Sir Edward Acton, 1st Baronet

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Sir Edward Acton, 1st Baronet (baptised 20 July 1600 – buried 29 June 1659) was an English MP for Bridgnorth and High Sheriff of Shropshire,[1] who supported Royalist cause during the English Civil War.


He was born the son of Sir Walter Acton of Aldenham Park, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire and created 1st Baronet Acton on 17 January 1644.[2]

Sir Edward was a Royalist during the English Civil War and fought at the Battle of Edgehill and the Siege of Bridgnorth.

Sir Edward was MP for Bridgnorth during the Long and Short Parliaments and also sat in King Charles I's Parliament at Oxford.[3]


He married Sarah Mytton, sister of the parliamentarian general Thomas Mytton, and they had the following children:


  1. ^ "Acton, of Aldenham, co. Shropshire (E Baronet, 1643/4)". Archived from the original on 17 June 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Julian calendar with the start of year adjusted to 1 January (see Old Style and New Style dates)
  3. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "p165.htm". The Peerage. [unreliable source]
  4. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "p. 165 § 1641". The Peerage. [unreliable source]


  • Leigh Rayment's list of baronets
  • Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Member of Parliament for Bridgnorth
with Thomas Whitmore
Title next held by
Robert Clive
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
New Creation
Baronet of Aldenham
Succeeded by
Sir Walter Acton
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