BACON, Thomas. Paddington, London 11.8.1813 — Devonshire 11.2.1892.British Colonial Officer and Artist in India. Son of sculptor John Bacon and Susannah Sophia Taylor. In 1835-38 Lieutenant with Bengal Horse Artillery stationed in Meerut. Then resigned and returned to London. Studied first law, but then took religion. He was Chaplain in Malta 1846-48, and Canon of Gibraltar 1847-48. He became Rector of Kingsworthy, near Winchester and ultimately married 1861 Harriet Sophia Prinsep (née Aubert, d. 1874), the widow of —> James Prinsep.
Publications: First Impressions and Studies from Nature in Hindostan: Embracing an Outline of the Voyage to Calcutta, and Five Years Residence in Bengal and the Doáb, from MDCCCXXXI to MDCCCXXXVI. 1-2. L. 1837.
– The Oriental Annual; containing a Series of Tales, Legends, & Historical Romances. 11+250 p. L. 1839.
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