Sir John Acland, 1st Baronet

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Sir John Acland, 1st Baronet. Portrait c.1644 by Robert Walker (1599-1658), collection of National Trust, Killerton House
Arms of Acland: Chequy argent and sable, a fesse gules

Sir John Acland, 1st Baronet (c. 1591 – 24 August 1647) was the son of Sir Arthur Acland (d.1610) of Acland in the parish of Landkey, Devon, by his wife Eleanor Mallet. John was, through his father, a great-great-grandson of Arthur Plantagenet, 1st Viscount Lisle.[1]

Succession[edit]

He was created Baronet of Columb John, in the County of Devon on 24 June 1644. On his death in 1647 he was succeeded in the baronetcy by his eldest son. He was buried at Stoke D'Abernon, Surrey.

Career[edit]

He was High Sheriff of Devon in 1641. On 19 July 1642, before the start of the Civil War, he was appointed by King Charles I as one of 28 Commissioners of Array for Devon.[2][3] He fought in the Civil War as a Royalist, holding out a garrison at Columb John after all others had surrendered to Parliament.

Family[edit]

In about 1635 he married his step-sister Elizabeth Vincent, daughter of Sir Francis Vincent, 1st Baronet by his first wife Sarah Paulet. By her he had issue:[4]

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ John's grandfather Hugh Acland (d.1622) married Margaret Monke, a daughter of Frances Plantagenet, whose father was Viscount Lisle (Vivian, Lt.Col. J.L., (Ed.) The Visitation of the County of Devon: Comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564 & 1620, Exeter, 1895, pp. 4, pedigree of Acland & p.569 pedigree of Monk of Potheridge)
  2. ^ http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1660-1690/member/acland-sir-hugh-1639-1714
  3. ^ Andriette, Eugene A., Devon and Exeter in the Civil War, Newton Abbot, 1971, p.56
  4. ^ Vivian, Lt.Col. J.L., (Ed.) The Visitation of the County of Devon: Comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564 & 1620, Exeter, 1895, p. 4, pedigree of Acland.
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
(new creation)
Baronet Acland
(of Columb John)
1644–1647
Succeeded by
Francis Acland