Sir Edmund Bacon, 5th Baronet

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Sir Edmund Bacon, 5th Baronet (7 August 1693 – 4 October 1738)[1] was a British politician.

He was the oldest son of Sir Edmund Bacon, 4th Baronet and his first wife Philippa Bacon, daughter of Sir Edmund Bacon, 4th Baronet, of Redgrave.[2] He attended school in Beccles and Bishop Stortford before studying at Caius College, Cambridge.[3] In 1721, he succeeded his father as baronet.[4] Between 1722 and 1738, Bacon was a Member of Parliament (MP) for Thetford.[5]

On 7 November 1724, Bacon married Susan Rebow, daughter of Sir Isaac Rebow at the Chapel Royal in St James's Palace.[6] They had a daughter and two sons.[2] Bacon died at Bath, Somerset[7] and was buried at Gillingham, Norfolk, two weeks later.[6] Edmund, his only surviving son, succeeded to the baronetcy.[4]


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  2. ^ a b Debrett, John (1824). Debrett's Baronetage of England. vol. I (5th ed.). London: G. Woodfall. pp. 4–5. 
  3. ^ "Bacon, Edmund (BCN710E)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  4. ^ a b Burke, John (1832). A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire. vol. I (4th ed.). London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley. p. 65. 
  5. ^ "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, Thetford". Retrieved 10 April 2009. 
  6. ^ a b "ThePeerage - Sir Edmund Bacon, 5th Bt". Retrieved 22 January 2009. 
  7. ^ 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. 11. 
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
John Ward
Dudley North
Member of Parliament for Thetford
1722 – 1738
With: Robert Jacomb 1722-1733
Charles FitzRoy-Scudamore 1733-1738
Succeeded by
Lord Augustus Fitzroy
Charles FitzRoy-Scudamore
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Edmund Bacon
(of Mildenhall)
1721 – 1738
Succeeded by
Edmund Bacon