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Sir Nathaniel Bacon; ? 1546-1622; politician, magistrate, Sheriff of Norfolk; Stiffkey, Norfolk

  • GB/153/NM/101
  • Person
  • ? 1546-1622

Second son of Lord Keeper Sir Nicholas Bacon and first wife Jane, daughter of Thomas Ferneley. Had two brothers Nicholas and Edward and two half-brothers Anthony and Francis, sons of Sir Nicholas and second wife Anne, daughter of Sir Anthony Cooke. In 1569 married Anne, illegitimate daughter of Sir Thomas Gresham and Mistress Dutton. Children: Anne, Winifred and Elizabeth and two sons who died in infancy. Wife Anne died in 1595. Married in 1597 second wife Dorothy, daughter of Sir Arthur Hopton. Educated at Trinity College, Cambridge and Gray's Inn, London. He lived at Norwich from 1569, Cockthorpe from 1573 and Stiffkey Hall, from 1578. He was JP in Norfolk from 1574, MP successively for Tavistock (Devon), 1571-1572, Norfolk, 1584, 1593 and 1604, and Lynn, 1597. Sheriff of Norfolk, 1599 and another unknown year, knighted, 1604. Puritan and close connections through his family with leading figures at Court.
For an attempt to re-create his archive, see the Norfolk Record Society volumes of 'The Papers of Nathaniel Bacon of Stiffkey'.

Everard family; fl 1699-1856; King's Lynn, Norfolk

  • GB/153/NM/10546
  • Family
  • fl 1699-1856

The Everard family came from Middleton in Norfolk. They were brewers and merchants in King's Lynn in the eighteenth century, dealing mainly in wine, grain, fish and timber. By the nineteenth century they had become bankers with interests in a range of commercial undertakings. Confusingly, four successive generations of the family were called Edward. Edward Everard I (c 1699-1769) married Mary, daughter of Benjamin Holley, alderman and brewer of King's Lynn, in 1734. His son, Edward II (1739-1819) married in 1760 Mary Barsham, sister of his partner, Samuel Browne, merchant of King's Lynn. His son, Edward III (c 1761-1829) married Dorothy Elsden in 1789, and Sarah Sellen Ellington in 1817. His son Edward IV (c 1794-1764) married Anna Theodora St John in 1822: his only surviving child, Mary Georgina, married Major Thomas Hutton in 1856. The businesses were wound up before the death of Edward Everard IV, the bank being taken over by Messrs Gurney.

R. Roberts (Norwich) Limited; 1926-1981; boot and shoe manufacturer; Norwich, Norfolk

  • GB/153/NM/10680
  • Corporate body
  • 1926-1981

The firm was established by Robert Roberts in 1926 in a factory on Fisher's Lane, off Pottergate, Norwich. Robert was later joined by his sons Cecil and Leslie.
In 1974 Start-rite bought out all of the firm's issued share capital, although Robert Roberts continued to manage the factory for a while The factory closed in 1981 and the 100 workers were transferred to Start-rite's Cromer Road factory.
The former Roberts' factory still stands and has been converted into dwellings.

Francis Allen; 1852-1926; engineer; Cockley Cley Hall, Cockley Cley, Norfolk

  • GB/153/NM/11687
  • Person
  • 1852-1926

Born Stoke Newington. Son of Stafford Allen the Quaker, abolitionist and philanthropist. Worked in Egypt with Allen Alderson and Company and the Khedevial Mail Steamship and Graving Dock Company Limited at Alexandria and Suez. Died at Cockley Cley Hall.

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