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date: 26 February 2021

Acton, Edwardlocked

(d. 1707)
  • J. K. Laughton
  • , revised by Peter Le Fevre


Acton, Edward (d. 1707), naval officer, was the son of Mary Acton, and was related to the Acton family of Shropshire. He entered the navy as a volunteer on the Diamond in September 1691, was lieutenant on the Advice in May 1693, and succeeded as captain on 7 October 1694 following his predecessor's death. The ship was docked in ...

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