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Friston Parish

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Friston.

The lordship and advowson of this parish were vested in the Prior and Convent of Snape; and since purchased by Sir Henry Johnson, Knt., who built Friston Hall, and resided there. It afterwards passed to Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Stratford, who married Anne, daughter and heiress of the said Sir H. Johnson; and continued in that house until the death of Frederick Thomas Wentworth, 3rd Earl of Strafford, in 1799, when the Earldom became extinct. It has since been vested in the house of Howard, of Stoke Poges, in Buckinghamshire.

The Bacons, of this parish, were a distinguished branch of the great house of Bacon, and derived in lineal descent, from James Bacon, Alderman and Sheriff of London; third son of Robert Bacon, of Drinkstone, in this county, and Isabel his wife, daughter of John Cage, of Pakenham, in the some county; and younger brother of Sir Nicholas Bacon, the Lord Keeper. He deceased in 1573.

Sir James Bacon, Knt., of Friston, was eldest son of the above James Bacon, Esq. Ho married the daughter and heiress of Francis Bacon, Esq. (a younger son of Bacon, of Hessett); and was succeeded by his son, Nathaniel Bacon, Esq., of this parish; who married Anne, daughter of Sir Thomas le Gross, Knt., of Sloley, in Norfolk, by Elizabeth his wife, daughter of Sir Charles Cornwallis, of Broome, in this county.

Mr. Bacon left issue two daughters, namely, Elizabeth, married to Nathaniel, second son of Sir Nathaniel Barnardiston, Knt., and Anne, who died unmarried; also a son and successor, Thomas Bacon, Esq., who married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Robert Brook, of Yoxford, in this county.

He was succeeded by his son, Nathaniel Bacon, Esq., of Friston; who left at his decease, an only daughter and heiress, Mary Bacon, who married Hugh Chamberlen,1 Esq., M.D., of Alderton, and Hinton Hall, in Suffolk; and left three daughters and co-heirs.

CHARITIES. In 1802, the Rev. John Lambert bequeathed to this parish 200; the interest thereof to be distributed, at Christmas, to poor housekeepers, that do not receive pay of the parish. This is invested in stock, 3 per cent, consols; and the dividends distributed in equal sums, as directed.


1. Dr. Chamberlen was a physician of London, of great eminence about the Court, as Physician to Queen Anne.

 

 

County of Suffolk

Topographical and Genealogical, The County of Suffolk, 1844, Augustine Page

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