ACTON, William (by 1513-67), of Aldenham, Salop.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1509-1558, ed. S.T. Bindoff, 1982
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Apr. 1554

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

Offices Held


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