Bacon, Thomas

Bacon, Thomas one of the early Episcopal ministers of America, was born in the Isle of Man about 1700, and was ordained deacon and priest 1744. He had previously been engaged in civil pursuits, and in 1737 published, by order of the chief commissioners and governors of the revenue of the kingdom, a volume entitled a "Complete System of Revenue in England." In 1745 he came to Maryland, and became pastor of the English church at Oxford, Talbot county. Here he labored faithfully both for whites and colored, and published in 1750 Four Sermons on the Duties of Masters (London, 12mo). They were republished in 1817 by the Rev. Dr. Meade (late bishop of Virginia), who, however, left out the title-page, the very valuable preface, and some other portions, in one place to the amount of six pages, and this, too, without a hint of any such omissions. In 1758 he was transferred to All Saints', Frederick county, a parish worth about £1000 per annum. In 1765 he published a Collection of the Laws of Maryland (1000 pp. fol.). He died May 24, 1768. — Sprague, Annals, v. 120; Am. Quar. Church Review, Oct. 1865.

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