Sir Richard Acton, 5th Baronet

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Sir Richard Acton, 5th Baronet (1 January 1712 – 20 November 1791) was an English baronet.


The son of Sir Whitmore Acton, 4th Bt., he succeeded to the baronetcy upon the death of his father.

He held the office of High Sheriff of Shropshire from 1751 to 1752.[1] He is buried at Acton, Shropshire.[2]

As he had no surviving male issue, the title went to his distant cousin, Sir John Acton.


He married Lady Anne Grey, daughter of Harry Grey, 3rd Earl of Stamford on 21 September 1744, and they had the following children:

  • Elizabeth Acton (1745-1802), married Philip Langdale, of Houghton, Yorkshire. No issue.
  • Frances Acton (1749–1762)


Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Whitmore Acton
of Aldenham

Succeeded by
John Acton