Nicholas Hickman Ponsonby Bacon

Sir Nicholas Hickman Ponsonby Bacon, fourteenth Baronet of Redgrave, co. Suffolkand fifteenth Baronet of Mildenhall, co. Suffolk, is a prominent landowner, council member of the National Trust and the Premier Baronet of England. He was born 17 May 1953, the son of Sir Edmund Bacon, thirteenth and fourtheenth Baronet Bacon of Redgrave and Mildenhall, and was educated at EtonCollege and at OxfordUniversity.

From 1966 to 1969 Bacon served as Page of Honour to Queen Elizabeth II. He later studied at Dundee University, where he received his Master's degree, and at Gray's Inn (1978) and was called to the Bar as a barrister. In 1981 he married Susan Henrietta Dinnis, together they have four sons. In 1998 Bacon held the office of Deputy Lieutenant of Norfolk where he owns considerable landholdings and where, in 2003, he lived at Raveningham Hall. Appointed to the Prince's Council of the Duchy of Cornwall in 2005, Bacon, in 2006, became Lord Warden of the Stannaries and Chairman of the Prince's Council.

Sources:

Mosley, Charles, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, p. 209.

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