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Acton, Sir John Francis Edward, sixth baronet (1736-1811), naval officer and administrator in the Neapolitan service

Stuart Reid

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/76

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Acton, Sir John Francis Edward, sixth baronet (1736-1811), naval officer and administrator in the Neapolitan service, descended from the Actons of Aldenham Hall, Shropshire, was born in Besançon, Franche Comté, France, in 1736 (baptized 3 June). His father, Dr Edward Acton (1709-1775), had settled there and married a local girl, ...

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