ACTON, Sir Walter, 2nd Bt. (c.1621-65), of Aldenham Hall, Salop.
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J.p. Salop July 1660-d., commr. for assessment Sept. 1660-d., lt. vol. horse Oct. 1660, commr. for loyal and indigent officers 1662, dep. lt. 1662-d., commr. for corporations 1662-3.2
Acton’s ancestors had held Aldenham since the 14th century, first representing the county in 1378. Although Acton’s father married the sister of the parliamentary general Thomas Mitton, he was an active Royalist. As MP for Bridgnorth, three miles from Aldenham, in the Short and Long Parliaments until disabled in 1644, he sat at Oxford, though he ‘did not vote anything’, and was rewarded for his loyalty with a