Pedigree Index

Acton of Gatacre Park

ACTON, EDWARD-FARRER, Esq. of Gatacre Park, co. Salop, J.P. and D.L., major in the Shropshire militia, b. 1805; m. 1832, Mary-Anne, youngest dau. of the Rev. Horace Suckling, rector of Barsham, Suffolk, and has issue,

I. EDWARD-WILLIAM-FREDERICK, an officer in the army, b. 1834; m. 1855. Helen-Maria, dau. of the late W.-P. Ranney, Esq. of St. John, New Brunswick, and has a dau., Helen-Beatrice
I. Mary-Henrietta, m. 1859, to George Ayton Whitaker, Esq. of Knoddishall, Suffolk.

Lineage.-THOMAS ACTON, Esq., of Gatacre Park, 2nd son of Sir Edward Acton, 1st Bart. of Aldenham, by Sarah his wife, dau. of Richard Mytton, Esq., of Halston, m. Mabell, dau. of Clement Stonor, Esq. of London, and d. in 1677, leaving a son, CLEMENT, who d. in 1726, and was father of EDWARD, of Gatacre Park, who d. in 1767, and was grandfather of EDWARD-ACTON ACTON, Esq. of Gatacre Park, who m. 1804, Frances-Elizabeth, dau. of the late Rev. John Grove Spurgeon, Rector of Clopton, by Anne, his wife, dau. of William Farrer, Esq., of Cold Brayfield, Bucks, and dying 1822, left issue, a son, the present MAJOR ACTON, of Gatacre Park, and two daus., Frances-Amelia, m. 1854, to John-James Harris, Esq. of Hayne, Devon, and Emily-Jane.

Arms-Gu., two lions passant, arg., between nine cross-crosslets, fitch�e, or.
Crest-Within a torse, a human leg and thigh in armour, ouped, and dropping blood, all ppr.
Seat-Gatacre Park, Bridgnorth.

Transcribed from A genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, by Sir Bernard Burke, Ulster King of Arms, fourth edition, 1862;
a.k.a. Burke's Landed Gentry, 1862