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 and Frances Acton, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire. He was created 1st Baronet Acton of Aldenham (Aldenham Hall, in Morville), Shropshire on 17 January 1643 (1644?).[2] [3]

He married Sarah Mytton, daughter of Richard Mytton and Margaret Owen, in 1624.[3]

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 twice, first one from April 1640 to May 1640, the second one between November 1640 and 5 February 1644 during the Long and Short Parliaments and also sat in King Charles I's Parliament at Oxford.[4][5]

He died c. June 1659 and was buried on 29 June 1659.[3][5] [6]


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

The heirs to the title

  • Sir Edward Acton, 1st Baronet, MP for Bridgnorth 1640 an 1640-1644 (1600-1659)
  • Sir Walter Acton, 2d Baronet, MP for Bndgnorth 1660 (1620-1655)
  • Sir Edward Acton, 3d Baronet, MP for Bridgnorth 1689-1705 (1650-1716)
  • Sir Whitmore Acton, 4th Baronet, MP for Bndgnorth 1710-1713 (1678-1732)
  • Sir Richard Acton, 5th Baronet (1712-1791)
  • Sir John Francis Edward Acton, 6th Baronet (1736*1811)[9]


  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. ^ a b c d Mosley, Charles, editor. "Burke's Peerage and Baronetage", 106th edition, 2 volumes. Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 1999.
  4. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "p165.htm". The Peerage. [unreliable source]
  5. ^ a b Cokayne, George Edward, editor. The Complete Baronetage. 5 volumes. no date (c. 1900). Reprint, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 1983.
  6. ^ / Sir Edward Acton, 1st Bt. Retrieved on 10 Mar 2018
  7. ^ a b c Brooke, Alan. "Re: Brooke Family." E-mail message to Darryl Roger LUNDY (101053). 6 August 2009.
  8. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "p. 165 § 1641". The Peerage. [unreliable source]
  9. ^ "Roots Across England: A Family History", chapter 20


  • Leigh Rayment's list of baronets
  • Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs
  • Johnson, David (2008). "20". Roots Across England: A Family History. Saland Publishing, Great Britain. ISBN 9781906392239. 
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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