Hoping to contact any Actons or related families who either live or descend from those who lived in Haughton Le Spring, County Durham.
I recently connected this family to the Actons of Aldenham, the Actons of Houghton descend from:
William John Acton, Colliery Fireman above ground, -born 22 August 1867 -baptised at St Mary’s, Rotherhithe 1 May 1868 -married first at St Aidan’s, South Shields, County Durham 25 July 1894 Mary Ann Clark Meldrum (born at Dundee 1868; died at South Shields 1897), daughter of George Meldrum and his wife Elizabeth Clark.
William John Acton, married second at the Register Office, South Shields 25 June 1898 Isabella Priestley (born at Kimblesworth, County Durham 1877), daughter of Thomas Priestley and his wife Eleanor Cain, and died at Houghton, County Durham 1935. William John Acton and Isabella Priestley had 7 children (4 boys; 3 girls) all of whom had children of their own.
William John Acton was the illegitimate son of William Henry Acton and Catherine Clark (who married first a Mr. Hardman). Catherine was the daughter of James Clark.
William Henry Acton and Catherine Clark were subsequently married at Christ Church, Rotherhithe 29 November 1870.