Acland was born around 1729, the son of John Acland, vicar of Broad Clyst in Devon. He died some time after 1796. He entered Balliol College, Oxford in 1747, aged 18, gained his BA in 1751, and followed his father into the Broad Clyst living. He was a member of the Devon county bench, and cousin to MPs Thomas AclandSir and John Dyke Acland.
From The Biographical Dictionary of British Economists in Oxford Reference.