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Reginald Bacon
(-After 1261)
Conan de Moulton
Richard Bacon
(Abt 1221-)
Alice Moulton
(Abt 1224-)
Sir Henry Bacon Knight
(Abt 1264-)


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Sir Henry Bacon Knight

  • Born: Abt 1264, Letheringsete, Norfolk, England
  • Marriage: Unknown

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 1381
Note II - The word Thorp is Saxon for Village. Becuns-Thorp means Beach-tree Village ; and in such a one the remained son of Grimbaldus1 undoubtedly located, and was known by his place of resident as Ralph2 de Bacons-Thorp. The early monumental brasses of the family have effigies under trees, and evident allusion to the origin of the name. Roger3 de Bacon, son of Ralph2 was father of Robert4, who assumed the name of Bacon; and to make his identity clear, during the change of patronymic, was styled Robert4 Fitz Roger. He was a person of great power and cousin of Jeffrey Ridel Bishop of Ely in 1174. He was the father of Reginald5, who was father of Richard6, how having five sons, one of them, the fifth son, Sir Henry7 Bacon of Letheringsete, a justice itinerant, or Circuit Judge, would seem by the affix to his name to be inpossession of the estate of his distant cousin Peter6 de Leteringsete.

Note III- Playfair gives the line of descent from George3 as follows: Roger4, Robert5, Reginald6 Richard7, Reginald8, Richard9, Sir Henry10, Sir Henry11 who married Margaret Ludham, Sir Roger12 whose daughter Beatrix13 was the wife of Sir William Thorp.

"The Bacons of Virginia," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 37, pp. 196-197

• Background Information. 1175
Bacon Pedigree given in The Baronetage of England, Volume I by Rev. William Betham, p.14

, the founder of the Letheringset church
Richard married to Alice Moulton
Sir Herny Kt.
Sir Henry married to Margaret Ludham
Roger married to Felicia Kirton
Three Daughters

• Background Information. 1055
Sir Roger Bacon, was a cammander in the wars during the time of Edward II & Edward III. He was the son of Sir Henry Bacon, son of another Sir Henry, a judge itinerant during the time of Henry III, and lineally descended from Grimbaldus, the first of this family in England.

~Collins's The English Baronetage, Volume I, p. 2

• Background Information. 1229
Ralph, second son of Grimbald, who had also an interest in Letheringsete, had a son, Roger, father of Robert, who assumed the name of Bacon, and is sometimes called Robert Fitz Roger, a person of great power, and cousin of Jeff. Ridel Bishop of Ely; he was father of Reginald Bacon, who confirmed to Simon Fitz Simon the homage of Richard. At church, the of Laringsete, his sons and heirs, 12 acres of land and 3s. rent, in the 27th of Henry III. and held the eighth part of a fee of the Earl of Clare, and presented to a moiety of this church. The pedigree of the Bacons says he was father of Richard Bacon, who by Alice, daughter of Conan, son of Elias de Moulton had 5 sons; 1st Sir Robert Bacon, 2d Roger, called Doctor Mirabilis, 3d Sir Stephen, 4th Bartholomew, a justice in Eyre, and the 5th Sir Henry Bacon of Letheringset, justice itinerant.

~An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk, Volume IX, pp. 411-712

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