Sir Edward Acton, 1st Baronet

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Sir Edward Acton, II

Birthplace: Aldenham, Shropshire, England
Death: Died in Morville, Shropshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Walter Acton, Esq. and Frances Acton-Scott
Husband of Sarah Mytton
Father of Sir Walter Acton, 2nd Baronet; Thomas Acton; William Acton; Edward Acton; Reverend Thomas Acton and 3 others
Brother of Richard Acton and William Acton

Occupation: He was created 1st Baronet Acton, of Aldenham [Aldenham Hall, in Morville], Shropshire [England] on 17 January 1643/44
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About Sir Edward Acton, 1st Baronet,_1st_Baronet

Sir Edward Acton, 1st Baronet (baptised 20 July 1600 – buried 29 June 1659) was the son of Walter Acton, MP and Sheriff of Shropshire. He was created 1st Baronet Acton, of Aldenham, Aldenham Hall, in Morville, Shropshire England on 17 January 1643/44.

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.


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

Sir Walter Acton, 2nd Baronet (1621–1665)
Edward Acton (1622–1654)
Thomas Acton (1623–1677)
Frances Acton (1625–1626)
Robert Acton (1628–1654)
William Acton (1629–1659), father of Captain Edward Acton (Royal Navy officer)
Richard Acton (1633–1674)[3]
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Sir Edward Acton, 1st Baronet's Timeline

July 20, 1600
Aldenham, Shropshire, England
July 20, 1600
Age 19
Shropshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 20
Morville, Shropshire, England
January 25, 1623
Age 22
Shropshire, England, United Kingdom
April 25, 1624
Age 23
Morville, Shropshire, England
April 25, 1624
Age 23
Morville, Shropshire, England
April 2, 1629
Age 28
Aldenham Hall, Morville, Shropshire, England
April 2, 1645
Age 44
Morville, Shropshire, England