ACTON, William (by 1513-67), of Aldenham, Salop.
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Family and Education
b. by 1513, s. of Thomas Acton of Aldenham by Elizabeth, da. of one Dryland. m. by 1534, Cecily, da. of Richard Cresset of Upton Cressett, 6s. 6da. suc. fa. by Feb. 1538.1
There is some obscurity about the succession of William Acton to his family’s lands, which constituted one of the largest estates west of Bridgnorth. The succession was disputed, and