Men-at-the-Bar/Bacon, James

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Bacon, (Hon.) Sir James (knighted 14 Jan., 1871), Vice-Chancellor 2 July, 1870, a justice of the High Court of Justice (chancery division) since 1875, under-secretary and secretary of causes to the master of the rolls 1859, a commissioner in bankruptcy for London 1868–9, chief judge in bankruptcy 1869–83, a student of Gray's Inn 4 April, 1822, called to the bar there 16 May, 1827, a member of Lincoln's Inn 3 Oct., 1833, admitted a barrister ad eundem 8 May, 1845, Q.C. 1846, a bencher of Lincoln's Inn 2 Nov., 1846, treasurer 1869 (eldest son of James Bacon, of Clerkenwell, Esq.); born 11 Feb., 1798; married 23 April, 1827, Laura Frances, dau. of William Cook, Esq., of Clayhill, Middlesex; she died , 1859, leaving issue.

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