ACTON, William (c.1684-1744), of Bramford Hall, Suff.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1722 - 1727
31 Jan. 1729 - 1734

Family and Education

b. c.1684, 2nd s. of John Acton of Bramford Hall by either 1st w. Isabel, da. of J. Buxton, or 2nd w. Elizabeth, da. and h. of J. Lamb. educ. Clare, Camb. 1701. ?unm. suc. e. bro. John 1704.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Suff. 1739-40.


Acton was descended from a wealthy Ipswich clothier, who bought the manor of Baylham, including Bramford, in 1626. A Tory, he voted consistently against the Government, did not stand again, and died 23 Jan. 1744.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick