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Acton, Charles Januarius Edward, 1803-1847

  • GB-2014-WSA-01914
  • Person
  • 1803-1847

ACTON, CHARLES JANUARIUS EDWARD, brother of Sir Ferdinand Richard Edward Dalberg-Acton, Bart. (qv); b. 6 Mar 1803; adm. 30 Sep 1813; left the same year on religious grounds, and went to a private tutor; Magdalene Coll. Cambridge, adm. fellow commoner 18 Jul 1819, matr. Lent 1820, residing to 1823; adm. Lincoln’s Inn 29 Jun 1822; entered Pontifica Accademia dei Nobili Ecclesiastici, Rome; Chamberlain to Pope Leo XII; attaché to Papal Nuncio in Paris 1828; Vice-Legate, Bologna to 1830; Secretary to Congregation for Regular Discipline; Auditor, Apostolic Chamber Jan 1837 - Jan 1842; Cardinal Priest from 24 Jan 1842, with titular church of Sta Maria della Pace; all English affairs of consequence were referred to Acton by Pope Gregory XVI and it was owing to his zeal that England was divided into eight instead of four Catholic districts in 1840; d. unm. at Naples 23 Jun 1847. DNB.

Acton, John, 1860-1896

  • GB-2014-WSA-01915
  • Person
  • 1860-1896

ACTON, JOHN, eldest son of James Acton, Southport, Lancs., and Ann, dau. of John Brown, Liverpool; b. 24 Sep 1860; adm. 4 Jun 1874; left Dec 1878; adm. solicitor Feb 1884; practised at Liverpool; d. unm. in South Africa 4 Nov 1896.

Acton, Richard, 1712-1791

  • GB-2014-WSA-01916
  • 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.

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