George Mackenzie Bacon and Walter Charles Bacon

Jennifer Billington

George Mackenzie Bacon (1835-1883) Son of George Peter and Hannah Bacon. He and his younger brother, Walter Charles are listed on the 1841 Census aged 5 and 4 with their Grandfather, Richard Mackenzie Bacon, ‘Printer’, and his second wife Margaret, in the village of Costessey, Norfolk. He went on  after medical school to become a specialist in psychiatric medicine at Fulbourn Hospital, Cambridge. The new hospital unit is named after him.

Walter Charles Bacon (1836-1883)  In 1851 he is listed in London, aged 14 as ‘apprentice to shoemaker’. In 1861 he is listed , aged 24 as ‘colonial broker’. By 1881 he lives in ‘The Albany’,  and is a ‘Chemical merchant’ and Head of household, with 2 servants and an office in the City of London. His estate at his death amounted to ‘£25,367. 4s 4d’. Quite a contrasting career, compared to that of his brother. Both brothers appear to have been bachelors, and died in the same year.

The quatrefoil window at the top shows the Greek symbol ‘Omega’ meaning ‘The Ending’ or final part.

Left panel shows St Luke, holding a book and an olive branch.

Text: ‘To live is Christ’ (Philippians 1)

Lower panel shows an angel holding a seamless shirt or robe (an ‘Instrument of the Passion’)

Right panel shows St Paul, holding a book and a staff.

Text:  ‘To die is gain’ (Philippians 1)

Lower panel shows an angel holding a sponge on a spear (an ‘Instrument of the Passion’)

 

 

 

This page was added on 29/11/2016.

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