John Lyon-Dalberg-Acton, 3rd Baron Acton

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John Emerich Henry Lyon-Dalberg-Acton, 3rd Baron Acton CMG MBE TD (15 December 1907 – 23 January 1989), was a British Peer. The son of The 2nd Baron Acton, he succeeded to the barony upon the death of his father.

Honours[edit]

In December 1945, Acton was appointed to the Military Division of the Order of the British Empire as a Member.[1] In February 1947, he was appointed to be a Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Salop[2] but resigned his commission in November the same year because he stopped living in the county.[3] In the 1964 New Year Honours, Acton was appointed to the Order of St Michael and St George as a Companion.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Acton was a devout Catholic.[5] He was a founder and president of the multiracial National Club in Salisbury, Rhodesia.

Family[edit]

He married Daphne Strutt (d. 2003), daughter of The 4th Baron Rayleigh, on 25 November 1931. The couple had eleven children:

  • The Honourable Pelline Margot Lyon-Dalberg-Acton (b. 24 December 1932)
  • The Honourable Charlotte Lyon-Dalberg-Acton (1934–1935)
  • The Honourable Catherine Lyon-Dalberg-Acton (b. 30 December 1939)
  • Richard Lyon-Dalberg-Acton, 4th Baron Acton (b. 30 July 1941 — d. 10 October 2010)
  • The Honourable Reverend Canon Dr John Charles Lyon-Dalberg-Acton (b. 26 January 1943 — d. 25 December 2016)
  • The Honourable Robert Peter Lyon-Dalberg-Acton (b. 23 June 1946)
  • The Honourable Jill Mary Joan Lyon-Dalberg-Acton (b. 15 June 1947)
  • Professor The Honourable Edward David Joseph Lyon-Dalberg-Acton (b. 4 February 1949)
  • The Honourable Peter Hedley Lyon-Dalberg-Acton (b. 27 March 1950)
  • The Honourable Mary Anne Lyon-Dalberg-Acton (b. 30 March 1951)
  • The Honourable Jane Lyon-Dalberg-Acton (b. 25 January 1954)

Styles of address[edit]

  • 1907–1919: The Hon. John Dalberg-Acton
  • 1919–1924: The Hon. John Lyon-Dalberg-Acton
  • 1924–1945: The Rt Hon. The Lord Acton[a]
  • 1945–1947: The Rt Hon. The Lord Acton MBE
  • 1947: The Rt Hon. The Lord Acton MBE DL[b]
  • 1947–1964: The Rt Hon. The Lord Acton MBE
  • 1964–1989: The Rt Hon. The Lord Acton CMG MBE
  1. ^ Although The Lord Acton was a baronet, by custom the post-nominal of "Bt" is omitted, as Peers of the Realm do not list subsidiary hereditary titles.
  2. ^ Although The Lord Acton was made a Deputy Lieutenant in February 1947, he resigned his commission in November the same year because he stopped living in the county.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No. 37386". The London Gazette (Supplement). 11 December 1945. p. 6060. 
  2. ^ "No. 37887". The London Gazette. 21 February 1947. p. 884. 
  3. ^ "No. 38138". The London Gazette. 2 December 1947. p. 5714. 
  4. ^ "No. 43207". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 1963. p. 51. 
  5. ^ Wood, J. R. T. (2012-08-02). A Matter of Weeks rather than Months: The Impasse between Harold Wilson and Ian Smith Sanctions, Aborted Settlements and War 1965-1969. Trafford Publishing. p. 131. ISBN 9781466934108. 
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Richard Lyon-Dalberg-Acton
Baron Acton
1924–1989
Succeeded by
Richard Lyon-Dalberg-Acton