Mary Bacon

1703–June 1727 (Age 24)
Hinckley, Leicestershire, England

The Life of Mary

When Mary Bacon was born in 1703, her father, William Bacon, was 23 and her mother, Sarah Wyatt, was 22. She married Benjamin Woodcock on 16 December 1724, in Hinckley, Leicestershire, England. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died in June 1727, at the age of 24, and was buried in Hinckley, Leicestershire, England.

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Benjamin Woodcock
Mary Bacon
Marriage: 16 December 1724
Robert Woodcock

Spouse and Children

    Benjamin Woodcock



16 December 1724
Hinckley, Leicestershire, England


Parents and Siblings

    William Bacon


    Sarah Wyatt




World Events (1)

1720 · South Sea Bubble

Age 17

The South Sea Bubble Bill was passed by the House of Lords in 1720. This allowed the South Sea company to monopolize trade with South America. The company underwrote the English National Debt which promised 5% interest from the government. As shares rose exponentially, many companies were created and many fortunes were made. The stocks crashed and many people lost their money which caused them to become destitute overnight and suicide was common. Robert Walpole took charge of the South Sea Bubble Financial Crisis by dividing the national debt between the Bank of England, the Treasury, and the Sinking Fund.

Name Meaning

1 English and French: metonymic occupational name for a preparer and seller of cured pork, from Middle English, Old French bacun, bacon ‘bacon’ (a word of Germanic origin, akin to Back 1).2 English and French: from the Germanic personal name Bac(c)o, Bahho, from the root bag- ‘to fight’. The name was relatively common among the Normans in the form Bacus, of which the oblique case was Bacon.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Woodcock, "England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991"
  • Mary Baton, "England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991"
  • Mary in entry for Robert Woodcock, "England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991"

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