Edward Acton

RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service9.1691ODNB
MotherMary ActonODNB
Last Known Service2.5.1707ODNB
Date of Death1.5.1707ODNB
Cause of DeathKilled in actionODNB

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
9.16911692Diamond (46), VolunteerODNB
22.2.1691/92 Action of 1692-02-22 
1693 LieutenantODNB
5.16937.10.1694Advice (42), LieutenantODNB
7.10.1694 Captain ADM 6/3/44ADM 6/3
7.10.16941697Advice (42), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/3/44ADM 6/3
11.1697 Suspended for alleged victualling irregularities.ODNB
11.1.1699/0 ReinstatedODNB
11.1.1699/02.1700Dolphin (24), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
27.3.170016.2.1700/1Dolphin (24), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/6/29ADM 6/6
17.2.1700/125.5.1701Lyme (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/6/56ADM 6/6
26.5.170115.12.1703Bristol (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/6/99BWAS-1603
8.1.1703/412.12.1704Kingston (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/8/40BWAS-1714
21.7.170423.7.1704Capture of Gibraltar 
13.8.1704 Battle of Malaga 
13.12.17047.1.1705/6Bedford (70), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/8/118BWAS-1714
1.1705 Court martialed for withdrawing from the line at the Battle of Malaga after his ship ran out of ammunition. He was acquitted.ODNB
7.1.1705/61.5.1707Grafton (70), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/9/29
Commission confirmed 29.11.1706
1.5.1707 Action off Brighthelmstone 


ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM 6/3ADM 6/3 Commission and Warrant Book 1694/5 Jan.-1696 25 May Archive
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/6ADM 6/6 Commission and Warrent Book 1699 2 June-1702 26 Jan Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
TRN2The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book

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Posted by Alan Acton Brooke on Thursday 6th of September 2018 07:44

Re: Edward Acton (?-1707)
Father: William Acton (1629-1659)
Mother: Mary Acton (nee Weaver) (?-1715)
Grandfather: Sir Edward Acton (1600-1659)

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