Re: William C. Acton of Charles Co., MD
The English royal we Actons are descended from is Edward I, through the Corbet (sometimes spelled Corbett) line.Our Henry Acton (born 1677) was the son of Henry Acton (born 1645) and Hannah Corbet.Supposedly our descent from Edward I of England is through one of the children of his long- term mistress, Sybilla Corbet.Check FamilyTreeMaker.com User Home Pages, Kinship Report of Edward Plantagenet.That is where I ran into the information. It lists Hannah Corbett as an eleventh great-granddaughter of Edward I. This particular source does not mention Sybilla. I Cannot at the moment lay my hands on the source of that.Also, we are related to the Dukes of Brittany, descended from one of the sons of Hoel V, perhaps Guy de l'Etrange.You will fing variant spellings of this last name.