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Nathaniel Bacon Sr.

Member From: 1656 - 1660

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  • Birth Date: 1620 Birth Place:Frisson Hall, Suffolk, England
  • Death Date: March 16, 1692
  • Gender: Male Race: Caucasian
  • Spouse: Ann Bassett Smith Jones
    Elizabeth Kingsmill Tayloe
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  • Occupation/Profession: Landowner, politician
  • Additional Info Links: https://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Bacon_Nathaniel_bap_1620-1692#start_entry
  • Additional Info: 1656 Assembly - Bacon was appointed to the Council between sessions, and the appointment was confirmed in December; he probably had been a burgess in the March session.

    Christened on August 29, 1620, in the Parish of Saint Mary's, Bury Saint Edmunds, Suffolk. He was distantly related to the philosopher Francis Bacon.
  • Other Notable Service and/or Elected Offices: Member of the Council of State: 1656 - 1658; 1661 - 1692
    Bacon served as president of the Council and acting Governor on three occasions, during the absences from Virginia of Governor Francis Howard, Baron Howard of Effingham, between June and September 1684 and July and September 1687, and between Effingham's departure from the colony in March 1689 and the beginning of Lieutenant Governor Francis Nicholson's term on June 3, 1690. Bacon was also auditor of the royal revenue in Virginia from May 1675 until he resigned in favor of William Byrd (1652–1704) effective June 20, 1688. The auditor saw that money due to the Crown was collected and sent to London and in return earned a commission that yielded approximately £250 a year.
Session District District Number Party Leadership Committees
1656 York
1659 York
1660 York

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