Burke’s American Families with British Ancestry

Source: Sir John Bernard Burke, Burke’s American Families with British Ancestry, offprint of pages 2529-3022 of the 16th edition of Burke’s Landed Gentry (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1975).

[page 2544]

BACON formerly OF HELMINGHAM

CLEVELAND FREDERICK BACON, of New York, […]

Lineage. — JOHN BACON, m. Helena, dau. of Sir George TILLOT. and was father of

EDMUND BACON, of Drinkstone, Co. Suffolk, m. Elizabeth CROFTS, of the family of that name for long settled at Saxham, co. Suffolk, and was father of

JOHN BACON, who m. Elizabeth COCKFIELD, and had issue,

1. Robert, father of Sir Nicholas BACON, and grandfather of Francis BACON, Viscount St. Albans, Lord Keeper, and Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain.

2. THOMAS, of whom we treat

The younger son,

THOMAS BACON, of Helmingham, Norfolk, whose will was pr. 27 Feb. 1535, had a son,

JOHN BACON, (will pr. 11 Mar. 1557), who had issue by Margaret his wife, five sons and two daus.  The third son,

MICHAEL BACON, m. at Helrningham, 1565, Elizabeth WYLIE, and d. (will pr. 20 April, 1615), leaving issue, four sons and three daus. The youngest son,

MICHAEL BACON, of Winston, Suffolk, arrived at Dedham, Massachusetts in 1633, where he was one of the signatories of the Dedham  agreement. Returning to England he settled finally in Dedham in 1640, b. 1579; d. 1648, leaving issue, by Alice, his wife,

JOHN BACON, of Dedham, Mass., freeman 1647, Surveyor and Commissioner 1662, served in King Philip̓s War 1676, m. 1657, Rebecca HALL, and d. 1683. His son,

THOMAS BACON, representative of the Massachusetts General Court, b. 167[?]; m. Hannah FALES, and d. 1749. His son,

JOHN BACON, of Wrentham, b. 1710; d. 1806, having had by Mary, his wife,

DANIEL BACON […]

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PIERCE formerly OF STEPNEY

Lineage. — THOMAS PIERCE, of Stepney, the Founder of this family in America, left England in 1634, and settled in Charlestown, Mass., b. 1583; m. Elizabeth, and d. 7 Oct 1666, leaving issue,

THOMAS PIERCE, of Woburn, Mass., b. 1608; m. 6 May, 1635, Elizabeth, dau. of Ryse COLE, and d. 6 Nov. 1683, leaving issue, a son,

JOHN PIERCE, of Woburn, b. 7 Mar. 1643; m. 5 July, 1663, Deborah, daughter of James CONVERS, of Woburn, and d. 1720, leaving a son,

JOSIAH PIERCE, of Woburn, b. 10 June, 1691; m. Hannah, dau. of Jonathan THOMPSON, of Woburn, and by her had issue,

JOSIAH PIERCE, of Woburn, b. 30 Mar. 1720; m. 15 Jan. 1756, Ruth SIMONDS, widow of Benjamin THOMPSON, and mother by her first husband of Sir Benjamin THOMPSON, Count Rumford, and d. 18 Aug. 1799, leaving issue,

JOSIAH PIERCE, of Baldwin, Maine, b. 27 Aug. 1756; m. in Mar. 1787, Phebe, dau. of Daniel THOMPSON, of Woburn, and d. 23 Jan. 1830 […]

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