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Edward Acton


NationalityBritish 
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
9.16911692
Diamond (46) 1652-1693
British 46 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Volunteer
ODNB
22.2.1691/92 Action of 1692-02-22 
1693 LieutenantODNB
5.16937.10.1694
Advice (42) 1650-1698
British 42 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Lieutenant
ODNB
7.10.1694 CaptainADM 6/3
8.10.169422.11.1697
Advice (42) 1650-1698
British 42 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/3/44
Issued by
Sir William BeestonBritish
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1671-1702
, Jamaica
Confirmed 4.4.1695
ADM 6/3
11.1697 Suspended for alleged victualling irregularities.ODNB
11.1.1699/1700 ReinstatedODNB
11.1.1699/17005.3.1699/1700
Dolphin (24) 1690-1709
British 24 Gun
5th Rate Fireship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 107/1/266
BWAS-1603
27.3.170016.2.1700/1
Dolphin (24) 1690-1709
British 24 Gun
5th Rate Fireship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/6/29
ADM 6/6
17.2.1700/125.5.1701
Lyme (32) 1695-1720
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/6/56
ADM 6/6
26.5.170115.12.1703
Bristol (50) 1693-1709
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/6/99
BWAS-1603
8.1.1703/412.12.1704
Kingston (60) 1697-1716
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/8/40
BWAS-1714
21.7.170423.7.1704Capture of Gibraltar 
13.8.1704 Battle of Malaga 
13.12.17047.1.1705/6
Bedford (70) 1698-1736
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/8/118
BWAS-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
7.1.1705/61.5.1707
Grafton (70) 1700-1707
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/9/29
Confirmed 29.11.1706
TRN2
1.5.1707 Action off Brighthelmstone 


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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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