Sir Edward Acton, 1st Baronet

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Sir Edward Acton, 1st Baronet (baptised 20 July 1600 – buried 29 June 1659) was the son of Walter Acton, MP and Sheriff of Shropshire.[1][dead link] 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.[2]


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


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