ACLAND, John (c.1674-1703), of Woodleigh, Devon

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690-1715, ed. D. Hayton, E. Cruickshanks, S. Handley, 2002
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1702 - May 1703

Family and Education

b. c.1674, 1st s. of Sir Hugh Acland, 1st and 5th Bt.†, of Killerton, Devon by Anne, da. of Sir Thomas Daniel of Beswick Hall, Yorks.  educ. Exeter, Oxf. matric. 12 May 1692, aged 17.  m. 24 Mar. 1696, Elizabeth, da. of Richard Acland of Barnstaple, Devon and sis. of Richard Acland*, 5s. (1 d.v.p.) 1da.1

Offices Held


Acland was the son of a Tory baronet who had represented Barnstaple in the first Exclusion Parliament and Tiverton in the Parliament of James II. He was returned unopposed for Callington in 1702 on the interest of his kinsmen the Rolles, but made no significant contribution to the 1702–3 session. On 30 Oct. 1704 he was classed as a probable supporter of the Tack, but he had in fact died v.p. the previous year. He was buried at Broad Clyst 20 May 1703, aged 28, and was succeeded by his eldest son, Hugh†.2

Ref Volumes: 1690-1715

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. Vivian, Vis. Devon, 5.
  • 2. Ibid.