Acton families in Lancashire UK 1700 - Present Day
I've posted here before, a few months back, this is just a refresher. Looking for descendents of William Acton and Martha Farringdon (married in St Peter's, Bolton 21/5/1760) William and Martha lived in Blackrod, Lancashire and spawned a generation of Actons in the region for centuries to come.
If anyone knows how William came to be in the area (we think he may have come from Ireland to work on the canals as an engineer, not sure) and anything more about his family, it would be interesting to hear from you. We think he had four or five children, one of whom may have been my gx4 grandfather Thomas Acton (born c.1775) The family lived in the Blackrod/Aspull area for over two centuries.
Anyone who thinks they might have more information, or wants more info conversely, please post here or get in touch via e-mail.
In hope and optimism,
Josh Rose Acton.