Re: James Acland 1799-1876
Thanks for the possible connection, but I believe not this time. But a partial family tree would be welcome. I will in turn send what I have.
My James Acland was born in London and moved to Bristol during 1827. He made this town his home for only a few years, moving to Hull around the summer of 1831; (just before the Bristol riots.) During his stay in Bristol he regularly printed and published his 'Bristolian' newspaper. This was an early radical paper full of alleged misdemeanours of local magistrates and public servants. For some articles in these pubications he was imprisoned for libel. During the time most Bristolians knew of his existance through his newspaper, which had a circulation of 10000 a week at its peak. After a failed attempt to form 'The Bristolian Bread Association' and yet another term of imprisonment for libel againt one of its committee members, he moved to the north-east of England to once again continue in his radical ways.
My research has not shown any connection with any other Acland's living in the Bristol area of that time; but, of course there may alway be some dark skeleton that still has to be uncovered!It has been said that 'all Ac(k)land's are related!!
I am at the early stages of make up a 'James Acland' web site which will give a potted history of this ancestor. If, in the meantime you feel the need for more information, it may be best to contact me by email at NAcland@nationwideisp.net