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Family
Marriage: Children:
  1. Elizabeth Bacon: Birth: BET 1670 AND 1676 in Curles Neck, Charles City Co., VA. Death: in (died young)

  2. Mary Bacon: Birth: BET 1670 AND 1676 in Curles Neck, Charles City Co., VA. Death: in England


Family
Marriage: Children:
  1. Thomas Jarvis: Birth: AFT 1676.


Sources
1. Title:   William & Mary Quarterly
Page:   October 1897, page 7
Publication:   Location: Virginia State Library; Richmond, VA;
2. Title:   Henry Duke, HIs Descendants & Connections
Page:   page 11
Author:   Walter Garland Duke
Publication:   Name: 1949, The Dietz Press, Richmond, VA (Copy #101); Location: Brenda Reed's personal library;
3. Title:   Henry Duke, HIs Descendants & Connections
Page:   p 11
Author:   Walter Garland Duke
Publication:   Name: 1949, The Dietz Press, Richmond, VA (Copy #101); Location: Brenda Reed's personal library;

Notes
a. Note:   ELIZABETH DUKE was the daughter of SIR EDWARD DUKE, Bart., of Benhall Lodge, Suffolk County, England. She married in 1670 NATHANIEL BACON who was born 2 January 1647 and died 23 October 1676. He was the son of THOMAS BACON of Friston Hall, Suffolk, and his wife, daughter of SIR ROBERT BROOKE, Knight. In 1674 ELIZABETH & her husband removed from England to Virginia and settled at Curle's Neck, Charles City County, on the north bank of the James River about twenty miles east of Richmond. ELIZABETH DUKE wrote to her sister in England of her husband, NATHANIEL BACON: "The county does so really love him that they would not leave him alone anywhere."
  After Bacon's death in 1676, ELIZABETH married secondly, CAPTAIN THOMAS JARVIS, a ship owner. Elizabeth Duke Bacon and Captain Thomas Jarvis brought suit to obtain her portion of the estate of her late father, Sir Edward Duke, who in his will had provided a legacy of 2,000 pounds sterling for her, "but, if she marry Bacon, void." The suit was decided against her and the Lord Chancellor stated in his opinion that "such an example of presumptuous disobedience highly merited such a punishment, she being only prohibited to marry one man, by name, and nothing in the whole fair Garden of Eden would serve her turn but this forbidden fruit." (Virginia Carolorum, page 392; Story of Virginia's First Century, Stanard, p 261). Later, however, her brother, SIR JOHN DUKE, made a settlement with her.



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