'Acton01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Acton of Aldenham, Acton of Gatacre Park, Acton of Longnor

William of Acton Burnell (a 1341)
1. John de Acton
2. Edward Acton of Aldenham, Sheriff of Salop (a 1383)
  Visitation identifies Edward's wife as Elianor, dau of Sir Fulke le Strange (brother of Hamon le Strange) and sister of Jane who married John Carles of Albrighton. TCP (Strange or Lestrange of Blackmere) identifies her as ...
  m. Elianor le Strange (dau of Fulk le Strange, 3rd Lord of Blackmere)
  A. Walter Acton of Longnor
  m. _ Stepleton
  i. William Acton of Longnor
  m. ?? Sprenchose (dau of Sir Fulke Sprenchose)
  a. Thomas Acton of Longnor (a 1458)
  m. Joane Downe (dau of Thomas Downe or Downton)
  (1) Thomas Acton of Longnor
(2) John Acton of Aldenham
  m. Bennet Knight (dau of Roger Knight of Shrewsbury)
  Visitation indicates that it may have been a Robert rather than John who was father of ...
  (A) Thomas Acton of Aldenham
  m. Elizabeth Dryland
  (i) Griffith Acton of Longnor (dsp)
(ii) William Acton 'of Aldenham'
  m. Cicely Cressett (dau of Richard Cressett of Upton Cressett)
  (a) Robert Acton of Aldenham
  m. Brigitt Dutton (dau of Robert Dutton of Dutton)
  ((1)) Walter Acton of Aldenham (a 1630) - continued below
  m. Frances Acton (dau of Edward Acton of Acton Scott)
  ((2)) Richard Acton of Dunuall (a 1623)
  m. Margaret Lister (dau of Michael Lister of Rowton)
  ((A))+ issue (a 1623) - Walter (b c1615), Edward, Bridgitt, ELizabeth, Mary, Sara, Martha
  ((3)) Frances Acton (dsp)
  (b) Richard Acton of London
m. _ Cock
  ((1)) William Acton
  (c) Francis Acton (6th son)
  m. Bridgitt Powis
  (d) Mary Acton
  m. _ Etton of Thornton
  (e) Elizabeth Acton
  m. Adam Dodington of Detton
  (f) Jane (Joan) Acton
  m. Thomas Woseley (Ouseley)
  (g) Dorothy Acton
  m. John Jonnes or Joanes
  (h) Ann Acton
  m. John Stringer
  (i) Frances Acton
  m. John Bilmesley
  (j)+ other issue - Thomas (vicar of Helmares), Rowland, John (priest)



Walter Acton of Aldenham (a 1630) - continued above
m. Frances Acton (dau of Edward Acton of Acton Scott)
1. Sir Edward Acton, 1st Bart of Aldenham Hall (bpt 20.07.1600, d 1659)
  m. (1644) Sarah Mytton (d 30.09.1677, dau of Richard Mytton of Halston)
  A. Sir Walter Acton, 2nd Bart of Aldenham (b c1621, d 1665)
  m. Catherine Cresset (dau of Richard Cresset of Cound)
i. Sir Edward Acton, 3rd Bart of Aldenham (d 28.09.1716)
  m. Mary Walter
  a. Sir Whitmore Acton, 4th Bart of Aldenham (b c1665, d 08.01.1731-2)
  m. Elizabeth Gibbon (dau of Matthew Gibbon)
  (1) Sir Richard Acton, 5th Bart of Aldenham (b 01.01.1711-2, d 20.11.1791)
  m. (1744) Anne Grey (dau of Henry Grey, 3rd Earl of Stamford)
  (A) Francis Acton (dvp unm 1762)
  (B) Elizabeth Acton (dsp)
  m. Philip Langdale of Houghton and Sancton
  (2) Elizabeth Acton (bur 23.11.1799)
  m. Robert Barnston (b 1715, d 1783)
  (3) daughter
  (4) Mary Acton
  m. Rev. Samuel Wanley
b. Edward Acton (dsp)
  c. John Acton (vicar of Clun)
  The following is supported by BLG1886 (Acton of Acton Scott).
  m. Beatrix Fleming (sister of Richard Fleming of Sibdon and Shadwell)
  (1) Edward Acton of Acton Scott (bur 26.07.1775)
  m. Anne Gregory (dau of William Gregory of Woolthorpe)
  (A) Theresa Susannah Acton
  m. (21.04.1773) John Stackhouse of Pendarves (bpt 15.03.1741, d 22.11.1819)
  Their youngest son inherited Acton Scott and assumed the name Acton.
  d. Sarah Acton probably of this generation
  m. Thomas Childe of the Birch, Kinlet
ii. Walter Acton of London (d 11.03.1718)
  m. (1678) Catherine Pocklington (dau of Oliver Pocklington)
  a. Edward Acton of London (d 1728)
  m. Katherine Stevenson (dau of John Stevenson)
  (1) Edward Acton of Besancon, Burgundy (b 11.06.1709)
  m. Catherine de Gray (dau of Francis Loijs de Gray of Burgundy)
  (A) Sir John Francis Edward Acton, 6th Bart of Aldenham (bpt 03.06.1736, d 12.08.1811, Prime Minister of Naples) had issue
  m. (1799) Mary Anne Acton (d 15.03.1873, dau of Gen. Joseph Edward Acton) @@ below
  (B) Joseph Edward Acton, Governor of Gaeta (b 1737, d 12.08.1830, Lt. General)
  m. Eleanora (dau of Countess Berg de Trips of Dusseldorf)
  (i) Charles Acton (b 1786, d 21.10.1863, Commodore) had issue
  m. (12.04.1817) Zoe (d 1854, dau of Count D'Albon)
(ii) Henry Acton (captain) had issue
  m. (02.09.1817) Charlotte Clugston (dau of Dr. _ Clugston of Bombay)
  (iii) Francis Acton (b 23.07.1796, d 1865) had issue
  m. (02.12.1820) Esther Fagan (dau of Robert Fagan)
  (iv) Mary Anne Acton (d 15.03.1873)
  m. (1799) Sir John Francis Acton, 6th Bart (bpt 03.06.1736, d 12.08.1811) @@ above
  (v) Isabella Acton
  m. (1812) Henry, Baron Dachenhausen
  (C)+ other issue - Philip Edward (b 1740, dsp 02.04.1820), Susanna Catherine
(2) John Acton (Commodore)
  (3) Katherine Acton
  m. John Darrell of Richmond
  iii. Richard Acton of London
  m1. Anne Llewellyn
  m2. Hester (widow of Mathew Gibbon)
Unsure by which wife were ...
  a. Catherine Acton probably of this generation
  m. Edward Gibbon (b 1666, d 1736)
  b. daughter
  iv. Robert Acton of Stepney (5th son) had issue
  m. Hester Coleman (dau of Francis Coleman)
  v. Thomas Acton of London
  m. Anne Witherington of Morpeth
  a. Thomas Acton (d unm)
  vi. Sarah Acton
  m. Thomas Gatacre of Gatacre (b 1641, d 1707)
  vii. Elizabeth Acton
m1. John Betkin
  m2. Peter Crouch
  viii. Catherine Acton
  m1. Robert Thomas (Captain)
  m2. Thomas Evans of London
  ix.+ other issue - William (d unm), Frances (d unm 1733)
  B. Thomas Acton 'of Morvall' of Gatacre Park (d 1677)
  m. (10.12.1661) Mabel Stonor (dau of Clement Stonor of London)
  The following comes from BLG1886 (Acton of Gatacre Park).
i. Clement Acton (d 1726)
  a. Edward Acton of Gatacre Park (d 1767)
  (1) ?? Acton
  (A) Edward Acton of Gatacre Park (d 1822) had issue
  BLG1886 ('Farrer of Brayfield)' identifies Edward as 'Edward Acton Acton' so it is possible that he was grandson of the earlier Edward through his mother rather than his father.
  m. (1804) Frances Elizabeth Spurgeon (b c1784, d 02.03.1879, dau of Rev. John Grove Spurgeon by Anne Farrer)
  ii. Rachel Acton (d 1706) probably of this generation
  m. John Eyton (rector of Eyton, vicar of Wellington)
  C. William Acton
  m. Mary Weaver (dau of Arthur Weaver of Salop)
  i. Jane Acton
  m. Walter Moseley of Mere (d 1712)
  D. Richard Acton (RN)
  m. Lydia Pearson
  i. Lydia Acton
  m. John Darling of Covent Garden

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : Visitation (Shropshire, 1623, Aldenham)
(2) For lower section : BP1934 (Acton)
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