I'm looking to take the line back further. My father has a cousin who reckons the Actons came over from County Mayo in Ireland. So far I can get them back to Thomas Acton (born circa 1775 - died April 1852; Blackrod, Lancs) who was married twice, to Mary Coulson (or Collison) in 1803, and to Nancy Bean in 1815. I think that Thomas's father was called William Acton (possibly married to a Martha >?<) and he had a sister named Fanny (or Phanny) born around 1780. Searching for descendants of Fanny or anyone who can go back beyond William Acton.
In return I have extensive records of the descendants of Thomas Acton in the Blackrod/Wigan area, from 1800 to present day.