William Acton (died 1744)

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William Acton (died 1744) was an English politician, elected MP for Suffolk in 1722 and 1729.

William Acton was born at Bramford, Suffolk, the son of John Acton. He was educated at Clare College, Cambridge. He was elected MP for Orford in 1722 and 1729, and was High Sheriff of Suffolk in 1739.

He died without heirs in 1744, and left £100 towards building the chapel of Clare College.[1] He is buried in St Peters church, Baylham, Suffolk.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Acton, William (ACTN700W)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Sir Edward Duke
Dudley North
Member of Parliament for Orford
17221727
With: Dudley North
Succeeded by
Dudley North
Price Devereux
Preceded by
Price Devereux
Dudley North
Member of Parliament for Orford
1729 – 1734
With: Dudley North to 1730
Sir Robert Kemp from 1730
Succeeded by
Richard Powys
Lewis Barlow