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Acton, Richard, 1712-1791

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  • Person
  • 1712-1791

ACTON, SIR RICHARD, BART., son of Sir Whitmore Acton, Bart. MP, and Elizabeth, dau. of Matthew Gibbon, Westcliffe, Kent; b. 1 Jan 1711/2; adm. Mar 1722/3; in school list 1727/8; Emmanuel Coll. Cambridge, adm. fellow commoner 15 Mar 1728/9; succ. father as 5th baronet 8 Jan 1731/2; adm. Inner Temple 23 Dec 1732; of Aldenham Hall, Shropshire; contested Bridgnorth 1734 and 1741; High Sheriff of Shropshire 16 Jan 1751; later a Roman Catholic convert; m. 21 Sep 1744 Lady Anne Grey, sister of Harry Grey, 4th Earl of Stamford (qv); d. 20 Nov 1791.

Acton-Bond, Brandon Edward, 1914-2004

  • GB-2014-WSA-01917
  • Person
  • 1914-2004

Acton-Bond, Brandon Edward, son of Acton Acton-Bond, prof. of elocution, and Evangeline Susanna, d. of Edward Tame of Maplestead, Essex; b. 2 June 1914; adm. Jan. 1928 (H); left Dec. 1931; LRAM (elocution) 1934; teacher Acton-Bond Sch. of Drama; later BBC producer; RAFVR 1941-5 (Flight-Lieut.), despatches 14 June 1945; m. Jocelyn Elizabeth, d. of Charles Atkinson Williamson CBE, of New Zealand; d. 26 Apr. 2004.

Acworth, Thomas, d. 1719

  • GB-2014-WSA-01918
  • Person
  • d. 1719

ACWORTH, THOMAS, son of William Acworth, Storekeeper at Woolwich Dockyard, and his first wife Avice, dau. of Thomas Cole, Woodbridge Ufford [check county]; b.; adm. 1656; Min. Can. (aged 15) 1658; Magdalen Hall, Oxford, matr. 8 Dec 1658; migrated to Christ Church, Oxford, adm. commoner 28 Mar 1661, Canoneer Student 4 July 1661-83 (void), tutor 1663-72, Junior Censor 1670, Senior Censor 1671; BA 1662; MA 1665; BD 1683; ordained; Curate, Sunningwell, Berks.; Vicar of Pyrton, Oxfordshire Mar 1681/2-1702, and of Shirburn, Oxfordshire; deprived as non-juror 1702; m. 1st, Susan, dau. of Rev. Francis Gooddiar, Rector of Courteenhall, Northants.; m. 2nd, Mary Sudwell; d. 12 Oct 1719.

Adair, Robert, 1763-1855

  • GB-2014-WSA-01919
  • Person
  • 1763-1855

ADAIR, SIR ROBERT, only son of Robert Adair, Stratford Place, Marylebone, London, Serjeant-Surgeon to George III and Surgeon-Gen. to the Forces, and Lady Caroline Keppel, sister of George Keppel, 3rd Earl of Albemarle (qv); b. 24 May 1763; adm. 7 Jul 1773; left 1778; Göttingen Univ; adm. Lincoln’s Inn 16 Feb 1780, called to bar 27 Apr 1785; MP Appleby 18 Jun 1799-1802, Camelford 1802-12; Minister Plenipotentiary to Austria 7 May 1806-8 and to Turkey 5 Jul 1808, Ambassador Extraordinary Apr 1809-10; on special mission to Belgium 3 Aug 1831-5, and Prussia 28 Jul 1835-6; Privy Councillor 23 Jul 1828; GCB 3 Aug 1831; a consistent Whig and intimate friend of Charles James Fox; author, Historical Memoir of a Mission to the Court of Vienna in 1806, with a selection of dispatches, 1844, and other works; m. 27 Jul 1805 Gabrielle Angélique, dau. of Charles Joseph, Marquis de L’Escuyer, Seigneur de Hagnicourt, Maréchal de Camp in the French army; d. 3 Oct 1855. DNB.

Adair, Robert, fl. 1780s

  • GB-2014-WSA-01920
  • Person
  • fl. 1780s

ADAIR, ROBERT, natural son of Robert Adair, Serjeant-Surgeon to George III and Surgeon-Gen. to the Forces, and Mrs Mary Fenwick; b.; adm.; EICS Bengal; Senior Merchant 1770; present at OW dinner at Calcutta 1783 (Memoirs of William Hickey, iii, 245-6, not otherwise evidenced as a OW); still in India 1789; living in England 1802. [If he was at the School, he is unlikely to have been at school under Nicoll, for he is not in Nicoll’s admission book : he might have been at school under Markham, but was he at the School at all?]

Adam, Walter, 1792-?

  • GB-2014-WSA-01921
  • Person
  • 1792-?

ADAM, WALTER, son of Alexander Adam LLD, Rector of Edinburgh High School and writer on Roman history, and his second wife Jane, dau. of --- Cosser, Collector of Excise, Edinburgh; b. 6 Jan 1792 (IGI); adm. Sep 1806; left 1807; Edinburgh Univ. 1813-6; MD (Ed) 1816; LRCP (Lond) 1818; FRCP (Ed) 1819; living in Edinburgh when a signatory of Play Protest 1847 (still in Edinburgh directory 1855, not 1858); author, The Osteological Symmetry of the Camel, 1832.

Adams, ---, fl. 1655

  • GB-2014-WSA-01922
  • Person
  • fl. 1655

ADAMS, ---; b.; adm. 27 Apr 1655 (boarder); in school lists 1656.

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