Sir Edward Acton, 3rd Baronet

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Aldenham Park

Sir Edward Acton, 3rd Baronet (c. 1650 – 28 September 1716) was a British MP.

He was born the son of Sir Walter Acton, 2nd Baronet and succeeded to the baronetcy and Aldenham Park near Brdgnorth on the death of his father in 1665.[1]

He was educated at Queen’s College, Oxford, where he was awarded MA in 1667 and entered the Inner Temple in 1670 to study law. He became a barrister and Tory Member of Parliament for Bridgnorth from 1689 until 1705. [2] He commenced the rebuilding of Aldenham Park in the late 17th century.

He held the office of High Sheriff of Shropshire for 1684–85 and was appointed Recorder of Bridgnorth in 1701.[3]


He died in 1716. He had married heiress Mary Walter, and with her had the following children:

  • Sir Whitmore Acton, 4th Bt. (1678 – January 1732)
  • Mary Acton (born 1678)
  • Edward Acton (1681–1741)
  • John Acton (born bef. 1716)
  • Sarah Acton
  • Elizabeth Acton
  • Frances Acton (died 29 October 1718)
  • Catherine Acton


  1. ^ "Acton, of Aldenham, co. Shropshire (E Baronet, 1643/4)". Cracroft's Peerage. Heraldic Media Limited. Archived from the original on 30 June 2013. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "ACTON, Sir Edward, 3rd Bt. (c.1650-1716), of Aldenham Hall, nr. Bridgnorth, Salop.". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 3 August 2016. 
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Parliament of England
Preceded by
William Whitmore
Roger Pope
Member of Parliament for Bridgnorth
with Humphrey Briggs

Succeeded by
William Whitmore
Humphrey Briggs
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Sir Walter Acton
(of Aldenham)
Succeeded by
Sir Whitmore Acton