Sir Edward Acton, 3rd Baronet

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Sir Edward Acton, 3rd Baronet (c. 1650 – 28 September 1716) was the son of Sir Walter Acton, 2nd Baronet, he succeeded to the baronetage upon the death of his father.[1] He was Tory Member of Parliament for Bridgnorth from 1689 until 1705, and was a barrister, being a member of the Inner Temple.

He held the office of High Sheriff of Shropshire from 1684 to 1685. He held the office of Recorder of Bridgnorth in 1701.[2]


He married Mary Walter, and they 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. 
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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