member of Parliament (MP) for Thetford, a seat he held until 1713.[4] He then represented Norfolk from 1713 until 1715, and again from 1728 until 1741.[5]

On 27 November 1712, Bacon married Mary Kemp, daughter of Sir Robert Kemp, 3rd Baronet at Ubbeston in Suffolk.[6] They had four daughters, but no sons and so with his death the baronetcy devolved to a descendant of Sir Butts Bacon, 1st Baronet, of Mildenhall, third son of Sir Nicholas Bacon, 1st Baronet, of Redgrave, thus uniting both creations.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Leigh Rayment - Baronetage". Retrieved 25 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "ThePeerage - Sir Edmund Bacon, 5th Bt". Retrieved 22 January 2009. 
  3. ^ "Bacon, Edmund (BCN697E)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  4. ^ "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, Thetford". Retrieved 25 March 2009. 
  5. ^ "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, Norfolk". Retrieved 25 March 2009. 
  6. ^ a b Debrett, John (1824). Debrett's Baronetage of England. vol. I (fifth ed.). London: G. Woodfall. pp. 4–5. 
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Hanmer
Dudley North
Member of Parliament for Thetford
17101713
With: Dudley North
Succeeded by
Sir William Barker
Dudley North
Preceded by
Sir John Wodehouse
Sir Jacob Astley
Member of Parliament for Norfolk
17131715
With: Sir Jacob Astley
Succeeded by
Thomas de Grey
Sir Jacob Astley
Preceded by
Sir John Hobart
Sir Thomas Coke
Member of Parliament for Norfolk
1728 – 1741
With: Harbord Harbord 1728–1734
William Wodehouse 1734–1737
Armine Wodehouse 1737–1741
Succeeded by
Armine Wodehouse
Viscount Coke
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Edmund Bacon
Baronet
(of Redgrave)
1704 – 1755
Succeeded by
Richard Bacon