Ackton

ACKTON, a township, in the parish of Featherstone, Lower division of the wapentake of Agbrigg, W. riding of York, 3½ miles (W.) from Pontefract; containing 76 inhabitants. This place, called also Aikton, a probable corruption of Oak Town, from the number of oak-trees growing in its vicinity, comprises by computation 1090 acres of land. Aikton Hall belonged to Langdale Sunderland, Esq., of Halifax, who raised a troop of horse for Charles's service, and was at the battle of Marston Moor: Cromwell fined him £878.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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