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