"First found in Suffolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times, and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D."
Motto Translated: Mediocrity is safe.
Source: House of Names -very good shop for heraldry information.
|"One place the Crispe family takes it's origin in the northern portion of France, where as early as 1027, we find they were land owners, and by occupation, horseshoe-smiths. In the Archaeological Archives at Paris can be seen a great variety of deeds, wills, abstracts and contracts that contain the name of Crispe. There is every evidence possible that they were among the active and prominent people of Northern France and they were enlisted in the French armies as early as 1016.|
Among the Crispe people there were a large number who devoted their time to horseshoeing, and this leads us to determine the derivation of the name Crispe. In the study of history, we find that the people of old were accustomed to applying the name of their trade to the individual; often the name was derived from some special trait of the person, or the peculiar place of his abode; hence, the Miller, Baker, Smith, Carpenter, Hill, Black, and Stienhouse. This agrees with the name of Crispe - in French, a "shoer". We need not seek far to ascertain why this name was applied to the family, since the earliest know kin of this name gave their attention to the making of "horseshoes". And we are thoroughly convinced of this when we examine the heraldic emblems which adorn the family escutcheon; for we find that there are emblazoned on the family shield several horseshoes."
Generation No. 1 (21)
The Information I had up for prior generations has been backed up and saved. I have removed it from this site while further research is done. For the meantime, the connection of this Captain Edmund Bacon as son of William has been proven incorrect..."son of William Bacon and grandson of Sir James Bacon (1545-1618) of Friston Hall, Suffolk, England. Other sources state that he is the son of Thomas Bacon (1615-1656), son of the Reverend James Bacon (1591-1670) and Martha Woodward whose sister, Bridget Woodward, was married to Sir Thomas Lyddall (d.1627). Sir Thomas Lyddall was the father of Col. George Lyddall." (A Thompson-Bacon Family History, Chapter 13, p. 1, The Descendants of Edmund Bacon, Norman H. Atkins, 2001). May, 2015.
21. EDMUND21 BACON was born 1641. He married ANN LYDALL.
Edmund was born in 1641, either in England, or in New Kent County VA. He married Ann Lydall in 1682. Her father, George Lydall, gave them land that would be the Bacon plantation for years. They are "said to have had four daughters...and two sons, Edmund and John, who is the only male descendant of record in New Kent County. Edmund Bacon, the second, probably died in his youth..."
"There would appear to be some question as to the ancestry of William Bacon as well as the fact of Capt. Edmund Bacon being his son. This ancestry has been accepted by a great many descendants; however, more proof would be welcome."
"It is a matter of debate where and when Edmund Bacon was born and who his parents were. Some sources say that he is the son of William Bacon and grandson of Sir James Bacon (1545-1618) of Friston Hall, Suffolk, England. Other sources state that he is the son of Thomas Bacon (1615-1656), son of the Reverend James Bacon (1591-1670) and Martha Woodward whose sister, Bridget Woodward, was married to Sir Thomas Lyddall (d.1627). Sir Thomas Lyddall was the father of Col. George Lyddall. I agree with this latter connection which would make Edmund Bacon and Ann Lyddall cousins. We know for sure that Edmund did not descend from Nathaniel Bacon, “The Rebel”, as he died leaving only daughters and was not old enough to have been Edmund’s father. Also, Col. Nathaniel Bacon, the Governor of Virginia, did not have any children. It is believed that Edmund was probably born in England; the Norfolk/Suffolk region which is the ancestral home of the Bacon families. Year of birth is also in debate as no records can be found. Most histories give him the date of 1640, 1654 or 1660. I feel 1640 is too early a date and 1660 a little too late so I accept the date of 1654. This falls in line with the death of Sir Thomas Bacon who died in 1656. Also, this would make him about equal in age to his wife Ann Lyddall. I feel they were probably married sometime about 1680/81."
1.Old New Kent County, Virginia: Some Account of the Planters, Plantations, and Places, Volume 1, P. 173-5, Dr. Malcolm Hart Harris, Genealogical Publishing Com, 2006.
2.Larry A. James, The Bacon Family: The Descendants of Capt. Edmund Bacon (1992), p. 10.
3.A Thompson-Bacon Family History, Chapter 13, p. 1, The Descendants of Edmund Bacon, Norman H. Atkins, 2001.
Child of EDMUND BACON and ANN LYDALL is:
Generation No. 22
Child of JOHN BACON and SUSANNAH PARKER is:
Generation No. 23
23. LYDALL23 BACON (JOHN22, EDMUND21) was born 1717. He married MARY GORDON.
Child of LYDALL BACON and MARY GORDON is:
Generation No. 24
Children of LUCY BACON and CHARLES ALLEN are:
i. LYDALL25 ALLEN.
Generation No. 25
Children of CHARLES ALLEN and SUSAN GARNER are:
i. JOEL26 ALLEN, b. 1786.
Generation No. 26
Child of SALLY ALLEN and JOHN CRISP is:
Generation No. 27
27. LUCY GORDAN27 CRISP (SALLY26 ALLEN, CHARLES25, LUCY24 BACON, LYDALL23, JOHN22, EDMUND21) was born December 06, 1813, and died May 03, 1897. She married ROBERT FRANKS October 27, 1831, son of NEHEMIAH FRANKS and JANE SIMMONS.
Children of LUCY CRISP and ROBERT FRANKS are:
i. CHARLES MANCIL28 FRANKS, b. February 28, 1833.
ii. SARAH JANE FRANKS, b. February 21, 1835; d. November 25, 1894.
iii. NATHANIEL DAY FRANKS, b. February 02, 1837.
iv. SUSAN MELISSA FRANKS, b. July 11, 1839.
v. PAMELA SOPHIA CAROLINA FRANKS, b. July 10, 1841.
vi. LUCY ADALINE FRANKS, b. September 01, 1843; d. December 15, 1881.
viii. SAMUEL ALLEN FRANKS, b. December 04, 1849.
Generation No. 28
28. NANCY MARGARET28 FRANKS (LUCY GORDAN27 CRISP, SALLY26 ALLEN, CHARLES25, LUCY24 BACON, LYDALL23, JOHN22, EDMUND21) was born December 04, 1849 in Laurens County, SC, and died May 23, 1916 in Clinton, SC. She married LOUIS DUVALL COMPTON March 18, 1869, son of JOHN COMPTON and MARTHA SLOAN.
More About LOUIS DUVALL COMPTON:
Fact 1: Old State Guards, Co. 2. 3rd Reg., SC
Children of NANCY FRANKS and LOUIS COMPTON are:
i. ROBERT WILLIAM29 COMPTON, b. June 21, 1870.
ii. MATTIE GORDON COMPTON, b. October 17, 1871.
iv. LAURA DALE COMPTON, b. June 07, 1876.
v. CAROLINA ELIZABETH COMPTON, b. April 13, 1877.
vi. JOHN THOMAS COMPTON, b. December 23, 1878.
vii. SAMUEL ARCHABALL COMPTON, b. December 23, 1878.
viii. LOIS ELIZA COMPTON, b. September 08, 1885.
ix. LEWIS DUVALL COMPTON , JR., b. February 16, 1888.
x. JAMES CONNER COMPTON , JR., b. June 05, 1891.
Generation No. 29
29. MARGARET ALLEN29 COMPTON (NANCY MARGARET28 FRANKS, LUCY GORDAN27 CRISP, SALLY26 ALLEN, CHARLES25, LUCY24 BACON, LYDALL23, JOHN22, EDMUND21) was born August 11, 1873, and died April 21, 1947 in Laurens County, SC. She married CHRISTOPHER LEE TEMPLETON, son of JAMES TEMPLETON and ELIZA DONNAN.
Children of MARGARET COMPTON and CHRISTOPHER TEMPLETON are:
i. ILA BELLE30 TEMPLETON, b. August 03, 1888; d. February 03, 1919, McCormick, SC; m. TILLMAN PALMER, McCormick, SC.
More About ILA BELLE TEMPLETON:
Fact 1: February 03, 1919, Buried - Buffalo Baptist Church in McCormick, SC
Cause of Death: Flu epedemic
ii. MARGARET ELIZA TEMPLETON, b. January 27, 1898, Laurens County, SC; d. July 01, 1899, Laurens County, SC.
30. iii. JOHN WARREN TEMPLETON I, b. March 06, 1902; d. January 02, 1958.
31. iv. JAMES LEE TEMPLETON, b. May 18, 1904; d. October 25, 1953, Laurens County, SC.
32. v. SARAH FRANCES TEMPLETON, b. May 21, 1906; Laurens county, SC, d. February 2005, Grenville, SC.
11. Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 5, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Feb 20, 1998, Internal Ref. #126.96.36.199053.15
15. Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 5, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Feb 5, 1998, Internal Ref. #188.8.131.52053.65
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